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16D15N Grand Trans Siberian Express with Pre-tour in St. Petersburg

16D15N Grand Trans Siberian Express with Pre-tour in St. Petersburg

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St. Petersburg

Let's go on a legendary Trans-Siberian Railway, one of the longest rail journey experience and set out on an epic train journey across one-third of the world. Explore remote areas of the world like Siberia, Lake Baikal and Mongolia. With choices of accommodation, forget about any hassle of packing and unpacking every day as your cabin is your “home on wheels” during the entire rail journey. There are restaurant cars on the train which serve breakfast, lunch and dinner as part of the full board service to all passengers with the local cuisine as the highlight of the menu. Also, there is Lounge and Lecture Area which is open to all passengers until late. Stops for land excursions at the most interesting places along the route are included every day, sightseeing tours with English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German or Chinese speaking guides (other languages on request). We also included overnights in international managed 4 stars hotels in order to provide you more time to explore places and enjoy a relaxed journey in some of the selected cities.

Cities to Visit: St. Petersburg – Moscow – Yekaterinburg – Novosibirsk – Krasnoyarsk – Irkutsk – Lake Baikal – Ulan-Ude – Ulaanbaatar
Language: English

~ Airfare rebate RM500 per person

Booking Period: from Now till December 31, 2021
Travel Period: from May 11, 2022 till September 4, 2022
Tour Highlight
~ St. Petersburg, founded by Peter the Great and second largest city in Russia
~ Moscow, most vibrant and fast developing metropolitan city of Europe
~ Kremlin, the centre of power in Russia
~ Yekaterinburg, capital of Ural Mountains
~ Siberia, a huge land of extreme dimensions
~ Boat cruise on Siberia’s mighty River Yenissei or Ob
~ Private classical concert in the wooden residence of a former duke in Irkutsk
~ Lake Baikal, deepest lake, and biggest freshwater reserve of the world
~ Amazing Mongolian steppes, yurts, and horses
~ Cultural show of Mongolian artists
~ Special Naadam show of Mongolian horse racing, wrestling, archery
What To Expect
The Grand Trans-Siberian Express allows you to experience the legendary routes of the Trans-Siberian Railway and the Trans-Mongolian Railway on-board a private train. Some of the highlighted places you will visit is the amazing Lake Baikal, observing a private classical concert in the city of Irkutsk, experience a boat cruise on the magnificent Yenesei River. Get the chance to see the iconic Kremlin and Red Square along with a stopover in Moscow the European city with the most active And rapid growth.
  • Day 1: ARRIVE ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

    Upon arrival, you will be met by your local representatives and transfer to hotel. The remainder of your day is at leisure.


  • Day 2: ST. PETERSBURG

    Follow your local guide for full day sightseeing tour covering all major landmarks including inside visit of Hermitage Museum (Winter Palace), St Isaac’s Cathedral, Church of Our Saviours on Spilled Blood and Peter & Paul Fortress

    : Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 3: ST. PETERSBURG

    Travel to Pushkin and visit magnificent Catherine Palace with its remarkable Amber Chamber. Not to be miss a visit to Peterhof Palace part of the highlights in this tour.

    : Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 4: ST. PETERSBURG – MOSCOW

    Transfer to the railway station and board the high-speed Sapsan train to Moscow. This evening free at own leisure.

    : Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5: MOSCOW

    A full day sightseeing tour shows you the magnificent Red Square, the Kremlin grounds and other highlights of Moscow. You will forget old stories about Moscow being grey and dark. It has become a vibrant city, full of life, comparable to Paris or Rome. In the afternoon transfer to the railway station where your private train Grand Trans-Siberian Express is ready for you to board for the first leg of the almost 8000 km long journey to Ulaanbaatar. Welcome dinner is served onboard.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: FULL DAY ON THE TRAIN

    Today you enjoy a typical day on the Trans- Siberian Railway. Your private train passes through endless scenery of forests, lakes and small settlements, followed by the Ural Mountains. A day to relax, watch the landscape, and listen to lectures about Russia and its people. In the evening you arrive in Yekaterinburg, the "Capital of the Ural Mountains".

