Transsiberian Myth (Tour # 65903)
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Trip Length: 17 days Group: 4 + Departure: Fixed Period: January - September Tour type: Classic Tour Destinations: Trans-Siberian Railway Transport: Private car / bus, Train Accommodation: Hotel, Train Activities: Cultural exploration Visited areas: Trans-Siberian Railway, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Listvyanka, Ulan-Ude, Vladivostok
Highlights of the Tour:
Travel by the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway
Discover some of the most beautiful Russian cities
Explore the culture of Russia
A variety of breathtaking landscapes across the largest country in the world
Various activities available to everyone
A local guide on each stage of the journey
The Trans-Siberian Railway is a legend and its route passes through the towns and landscapes that are also legendary. An extraordinary journey across European Russia, the Urals, Siberia and the Far East, continuing for more than seven hours with unforgettable encounters on the itinerary of this extraordinary expedition.
Discover the treasures of Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan (the capital of Tatarstan) Ekaterinburg, the wealth of Siberian Irkutsk (the "Paris of Siberia"), Lake Baikal (the heart of Siberia), Ulan-Ude (the capital of Buryatia and the intersection of Russian and Mongolian cultures), and finally the famous Vladivostok.
Alternating travelling by veritable Railway with stops, you'll enjoy what makes the wealth of Russia, the monumental architecture of the tsarist and Soviet eras as well as the people's warmth and hospitality. You will discover ancient cultures of different people and religions. In a word, you will not only visit Russia but also meet Russian people.
Arrival in Moscow. Transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
MOSCOW - NIZHNY NOVGOROD
Breakfast in the hotel. A visit to the Red Square with the Cathedral of St. Basil the Blessed. Lunch in a local restaurant. Short city tour on foot: Tverskaya - Nikitskaya Street- Arbat - Gogol's Boulevard - Prechistenka Street. Transfer to the railway station for afternoon departure to Nizhny Novgorod. Evening arrival. Hotel check-in.
NIZHNY NOVGOROD - KAZAN
After breakfast, a walking tour in the historical center of Nizhny Novgorod. Visit the 16th C Kremlin, the Cathedral of the Archangel St. Michael. Tour the museum of history and crafts. Stroll along the city's main street Bolshaya Pokrovskaya, visit souvenir shops. Lunch in the city centre. Excursion by private car along the ancient streets of Nizhny Novgorod merchants. Visit churches and merchants' old mansions. Visit to the museum of literature, the former house of a wealthy merchant. Dinner and transfer to the station to take the night train to Kazan.
KAZAN - EKATERINBURG
After the arrival in Kazan in early morning and deposit of luggage (paid on the spot) enjoy breakfast in a cafe. Morning visit to the historic centre of Kazan, the Kazan Kremlin, unique monument to the Heritage of Humanity. After local specialities lunch, visit Raifskiy Monastery for men. Night train to Ekaterinburg.
Early afternoon arrival in Ekaterinburg. After deposit of luggage, an excursion through the economic and cultural capital of the Urals' region.
EKATERINBURG - IRKUTSK
The second day in Ekaterinburg devoted to an excursion to the countryside. Firstly, a visit to the monastery, which houses the mysterious tomb of the Romanovs, the place where the Bolsheviks buried the bodies of the imperial family after their murder. Then, travel the road leading to the symbolic border between Europe and Asia. Picnic lunch. After a short rest, dinner in a restaurant and transfer to the Trans-Siberian Railway station for boarding the train to Irkutsk.
A day on the train. An excellent venue for friendly meetings. The train makes many stops for several tens of minutes so you can go down to the platform to breath some fresh air, buy souvenirs, etc.
One more day on the train, an excellent venue for friendly meetings. The train makes many stops for several tens of minutes so you can go down to the platform to breath some fresh air, buy souvenirs, etc.
IRKUTSK - LISTVYANKA
Morning arrival in Irkutsk and depart for Listvyanka after breakfast, visiting the Taltsy outdoor museum en route. Hotel accommodation. Rest. Lunch. Then a visit to the Baikal Museum and a chairlift to the top of Cherskiy rock to admire a magnificent panorama of Lake Baikal and the Angara River. Free time and dinner at the hotel.
