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Imperial Russia - Moscow to Vladivostok


13 nights / 14 days from UK £ 5,310 per person

Price based on 2 people sharing a First Class cabin. These prices are based on 2019 rates. See below for full pricing.
Please note that this is group tour with fixed date departures (see full pricing and dates further down this page). We can also book your international flights if required.

► MOSCOW – Russia’s iconic capital
► KAZAN – Picturesque city on the River Volga
► EKATERINBURG – The colourful history & Ural capital
► NOVOSIBIRSK – Cultural modern ‘Soviet’ city
► IRKUTSK – Historic Siberian city close to Baikal
► LAKE BAIKAL – Pristine Siberian Lake
► ULAN UDE – City of culture where East meets West
► KHABAROVSK – Remote city of culture close to the China border
► VLADIVOSTOK – Beautifully located Russian port city

Route Map & Destinations Visited

imperial russia moscow vladivostok map

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival Moscow

Arrive in Russia’s Capital With Free Time to Relax at the Hotel After Your Journey

Arrive in Moscow today, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. You can choose to enjoy your down time at your hotel room or make a discovery walk of the hotel vicinity.

Meals Included: None today.

Day 2 - Moscow

City Tour of Moscow Including a Visit to the Kremlin Before Boarding the Imperial Russia Train

After breakfast, you will enjoy the panoramic tour of Moscow that give you an idea of capital’s dimensions. Explore the Red Square, the very heart of Moscow, with picturesque St. Basil’s Cathedral or enjoy the ride in Moscow subway with the stations that are more likely to be underground palaces. You will be impressed by the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior or 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 Tzars. Enjoy some time in down town strolling along the ancient Arbat Street with its numerous cafes, souvenir shops. Later in the evening, you’ll board Imperial Russia Train. Enjoy your dinner onboard & get to know your travel companions.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 3 - Kazan

Visit Kazan’s Spectacular Kremlin on the Volga River

Upon arrival in Kazan, once the capital of the Tatar Khanate you will depart for 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 taste local cuisine while lunch & follow cooking demo revealing the secrets of Tatar cuisine. Later this afternoon you board your train & continue your trip. Tonight enjoy your dinner onboard!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 4 - Ekaterinburg

Visit the Memorial to the Romanovs & the Europe & Asia Border

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 taken place in this city. After lunch in downtown, we continue our tour. An absolutely must see is a memorial that marks the borderline between Europe & Asia. You will have an opportunity to be in both continents at the same time & keep the memory of it taking pictures. In the evening, we board Imperial Russia Train. Tonight enjoy your dinner onboard!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 5 - Novosibirsk

Stop in Siberia’s Largest City to Explore the Highlights

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

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 6 - On Board the Train

A Full Day on the Train Travelling Across Siberia

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 follow the changing scenery. Wooden houses, birch forests and if lucky enough some sun rays over mountain landscapes will greet you. Onboard staff will invite you for a talk on Trans-Siberian railway and there will be a performance of live music. Enjoy the relaxing day in anticipation of the next stop!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 7 - Irkutsk

Arrive in & Explore Irkutsk City

Our train arrives in Irkutsk today, one of the largest cities in Siberia. This city has preserved quite a few of historical buildings and monuments. During the city tour you will see picturesque wooden houses, visit the Decembrists’ House that will unfold the story of failed uprising of Russian aristocracy who were exiled to this city. After lunch do not miss the opportunity to visit an open-air museum located in the picturesque place of the river bank of Angara. 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 will board your train in the evening.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 8 - Lake Baikal

Arrive at Stunning Lake Baikal & Enjoy a Barbecue by the Lake

Standing on the shores of Lake Baikal, you can’t help being awestruck with admiration by the wonder created by nature itself. It is the deepest Lake in the world that contains the fifth part 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 on 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 directly along the shore of Lake Baikal. Your train will stop at a particular spot for you to enjoy the majestic lake and a barbecue dinner.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 9 - Ulan Ude

Stop at Culturally Fascinating Ulan Ude

The Imperial Russia train will stop in Ulan-Ude today, the capital of Buryatia. A special spiritual experience is a visit to an active datsan that is on your program during the city tour today. 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 traditional costume, and assemble yurt. Another perspective on the Buryats’ culture is a colorful and spectacular folklore program that you will enjoy here. Later in the evening board Imperial Russia train to continue your voyage to the Far East.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 10 - On Board the Train

