IMPERIAL TRAIN Moscow - Vladivostok

Description of the tour

Welcome to "IMPERIAL TRAIN" - to the best Luxsury Tour from Moscow to Vladivostok by Russian Trans-Siberian rail way!

Bridge-to-Russkiy-Iland-VladivostoRUSSIA: Moscow – Kazan – Yekaterinburg – Novosibirsk – Irkutsk – Lake Baikal – Ulan Ude – Vladivostok

You will see Russia in all its historical greatness, in the mixture of cultures and fortunes, in the architectural splendor and extravagance unifying different people and religions.
You start your journey is the ancient and mysterious Moscovia and continues in Kazan – the place which connected Christianity and Islam, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk – wichy conceal many secrets. It was here where the history of Russian State was made, history full of contradictions. You will enjoy of natural riches of our country. Lake Baikal is one of the major highlights of the trip. Ulan-Ude – another Russian city on this journey but people living there have different faces, religion, traditions and cuisine. They are native Siberians (Buryats). After that you will move to Khabarovsk - the city, builded on Chineese-Russian border, city of trade and military fame.  The last stop of the journey is Vladivostok - the finished point of Trans Sibirian way and the most South-Easten city of Russia. You will travel all over the Russia during 15 days only!
Russia map of train tourRussia is a very big country. That's why to understand Russia best idea is get on a train and cross it from the West to the East. For this purpose the Trans-Siberian Railway will be perfect – the most famous railway in the world – the path to the heart of Russia!

Some thousands kilometers from the shores of the Moscow Kremlin to the Pacific Ocean – you will hear the beating of the iron heart, what it is silent about, what it is inspired by. Just trust in the road and our country will reveal its unexpected sides. You will see Russia in all its historical greatness, in the mixture of cultures and fortunes, in the architectural splendor and extravagance, individual and united, unifying different people and religions. So, Welcome on this train board for better expirience of your life!

Dates of trip:  21 July – 03 August 2017 (not available now), 19 July - 01 August 2018
Dates of return trip Vladivostok-Moscow: 01 – 14 August 2017, 30 July - 12 August 2018

Individual trip is possible daily, but in ordinary trains, so please send us request!
Before or after we offer additions tours to Moscow or to other beautiful cities of Russia for any number of extra nights. Also we can provide many Options in Moscow: cultural show, Circus, Zoo, Oceanarium, Indian restaurants, cruise by boat and more...

Vegeterian menu is possible on reqest for booking beforehand (1-2 months before arrival)

Days of the tour

Day 1
Arrival in Moscow and rest.
On arrival transfer from airport to your hotel. Accommodation and free time.
You start your journey in the ancient and mysterious Moscovia. Welcome to capital of Russia!
Overnight in Moscow hotel Baltchug Kempinski 5 * or the same.
No meal on this day.
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Day 2
Moscow city-tour: Moscow Kremlin, Arbat, Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Metro.
Moscow - Kazan.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Grand city tour. Visit to the Moscow Kremlin which is a symbol of the Russian State, one of the greatest architectural complexes in the world, a treasure house of magnificent relics and monuments of art.
Lunch in the city
Walk along the Arbat (popoular touristic street in the center of Moscow), visiting the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and sightseeing tour of Moscow Metro Stations (which is also the masterpiece of Art).
Welcome to the Imperial Russia Train! Departure from Moscow.
Dinner on board.
Overnight in train.
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Day 3
Arrival in Kazan.
Kazan city-tour: Kazan Kremlin. Cooking class of Tatar сuisine + lunch.
Kazan - Ekaterinburg.

The journey continues in Kazan - the capital of the medieval Khanate of Kazan (it was till affilation to Russia on the mid-16th century), the place which connected Christianity and Islam.
Breakfast on board.
Arriving to Kazan railway station. Grand city tour “Old Kazan” (the Tatar capital is situated on the picturesque banks of the Volga). Within folklore program “Tugan Avalim” you will enjoy Tatar epic. Kazan sightseeing (Kremlin).
Lunch in the city, including cooking master class revealing the secret of Tartar сuisine.
Departure from Kazan.
Dinner on board.
Overnight in train.
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Day 4
Arrival in Ekaterinburg.
Ekaterinburg city-tour: Church and geo border Europe and Asia.
Ekaterinburg - Novosibirsk.

