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Zarengold: From Vladivostok to Moscow

15-Day Private Train Journey on the Trans-Siberian Railroad from Vladivostok to Moscow (or vice versa)

Zarengold: From Vladivostok to Moscowxperience one of the world’s last great travel adventures. Our new route gives
you the opportunity to experience the entire length of the original
Trans-Siberian Railroad, from the monument that marks its very end at
Vladivostok’s picturesque train station to its starting point in Moscow. With
its legendary 5,772 miles (9,288 km), this is the world’s longest railroad.
And your journey on these historical tracks is even more fascinating,
comfortable, and entertaining with our privately chartered train.

from6,590 $per person

What Makes Your Journey Unique

  • City of Lights evening tour through Moscow
  • The Kremlin in Kazan
  • Welcoming ceremony with bread and salt in Novosibirsk
  • Siberian wooden houses in Irkutsk and typical Siberian villages
  • Panoramic train route directly alongside Lake Baikal
  • Picnic on the shores of Lake Baikal (weather permitting)
  • Buryatia: Experience of a little-known culture in Ulan-Ude
  • Khabarovsk on the Amur River: Surprising diversity of peoples in Russia’s Far East
  • Vladivostok: Boat trip in the largest harbor in Russia’s Far East
  • Daily talks on the regions’ cultures and peoples
  • Vodka tasting with traditional Russian snacks and red caviar

Dates

  • 27 Jun 22 - 12 Jul 22 (16 days)
  • 09 Jul 22 - 23 Jul 22 (15 days)

Info & Booking

Susann Bridgewater
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Day 1. Welcome to Vladivostok

After your arrival in the Pacific metropolis of Vladivostok, a sightseeing tour shows you the city’s most notable attractions, among them the Submarine Museum. One of your tour’s literal highlights is the wonderful vista from Eagle’s Nest Hill.

Overnight: Best Eastern Versailles (or similar) (LD)

Day 2. Vladivostok and Departure on the Trans-Siberian

After a hearty breakfast at your hotel, you visit the Oceanarium. Afterward, you enjoy a boat trip in the largest harbor of Russia’s Far East and marvel at an impressive fortress. In the evening, your journey on the legendary Trans-Siberian Railroad commences.

Overnight on board (BLD)

Day 3. Khabarowsk on the Amur River

Your private train reaches Khabarovsk today. City tour and visit to the promenade on the bluff of the Amur River with its broad, sandy beaches. Later, you enjoy a little boat tour on the Amur River. Your train departs in the late evening and your journey continues.

Overnight on board (BLD)

Day 4. Vast Country

Your train is moving through the lush landscapes east of Lake Baikal, passing the junction leading onto the Trans-Manchurian Railroad in Chita, the junction leading to the Baikal–Amur Mainline, the former gulag city of Svobodny, and Birobidzhan, the administrative center of Russia’s Jewish Autonomous Oblast.

Overnight on board (BLD)

Day 5. Vast Country, part II

Today, your private train is rolling, rolling, rolling on the Trans-Siberian, the world’s longest railroad line, making you realize the dimensions of Russia, the world’s largest country. On board, enjoy a delightful tasting of Taiga specialties: berries, juices, and liquors. A language course gives you the opportunity to brush up your knowledge of Russian.

Overnight on board (BLD)

Day 6. Ulan-Ude

After your private train’s arrival in Ulan-Ude, you experience the capital of the Russian Republic of Buryatia on a city tour. A visit to a colony of Old Believers makes you acquainted with their manners and customs. In the evening, you see a presentation of typical Buryatian artistic performances.

Overnight: Hotel Geser (or similar) (BLD)

Day 7. Monks and Yurts

An excursion brings you to Russia’s largest Buddhist monastery, Ivolginsky Datsan. Later, you feast on Buryatia’s national dish in a yurt. In the afternoon, you learn surprising details about the indigenous population of the Baikal region in the open-air Ethnographic Museum. Your private train continues west in the late evening.

