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17 days
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Moscow
2nights
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Moscow Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Welcome to the gorgeous capital of Russia - Moscow! Your driver meets you at the airport or train station and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free so you can relax in your cozy room, dine in one of the nearby restaurants or start exploring the charming city center on your own.

Optional pre-tour extension available: begin your journey with an exploration of the legendary Venice of the North and the brilliant Northern capital of Russia - St. Petersburg. Contact your travel specialist for details.

Day 2: Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow Subway Ride & the Heart of Moscow

In the morning you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and enjoy a 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. 

You then 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 return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Day 3: Exploring the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & Panoramic Moscow

This day is dedicated to the exploration of one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Kremlin.

Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel, meet your guide in the hotel lobby and go 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.

You then 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.

Today you also see the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior and learn the story of its destruction and reconstruction.

Another highlight of the day is 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 to board your private train car!

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Russian Visa Processing ServiceRussian Visa Processing Service
2
Walking Tour of the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of MoscowWalking Tour of the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow
Half day
3
Full Day Private Panoramic City Tour, Tretyakov Gallery & SubwayFull Day Private Panoramic City Tour, Tretyakov Gallery & Subway
Full day
Included services
Russian Visa Processing Service
Russian Visa Processing Service
Walking Tour of the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow
Half day
Walking Tour of the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow
Full Day Private Panoramic City Tour, Tretyakov Gallery & Subway
Full day
Full Day Private Panoramic City Tour, Tretyakov Gallery & Subway
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Moscow car services
Here you can add your arrival & departure car transfers, meet-and-greet services
Arrival
Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Rail
Moscow
1 d 2 h
Yekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg
1night
Russiaru
Four Elements Ekaterinburg
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Standard Double Breakfast Included x 1
1night
Standard Double Breakfast Included
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Yekaterinburg Itinerary

Day 4: Arrival
Upon arrival in Yekaterinburg, your driver meets you at the train station and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for overnight.

Day 5: Exploring the Highlights of Yekaterinburg
After breakfast you meet your guide and enjoy a 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 House, admire Sevastyanov's House - the 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.

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 last Russian Emperor, Nicolas II, and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918.
Your guide also takes you to 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.

The day is crowned with a visit to Boris Yeltsin Center, a modern high tech complex where you explore the museum dedicated to the first Russian president and learn about the contemporary history of Russia starting with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the period often described as “the wild 90s”.

After the tour you return to the hotel and have some free time.

In the evening you are transferred to the train station where you board your private train car and continue the Trans-Siberian journey. 

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City Highlights & Last Days of Russian Imperial FamilyCity Highlights & Last Days of Russian Imperial Family
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City Highlights & Last Days of Russian Imperial Family
Full day
City Highlights & Last Days of Russian Imperial Family
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Private Transfer Minivan
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Yekaterinburg
2 d 7 h 30 min
Irkutsk
Irkutsk
1day
Russiaru
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Irkutsk Itinerary

Day 8: Trip to Listvyanka Village
In the morning you arrive to Irkutsk. Upon arrival, you are transferred right to the Lake Baikal shore and check in to your hotel.

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Irkutsk
1 h
Listvyanka
Listvyanka
Listvyanka
1night
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Anastasia Hotel
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Listvyanka Itinerary

Day 8: Listvyanka Village Tour & Lake Baikal Cruise
After some rest you enjoy a guided tour around Listvyanka Village. During the tour you visit the Baikal Limnological Museum and Aquarium that houses an interesting 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 lunch at a local restaurant we invite you for an exclusive experience - a private 3-hour cruise on Lake Baikal. Together with the guide you board a ship that takes you to one of the first Baikal railroad stations. After you get ashore, you walk to the tunnels of the old railroad and take magnificent pictures. On the way back you relax on the open-air deck with a cup of hot Siberian tea and local candies, listening to the stories about the life of locals.

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

Today you have a chance to attend a traditional Russian banya or sauna (at your choice) at the hotel.

