“S Priezdom! Welcome to Moscow!” Our driver will be there to meet you from whichever flight, train or boat you arrive. You’ll then be transferred to the Irbis 3H Hotel. The facilities available at this hotel include a Restaurant, Lobby Bar, Lobby Wi-Fi access, Luggage Room, Safety deposit boxes and an ATM machine. At check-in, (after 2pm) the hotel reception will advise you they will need your passport for
visa registration. This process takes 1–2 hours. Your complimentary InfoPack is full of ideas for getting the most out of your free time.
After breakfast one of our local expert staff will meet you at the hotel to take you on a three hour walking tour round the highlights – you’ll use public transport around the centre to avoid the traffic jams and get the hang of the system for when you come to use it independently. Our staffers are full of ideas for this walk but are flexible about other ideas if you have your own. Your walk ends in the city centre around lunchtime. If you haven’t prebooked any of our range of city excursions the rest of the day is your own to explore further. Some of our top suggestions (please check opening times/days before setting off) would include visiting the Moscow Kremlin, the Tretyakov Gallery, the Pushkin Fine Arts Museum, or a boat trip along the Mosvka River… perhaps locate some tickets for ballet, opera, circus or a concert this evening? As well as famous classical music traditions Moscow features on the touring schedules of world names in jazz, rock, pop and world music.
Day 3 - Depart Moscow
You’ll need to check out of your room by 12 noon today but the hotel offers a Left
Luggage service for a small fee. Your day is free until 9pm when a driver is scheduled to take you to the station. This morning you can continue sightseeing – the Lenin Mausoleum is only open in the mornings, and getting there early (it’s in Red Square) helps beat the queues. Although there’s a restaurant car service on board your train you may want to supplement this with some snacks, treats, and fresh fruit
that you could buy today. Your transfer from the hotel to Yaroslavsky station is scheduled for 7pm, so please be at the hotel reception where your driver will meet you and will assist your boarding of the Irkutsk bound train. Breakfast.
Day 4 - 9 - On board the Trans-Siberian Express
On board The Trans-Sib… travelling towards
The dining car is the heart of social life on the
train. It functions as bar, lounge, and take-out
snack store, as well as a café serving
reasonably priced meals. It is a great place to
meet fellow travellers and locals alike, sharing
your experiences of your journey so far with a
few drinks, which no doubt will include some
Vodka - and maybe smoked salmon and caviar
too! Along the way you’ll see astonishing
Siberian scenery as the deciduous forests of
the Ural Mountains slowly give way to Siberian
The major landmarks are the great rivers you
cross, including the River Ob at Novosibirsk
(one of the most famous bridges on the route),
and the gigantic Enisei River (at Krasnoyarsk).
You pass by Lake Baikal, and finally past the
River Amur (known in China as the Heilongjiang)
and into the Primorye (“near the sea”) Region. No Meals.
Day 10 - Arrive Vladivostok
Morning arrival in Vladivostok. For additional services in Vladivostok and beyond please check with one of our consultants. No Meals.
Included in the trip: TRAIN: 2-Class 4-berth rail for complete journey. MOSCOW:Transfers on arrival and departure. Two nights stay in a 3* Hotel, breakfast included. 3 hour personalised guided walking tour of the city.
Trip Price Guide:
Spicing it Up
Full on extra night Moscow
No Frills extra night Moscow
Full on Hotel Vladivostok
No Frills Hotel Vladivostok
Upgrading to 2-berth rail
Vladivostok hotel includes arrival transfer.
Due to the nature of these destinations all prices are subject to change. Contact us to confirm exact price.
Departures on odd numbered days of the month. Few rare exceptions – please confirm with us.
We have a range of airline tickets which fit in well with our trips. Run your flight requirements past us before confirming your flight arrangements.