Trans Siberian Railway vacation, Russian Summer

An 18 day, tailor made summer tour of Russia's cities and landscapes on the Trans Siberian Railway. From Moscow to Vladivostok, via Lake Baikal.
Moscow Kazan Yekaterinburg Irkutsk Listvyanka Lake Baikal Ferry to Olkhon Island Trekking Khabarovsk Vladivostok
Price
3800To4600 excluding flights
Duration
18 Days
Type
Tailor made
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Price includes: - Visa invitation - All tours/ activities listed in the itinerary - All domestic train tickets - Accommodation in 3* hotels/ guest-houses - Airport pick up and hotel transfers
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Description of Trans Siberian Railway vacation, Russian Summer

Price information

3800To4600 excluding flights
Price includes: - Visa invitation - All tours/ activities listed in the itinerary - All domestic train tickets - Accommodation in 3* hotels/ guest-houses - Airport pick up and hotel transfers
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Travel guides

Trans Siberian Express
Railway journeys
Classic railway journeys don’t simply take you through spectacular landscapes, such as the Scottish Highlands, Gobi Desert or vast swathes of India; t...

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2 Reviews of Trans Siberian Railway vacation, Russian Summer

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Reviewed on 16 Sep 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Train rides. Olkhon Island. Great guides! I loved visiting the social enterprise in Malyy Turysh.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Definitely book time on a train. And if you travel non-peak season, there’s a greater chance you’ll have ~2 empty berths in the 4-person train kupe.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


For the most part, yes. However, some of the hotels seemed corporate-owned, rather than locally-owned.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


An amazing experience. I appreciated how the operator scheduled the sequence of the trip - it took a lot of planning and the logistics were impeccable. The guides were some of the best I’ve ever experienced.

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?




2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Have faith in this operator. They are top professionals who really know their country.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, we certainly helped the local economy at every opportunity.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


9 out of 10.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

All our activities are run with respect to the environment, making sure that the volume of participants and type of tourism we offer doesn’t have any negative impact on local conditions and infrastructure.
Taking into consideration that sustainable development is still a new topic in Russia, we educate our partners and suppliers about environmental responsibility of their operations and we encourage them to improve sustainability of their practices. Our clients are also asked to act as role models and to give example to Russian communities on hoe to live in respect to the environment.
We give priority to public transport and optimise the itinerary to reduce the carbon footprint. The main mean of transportation on this tour is, obviously, train, which not only is the most exciting and reliable, but also environmental friendly. In the cities, we offer walking tours and we use public transportation (buses, metro) when needed.
We are keen on recycling, energy-saving solutions and minimising litter, water and atmospheric pollution both in our office and at any specific tourism activity we provide. We recycle waste produced at our office and bring it to special collection points.
We encourage our clients to limit waste produced on the tour by using reusable tea flasks, and reusable bags to collect litter.
We inform our travelers about protected areas they visit, including Pribaikalsky Nature Reserve and Baikal National Park, restrictions and accepted behaviours.

People

We are a small Russian inbound tour operator based in Moscow, run and owned by young enthusiastic entrepreneurs who love Russia, its breathtaking nature, rich culture and hospitable people. As a company, we aim to contribute to the long-term future of Russia’s economic stability, environmental wellness, cultural heritage and people’s well-being by acting responsibly and implementing sustainable solutions on all levels of our operations.
This tour is exclusively operated by local suppliers, local service providers and local guides.
We place our guests at the heart of the local communities by using small and medium locally run and locally owned accommodation providers.
We give our clients the chance to interact with real Russian people on the tours, and on the train – by placing them in the 3rd or 2nd class compartments, which are also commonly used by local travelers.
We organize informal language classes, giving our tourists the chance to learn the basic Russian phrases, which will help them to interact with locals more freely.
We provide our customers with quality and adequate information on destinations they visit, to increase understanding of local culture, its problems and facilitate cultural exchange with local people.
We educate our customers by providing them guidelines on how to travel responsibly. Information is delivered in the pre-arrival kit, available on our tours and on our website.
We encourage our staff to act sustainably and train them on the most efficient ways to do it.
We actively participate in discussions about sustainability and responsible tourism, providing feedback and sharing our experiences.

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