Trans Siberian Rail Tour

Aboard Imperial Russia Luxury Train

Tour Cost

15 Day Tour. 

August 19 - September 2, 2018

Tour Outline

  • Day 1.( Aug 20) Arrival In Moscow
  • Day 2.( Aug 21) Moscow Sightseeing Tour & Visit to the Kremlin
  • Day 3.( Aug 22) Old Kazan City Tour & Folk Program
  • Day 4.( Aug 23) Last Days of Russian Imperial Family in Yekaterinburg
  • Day 5.( Aug 24) Novosibirsk Sightseeing Tour & Visit to the Railway Museum
  • Day 6.( Aug 25) On Board the Train      
  • Day 7.( Aug 26) Irkutsk City Tour & Trip to the Taltsy Village
  • Day 8.( Aug 27) Listvyanka Village Tour & Visit to the Baikal Museum      
  • Day 9.( Aug 28) Exploring Ulan Ude & Meeting a Buryat Family
  • Day 10.( Aug 29) Trip to Gorkhi-Terelji National Park & Visit of a Nomadic Family
  • Day 11.( Aug 30)  Visit of the Gandan Monastery & Folk Show in Ulan Bator
  • Day 12.( Aug 31) Changing trains in Erlian
  • Day 13.( Sep 1) Exploring Tiananmen Square & the Forbidden City of Beijing
  • Day 14.( Sep 2)  Visit to the Great Wall of China & Summer Palace
  • Day 15.( Sep 3) Depart from Beijing - Home

Day 1. 
Welcome to the legendary 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 so you can relax in your cozy room, dine in one of the nearby restaurants or start exploring the charming city center on your own.
Breakfast not included.

Day 2. 
​​After breakfast you meet your guide and go on a full-day Moscow city tour. During the tour you take a walk through the famous merchant area of Arbat Street, see the famous Cathedral of Christ the Savior and go underground to explore the outstanding work of the Soviet architecture - the Moscow Metro.

Later you go inside one of the most outstanding Moscow icons and the symbol of Russian power - the Kremlin.

In the evening you are transferred to the railway station where you board the luxurious Imperial Russia train and start your voyage across Eurasia.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 3. 
Today you arrive in Kazan - the beautiful capital of the Republic of Tatarstan and the center of Tatar culture in Russia.

Upon arrival you enjoy a grand city tour Old Kazan, which includes a visit to the white-walled Kazan Kremlin where you will see the famous Kul-Sherif Mosque and the old Peter and Paul Cathedral, a folk program Tugan Avalim and a traditional lunch with a master class revealing the secrets of Tartar сuisine.
After the tour you return on board your train and continue traveling.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.  

Day 4. 
In the morning your train arrives in the famous capital of Ural - Yekaterinburg.

Upon arrival you have a guided city tour dedicated to the last days of the Russian Imperial Family. You visit the Church on Blood built on the site of the notorious Ipatiev House where the last Russian Emperor and his family were assassinated.

After lunch you visit the memorial built at the boundary of Europe and Asia.

In the evening you return on board your train and continue traveling.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 5. 
Today you reach a region with great history and unique Siberian style and nature. Your train arrives in Novosibirsk - a city that proves that Siberia may be distant, but is certainly not desolate.

During your city tour you see the Ballet and Opera Theater, stroll along the ancient streets of Novosibirsk and enjoy the great views of the Ob River.

The highlight of the tour is a visit to the Open Air Railway Museum where you see the most remarkable steam locomotives and historic passenger cars, which represent the development of the Trans-Siberian Railway.
After the tour you return on board your train and continue traveling.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 6.
You spend this day on board your luxurious Imperial Russia train. Enjoy fantastic scenery passing by your window, a diverse entertainment program, gourmet dining and a company of your fellow travelers from all over the world.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

Day 7. 
In the morning you arrive in Irkutsk, informally known as "Paris of Siberia" for its rich architecture and colorful live. During your sightseeing tour you visit the Decembrists' House, see the House of Europe also known as the "wooden lace" house, and take a walk along Karl Marx Street that is the most beautiful street in Irkutsk.


After lunch you take a trip to the nearby Taltsy village to visit its famous Museum of Wooden Architecture and Ethnography. Upon returning to Irkutsk you have some free time at Sloboda - a beautiful city quarter with reconstructed 19-20th century buildings.


In the evening you return on board your train and continue traveling.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

Day 8. 
Today your train makes a stop at Lake Baikal that is the world's deepest freshwater lake known as the Pearl of Siberia.You start exploring Baikal with a ferry trip to Listvyanka village.

During the sightseeing tour you enjoy magnificent views of the lake and the Angara River from the Chersky Stone observation platform, visit the Baikal Limnological Museum that has an interesting display of the unique flora and fauna of the lake, and do some shopping at the local fish and souvenir market.


In the evening you have a traditional picnic on the shore of Lake Baikal. Later you return on board your train and continue traveling.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 9. 
Today you arrive in Ulan Ude - the capital city of the Republic of Buryatia.

Upon arrival you meet your guide and enjoy a wonderful sightseeing tour around the most famous city attractions, including a visit to the impressive functional church - the Ivolginsky Datsan.

