Trans Siberian Express
Duration: 14 Nights/15 Days
Arrive at Moscow Airport. Transfer to hotel. Visit of a ballet, concert, opera or the famous Moscow Circus. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
After breakfast proceed for City tour of Moscow famous sights including the Red Square, Basilius cathedral, GUM, Novode-vichy Convent, the ancient KGB buildings, the Lenin state library and the Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU). Visit the kremlin – a symbol of power and might of the vast Russian lands – with its impressive churches and the Armoury Chamber on the Kremlin grounds which contains a unique collection of Royal Russian and international jewellery including thrones, crowns, carriages, costumes, gold and silverware, all lavishly studded with precious stones. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
Visit the famous Arbat street, Moscow’s lively pedestrian area to do some shopping, discover the Moscow metro, famous for its palatial marble stations with mosaics, chandeliers and precious materials and marvel at the great collection of Russian fine art at Tretyakov-Gallery. In the afternoon, transfer and departure with the Trans-Siberian train from Moscow Yaroslavsky station to Yekaterinburg. Overnight on the train.
On the Trans-Siberian train passing various villages alongside countless birch- and broadleaf forests. Enough time to enjoy a cup of hot tea from the samovar, to read, talk and relax. Evening arrival in Yekaterinburg and transfer to the hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
Today, you will discover Yekaterinburg, the third largest city of Russia. You’ll be taken to the City Pond, Prospect Lenina, the Hill of Ascension and its ancient church founded in 1792, the Historic Square, the Dam, monument of founders of the city – Tatischev and Gennin, Peter’s Court, the Chapel of St. Elizabeth, the Square of the Soviet Army, the Square of the 1905 Revolution and other historical buildings. Learn about the tragic death of the last Russian tsar Nickolay II and his family at the Church of Blood at the Romanov Death Site (Ganina Yama). Dine in a traditional Russian datcha and taste delicious Russian food. In the evening, departure and overnight on the train.
On board of the Trans-Siberian railway train. Arrival in Krasnoyarsk. Check in to the hotel.Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing, The Krasnoyarsk. Excursion to Regional Museum, Andrey Dubensky Monument. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
Buffet breakfast in the hotel. Checkout and excursion to the National Reserve “Krasnoyarsky Stolby" transfer to Rwstation.Then on board the train to Irkutsk.Dinner & overnight in the train.
Arrive in Irkutsk meet with guide and coach and transfer to listvianka. Having crossed the Ural Mountains through forests, beside lakes and rushing rivers, swamps and remote villages of painted wooden houses, we will arrive at Irkutsk early in the morning and transfer directly to Listwjanka, a small village on the shore of lake Baikal.
Lake Baikal is a unique biosphere, the World’s deepest, largest (in terms of volume) and presumably oldest (25 million years) lake containing more than 20% of all running fresh-water on this earth. The threat of pollution by unregulated economic exploitation has led to the creation of the largest protected area to keep the cleanliness of its water and uniqueness of its inhabitation for future generations. The lake is 400 miles long, 40 miles wide and about 1 mile deep. Unlike other deep lakes whose bottom waters are poisoned by hydrogen sulphide and other gases, Lake Baikal’s water is saturated with oxygen from its surface to the deepest point and therefore, living organisms an be found at all levels.You will enjoy a bath in the ‘Old Man’, as local people call the lake. Its water is amazingly transparent: Stones and fish can be seen to a depth of about 50 m and they seem so close that a first-time visitor may be tempted to reach out and pick one up. One of the secrets is that there are millions of microorganisms living in the lake whose main purpose is to clean the water of all pollutants. You will learn about the lake from one of its true experts and ‘native of the lake’, Prof. Maximov (called Max), the director of the local Limnological Institute (a water watch institute) near Listwyanka. On a stroll around the village you will visit the church of St. Nicolas, visit a traditional fisher-market and walk to Cherchky viewing point where you can enjoy a fabulous view on the lake and the Angara-River. Back to hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
The morning is at your leisure. You will leave Listwjanka around midday and visit the Wooden Architecture Museum of Tsaltsy on the way back to Irkutsk, where typically old churches, shaman houses and a fortress have been rebuilt in original style. Irkutsk is also called ‘Paris’ of Siberia for its pulsing street life and people’s elegant clothes. Still a major trade center for furs, Irkutsk enjoys today a certain economic wealth. Short but hot summers and very cold winters, however, make life here a real challenge. During a walking tour of Irkutsk, your guide will tell you about the development of the Siberian city evolution and shows the most interesting sights and peculiar features of one of the most beautiful cities in Russia. You will see beautiful Russian Orthodox churches, a Polish Cathedral (the only Siberian Gothic-style building), many wooden houses or cabins that are decorated with “wooden laces” (hand-made carvings) as well as modern constructions of the 20th century and visit the Decembrist House.
On board of the Trans-Mongolian train to Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia. The landscape gradually changes from wide forests and rivers to a uniform steppe, where the great Khans have been riding their horses. Overnight on the train.
Arrival in Ulan Bator next day.
After arrival in Ulan Bator, transfer to the hotel in the city center and breakfast. After check-in, we are exploring the historic city with our guide from Ulan Bator. We will visit the palace of Bogdo Khan, the Gandan abbey, and the natural history museum with the remains of the biggest dinosaurs ever found on earth in the Mongolian desert. Enjoy a Mongolian cultural performance in the evening. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
Our local guide will introduce you to the Nomadic way of life of still many Mongolians today. On a jeep, you will travel to a Mountain Camp in a remote area at Terelj National Park, one of the most beautiful landscapes of the world, where you will sleep in gers (traditional Mongolian yurt) and enjoy a hike on the hills by foot or on the back of a horse. On our way we will visit a Mongolian familyliving in gers at their Summer place, where we can taste mare’s milk and eat delicious kebabs. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
You will visit the Turtle rock and the Buddhist hanging temple in the morning before returning to Ulan Bator. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore the various attractions of the city. Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to airport.
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