Next stop is Ekaterinburg - the capital of the region of the Ural mountains. Russian imperator Petr founded this city on 18 century and called it on name wife Ekaterina. It was founded as Industrial place and famous for its iron and steel plants. Now it is biggest city on this region of Russia.
Breakfast on board.
Train arrives in Ekaterinburg railway station. City tour dedicated to the last days of last Russian Tsar Nikolay II and his family. As part of the excursion you will see the Church on Blood erected to commemorate a tragic historical event, the orthodox monastery with temples that are considered to be pearls of Russian construction.
Lunch in the city.
Visit to the memorial built at the geografical boundary of two continents - the Europe and Asia! Departure from Ekaterinburg.
Dinner on board.
Overnight in train.
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Day 5
Arrival in Novosibirsk.
Novosibirsk city-tour: Railway Museum, Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre.
Departure from Novosibirsk.

Next stop is Novosibirsk - the third in habitancy cize city of Russia. Novosibirsk is important sintific center. Many Univercitys are setuated there. The city was founded in 1893 as the settlement for the workers who built the bridge over the Great Russian River Ob .
Breakfast on board.
Train arrives in Novosibirsk. Sightseeing tour: Railway Museum, Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre, ancient streets, Ob River esplanade.
Lunch and Dinner in the city.
Depart Novosibirsk.
Overnight in train.
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Day 6
Full day in train. Leysure.
Enjoy activities on board. Enjoy magnificent views!
Meals on board.
All dining cars, usual for long-distance trains, are equipped with dining rooms, a bar for retail sales, kitchen, audio/video broadcasting, inter-car communications system and air conditioning. Interiors of dining cars are made from environmentally friendly and fire-resistant materials.
Train consists of different carriage types: VIP CARS, FIRST CLASS PLUS SLEEPING CARS, FIRST CLASS SLEEPING CARS. You can choose Your Only!
Overnight in train.
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Day 7
Arrival in Irkutsk.
Irkutsk city-tour: Decembrists' Museum, the “wooden lace” house, Karl Marx street, Taltsy Museum of Architecture and Ethnography, Irkutsk Sloboda.
Irkutsk - Lake Baikal.

Today we will wisit Irkutsk - the capital of the region of theEastern Siberia. This ancient city, situated on the trade cross-roads, was founded in end of 16-th - begining of 17-th century. At those time, tradesfolks sold wood, gold and furs to China and carred tee, silk and other Chinese wonder goods to Nizhny Novgorod.
Breakfast on board.
Train arrives at Irkutsk railway station. Tour to the historical city center including a visit to the Decembrists' Museum, the “wooden lace” house, also called the House of Europe, the most beautiful and amazing streets of the city – Bolshaya Prospektnaya, today – Karl Marx street. Lunch at a city restaurant. Visit to the Taltsy Museum of Architecture and Ethnography which is located in a picturesque place on the right bank of the Angara River. Free time at the 130 Quarter – Irkutsk Sloboda, a quarter with reconstructed city buildings of the 19-20 c.
Lunch and Dinner in the city.
Depart Irkutsk.
Overnight in train.
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Day 8
Arrival on Lake Baikal - the deepmost lake on the Earth. Eco excursions.
Lake Baikal - Ulan-Ude.

Lake Baikal is the entry point to Russian Asia. In local legends it calls the sacred sea. It is located in the center of the Asia, on the border of Irkutsk Oblast and Republic of Buryatia. It’s the deepest and one of the most beautiful lake on the Earth! The water here is so clean, that You can see the stones on the botton at a depth of more then 40 m. Many kinds of rare animals and plants leeve there.
Breakfast on board.
Arrival in Port Baikal. Boat to Listvyanka. Platform observation, Chersky Stone observation point with beautiful view on the southern part of the lake and the source of the Angara River is one of the most favorite places for tourists and photographers. Visit to Baikal Museum which displays the flora and fauna of the lake. Listvyanka sightseeing.
Lunch in restaurant.
Visit to local fish and souvenir market. Return to Port Baikal.
Dinner in the form of a picnic on the shore of the lake.
Depart Baikal.
Overnight in train.
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Day 9
Arrival in Ulan-Ude.
Ivolginsky Datsan, Odigitria Cathedral, Holy Trinity Church, Buryat family, folk-program.
Ulan-Ude departure.

