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Moscow – Ulaanbaatar by Trans-Siberian Train «Imperial Russia» | 12 days

  • Trans Siberian Rail Tour by Private Train

  • International Group

  • Languages: English, German, French and Spanish

  • From 6.845$ per person in double occupancy

The Route: Moscow — Kazan — Yekaterinburg — Novosibirsk — Irkutsk — Lake Baikal — Ulan-Ude — Ulaanbaatar. 

You will see Russia in all its historical greatness, in the mixture of cultures and fortunes, in the architectural splendor and extravagance, diverse and united, unifying different people and religions.
You start your journey in the ancient and mysterious Moscovia. The next stop is Kazan — the capital of the medieval Khanate of Kazan, the place that connected Christianity and Islam. Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk — each city conceals many secrets. It was here that the history of the Russian State was made, a history full of contradictions.
Lake Baikal is the entry point into Russian Asia. In local legends it is called the sacred sea. It is located in the center of the Asia, on the border of Irkutsk Oblast and Republic of Buryatia. It’s the deepest lake on the planet and the largest natural fresh water reservoir. Ulan-Ude is the last Russian city on this journey. Next stop is exotic Mongolia.

Itinerary: Moscow - Ulaanbaatar by Trans-Siberian Train

Itinerary: Moscow - Ulaanbaatar by Trans-Siberian Train

  • Moscow
    Day 1

    Moscow

    You arrive in Moscow today, where you will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel. You can choose to enjoy your down time in your hotel room or take a walk to explore the hotel’s vicinity. This evening you will enjoy dinner on your own.

  • Moscow
    Day 2

    Moscow

    After breakfast, you will enjoy the panoramic tour of Moscow that gives you an idea of the capital’s dimensions. Explore the Red Square, the very heart of Moscow, with picturesque St. Basil’s Cathedral or enjoy the ride on the Moscow subway with stations that are like underground palaces. You will be impressed by the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior and the stunning view of Moscow standing on the Lenin Hills with your back towards Moscow University and other historical sites. After lunch in the city, continue to the Kremlin, one of the best-known monuments in Russia and in the world. The guided tour takes you inside the former residence of the Russian Tsars. Enjoy some time downtown, strolling along the ancient Arbat Street with its numerous cafes and souvenir shops. Later in the evening, you’ll board the «Imperial Russia» Train. Enjoy your dinner onboard & get to know your traveling companions.

  • KAZAN
    Day 3

    Kazan

    Upon arrival in Kazan, once the capital of the Tatar Khanate you will set out on a city tour to explore the Old Kazan. Today, in the White Kremlin of Kazan, a new mosque rises in the immediate vicinity of a Christian cathedral. Enjoy the spectacular folklore program that will give you an insight into the Tatar national epic. We invite you to sample the local cuisine at lunch & enjoy a cooking demo revealing the secrets of Tatar cuisine. Later this afternoon you’ll board your train & continue your trip. Tonight enjoy your dinner onboard!

  • Yekaterinburg / Trans Siberian Tour by Private Train
    Day 4

    Yekaterinburg

    Today we arrive in Yekaterinburg & start our discovery of this city that is closely connected with the family of the last Russian Emperor. During the tour, you will visit the memorial Church on the Blood to commemorate the tragic events that took place in this city. After lunch downtown, we continue our visit. An absolute must see is a monument that marks the borderline between Europe & Asia. You will have an opportunity to be in both continents at the same time & take pictures to preserve the memory. In the evening, we board the «Imperial Russia» Train. Tonight enjoy your dinner onboard!

  • Novosibirsk / Trans Siberian Tour by Private Train
    Day 5

    Novosibirsk

    We arrive in Novosibirsk, the very heart of Siberia, & start our tour of the city in the vicinity of the railway station with a visit to the local railway museum, which is dedicated to the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway. After a lunch break the city tour will take us to the banks of the Ob River, to the main squares and streets of the most Soviet city on our itinerary. Standing out among the local sites, the local Opera House will impress you with its monumental architecture. It’s known as the biggest theater building in this country. Board your train & enjoy your dinner tonight onboard!

