Trans Siberian Classic

EAST TO WEST

From the first peg of the true Trans Siberian at Vladivostok to the cobblestones of the Hermitage at St Petersburg

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

Your Itinerary

NIGHTS
ITINERARY
1

Arrival in Vladivostok

3

Westbound across Siberia, from Vladivostok to Irkutsk

3

Irkutsk and Lake Baikal

2

Westbound across Siberia, from Irkutsk to Yekaterinburg

3

Arrival and sightseeing at Yekaterinburg

3

Arrival and sightseeing in Moscow

1

Overnight Train to St Petersburg

3

Arrival and sightseeing in St Petersburg

1

Departure from St Petersburg

Details

These itineraries utilise the standard trains, and are suitable for more independent travellers.

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.

Vladivostok is one of the great harbour cities of the world and during Soviet times was closed to all foreigners.

Lake Baikal, the largest fresh water lake in the world, will astound you with both its wilderness and immensity. Eventually you will pass through the Ural Mountains and notice the changes as you enter Europe, leaving Asia behind.

When you finally reach St Petersburg you will struggle to compare the experiences you now have with what you saw in the Russian Far East!

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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