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ruSt. Petersburg, Russia

Inspired by the grandeur of European architecture during his travels, Russia's legendary emperor, Peter the Great, laid the first bricks of what later became Russia's breathtaking second capital a little over 300 years ago. With an appearance untypical of Russia, to this day, grand cathedrals, ornate gardens, lush palaces and royal venues, designed by the greatest European architects of the time, line the many canals of the city, all resulting in the most romantic destination in Russia that's often called "The Venice of the North". No visit to St. Petersburg would be complete without time spent in the Peter and Paul Fortress, an exploration of the glorious Hermitage and Faberge museums, a climb up to the St. Isaac's Cathedral or a visit to the colorful Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. And for an even more spellbinding experience, make sure to save some time for the residences of the Russian Tsars, including stunning Peterhof and the brilliant Catherine's Palace....
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    Day 1: Arrival
    Welcome to St.-Petersburg - the Venice of the North! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver, who transfers you to the hotel for the check-in.

    The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

    Day 2: Visiting the Hermitage Museum & Sightseeing Tour

    Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and walk to the legendary Hermitage Museum along the Nevsky Prospect and admire the Kazan Cathedral and the Admiralty building along the way.

    The Hermitage Museum houses its unique collection of world art, including the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, El Greco, Francisco Goya and Thomas Gainsborough in the halls of the Winter Palace.

    You then proceed to the magnificent St. Isaac's Cathedral, which is known to be the second tallest Orthodox church in the world.

    After a break for lunch you go on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most cherished gems of St. Petersburg with your driver. You drive to the Arts Square and explore its beautiful ensemble including the Mikhailovsky Palace and the Mikhailovsky Theater.

    You drive along the Summer Garden and cross the Neva River before you have a chance to see the legendary Cruiser Aurora. Afterwards you visit the Peter and Paul Fortress - a burial place of almost all the Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family.

    Before returning to your hotel you see the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, which stands where Russia's great emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded.

    Day 3: Trip to Pushkin

    After breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and head with your private driver to one of the gems of Russian grand architecture - the brilliant Catherine's Palace which is located in Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) about an hour south from the center of St. Petersburg. This striking example of baroque architecture was once gifted by Peter the Great to his wife Catherine I. Later on it serviсed as summer residences to many Russian Emperors and empresses who contributed a lot into its development and further beautification.

    During the tour, we walk through the lavish parks and gardens of this outstanding palace and enjoy its gorgeous interiors, including the replica of the world-renowned Amber Room.

    After the tour, you return to your hotel in St. Petersburg and have the rest of the day free.


    Day 4: Trip to Peterhof & Train to Moscow

    It is impossible to imagine a trip to St. Petersburg without a visit to the famous Russian Versailles - the glorious Peterhof! Today following breakfast you check out and travel with your private guide and driver to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore the former summer residence of Russian Tsars. Your tour starts with an exciting hydrofoil ride from the city center to Peterhof.

    Upon arrival to Peterhof, you visit the famous Bath Cottage, which offers a fascinating insight into everyday life of Russian court. Take a walk in the beautiful Lower Park, lavishly adorned with 176 fountains of various forms and styles and numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes, and explore the Grand Palace (from the outside).

    *Note: Bath cottage is open from May till mid-October with a day-off on Wednesday, from mid-October till May the cottage is open on Weekends.

    After the tour, you return to the city and are transferred to the train station where you board a modern high-speed "Sapsan" train that takes you to Moscow in comfort and safety in just 4 hours.

