Grand Trans Siberian with Romanoffs and Tatarstan

EAST TO WEST

  • START & END Vladivostok ➔ St Petersburg
  • LENGTH 18 NIGHTS
  • COUNTRIES Russia
  • DISTANCE 9,891 KM
  • NOTABLE LANDMARKS Vladivostok harbour; Siberia's Taiga forest; Lake Baikal; Kazan Kremlin; Romanoff memorial in Yekaterinburg; Red Square in Moscow; Winter and Summer Palaces in St Petersburg

Your Itinerary

NIGHTS
ITINERARY
1

Arrival in Vladivostok

3

Departure from Vladivostok

3

Irkutsk and Lake Baikal

2

Depart Irkutsk for Yekaterinburg

1

Sightseeing in Yekaterinburg

Train from Yekaterinburg to Kazan

2

Sightseeing in Kazan until departure for Moscow

3

From Kazan to Moscow

1

Overnight Train to St Petersburg

3

Arrival and sightseeing in St Petersburg

1

Departure from St Petersburg

Details

The Trans Siberian route opens up great visual swathes of Siberia. You will see and thus feel, the immensity of this geographic region, passing sparsely populated village enclaves, interspersed with an occasional large city. Eventually you will pass through the Ural Mountains and notice the changes as you are now in Europe, rather than in Asia. When you finally reach St Petersburg you will struggle to compare the experiences you now have with the what you saw in the Russian Far East!

The direction of this itinerary is Westward (East to West) Vladivostok TO St Petersburg. Here is the Eastward (West to East) itinerary.

The itinerary detailed here uses the standard train and is for more independent travellers. If you prefer different levels of travel comfort, do consider our luxury private train options.

We have been operating a wide variety of independent programmes and tours into Russia since 1989, starting with university language study groups. As Russia opened up we introduced Trans Siberian train journeys at a real price. We were the first to introduce homestay accommodation. Others were paying high costs while our clients were paying low cost! Same bed, same cabin!

All this experience results in

  • great trips
  • up to date information
  • reliable partners at all stops means safety for you
  • accountability

You will also notice our name is referenced in most of the guidebooks relating to these areas. In fact we have helped many of the Lonely Planet guidebook authors travel around Russia.

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