BaikalNature Tours Transsiberian Myth

Transsiberian Myth (Tour # 65903)

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Trip Length: 16 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

Tour Overview:

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.

Tour Programme:

Day 1

Arrival in Moscow. Transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2

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.
Day 3

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.
Day 4

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.
Day 5

Early afternoon arrival in Ekaterinburg. After deposit of luggage, an excursion through the economic and cultural capital of the Urals' region.
Day 6

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.
Day 7

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.
Day 8

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.
Day 9

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.
Day 10

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.
Day 11

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.
Day 12

Arrive in the morning. Depart 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. Dinner at a restaurant. Transfer to the station for departure to Vladivostok by Trans-Siberian Railway.
Day 13

A day on the train. A chance to relax, admire beautiful views and discuss the trip.
Day 14

Another day on the train, a chance to relax, admire beautiful views and discuss the trip.
Day 15

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.
Day 16

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. End of the programme.

This tour is offered with the fixed departure dates. To book the tour please contact us.

Departure: Base price per pers.: Status:
1. From 12.01.2015 to 27.01.2015 108,200 RUB  /  1,622 $ /  1,446 On sale
2. From 18.05.2015 to 02.06.2015 129,900 RUB  /  1,947 $ /  1,736 On sale
3. From 13.07.2015 to 28.07.2015 129,900 RUB  /  1,947 $ /  1,736 On sale
4. From 17.08.2015 to 01.09.2015 129,900 RUB  /  1,947 $ /  1,736 On sale

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Price includes: Price does not include:
English-speaking guide
Accommodation as per itinerary
Transport as per itinerary
Excursions and visits as per itinerary
Transfer from airport / railway station on first day
Transfer to airport / railway station on last day
Letter of invitation
Railway tickets in 2nd class
Personal expenses and tips
Visa fees and travel insurance
Optional activities
Meals in train
Guide in the trains

Price Comment

The price is given for the group of 8 persons.

If the number of participants is less than 8, the following supplement is applied:

+ 4 100 RUB / pers. for the group of 7 participants
+ 3 300 RUB / pers. for the group of 6 participants
+ 9 700 RUB / pers. for the group of 5 participants
+ 11 200 RUB / pers. for the group of 4 participants
+ 21 900 RUB / pers. for the group of 3 participants
+ 31 700 RUB / pers. for the group of 2 participant

Single supplement 9 750 RUB / pers.
First class supplement in the train 33 200 RUB / pers.

Booking Options

Booking is made by paying a 30% deposit of the total cost.
The balance of 70% is to be paid 21 days before departure.
If late booking (made less than 21 days prior to departure), full payment is required at the time of booking.

Cancellation Options

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List of landmarks that are to be visited (click on the links below):

Moscow GUM
Nizhny Novgorod Museum of Fine Arts
Nizhny Novgorod Gorky Drama Theatre
Nizhny Novgorod State Bank
Nizhny Novgorod Annunciation Monastery
Irkutsk Kirov Square
Listvyanka Shaman rock
Listvyanka Cherskiy rock
Ulan-Ude Soviet Square
Ulan-Ude Arbat
Ulan-Ude Gostiny Dvor
Vladivostok Funicular
Vladivostok Golden Horn Bay
Vladivostok Mermaid

NB : The above description of the landmarks (sights) is for you information only and subject to the available texts. Although we do our best to make this description as specific as possible, just like we try to show a maximum of things during our tours, the real visits may slightly differ. All the landmarks might not be visited, some might just be approached and just as well some sites may be visited that are not described here.

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