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Itinerary for Short Vladivostok-Moscow Trans-Siberian Tour

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To make sure you get tickets for the desired dates please book your trip at least 2.5 months in advance.

Cross Eurasia and see the the whole Mother Russia from the train! Visit lake Baikal and cross the boundary Asia to Europe in the Urals at kilometre post 1,777, some 1,111 miles east of Moscow!

You will visit Vladivostok, Irkutsk (lake Baikal) and Moscow.


  • Lake Baikal - the biggest fresh water lake on the planet Earth
Options before the trip

Day 1

  • Catch a train to to Irkutsk from Vladivostok Railway Station

Day 2-3

on the train
  • Enjoy landscape scenery from the train


Day 4




Lake Baikal

  • Arrival in Irkutsk in the morning
  • Transfer to the city's historical center.
  • Transfer to Baikal Lake. En route: visit open-air ethnographical museum of wooden architecture "Taltsy" (comprehensive exhibition of Siberian-style folk houses of the former centuries)
  • Visit Listvyanka village and try famous Baikal fish Omul at a restaurant situated at Baikal's shore
  • Experience the lake's landscape and culture: get acquaintaned with Shaman-rock legend, visit ancient wooden orthodox church of St.Nicholas (who is believed to be the patron of fishermen and sailors), ride a funicular to Chersky peak observatory to enjoy picturesque view of the lake
  • Stop by local fish & souvenir markets to choose a gift for your family and friends
  • In the evening check-in at Nikolay private hotel-house in Listvyanka.
  • Free time


Day 5



  • Breakfast. Have your free morning time at Baikal lake
  • Transfer to Irkutsk
  • City tour: Irkutsk foundation place, the Eternal flame memorial, most important churches (including Znamensky cathedral ), Kirov square and several memorials dedicated to events in Siberian history, Irkutsk Linguistics University, and City administration. Put your feet at the crossing of Lenin and Karl-Marx streets (two main streets) in the center of the city, stroll along Gagarin boulevard, popular with locals as a dating spot. Overview the monument to tsar Alexander III overlooking one of the mightiest Siberian rivers Angara, and visit unique lore museum surrounded by centries-old buildings that keep the charm of Irkutsk
  • Lunch at the local restaurant and then enjoy your free time in Irkutsk
  • In the evening we will transfer to the Railway Station and depart to Moscow


Day 6-8

on the train
  • Enjoy landscape scenery from the train


Day 9

  • In the morning arrival in Moscow, the capital of the Russia
  • This is end of the tour


Options after the train trip
  • After your Trans-Siberian journey you can book:
    • hotel in Moscow
    • tour around Moscow


Important! The itinerary is a PRELIMINARY one and it can be customized according to your request: you can add new stop over cities, choose trains, starting dates and stop's duration or connect it with journeys in North Korea, China, Mongolia, or South Korea.

The tour price covers:
The tour price doesn't cover:  
  • Train tickets from Vladivostok to Moscow in 2nd class (4 bed-sleeper)
  • Twin room shared accommodation at mentioned hotels (or same level hotels)
  • Guide and transportation service in Irkutsk according to the itinerary
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Tickets from your residence country to Vladivostok and from Moscow to your next destination
  • Transportation and guide in Moscow
  • Russian visa fee (vary depending on your nationality).Please refer to our visa support service
  • Train meals
  • ev. single room supplement


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