Design Your Own Trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway

Photo credit: Meaghan Samuels

All Russia tours for 2022 have been canceled.

Plot Your Own Path


Traveling privately on a custom itinerary means flexibility – flexibility to immerse yourself in your own exclusive experience, to craft an itinerary around your interests, and to travel when it’s right for you.

Want to travel on an epic train trip across Russia in winter, stopping at frozen Lake Baikal to try your hand at ice fishing? How about a stop in Novosibirsk for a master class on Siberian cuisine? Need suggestions?

To get started planning a Trans-Siberian Railway itinerary, read more about how to design your own trip.

Also keep in mind that you can customize any of our small group tours to match your preferred dates of travel. Get in touch, we’re here to help.

Signature Experiences

Below are just a few examples of the signature experiences MIR can arrange for you as part of a Trans-Siberian Railway trip. Let them be a source of inspiration, then get in touch with one of our Private Journey Specialists to craft an itinerary uniquely suited to your travel goals, budget, and style.

  • Take a boat ride to islands on lovely Lake Baikal in search of nerpas, the charmingly chubby seals unique to these waters
  • Get a gorgeous aerial view of Vladivostok on a private helicopter tour, passing over Russky Bridge – the longest cable-stay bridge in the world – and Russian Island
  • In Hargana, a village outside of Ulan Ude near the Mongolia border, visit a local school to watch young students perform traditional Buryat dance
  • Take a guided hike into Stobly Nature Reserve, famed for its dramatic rock formations and sweeping vistas of classic Siberian taiga

Private Itineraries

Whether you’re looking for a comprehensive trip that captures all the highlights, or something more in depth and out of the ordinary, MIR’s Private Journeys specialists can design a one-of-a-kind itinerary with your choice of dates for you, your family, or your group of friends.

You can customize our small group Trans-Siberian tour to match your preferred dates of travel, or we can design a trip for you from scratch.


Traveler Reviews

  • "Had the trip of a lifetime…Overall the trip was outstanding, and I hope to travel again with MIR next year. Can't wait to line up another MIR adventure! It was a fabulous trip that only MIR could pull off. Will highly recommend to friends and colleagues."

    S. Suarez

    Escondido, CA

  • "My trip on the Trans-Siberian Railroad was one of the greatest experiences of my life. In fact, I was so greatly inspired that I quit my job and moved to China…an adventure that lasted six years! A turning point in my life that would have been impossible without MIR. It truly was a wonderful trip, and the service provided by you and your local tour guides was unforgettable."

    L. Reaves

    Albuquerque, NM

  • "Journey of a lifetime!"

    S. Bandyopadhyay

    Beaumont, TX

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    Trips to Russia (including the Trans-Siberian Railway), Belarus and Ukraine have been cancelled and new future trip sales to these destinations are presently suspended. We will continue to pray for peace in Ukraine and to support organizations providing humanitarian aid to Ukraine–we hope you will join us.

    Please explore our adventures in other destinations at the crossroads of Europe and Asia this season including the Silk Route, the South Caucasus, the Balkans or our new trips in the Middle East.