TRANS SIBERIAN CLASSIC

 

WEST TO EAST

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

  • START & END St Petersburg ➔ Vladivostok
  • LENGTH 19 NIGHTS
  • COUNTRIES Russia
  • DISTANCE 9,891 KM
  • NOTABLE LANDMARKS Winter and Summer Palaces; Red Square in Moscow; Lake Baikal; Siberia's Taiga forest; Vladivostok harbour and bridge

Your Itinerary

NIGHTS
ITINERARY
1

Arrival and sightseeing in St Petersburg

3

Sightseeing in St Petersburg until departure for Moscow

3

Arrival and sightseeing in Moscow

4

Eastbound from Moscow, across Siberia to Irkutsk

3

Irkutsk and Lake Baikal

3

Eastbound across Siberia, from Irkutsk to Vladivostok

1

Arrival in Vladivostok

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.

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

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

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

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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