Your itinerary

Day 1
Arrival to St.Petersburg
'Bread and Salt' welcoming at the airport, accommodation in the city center hotel, orientation.

Day 2
Grand city tour
On this day you will see all the major sights of St.Petersburg and have a guided tour of the Hermitage museum.
River cruise with dinner.

Day 3
Peterhof & Catherine's palace residences
On this day you will plunge into the atmosphere of the imperial summer residences: Peterhof - residence originally built for Peter the Great, and Catherine's residence in Tsarskoe Selo - built for his wife and later inherited by their daughter Elizabeth and her successor - Catherine the Great.
You will start from Peterhof - grandeur summer residence by the Baltic Sea and will visit the Grand Palace and fountain parks of Russian Versailles,  which is also one of the most outstanding UNESCO sites. Then, after lunch you will be taken to Catherine's residence, where you will visit Catherine's palace and famous Amber room, and the vast park territory.

Day 4
Arrival to Moscow.
Early morning transfer to railway station, high-speed train to Moscow (4 hours). Arrival to Moscow, transfer to hotel, orientation & welcoming dinner.

Day 5
Moscow grand tour

On this day you will see all the major sights of Moscow and have a guided tour of the Kremlin grounds. After a fantastic welcoming dinner you will board the Imperial Russian Train and set off on your breathtaking journey across the Russian land. Kazan Welcoming in Kazan. Grand Tour covering all major historical sights and culinary workshop and tatar food tasting. Departing from Kazan, dinner on board.

Day 6
Welcoming in Kazan. Grand Tour covering all major historical sights and culinary workshop and tatar food tasting. Departing from Kazan, dinner on board.

Day 7
Enjoy your time on the train crossing the Ural Mountains and the border between Europe and Asia. Welcoming in Ekaterinburg. Explore the sights of Yekaterinburg, including the Church of All Saints and the place where the last Russian tsar, Nikolay Romanov, was killed. After lunch in the city board the train and enjoy the sights of Siberia and dinner on board.

Day 8
Train arrives to Novosibirsk. After lunch you will reach the region with great history and unique architectural monuments and nature. After sightseeing tour and dinner you depart Novosibirsk and set off to Irkutsk and Baikal

Day 9
On board the train
Wake up to the rhythm of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Spend a day travelling through the Siberian taiga forests. Make some new friends or catch up on your reading list.

Day 10
You will arrive to Irkutsk and explore its most important and fascinating historical sights and museums and enjoy local cuisine for lunch and dinner. After that you will board the train to go to Baikal.

Day 11
On this day you arrive to a small town on Lake Baikal, Listvyanka. Enjoy Lake Baikal fantastic views, visit local sh and souvenir market or opt for some relaxing in a banya (Russian sauna). After a picnic dinner on the side of the lake you will board the train to go to Ulan-Ude.

Day 12
Arrive to Ulan Ude, the city with the largest Buddhist population in Russia. Ethnic and cultural diversity of this area offers a unique understanding of its heritage of the world's religions. Visit to Datsan. Traditional local welcome includes reception in a traditional Buryat Yurt and a folklore program. Hospitable Buryats will teach you how to cook the traditional Buryat dish pozy, how to play dice, use a bow, wear a traditional Buryat costume, assemble a felt yurt. Depart Ulan- Ude and enjoy dinner on board.

Day 13-14
2 full days on board the train
Enjoy activities and meals on board, watch the scenery go by, practice your newly acquired Russian skills, and relax to the rhythm of the train.

Day 15
Arrive to Khabarovsk and enjoy a full day of activities including sightseeing, boat trip on the river with folklore concert and matryoshka painting workshop. Enjoy local delicatessen in Khabarovsk restaurant and board the train to go to Vladivostok.

Day 16
Enjoy a comprehensive tour of Vladivostok sights, tour to Russkiy island and nal dinner with the group to recount this truly epic journey.

Day 17
Departure from Vladivostok
End of the trip, transfer to Vladivostok airport.

What’s included

  • accommodation on the Imperial Russia train along the route
  • train tickets to Moscow
  • accommodation at 4* hotels in St.Petersburg and Moscow (5* upon request)
  • welcoming lunch/dinner
  • breakfast
  • lunch on the city sightseeing days
  • entrance tickets to all museums on the itinerary
  • guide that speaks your language
  • modern air-conditioned transportation
  • visa-support papers

Not included

  • airplane tickets
  • optional tours & activities marked with *
  • gratuities for guide & driver
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