Trans-Siberian Railway | Short: 14-Nights

Price $4315 15 Days/14 Nights
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Trans-Siberian Railway | Short: 14-Nights

$4315 per person


*Prices are CAD per person, land only, based on 2 people sharing

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4 pax – $3745

6 pax – $3655

8 pax – $3610

What’s Included:

Accommodation in 3*-4* hotels in standard double/ twin with breakfasts  ( if it’s 5 people, then 2 twin/ double rooms and 1 single room are calculated).
11 Breakfasts Included
In accommodation in Olkhon, half board meals are included.
The hotels can be the following: “Pushkin” hotel 4* in Moscow, “Ibis” or “Regina” hotel in Kazan, “Trans-hotel” with early check-in in Yekaterinburg, “Azimut” hotel in Novosibirsk, “Soft” hotel in Krasnoyarsk, “Angara” or “Ibis” hotel with early check-in in Irkutsk, a private guesthouse in Olkhon
Private English-speaking guide services
Private transfers according to the program
Train tickets, 2nd class: Moscow to Kazan, Kazan to Yekaterinburg, Yekaterinburg to Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk to Krasnoyarsk, Krasnoyarsk to Irkutsk
Metro tickets and Russian pies for the metro tours in Moscow
Entrance fees to museums
Food and drinks during the food tour in Moscow
Invitations for a visa
Headsets for groups over 5 people

Not Included:

International Airfare
Visa fees
Meals except for mentioned
Optional activities and additional services

Deposit and Payment Terms:

30% deposit at time of booking

Final Balance due 60 days prior to departure (or full payment due if booking made within 60 days of departure)

*MEMBER BENEFIT: $50 Additional Trip Merchant Loyalty Credit


 Mention Promo Code for Savings: TMRUSSIA

Departure Dates

March to November departure dates!
15 Days/14 Nights
11 Meals
  • Destination
  • Arrival City
    Moscow, Russia
  • Departure City
    Irkutsk, Russia
  • Activity Level
    Low activity level
  • Passenger Limit
    Minimum 2 passengers (private to group options available)
Private transfer from the airport to the hotel “Pushkin” (early check-in is not included)
Our driver will be waiting for you at arrivals with “ExploRussia” placard.
Day free- You can take a nice walk around the city center, enjoy a cocktail at one of Moscow’s bars or check out a live folk performance. All depends on your personal interests

Accommodation: Pushkin Hotel
Meals Provided: None
Our guide will meet you at hotel lobby after breakfast.
Moscow walking tour “Off the beaten track”(3h)-- Our walking tour will get you around the main must-sees of the city but keep you away from the huge tourist crowds. Enjoy Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, the GUM department store, Lenin’s mausoleum and the State Historical Museum. Afterward walk along Tverskaya street, pass by secret yards, invisible from the main street, and visit a hidden church which escaped being spoilt during Soviet times purely by virtue of its concealed location. Learn fascinating stories and legends about Moscow and the city center.
Free time to have lunch
Moscow metro and Stalin’s skyscrapers tour (3 h)-- Hide from the chill and dive into the famous Moscow metro. Stop at the most beautiful stations of the Red, Green and Ring lines ( usually 8 stations). During the tour you will also visit the most spectacular examples of Soviet architecture – famous Stalin’s skyscrapers, including Ministry of Foreign Affairs (outside), Leningradskaya Hotel and a building near Krasnie Vorota (Red Gates) (outside).
After an intensive walk in the metro, enjoy tea with Russian pies in our favourite cafe.
Accommodation: Pushkin Hotel
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Moscow to Kazan
The guide will meet you at the hotel lobby
Tretyakov Gallery tour (1,5- 2h)-- Your guide is happy to show you the best of Tretyakov Art gallery. Nowadays it holds the largest collection of Russian fine art in the world along with brilliant masterpieces of iconography and it is open for your judgment and enjoyment. Started in the 1856 by merchant Pavel Tretyakov who had a noble goal of creating and preserving the best masterworks of Russian talents for future generations the art gallery now excites curious minds and is included in every tour of Moscow there is. During Tretyakov’s lifetime he managed to collect more than 2000 art works which are now available for everyone by his generous will. We will show you today something you have heard about all your life - Black Square by Kazimir Malevich, Girl with Peaches by Valentin Serov, Holy Trinity by Andrey Rublev and so much more.
After the gallery you will transfer by metro to the food market..
Local food market tour ( 3hrs)-- You will take a ride to the part of Moscow where tourists would hardly go. It’s not dangerous, it’s just further from the center. :) You will be able to see a building that we call a ship and a building in the form of flower. However, our reason to go there is food. Our degustation menu for the day will include sour, spicy, cheesy and sweet treats for your delectation. We hope you’re hungry! We’ll start with nature’s bounty: Russian honey served with herbs and berries. Next it’s on to appetisers and you’ll try the freshest cheeses and curd from the Caucasian region. Then it’s on to two proper Russian delicacies. First is smoked lard, which sounds a bit odd to the western palate, but trust us, it’s rich, fulfilling and delicious! Then, red caviar from the island of Sakhalin, an absolute must-eat while in Moscow.We’ll then head south to explore our favourite dishes from Uzbekistan and Dagestan, pilaf and chudu (scones) with cheese or pumpkin, finishing off with tea and pies. We recommend the sweet pie with poppy seeds. Yummy! Happy and full, you’ll be guided to the hotel or you can of course stay and shop for tasty souvenirs too!
Private transfer to the railway station in the evening, to catch a train to Kazan..

