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Tsar's Gold Journey from Vladivostok to Moscow

15 days8 cities
Russia1 country
Tour rating: 4.88 / 5, Based on 49 Reviews
Branded train package to Russia

Make your trip to Russia unforgettable and choose the Tsar's Gold tour. Visit the most remarkable cities of Russia and dive deep into Russian culture, customs, and traditions. Taste traditional dishes and explore exciting museums, incredible sightseeing, and impressive Russian nature.

15 days8 cities
Russia1 country
From
$10,080
Vladivostok, Russia Gallery
2
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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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1
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Arrival in Vladivostok

Welcome to the legendary city of Russia – Vladivostok! Right after your arrival, your guide and driver meet you at the airport, and you are going to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

Later, you explore the city's most exciting attractions, including the submarine Museum, where you can see Soviet submarines and get acquainted with the history of the Russian Fleet.

The other exciting place for you to visit is Eagle's Nest Hill. This is the most popular and well-kept observation point, which geologically is an extinct volcano, part of the Sikhote Alin range.

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Vladivostok Boat Trip and Departure on the Trans-Siberian

Your second day starts with a substantial breakfast, after which you visit the Oceanarium, where you can see a lot of marine life.

Afterward, you enjoy a boat trip to the largest harbor of Russia's Far East, where you have a chance to see an impressive fortress. And in the evening, you start your journey to Khabarovsk and spend the night on board.

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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Vladivostok
Khabarovsk
11 hrs 30 min

Start your train journey taking you through entire Eurasia to the magnificent capital of Russia. Spend your time in comfortable 1st or 2nd class train cabin, and relax before your stop in Khabarovsk, a city beautifully located beside the Amur River. You travel on regular trains with locals, which is an enjoyable part of this authentic journey.

Khabarovsk, Russia Gallery
1
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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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Visit Khabarovsk on the Amur River

On your third day, you reach Khabarovsk, where after check-in in the central hotel, you have an exciting city tour and visit the promenade on the bluff of the Amur river with its broad, sandy beaches.

Later, you enjoy a boat tour on the Amur river. And at the end of your day, you get on board and head to Ulan-Ude.

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Tsar's Gold Train
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Khabarovsk
Ulan-Ude
2 days 5 hrs

Prepare for a long leg of your Trans-Siberian journey as today you start your trip towards the Ulan-Ude, an amazing city lying in the mountain valley.

Ulan-Ude, Russia Gallery
2
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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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6
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Discover Ulan-Ude

On your 6th day, you arrive in Ulan-Ude, the capital of the Russian Republic of Buryatia. Your guided tour includes visiting a colony of Old Believers where you can get acquainted with their traditions, customs, and manners. Later that evening, you see typical Buryatian artistic performances. And afterward, you spend the night in the comfortable 3-star hotel.

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Meet Monks and Explore Yurts

Your day starts with a delicious breakfast, after which you take an excursion to Russia's largest Buddhist monastery, Ivolginsky Datsan. Later, you have a chance to taste Buryatia's national dish in a yurt.

Afterward, you learn about the indigenous population of the Baikal region in the open-air Ethnographic Museum. And in the evening, continue your trip to Listvyanka.

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
Irkutsk
8 hrs 20 min

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

Irkutsk, Russia
3
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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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8
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Lake Baikal excursion

In the morning, your train travels alongside Lake Baikal on the historic panorama route of the Trans-Siberian Railroad. After arrival at Listvyanka village, you get the chance to explore the remarkable natural phenomenon of Lake Baikal, the largest freshwater lake by volume in the world.

You have two extended photo-stops, where you can explore and record the scenic beauty of Lake Baikal.

Later, you have a short boat excursion from Port Baikal to the lake, where you can take a swim and visit a charming Baikal village.

Afterward, if weather permitting, you enjoy a Baikal-style picnic on the lakeshore with a breathtaking view. And spend the night on board, heading to Irkutsk.

