Zarengold: The Original Trans-Siberian

14-Day Train Journey from Vladivostok to Moscow via Private Train Unit

Zarengold: The Original Trans-Siberian

from6,990 $per person

What Makes Your Journey Unique

  • Traveling on the original route of the Trans-Siberian Railroad between Vladivostok and Moscow. This route celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016
  • The Pacific harbor and the Oceanarium in Vladivostok
  • Buddhist temple near Ulan-Ude
  • Typical Siberian villages
  • Unique and authentic journey in a private train unit attached to a regular train


  • 16 May 20 - 29 May 20 (14 days)

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Doreen Brade
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Day 1. Welcome to Vladivostok

In the morning, you arrive in Vladivostok. In the afternoon, a guided bus tour of the city includes the Submarine Museum. You have a fantastic view over the city from Eagle’s Nest Hill. Overnight: Versailles Best Eastern (or similar). Meals included: Lunch (L) and dinner (D)

Day 2. Vladivostok and Train Departure

In the morning, you visit the Oceanarium and learn about Pacific sea life. Afterward, you go on a boat excursion around Russia’s largest Pacific port. In the evening, the regular train departs, and you are welcomed aboard the private train unit for your group. Overnight on board (BLD)

Day 3. Khabarovsk, on the Amur River

Today you arrive in Khabarovsk. During a guided bus tour of the city you visit the Regional Museum and the bluff over the Amur River with its wide sandy beaches. Overnight: Parus Best Eastern (or similar) (BLD)

Day 4 and 5. Across Siberia

You continue your train journey west and cross the Amur River over one of Russia’s longest bridges. You pass by the town of Svobodny, once home to a Gulag prison camp; the junction with the Baikal-Amur Mainline; and the junction with the Trans-Manchurian Railroad in Chita. 2 overnights on board (2x BLD)

Days 6. Ulan-Ude

You arrive in Ulan-Ude in the morning. You enjoy an informative city tour and visit a Buddhist temple close to Ulan-Ude. In the evening, you continue on to Irkutsk. Overnight on board (BLD)

Day 7. Lake Baikal

After arrival in Irkutsk in the morning, you drive to the remarkable natural phenomenon of Lake Baikal, the largest reservoir of freshwater in the world. A short boat excursion takes you out onto the lake. You can take a swim and visit the picturesque village of Listvyanka. Dinner is a Baikal-style picnic on the lakeshore with a view of the incredible natural surroundings, weather permitting. Overnight: Hotel Mayak (or similar) (BLD)

Day 8. Irkutsk

In the morning, you pay a worthwhile visit to an open-air museum with a focus on life and work in historical Siberia. Afterward, we go to Irkutsk, the capital of Eastern Siberia in tsarist times. During your city tour you see the Okhlopkov Drama Theatre, the new memorial to Tsar Alexander III, and the photogenic market hall. In the evening, the train departs for Novosibirsk. Overnight on board (BLD)

Day 9. Across Siberia

In late afternoon, the train arrives in Novosibirsk, the largest city in Siberia. You take a tour of this most Soviet of cities on the route, which includes the chance to see the mighty Ob River. Overnight: Azimut Hotel (or similar) (BLD)

Day 10. Novosibirsk

On a brief city tour, you have the chance to see the market and the opera house. In the afternoon, you continue your journey. Overnight on board (BLD)

Day 11. 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. Yekaterinburg is situated on the border between the European and Asian continents. You can visit the obelisk that memorializes this fact. Back on board, you enjoy views of the Uralian landscape. Your train is already rolling across the European continent. Overnight on board (BLD)

Day 12. Kazan

After breakfast you reach Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan, on the banks of the Volga River. On your 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 between the Tatars, the Cossacks and the Russians. Afterward you enjoy lunch in a city restaurant. Overnight on board (BLD)

Day 13. Welcome to Moscow

Around noon, you arrive in the Russian capital of Moscow, now a thriving, prosperous city, and are accompanied to your hotel. At noon you visit the Kremlin grounds with its magnificent cathedral. Several of the building interiors can also be viewed. After dinner, discover the city’s magic during an hour-long City of Lights tour, which includes a stop at Red Square and a ride on the underground to view two of Moscow’s particularly beautiful metro stations. Overnight: InterContinental Tverskaya (or similar) (BLD)

Day 14. Tour of Moscow and Flight Home

After an ample breakfast at your hotel, your tour of the city 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. This then marks the end of your memorable journey, and the time has come to head to home. We accompany you to the airport and bid you bon voyage. (B)

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

Experience the Trans-Siberian Railroad in all its glory on the full length of the legendary route from Vladivostok via Ulan-Ude to Moscow. From the rugged shores of the Pacific Ocean to the vibrant bustle of Moscow, experience the vastness and variety of Russia on the world’s greatest train route.

Rates Include

  • 8 nights in a private car of category Classic attached to a regular train on the route from Vladivostok to Moscow (single occupancy for Superior car available on request)
  • 5 nights in hotels along the route
  • English-speaking tour guide with pertinent knowledge of the region throughout the journey
  • Local travel guides
  • All transfers and bus tours according to itinerary
  • All excursions and sightseeing according to itinerary, including all entry fees
  • All meals according to your itinerary. Meals are served in the restaurant car of the regular train or in local restaurants at the stops

Hotels Planned

Vladivostok: 1 night, Versailles Best Eastern
Khabarovsk: 1 night, Parus Best Eastern
Listvyanka: 1 night, Hotel Mayak
Novosibirsk: 1 night, Azimut Hotel or similar
Moscow: 1 night, InterContinental Tverskaya/Grand Marriott or similar

Not Included

  • Visa fees
  • Gratuities
  • International flights
  • Personal expenses

Entry Requirements

  • You may require a visa, depending on your nationality. Please check with your local embassy
  • No vaccinations required

Important Notes

  • We regret that due to the intricate logistics of this tour, itinerary changes are sometimes unavoidable
  • Minimum number of tour participants per attached car of category Classic/Superior: 12
  • Maximum number of tour participants per attached car of category Classic/Superior: 16
  • Minimum number of tour participants per attached car of category Bolshoi: 10
  • Maximum number of tour participants per attached car of category Bolshoi: 12


This category offers 60 sq ft (5.57 m²) of space. It has two beds, with the upper measuring 31.5 × 68.5 in. (80 × 174 cm) and the lower measuring 43.3 × 72.4 in. (110 × 184 cm). This compartment also offers comfortable seating, a table and a small wardrobe. The Bolshoi category has its own lavatory equipped with toilet, washing basin, and integrated shower with shower curtain. This category has only six compartments per car.


This newly refurbished category now features interior design in a nostalgic look. The compartments have two lower beds, one on each side, measuring ca. 26.7 × 72.8 in. (68 cm x 185 cm). The nine compartments per wagon share two combined washing and toilet facilities located at its ends. Depending on the train configuration, a shower facility in each sleeping car is shared by guests.


Compartments in the Classic category offer considerably more space as they are shared by only two guests, with two lower beds measuring ca. 26.7 × 73.6 in (68 × 187 cm), one on each side of the compartment. There are nine compartments per car, with combined toilet and washing facilities at both ends. Depending on the train configuration, a shower facility is mostly shared by guests from two to four sleeping cars.

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


Dates Cat. II ClassicCat. II SuperiorCat. IV Bolshoi
Price $
16 May 20 - 29 May 20ENExcursions and lectures conducted in: English
Single use supplement in compartment + hotel
Total price $