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Welcome to Vladivostok, and the start of your epic journey on the Trans-Siberian! Arriving into the airport our local driver awaits to transfer you to your hotel.
Enjoy a free day in Vladi - Why not visit Vladivostok port and a decommissioned submarine, the S-56, which sank 10 enemy ships in its day! or head out and see the Vladivostok Fortress, where, every day at noon a giant gun is fired, or the Oceanarium, dedicated to interesting local species
Your train departs at 11:35 - We will be sure to drive you to the station in time for the departure. Sit back and enjoy the journey.
Settle into life aboard the train as it enters Russia's Far East region; this is also where Siberia officially ends. Via Kharbarovsk, the train pushes on, sometimes within 10km of the Chinese border.
Arriving into Ulan Ude in the wee early hours(01:03), our local driver awaits to transfer you to your homestay accommodations.
Enjoy a guided tour today of this fascinating city! Thanks to its proximity to Mongolia and China, the indigenous people of the region, the Buryats, clung on to their Tibetan-Buddhist faith through the Communist era. The guided city tour visits Ivolginsky Datsan - a centre of Buddhist culture and the open air Ethnographic Museum dedicated to the lives of local people and architecture through the ages.
(Today must be a Saturday) After breakfast we drive you back to the station for the journey onward to Ulaanbaatar the train leaves at 13:35. Sit back and enjoy the journey.
Upon arrival into Ulaan Baatar at 06:30 am transfer to nearby Terelj National Park, stopping for lunch and visiting Turtle Rock en route. With scenic alpine surrounds this protected area is host to diverse flora and fauna and famous for its unique granite rock formations. Spend two nights camping out in a Mongolian ger on the steppe.
Today you can opt to book and pay for horses to go riding in the surrounding grasslands, or just head on a hike!
(Today must be a Tuesday) We will transfer you today back to UB station for the 13:05 departure to Irkutsk. Enjoy the journey.
Arriving into the station at 14:35 - We will transfer you to your homestay accommodations.
Enjoy an overnight trekking excursion through the scenic taiga of the Primorsky Mountain to Lake Baikal, camping overnight in a picturesque bay.
The trek this morning in the small village of Litsvinyanka. Our driver will transfer you back to Irkutsk homestay accommodations.
Enjoy the day at leisure to explore. We will transfer you to the station for the 18:35 train to Yekaterinburg.
Enjoy the stunning scenery as the train journeys toward your next destination.
Arriving today at 22:03 again our trusty local driver await to transfer you to your homestay accommodations.
Enjoy a tour of the city today, which takes in the new monastery that marks the site of the Romanov family’s execution in 1918 and Ganina Yama - a beautiful monastic complex built on the site where their bodies were discarded and later found. The tour also takes you to the Europe/Asia border where you can stand with a foot in each continent!
Today we take a day trip to Peschanoe Lake and walk along the river banks, taking in the breathtaking views, before heading to the 17th century Ural village of Reshoty, which has maintained its ancient way of life. Russian wooden houses, made without nails, are still used today. Escorted by a local guide.
Your train departs at 09:35 am we will drive you to the station in time for your train to Moscow.
Arriving in the morning 09:15 our local team will drive you to your hotel.
Enjoy a day at leisure to explore.
Today you will take the day express train to St Pete's. Relevant transfers are arranged for you by our local team at both ends.
For today and tomorrow enjoy exploring the city at your leisure.
Sadly your epic journey comes to an end - we will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.
The ancient and provincial town of Novgorod is en route from St Petersburg to Moscow and a popular pit-stop. ...