Travel Into the Wild Regions of Russia’s Far East

Today enjoy one more leisure day while we are travelling through the beautiful landscapes of the Russian Far East. The train crosses the countryside to the east of Lake Baikal, passes through branching to the Trans-Manchurian railway.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 11 - On Board the Train

Continue Your Journey Towards Khabarovsk

We spend our last full day onboard «Imperial Russia» train and approach our most eastern point of our journey. You might want to attend one of the interesting lectures or entertaining program.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 12 - Khabarovsk

Stop in This Remote City on the Banks of the Amur River

The Imperial Russia train stops in the city of Khabarovsk today. We will take you to the most important sites and museums of this city. After a lunch break, we invite you to take a boat ride along the Amur River that forms a natural boarder of Russia & China. Enjoy the views of the city and entertainment onboard the boat. Later in the noon, take part in the workshop to create your own Russian souvenir – paint your own matreshka, the famous nestling doll, to take as one of the numerous memories from this journey.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 13 - Vladivostok

Arrive at the End of the Line in the Remote Port City

The Imperial Russia train traveled over 9000 km along this famous railway to rich its final destination, the city of Vladivostok.

Vladivostok was founded in 1860 with mission to defend the south-eastern border of Russia. This city is nowadays the home base of the Pacific Russian military fleet. A free access was given to visitors only in 1992. We invite you to explore this city with dramatic past and great future. Enjoy the bay view from a boat or from the top of one of the hills on which the city lies, walk the streets with ocean breeze, check out the historic sites and capture the refreshing spirit of the natural surroundings.

Today you will lodge in one of the hotels in town.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 14 - Depart Vladivostok

Depart Russia With the Memories of This Epic Rail Journey

After breakfast, take an advantage of some free time before your transfer to the airport from where you start your travel home.

Meals Included: Breakfast.

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2020 Dates & Prices

Starts Moscow 22nd May 2020 and finishes Vladivostok 4th June 2020

Starts Moscow 19th July 2020 and finishes Vladivostok 1st August 2020


£ 5,310 per person or £ 7,460 for single occupancy of cabin & hotels


£ 5,740 per person or £ 8,100 for single occupancy of cabin & hotels


£ 9,160 per person or £ 14,660 for single occupancy of cabin & hotels


£ 9,380 per person or £ 15,690 for single occupancy of cabin & hotels

2021 Dates & Prices

Starts Moscow 22nd May 2021 and finishes Vladivostok 4th June 2021

Starts Moscow 19th July 2021 and finishes Vladivostok 1st August 2021


£ 5,860 per person or £ 8,230 for single occupancy of cabin & hotels


£ 6,370 per person or £ 8,990 for single occupancy of cabin & hotels


£ 9,700 per person or £ 16,240 for single occupancy of cabin & hotels


£ 10,380 per person or £ 17,340 for single occupancy of cabin & hotels

Inclusions & Exclusions For This Trip

What is included?

1 night in a 5* hotel in Moscow.

1 night in a 5* hotel Vladivostok.

Full board Accommodation Onboard the Imperial Russia Train.

Bathrobe and slippers.

Excursions with local guides according to the program.

Guides speaking English, German, French, Spanish (other languages on request for language groups from 10 persons travelling on board the «Imperial Russia» Train).

Tea/coffee throughout the day.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner as indicated in the itinerary.

Financial Peace of Mind as your trip is protected.

Transfers: All transfers are included providing you arrive on the start / finish days of the tour.

Brief informative lectures on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, geography and history of the countries visited.

Doctor onboard.

Porterage is included between the hotels and stations.

English Speaking Tour Director throughout the Tour.

Experienced Tour Managers.

What is not included?

International flights – we can book these for you if you wish.

Visas – we provide the paperwork and can recommend visa agents to help with applications.

Travel Insurance (every passenger is obliged to have medical insurance for the whole duration of the Tour) – we recommend ABTASure (UK residents only)

Discretionary gratuities to drivers and guides

All beverages in bar car.

Vaccinations: Consult your doctor for specific health advice.

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