Overnight on board (BLD)

Day 8. Lake Baikal

Today, you explore the remarkable natural phenomenon of Lake Baikal, the world’s largest reservoir of freshwater. In the morning, your train travels directly alongside Lake Baikal, on the historic panorama route of the Trans-Siberian Railroad. During two extended photo stops, you have a chance to explore and record the scenic beauty of the lake and its setting. A short boat excursion from Port Baikal takes you out onto the lake. Take a swim in the lake, if you wish, and visit a picturesque Baikal village. Dinner is a Baikal-style picnic on the lakeshore with a view of the incredible natural surroundings (weather permitting).

Overnight on board (BLD)

Day 9. Irkutsk

In the morning, you arrive in Irkutsk, the capital of Eastern Siberia in tsarist times. Here, you check in at a centrally located hotel. During your city tour, you see the Okhlopkov Drama Theater, the new Tsar Alexander III memorial, and the photogenic market hall. Around noon, you visit an open-air museum showcasing life and work in Siberia in earlier centuries.

Overnight: Hotel Irkutsk (or similar) (BLD)

Day 10. Across Siberia

After breakfast, your train rolls through the diverse landscapes of Eastern Siberia. Entertaining talks on board inform you about the region; and a vodka tasting with typical Russian snacks and red caviar is an opportunity to experience Russian hospitality and learn their clever toasts.

Overnight on board (BLD)

Day 11. Novosibirsk

Around noon your train arrives in Novosibirsk, the largest city in Siberia. You are greeted with bread and salt in the traditional Russian manner and taken on a tour of this most Soviet of cities on your route, including the opportunity to see the mighty Ob River. You go on a brief city tour, showing the market and the opera house.

Overnight on board (BLD)

Day 12. Yekaterinburg

Your train stops in the afternoon in Yekaterinburg, the capital of the Ural Federal District. The city is known as the place where the Russian tsar Nicholas II and his family were murdered in 1918. During a tour, you see the Church on Blood, built in 2003 to commemorate that tragic historic event, and the city center, beautifully restored in 2009. Back on board, you enjoy views of Uralian landscapes and relax in the dining car. Your private train is already rolling on the European continent.

Overnight on board (BLD)

Day 13. Kazan

After breakfast, you reach Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan on the banks of the Volga River. On a city tour, you see Tatar mosques and the most famous Russian Orthodox cathedral. You also take a tour of Kazan’s Kremlin, where you learn about the turbulent history of the relationship between the Tatars, the Cossacks, and the Russians. Afterward, you enjoy lunch in a city restaurant.

Overnight on board (BLD)

Day 14. Welcome to Moscow

Around noon, you arrive in the Russian capital of Moscow—a thriving, prosperous city—and are accompanied to your high-end hotel. At noon you visit the Kremlin grounds with its magnificent cathedral. Your city tour takes you to the reconstructed Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Lomonosov University, the Novodevichy Convent, Red Square with its colorful St. Basil’s Cathedral, the former KGB headquarters, and the White House. After dinner, you discover the city’s magic during an hour-long City of Lights tour, including a stop at the Red Square, and a ride on the subway to two of Moscow’s particularly beautiful metro stations.

Overnight: InterContinental Tverskaya (or similar) (BLD)

Day 15. Tour of Moscow and End of Journey

After an ample breakfast at your hotel, we accompany you to the airport and bid you bon voyage. (B)

(B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner

Experience one of the world’s last great travel adventures. Our new route gives you the opportunity to experience the entire length of the original Trans-Siberian Railroad, from the monument that marks its very end at Vladivostok’s picturesque train station to its starting point in Moscow. With its legendary 5,772 miles (9,288 km), this is the world’s longest railroad. And your journey on these historical tracks is even more fascinating, comfortable, and entertaining with our privately chartered train.

