Non-stop Trans-Siberian tour

12 Days 6 Nights in the train 9,259km Non-stop All year

Moscow → Vladivostok


  Travelling along the Trans-Siberian without any stops from Moscow to Vladivostok takes six days on the fastest train - the Rossia train. There are only two direct passenger trains which cover this route all year round: train No. 2 (the Rossia) and train No. 100. The Rossia train makes 59 stops (the longest stop is for 30 minutes). Train No. 100 makes 146 stops (the longest is for 1 hour) which means it takes seven days to complete the journey. The Rossia train has three classes of carriages as opposed to train No. 100 which only has two. You can read more about the class of carriages on Russian trains here.

  We don’t recommend this trip in winter as the scenes from the window for the whole trip will look rather samey, as Russia will be covered with a layer of white snow. In summer or early autumn, the landscapes seen from the window will be more varied and beautiful. However, one of the most beautiful parts of the Trans-Siberian Railway – a four-hour stretch around Lake Baikal – takes place at night on both trains.

  We have also added one day for excursions in Moscow and in Vladivostok so that you have the opportunity to get to know something about Russia before your trip and to ask any questions you may have before you end it.

  It is possible to take the trip in the opposite direction. The plan of the trip which we offer below involves travelling on train No. 2 - the Rossia.

  Remember that all train times on your tickets are displayed in Moscow time.

 Total distance of the tour -  9,259km

 DAY1 | ARRIVAL IN MOSCOW

 Arrival in Moscow. Transfer to your hotel.

Arrival to Moscow. A driver with a sign saying   will wait for you in the arrival area of the airport. Free time in the city: although if you arrive in the morning and have energy we can organise an excursion for this day.

 DAY2 | MOSCOW CITY TOUR - KREMLIN - METRO

 Breakfast in the hotel.

  Walking tour around central Moscow. The highlights of the tour:

  • Red Square – the country’s main square where St Basil’s Cathedral is located.
  • GUM – one of the most famous shopping centres in the country with beautiful architecture and a unique layout.
  • Lenin’s Mausoleum – the resting place of the founder of the USSR.
  • Aleksandrovsky Gardens – pretty gardens running along the Kremlin with several interesting monuments.
  • Christ the Saviour Cathedral - the largest cathedral in Russia with a capacity of 10000 people.
  • Tomb of Unkown Soldier - which contains the remains of a Soviet soldier who died in December 1941 defending Moscow

The tour will also include visits to:

  • Moscow Kremlin – the main fortress of Russia and the residence of the Russian president. Your excursion will include visits to the Kremlin’s cathedrals.
  • Moscow Metro - the most beautiful metro in the world. The excursion will visit some of the most stunning stations.

 Duration: 6 hours |  Transportation: by metro

 DAY3 | FREE DAY IN MOSCOW

 Breakfast in the hotel.

 Free day in the city. You can spend this day either exploring Moscow by yourself or by ordering an additional excursion, including an excursion outside of Moscow.

 DAY4 | EUROPEAN RUSSIA | 0km - 900km

 Transfer to the railway station.

 13:20 | Departure on the Rossia Train. 

 On this day you will pass through Vladimir, one of the most beautiful cities of the Golden Ring, and the old and significant city of Nizhny Novgorod.

 DAY5 | THE URALS | 900km - 2,393km

 Day and night on the train.

  • On this day you will pass through Perm – an interesting city in the Ural Regions which has become a centre of modern art. Also, just outside the city is the only GULAG museum in the country located in what was once a prison.
  • After Perm you cross the Europe-Asia border and enter Asia. The next big city you will pass is Yekaterinburg - a major Russian city which is considered the capital of the Urals. It was here that Emperor Nicholas II and his family were executed.
  • Finally you will pass through Tyumen one of the oldest cities in Siberia and now the oil and gas capital of Siberia.

 DAY6 | SIBERIA | 2,393km - 3,881km

 Day and night in the train.

  • On this day you will pass through Omsk – the second largest city of Siberia. Here the great Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky spent four years of his life in prison.
  • The next stop is Novosibirsk which is considered the capital of Siberia and Russia’s third city by population. It is a real modern megalopolis in the heart of Siberia. Local time is Moscow time plus three hours, but on your train it is still Moscow time!The route between Omsk and Novosibirsk is one of the busiest stretches of railway in the world.

 DAY7 | LAKE BAIKAL | 3,881km - 5,279km 

 Day and night in the train.

  • Today you will pass through Krasnoyarsk – a major Siberian city situated on the banks of the beautiful River Yenisey surrounded by picturesque hills.
  • In the morning the train will stop at the small station of Taishet, where the Baikal-Amur Railway, another great railway line of Russia, starts.
  • Next up is Irkutsk which is often called the Paris of Siberia. It is the largest city located close to Lake Baikal, which is just 64km away. Approximately an hour after leaving Irkutsk you will reach the deepest lake in the world although it will already by dark. You should though get a chance to buy Baikal omul – a fish which can only be found in the lake and considered a local delicacy.

 DAY8 | BURYATIA | 5,279km - 6,555km

 Day and night in the train.

  • Your train on this day will pass through the Republic of Buryatia and its capital Ulan Ude, which is a centre of Buddhism in the Asian part of Russia. The Buryats have their own language, culture and cuisine.
  • In the day there will be a short stop in Chita, which is associated with the Decembrists who were exiled here for their participation in the uprising of 1825. The train then continues through steppe and then between small hills.

