Trans-Siberian Tour: First Class Trip with a Private Guide
Your Tour. Your Guide. Your Dates.
Because of the pandemy, we provide you the single private guide for all the trip. We work ONLY with small groups (up to 4 people travelling together). All tourists and the guide should take first-class and luxurious cars to minimize social contacts.
IMPORTANT: Now it's coronavirus pandemy in Russia. Next winter seems to be the earliest time to travel to Russia.
- The single private guide for all trip
- Fully customized tour
- No boring stories in crowdy places
and the most important thing...
Experienced guide: an easy-going, open-minded person who is keen to discuss all topics from politics and people's mentality to Russian cultural features.
He will show you the real Russia!
Prices and Terms 2021
Price for train ticket Moscow - Bejing: from 900 EUR / person for the 2st class (4-berth sleeper). The price will be higher with stops (e.g., about 1100 EUR for 4 stops in different towns).
Below are estimated prices of the classical 15-nights Trans-Siberian Tour from Moscow to Bejing (or back) . However, since all our tours are personilised, the price for your exact tour may differ. Please, request the tour directly via the contact form above.
- Personal guide for all time (flexible schedule that depends on your wishes)
- Train tickets (2nd class)
- All transfers
- AirBNB apartments (or 4-star hotels)
- 2 nights in a traditional Siberian wooden house / 1 night in a traditional yurt
- Visa invitations and documentation to get the visa for Russia, Mongolia and China
- Travel documentation
- Assistance of our partners in case of emergency in each city
- International flights.
- Visa consular fee: visit the website of your local consulates for details
- Tips and personal expenses
- Museum fees
- Optional activities
What is the Trans-Siberian Railway?
The Trans-Siberian Railway (TransSib) is one of the most famous railways in the world. Actually, it’s the whole network of railways connecting Moscow with the Far East of the country.
You know, Russia is the country of records. The Trans-Siberian Railway is the longest railway in the world (9,288.2 km), the largest and most expensive project of its time. The construction of the highway took 25 years and cost 25 billion US dollars at the current rate!
The road passes through 7 time zones and 87 cities and towns. Today, it takes you 6 days to ride from Moscow to Vladivostok by the Train №1 which is called “Russia”. Despite the distance, the railway station in Moscow is very similar to the one in Vladivostok.
Main Routes of Trans-Siberian Railways
Trans-Siberian Route: The Classical Itinerary
Day 1 Moscow. Our driver will meet you to transfer to the hotel. It’s possible to make a short meeting with the guide to discuss the future trip, needed equipment and so on. The guide may give you advice how to spend the first evening in Russia.
Day 2 Moscow. Russian capital is huge and interesting city with numerous things to do from famous museums to adorable places to walk, eat and drink. If you are the first time travelers in Russia, the guide will make a “Must-See Moscow” tour with visiting the Red Square, the Kremlin and other attractions. If you’ve already been there, the guide will discuss the most interesting thing for you and adjust the itinerary. In the evening, we will finally get to the train for our long journey!
Day 3 Kazan. It takes 12 hours to get from Moscow to Kazan by train. The town is incredible! It’s comparable with Moscow and St. Petersburg. Kazan is the Tartar capital that is situated on the banks of the Volga, “mother of Russian rivers”. This day we will visit its most famous places including Kremlin and the Old Town finishing the day enjoying its delicious cuisine. We take the train in the evening to go to Yekaterinburg.
Day 4 Yekaterinburg. The city is the boundary between Europe and Asia. It’s also the first big city of Siberia, the industrial capital of Russian Empire. For foreigners, Yekaterinburg is more interesting cause of the final days of the last Russian Emperor and his family, Tsar Nicholas II. Our city tour will be dedicated to these tragic events as well as to enjoying a mix of the modern city with traditional wooden architecture.
Day 5 Novosibirsk. Novosibirsk is another big city of Siberia; it’s situated not so far from the Altai Mountains. It’s also the important city of the academic science. We will take a boat tour on the Ob’ River, one of the biggest Siberian rivers and cross the longest bridge in Russia.
Day 6 Train. We will continue our journey to Irkutsk observing how huge Russia is.
Day 7 Irkutsk. Irkutsk is situated near Lake of Baikal and sometimes is called the 'Paris of Siberia' because of its picturesque and diverse architecture. After the failed revolution of 1825, many aristocrats were exiled to Irkutsk. There’s a lot of interesting museums, so if you are a museum lover, it’s a good chance to enjoy them. In the evening, we will taste the local cuisine looking forward to our Baikal journey.
Day 8 Baikal. We will spend the day driving the Circum-Baikal Railway by a retro train. It starts at the Irkutsk station at 7:40 a.m. Slyudyanka station would be our first stop, it’s the single marble station in the world! Then we will make three stops at the most picturesque places of Baikal Lake. During the next stop we will observe unique engineering complex of underground tunnels and galleries. In the evening, we will finally get back to the Irkutsk station.
Day 9 Ulan Ude. It takes 7 hours to get to Ulan Ude, city which is full of ethnic and cultural wonders. Buryats are indigenous people of the region. We will meet the local family to learn about their traditional cuisine, try on some costumes and talk about their way of life.
Day 10-11 Ulan Bator. We will finally say goodbye to Russia and ride to Mongolia! Ulan-Bator is an unusual town, so different from Russian ones. We will observe the panoramic view of the city, try its cuisine then drive to Terelj National Park to spend the night in traditional “yurta”. We will also meet the local nomadic family to learn about their way of life.
In the morning, we will return to Ulan Bator to experience the city life better. We will visit different city areas. Wealthy people lives in good houses, while poor people often live “yurtas” and heat up their dwelling with coal. Then we will visit famous Buddhist Monastery to watch the golden statue of almost 30-meters height. In the evening, we will continue to taste the Mongolian cuisine and have a look on its folklore show.
Day 12 Erlian. We will change the train for the Chinese one.
Day 13-14 Beijing. Beijing is the big city with a lot of things to do. We will visit the Great Wall of China off the beaten paths as well as Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City within the Old City. Visit the Temple of Heaven - a place, where Chinese Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasty annually staged the rituals of sacrifice to the Sky. Then we will walk along the magnificent Glass Bridge. The second day we will visit Park of Nationalities of China to learn about their traditional way of life and different Chinese ethnic groups.
Day 15 Beijing. We will spend the final night in Bejing to say farewell to each other after the incredible journey.