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Epic Trans-Siberian Journey
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Russia

Epic Trans-Siberian Journey

Discover the charms of Russia, from the vodka bars of St. Petersburg to the opulent treasures of the stars in Moscow.
Come discover the charms of Russia on this exciting getaway. 

You’ll see the best of St. Petersburg and Moscow, strolling past candy-coloured cathedrals, opulent summer palaces and cruising through canals that remind you of a glorious imperial past. Set out to feast with locals, step into metro stations that resemble palaces and travel back to the glory days of the Tsars.  And all throughout, you'll feel at home, drinking vodka, shopping and making tons of memories with new friends.
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  • Duration
    17 Days
  • Starting From
    $3,699
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    G Adventures
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Moscow : Just Like In The Movies
Highlight #1
Moscow : Just Like In The Movies
Rainbow-coloured domes. Vodka bars. The KGB. Moscow thrills and delights by turn.
The Golden Ring of Russia
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The Golden Ring of Russia
Enter a time warp as you explore a series of charming medieval towns, well-preserved and largely untouched by Soviet industrialisation. 
Why are Russian churches so magical?! 
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Why are Russian churches so magical?! 
Russian cathedrals are a unique fusion of colours and design - truly a feast for the eyes.
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Video Journal of Russia

Come discover the charms of Russia on this exciting getaway.

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Itinerary

Moscow

Arrive at any time. Want to experience St Petersburg? Book the St Petersburg Express, a four-day pre-tour package. Speak to your Global Connection Officer or travel agent to book. 

  Hotel:  None

Moscow

Enjoy a guided tour of the Kremlin and Armoury. Spend a free afternoon visiting St Basil's Cathedral, Red Square, or exploring the fascinating Moscow metro.

  Hotel:  None

Moscow/Suzdal

Travel to Suzdal, one of the bucolic villages in the Golden Ring. Tour the Kremlin and visit a folk village museum. Opt to taste local mead (honey beer). 

   Meals:   Lunch,

  Hotel:  None

Suzdal/Yekaterinburg

Enjoy more time in Suzdal before a drive to nearby Vladimir. Take an orientation walk around the city before boarding a train for the roughly 26hr ride to Yekaterinburg.

  Hotel:  None

Yekaterinburg

Enjoy a full day on the train crossing the Ural Mountains and the border between Europe and Asia. Arrive to Yekaterinburg in the evening. 

  Hotel:  None

Yekaterinburg/Irkutsk

Explore the sights around Yekaterinburg, including the Church of All Saints and the Romanov Burial Site. Enjoy free time in this Soviet-style city before boarding the Trans-Siberian for Irkutsk.

  Hotel:  None

Yekaterinburg/Irkutsk

Wake up to the rhythm of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Spend two full days travelling through the SIberian taiga forests. Make some new friends or catch up on your reading list.

  Hotel:  None

Yekaterinburg/Irkutsk

Wake up to the rhythm of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Spend two full days travelling through the SIberian taiga forests. Make some new friends or catch up on your reading list.

  Hotel:  None

Irkutsk/Listvyanka

Arrive in the morning to Irkutsk and drive to a small town on Lake Baikal, Listvyanka. Enjoy a guesthouse on the lake and opt to tour the Baikal Limnological Museum or enjoy some relaxing in a banya (Russian sauna), 

   Meals:   Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Listvyanka

Spend one more day exploring the surrounding countryside of Lake Baikal wiith the options to go for a boat ride (in summer) or take a short hike.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Listvyanka/Ulan-Ude

Drive back to Irkutsk for a walking tour of the city including a visit to the fascinating Decembrists Museum where you'll learn about the revolution the city was built on. In the evening hop an overnight train to Ulan Ude. 

  Hotel:  None

Ulan-Ude

Arrive to Ulan Ude, the city with the largest Buddhist population in Russia. Here, learn about the indigenious people, the Buryats, and how they survive in such a harsh environment. Enjoy a local Buryat lunch.

   Meals:   Lunch,

  Hotel:  None

Ulan-Ude/Vladivostok

This morning, enjoy free time to explore Ulan Ude. Later this afternoon, board the last train of the trip and settle in for the 68 hour ride.

  Hotel:  None

Ulan-Ude/Vladivostok

Watch the scenery go by, practice your newly acquired Russian skills, and relax to the rhythm of the train.

  Hotel:  None

Ulan-Ude/Vladivostok

Watch the scenery go by, practice your newly acquired Russian skills, and relax to the rhythm of the train.

  Hotel:  None

Vladivostok

Arrive in the evening in time for an optional final dinner with the group to recount this truly epic journey.

  Hotel:  None

Vladivostok

Depart at any time.

  Hotel:  None

Inclusions

 Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Buryat Experience, Ulan-Ude

  Kremlin and Armoury guided tour (Moscow)

  Suzdal tour

  Orientation walk (Vladimir)

  Trans-Ural Railway

  Yekaterinburg city tour

  Trans-Siberian Railway

  Lake Baikal stay

  Irkutsk walking tour

  Decembrists Museum guided visit

  Local meal suggestions and language support throughout

  All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

 Meals and Accommodation

Not Included

 Additional 5% GST

 International Flights and VISA fees

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Dates and prices

Start date

18 Dec 2021

End date

03 Jan 2022

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