Small Group Tour - Westbound from Vladivostok

With the introduction of a regular and decent ferry service from Korea and Japan it is becoming increasingly popular to make the full Trans-Siberian journey from Vladivostok to Moscow, stopping at the most interesting places along the way.

Here we have a range of interesting trips from Vladivostok to Moscow with different stop-over tours and options. These are our most popular routes but we can arrange custom itineraries with any number of extra stops along the way.

These are our Polny tour offerings, with 3* standard hotels and indepth tours at each location.

  • Polny VM3I
  • Polny VM4IE
  • Polny VM7UUIEK

Polny VM4IE - Vladivostok to Moscow with stops in Irkutsk and Ekaterinburg
Available all year round

2,250

ITINERARY: You will stop twice on this 15 day and 9,259 km journey across Russia. Start off in Vladivostok (2 nights), stop at Irktusk (1) and Lake Baikal (2) and again in Ekaterinburg (2) before reaching Moscow (1+). With hotels, tours and excursions in each place along the way.

PRICE: Standard Class € 2,250

WHAT WE SAY: Experience the most popular cities in Russia, ideal if you live in Korea or Japan and don't mind missing Mongolia and China.

DATES: Regular departures throughout the year, see below.

DETAILS

TOUR PRICE: Based on twin sharing € 2,250
SINGLE PRICE: One person booking € 3,090
GROUP PRICE: Three or more people travelling € 2,145
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: Upgrade to Single Rooms € 310
TRAIN UPGRADE: First Class* upgrade on all train journeys from € 765

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HIGHLIGHTS:
- Travel the true Trans-Siberian route
- Two days in Vladivostok
- Stay in village on shore of Lake Baikal with local tours.
- Visit Ekaterinburg the Eur/Asia border.
- Downtown hotel in Moscow and city tour.

WHAT YOU GET:
✓ info pack, local support, train tickets in second class (4 berth) cabin
✓ Russian visa invitation sent to you by email
✓ Vladivostok: Car transfers on arrival and departure (driver only)
✓ Vladivostok 3* hotel, 2 nights, standard room with ensuite bathroom
✓ Guided 4-hour city tour (car) of Vladivostok with entrance to museum
✓ Lake Baikal fully inclusive tour to Listvyanka village with 2 nights homestay, all meals, village and museum guided tour
✓ Hiking excursion around Listvyanka (5 hrs incl. picnic lunch)
✓ Irkutsk 1 night 3* hotel, guided city walking tour, all transfers
✓ Ekaterinburg 2 nights 3* hotel, all transfers, day excursion, guided city walking tour
✓ Excursion to Koptelovo village in the Urals with folkore performance and visit museum, local lunch
✓ Moscow: arrival transfer, 1 night 3* hotel, guided city walking tour
✓ Meals as listed in the itinerary (B - breakfast | L - lunch | D - dinner)

EXTRAS: Not included in the price are visa costs, onward travel, food on train

ROUTE MAP
Trans Siberian Train Journey from Vladivostok
POSSIBLE START DATES

These trips are designed to start in Vladivostok on a Tuesday as ferry 'Eastern Dream' arrives in Vladivostok from Donghae / Sakaiminato every Monday. If you fly in to Vladivostok then the itinerary is almost daily.

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DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
Day 01    Arrive Vladivostok airport (or ferry around noon) with transfer to Primorie 3* Hotel, 2 nights
Day 02    Guided 4 hour city tour (car) including museum visit, free afternoon, overnight (B)
Day 03    Transfer to station, departing on train #1/#7 (even/odd), departing at 11:25 (B)
Day 04    On board train along the China Russia border
Day 05    On board train crossing from the Russia Far East to Siberia
Day 06    Arrive Irkutsk 06:10. Transfer to Listvyanka village and museum visit. Homestay, 2 nights (L|D)
Day 07    Included hiking excursion around the hills of Listvyanka and the shores of Lake Baikal (incl. picnic lunch) (B|L|D)
Day 08    Return to Irkutsk, city tour and free time. Angara Hotel, 1 night (B)
Day 09    Free day in Irkutsk. Transfer to station, depart on train #69/79 at 18:34 (B)
Day 10    On train travelling across Siberia 
Day 11    Arrive Ekaterinburg at 22:03, transfer to Chekhov Hotel, 2 nights 
Day 12    Excursion to Koptelovo village in the Ural Mountains (or alternative activity by request) (B|L)
Day 13    Guided city walking tour.Transfer to station, depart on train #67 at 13:10 (B)
Day 14    Arrive Moscow at 16:58, transfer to Arbat House, 1 night
Day 15    Guided city walking tour (10am). Options to extend your stay in Moscow, St Petersburg or travel onward (B)
PRICE NOTES

Train ticket prices in Russia are seasonal and based on shoulder season with 151 high season dates up to 20% higher and 214 off season dates as much as 20% lower.

Standard price is based on two people sharing. The Single Price is charged if no one else is booked on the same trip, while Single Supplement applies if you travel as a group and request your own hotel rooms. Train travel is based on a standard four berth second class cabin. Upgrade to a two berth first class cabin is available on some routes subject to availablity.

† Train #69/79 is a standard passenger service, operating an almost daily service. It is possible to book a fast/firmenny(branded) passenger service on train #1 'Rossiya' which passes Irkutsk every other day. There is a supplement for this train, which is the flagship service of Russian Railways.


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page last updated 15th September 2012

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