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: YEKATERINBURG

    The city was founded in 1723 by Czar Peter I as the center of the metallurgical industry. By the 20th century, it had become one of the largest and the most important financial, industrial, and cultural centers of Russia. In the morning a sightseeing tour shows you the city center, and you visit a place of remarkable importance for Russian history: the "Cathedral on The Blood" which was built at the site where the Bolsheviks executed Czar Nicholas II and his family in 1918. In the afternoon an excursion into the Ural forests takes you to Ganina Yama, which today is considered by Russians as a "holy place." It is an assembly of small wooden chapels which were erected in the 1990s to honor the last Czar's family of the Romanov dynasty who were buried in Ganina Yama.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Tanya Dedyukhina, CC BY 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

  • Day 8: NOVOSIBIRSK

    Again an almost full day of relaxation and lectures on the train, today you are passing through the plains of Western Siberia and reach Novosibirsk in the late afternoon. With 1,5 million inhabitants Russia's third-largest city and the biggest of Siberia, it is widely regarded as the center of Siberia. It was founded in 1893 as the future site of the Trans- Siberian railway bridge crossing the Siberian River Ob.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9: NOVOSIBIRSK

    In the morning a city sightseeing tour shows you some remarkable orthodox churches which have survived the Soviet period, and you see the famous Opera House which is the largest in Russia, situated in the center of the city at Lenin Square. In the afternoon, an excursion takes you out of the town into the Taiga. Here, you have the opportunity of visiting the largest open-air railway museum of Russia, a collection of more than 60 showpieces of steam, diesel and electric locomotives as well as several historical passenger cars – a perfect insight into the development of the trains on the Trans-Siberian Railway. A boat tour on the River Ob shows you one of the mightiest rivers which are crossed by the Trans Siberian Railway.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10: KRASNOYARSK

    Krasnoyarsk, like Yekaterinburg and Ulan-Ude used to be a “closed city” during Soviet times – closed to foreigners and also to most Soviet citizens at that time. It is located along the Yenissei River which is the greatest river system flowing to the Arctic Ocean.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11: IRKUTSK

    Irkutsk is famous for its trade with Mongolia and China and used to be called "Paris of Siberia" because of its colorful lifestyle during the time of the Tsars. You visit the old town with its large quarters still consisting of wooden houses. One of highlights of the tour will be a private classical concert in a Mansion of historical background

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 12: LAKE BAIKAL

    Today one of the top highlights of the tour with the Grand Trans-Siberian Express will amaze you for the rest of the day. In the morning a one-hour bus drive takes you from the hotel to Lake Baikal. A walk through the village of Listvyanka shows you to St Nicholas church, a typical orthodox wooden build church beautifully renovated in the 1990's. On a typical Siberian lunch, you can taste fresh fish from Lake Baikal. In the afternoon a boat takes you on a short cruise on Lake Baikal to the small village of Port Baikal where the private train is waiting for you. Today the private train is running at low speed along the scenic Circum Baikal Railway line between Port Baikal and Sludyanka. A photo stop will be arranged at a small village where you can get off the train, put your feet into the clear and cold water of Lake Baikal and - with some luck - also visit the typical wooden houses of local people. A Baikal barbecue is also a part of the program.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Sergey Gabdurakhmanov, CC BY 2.0 , via Flickr

  • Day 13: ULAN-UDE

    Ulan-Ude is the capital of the so-called “Buryat Autonomous Republic” of the Russian Federation. Buryats are an ethnic group close to Mongolians with an amazing mix of cultures and religions. Your sightseeing excursion goes to one of the villages of Orthodox “Old Believers” still practising their live like people did it centuries ago. When leaving Ulan-Ude, the Grand Trans Siberian Express switches from the Trans-Siberian mainline to the Trans Mongolian mainline on its way to Ulaanbaatar. In the evening the train reaches the Russian border station Naushki and the Mongolian border station Sukhbaatar. Russian and Mongolian immigration formalities will take place in the train. You may stay in your compartment and don’t have to leave the train.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 14: ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA

    In the morning the Grand Trans-Siberian Express arrives in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. During a sightseeing tour you will visit the famous Gandan Monastery, the central Sukhbaatar Square, the Bogd Khan Palace Museum which used to be formerly the winter and sometimes also the summer palace of the Khans’, as well as the Zaisan monument at a viewpoint high above the city. From there you will have an excellent view of the city which is surrounded by large areas of nomadic yurt settlements. An amazing cultural music and dance show will introduce Mongolian folk music and culture to you. In the evening you experience a traditional Mongolian Hot Pot dinner

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 15: ULAANBAATAR

    Today an unforgettable excursion will take you to the Terelj National Park which is famous for its nature. A stone formation called the “turtle” and the beautiful mountainous scenery will fascinate you. In the park area you will have the chance to meet a herder family inside their yurt. A Naadam show specially arranged for the participants of the Grand Trans-Siberian Express demonstrates 3 disciplines of the Mongolian National Naadam festival: Wrestling, Archery and Horse-racing.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Clay Gilliland, CC BY 2.0 , via Flickr

  • Day 16: DEPART ULAANBAATAR

    Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. Airport transfers are provided to connect with your flight back home.

    NOTE: Reverse course itinerary from Ulaanbaatar to St. Petersburg also available. Call for more details

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ 6 nights’ accommodation onboard the Grand Trans-Siberian Express train in category booked
~ 9 nights’ accommodation on land (1 night each in Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, 2 nights in Ulaanbaatar, 3 nights in St. Petersburg)
~ Meals as per stated (15 breakfast, 13 lunches, 12 dinners)
~ Local specialities eg. Russian Vodka and Pierogi tasting, Tea Ceremony, Mongolian Hot Pot etc.
~ Sightseeing & Transfers with English speaking guides
~ Daily shower facilities on board train (for categories Deluxe Silver and Deluxe Gold)
~ Shower facilities in hotel day rooms in Krasnoyarsk and (for categories Standard Economy and Standard Plus)
~ Return airport transfer
~ COMPLIMENTARY Russia Visa application for Malaysian passport holder ONLY
~ COMPLIMENTARY Travel Insurance

Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Gratuity (Recommended U$200 per person)
~ Personal expenses

~ Airfare rebate RM500 per person

Booking Period: from Now till December 31, 2021
Travel Period: from May 11, 2022 till September 4, 2022
Tour Highlight
~ St. Petersburg, founded by Peter the Great and second largest city in Russia
~ Moscow, most vibrant and fast developing metropolitan city of Europe
~ Kremlin, the centre of power in Russia
~ Yekaterinburg, capital of Ural Mountains
~ Siberia, a huge land of extreme dimensions
~ Boat cruise on Siberia’s mighty River Yenissei or Ob
~ Private classical concert in the wooden residence of a former duke in Irkutsk
~ Lake Baikal, deepest lake, and biggest freshwater reserve of the world
~ Amazing Mongolian steppes, yurts, and horses
~ Cultural show of Mongolian artists
~ Special Naadam show of Mongolian horse racing, wrestling, archery
What To Expect
The Grand Trans-Siberian Express allows you to experience the legendary routes of the Trans-Siberian Railway and the Trans-Mongolian Railway on-board a private train. Some of the highlighted places you will visit is the amazing Lake Baikal, observing a private classical concert in the city of Irkutsk, experience a boat cruise on the magnificent Yenesei River. Get the chance to see the iconic Kremlin and Red Square along with a stopover in Moscow the European city with the most active And rapid growth.
  • Day 1: ARRIVE ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

    Upon arrival, you will be met by your local representatives and transfer to hotel. The remainder of your day is at leisure.


