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Trans-Siberian from Moscow to Lake Baikal
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Trans-Siberian from Moscow to Lake Baikal

Private tour
10 days
4 cities
2nights

Moscow, Russia

Traveling to the capital of Russia? Make sure to leave extra time to really see all of the world-famous sights of Moscow, starting with St. Basil's Cathedral and Bolshoi Theater, to GUM - State Department Store, that once boasted 1200 different stores and continues to astonish travelers with its size, elegance, and opulent architecture. When visiting Moscow, make sure to pop up to Kremlin and see the remarkable red brick building that is the principal symbol of Russia....
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    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: 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 3: Tretyakov Gallery, Subway Ride & Panoramic Tour
    This morning is free for you to continue exploring the magnificent 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.

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    Marriott Courtyard Moscow
    4-star hotel
    Voznesenskiy Pereulok, 7, Moscow, Russia, 125009
    Marriott Courtyard Moscow
    Deluxe Double Room Breakfast Included
    The 4-star hotel located on a charming 18th-century street is less than 10 minutes from the best sights of Moscow. You can relax after busy sightseeing day in the on-site fitness center and spa salon followed by dinner at your choice of the hotel's restaurants including Terraneo, the Russo-American Flat Iron Bar, and Roadhouse. Your beautifully decored room is fitted with air-conditioning system, flat-screen satellite TV, free WiFi and spacious bed. Grab a coffee at the Lobby Cafe on your way to explore the beautiful Moscow!... show more
    3 days / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Walking Tour of the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow
    • Tretyakov Gallery, Subway Ride & Panoramic Tour
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
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Connection | Moscow - Irkutsk
1st Class Sleeper
You board the train to Irkutsk to start your Trans-Siberian journey. You spend the next days days on board your train enjoying fantastic scenery passing by your window.
Yaroslavskiy station
Moscow, Russia
3 d 2 h
Central station
Irkutsk, Russia
1day

Irkutsk, Russia

Discover another must-see of Russia - the Paris of Siberia - Irkutsk. After visiting Lake Baikal, spend at least couple days in the Russian heritage city, full of wooden houses with typical decorative carvings on the walls and window frames, the large city built earlier than other biggest cities in Russia. Make sure to see the real landmarks of the city - Volkonsky and Trubetskoy Houses, where the largest salons and social gatherings took place in the 19th century. Another important sights you should stop by are Irkutsk Philharmonic Orchestra and Sukachev Art Museum - one of the largest art galleries east of the Ural Mountains. ...
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    Day 7: Arrival
    In the morning you arrive in Irkutsk. Upon arrival, you are transferred right to the Lake Baikal shore.

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

Listvyanka, 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 7: Listvyanka Village Tour & Baikal Museum
    Upon arrival, you check in to your hotel. 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 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 8: 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 9: Departure
    After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and say "Good-bye" to Lake Baikal! Your driver takes you to Irkutsk.

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    Anastasia Hotel
    3-star hotel
    Anastasia Hotel
    Standard Twin Room Breakfast Included
    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
    3 days / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Tour of Listvyanka
    • Half Day Trip to Taltsy Village
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Connection | Listvyanka - Irkutsk
Private Transfer Sedan
Listvyanka Hotel
Listvyanka, Russia
1 h
Irkutsk Hotel / Station
Irkutsk, Russia
1night

Irkutsk, Russia

Discover another must-see of Russia - the Paris of Siberia - Irkutsk. After visiting Lake Baikal, spend at least couple days in the Russian heritage city, full of wooden houses with typical decorative carvings on the walls and window frames, the large city built earlier than other biggest cities in Russia. Make sure to see the real landmarks of the city - Volkonsky and Trubetskoy Houses, where the largest salons and social gatherings took place in the 19th century. Another important sights you should stop by are Irkutsk Philharmonic Orchestra and Sukachev Art Museum - one of the largest art galleries east of the Ural Mountains. ...
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    Day 9: Irkutsk City Tour
    Upon arrival, you have 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 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 10: Departure
    This is the final day of your Russia tour! After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and meet your private driver who takes you to the airport for your flight back home.

    We hope you've enjoyed Russia and return home with lifelong memories and unforgettable impressions. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips.

    Please, note: you can continue your journey further to Ulan Bator or Ulan Ude. Contact your travel specialist for details.

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    Marriott Courtyard Irkutsk City Center
    4-star hotel
    Chkalov Street 15, Irkutsk, Russia, 64025
    Marriott Courtyard Irkutsk City Center
    Deluxe Double Room Breakfast Included
    Centrally located within walking distance of the Kirov square, Angara river and the historic Drama theater, this modern and stylish 4-star hotel has everything for fruitful work and comfortable rest. It offers elegant air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TVs, tea and coffee-making facilities and fridges, free Wi-Fi in public areas, five conference halls and a Grand Courtyard Ballroom, a gym, a bar offering a wide range of snacks and drinks, and an on-site restaurant serving American-style breakfast buffet and Russian-Siberian and international cuisine for lunches and dinners. ... show more
    2 days / 1 night
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Private Guided Tour
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Moscow, Irkutsk, Listvyanka Village;
  • 1st or 2nd class tickets for Moscow - Irkutsk;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens. Visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrance tickets to Kremlin territory & Amber Chamber, St. Basil's Cathedral, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow subway, Baikal Limnological Museum and Aquarium;
  • Ride on a chair-lift to the Baikal viewpoint;
  • 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 Railways, the itinerary may be subject to change.

4. For the 1st class package: if we are not able to get 1st class train tickets, a whole 2nd class compartment (4 berths for 2 people's use) will be booked instead.

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