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Original Vladivostok to Moscow - Westbound

Trans-Siberian Railway

The Original

Vladivistok to Moscow via Irkutsk

This version of our Original Trans-Siberian includes a stop at Lake Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater lake. Like its sister trip, it appeals not only to train buffs but to historians and those who want to travel the “original” route – and who are maybe planning to journey on to Japan. At the lake, you choose from a range of options included in your trip from the active to the sedentary and even the underwater! And if you want to stop at other Siberian destinations such as Ekaterinburg and Ulan-Ude just let us know and we’ll be happy to discuss the options for adding these to your experience.

Departures on odd numbered days of the month.  Few rare exceptions – please contact us for dates.  This is a basic itinerary that can be added to.  A range of stopover cities are available.  This trip is available in reverse.

DAY 01 – Arrival in Vladivostok

On arrival in Vladivostok make your own way to the 3★ hotel. (We can obtain rates for superior hotels on request)

DAY 02 – Departing Vladivostok
Own transport to Vladivostok Station where you will board the Irkutsk bound train.
DAY 03-04 – On board The Trans-Siberian
The dining car is the heart of social life on the train.  It is a great place to meet fellow travellers and locals alike.
DAY 05 – Arrival in Irkutsk

Arrival in Irkutsk, transfer to 3★ Hotel situated in Listvyanka Village (70km) travelling by road through the forest. The Hotel is set just 50 metres from the shores of Lake Baikal.

DAY 06 – Choose one activity from the list
It’s all included in the trip price! You’ll need to inform us of your choice before commencing your journey, so that we can have the right staff on hand for when you arrive.


(A) Siberian trek
(B) Circum Baikal picnic
(C) Taltsy wooden museum
(D) Port Baikal excursion
(E) Snowmobile trip
(F) Siberian Dog sledding

DAY 07 – Departing Irkutsk
After breakfast transfer back to Irkutsk city.   Our local staff will provide a map and some recommendations of interesting places to visit. Some of our top suggestions (please check opening times/days before setting off) Decembrist Museum, Volkonsky House and The Epiphany Cathedral. Early evening transfer to the station, where you will board the Moscow bound train.
DAY 08-11 – On board The Trans-Siberian
The dining car 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!
DAY 11 – Arrival in Moscow

Very early morning arrival in Moscow. Your driver will meet you at the end of the platform and you will travel by private car to a 3★ Hotel. (We can obtain rates for superior hotels on request) Your room will be allocated on arrival. You will have a chance to have breakfast before setting out on today’s three hour walking and familiarisation tour. This will introduce you to the city (and its public transport system) and get your sightseeing off to a flying start.

DAY 12 – End of Trans-Siberian journey
You will need to check out of your room by 12 noon. Own transport to the airport or station on departure.
1 person 2 people 3-9 people
Standard $3800 $3050 $3200
Superior $tba $tba $tba
Standard extra night Vladivostok $230 $155 $155
Standard extra night Moscow $180 $90 $90
Superior extra night Vladivostok $tba $tba $tba
Superior extra night Moscow $tba $tba $tba
Upgrade 2 berth rail $1200 $1200 $1200


Due to the nature of these destinations all prices are subject to change. Contact us to confirm exact price.

Deposits hold bookings but fares can still vary with exchange rates and only final payment guarantees price.