LISTVYANKA - IRKUTSK
Breakfast and a free day. In summer you can book an excursion to the picturesque village of Bolshyye Koty, in winter you can choose between skiing and dog-sledding. Return to Irkutsk in the late afternoon. Hotel accommodation and dinner at a restaurant.
IRKUTSK - ULAN-UDE
Today, a tour on foot through the city with the discovery of old wooden houses, old churches, the Decembrists' Museum, Central Market. Lunch at a restaurant in the city. Dinner and evening transfer to the station for departure to Ulan-Ude.
Arrive in the morning. Hotel accommodation. Depart at 10:00 to visit Ivolginskiy Datsan, the Buddhist temple complex outside the city, in the steppe. Datsan is the center of Buddhism in Russia. Lunch on Buryat specialities, served in authentic yurts. An afternoon tour of the city and the Museum of History of Buryatia. Dinner at a restaurant.
ULAN-UDE - VLADIVOSTOK
The morning is devoted to the village of Old Believers. Starting in the village of Old Believers. Visit traditional houses, attend a folk ensemble concert, participate in local games and customs. Village lunch. Transfer to the station for departure to Vladivostok at about 14:00 by Trans-Siberian Railway.
A day on the train. A chance to relax, admire beautiful views and discuss the trip.
Another day on the train, a chance to relax, admire beautiful views and discuss the trip.
Arrive at final destination, mysterious Vladivostok, at about 06:00. A city closed for foreigners until 1991. Transfer to hotel accommodation. Breakfast. Tour the city,visit the main streets and sights of Vladivostok, and then take the funicular to get an overall view of the city and the Golden Horn Bay. Visit the Museum of Submarine S-56 famous for its exploits. Lunch at the restaurant. Free time. Dinner at hotel.
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. End of the programme.
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Moscow Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Saint Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Lenin's Mausoleum
Moscow State Historical Museum
Moscow Iberian Gate (Iverskie)
Moscow Alexander Garden
Moscow Moscow’s Manezh
Moscow Monument to Peter I
Moscow Bolshoi Theatre
Moscow Maly Theatre
Nizhny Novgorod Nizhny Novgorod’s Kremlin
Nizhny Novgorod Monument to K. Minin and D. Pozharsky
Nizhny Novgorod Museum of Fine Arts
Nizhny Novgorod Gorky Drama Theatre
Nizhny Novgorod State Bank
Nizhny Novgorod Annunciation Monastery
Nizhny Novgorod Nizhny Novgorord’s fair
Nizhny Novgorod Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Kazan Kremlin of Kazan
Kazan Kul Sharif Mosque
Kazan Suyumbike Tower
Kazan Carriage of Catherine II
Kazan Kachalov Theatre
Kazan Stone Bell Tower
Yekaterinburg Cathedral on the Blood
Yekaterinburg Kharitonovs Mansion's Park
Yekaterinburg Memorial Complex "Black Tulip"
Yekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theatre
Yekaterinburg Chapel Saint Catherine
Yekaterinburg Monument to the Founders of the City
Yekaterinburg Monument "The Invisible Man"
Yekaterinburg Monument to the Keyboard
Irkutsk Kirov Square
Irkutsk Icebreaker “Angara”
Irkutsk Taltsy ethnographical museum
Listvyanka Shaman rock
Listvyanka Baikal limnological museum
Listvyanka Cherskiy rock
Ulan-Ude Sculpture of “Mother Buryatia”
Ulan-Ude Ivolginskiy datsan
Ulan-Ude Soviet Square
Ulan-Ude Monument to Lenin
Ulan-Ude Buryatia History Museum
Ulan-Ude Opera and Ballet Theatre
Ulan-Ude 1905 Revolution Square
Ulan-Ude Gostiny Dvor
Vladivostok Vladivostok Fortress Museum
Vladivostok Triumphal Arch of Nicolas II
Vladivostok Saint Nicolas Cathedral
Vladivostok Golden Horn Bay
Vladivostok S-56 Submarine Memorial
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