  • Trans-Siberian Train «Imperial Russia»
    Day 6

    On board «Imperial Russia» train

    Your «Imperial Russia» Train keeps traveling through Siberia. Today enjoy your stay onboard to reflect on cities you have already visited. You may want to spend your time having a drink at the bar with your fellow travelers, or you might stay in your cabin and watch the changing scenery. Wooden houses, birch forests and with any luck some rays of sunshine over mountain landscapes will greet you. Onboard staff will invite you for a talk on the Trans-Siberian Railway. Enjoy the relaxing day in anticipation of the next stop!

  • Irkutsk / Trans Siberian Tour by Private Train
    Day 7

    Irkutsk

    Our train arrives today in Irkutsk, one of the largest cities in Siberia. This city has preserved quite a few historical buildings and monuments. During the city tour you will see picturesque wooden houses and visit the Decembrists’ House that will unfold the story of the failed uprising of the Russian aristocracy who were exiled to this city. After lunch do not miss the opportunity to visit an open-air museum located on the picturesque banks of the Angara River. This unique museum will tell you about the daily life of the people in this region in the past. Spend some free time strolling through Irkutskaya Sloboda before you board your train in the evening.

  • Lake Baikal / Trans Siberian Tour by Private Train
    Day 8

    Lake Baikal

    Standing on the shores of Lake Baikal, you can’t help being overcome with awe and admiration at the sight of the wonder created by nature itself. It is the deepest lake in the world that contains one fifth of the Earth’s fresh water. After breakfast, board a motor ship to sail on the waters of the Baikal to the village of Listvyanka. Here you will visit the unique museum dedicated to the flora and fauna of the lake. Not to be missed is the observation point at the Cherssky Stone with a stunning view of the lake and the Angara River. After a visit to a local market, the journey continues along the original route of the Trans-Siberian Railway for several hours along the shore of Lake Baikal. Your train will stop at a particular spot for you to enjoy the majestic lake and a barbeque dinner.

  • Ulan-Ude / Trans Siberian Tour by Private Train
    Day 9

    Ulan-Ude

    The «Imperial Russia» Train will stop today in Ulan-Ude, the capital of Buryatia. On your program today, during the city tour is a special spiritual experience – a visit to an active datsan. Be a guest to the locals who will welcome you in a traditional yurt. Here you learn how to cook traditional “pozy”, play dice, wear the traditional costume, and assemble a yurt. For another perspective on the Buryats’ culture you’ll enjoy a colorful and spectacular folklore program. Later in the evening board the «Imperial Russia» train to continue your journey to Mongolia.

  • Ulaanbaatar / Trans Siberian Tour by Private Train
    Day 10

    Ulaanbaatar

    After arriving in Ulaanbaatar, you will leave for Terelj National Park. You will be introduced to the nomadic way of life still adhered to by many Mongolians today. On the tour of the Terelj National Park you’ll explore its spectacular landscapes and you’ll reach Ger Camp in a remote area. Tonight you will sleep in a ger (a traditional Mongolian yurt) and enjoy a traditional Mongolian dinner.

  • Mongolian cultural performance
    Day 11

    Ulaanbaatar

    Today you travel back to the Mongolian capital to explore this historic city. You will visit the Gandan Abbey, and the National Museum of Mongolia. Enjoy a stunning Mongolian cultural performance including the famous throat singing. Tonight you will lodge at one of the city’s hotels and you will enjoy dinner on your own.

  • Ulaanbaatar
    Day 12

    Ulaanbaatar

    After breakfast you’ll be taken to the airport to board your flight back home. The wonderful memories of your exciting «Imperial Russia» Train journey will certainly stay with you for a long time.

