Cities: Moscow, Nijnii Novgorod, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Baikal
Duration: 17 Days
Day 1: Moscow
Arrive in Moscow. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Moscow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Day 7: Kazan – Ekaterinburg
Breakfast. Transfer to Bulgarsky Archeological Park. Transfer to train station. Depart for Ekatirenburg.
Day 8: Ekaterinburg
Arrival. Transfer to Hotel. City Tour: City centre, parks, avenues, Asia-Europe borderline, DemidovTower. Dinner.
Day 9: Ekaterinburg – Krasnoyarsk
Breakfast. Transfer to train station. Depart for Krasnoyarsk. Free time in train.
Day 10: Arrival to Krasnoyarsk
Free time in Train during the whole day. Arrival. Tranfer to Hotel.
Day 11: Krasnoyarsk
Breakfast. General City Tour: City Center, Syurikov Museum. Boat Trip. Dinner.
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.
Day 13: Irkutsk
Arrival. Transfer to hotel. City Tour. Dinner.
Day 14: Irkutsk – Baikal – Irkutsk
Breakfast. Tour to Museum Of Wooden Architecture "Talci" on the way to Baikal (Listvyanka).
Day 15: Irkutsk – Ust-Orda – Irkutsk
Breakfast. Transfer to Ust-Orda village. Dinner.
Day 16: Irkutsk – Moscow
Breakfast. Transfer to Airport. Flight to Moscow. Arrival to Moscow. Transfer to hotel.
Free time in Moscow.
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.
Day 16: Ulan-Ude
Arrival. Transfer to hotel. General City Tour, BuddistTemple, Ethnographic Museum of Transbaikal. Dinner.
a) Ulan-Ude – Irkutsk – Benjin
Breakfast. Transfer trainstation. Depart for Irkutsk.
b) Ulan-Ude – Moscow
Breakfast. Transfer to airport. Depart for Moscow
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.
- All transfers by train and car where applicable;
- Accommodation based on double room sharing, breakfasts included;
- Sightseeing tour program in each city with local guides;
- Main Entrance tickets to the sights, museums, mausoleums;
- Visa support;
- Full board (lunches and dinners).
Prices do not include:
- Charges in hotels for additional services;
- Consular fees;
- Personal insurance;
- Picture taking fees charged by museums and sights;
- Entrace fees to additional rooms, sections and areas of museums, sights and mausoleums.