Later you enjoy a warm reception in a traditional Buryat yurt by a Buryat family complemented with a folk program. You have a great opportunity to learn how to cook popular Buryat dishes, shoot with a bow, wear a traditional Buryat costume and assemble a yurt.

In the evening you return on board your train and continue traveling.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

Day 10. 
​In the morning you arrive in the capital of Mongolia, Ulan Bator, and have a short city tour that includes visits to Sukhbaatar square and Zaisan hill that provides the best views over the city.

Later you are transferred to the yurt camp located in Gorkhi-Terelji National Park. After taking some rest you enjoy lunch at the camp followed by a visit to the famous rock "The Turtle" where you take a hiking tour to its top to be awarded with magnificent views of the Gorkhi-Terelji National Park.

After that you get acquainted with a nomadic family to learn more about their culture, authentic lifestyle and traditions.

Optional activity: 1-hour horse riding
In the evening you enjoy dinner at the camp. You spend this night in a traditional Mongolian yurt.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 11. 
After breakfast at the camp you are transferred back to Ulan Bator and continue exploring this city in a company of your guide.

During the sightseeing tour you visit the legendary Gandan Monastery, the Mongolian Natural History Museum and the former winter residence of the Khans - the Bogd Khan Museum. Your day finishes with an amazing Mongolian folk show.

In the evening you return on board your train and continue traveling.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included .

Day 12. 
Today you arrive in Erlian - the border town between Mongolia and China. Here you say farewell to your luxurious Imperial Russia train and board a traditional Chinese train that takes you to Beijing.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 13. 
Today you arrive in the legendary capital of China - Beijing! Upon arrival you meet your guide and go on an amazing sightseeing tour around the most renowned Beijing landmarks.

You start with a visit to the legendary Tiananmen Square, where the mausoleum of Mao Zedong, the National Museum of China, the House of People's Meetings and the monument to the National Heroes are located. Then you proceed to the most breathtaking part of Beijing - the Forbidden City.


After the tour you are transferred to your centrally located hotel for check-in. In the evening you enjoy dinner with traditional Beijing duck at one of the downtown restaurants.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 14. 
Today you visit the real icon of the country - the Great Wall of China. After exploring this majestic man-made miracle of world's architecture you proceed to the fantastic ensemble of lakes, gardens and imperial buildings - the Summer Palace.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included 

Day 15. 
This is the final day of your fantastic Imperial Russia train tour! Following breakfast you check out from the hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home.
We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!
Breakfast is included.

Tour Inclusions

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Moscow (1 night) and Beijing (2 nights);
  • 1 night in a traditional Mongolian yurt;
  • 9 nights on board the Imperial Russia train;
  • Full Russian and Chinese visa processing service for US and Canadian citizens (Mongolian visa is not required). Full Russian and Mongolian visa processing service for Australian and New Zealand citizens (Chinese visas are upon request). Visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Full board at selected local restaurants and on board the train;
  • Tea / coffee throughout the day;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides (tours in German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and other languages are possible upon request);
  • English Speaking Group Leader throughout the tour;
  • Entertainment program on board, including lectures on the Trans-Siberian Railway, geography and history of Russia;
  • Towels, bathrobe and slippers on board the train;
  • Doctor on board;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Tour Exclusions

  • International airfares.
  • Optional tours and services.
  • Personal expenses and gratuities.

Travel information

IMPORTANT: Any changes and add-ons required to be made on your itinerary after the final confirmation has been sent to you are subject to a modification fee.
How much cash to bring on the trip
Debit and credit cards are accepted in most places in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, and there are plenty of ATMs if you need some cash for meals and tips. One exception is Trans-Siberian tours. You should bring a few hundred dollars with you on the trip to pay for food as trains do not have ATM machines.
How much to tip
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.

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Aboard Imperial Russia Luxury Train

First Class Cabin

First Class cars contain 8 passenger compartments, 2 seats in each for 1 to 2 passengers per compartment. Each compartment has a table and two easily accessible lower-level beds, each 60 cm wide. Relaxation is improved with an LCD TV set in each compartment. A shared shower booth and washbowl are ready at your convenience in compartment 9 and at each end of the car are modern-fitted shared water closets.


Cabin size: 37.6 ft2 / 3.5 m2

First Class Plus Cabin

First Class Plus cars consist of 8 passenger compartments, 2 seats in each for 1 to 2 passengers per compartment. These cars serve you with almost the same level of private amenities as VIP cars - a table with an armchair, one upper and one lower bed (each 60 cm wide), a built-in clothes cabinet and an LCD TV set. Washbowls and shower cans are shared between each compartment and two water closets are located at each end of the car.

Cabin size: 37.6 ft2 / 3.5 m2

Delux Cabin

Each car has 5 separate passenger compartments, each containing 2 seats for 1 to 2 passengers per compartment. Each compartment features private shower and toilet amenities, a table with an armchair, two convertible beds - upper (90 cm) and lower (120 cm), an in-built cabinet for clothes and luggage, an LCD TV set and stay in perfect comfort with personal in-cabin heating and cooling.


Cabin size: 64.5 ft2 / 6 m2

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