Russia: Discover Siberia FN02

13 Days From £0 (1,202 USD)

Take the Trans-Siberian express train. This trip gives an excellent opportunity to get the feeling what a big country Russia is, to see geographical zones changing from the steppe to taiga - deep Siberian forest, to visit big cities and small villages.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Small Group
Start Location: Moscow, Russia
End Location: Ulan Ude, Mongolia
Accommodation: Train + hotels
Period: All Year Round
Difficulty: Suitable for Most Travellers

About The Operator

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Years In Business: 21

Russia’s Trans-Siberian Railway has long been an almost mythic experience The Trans-Siberian Railway is one of the most famous architectural and engineering structures of the beginning of the 20th century. The distances spanned by this famous line are immense: almost 10.000 km (a seven-day journey ) from St. Peterburg, via Moscow to the Pacific port of Vladivostok. . It is the longest railway on the Earth that takes over one third of the globe. No one railway in the mankind’s history was completed so quickly, approximately 650 km of the railroad were laid every year. It took only five years (1893 - 1898) the trains appeared going all the way through from Europe to Asia.
This trip gives an excellent opportunity to get the feeling what a big country Russia is, to see geographical zones changing from the steppe to taiga - deep Siberian forest, to visit big cities and small villages. We will go through the territories populated by Russians, Tatars, Kazakhs, Buryats. The religions vary from Russian Orthodox, Buddhism, Islam to Shamanism as well as cultures and traditions.

You will learn more about its history from the city tours and museums in Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk and Listvianka and get the insider’s impressions being a passenger on a modern train going along the road connecting the West and East of the largest country in the world.

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
- All accommodation in double rooms inc. breakfasts;
- Group land transfers;
- Entrance tickets to the museums as per the program;
- English-speaking guide service
- Russian entry visa support.

Excludes
- Train tickets;
- Flight;
- Meals;
- Visa consular fee.

Prices per person - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. Arrive in Moscow. Transfer to a hotel.
Day 02. City tour and transfer to the train station. Depart by train to Yekaterinburg.
Day 03. On train. Arrive in Yekaterinburg in the evening.
Day 04. City-tour combined with the excursion «The last days of the last Russia Tsar» visiting Cathedral –on- the – Blood and Ganina Yama (the first burial place of tsar family). Depart to Novosibirsk.
Day 05. Arrive in Novosibirsk.
Day 06. City-tour and visit the Museum of Transsib. In the evening continue the train journey to Irkuts
Day 07. On train
Day 08. Arrive in Irkutsk. Drive to Listvianka.
Day 09. Learn more about Baikal at the Limnological Museum and explore Listvianka village. Banya (Russian sauna).
Day 10. Drive to Irkutsk visiting Taltsy open-air museum of wooden architecture on the way. City tour of Irkutsk. Hotel in Irkutsk.
Day 11. Free time in Irkutsk. Overnight train to Ulan-Ude.
Day 12. Sightseeing in Ulan-Ude. Visit to Ivolginsky Buddhist Monastery – the main Buddhist temple in Russia.
Day 13. Transfer to the airport for flight to Moscow or continue by train or flight to Mongolia.