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    5-star Corinthia St. Petersburg
    5-star hotel
    RU, Nevsky Prospect, 57, Saint Petersburg
    5-star Corinthia St. Petersburg
    Superior Double
    The luxury hotel Corinthia is located on Nevsky Prospect, in the very heart of St. Petersburg and offers elegant design coupled with high-quality service. All air-conditioned guest rooms boast classic interiors and come with free WiFi and flat-screen TVs.... show more
    1 room / 3 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Full Day Comprehensive City Tour with Hermitage
      Set off on a city tour to marvel at the legendary Hermitage Museum along the Nevsky Prospect, the Kazan Cathedral, the Admiralty building, and other gems. In the halls of the Winter Palace, the Hermitage Museum houses a unique collection of art, including masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, El Greco, Francisco Goya, and Thomas Gainsborough. You then proceed to the magnificent St. Isaac's Cathedral, which is known to be the second tallest Orthodox church in the world. After a lunch break, you go on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most cherished gems of St. Petersburg with your driver. You drive to the Arts Square and explore its beautiful ensemble, including the Mikhailovsky Palace and the Mikhailovsky Theater. You drive along the Summer Garden and cross the Neva River before you have a chance to see the legendary Cruiser Aurora. Afterward, you visit the Peter and Paul Fortress - a burial place of almost all the Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family. Before returning, you see the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, which stands where Russia's great emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded.
    • Trip to Pushkin with Entrances to the Catherine's Palace and Park
      Uncover the royal history of Catherine's Palace, situated in the breathtaking Pushkin. The lavish gardens and golden interiors will make you wish you were born in the 18th century.
    • Full Day Trip to Peterhof with Entrances to the Lower Park and Bath Cottage
      Together with your private guide and driver, you travel to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore the former summer residence of Russian tsars and the gem of palatial architecture - Peterhof. You explore the impressive Great Palace and take a walk in the beautiful Lower Park, lavishly adorned with 176 fountains of various forms and styles and numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes.
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Connection | Saint Petersburg - Moscow
Standard Class Seat
Moskovskiy station
St. Petersburg, Russia
4 h
Leningradskiy station
Moscow, Russia
2nights

ruMoscow, Russia

The capital of the largest country in the world sounds stately, doesn't it? Glorious Moscow, without a doubt, corresponds to this title. Being a renowned metropolis that hardly ever sleeps, vibrant Moscow is a real adventure waiting for you to happen! When getting to the Moscow city center you may find yourself overwhelmed by the dense concentration of exceptional landmarks every Russian citizen is proud of. The Red Square, framed by the jagged red-brick Kremlin Wall and crowned by the colorful domes of the iconic St. Basil Cathedral, is traditionally the best place to start your Moscow city tour, followed by visiting such marvels as the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and the treasure trove of Russian art, the Tretyakov Gallery. Even an ordinary subway ride in Moscow turns into an exciting journey as the Moscow Metro is considered one of the fanciest in the world! In any case, dazzling Moscow deserves hundreds of compliments or at least one visit to understand that they are true!...
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    Day 4: Arrival
    Welcome to the legendary capital of Russia - Moscow! Upon arrival, your private driver transfers you to the hotel for check-in.


    Day 5: Exploring the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow 
    This day is dedicated to the exploration of one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Kremlin and the heart of Moscow - the Red Square.

    Following breakfast, you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and walk to the Kremlin territory where you have a chance to explore the gems hidden behind the Kremlin walls such as the Cathedral Square and the Assumption and Annunciation cathedrals. Then you visit the famous Armoury Chamber that houses a unique collection of crown jewels, stunning coronation finery, hand-forged armor and weapons, royal carriages and sleighs, and world-famous Fabergé eggs.

    After a short break for coffee, you take a walk through the beautiful Red Square, go inside the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral and explore the famous GUM department store. After the tour, you walk back to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

    Day 6: Panoramic City Tour, Tretyakov Gallery & Subway

    This morning is free for you to continue exploring the vast Moscow city center on your own. In the afternoon you check out from your hotel, meet your guide and enjoy a guided tour of the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery, where you have amazing time viewing the gems of its collection, including the famous masterpieces of Ivan Aivazovsky, Mikhail Vrubel, and Viktor Vasnetsov.

    After the tour of the Tretyakov Gallery, you have a quick subway ride to explore the most beautiful stations of Moscow Subway, which is known to be one of the most beautiful and efficient metro systems in the world. Then you see the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior and learn the story of its destruction and reconstruction.

    Today you also have a chance to enjoy one of the best city views at Sparrow Hills and see the grand building of Moscow State University, the highest of seven Stalinist skyscrapers of Moscow. After the tour, you are transferred to the train station where you board your train and start your amazing journey across Eurasia!

    One meal onboard is included.

