Russia Trans-Siberian: Moscow to Irkutsk & Optional Extension to Vladivostok - Moscow - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with either a 10-night journey from Moscow to Irkutsk or a 16-night trip from Moscow to Vladivostok.
  • Stay in a variety of charming hotels, and climb onboard a Trans-Siberian train for an epic holiday experience in a cosy Shared Cabin.
  • From the breathtaking vistas of Lake Baikal and UNESCO site of Kazan, to the awe-inspiring landscapes of beautiful Krasnoyarsk, this unique offer is sure to astound and leave guests with life-long memories!

Your Destinations

The Trans-Siberian, built at the end of the 19th century by order of Tsar Alexander III, in order to conquer the great spaces and rich lands of Siberia, today connects the capital Moscow with the main cities of Siberia and the Far East, travelling through nearly 10,000 kilometres and crossing 8 time zones.

You will have the opportunity to visit Kazan, Moscow, Irkutsk and Ekaterimburgo, discover the region of Lake Baikal and with the optional extension, see Ulan-Udé & Vladivostok at the end of the route. The journey takes place on passenger trains: the train stops fairly regularly, every 4 hours, sometimes for a few minutes and other times for 30 minutes. During longer stops you will have the opportunity to get off, take a breath of fresh air, stretch your legs and explore!

Our Offers

Offer 1: 10-Night Trans-Siberian Journey from Moscow to Irkutsk

Offer 2: 16-Night Trans-Siberian Journey from Moscow to Vladivostok 

Your Itineraries In Brief

10-Night Journey from Moscow to Irkutsk 
Day 1: Arrival into Moscow 
Day 2: Kazan
Day 3: Kazan
Day 4: Yekaterinburg
Day 5: Yekaterinburg
Day 6: Aboard the Trans-Siberian
Day 7: Krasnoyarsk 
Day 8: Krasnoyarsk 
Day 9: Irkutsk 
Day 10: Irkutsk 
Day 11: Departure from Irkutsk

16-Night Journey from Moscow to Vladivostok
Day 1: Arrival into Moscow  
Day 2: Kazan
Day 3: Kazan
Day 4: Yekaterinburg
Day 5: Yekaterinburg
Day 6: Aboard the Trans-Siberian
Day 7: Krasnoyarsk 
Day 8: Krasnoyarsk 
Day 9: Irkutsk 
Day 10: Irkutsk 
Day 11: Irkutsk - Ulan-Ude
Day 12: Ulan-Ude
Day 13: Aboard the Trans-Siberian
Day 14: Khabarovsk
Day 15: Khabarovsk
Day 16: Vladivostok
Day 17: Departure from Vladivostok

Your Itineraries

Travelling in the luxury of the Imperial Russia train, visiting many of the largest historical and cultural centres of the vast Russian Empire, is an incredible way to journey through the heart of Russia. One of the most famous railways in the world, the Trans-Siberian Railway is thousands of kilometres long, running from the shores of the Baltic Sea to the shores of the Pacific Ocean, with an important junction to the Trans-Mongolian Railway.

11-Night Itinerary from Moscow to Irkutsk

Day 1: Arrival into Moscow  
Upon arrival into Moscow, you will be transferred to the train station.

Day 2. Moscow
Breakfast. Check-out from the hotel. City Sightseeing Tour of Moscow. Doing this tour, you’ve got an excellent opportunity to learn the history of the Russian capital and see the most impressive sights of great historic and cultural value. The Red Square, one of the most spacious squares of the world, famous for Lenin’s Mausoleum and St. Basil Cathedral, and dominated by the grand Kremlin walls of red brick. You will have a chance to see the glanderous tower buildings symbolic of the Soviet Moscow, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior that was demolished and then reconstructed as a symbol of the Russian faith. After that we will visit the Moscow Subway (Metro) which spans almost the entire Russian capital. It is one of the world’s most heavily used metro systems. It is well known for the ornate design of many of its stations, which contain beautiful examples of socialist realist art. Lunch.  Lunch at local restaurant. Evening transfer to the train station. Night train to Kazan (the train № 024М, 23:08-10:43 or similar).

Day 3: Kazan
After your comfortable night on the over night train, you will arrive into Kazan – the ancient capital of the Tartars, located on the banks of the Volga River, capital of the Republic of Tatarstan. During the excursion to the city, you will visit the most interesting and ancient sightseeing in Kazan: Old-Tatar Sloboda, the Kaban Lake with its picturesque views, merchant houses, the old mosque of XVIII century. You will hear legends and stories of Tatar people, walk along the old Kazan and visit the monastery, where the miraculous Kazan Icon of the Mother of God is kept.