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Irkutsk City Tour

The next day morning, you arrive in Irkutsk. The first thing to do is moving to a comfortable hotel for check-in. Later you take a city tour where you see the Okhlopkov Drama Theatre, the new memorial to Tsar Alexander III, and the photogenic market hall.

Around noon you have a chance to see an open-air museum of life and work in historical Siberia. After that, you spend a night at the centrally located hotel.

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Eastern Siberia

After the hearty breakfast, you take the train, which rides through one of the most picturesque landscapes of Russia. You learn about the region, taste vodka with typical Russian snacks and red caviar. And also, experience Russian hospitality and get acquainted with Russian customs and traditions. And you spend the night on board.

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
Novosibirsk
31 h

Tsar's Gold Tourist Train

Novosibirsk City Gallery
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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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Novosibirsk City Tour

Around noon, you arrive in the largest city in Siberia, Novosibirsk. Later, you are welcomed with bread and salt and go on the exciting city tour where you have a chance to see the mighty Ob River.

Afterward, you go on another breathtaking city tour, where you have the opportunity to see the market and the opera house.

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Tsar's Gold Train
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Novosibirsk
Ekaterinburg
21 hrs

Set off on another leg of your Trans-Siberian adventure along the Siberia region. Spend your time with use, relax, read books, and meet new people as you travel on the regular Russian train.

Ekaterinburg Sight Gallery
1
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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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12
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Yekaterinburg City Tour

In the afternoon, you get to the capital of the Ural Federal District, Yekaterinburg, the city where the Russian tsar Nicholas II and his family were murdered in 1918. You go on an entertaining city tour, where you see the Church on Blood, built in 2003 to commemorate that tragic historic event. Later you go to the city center, which was gorgeously restored in 2009.

Afterward, you back on board and continue your trip with magnificent views of Uralian landscapes while enjoying your dinner.

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Tsar's Gold Train
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Ekaterinburg
Kazan
14 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
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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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13
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Kazan City Tour

Right after breakfast, you get to Kazan, the Tatar capital, on the banks of the Volga River. Then, you go on the city tour, where you see Tatar mosques and the most prominent Russian Orthodox cathedral.

Later, you take a tour to Kazan's Kremlin, where you get acquainted with the turbulent history of the relationship between the Tatars, the Cossacks, and the Russians. By the end of the day, you enjoy the dinner in the city restaurant and spend your night on board, heading to Moscow.

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Tsar's Gold Train
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Kazan
Moscow
13 hrs 30 min

Make your way from the gem of Tatarstan, Kazan, to Moscow. Spend your time in your comfortable 1st or 2nd class train cabin: read, relax, and prepare for a memorable time in the capital. You travel on regular trains with locals, which is an authentic part of this enjoyable journey.

Moscow, Russia
2
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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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Arrival in Moscow

Around noon you arrive in Moscow, the capital of Russia. Right after the arrival, you go to the high-end, centrally located 5-star hotel for check-in. At noon you get the chance to visit Kremlin and the fabulous cathedral. During your tour, you also see the reconstructed Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Lomonosov University, the Novodevichy Convent, Red Square with its colorful St. Basil’s Cathedral, the former KGB headquarters, and the White House.

After dinner, you go on the hourlong City of Lights tour, where you can fully experience the magic of Moscow. In addition, you get the chance to visit Red Square and a ride on the subway to view two of Moscow’s stunning metro stations. After your unforgettable tour, you spend the night in the 5-star hotel.

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Flight Home

This is the last day of your trip! In the morning, after breakfast, you check out from the hotel, and the driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home.

We're farewelling you and looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

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.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in remarkable hotels in Vladivostok (1 nights), Ulan-Ude (1 night), Irkutsk (1 night) and Moscow (1 night);
  • 5 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;
  • Vodka tasting with traditional Russian snacks;
  • 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.
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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;
  • A chance to taste Buryatia's national dish in a yurt;
  • An opportinity to visit the Oceanarium where you can see a lot of marine life.

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