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Tsar's Gold Journey from Moscow to Vladivostok

16 days8 cities
Russia1 country
Tour rating: 4.99 / 5, Based on 49 Reviews
Branded train package to Russia

The Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian is a top-notch train famous all around Russia. It provides high-quality comfort and services onboard, offers exciting activities and events. Take a chance to see the Russian being onboard a one-of-a-kind train!

16 days8 cities
Russia1 country
From
$10,290
Moscow, Russia
2
days
Russia

Where it all starts and ends in Russia. Some say there is no other capital in the world like Moscow. The cultural exhibitions and landmarks are endless while the buzzing tempo of this metropolis will take you for a ride.

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Day-by-day program
1
day
Arrival to Moscow

Welcome to Moscow! This stunning Russian capital is ready to surprise and charm. Upon arrival, your tour director meets you at the airport and accompanies you to the hotel. Later on, together with your guide, you have a chance to explore the never-sleeping city and see the famous Red Square, and even take a short trip on the subway - one of the most exciting city's attractions. In the evening, you have a delicious dinner.

Dinner included
2
day
Sightseeing Tour and Boarding the Train

In the morning, after your breakfast, you have a sightseeing tour of Moscow. Today you visit the iconic Kremlin highlights, including cathedrals and landmarks from the Tsar's time. In the evening, you meet your fellow travelers aboard the Tsar's Gold train. During your dinner, you learn more about the train and your fellow travelers.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

Your choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

5-star hotel

Collect memories of a lifetime and enjoy your perfect vacation, staying in a stylish 5-star hotel. Offering a wide range of impeccable services, central location, and great facilities to take advantage of, the hotel provides everything a traveler can ask for a nice stay. The pictures in the gallery are examples of 5-star hotels we offer.

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Moscow
Kazan
13 hrs 50 min

Set off on another leg of your Trans-Siberian adventure, and enjoy a ride to the stunning city of Kazan. Take in the picturesque sceneries from the window of the train, and relax in your train compartment till you reach the capital of Tatarstan.

Kazan, Russia
1
day
Russia

Kazan, often referred to as the country's third capital, is a magnificent millennium city and Russia's religious treasure trove. It stands on the confluence of two rivers: the Volga and Kazanka, and has an incredible 1000-year-old history.

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3
day
Kazan

This morning you arrive in the capital of Tatarstan, the beautiful Kazan, and embark on the sightseeing tour. During your walk, you see the Kazan Kremlin, admire the panoramic view over the Volga River, and learn the history of the complicated relationship between Russians and Tatars.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

Your choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

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Kazan
Ekaterinburg
14 hrs

Set off on another leg of your Trans-Siberian adventure, and enjoy a ride to one of the largest cities in Russia, Ekaterinburg. Take in the picturesque sceneries from the window of the train, and relax in your train compartment.

Ekaterinburg Sight Gallery
1
day
Russia

Ekaterinburg is the capital of the Ural Mountain Region, full of cultural and architectural heritage for you to discover. This city is the place where the Russian royal family, the Romanovs, spent their last days.

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4
day
Yekaterinburg

Your train stops around noon in Yekaterinburg, the historical capital of the Urals. The city is remembered as the place where the Russian tsar Nicholas II and his family were murdered in 1918. During a brief tour, you see the Church on Blood, built in 2003 in commemoration of that tragic historic event; and the city center, beautifully restored in 2009. Back on board, you continue on your journey through the vast steppes of Western Siberia. Overnight on board.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

Your choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

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Ekaterinburg
Novosibirsk
21 hrs

Your train is ready to depart for another leg of your Trans-Siberian adventure. Sit back and enjoy the beautiful Siberian nature views passing you by.

Novosibirsk City Gallery
1
day
Russia

A metropolis listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the fastest growing city in the world, cosmopolitan Novosibirsk is definitely a destination you should consider for your Russia tour.

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5
day
Novosibirsk

Welcome to Novosibirsk! Upon arrival, you are greeted according to all Russian traditions, with bread and salt. After that, you embark on an observation city tour with highlights like the Ob River and the Trans-Siberian Monument.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

Your choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

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Novosibirsk
Irkutsk
Sit back and admire the beautiful scenery while your train is going to the next destination.
Irkutsk, Russia
2
days
Russia

The cold Siberian city Irkutsk is known as the city from which Russia's great explorers set off for their expeditions. Located about 70 kilometers from Lake Baikal not far from China and Mongolia, Irkutsk Russia of today is among the region's largest towns.

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7
day
Arrival and city tour

Welcome to the capital of Eastern Siberia - Irkutsk! Today's sightseeing tour's highlights include unique wooden Siberian houses, a monument dedicated t Tsar Alexander III. In this open-air museum, you can see the real people's life and work in Siberia. After the tour, you proceed to your hotel for overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.

8
day
Listvyanka Village & Lake Baikal

This day is dedicated to the unique natural place on the Baikal shore exploration - the Listvyanka village. First, a comfortable bus brings you to the town on the shore, where you embark on a boat to reach Port Baikal. Then you board your private train, which brings you to the most scenic and magnificent places. Later this day, you have a picnic dinner if weather permits.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.