  • Included in your trip
    4-star Marriott Courtyard
    4-star hotel
    RU, Voznesenskiy Pereulok, 7, Moscow, 125009
    4-star Marriott Courtyard
    Standard Double
    Marriott Courtyard is set only 15 minutes away on foot from the Red Square and Kremlin on a very quiet street in a charming 18th century mansion. The rooms are well-equipped, WiFi is available for free in the lobby.... show more
    1 room / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Walking Tour of the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow
      Get ready for an unforgettable six hours of sightseeing with the top local guide in Moscow. Discover the best of the city from the iconic gems of the Red Square to the world-famous Fabergé eggs.
    • Panoramic City Tour, Tretyakov Gallery & Subway
      Enjoy a guided tour of the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery, where you have amazing time viewing the gems of its collection, including the famous masterpieces of Ivan Aivazovsky, Mikhail Vrubel, and Viktor Vasnetsov. After the tour of the Tretyakov gallery, you have a quick subway ride to explore the most beautiful stations of Moscow Subway, which is known to be one of the most beautiful and efficient metro systems in the world. Then you see the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior and learn the story of its destruction and reconstruction. Today you also have a chance to enjoy one of the best city views at Sparrow Hills and see the grand building of Moscow State University, the highest of seven Stalinist skyscrapers of Moscow.
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Connection | Moscow - Kazan
1st Class Sleeper

At the station you board the train and continue your amazing journey across Eurasia!

Kazanskiy station
Moscow, Russia
12 h
Central station
Kazan, Russia
2nights

ruKazan, Russia

Visiting Kazan? Make sure to spend at least few days learning more about Russia’s Tsarist past in the capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan. Explore the top sights of Kazan, also known as the “Third Capital of Russia”, including the Kremlin of Kazan and the magnificent Kul Sharif Mosque - the largest Muslim place of worship. Discover Russian heritage and unique architectural marvels with a visit to Temple of All Religions, which after 25 years is still under construction....
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    Day 7: Kazan Sightseeing Tour & Tatar Cooking Master Class
    In the morning your train arrives in Kazan - the beautiful capital of the Republic of Tatarstan and the center of Tatar culture in Russia.

    Upon arrival, your guide meets you at the train station, and together you walk to your centrally located hotel for check-in and breakfast.

    After some time for rest, you explore the historic ensemble of the Kazan Kremlin. During the tour, you see the main treasures of the complex, including one of the largest mosques in Russia - the Qol Sharif Mosque, the leaning Soyembika Tower, the Annunciation Cathedral and the Governor's Palace.

    You are then in for a little surprise. Your lunch program includes a cooking master class where you learn how to make a traditional Tatar dish.

    Later you continue your tour to the Kazan Family Center located on the bank of the Kazanka River. The unique form of the building reminds the Tatar of the cauldron that beautifully reflects local culture.

    After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

    Day 8: Trip to Sviyazhsk and Chak-Chak Museum

    Following breakfast, you meet your guide and driver who take you to the island of Sviyazhsk to enjoy its amazing architectural heritage. Along the way, you have a stop at the famous Temple of All Religions - the unique complex that consists of several cupolas, minarets, and spires representing the architecture of 12 major religions of the world.

    Upon arrival at Sviyazhsk, a former fortress that once helped Ivan IV to conquer Kazan Khanate, you enjoy a walking tour around its most treasured attractions, including the Dormition Monastery, the Monastery of John the Baptist and the Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius.

    Later, you visit a very unique for Russia museum - the Museum of Wood, built on a 500-year-old archaeological site. At the excavation zone of 900 square meters (9688 square feet), you can see an original layout of the wooden buildings in an XVII-century city.

    After a break for lunch (which is not included), you proceed to the chak-chak museum. Here you learn the secrets of making the traditional Tatar sweet. You are also invited for tea drinking with chak-chak, baursak, and Tatar pastila.

    After the tour, you return back to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

    Day 9: Departure
    Early in the morning, you walk to the train station to continue your journey to the capital of Ural - Ekaterinburg. You spend this day on board your train enjoying fantastic scenery passing by your window.

    One meal onboard is included.