Enjoy lunch in one of the city restaurants with master class “Secrets of Tatar Cuisine”. After this, take a walking excursion to Kazan Kremlin, which will not leave anyone indifferent. Kazan Kremlin is a UNESCO world heritage site which walls united two religions – Moslem (Legendary Kuhl Sharif Mosque) and Orthodox (Annunciation Cathedral). You will get to touch the walls of Suyumbike falling tower before being transferred to your hotel.
Day 4: Kazan
Following breakfast, you will take an excursion to the city island Sviyazhsk which will include lunch. On the way to the island you will see the Temple of all Religions. The history of the city began on May 24, in 1551, when Ivan the Terrible decided to build on the island a wooden fortress. It took only four weeks. Sviyazhsk became a base supporting Russian troops in the war against the Kazan Khanate. The island has unique historical and cultural monuments, such as Assumption Monastery of the Blessed Virgin, Sviazhsky Cathedral, John the Baptist Monastery which has the Trinity Church on its territory - the only remaining building from wooden Sviyazhsk. Through many centuries Sviyazhsk has been remaining a Russian Orthodox shrine. After this excursion you will be transferred to the train station. Form here, you will take the train to Yekaterinburg (the train is No 378 20:08-12:22 or similar).

Day 5: Yekaterinburg
After your night onboard the train, you will arrive into Yekaterinburg. This is a city of great importance of the Russian Federation, located on the east-side the Ural mountains, which serve as a natural border. It was named after the wife of Tsar Peter the Great, Yekaterina, who later became empress Catherine I. Yekaterinburg became an industrial center of the country. After the Russian revolution in 1917 the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra and their children were executed by the Bolsheviks in the Ipatiev House in the city. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant and then you will be transferred to the hotel. During the sightseeing tour you’ll see the neoclassic buildings of the town and the Obelisk which marks the Europe-Asia border.
Day 6: Yekaterinburg
After breakfast at the hotel, you will check out and continue your exploration. You’ll carry on your tour of the city with the visit to the Geological Museum with its amazing collection of the meteorites; “Ganina Yama”  - the place where the bodies of the members  of the last Russian royal family were thrown after the assassination; the Presidential Center Boris Yeltsin and the panoramic view from the Vysotsky building. You can then enjoy lunch before having some free time to buy some snacks and drinks for the train trip. You will then be transferred to the train station for your overnight train to your next location (the train is No 056, 21:41-19:48 or similar).

Day 7: Aboard the Trans-Siberian
Today you will spend the day aboard the train. Breakfast and lunch will not be included but you will have the opportunity to enjoy enjoy meals at your own leisure. 

Day 8: Krasnoyarsk 
Upon arrival to Krasnoyarsk, you will visit the Natural Reserve “Stolby”. You will enjoy the panoramic views and guides’ stories about the Natural Reserve, which is an amazing site to visit in Krasnoyarsk. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the reserve or in the restaurant. Later in the afternoon, you'll continue driving down the forest road until you reach the observation point called “Tsar Fish”. Afterwards, you will take a stop on the quay in Divnogorsk, near the Krasnoyarsk hydroelectric power station, which is the second largest hydro power station in Russia. In the evening, check in and enjoy a night in the hotel.
Day 9: Krasnoyarsk 
Following breakfast, you will take the morning city tour of Krasnoyarsk, including Mira square with its outstanding views of Yenissey River, the monument to Andrew Dubenskoy, and Karaulnaya hill from where you can see the whole city spreading in front of your eyes. You will also visit Paraskeva Pyatnitsa chapel and walk along the old streets, before you are transferred to the train station for your onward train journey to Irkutsk (the planned train is No 070, 14:41-10:43 or similar).

Day 10: Irkutsk 
After your evening journey, you will arrive into Irkutsk. You will proceed with a city sightseeing tour where you’ll be taken to see the historical centre, the monument to the discoverers of Siberia, the church of the Apparition of the Virgin, the main street of Irkutsk, and the monument to the Tsar Alexander III, before taking a walk along the quay of the Angara River. Lunch will then be at a local restaurant. Following this, you will continue with a visit to the tourist district of wooden houses before being transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay and free evening to yourself. 