Additional meals: lunch

Day 9: Trip to Taltsy Village
After breakfast you check out from your hotel and say "Good-bye" to Lake Baikal! Your guide and driver take you on a trip to the open-air museum of wooden architecture located in Taltsy Village.

This reconstructed Siberian village consists of a number of 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.

Your next destination is Irkutsk.

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Half Day Tour of ListvyankaHalf Day Tour of Listvyanka
Half day
2
Half Day Trip to Taltsy VillageHalf Day Trip to Taltsy Village
Half day
3
Lunch in ListvyankaLunch in Listvyanka
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Half Day Tour of Listvyanka
Half day
Half Day Tour of Listvyanka
Half Day Trip to Taltsy Village
Half day
Half Day Trip to Taltsy Village
Lunch in Listvyanka
Lunch in Listvyanka
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Listvyanka car services
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Car
Listvyanka
1 h
Irkutsk
Irkutsk
1night
Russiaru
Marriott Courtyard Irkutsk City Center
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Deluxe Double Room Breakfast Included x 1
1night
Deluxe Double Room Breakfast Included
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2 Guests
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Irkutsk Itinerary

Day 9: Irkutsk City Tour
Your arrive in Irkutsk for a guided tour around the most remarkable city's attractions.

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 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 centrally located hotel for check-in.

Day 10: On Board the Train
After breakfast, you check out from your hotel, and a private driver transfers you to the train station where you catch a train to Ulan-Ude. After a pleasant ride in a private train car, you arrive in Ulan-Ude where you change train cars (regular train car for this connection) and continue making your way to the final destination of your Trans-Siberian tour - striking Ulan Bator. 

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Half day
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Half Day Private Guided Tour
Half day
Half Day Private Guided Tour
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Irkutsk car services
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Departure
Private Transfer Minivan
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Rail
Irkutsk
23 h
Ulan Bator
Ulan Bator
1day
Mongoliamn
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Ulan Bator Itinerary

Day 11: Visiting the Gandan Monastery
In the morning you arrive in the capital of Mongolia - Ulan Bator. Upon arrival, your driver meets you and takes to your hotel to freshen up and have 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 to the camp.

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Tour to the Gandan MonasteryTour to the Gandan Monastery
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Tour to the Gandan Monastery
Half day
Tour to the Gandan Monastery
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Car
Ulan Bator
1 h 30 min
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
1night
Mongoliamn
Buuveit Ger Camp
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Gorkhi-Terelj National Park Itinerary

Day 11: Gorkhi-Terelji National Park Tour
In the afternoon you arrive to the camp and enjoy traditional lunch.

You then take a 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 up to the temple and admire the magnificent view of surrounding valleys.

In the evening you enjoy a 1-hour pony riding and have dinner at the camp. You spend this night in a traditional Mongolian yurt.

Additional meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Meeting a Nomadic Family
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. 

Later you depart from the park.

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Guided Horseback RidingGuided Horseback Riding
2
Gorkhi-Terelji National Park & Chinggis Khaan Statue SightseeingGorkhi-Terelji National Park & Chinggis Khaan Statue Sightseeing
Full day
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Guided Horseback Riding
Guided Horseback Riding
Gorkhi-Terelji National Park & Chinggis Khaan Statue Sightseeing
Full day
Gorkhi-Terelji National Park & Chinggis Khaan Statue Sightseeing
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Car
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
6 h
Ulan Bator
Ulan Bator
2nights
Mongoliamn
Best Western Tuushin Hotel
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2nights
Deluxe Double City View Breakfast Included
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Ulan Bator Itinerary

Day 12: Arrival
In the evening you arrive in Ulan Bator and have the rest of the day free.

Day 13: City Tour & Folk Show in Ulan Bator
After breakfast you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and go on a walking city tour around the most interesting 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 an amazing Mongolian folk show at the State National Song and Dance Academic Ensemble of Mongolia (transfers are included).

After the show you are invited to the restaurant to have farewell dinner with your fellow travelers.

Additional meals: Dinner

Day 14: Departure from Ulan Bator
Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport.