  • Included in your trip
    Ramada Kazan City Centre
    4-star hotel
    RU, Ulitsa Chernyshevskogo, 39, Kazan, 420111
    Ramada Kazan City Centre
    Standard Double
    Ramada Kazan City Center is located minutes from the Central Football Stadium, Kazan Kremlin, and the National Museum and offers well-equipped rooms.... show more
    1 room / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Full Day Trip to Sviyazhsk & Chak-Chak Museum
      Enjoy an amazing architectural heritage of Sviyazhsk - including the Dormition Monastery, the Monastery of John the Baptist and a former fortress, which once helped Ivan IV to conquer Kazan Khanate. Along the way you have a stop at the famous Temple of All Religions - the unique complex that consists of several cupolas, minarets and spires representing the architecture of 12 major religions of the world. Later you also visit a very unique for Russia museum - museum of wood, built right on a 500 years old archaeological site. After, proceed to chak-chak museum to learn the secrets of making the traditional Tatar sweet with degustation.
    • Full Day City Tour with Cooking Master Class
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Connection | Kazan - Yekaterinburg
1st Class Sleeper

You take a train to the capital of Ural - Yekaterinburg. You spend this day on board your train enjoying fantastic scenery passing by your window.

Central Station
Kazan, Russia
12 h 30 min
Central Station
Yekaterinburg, Russia
2nights

ruYekaterinburg, Russia

A bridge between Europe and Asia, incredible Yekaterinburg is one of the most significant and multifaceted Russian cities. Being the first major stop on the Trans-Siberian railway route, the city often becomes an insightful pause for many adventurers, taking the long train journey. Spending several days in this amazing city by Russia's Ural Mountains is a memorable experience as this Russian gem is packed with fantastic landmarks, waiting to be explored. For example, did you know that the great Russian Empire ended right there with the Romanovs dynasty's execution? On the spot where this tragic event took place, you can find the famous Church on the Blood, housing the museum of Tsar's family where you can see several original items, belonging to the Romanovs. Also, Yekaterinburg is the homeland of the oldest sculpture in the world, the Shigir Idol, the wood its made of is approximately 11500 years old making it twice as old as Giza's Great Pyramid. Another great place to put on your travel agenda is the renowned Europe-Asia Monument where you can literally stand with one leg in Europe and the other in Asia!...
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    Day 9: Arrival
    In the evening you arrive in Ekaterinburg. Your driver meets you at the train station and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for overnight.

    Day 10: Last Days of Russian Imperial Family Tour in Ekaterinburg

    After breakfast, you meet your guide and driver and enjoy a guided sightseeing tour around the most remarkable city landmarks.

    During the tour, you take a walk through the historical city center, visit Ural Craftsman Lane where you can buy some traditional hand-made souvenirs, see the magnificent architectural ensemble of the Rastorguev - Haritonov’s House. Take a trip to the famous Europe-Asia monument where you can happily experience being at two places at once putting one foot in Europe and the other in Asia.

    The second part of your tour is dedicated to the last days of the Russian Imperial Family. You visit the Church on Blood built on the site of the notorious Ipatiev House, where the Bolsheviks executed the last Russian Emperor, Nicolas II, and his family in 1918.

    The last stop for today is the first burial place of the tsar’s family - the Monastery Complex “Ganina Yama” that now consists of seven chapels - one for each member of the royal family.

    After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the evening free. 

    Day 11: Departure
    Today you check out from the hotel in Ekaterinburg very early in the morning. You are transferred to the railway station to board the train to Irkutsk to continue your Trans-Siberian journey

    You spend this day on board the train enjoying fantastic scenery passing by your window.

    Lunch is included.

  • Included in your trip
    Four Elements Yekaterinburg
    4-star hotel
    RU, Lenin Avenue, 9А, Yekaterinburg, 620014
    Four Elements Yekaterinburg
    Standard Double
    Enjoy a comfortable stay at the marvelous 4-star Four Elements Yekaterinburg Hotel while exploring the gems of Russia. The modern hotel in Ekaterinburg is located in the bustling heart of the city, within walking distance from the Pond and the Opera. Guests are welcome to dine at the on-site restaurant, serving some mouth-watering Russian dishes alongside wonders of international cuisine. Great comfort and refreshing beverages can be found at the lobby bar too.... show more
    1 room / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • City Tour & Last Days of Russian Imperial Family
      Enjoy a sightseeing tour around the most remarkable city landmarks - historical city center, visit Ural Craftsman Lane where you can buy some traditional hand-made souvenirs, see the magnificent architectural ensemble of the Rastorguev - Haritonov’s House, admire at Sevastyanov House - symbol of the city, and take a trip to the famous Europe-Asia monument where you can happily experience being at two places at once putting one foot in Europe and the other in Asia. Learn the history and visit the places connected with the last days of the Russian Emperor, Nicolas II, and his family who were executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918. The highlight of the day is a visit to the famous observation platform of Vysotsky hotel - one of the tallest buildings in Yekaterinburg, where you enjoy the panorama of the city from the bird's-eye view.
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Connection | Yekaterinburg - Irkutsk
1st Class Sleeper

You board the train to Irkutsk to continue your Trans-Siberian journey. You spend this day and the next days on board the train enjoying fantastic scenery passing by your window.

