Focus on Culture, Moscow to Irkutsk

From: Moscow To: Irkutsk, Lake Baikal Theme: Cruises & Rails Grade: Easy Season: January-December Destination: Nizhniy Novgorod Rate from 3056 USD

The good thing about Trans Siberian Railway holidays is that it operates year round. Russian winter is as beautiful - and safe - time to travel as summer is, and autumn in Siberia is a as beautiful as spring at Volga river area can be. Once you check out from your train at any city for a sightseeing tour, you overnight in a hotel and catch the next train in a day or two - depending on your personal time table. This itinerary is set for those willing to dig deep into local life and discover secret spots of great cultural and historical heritage.

  • You cross half of Europe and most part of Asia onboard a comfortable and safe trains

  • Tours of tour interests with dedicated English -speaking guide on all the sightseeing tours

  • Accommodation in the cities 3*,4*,5* on request

  • Tour duration can be adjusted to fit your schedule

  • Operates year round

  • Russian visa support, local support line 24/7

  • Visit Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Lake Baikal - or any other places of your personal choice

  • Easy to combine with Mongolia train tour arriving in Beijing

Itinerary

Travel to Russia and explore it from West to East with one-of-a-kind Trans Siberian Railway Tour by Discovery Russia. Each of our Trans Siberian Tours can be amended to fix your preferred dates of travel. Travelling Trans Siberian, you will see cities, people, villages, famous sightseeing spots and hidden gems that only insiders can share. Arts and craft of Nizhny Novgorov, military tours and Romanov's Dynasty in Ekaterinburg, natural wonders of Perm,Krasnoyarsk and Lake Baikal, secrets of Mongolia and slendid Beijing...you can spend as much time at every location, as you want! Your itinerary is always a tailor-made one and works best for your interests and ideas about what you really want to see and do while crossing half of Europe and most part of Asia. This is undoubtebly one the best Russian trip and Trans Siberian Express is more than just a train journey. This is the world's most epic train tour, after all!

Inclusions

  • Meet at greet at Moscow airport

  • Accommodation 3-4* hotels, central locations, sharing, with breakfast included

  • Train tickets 2nd class Nizhny Novgorod – Beijing

  • Train tickets Moscow –Nizhny Novgorod, bullet train

  • Dedicated private local English-speaking guides throughout the itinerary

  • Tickets to all listed attractions

  • All privately guided tours as specified

  • 1 day use private van in Moscow on grand Moscow USSR tour

  • Full metro/public transport passes in Moscow.

  • Russian visa supporting documents

  • 24/7 English-speaking support line in Russia

  • Meals as listed in itinerary

  • Transfers as per itinerary

There are different types of cabins in Russian trains. 1st class is 2-berth compartment, and 2nd class accommodate 4 persons with 2 lower and 2 upper decks. Russia, Mongolia and China in one great trip - a lifetime dream of many travelers, we welcome you onboard. You start in Moscow and end up in Beijing - or vice versa. Ready, set, go!

Dates & rates

This tour operates year round

Advanced Travel Experience

Please select the additional tour options (for the registered users these options will be added to their wish-list):

Trip

Stalin’s “DATCHA” and WWII museum

This was the place where Stalin lived for over twenty years, the place that saw many famous people and so many historic decisions made within these modest walls surrounded by a high, green fence. And the place where Stalin died. Visit to nearby Poklonnaya Hill which has a great open air military museum

Extra cost, pp: 210 USD

Trip

Be a pilot

FLY MOSCOW AEROGRAD KOLOMNA is Europe's largest dropzone specializing on skydiving and tandem skidiving. New and morern equipment as your disposal as well as over 10 years of experience and dedicated service. Endless views of vast Russian plains and clear blue skies are all yours.

Extra cost, pp: 368 USD

Trip

Cessna-172S flight

A great idea to surprise your party! If you are travelling as couple and have a date to celepbrate, or just feeling blue - take a flight over Moscow on Cessnta-172S!

Extra cost, pp: 355 USD

Trip

Kayaking

If are looking for strenuous activities and adventurous vacations in the heart of nature then we have something to offer: add Angara River Kayaking day tour to your Baikal itinerary.

Extra cost, pp: 197 USD

Trip

Ride the famous T-55 or T-62 tank

If you are interested in the history of tanks, or simply want to know more about this world-famous Russian feature, just go on a test drive! We are sure that you will like the van.

Extra cost, pp: 1578 USD

Trip

Tandem paragliding

Tandem paragliding flight

Extra cost, pp: 276 USD

TOTAL TRIP COSTS: 3056 USD
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