Trans-Siberian Tour

Tour: Trans-Siberian

Cities: Moscow, Nijnii Novgorod, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Baikal

Duration: 17 Days

Tour Summary:

Day 1 Moscow
Arrive in Moscow. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Moscow.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 2 Moscow
Breakfast at the hotel. General city tour of Moscow including Kremlin and its Cathedrals, Red Square and Christ Savior Cathedral. Lunch. Continue walking city tour. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 3 Moscow - Nijnii-Novgorod
Breakfast. Walking tour Tretyakov Gallery, walking tour Old Arbat. Lunch. Walking tour museum-reserve "Tsaritsino". Transfer to Train station. Depart for Nijnii Novgorod.
Overnight: Train

Day 4 Nijnii Novgorod
Arrival. Transfer to the hotel. City Tour: Kremlin, Pokrovka, Nizhegorodskaya Yarmarka, Chkalovskaya Staircase, Verkhne-Volzhskaya Embankment and Pechiorsky Monastery. Lunch. Transfer to Semenov city. Dinner.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 5 Nijnii-Novgorod - Kazan
Breakfast. Tranfer to Bolshoe Boldino (250km). (Optional Volga Cruise or transfer to Svetloyar
The most legendary and mysterious lake in Russia located 130 km far from Nizhny Novgorod).
Transfer to train station. Depart for Kazan.
Overnight: Train

Day 6 Kazan
Arrival. Transfer to hotel. City Tour. Acquaintance with thousand-year history of city, its past and the present. You will see the magnificent architectural ensemble of the Kremlin which has kept features of all centuries, the Old-Tatar village with unique architecture of national buildings, strict and majestic buildings, severe buildings of the KazanStateUniversity, cathedrals and mosques. Dinner.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 7 Kazan - Ekaterinburg
Breakfast. Transfer to Bulgarsky Archeological Park. Transfer to train station. Depart for Ekatirenburg.
Overnight: Train

Day 8 Ekaterinburg
Arrival. Transfer to Hotel. City Tour: City centre, parks, avenues, Asia-Europe borderline, DemidovTower. Dinner.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 9 Ekaterinburg - Krasnoyarsk
Breakfast. Transfer to train station. Depart for Krasnoyarsk. Free time in train.
Overnight: Train

Day 10 Arrival to Krasnoyarsk
Free time in Train during the whole day. Arrival. Tranfer to Hotel. 
Overnight: Hotel

Day 11 Krasnoyarsk
Breakfast. General City Tour: CityCenter, SyurikovMuseum. Boat Trip. Dinner.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 12 Krasnoyarsk - Irkutsk
Breakfast. Tour to a National Park 'Stolby'. Transfer to train station. Depart for Irkutsk.

A car with a guide will take you to the 30 minutes recreational activity set in the national park called “Stolby”. You will be invited for a walk through the paths of this unique nature reserve, and climb up one of the rocks. It will allow you enjoy wonderful scenery of Siberian Taiga and it will take your breath away. During the tour you will discover what Russian picnic with Schaschlik and Vodka is like.
Overnight: Train

Day 13 Irkutsk
Arrival. Transfer to hotel. City Tour. Dinner.

Overnight: Hotel

Day 14 Irkutsk - Baikal - Irkutsk
Breakfast. Tour to Museum Of Wooden Architecture "Talci" on the way to Baikal (Listvyanka).
Overnight: Hotel

Day 15 Irkutsk - Ust-Orda - Irkutsk
Breakfast. Transfer to Ust-Orda village. Dinner.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 16 Irkutsk - Moscow
Breakfast. Transfer to Airport. Flight to Moscow. Arrival to Moscow. Transfer to hotel.
Free time in Moscow.

or

Flight to Beijing from Irkutsk
Day 17 Departure.
Transfer to airport. 

The following extensions are available:

Option 1 - to Ulan-Ude and Back to Moscow, or to Ulan-Ude and fly to Benjin

Day 15 Irkutsk - Ulan-Ude
Breakfast. Transfer to Ust-Orda village. Tranfer to Ula-Ude.

Overnight: Train

Day 16 Ulan-Ude
Arrival. Transfer to hotel. General City Tour, BuddistTemple, Ethnographic Museum of Transbaikal. Dinner.

Overnight: Hotel

Day 17

a) Ulan-Ude - Irkutsk - Benjin
Breakfast. Transfer trainstation. Depart for Irkutsk.
Overnight Hotel

or

b) Ulan-Ude - Moscow
Breakfast. Transfer to airport. Depart for Moscow
Overnight: Hotel

Day 19 Departure

Breakfast. Transfer to airport. Departure

Option 2 - to Benjin via Mongolia (might require Mongolian Visa)

Day 15 Ulan-Ude - Ulan-Baator
Breakfast. Transfer to train station. Depart for Ulan-Baator.

Option 3 - to Benjin via Manchuria

Day 15 Ulan-Ude - Kharbin
Breakfast. Tranfer to train station. Depart for Kharbin.

Prices include:
  1. All transfers by train and car where applicable
  2. Accommodation based on double room sharing, breakfasts included
  3. Sightseeing tour program in each city with local guides
  4. Main Entrance tickets to the sights, museums, mausoleums
  5. Visa support
  6. Full board
Prices do not include:
  1. Charges in hotels for additional services
  2. Consular fees
  3. Personal insurance
  4. Picture taking fees charged by museums and sights
  5. Entrace fees to additional rooms, sections and areas of museums, sights and mausoleums