Central station
Yekaterinburg, Russia
2 d 7 h 30 min
Central station
Irkutsk, Russia
1day

ruIrkutsk, Russia

The city of great Russian explorers often referred to as the "Paris of Siberia", magnificent Irkutsk has long played an important role in the history of the whole country. Being among the most popular stops along the renowned Trans-Siberian Railway, Irkutsk is always glad to welcome travelers wishing to get a deeper insight into Russia's rich culture and natural diversity. But if you think that Irkutsk only serves as a gateway to the gorgeous Lake Baikal, you'll probably be pleasantly surprised by the extensive "must-see" list of things Irkutsk can offer. Any tour of Irkutsk provides an amazing chance to catch the charms of Russia of the past by examining the mesmerizing facades of the Epiphany Cathedral, enjoying fine examples of traditional Russian wooden architecture like the Volkonsky and Trubetskoy Houses, and digging into Irkutsk's history by visiting a couple of local museums. All in all, Irkutsk is an ideal place to take in the spirit of pristine Siberia!...
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    Day 13: Arrival

    Early in the morning, you arrive in Irkutsk, informally known as "Paris of Siberia" for its rich architecture and colorful life. Upon arrival, you are transferred right to the Lake Baikal shore and check in to your hotel.

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Connection | Irkutsk - Listvyanka
Private Transfer Sedan
Irkutsk Hotel / Station
Irkutsk, Russia
1 h 19 min
Listvyanka Hotel
Listvyanka, Russia
2nights

ruListvyanka, Russia

Are you dream to see the Lake Baikal? Listvyanka is located in one of the most picturesque places on Earth - the shores surrounding Lake Baikal. The village is truly remarkable with its wooden architecture, visible in all type of buildings from cabins, stores to even churches. The small village doesn’t lack in terms of tourist attractions, make sure to see the Baikal Limnological Museum with exposition dedicated to the lake and its history, flora, fauna and all other aspects regarding the largest freshwater lake in the world. Don’t miss a chance to see the marvelous St. Nicholay Church. ...
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    Day 13: Listvyanka Village Tour & Baikal Museum
    After a 2-hour rest, you enjoy a guided tour around Listvyanka Village. During the trip, you visit the Baikal Limnological Museum and Aquarium that houses an impressive display of the unique flora and fauna of the lake.

    Then you take a chair-lift to the nearby viewpoint to take some magnificent panoramic pictures of Baikal, view the Chersky Rock and visit the 19th century wooden St. Nicolas church and spend some time at a local fish market where you see a great variety of fish and different ways of cooking it.

    After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.


    Please note: chair-lift is not available on Monday

    Day 14: Trip to Taltsy Village
    After breakfast, you take a day trip to the open-air museum of wooden architecture located in Taltsy Village.

    This reconstructed Siberian village consists of many buildings that were threatened with flooding when the Irkutsk Dam was constructed on the Angara River. All the buildings at the Taltsy museum were rescued from the rising waters and brought here to serve as models of Irkutsk regional architecture.

    After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

    Day 15: Departure
    After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and say "Good-bye" to Lake Baikal! Your driver takes you to Irkutsk.

  • Included in your trip
    Anastasia Hotel
    4-star hotel
    , Irkutsk
    Anastasia Hotel
    Standard Twin
    Perched right on the shore of the vast Lake Baikal by the promenade, the charming Anastasia Hotel in Nikola village is the perfect place to enjoy authentic Russia and Siberia.... show more
    1 room / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Tour of Listvyanka
      Today you explore the stunning Baikal nature, visit the Baikal Limnological Museum and Aquarium. Then you view the Chersky Rock and visit the 19th century wooden St. Nicolas church and spend some time at a local fish market.
    • Half Day Trip to Taltsy Village
      Highlight your travel with a day trip to the open-air museum of wooden architecture located in Taltsy Village.
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Connection | Listvyanka - Irkutsk
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Listvyanka Hotel
Listvyanka, Russia
1 h 19 min
Irkutsk Hotel / Station
Irkutsk, Russia
1night

