Experience an unforgettable journey between St. Petersburg and Moscow with this Trans-Siberian Railway from St Petersburg to Vladivostok. Visit beautiful cities such as Ekaterinburg and Irkutsk, ending the journey in Vladivostok.
Trans-Siberian Railway from St Petersburg to Vladivostok
Day 1: St. Petersburg
You'll be picked up from St. Petersburg airport and transferred to a centrally located hotel in St. Petersburg. Welcome to Russia!
Day 2: St. Petersburg
After breakfast at your hotel, we'll spend the morning on a full tour of St. Petersburg. We'll visit St. Peter and Paul's Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood. We'll also learn the secrets of the cruiser Aurora: the warship whose cannon announced the beginning of the Russian Revolution in 1917.
You'll have the rest of the day at leisure to wander on your own around beautiful St. Petersburg, the "Venice of the Baltic Sea".
Day 3: St. Petersburg
After breakfast, we'll pick you up from your hotel and drive to the Palace Square for a guided tour of the Hermitage Museum. Inside this beautiful building, the former winter residence of the Tsars, we'll see different masterpieces of outstanding artists such as Da Vinci, Raphael or Caravaggio.
You'll have the rest of the day free until late in the afternoon when we'll head to the St. Petersburg station to take the Grand Express: a comfortable night train that will take you to Moscow. The capital of Russia awaits you!
Day 4: Moscow
After picking you up at the station, we'll go on a panoramic tour of Moscow. On this route, we'll pass historic sites such as the KGB Headquarters and the Bolshoi Theatre. Afterwards, we'll go on a walking tour of the Red Square, where we'll appreciate the exterior architecture of St. Basil's and Kazan Cathedrals, Lenin's Mausoleum and the GUM Shopping Gallery.
In the afternoon, which you'll have at your leisure, you will have the opportunity to do some shopping or to explore the always fascinating Russian capital at your own pace.
Day 5: Moscow
We'll pick you up from your hotel and head to Red Square for a guided tour of the Kremlin, where we'll see the four cathedrals and the Armoury Museum. We'll then take the subway for a guided tour of the Moscow Metro and discover its most luxurious stations.
After spending the afternoon at leisure in Moscow, you'll be taken to the railway station where your journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway will begin. First destination? The beautiful city of Ekaterinburg.
Day 6: Moscow - Ekaterinburg
From Ekaterinburg station, where you'll arrive at around 9 pm, we'll take you to a hotel in the city centre so that you can rest from your journey.
Day 7: Ekaterinburg
After a comforting breakfast at your hotel, we'll pick you up for a panoramic tour of Ekaterinburg. We'll stop at the main gems of its historical heritage, including the Cathedral of the Spilled Blood. We'll also visit Ganina Yama, the place where the bodies of Tsar Nicholas II and his family were hidden.
The tour continues with a visit to the Memorial to the Victims of Stalin and the monolith marking the border between Asia and Europe. You'll have the rest of the day at leisure and in the late afternoon, we'll bring you to Ekaterinburg station to take the Trans-Siberian Railway to Irkutsk.
Days 8 and 9: Ekaterinburg - Irkutsk
During these days you'll cross Russia on board the Trans-Siberian Railway. The route between Ekaterinburg and Irkutsk runs through the Siberian steppe, a unique journey that will allow you to enjoy all the comforts of the train.
Day 10: Irkutsk - Listvyanka
At dawn, you'll arrive at Irkutsk station. From there we'll drive to a hotel in Listvyanka, a picturesque village on the shores of Baikal, the deepest lake in the world. The rest of the day is free for you to visit the Lake Baikal Museum or St. Nicholas Church on your own.
Day 11: Listvyanka - Irkutsk
After breakfast, we'll pick you up from your hotel in Listvyanka and drive to the Taltsy Museum of Wooden Architecture. After visiting the exhibition we'll drive to Irkutsk for a panoramic tour of the "Paris of Siberia".
After a free afternoon in Irkutsk, we'll take you to the station to continue your journey by Trans-Siberian Railway to Vladivostok.
Days 12, 13 & 14: Irkutsk - Vladivostok
On these days, you'll enjoy three days on board the Trans-Siberian Railway. The route runs close to the border between China and Russia, on one of Asia's most iconic railway routes.
Day 15: Vladivostok
You'll arrive in Vladivostok at around 6 am. After picking you up at the station, we'll take you to a hotel in the city to rest. In the afternoon, we'll pick you up at your accommodation and embark on a tour of Vladivostok, visiting the Fortress Museum and the Catholic and Intersection churches.
After the last stop at the Korabelnaya Naberezhnaya pier, where we'll learn about the history of the military ships of World War II, we'll take you back to your hotel.
Day 16: Vladivostok
You'll have the day at leisure until we pick you up in time to take you to Vladivostok airport.
The tour includes 8 nights' accommodation with breakfast in the following hotels:
- St. Petersburg (2 nights): Nevsky Grand Hotel 3* or M-Hotel 3*
- Moscow (2 nights): Moscow Ibis Bakhrushina Centre 3*
- Ekaterinburg (1 night): Novotel Yekaterinburg Center 4*
- Listvyanka (1 night): Listvyanka Mayak 4*
- Vladivostok (2 nights): Hotel Azimut 4*
The nights that you do not sleep in the above hotels will be spent travelling by night train. On this means of transport, you'll have a 4-person compartment with two bunk beds. In addition, each train carriage has two toilets and hot water for making herbal teas, and you'll be provided with clean bed linen and cups.
When booking, you'll only need to indicate the type of room you want to sleep in at the hotels, as you'll always travel in 4-person compartments on the trains.
If you don't wish to share a train compartment with other people, you can pay a supplement. Please indicate this in the comments at the time of booking and we will send you a request to pay the supplement.
Guide in the cities
The guide service is only included in the cities, while on the train you'll travel on your own, enjoying the tour at your own pace.
Adults in double roomUS$ 2,483
Adults in single roomUS$ 2,760
Children between 10 and 15 years oldUS$ 2,359
Children between 5 and 9 years oldUS$ 1,862
Children under 5 years oldUS$ 1,242
All of our providers comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Please check local restrictions before traveling.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
Pick up from St. Petersburg airport
Transfer to Vladivostok airport
8 nights' accommodation with breakfast in 3 and 4 star hotels
Tickets for the Grand Express train between St. Petersburg and Moscow
Tickets for the Trans
Siberian train between Moscow and St. Petersburg
Transfers by minibus
English speaking guide
Visa processing fees.
Meals and dinners
When to book?
You can book up until 30 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
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No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - Do I need a visa for this tour?
A - You'll need to check with the consulates in your respective country to find out if you need a visa and what the formalities are. For citizens of Spain, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States, our provider can arrange the visa on your behalf. In all other countries, you will have to apply for the visa on your own, but our provider will always provide you with the required official documents and review your visa application forms before you submit them to the consulate.
Q - Do I need travel insurance for this tour?
A - Before leaving on your trip, you should take out insurance. Coverage should include emergency medical expenses, personal accident and repatriation. In addition, we recommend including luggage insurance, personal liability insurance and cancellation insurance.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.