  • Day 2: ST. PETERSBURG

    Follow your local guide for full day sightseeing tour covering all major landmarks including inside visit of Hermitage Museum (Winter Palace), St Isaac’s Cathedral, Church of Our Saviours on Spilled Blood and Peter & Paul Fortress

    : Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 3: ST. PETERSBURG

    Travel to Pushkin and visit magnificent Catherine Palace with its remarkable Amber Chamber. Not to be miss a visit to Peterhof Palace part of the highlights in this tour.

    : Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 4: ST. PETERSBURG – MOSCOW

    Transfer to the railway station and board the high-speed Sapsan train to Moscow. This evening free at own leisure.

    : Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5: MOSCOW

    A full day sightseeing tour shows you the magnificent Red Square, the Kremlin grounds and other highlights of Moscow. You will forget old stories about Moscow being grey and dark. It has become a vibrant city, full of life, comparable to Paris or Rome. In the afternoon transfer to the railway station where your private train Grand Trans-Siberian Express is ready for you to board for the first leg of the almost 8000 km long journey to Ulaanbaatar. Welcome dinner is served onboard.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: FULL DAY ON THE TRAIN

    Today you enjoy a typical day on the Trans- Siberian Railway. Your private train passes through endless scenery of forests, lakes and small settlements, followed by the Ural Mountains. A day to relax, watch the landscape, and listen to lectures about Russia and its people. In the evening you arrive in Yekaterinburg, the "Capital of the Ural Mountains".

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: YEKATERINBURG

    The city was founded in 1723 by Czar Peter I as the center of the metallurgical industry. By the 20th century, it had become one of the largest and the most important financial, industrial, and cultural centers of Russia. In the morning a sightseeing tour shows you the city center, and you visit a place of remarkable importance for Russian history: the "Cathedral on The Blood" which was built at the site where the Bolsheviks executed Czar Nicholas II and his family in 1918. In the afternoon an excursion into the Ural forests takes you to Ganina Yama, which today is considered by Russians as a "holy place." It is an assembly of small wooden chapels which were erected in the 1990s to honor the last Czar's family of the Romanov dynasty who were buried in Ganina Yama.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Tanya Dedyukhina, CC BY 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

  • Day 8: NOVOSIBIRSK

    Again an almost full day of relaxation and lectures on the train, today you are passing through the plains of Western Siberia and reach Novosibirsk in the late afternoon. With 1,5 million inhabitants Russia's third-largest city and the biggest of Siberia, it is widely regarded as the center of Siberia. It was founded in 1893 as the future site of the Trans- Siberian railway bridge crossing the Siberian River Ob.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9: NOVOSIBIRSK

    In the morning a city sightseeing tour shows you some remarkable orthodox churches which have survived the Soviet period, and you see the famous Opera House which is the largest in Russia, situated in the center of the city at Lenin Square. In the afternoon, an excursion takes you out of the town into the Taiga. Here, you have the opportunity of visiting the largest open-air railway museum of Russia, a collection of more than 60 showpieces of steam, diesel and electric locomotives as well as several historical passenger cars – a perfect insight into the development of the trains on the Trans-Siberian Railway. A boat tour on the River Ob shows you one of the mightiest rivers which are crossed by the Trans Siberian Railway.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10: KRASNOYARSK

    Krasnoyarsk, like Yekaterinburg and Ulan-Ude used to be a “closed city” during Soviet times – closed to foreigners and also to most Soviet citizens at that time. It is located along the Yenissei River which is the greatest river system flowing to the Arctic Ocean.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11: IRKUTSK

    Irkutsk is famous for its trade with Mongolia and China and used to be called "Paris of Siberia" because of its colorful lifestyle during the time of the Tsars. You visit the old town with its large quarters still consisting of wooden houses. One of highlights of the tour will be a private classical concert in a Mansion of historical background