Next Stop is in the capital of Buryat Republic - Ulan-Ude.
Breakfast on board.
Arriving to Ulan-Ude. Ethnic and cultural persity of this area offers a unique understanding of its heritage of the world's religions. Visit functional churches: Ivolginsky Datsan, Odigitria Cathedral, Holy Trinity Church. You will be welcomed in a Buryat family: excursion program, reception in a traditional Buryat Yurt and a folklore program. Hospitable Buryats will teach you how to cook the traditional Buryat dish pozy, how to play dice, use a bow, wear a traditional Buryat costume, assemble and disassemble a felt yurt.
Lunch in yurt.
Sightseeing tour of this unique city, a convenient location in both strategic and economics ways on the cross-roads of Russia with China and Mongolia. Depart Ulan-Ude.
Dinner on board.
Overnight in train.
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Day 10
Full day in train. Leysure.
Enjoy activities on board. Enjoy magnificent views!
Meals on board.
All dining cars, usual for long-distance trains, are equipped with dining rooms, a bar for retail sales, kitchen, audio/video broadcasting, inter-car communications system and air conditioning. Interiors of dining cars are made from environmentally friendly and fire-resistant materials.
Train consists of different carriage types: VIP CARS, FIRST CLASS PLUS SLEEPING CARS, FIRST CLASS SLEEPING CARS. You can choose Your Only!
Overnight in train.
Day 11
Full day in train. Leysure.
Enjoy activities on board. Enjoy magnificent views!
Meals on board.
All dining cars, usual for long-distance trains, are equipped with dining rooms, a bar for retail sales, kitchen, audio/video broadcasting, inter-car communications system and air conditioning. Interiors of dining cars are made from environmentally friendly and fire-resistant materials.
Train consists of different carriage types: VIP CARS, FIRST CLASS PLUS SLEEPING CARS, FIRST CLASS SLEEPING CARS. You can choose Your Only!
Overnight in train.
Day 12
Arrival in Khabarovsk
We arrive to the last stop on this journey - the city of Khabarovsk. Khabarovsk was builded in 19-th century on Russian-Chineese border as defensive fort and tax-free trade zone.
Arrival in Khabarovsk
City tour, jorney in Khabarovsk History Museum
Lunch in restorant
Sailing on motor boat, folk music show
Matryoshka painting class
Dinner in restourant
Depatrure from Khabarovsk
Day 13
Arrival in Vladivostok. Vladivostok city-tour. Lunch in a sea food restaurant. Excursion to Russky Island by car.
Vladivostok. Wellcome Dinner.

Welcome to Vladivostok - the finished point of Trans Sibirian way and the most South-Easten city of Russia!
Breakfast and Lunch on bord.
Train arrives in Vladivostok.
City tour, visiting beutifull city streets and seaview points, also visiting interesting "Submarine C-56" museum.
Lunch in restourant.
Visiting orthodox church, Arsen'yeva museum, Vladivostok citadel museum, while passing trough beautifull streets and seaview points,
Excursion to Russky Island by car. You’ll cross the two enormous bridges across the Golden Horn Bay and Eastern Bosporus Strait, the latter of which would be a largest cable-stayed bridge upon its completion. Russky Island is opened for Primorye capital's residents and guests, the proximity to the city and convenient transportation turned it to one of the most popular recreation places. The island was significantly transformed after holding the APEC summit on its territory in autumn 2012. Now you have a chance to watch the large international business center, where summit's main activities will take place, Far Eastern University's campus, which has united Vladivostok's four largest universities, view points from where you can see Primorye shores with fantastic hills, relict forests, beaches with picturesque coastal landscapes, azure bays.
Cruise through city bay on private boat,
Transfer to hotel
Overnight at hotel.
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Day 14
Departure Vladivostok. End of programme.
Breakfast in the hotel.
Transfer from hotel to the airport.
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Accommodation

10 nights onboard the “Imperial Russia Train” (11 nights for the tour starting from Vladivostok).
1 night at Moscow hotel Baltchug Kempinski 5* or the same
2 nights at Vladivostok hotel Hyundai (2 nights for the tour starting from Vladivostok).

Information


Tour price, given in EUR per person (1/2 TWIN)
FOR TOURS START on 2017 - NOT AVAILABLE NOW!
FOR TOURS START on 2018:
First Class................€ 5270
First plus Class.........€ 5870
Business Class.........€ 9075
VIP Class..................€ 9725
Supplement payments for single use
First Class................€1835
First plus Class.........€2005
Business Class.........€5180
VIP Class..................€5530

INCUDED:
14 nights Accomodation as per the programme
3 times meals + tea/coffe/water drinks duaring meals only
Excursions with local guides according to the program (Excursions will be conducted in English, German, French and Spanish. Other languages are possible upon request beforhand)
Pick-up at the airports, transfer to hotels and train stations, transfer to the airport (in Moscow and Vladivostok, depending on Tour choice) accoding the programme.
Services of the porter at the hotel and the railway station
Brief informative lectures on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, geography and history of the country visited
Doctor on board
English Speaking Group Leader and Tour managers

NOT INCLUDED:
Flights International and Domestic.
The cost of entry visas (“Russian Railway Tours” is not responsible for passengers who have incorrect or expired visas)
All drinks ordered in the bar car
“Tailor made” excursions. You have possibility to extend your Tour. We offer additional excursions in every city within the Tour and in other cities of Russia
Meals on the day of arrival, departure
Tips and personal expenses
Insurance (every passanger is oblighed to have a medical insurance for the whole duration of the Tour)
Other servises and fees not including in the programme

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