Your choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

3-star hotel

Enjoy a memorable stay in a nice centrally located 3-star hotel. Being a blend of comfort and coziness, the hotel will make you feel at home due to its pleasant designs, a variety of services as well as an excellent value for money. The hotel's gallery contains several examples of 3-star hotels we offer.

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Irkutsk
Ulan-Ude
7 hrs 30 min

Today you start another leg of your Trans-Siberian journey and head towards the fascinating Buryatia region. You are about to witness some spectacular views as you pass along the Lake Baikal shores.

Ulan-Ude, Russia Gallery
2
days
Russia

Ulan-Ude is the enchanting capital of the Republic of Buryatia. This unique gorgeous city standing on the crossroads of Russia, China and Mongolia. The city grew as a large trade center and was an important point on the Silk Road route.

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9
day
Ulan-Ude Sightseeing

Welcome to the capital of Buryatia - gorgeous Ulan-Ude! Upon arrival, you have a sightseeing tour and visit all the main highlights and significant landmarks and visit a colony of Old Believers and learn about their culture and traditions. In the evening, you witness the traditional Buryatian artists' performance. This night you spend in a centrally located hotel in the city center.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.

10
day
Monks and Yurts

Today you visit one of the most significant Buddhist monasteries, Ivolginsky Datsan. After that, you are invited to taste the national Buryatia's national dish in an authentic yurt. Later on, you visit the Ethnographic Museum, where you learn amazing facts about the Baikal region and its citizens. Then you return on board.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.

Your choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

3-star hotel

Enjoy a memorable stay in a nice centrally located 3-star hotel. Being a blend of comfort and coziness, the hotel will make you feel at home due to its pleasant designs, a variety of services as well as an excellent value for money. The hotel's gallery contains several examples of 3-star hotels we offer.

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Ulan-Ude
Khabarovsk
2 days 8 hrs

Another long train journey ahead of you today. Board your train and head towards the Russian Far East, prepare to be stunned by the wild nature and mountainous landscapes.

Khabarovsk, Russia Gallery
1
day
Russia

One of the largest cities of Russia's Far East, hospitable Khabarovsk is an unmissable destination in any Trans-Siberian tour. Located on the banks of the Amur River, not far from the Chinese border, the city tangibly experiences the influence of the eastern neighbors yet preserving its own charm.

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13
day
Khabarovsk on the Amur River

Today in the morning, you arrive in Khabarovsk and have a sightseeing tour with a nice walk on the Amur river coastline. Later on, you have a chance to see Amur from a completely different perspective - by boat. In the evening, you continue your Tsar's Gold adventure to Vladivostok.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

Your choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

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Khabarovsk
Vladivostok
11 hrs 30 min

Are you ready to board your train for the final time on Trans-Siberian journey? Prepare to wave Khabarovsk goodbye and arrive at your last stop along the famous railway - city of Vladivostok.

Vladivostok, Russia Gallery
3
days
Russia

Significant for its location as a commercial port, Vladivostok is also noteworthy for its sceneries and landmarks. Situated along the coastline lays one of the most renowned sites on the Vladivostok tour, the Golden Horn Bay with an imposing Zolotoy (Golden) Bridge nearby.

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14
day
Vladivostok Sightseeing

Welcome to Vladivostok! Upon arrival, you have a sightseeing tour, where you learn about the most exciting and famous city attractions. For example, today, you visit the Submarine Museum, the Trans-Siberian Railroad monument, and the unique train station. Then, in the afternoon, you have free time to explore Vladivostok on your own. This night you spend in a centrally located hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.

15
day
Day At Leisure

Today you have a chance to see and explore Vladivostok on your own. We recommend visiting the Russian Pacific Fleet museum, the KGB bunker, or Vladivostok’s only dairy. In the afternoon, you enjoy a boat trip to one of the most famous and largest harbors in the Far East. For overnight, you stay at the centrally located hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.

16
day
Departure

After breakfast, you have your transfer to the airport. Have a safe flight, and we hope to work on your next vacation!

Your choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

3-star hotel

Enjoy a memorable stay in a nice centrally located 3-star hotel. Being a blend of comfort and coziness, the hotel will make you feel at home due to its pleasant designs, a variety of services as well as an excellent value for money. The hotel's gallery contains several examples of 3-star hotels we offer.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in remarkable hotels in Moscow (1 night), Irkutsk (1 night), Ulan-Ude (1 night), and Vladivostok (2 nights)
  • 10 nights on board the Tsar's Gold train;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Three meals daily on board the train;
  • Other meals according to the itinerary;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • English Speaking Group Leader throughout the tour;
  • Entertainment program on board, including lectures on the Trans-Siberian Railway, regional geography, culture, and history of the countries along the route;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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

  • Comfort of travelling on a private train combined with a caring tour director, exciting lectures and entertainment onboard;
  • Private arrival and departure transfers;
  • "City of Lights" tour in Moscow showing the magnificent illumination of this Eurasian metropolis;
  • A taste of Russian hospitality during welcome 'Bread and Salt' ceremony in Novosibirsk - the capital of Siberia;
  • Grandeur and beauty of the famous lake Baikal, that you have a chance to witness and enjoy a picniс on its shores;
  • Insight into Mongolian culture during a performance of traditional folk arts;

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
  • Eurasian climate is unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh even during summers