Accommodation: Overnight train to Kazan, 2nd class
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Arrival to Kazan in the morning. Private transfer to the hotel to leave your luggage.
Today you will experience a totally different Russia – its Muslim side. Explore an incredible mixture of cultures and 1000 years of history in Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan. Take a guided walking tour around the city and see mosques and orthodox churches standing next to each other, and most of the signs written in three languages: Russian, Tatar and English! Walk along pedestrian streets Baumana and Kremlevskaya. Walk along the lake with renovated sloboda houses. Afterward, visit Kazan Kremlin. Its citadel was declared UNESCO Heritage Site in 2000. Beside the Citadel, see Qul Sharif Mosque, Annunciation Orthodox Cathedral, Söyembikä Tower, also called the Khan’s Mosque.

Accommodation: Ibis or “Regina” Hotel, Kazan
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Free time
Private transfer to the railway station

Accommodation: Overnight train to Yekaterinburg
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Private transfer to the hotel upon arrival
Early check-in
Private city tour by walk or car (depending on weather conditions). You will see a panoramic Iset River, historic and grand Square of 1905, majestic Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky and Trinity Cathedral, very modern QWERTY Monument, and finally you will take a car ride to a famous Europe Asia monument where you will be able to take a unique picture standing on both sides at the same time.
Accommodation: Trans-Hotel, Yekaterinburg
Meals Provided: Breakfast
A private visit to Eltsin centre - a recently open museum near the river , dedicated to the first Russian president Boris Eltsin and democracy in Russia. The exhibition tells about life of Boris Eltsin and a lot about the most complicated period of Russian history- the 90s. The museum is interactive, for the past two years it has become an open place for city festivals and different music concerts.
Private transfer to the railway station.
Accommodation: Overnight train to Novosibirsk, 2nd classvernight Train
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Private transfer to the hotel upon arrival ( as expected late evening)
Free time
Accommodation: Azimut Hotel, Novosibirsk
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Have a private tour around the town(Opera house, chapel (used to be the center of Russia), Sverdlov square, monument to the first traffic light, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Origins of the City Park)
After lunch, you’ll have an opportunity to visit a central market.
Private transfer to the railway station.
Accommodation: Overnight train to Krasnoyarsk, 2nd class
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Private transfer to the hotel, to leave your luggage.
Firstly, you will have an exploration tour to Stolby Nature Reserve (Zapovednik Stolby). One of the most wonderful tracks showing Siberian nature beauty. The tracks are easy to follow and nothing will stand in the way of your great memories and spiritual calmness brought by this wonderful sight. This nature reserve is a splendid forest area with impressive rock outcrops and spectacular viewpoints. After stunning nature you’ll have a transfer back to the city center. Private city tour: we will get a glimpse of the most stunning Yenisei River view.  We also will visit one of the other symbols of Krasnoyarsk - Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel along the way and to get a full spoon of local life we will walk along the Theatre square named after tree main Russian theatres, the heart and soul of the city. Peace avenue, beautiful monuments, warm and cozy atmosphere – the recipe of a great walk in Krasnoyarsk.
Accommodation: Soft Hotel, Krasnoyarsk
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Krasnoyarsk-> on train
Private transfer to the railway station
Accommodation: Overnight train to Irkutsk, 2nd class
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Private transfer to the hotel, early check-in
After you get some rest, you’ll have a private city tour. The city is very influenced by Asian culture because it’s close to both Mongolia and China. Originally Irkutsk was a city of gold traders and fur taxes collectors transforming as years went by into an epicenter of social life for noble men exiled to Siberia due to political reasons.
Accommodation: Angara or Ibis Hotel, Irkutsk
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Early in the morning, check-out and transfer to Olkhon Island. The trip will take 4 to 5 hours with the lunch break on the way.
Upon arrival in Khuzhir, the largest village on the island, check-in and after short time for rest, we will go on an introductory walk around the village to have a look at the local houses, galleries, stores and, most importantly, the iconic sight of the island – cape Burkhan, one of the nine famous Asian sanctuaries, said to be the place to feel the true spirit of the island.
Accommodation: Private Guesthouse, Olkhon
Meals Provided: Breakfast
After breakfast, we will get on the Russian off-road bus UAZ (one of the symbols of the area) and go to the north of the island. The island of Kharantsy, the Three Brothers rock, and cape Khoboi – the north most point of the island where you can get the best view of the Barguzinski bay and Svyatoy Nos peninsula from the magnificent cliffs. An additional highlight of the day is a picnic lunch.
Accommodation: Private Guesthouse, Olkhon
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Olkhon-> Irkutsk
Today we will go back to Irkutsk.
Transfer to the airport
We hope you enjoyed your trip and hope to see you back to Russia again!
Accommodation: None
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Mention Promo Code for Savings: TMRUSSIA

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