 DAY9 | ZABAIKALIE | 6,555km - 8,000km

 Day and night in the train.

  • On this day you won't pass through any large cities as you continue travelling through the part of Russia known as Zabaikalye, which literally means ‘beyond Baikal’. One of the more interesting stations your train will stop at here is Mogocha – a settlement situated on permafrost. It is one of the oldest centres of gold-mining in Russia – in the mid-1960s almost 500kg of gold was being extracted a year from the region. Local time now outside your train is Moscow time plus six hours.

 DAY10 | FAR EAST - VLADIVOSTOK | 8,000km - 9,259km

 Day in the train.

  • This is the last day of your train trip. You will pass through Birobidzhan – the interesting centre of the Jewish Autonomous District. In 1928 this area was chosen to become a new homeland for the world's Jews and over 43,000 Jews relocated here from all over the Soviet Union and even from the USA. However today only 6% of the city’s population are now Orthodox Jews.
  • Next up is Khabarovsk which was founded in 1858 as a fortress to defend against the Chinese. Today the city is the centre of Russia's Far Eastern Federal District. You will be just 17km from the Russia-China border.
  • Closer to evening you will see on the horizon the Pacific Ocean as the train travels close to the coastline.

 20:30 (13:30 Moscow Time) | You will finally arrive in Vladivostok!

 Transfer to your hotel.

 DAY11 | CITY TOUR OF VLADIVOSTOK

 Breakfast in the hotel.

 A city tour of Vladivostok. The highlights of the tour are.

  • Golden Bridge – one of the five largest bridges in the world and a modern symbol of the city.
  • Eagle's Nest Hill – the highest point of the historical city of Vladivostok. From here there are amazing views of the city and of Zolotoy Rog Bay.
  • Vladivostok Railway Station – the final point of the longest railway journey in the world. The exterior of the station resembles Yaroslavsky Railway Station in Moscow which symbolically connects the two ends of the country.
  • Ulitsa Svetlanskaya - the main historical street in the city which has a mix of architectural styles of different eras.
  • Korabelnaya Naberezhnaya (Ship Embankment) – the construction of the port and the city began here in 1860.
  • C-56 Submarine Museum - during the Second World War the C-56 became the most effective of all Soviet submarines and was the first in history to circumnavigate the world. The excursion includes a visit inside the submarine.
  • Nikolaevskie Triumphal Gates – these were erected on the site of the original ones commemorating the visit of Emperor Nicholas II, which were destroyed in 1927.

 Duration: 4h |  Transportation: by a private car

 Free time in the city.

 Night in Vladivostok.

 DAY12 | DEPARTURE VLADIVOSTOK

 Breakfast in the hotel.

 Transfer to the airport, or to the sea port if you are planning to continue your trip to Japan. 

 COST OF THE TOUR WITH 3* HOTELS • 2ND CLASS WAGON 

PRICE PER GROUP 1-2 PAX 3-4 PAX 5-6 PAX 7-8 PAX
RUR 113952 215664 304456 374648

 COST OF THE TOUR WITH 4* HOTELS • 2ND CLASS WAGON 

PRICE PER GROUP 1-2 PAX 3-4 PAX 5-6 PAX 7-8 PAX
RUR 152452 292664 419956 528648

 COST OF THE TOUR WITH 5* HOTELS​ 1ST CLASS WAGON 

PRICE PER GROUP 1-2 PAX 3-4 PAX 5-6 PAX 7-8 PAX
RUR 241552 470864 687256 907048
Included
  • Private transport service according to the programme
  • Private guide service according to the programme
  • Entrance tickets to museums.
  • Accommodation in a hotel of a category of your choice, central location, standard DBL rooms with breakfast.
  • Train tickets of a category of your choice
  • 24h emergency support during the tour
  • Visa support documents
Not included
  • Plane tickets to/from Russia
  • Tips for a guide or driver
  • Meals (except for breakfast where stated).)
  • Evening performances such as the ballet at the Bolshoi.

  • The tour is available the whole year round, but please take into account that the museum’s working hours and days-off vary so we reserve the right to change the itinerary while trying to save the excursion programme.
  • Transportation in Moscow, where travel by metro is designated, can be changed to a car upon request, but please note that the transport situation in Moscow is not very good, so you could get stuck in a traffic jam.
  • Tickets to museums cannot be sold without an excursion with a guide.
  • During state holidays and celebrations, Red Square may be closed (either partially blocked off or completely closed).
  • The tour is available in     Other languages upon request.
  • All excursions/guided tours included in the itinerary are private which means private guides and private transport along the programme - unless otherwise stated.
  • Best time to travel on this route: from the end of April to October.
  • Train №2 departing Moscow on odd dates.

• CANCELLATION POLICY 

DATE OF CANCELLATION

CANCELLATION CHARGES

FROM 60 TO 45 DAYS BEFORE THE DEPARTURE 10%
FROM 44 TO 15 DAYS BEFORE THE DEPARTURE 30%
FROM 14 TO 7 DAYS BEFORE THE DEPARTURE 50%
LESS THAN 7 DAYS BEFORE THE DEPARTURE 100%