Tour Includes

  • What's Included in the Tour Package
    • Accommodation:
      • On board «Imperial Russia» Train in Russia and Mongolia;
      • 1 o/night at Moscow hotel, 1 o/night in ger (a traditional Mongolian yurt) in Mongolia, 1 o/nights at Ulaanbaator hotel;
      • Towels, bathrobe and slippers available on board the «Imperial Russia» Train.
    • Excursions & guides:
      • Excursions with local guides according to the program;
      • Excursions will be conducted in English, German, French and Spanish.
    • Meals:
      • Tea/coffee on board throughout the day;
      • Full board.
    • Other services:
      • Pick-up at the airports, transportation to hotels and train stations, transportation to the airport;
      • Porter services at the hotel and the railway stations;
      • Brief informative lectures on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, geography and history of the country visited;
      • English speaking Group Leader and Tour Managers.
    Price does not include
    • International and domestic flights;
    • Visa fees (Company is not liable for passengers with incorrect or expired visas);
    • All drinks ordered in the bar car;
    •  “Tailor made” excursions. You have the option of extending your tour. We offer additional excursions in every city within the tour and in other cities of Russia;
    • Meals on the day of arrival, departure;
    • Tips and personal expenses;
    • Insurance (every passenger is obliged to have medical insurance for the entire duration of the tour);
    • Vaccination: consult your doctor or medical center for specific health advice pertaining to travel to the different countries included in this tour.

Prices & Dates

Prices & Dates

2019 Prices & Dates | Moscow - Ulaanbaatar by Trans-Siberian Train «Imperial Russia» | 12 days

Moscow - Ulaanbaatar: 23 JUNE - 04 JULY | 18 - 29 AUGUST
Ulaanbaatar - Moscow: 04 - 15 JULY | 29 AUGUST - 09 SEPTEMBER
 VIP Class Business Class First Class Plus First Class
Prices per person in double occupancy12.560$ 12.045$ 7.620$6.845$
Single Supplement8.360$8.120$2.880$2.400$

Payment and cancellation conditions

1. Non-refundable prepayments payable within 5 days of receipt of the confirmation of the tour:

  • 1500 USD per person in VIP cabin;
  • 1500 USD per person in Business Class cabin;
  • 900 USD per person in First Class Plus cabin;
  • 900 USD per person in First Class cabin.

2. Full payment must be made 60 days prior to departure.

3. Upon cancellation of a confirmed reservation 60 days prior to departure of the tour 50% of the cost will be non-refundable.

4. Upon cancellation of a confirmed reservation 30 days prior to departure of the tour 100% of the cost of the tour will be non-refundable.

Accommodations on-board

Accommodations on-board

  • VIP Car
  • Business Class Car
  • First Plus Class Car
  • First Class Car
VIP Car
  • VIP Car
VIP Cabin Description
  • The VIP car contains 5 cabins.
  • There are two berths in every cabin: a sofa that transforms into a semi-double bed 120 cm wide, and the upper berth, 90 cm. wide.
  • A chair and a folding table.
  • All compartments are equipped with a private lavatory with a shower stall and a vanity.
  • An individual air conditioner for heating and cooling the cabin.
Business Class Car
  • Business Class Car
Business Class Cabin Description
  • The Business Class car contains 6 cabins.
  • There are two berths in every compartment: a sofa that transforms into a semi-double bed 120 cm wide, and the upper berth, 90 cm. wide.
  • A chair and a folding table.
  • All compartments are equipped with a private en-suite bathroom with a vanity, toilet and shower
  • An individual air conditioner for heating and cooling the cabin.
First Plus Class Car
  • First Plus Class Car
First Plus Class Cabin Description
  • The First Plus Class car consists of 8 passenger cabins with 2 berths in each.
  • Berths: one upper, one lower.
  • All compartments are equipped with a table with an armchair.
  • Between every two compartments, there is a shower facility and a washroom with a vanity.
  • In compartment 9 there is a room for storing luggage.
  • Two lavatories: at the front and at the rear of the car.
  • The air conditioning system is general, with an option of additional temperature control in each compartment.
  • Most cars are equipped with LCD TV sets.
First Class Car
  • קטגוריית FIRST CLASS ברכבת הטרנס סיבירית
First Class Cabin Description
  • The First Class car consists of 8 passenger cabins.
  • There are 2 lower berths in each, as well as a table and an LCD TV set.
  • In cabin 9 there is a shower stall and a vanity.
  • Two lavatories: at the front and at the rear of the car.
  • The air conditioning system is general, with an option of additional temperature control in each compartment.

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