Russia Boutique Travel Route

【Russia - Siberia Railway Tour 】

Vladivostok, Ulan-Ude, Irkutsk, Novosibirsk,Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Suzdal, Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Russia

Trans-Siberian Railway Network is the longest railway line in the world. It starts at Vladivostok on the east and reaches the destination on the west at Moscow, with two spur lines running through Mongolia from Erenhot and heading to Beijing from Manzhouli. Pyongyang, the capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is the furthest the railway line can reach. The 9,288km-long railway line has been attracting travellers and railfans worldwide come for an adventure. There are some culturally-diverse cities along the railway line that you can hop on and off to visit and experience different cultures during the daytime and come back to the train for a good rest at night. The most fascinating about the Trans-Siberian Railway Network is the Lake Baikal section when the train runs along the south of the lake. That is where you could celebrate the beauty of the lake and the vastness of Siberia with those grasslands and Siberian taiga. The Russia - Siberia Railway Tour is a journey for a lifetime of Russian culture and beauty of its landscapes.

Day 1 Hong Kong——Vladivostok
Morning - Night:

You may choose to take a direct flight from Hong Kong to Vladivostok (around 5 hours), or high-speed rail from Hong Kong to Beijing (round 9 hours) and change to Beijing–Harbin high-speed railway to Harbin (round 7 hours) before taking the international train from Harbin to Vladivostok (around 33 hours).

Day 2 Vladivostok——Ulan-Ude
Morning:

Visit Far Eastern Federal University and enjoy the scenery of Zolotoy Rog.

Afternoon:

Have a nice walk by the sea and enjoy the scenery of this naval base. You may also visit the Soviet submarine S-56 and the Monument to the Fighters for Soviet Power in the Far East.

Night:

After having a nice meal of caviar and local fresh seafood such as sea cucumbers, set off for Vladivostok railway station, the starting point of the Trans-Siberian Railway, to get on the train “001 Rossiya” or sleeper train 099 to Ulan-Ude.

Day 3 Vladivostok——Ulan-Ude
Morning - Night:

Train to Ulan-Ude.

Day 4 Vladivostok——Ulan-Ude
Morning - Night:

Train to Ulan-Ude.

Day 5 Vladivostok——Ulan-Ude
Morning - Night:

Train to Ulan-Ude.

Day 6 Ulan-Ude——Irkutsk
Morning:

Visit the Monument to Lenin, the largest bust of Lenin in the world, and Ulan-Ude Ethnographic Museum to learn more about the culture of Buryat from Mongolia.

Afternoon:

Visit the Odigitrievsky Cathedral and Ivolginsky Datsan.

Night:

Try out the Mongolian gourmet in downtown before taking the train to Irkutsk.

Day 7 Irkutsk
Morning:

Go sightseeing in the city: Kazanskaya Tserkov', museums and bell towers.

Afternoon:

Take a bus to the Listvyanka, a small town next to Lake Baikal, to enjoy water activities. Then leave for Olkhon Island.

Night:

Enjoy an indigenous and traditional meal on the Island.

Day 8 Irkutsk——Novosibirsk
Morning:

Visit the historical site of Shamanism on the island to learn more about its mysterious culture.

Afternoon - Night:

Back to Irkutsk and take the train to Novosibirsk.

Day 9 Novosibirsk——Yekaterinburg
Morning:

Visit Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.

Afternoon:

To experience the narrow gauge miniature railway at Novosibirsk Children's Railway. Then visit the Novosibirsk Rail Bridge, the first construction of the city, and the USSR Museum.

Night:

Enjoy a nice dinner of local gourmet in downtown before getting on the train to Yekaterinburg.

Day 10 Yekaterinburg——Kazan
Morning:

Visit the Church on Blood in Honour of All Saints Resplendent in the Russian Land, where the last Emperor of Russia Nicholas II was executed, and The Museum of the First President of Russia Boris Yeltsin.

Afternoon:

Visit the Europe–Asia Border and Military Technology Museum.

Night:

Enjoy a nice dinner at the river side. Then, take the train to Kazan.

Day 11 Kazan——Vladimir
Morning:

Visit the Kazan Kremlin.

Afternoon:

Visit the Farmers' Palace, Söyembikä Tower and Epiphany Cathedral.

Night:

Have a traditional Tatarian dinner in downtown before getting on the train to Vladimir.

Day 12 Suzdal——Moscow
Morning:

Visit the Dormition Cathedral and the Golden Gate. Then leave for Suzdal. After arrival, visit the Suzdal Kremlin, the first Kremlin of Russia.

Afternoon:

Back to Vladimir and take the shuttle train to Moscow. After arrival, visit the Exhibition Complex Bunker 42 and the All-Russian Exhibition Centre (VDNKh) to witness the glory of the Soviet Union.

Night:

After enjoying a local dinner of Moscow, head to the Bolshoi Theatre for a ballet performance, the national quintessence of Russia.

Day 13 Moscow
Morning:

Visit the Red Square and the Moscow Kremlin.

Afternoon:

Visit the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan and St. Basil's Cathedral nearby. Then enjoy the city scenery at the Moscow State University.

Night:

After shopping and enjoying local cuisine at the state-owned department store, get on the famous overnight sleeper train “Red Arrow” to Saint Petersburg.

Day 14 Saint Petersburg
Morning:

Visit the Winter Palace.

Afternoon:

Go for city tour on a carriage and visit the Summer Palace of Peter the Great

Night:

Visit the Kazan Cathedral, and enjoy a Russian dinner by the canal.

Day 15 Saint Petersburg——Hong Kong
Morning:
Afternoon:

After having lunch at Café Pushkin, go visit the Summer Garden.

Night:

Have a nice dinner in downtown before taking the flight back to Hong Kong.

Last revision date: June 16, 2020