Day 11: Irkutsk 
After breakfast, you will take a tour to the village Listvianka which is located on the shore of Lake Baikal about 70 km from Irkutsk. On your way you’ll visit the open-air museum of wooden architecture. You will arrive in Listvianka in time for lunch (including Baikal fish). During the sightseeing tour through the village, you’ll visit the Chaman-stone, the place where the Angara River is born; you’ll then take the chairlift to the viewpoint; visit the museum of Lake Baikal and the souvenir and fish market. After this, return to Irkutsk for your overnight stay in Irkutsk.

Day 12: Departure from Irkutsk
Following breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.

17-Night Itinerary from Moscow to Vladivostok

Day 1 - 11: Follow 11-Night itinerary
On these days, you will follow the same itinerary as the 10-night tour. 

Day 12: Irkutsk - Ulan-Ude
In the morning, following your stay in Irkutsk, you will be transferred to the train station for the train to Ulan-Ude. This is the most beautiful part of the Trans-Siberian route that goes around Baikal Lake (the planned train is No2 or No8). Upon arrival to Ulan-Ude, you will meet with the local guide at the train station. Following this, you will embark on a half-day tour to the village of Old Believers that is called Tarbagatai, where you will have a lunch with the locals. You will then be transferred to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 13: Ulan-Ude
Following breakfast at the hotel, you will enjoy a panoramic tour of Ulan-Ude and visit to Ivolginsky Datsan (the Buddhist temple located 23 km from the city). Following this, take lunch at the local restaurant, which will be followed by a transfer to the train station for your train to Khabarovsk (the planned train is No2 or No8). You will spend the night on board on the train, journeying to your next destination. 
Day 14: Aboard the Trans-Siberian
Today you will spend the day aboard the train. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to admire the beauty of the nature that passes you by. Overnight on the train. 

Day 15: Khabarovsk
After a long journey by train, you will arrive into Khabarovsk. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for your overnight stay and free time at leisure. 

Day 16: Khabarovsk
After breakfast at the hotel, you will take a morning sightseeing tour of the city during which you will see Muravyov-Amursky Street (the main street of the city), Lenin Square, Komsomolskaya Square, the Dormition Cathedral, the Khabarovsk Park named after Muravyov-Amursky and the Square of Gloria with the view towards the river Amur, the Transfiguration Cathedral and the seminary. Following this, you will continue with the boat ride down the Amur River.

Afterwards, you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (no guide, no transport) before returning to the hotel at your own leisure. Spend some time visiting this city freely and in the afternoon, you will then be transferred to the train station for your overnight train to Vladivostok (the planned train is No 6).

Day 17: Vladivostok
Following the overnight journey by train, you will arrive at Vladivostok. You will then enjoy breakfast at a local café and panoramic tour of the city during which you will visit a viewpoint that is called Eagle’s Nest Hill with views towards the city and Zolotoy Rog. You will also get to see Central Square, Museum – C-56 submarine (with entrance fee  included),  Nicholas  Triumphal  Gates, St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Vladivostok Fortress (with entrance fee included). Following this, make the most of lunch at the local restaurant. You will then head to your hotel to have free time at leisure to relax or explore the city. We recommend walking through the pedestrian Admiral Fokín street that ends in the Gulf of Amur (the Japanese Sea). Overnight at the hotel.

Day 18: Departure from Vladivostok
After this amazing adventure, it is now time to head home. Transfer to the airport and take your departure flight back to the UK.

Your Tour Hotels

Our members will stay at the following hotels in Standard Rooms with meals included as per itinerary.

With Offer 1, you will enjoy 5 breakfasts & 7 lunches according to itinerary with the possibility to upgrade to 6 dinners at the next stage. With Offer 2, you will enjoy 8 breakfasts & 11 lunches with the possibility to upgrade to 9 dinners at the next stage.

Onboard the Trans-Siberian train, guests will be accommodated in Shared Economy Class Cabins, which sleep up to 4 people. If guests wish to stay in a Private Cabin for 2 people, they may upgrade to this room type at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee.

Hotels as per itineary

Your Tour Hotels
Kazan: Courtyard by Marriott 4* or similar
Ekaterimburgo: Novotel Ekaterinburg Center 4* or similar
Krasnoyarsk: Novotel Krasnoyarsk City Center 4* or similar
Irkutsk: Marriott 4* or similar
Ulan-Udé: Baikal Plaza 4*or similar
Khabarovsk: Khabarovsk City Boutique Hotel 4* or similar
Vladivostok: Azimut Vladivostok 4* or similar

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults

Please note: If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.

Your Journey in Russia

Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.

The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Return transfers are included throughout this offer, as per itinerary, for flight-inclusive bookings.

For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly.