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Half Day Private Walking City TourHalf Day Private Walking City Tour
Half day
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Folk Show with TransfersFolk Show with Transfers
Half day
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Half Day Private Walking City Tour
Half day
Half Day Private Walking City Tour
Folk Show with Transfers
Half day
Folk Show with Transfers
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Ulan Bator car services
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Air
Ulan Bator
2 h
Beijing
Beijing
3nights
Chinacn
Park Plaza Wangfujing Hotel
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3nights
Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
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Beijing Itinerary

Day 14: 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 15: 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.

Additional meals: Lunch

Day 16: 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.

Additional meals: Lunch

Day 17: Departure
Following breakfast you check out from the hotel and depart from Beijing.

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Chinese Visa Processing ServiceChinese Visa Processing Service
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Chinese Visa Processing Service
Chinese Visa Processing Service
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Beijing car services
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Arrival
Standard Transfer Minivan
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Departure
Standard Transfer Sedan
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Small group tour
Moscow
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Standard Double
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Moscow Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Welcome to the gorgeous capital of Russia - Moscow! Your driver meets you at the airport or train station and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free so you can relax in your cozy room, dine in one of the nearby restaurants or start exploring the charming city center on your own.

Optional pre-tour extension available: begin your journey with an exploration of the legendary Venice of the North and the brilliant Northern capital of Russia - St. Petersburg. Contact your travel specialist for details.

Day 2: Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow Subway Ride & the Heart of Moscow

In the morning you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and enjoy a 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. 

You then 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 return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Day 3: Exploring the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & Panoramic Moscow

This day is dedicated to the exploration of one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Kremlin.

Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel, meet your guide in the hotel lobby and go 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.

You then 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.

Today you also see the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior and learn the story of its destruction and reconstruction.

Another highlight of the day is 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 to board your private train car!

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Russian Visa Processing ServiceRussian Visa Processing Service
2
Walking Tour of the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of MoscowWalking Tour of the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow
Half day
3
Full Day Private Panoramic City Tour, Tretyakov Gallery & SubwayFull Day Private Panoramic City Tour, Tretyakov Gallery & Subway
Full day
Included services
Russian Visa Processing Service
Russian Visa Processing Service
Walking Tour of the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow
Half day
Walking Tour of the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow
Full Day Private Panoramic City Tour, Tretyakov Gallery & Subway
Full day
Full Day Private Panoramic City Tour, Tretyakov Gallery & Subway
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Moscow car services
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Arrival
Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Moscow, Kazanskiy station
Rail1 d 2 h / 1st Class Sleeper
Yekaterinburg, Central station
Yekaterinburg
1night
Russiaru
Four Elements Ekaterinburg
Four Elements Ekaterinburg
Standard Double Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
1night
Schedule
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Yekaterinburg Itinerary

Day 4: Arrival
Upon arrival in Yekaterinburg, your driver meets you at the train station and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for overnight.

Day 5: Exploring the Highlights of Yekaterinburg
After breakfast you meet your guide and enjoy a 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 House, admire Sevastyanov's House - the 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.

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 last Russian Emperor, Nicolas II, and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918.
Your guide also takes you to 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.

The day is crowned with a visit to Boris Yeltsin Center, a modern high tech complex where you explore the museum dedicated to the first Russian president and learn about the contemporary history of Russia starting with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the period often described as “the wild 90s”.

After the tour you return to the hotel and have some free time.

In the evening you are transferred to the train station where you board your private train car and continue the Trans-Siberian journey. 

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City Highlights & Last Days of Russian Imperial FamilyCity Highlights & Last Days of Russian Imperial Family
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City Highlights & Last Days of Russian Imperial Family
Full day
City Highlights & Last Days of Russian Imperial Family
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Yekaterinburg car services
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Arrival
Private Transfer Minivan
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Yekaterinburg, Central station
Rail2 d 7 h 30 min / 1st Class Sleeper
Irkutsk, Central station
Irkutsk
1day
Russiaru
Recommended hotels
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Irkutsk Itinerary

Day 8: Trip to Listvyanka Village
In the morning you arrive to Irkutsk. Upon arrival, you are transferred right to the Lake Baikal shore and check in to your hotel.