ruIrkutsk, Russia

The city of great Russian explorers often referred to as the "Paris of Siberia", magnificent Irkutsk has long played an important role in the history of the whole country. Being among the most popular stops along the renowned Trans-Siberian Railway, Irkutsk is always glad to welcome travelers wishing to get a deeper insight into Russia's rich culture and natural diversity. But if you think that Irkutsk only serves as a gateway to the gorgeous Lake Baikal, you'll probably be pleasantly surprised by the extensive "must-see" list of things Irkutsk can offer. Any tour of Irkutsk provides an amazing chance to catch the charms of Russia of the past by examining the mesmerizing facades of the Epiphany Cathedral, enjoying fine examples of traditional Russian wooden architecture like the Volkonsky and Trubetskoy Houses, and digging into Irkutsk's history by visiting a couple of local museums. All in all, Irkutsk is an ideal place to take in the spirit of pristine Siberia!...
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    Day 15: Arrival & Irkutsk City Tour
    Today you arrive in Irkutsk, informally known as "Paris of Siberia" for its rich architecture and colorful live.

    You first walk along Angara River embankment - the most popular meeting place among the locals - to an eternal flame and the monument to explorer Yakov Pohabov, the founder of the city. You proceed to the only Catholic Cathedral in Irkutsk, the beautiful Polish Roman Church, located in the historical part of Irkutsk. 

    You are then driven to one of the main monasteries in Siberia  - Sign Monastery is also known as the Znamensky Monastery. You also explore the Kazan Church, which with its Byzantine-style decorations looks like a fairy tower, and Block 130, the historical zone with many colorful wooden houses and buildings constructed in the 17th century.

    After the tour, you are transferred to a centrally located hotel, and the rest of the day is free for you to explore the city on your own.

    Day 16: Departure
    Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the train station where you board a train that takes you to the next destination of your Trans-Siberian tour - Ulan Bator.

  • Included in your trip
    Marriott Courtyard Irkutsk City Center
    4-star hotel
    RU, Chkalov Street 15, Irkutsk, 664025
    Marriott Courtyard Irkutsk City Center
    Deluxe Double
    Marriott Courtyard Hotel, Irkutsk is a modern and stylish 4-star hotel centrally located within walking distance of the Kirov square, Angara river and the historic Drama theater.... show more
    1 room / 1 night
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    • Half Day Private Guided Tour
      Starting with the Angara River embankment - the most popular meeting place among the locals. You then continue to see the eternal flame and the monument to the explorer Yakov Pohabov, the founder of the city. Other highlights - the only Catholic Cathedral in Irkutsk - Polish Roman Church, one of the main monasteries in Siberia - Sigh Monastery, also known as the Znamensky Monastery, the Kazan Church and Block 130 - the historical zone with many colorful wooden houses and buildings constructed in the 17th century.
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Connection | Irkutsk - Ulan Bator
1st Class Sleeper

You board a train that takes you to the next destination - Ulan Bator. You spend this day on board your train enjoying fantastic scenery passing by your window.

Central Station
Irkutsk, Russia
23 h
Central Station
Ulan Bator, Mongolia
2nights

mnUlan Bator, Mongolia

Radiating a unique mixture of Mongolian traditions and Soviet housing, all spiced up with purely Eastern aesthetics, distinctive Ulan Bator has it all to become one of the most unforgettable destinations you've ever traveled to. Surrounded by the pristine countryside, the vibrant Mongolian capital pulsates with an indigenous vibe which is felt from the very first minutes of your stay. Consider having a walk around Sukhbaatar Square to see the Government Palace with the huge colonnade monument in honor of Genghis Khan, the legendary figure in Mongolian history. Discover local heritage in the National Museum of Mongolia, marvel at the ancient Gandan Monastery, meet nomadic families and even consider spicing up your experience by living in a traditional yurt in the stunning Gorkhi-Terelj National Park! Of course, make sure to try local specialties to fully experience the profound Mongolian soul and their endless love for freedom and nature....
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    Day 17: Visiting the Gandan Monastery & Trip to Gorkhi-Terelji National Park

    In the morning you arrive in the capital of Mongolia - Ulan Bator. Your driver meets you at the train station and takes you to your hotel to freshen up and have to breakfast.