Trains: This offer includes overnight train journeys between the cities in economy class.

The trains used during this offer are as follows: Train no 024M, Train no 378, Train no 056, and Train no 002. For the extended offer, you will also have following trains: Train no 2 or Train no 8, and Train no 6.

Information about trains:
- Train 24 Moscow-Kazan (branded train/Double-decker carriages)/ compartment 4 passengers.
- Train from Kazan to Ekaterinburg (regular train/compartment for 4 passengers/ 2nd class) normal regular train.
- Train from Ekaterinburg to Krasnoyarsk (branded train)/ compartment 4 passengers. 
- Train from Krasnoyarsk to Irkutsk (regular train/compartment for 4 passengers/ 2nd class) normal regular train.
Please note that local regular trains are chosen but the best possible variants may be allocated. 

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Russia Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here.


Please note that the advice can change, and you should continue to check all advice until you travel. 


The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to: 
  • within 10km of the border with the Ukrainian Donetsk and Lugansk Oblasts
  • Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan and the districts of Budyonnovsky, Levokumsky, Neftekumsky, Stepnovsky and Kursky in Stavropol Krai

  • The FCO advise against all but essential travel to:

    • within 10km of the border with the Ukrainian Kharkiv Oblast
    • North Ossetia, Karachai-Cherkessia and Kabardino-Balkaria (including the Elbrus area)


    Entry Requirements 


    You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 


    To enter Russia, you’ll need to get a visa before you travel. Make sure you allow enough time to get your visa. The Russian Embassy advised in March 2018 that it takes around 20 business days (4 weeks) to process most visa applications. 

    You will require a letter of invitation to support your visa application, which will be provided by our local supplier. To obtain the letters of invitation required, you will need to send the following information to the local tour company (details will be provided on your voucher).
    Last name
    First name
    Middle name
    The date of birth
    Passport number
    Nationality 
    Gender

    Once you have received your letter of invitation, you will need to apply for a visa.

    We would recommend visiting the following website as the visa application process provided by the Russian Nation Tourist Office.

    http://www.visitrussia.org.uk/visa/tourist-visa.php

    Standard Service – 7 working days - £115
    Express Service – 2 working days - £210
    (prices correct at time of print, subject to change)

    As part of the visa application process, all applicants based in the UK aged 12 or over will need to visit a visa application centre to submit biometric data (scanned fingerprints). These are located in London, Manchester and Edinburgh. The Russian government has also announced plans to introduce biometric fingerprinting for all foreign nationals, including British nationals when entering Russia. No dates have been confirmed for this.


    On receiving your visa you should check the details carefully including the validity dates and passport number to make sure they are correct. Make sure you’re aware of the terms and conditions attached to your visa before you travel. You should adhere to the validity and conditions of your visa while you’re in Russia, as the authorities strictly enforce all visa and immigration laws.


    Immigration Cards


    You must sign an immigration card every time you arrive in Russia. This will be given to you at passport control. The card is in 2 identical parts. One part will be retained by the Immigration Officer. You should keep the other part safe as you’ll need to submit this at passport control when you leave Russia. Should you lose it, your departure from Russia could be delayed. There are also many hotels and hostels that will not accept guests without an immigration card.


    Health 


    For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries


    If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip. 


    You can normally bring prescription and over the counter medication into Russia for personal use. However, if your medication contains narcotic or psychoactive substances (details available on the Rossiyskaya Gazeta website in Russian), you must carry a prescription in your name which has been translated into Russian and then notarised. Notarisation services in the UK are available from a Notary Public.


    Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance.

    In More Detail

    Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

    This offer is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
    Check-in time: 3 pm
    Check-out time: before 12 pm

    Our price doesn’t include any additional taxes, which may be payable locally.

    Please Note: 
    Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
    Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
    If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

    What's Included

    • 10 or 16-night Trans-Siberian Journey from Moscow
    • Standard Room in hotels as per itinerary
    • Standard Cabin onboard the train
    • Meals as per itinerary
    • Visits and entrance tickets according to itinerary
    • Local English-speaking guide in all the cities
    • Train tickets (economy class) between cities
    • Transportation services during visits and transfers

    Not Included

    • Visa fees (obtained by the customers)
    • All the beverages, personal expenses and tips
    • Visits or excursions not mentioned in the program
    • Meals not mentioned in the program
    • Meals on the trains
    • Optional excursions, visits or special events to be paid on site

    Your Contract

    If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

    If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

    Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

    Important Information

    If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

    The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

    Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

    You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

    Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

    Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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