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Listvyanka, Listvyanka Hotel
Listvyanka
Listvyanka
1night
Russiaru
Anastasia Hotel
Anastasia Hotel
Standard Twin Room Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
1night
Schedule
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Listvyanka Itinerary

Day 8: Listvyanka Village Tour & Lake Baikal Cruise
After some rest you enjoy a guided tour around Listvyanka Village. During the tour you visit the Baikal Limnological Museum and Aquarium that houses an interesting 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 lunch at a local restaurant we invite you for an exclusive experience - a private 3-hour cruise on Lake Baikal. Together with the guide you board a ship that takes you to one of the first Baikal railroad stations. After you get ashore, you walk to the tunnels of the old railroad and take magnificent pictures. On the way back you relax on the open-air deck with a cup of hot Siberian tea and local candies, listening to the stories about the life of locals.

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

Today you have a chance to attend a traditional Russian banya or sauna (at your choice) at the hotel.

Additional meals: lunch

Day 9: Trip to Taltsy Village
After breakfast you check out from your hotel and say "Good-bye" to Lake Baikal! Your guide and driver take you on a trip to the open-air museum of wooden architecture located in Taltsy Village.

This reconstructed Siberian village consists of a number of 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.

Your next destination is Irkutsk.

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Half Day Tour of ListvyankaHalf Day Tour of Listvyanka
Half day
2
Half Day Trip to Taltsy VillageHalf Day Trip to Taltsy Village
Half day
3
Lunch in ListvyankaLunch in Listvyanka
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Half Day Tour of Listvyanka
Half day
Half Day Tour of Listvyanka
Half Day Trip to Taltsy Village
Half day
Half Day Trip to Taltsy Village
Lunch in Listvyanka
Lunch in Listvyanka
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Listvyanka car services
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Listvyanka, Listvyanka Hotel
Car1 h / Private Transfer Minivan
Irkutsk, Irkutsk Hotel / Station
Irkutsk
1night
Russiaru
Marriott Courtyard Irkutsk City Center
Marriott Courtyard Irkutsk City Center
Deluxe Double Room Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
1night
Schedule
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Irkutsk Itinerary

Day 9: Irkutsk City Tour
Your arrive in Irkutsk for a guided tour around the most remarkable city's attractions.

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 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 centrally located hotel for check-in.

Day 10: On Board the Train
After breakfast, you check out from your hotel, and a private driver transfers you to the train station where you catch a train to Ulan-Ude. After a pleasant ride in a private train car, you arrive in Ulan-Ude where you change train cars (regular train car for this connection) and continue making your way to the final destination of your Trans-Siberian tour - striking Ulan Bator. 

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Day 11: Visiting the Gandan Monastery
In the morning you arrive in the capital of Mongolia - Ulan Bator. Upon arrival, your driver meets you and takes to your hotel to freshen up and have 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 to the camp.

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Day 11: Gorkhi-Terelji National Park Tour
In the afternoon you arrive to the camp and enjoy traditional lunch.

You then take a 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 up to the temple and admire the magnificent view of surrounding valleys.

In the evening you enjoy a 1-hour pony riding and have dinner at the camp. You spend this night in a traditional Mongolian yurt.

Additional meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Meeting a Nomadic Family
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. 

Later you depart from the park.

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Day 12: Arrival
In the evening you arrive in Ulan Bator and have the rest of the day free.

Day 13: City Tour & Folk Show in Ulan Bator
After breakfast you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and go on a walking city tour around the most interesting 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 an amazing Mongolian folk show at the State National Song and Dance Academic Ensemble of Mongolia (transfers are included).

After the show you are invited to the restaurant to have farewell dinner with your fellow travelers.

Additional meals: Dinner

Day 14: Departure from Ulan Bator
Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport.

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Day 14: 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 15: 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.

Additional meals: Lunch

Day 16: 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.

Additional meals: Lunch

Day 17: Departure
Following breakfast you check out from the hotel and depart from Beijing.

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