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 12: LAKE BAIKAL

    Today one of the top highlights of the tour with the Grand Trans-Siberian Express will amaze you for the rest of the day. In the morning a one-hour bus drive takes you from the hotel to Lake Baikal. A walk through the village of Listvyanka shows you to St Nicholas church, a typical orthodox wooden build church beautifully renovated in the 1990's. On a typical Siberian lunch, you can taste fresh fish from Lake Baikal. In the afternoon a boat takes you on a short cruise on Lake Baikal to the small village of Port Baikal where the private train is waiting for you. Today the private train is running at low speed along the scenic Circum Baikal Railway line between Port Baikal and Sludyanka. A photo stop will be arranged at a small village where you can get off the train, put your feet into the clear and cold water of Lake Baikal and - with some luck - also visit the typical wooden houses of local people. A Baikal barbecue is also a part of the program.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Sergey Gabdurakhmanov, CC BY 2.0 , via Flickr

  • Day 13: ULAN-UDE

    Ulan-Ude is the capital of the so-called “Buryat Autonomous Republic” of the Russian Federation. Buryats are an ethnic group close to Mongolians with an amazing mix of cultures and religions. Your sightseeing excursion goes to one of the villages of Orthodox “Old Believers” still practising their live like people did it centuries ago. When leaving Ulan-Ude, the Grand Trans Siberian Express switches from the Trans-Siberian mainline to the Trans Mongolian mainline on its way to Ulaanbaatar. In the evening the train reaches the Russian border station Naushki and the Mongolian border station Sukhbaatar. Russian and Mongolian immigration formalities will take place in the train. You may stay in your compartment and don’t have to leave the train.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 14: ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA

    In the morning the Grand Trans-Siberian Express arrives in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. During a sightseeing tour you will visit the famous Gandan Monastery, the central Sukhbaatar Square, the Bogd Khan Palace Museum which used to be formerly the winter and sometimes also the summer palace of the Khans’, as well as the Zaisan monument at a viewpoint high above the city. From there you will have an excellent view of the city which is surrounded by large areas of nomadic yurt settlements. An amazing cultural music and dance show will introduce Mongolian folk music and culture to you. In the evening you experience a traditional Mongolian Hot Pot dinner

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 15: ULAANBAATAR

    Today an unforgettable excursion will take you to the Terelj National Park which is famous for its nature. A stone formation called the “turtle” and the beautiful mountainous scenery will fascinate you. In the park area you will have the chance to meet a herder family inside their yurt. A Naadam show specially arranged for the participants of the Grand Trans-Siberian Express demonstrates 3 disciplines of the Mongolian National Naadam festival: Wrestling, Archery and Horse-racing.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Clay Gilliland, CC BY 2.0 , via Flickr

  • Day 16: DEPART ULAANBAATAR

    Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. Airport transfers are provided to connect with your flight back home.

    NOTE: Reverse course itinerary from Ulaanbaatar to St. Petersburg also available. Call for more details

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ 6 nights’ accommodation onboard the Grand Trans-Siberian Express train in category booked
~ 9 nights’ accommodation on land (1 night each in Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, 2 nights in Ulaanbaatar, 3 nights in St. Petersburg)
~ Meals as per stated (15 breakfast, 13 lunches, 12 dinners)
~ Local specialities eg. Russian Vodka and Pierogi tasting, Tea Ceremony, Mongolian Hot Pot etc.
~ Sightseeing & Transfers with English speaking guides
~ Daily shower facilities on board train (for categories Deluxe Silver and Deluxe Gold)
~ Shower facilities in hotel day rooms in Krasnoyarsk and (for categories Standard Economy and Standard Plus)
~ Return airport transfer
~ COMPLIMENTARY Russia Visa application for Malaysian passport holder ONLY
~ COMPLIMENTARY Travel Insurance

Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Gratuity (Recommended U$200 per person)
~ Personal expenses
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~ 60-31 days before departure: 50% of total price
~ 30-15 days before departure: 75% of total price
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~ No Show or later: 100% of total price


Payment Terms

~ RM4,000 per person (for category Standard Economy & Standard Plus) or RM8,000 per person (for category Deluxe Silver & Deluxe Gold) must be received within 7 days of booking which is refundable up until 120 days prior to departure.
~ Balance payment must be made 60 days prior to departure.
~ Booking made within 60 days prior to departure require full payment at the time of booking.