Guided Trans-Siberian Railway trip from Moscow to Irkutsk, 12 days

You will see Moscow, the capital of Russia and Kazan which is the capital of Tatarstan. You will experience one of the greatest train journeys on the incredible Trans-Siberian Railway. You will make a stop in Yekaterinburg, the boundary between Europe and Asia and enjoy Irkutsk, with its wooden houses before taking a shoreline stroll alongside Lake Baikal.

Day 1
Arrival in Moscow

You will spend your first day in the capital of Russia. Transfer, check into the hotel and then you will have some spare time in Moscow.

Day 2
Introduction to Moscow

After the breakfast, you will explore the city center. Our guide will show you the Kremlin: the former residence of Russian Tsars; the Red Square; St. Basil’s Cathedral and its colorful domes; you will see the most famous department store GUM, The Bolshoi Theatre and Lenin's Mausoleum.

Day 3
From Moscow to Kazan

You will have some free time in the morning, you may go shopping or continue to enjoy the city views. In the afternoon, the driver will take you to the railway station to begin your Trans-Siberian adventure! The departure to Irkutsk will be at 13:05. Spend the night on a train.

Day 4
Arrival in Kazan

Welcome to the capital of Tatarstan! Arrival 10.00. You will have a transfer to the hotel where you can drop off luggage. Afterwards, our guide will take you to The Kazan Kremlin, rest assured, you will enjoy it as much as the Moscow Kremlin. You will see sights around the Kul Sharif Mosque and the Cathedral of the Annunciation. The guide will introduce you to the history of the city and the major figure in the history of Russia – Ivan the Terrible.

Day 5
Kazan and the UNESCO Island town Sviyazhsk

We will go to Sviyazhsk (45 km from Kazan), located at the confluence of the Volga and Sviyaga Rivers. You will see the Trinity Church from the times of Ivan the Terrible. The Island has rich history. You will also enjoy monuments on some Islands, monasteries and churches. The tour will take five hours and then you will be back to Kazan. In the evening, you will have a transfer to the station and get on the train to Yekaterinburg. Departure 20.10. Spend the night on the train.

Day 6
Arrival in Yekaterinburg

You will arrive in Yekaterinburg (11:44am). Transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, you will have a guided city tour, you will enjoy the major sights such as the Temple on Blood (Khram-na-Krovi) sacred to the memory of Emperor Nicholas II.

Day 7

In the morning, we will go to the countryside to a place named Ganina-Yama. After the execution of the Romanov family, the bodies of the Tsar and his family were transported to Ganina Yama and thrown into the pit. Seven chapels were later constructed at the site, one for each member of the royal family.

We will go to the Obelisk “the Border between Europe and Asia”. You will have time to make photos standing on two continents at the same time. You will drink champagne on this special occasion. Then we will take you to Yekaterinburg where you will have some spare time. In the evening, you will have a transfer to the station and get on the train to Irkutsk. Departure 22.21. Spend the night on a train

Days 8-9
On a train

You are on the Trans-Siberian Railway again. Spend the night on a train.

Day 10
Arrival in Irkutsk

Welcome to Irkutsk! Arrival is at 09:38. The driver will take you to a hotel. You will have a great time in the capital of East Siberia, founded about 350 years ago. Explore narrow streets of the city and its ancient buildings, Eastern Orthodox Church architecture. The city has rich history. Many Russians were sent into exile in Irkutsk for their part in the Decembrist revolt.

Day 11
Irkutsk - Listvyanka - Lake Baikal

We offer you to visit Listvyanka, situated on Lake Baikal. You will see spectacular landscapes and the breathtaking beauty of nature, visit a famous fish market and check the traditional wooden buildings in the Talzy museum.

Day 12

It is the end of your trip, we will provide airport transfer service.


Budget Travel
Comfort Package
1674 €
per person
1940 €
per person
1342 €
per person
1593 €
per person
1250 €
per person
1443 €
per person

Budget Travel:

  • Accommodation with a local host in Moscow and in Irkoutsk*, in a hotel 2* in Kazan and in Ekaterinburg (2 and 4 people)
  • Rent an apartment in Moscow, accommodation with a local host in Irkutsk*, in a hotel 2* in Kazan and in Ekaterinburg (6 people)

Comfort Package:

  • 3 Star Hotel in all cities
  • *It is possible to live with other tourists, have the communal shower and toilet area

The price includes:

  • Tourist voucher (to receive the Russian visa)
  • Accommodation depending on the package
  • Train tickets (4-berth compartments with couchettes)
  • Transfers (including in the program)
  • Meals (including in the program)
  • English speaking experienced guide (during excursions specified in the program)

The price does not include:

  • Flight tickets
  • Visa
  • Meals (not including in the program)
  • Personal expenses
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