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Trans-Siberian from Moscow to Lake Baikal

Tour rating: 4.92 / 5, Based on 48 Reviews
Private rail tour to Russia

Dreaming of going on a private Trans-Siberian adventure but are short on time? Enjoy the highlights of the famous railway with a real-deal authentic experience on Russian trains. Explore Moscow and the Lake Baikal region during sightseeing tours with professional local pros. Stays at best central hotels, airport transfers, and Russian visas included.
 

Trans-Siberian from Moscow to Lake Baikal

10 days3 cities
Russia1 country
Private rail tour to Russia
From
$2,661
Tour rating: 4.92 / 5, Based on 48 Reviews

Dreaming of going on a private Trans-Siberian adventure but are short on time? Enjoy the highlights of the famous railway with a real-deal authentic experience on Russian trains. Explore Moscow and the Lake Baikal region during sightseeing tours with professional local pros. Stays at best central hotels, airport transfers, and Russian visas included.
 

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Day-By-Day

Moscow

first destination
3 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Moscow
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the gorgeous capital of Russia - Moscow! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free.

Day 2
Exploring the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow
Transfer
Transfer

This day is dedicated to the exploration of one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Kremlin and the heart of Moscow - the Red Square. Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and walk to the Kremlin territory.

Day 3
Visiting the Tretyakov Gallery & Moscow Subway Ride
Museum
Museum
City tour
City tour

In the afternoon you check out from your hotel, meet your guide and enjoy a guided tour of the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery.

Courtyard by Marriott Moscow City Center, Moscow
4

Set in the middle of the impressive 18th-century street in central Moscow, the Courtyard by Marriott is an amazing property and one of the best places to stay during your Russian getaway.

train
Moscow
Irkutsk
3 d 12 hrs

Experience the real Russian train travel joy, by making your way to Irkutsk on an RZHD branded train. Enjoy fantastic views from the comfort of either 1st or 2nd class cabin.

Listvyanka Village

second destination
2 days in Listvyanka Village
2 nights in a great location hotel
Day 4
On Board the Train

You spend this day on board your train enjoying fantastic scenery passing by your window and a company of your fellow travelers from all over the world.​

Day 5
On Board the Train

You spend this day on board your train enjoying the fantastic scenery passing by your window and a company of your fellow travelers from all over the world.​

Day 6
On Board the Train

You spend this day on board your train enjoying fantastic scenery passing by your window and a company of your fellow travelers from all over the world.

Day 7
Listvyanka Village Tour & Baikal Museum
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

Early in the morning, you arrive in Irkutsk, informally known as "Paris of Siberia" for its rich architecture and colorful life. Upon arrival, you are transferred right to the Lake Baikal shore and check in to your hotel.

Day 8
Trip to Taltsy Village
Day tour
Day tour

After breakfast, you take a day trip to the open-air museum of wooden architecture located in Taltsy Village. This reconstructed Siberian village consists of a number of buildings that were threatened with flooding when the Irkutsk Dam was constructed on the Angara River.

Anastasia Hotel, Listvyanka
3

Set near the breathtaking Lake Baikal, the Anastasia Hotel is a great place to stay at during your Siberia getaway. It offers spacious cozy rooms, fitted with cable TVs and private bathrooms. Some rooms have balconies, perfect to take in the incredible beauty of the local nature.

car
Listvyanka Village
Irkutsk
1 hr 10 min

You have a short car ride with a trusted driver ahead of you today. Buckle up, and enjoy the beautiful views on your way to Irkutsk.

Irkutsk

third destination
2 days in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 9
Irkutsk City Tour
City tour
City tour

After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and say "Good-bye" to Lake Baikal! Your driver takes you to Irkutsk for a guided tour around the most remarkable city's attractions.

Day 10
Departure
Transfer
Transfer

This is the final day of your Russia tour! After breakfast you check out from your hotel and meet your private driver who takes you to the airport for your flight back home.

Marriott Courtyard Irkutsk City Center, Irkutsk
4

Set near the embankment, the elegant Marriott Courtyard is a great property, offering spacious air-conditioned rooms, equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay, including such amenities as a mini-fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, and a safe.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Moscow, Irkutsk, Listvyanka Village;
  • 1st or 2nd class tickets for Moscow - Irkutsk;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens. Visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Other meals according to the itinerary;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrance tickets to Kremlin territory & Amber Chamber, St. Basil's Cathedral, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow subway, Baikal Limnological Museum and Aquarium;
  • Ride on a chair-lift to the Baikal viewpoint;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: If we are not able to get 1st class train tickets, a whole 2nd class compartment (4 berths for 2 people's use) will be booked instead.

Note: Due to specific travel arrangements and train departure times depending on the schedules of Russian Railways, the itinerary may be subject to change.​

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides and drivers;
  • Private transfers throughout the program;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Exploring Moscow and Irkutsk highlights;
  • Visit to Lake Baikal and Listvyanka Village.

What To Know

  • You should bring a few hundred dollars with you on the trip to pay for food as trains do not have ATM machines
  • Usual tip size in restaurants is 10% of the check. Recommended tips for guides and drivers is $8-12 per day for a great level of service
  • Bringing a water-resistant jacket, umbrella, and some warm clothes is a must
  • Russian climates are unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh even during summers
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