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Trans-Siberian Winter Wonderland

An Epic Russia and Mongolia Train Journey in Winter

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Trans-Siberian Winter Wonderland

Luxury Group Travel | 15 Days
  • The famous train journey across Siberia and Mongolia
  • Experience the beauty of Russia’s squares and churches in winter
  • Dogsled, ice-fish, and snowmobile on spectacular Lake Baikal
  • Marvel at Moscow’s Kremlin and visit a nomadic family in Ulaanbaatar
  • Trip variations: opt for a 22-day journey that includes Sretensk, Omsk, and Nizhny Novgorod, hauled by paired steam locomotives throughout

This very special trip is the winter edition of the Trans-Siberian Express, a rail epic traversing eight time zones and 6,600 miles from Moscow to Vladivostok. Traveling in comfort aboard the gorgeously appointed Golden Eagle (complete with onboard lectures and language lessons), you make your way through the magical wonderland that is Russia in winter. In Irkutsk, it’s the perfect season to experience a Russian Banya (sauna). You also have the chance to go ice fishing, dogsledding, and snowmobiling on frozen Lake Baikal, the “Pearl of Siberia.”

Please note: due to the conflict in Ukraine, our Russia train journeys are suspended until further notice.

Trip Overview

We really enjoyed our Mongolia and Siberia adventures. They were really memorable and, certainly for us, once in a lifetime.

1 – 4

Take in Moscow's most iconic sights, then embark on your rail journey, stopping at historic Vladimir and Yekaterinburg, where Nicholas II was executed in 1918.

5 – 7

Discover Irkutsk's impressive wooden architecture after exploring the modern city of Novosibirsk, home to one of the few remaining gigantic statues of Lenin.

8 – 9

Snow season at Lake Baikal brings ice fishing, dog-sledding, and snowmobiling―all of which you enjoy before continuing to Ulan Ude, the Buryat Republic's ethically and culturally diverse capital.

10 – 15

After experiencing Mongolia’s cosmopolitan capital, savor beautiful landscapes en route to Vladivostok Disembark, get a taste of this intriguing Russian port city, and fly home.


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Dates & Prices


02/25/23 – 03/11/23   Vladivostok to Moscow | 15 days


15-Day Trip: From $19,395 per person

22-Day Trip: From $19,495 per person

based on double occupancy


  • Expertise of GeoEx’s travel specialists
  • Services of GeoEx’s in-house air reservations team
  • All accommodations
  • All ground transportation and airport transfers
  • Sightseeing, events, visits, and entrance fees
  • Most meals
  • Bottled water at included meals and while sightseeing
  • Services of an expedition leader, lecturers, and support staff during voyage
  • Personal headsets on all off-train excursions
  • All gratuities
  • Emergency evacuation services and secondary medical expense insurance

A Journey Built Just For You

Take customization to the next level on a journey fully tailored to you. GeoEx's destination specialists will gladly tailor this existing itinerary—or build one completely from scratch—to suit your style, interests, and time frame. Contact us to see what's possible.

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