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Russian Splendour by Rail on the Trans-Siberian Express

Moscow, Ekaterinburg, Lake Baikal & Irkutsk

Best time to travel
May-Sep
Ideal length
12 nights
Perfect for
Couples
From (incl flights)
€6,299 pp

At a glance

  • International flights from Dublin to Moscow and home from Ulan Ude.
  • All private transfers.
  • 8 nights luxury accommodation in Moscow, Ekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal and Ulan Ude.
  • 4 nights aboard the carriages of the Trans-Siberian Express.
  • Guided tours of Moscow, Ekaterinburg, Lake Baikal, Irkutsk and Ulan Ude.
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Introduction

Embark on a trip of a lifetime across remote and majestic Siberia, marvelling at dramatic and untainted landscapes as your luxury rail journey transports you through the magnificent steppe, sojourning in Russia’s cultural capitals for endless exploration along the way. Begin your journey in Moscow, taking in the famed onion-domed and brightly coloured architecture. Bid farewell to the city as you begin your travels across Siberia and its must-see sites, finishing your journey in the Asian-influenced city of Ulan Ude.

Not often frequented by tourists, Russia is a destination that can be difficult to navigate, especially in Siberia. Not only do we offer excellent value, but our expertise, 24/7 support and local representatives ensure a seamless luxury experience throughout. We’ll be with you every step of the way, introducing you to destinations we have explored numerous times and have awarded the OROKO luxury seal of approval.

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Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to Moscow.

Upon arrival in Moscow, your private driver will be waiting to transfer you to your luxury central hotel where you’ll enjoy a two-night stay. Take some time to explore the area or perhaps catch up on some relaxation at the luxury spa.

Get to know Moscow.

Marvel at the interiors of the domed wonder that is St Basil’s Cathedral. With your guide, venture to the Sparrow Hills for a panoramic city view before paying visits to landmarks like the Red Square and Bolshoi Theatre, the home of Russian ballet and opera.

Moscow
It’s time to board the Trans-Siberian Express Railway.

 Step aboard the carriages and settle into your cabin for your overnight rail journey, watching as the world’s largest country go by just outside your window. Pay a visit to the dining car or on longer platform stops, hop off to find home-baked delights sold by babushkas.

Trans Siberian
Arrive in Ekaterinburg.

Privately transfer to your hotel where you’ll spend the night. Then, set out on a guided tour of Ekaterinburg’s historic landmarks. Most famous for being the location where Czar Nicholas II and his family were killed in 1918, the city is rich in history spanning across the centuries.

Ekaterinburg
Depart for Lake Baikal.

Your driver will be waiting to transfer you to the station for your journey east across Siberia. Spend three days on the Trans-Siberian train, riding the rails to Irkutsk towards Lake Baikal. Watch as the most remote and mysterious Siberia unfolds before you.

Journey to Irkutsk
Arrive in Irkutsk.

Relax in your luxurious overnight hotel before exploring the Siberian capital and the home of the indigenous Buryat people on a guided tour. Stroll through the neighbourhood of intricate wooden houses before paying a visit to one of the oldest monasteries in Siberia, Znamensky Monastery.

Irkutsk
Take in the beauty of lovely Lake Baikal.

Spend the night in a hotel by the UNESCO-listed “Sacred Sea”, the most ancient lake in the world. Explore the lake-side village of Listvyanka before taking to the lake on a cruise, marvelling at the crystal-clear waters before returning to Irkutsk to continue your exploration.

Lake Baikal
Depart for Ulan Ude.

Take in the glorious views as you journey along the one of the most scenic stretches of the Trans-Siberian route. Packed with stunning attractions, discover the Buryat capital of Ulan Ude on a guided tour during your two night stay.

Ulan Ude
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Accommodation

Where to rest your head

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Ararat Park Hyatt

Ararat Park Hyatt

Ararat Park Hyatt is centrally located in the heart of Russia’s capital of Moscow. Perfectly situated for exploring, it is just a short stroll from iconic landmarks.

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Trans Siberian Express

Trans-Siberian Express

Journey like a local on the Trans-Siberian Express. Watch the Siberian steppe unfold before your eyes as you settle into your comfortable, first-class cabin complete with a daytime and night-time attendant.

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Hyatt Regency Ekaterinburg

Hyatt Regency Ekaterinburg

Centrally located in Ekaterinburg and overlooking the “the Church-on-the-Blood” and Iset River lies the luxuriously modern Hyatt Regency, just a short distance from the Opera and Ballet House.

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Sayen Hotel

Sayen Hotel

Located in the heart of Irkutsk, the Sayen Hotel is a contemporary and hi-tech hotel, designed by Japanese architect Shigeo Nakamura. Take advantage of the traditional Japanese spa.

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Anastasia Hotel

Anastasia Hotel

Sitting on the banks of Lake Baikal lies the Anastasia Hotel. Perfectly situated, it offers outstanding panoramic views of the Angara River, Shaman Stone and Khamar-Daban Mountain Range.

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Mergen Bator Hotel

Mergen Bator Hotel

Just a short walk from the centre of Ulan-Ude lies The Mergen Bator, an upscale hotel promising modern luxury. It hosts an impressive array of amenities.

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What people are saying

Aisling and her team are just outstanding at what they do. They have an incredible knowledge of the travel industry and I have had the best experience with OROKO Travel. From the first phone call to enquire about a holiday to the call we received after our holiday, I cannot say enough about this company. They are truly outstanding. I really look forward to working with them again in 2022 and hopefully for many years to come. There is no travel specialists like OROKO. 5 stars, just fantastic!

Sinead & family – Croatia, September 2021

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