    Later you meet your guide and explore the legendary Mongolian Buddhist Gandan Monastery in Ulan Bator. You then depart from the capital and in about 1.5 hours arrive at the camp and enjoy traditional lunch.

    Later you take the tour of the picturesque Gorkhi-Terelji National Park and visit its most popular attractions, including the famous Turtle Rock and the Aryabal Temple located on a steep hill. At the entrance to the temple’s grounds, there is a long walking path leading to the set of 108 steep stairs that symbolize the elephant’s elongated trunk. You can rise to the temple and enjoy the magnificent view of surrounding valleys.

    In the evening you enjoy dinner at the camp. You spend this night in a traditional Mongolian yurt.

    Lunch and dinner are included.

    Day 18: Meeting a Nomadic Family & Exploring the Genghis Khan Statue
    Following breakfast, at the ger camp, you meet your guide and start the day with a visit to a nomadic family to learn more about their culture, authentic lifestyle and traditions. 

    You continue to the banks of the Tuul River where an iconic 40-meters tall equestrian statue of Genghis Khan is located. During the tour, you explore the interiors of the statue, see a replica of Genghis Khan’s legendary golden whip and walk through the chest and neck of the statue's horse up to its head. At the top, you enjoy an excellent view of the complex area and the surrounding scenery.

    After a break for lunch, you make your way to the famous Zaisan Hill which offers the best panorama of Ulan Bator and then to the cashmere factory where you learn how raw materials are being transformed into a thread and then into clothing.

    Later you are transferred to your hotel in Ulan Bator and have the rest of the day free.

    Day 19: Ulan Bator Sightseeing Tour & Folk Show in Ulan Bator

    After breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on a walking city tour around the most exciting attractions of Ulan Bator. 

    During the tour, you visit the National Museum of Mongolia, one of the leading museums in the whole country and the one which is responsible for preserving Mongolian cultural heritage. You also stroll along the main streets of the city, see the Parlament house and walk through the central Sukhbaatar Square formerly known as Genghis Khan Square.

    After the tour, you return to the hotel to take some rest or continue exploring the city center on your own. In the evening you attend a fantastic Mongolian folk show at the National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet (the show venue is located within walking distance from your hotel). After the show the rest of the evening is free.

    Note: Folk show in Ulan Bator is available from the middle of May to the beginning of October.

    Day 20: Departure
    After breakfast, you check out from your hotel, and your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight to the legendary capital of China - Beijing.

  • Included in your trip
    Best Western Tuushin Hotel
    5-star hotel
    MN, Prime Minister Amar street 15, MN- 14200, Ulaanbaatar
    Best Western Tuushin Hotel
    Deluxe Double
    Centrally located in Ulan Bator, Best Western Premier Tuushin Hotel is only a 2-minute walk from Sukhbaatar Square. It features free Wi-Fi in all areas, as well as a fitness center and mineral bath. Rooms are modern and well-fitted.... show more
    1 room / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Private Walking City Tour
      Go on a walking city tour around the most appealing attractions of Ulan Bator. Today you visit all the main highlights and landmarks, the city center, and the National Museum of Mongolia, one of the leading museums in the whole country and the one, which is responsible for preserving Mongolian cultural heritage.
    • Folk Show with Transfers
    • Day trip to Terelj park
      Today you see stunning Terelj national park and visit the Turtle rock area and a nomadic family. After that, you have lunch in Buuveit camp, trekking or walking in the rocky mountain area.
    • Meeting a Nomadic Family & Exploring the Genghis Khan Statue
    • Tour to the Gandan Monastery
    • Mongolian Visa Processing Service
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Station Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Station Transfer Sedan
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Connection | Ulan Bator - Beijing
Economy
ULN Ulaanbaatar
Ulan Bator, Mongolia
2 h
PEK Beijing Capital
Beijing, China
3nights