Rates Include

  • Journey with guaranteed lodging in the booked category aboard the exclusively chartered private train.
  • Travel for several hours along the Trans-Siberian Railroad panoramic route directly on the shores of Lake Baikal, with photo stops
  • Expert tour director throughout the journey
  • Experienced tour guides for each group of no more than 26 guests throughout the tour
  • Local expert tour guides
  • Transfers and bus trips according to itinerary
  • Excursions and sightseeing according to itinerary, including entry fees
  • Meals according to itinerary
  • Porter service at all train stations
  • Vodka tasting with traditional Russian snacks
  • Concise informational talks on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, regional geography, culture, and history of the countries along the route
  • Physician on board
  • Shower facilities on board
  • Informational booklet about the region and the private train for each compartment booked
  • 1 overnight in Vladivostok in an upper mid-range hotel
  • 1 overnight in Irkutsk in a mid-range hotel
  • 1 overnight in Ulan-Ude in a mid-range hotel
  • 1 overnight in Moscow in a high-end-hotel

Hotels Planned

Vladivostok: 1 night, Hotel Best Eastern Versailles
Ulan Ude: 1 night, Hotel Geser
Irkutsk: 1 night, Hotel Irkutsk
Moscow: 1 night, InterContinental Tverskaya/Grand Marriott

Not Included

• Visa fees
• Gratuities
• International flights
• Personal expenses

Entry Requirements

  • Passport and visas required
  • Health, entry and vaccination regulations as prescribed by the visited countries. Please check with your local embassies and national guidelines for travel

Cat. V - Bolshoi Platinum

Number and Size of Beds

  • Sleeps up to 2 guests
  • 1 lower bed sized
    47.2 × 72.4 in/120 × 184 cm
  • 1 upper bed sized
    32.3 × 68.5 in/82 × 174 cm

Features

  • Large compartment sized
    77 sq ft/7.15 sq m
  • Small sofa
  • Table
  • Window
  • Large closet
  • Private bathroom with sink, toilet and separate shower
  • 5 compartments per car

Cat. IV - Bolshoi

Number and Size of Beds

  • Sleeps up to 2 guests
  • 1 lower bed sized
    43.3 × 72.4 in/110 × 184 cm
  • 1 upper bed sized
    31.5 × 68.5 in/80 × 174 cm

Features

  • Large compartment sized
    60 sq ft/5.57 sq m
  • Small sofa
  • Table
  • Window
  • Small closet
  • Private bathroom with sink, toilet and integrated shower
  • 6 compartments per car

Cat. III - Nostalgic Comfort

Number and Size of Beds

  • Sleeps up to 2 guests
  • 1 lower and 1 upper bed
  • 31.5 × 72.8 in/80 × 185 cm

Features

  • Large window
  • Table
  • Armchair
  • 2 shared bathrooms with sink and toilet per car
  • Semi-private shower with sink shared between 2 compartments
  • 8 compartments per car
  • Nostalgic interior design

Cat. II - Superior

Number and Size of Beds

  • Sleeps up to 2 guests
  • 2 lower beds
  • 26.7 × 73.6 in/68 × 185 cm

Features

  • Large window
  • Table
  • 2 shared bathrooms with sink and toilet per car
  • Shower shared between 1 to 3 cars
  • 9 compartments per car
  • Distinctive interior design

Cat. II - Classic

Number and Size of Beds

  • Sleeps up to 2 guests
  • 2 lower beds
  • 26.7 × 73.6 in/68 × 187 cm

Features

  • Large window
  • Table
  • 2 shared bathrooms with sink and toilet per car
  • Shower shared between 2 to 4 cars
  • 9 compartments per car

Cat. I - Standard

Number and Size of Beds

  • Sleeps up to 4 guests
  • 2 lower and 2 upper beds
  • 26.7 × 73.6 in/68 × 187 cm

Features

  • Large window
  • Table
  • 2 shared bathrooms with sink and toilet per car
  • 9 compartments per car
  • 3-person occupancy is available for a supplemental charge


  • Guaranteed
  • Available
  • Limited
  • Waiting List
  • Excursions and lectures conducted in: EN=English, FR=French

Dates

Dates StandardClassicSuperiorNostalgic ComfortBolshoiBolshoi Platinum
Price $
27 Jun 22 - 12 Jul 22EN,Excursions and lectures conducted in: English FRExcursions and lectures conducted in: French | From Moscow
Single supplement hotel
Supplement for use of the compartment by 3 persons
Single use supplement in compartment + hotel
09 Jul 22 - 23 Jul 22EN,Excursions and lectures conducted in: English FRExcursions and lectures conducted in: French | From Vladivostok
Single supplement hotel
Supplement for use of the compartment by 3 persons
Single use supplement in compartment + hotel
Total price $