cnBeijing, China

The mysterious and multifaceted gem of the East, legendary Beijing, boasts an incredible more than a 3-thousand-year history, imbued with the exceptional oriental vibe that captivates for good. Once the capital of the four imperial dynasties which have experienced centuries of absolute thriving and moments of loss, prideful Beijing has not only retained its glory yet multiplied its influence on the global arena. Having evolved from an ancient walled capital to a huge cosmopolitan metropolis in barely a century, Beijing still cherishes the unique traditions of the ancestors and gently preserves its breathtaking legacy. Get acquainted with the legend walking around the iconic Forbidden City, marvel at the UNESCO-listed Temple of Heaven, and, to top it all, absorb the inimitable grandeur of China, exploring one of the Seven Wonders of the world and the awe-inspiring symbol of the Chinese profound past, the Great Wall. But be careful, the charms of Beijing are, indeed, irresistible! Beijing is China's capital city. It was first established around 3,000 years ago and has historically been the capital of the nation for more than 800 years. This place has a long and storied history and culture. Tian’anmen Square and the Great Hall of the People bore witness to the country's century of humiliation. The Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven all have an incomparable imperial style. Beijing is also an international city with a modern and fashionable elegance. The nightscape of places like Sanlitun and Shichahai is intoxicating. In all its neighborhoods, Beijing is packed with places that will evoke surprise and wonder. Beijing is a warm and welcoming city....
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    Day 20: Arrival
    Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the airport or train station and takes you to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

    Day 21: Exploring Tiananmen Square & the Forbidden City
    After breakfast, you meet your guide and go on an amazing sightseeing tour around the most renowned Beijing landmarks.

    You start with a visit to the legendary Tiananmen Square, where the mausoleum of Mao Zedong, the National Museum of China, the House of People's Meetings and the monument to the National Heroes are located.

    Then you enjoy a guided walking tour through the former residence of the Ming and Qing dynasties - the Forbidden City. You explore its numerous awe-inspiring halls and mysterious temples.

    Following lunch, you visit the fantastic ensemble of lakes, gardens and imperial buildings - the Summer Palace, and take a walk at the famous Silk Store, where you can buy some traditional Chinese souvenirs and various silk products.

    After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

    Lunch is included.

    Day 22: Visit to the Great Wall of China & Ming Tombs
    Following breakfast you enjoy a wonderful guided tour of the real icon of the country - the Great Wall of China, to see one of its best-preserved and unique sections that has less tourists - the Mutianyu Great Wall.

    After spending some unforgettable time strolling at this majestic man-made miracle of world's architecture you enjoy lunch in a local restaurant followed by a visit to the Jade Factory where you will learn more about the process of carving into the jade and creating amazing pieces of art.

    Your tour finishes with a visit to the famous Ming Tombs - the burial site of 13 Ming Dynasty emperors. You are then transferred back to Beijing and have the rest of the day at leisure.

    Lunch is included.  

    Day 23: Departure
    This is the final day of your fabulous Trans-Siberian train tour! Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel, and your guide transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

  • Included in your trip
    Park Plaza Wangfujing Hotel
    4-star hotel
    CN, No.97, Jinbao Street, Dongcheng, Beijing, 100005
    Park Plaza Wangfujing Hotel
    Standard Double
    Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing Hotel is a modern hotel centrally located in the heart of Beijing within walking distance of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. The hotel boasts well-equipped guestrooms and in-house amenities.... show more
    1 room / 3 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Tiananmen Square Tour
      Situated right in the heart of China's capital Tiananmen Square is one of the biggest public squares on the planet. Well-known for its cultural and historical significance, this place houses a number of must-visit sights, including the Tiananmen Tower, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China, and the People’s Heroes Monument.
    • Forbidden City Tour
      Occupying the territory of 180 acres, the Beijing Forbidden City (or the Imperial Palace) is famous as the largest and best-preserved imperial palace complex on the entire planet! Constructed in the 15th century, this eye-catching structure houses more than 9 900 richly embellished rooms and 1 807 558 ancient artifacts.
    • Great Wall Tour
      Discover the outstanding Great Wall, an impressive example of the earliest defensive architecture in China, and travel back in the time of the mighty Ming Dynasty. They say "you are not a hero until you reach the Great Wall", so don't miss a chance to become one!
    • Chinese Visa Processing Service
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Airport Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Airport Transfer Sedan
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What’s included:
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand citizens. Full Mongolian visa processing service for Australian and New Zealand citizens (not required for US and Canadian citizens). Full Chinese* visa processing service for US, Australian, and New Zealand citizens. Visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotels;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Note:

1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

3. Due to specific travel arrangements and train departure times depending on the schedules of Russian and Mongolian Railways, the itinerary may be subject to change.

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