TRANS SIBERIAN RAILWAY JOURNEY

Moscow – Ekaterinburg – Novosibirsk – Irkutsk – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok – Moscow

Duration: 20 days

Day 1
Arrival to Moscow. Meeting with guide. Transfer to hotel. Accommodation. Free time.

Guide& transport for transfer

Day 2 
Breakfast. Meeting with guide in the lobby of your hotel.

City tour with stops at Red Square, Zaryadye Park, New Maiden Convent, observation deck of Vorobyovy Hills, Victory Park ( duration : 4 hours).

Visit of the Kremlin grounds (the seat of the Russian President) and Armoury Chamber- one of the largest museums of applied and decorative arts (

duration : 3,5 hours).

Guide for 8 hours & transport for the city tour

Day 3
Breakfast. Free time for shopping. Check-out of hotel. Meeting with guide. Transfer to train station. Departure to Ekaterinburg.

Guide& transport for transfer

Day 4
Arrival to Ekaterinburg. Meeting with guide. Transfer to hotel. Accommodation. Free time.

Guide& transport for transfer

Day 5
Breakfast. Excursion tour “Russian Tsar’s Last Days” with a visit to the majestic Memorial Church on the Blood of the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his family, which was constructed on the site of the execution of the Tsar and his family.

After that, the tourists go to Ganina Yama – a unique Orthodox monastery built on the site of the original burial of the royal remains. There you can see and visit the seven wooden temples, built in the style of ancient Russian architecture, put candles at the miraculous icons, stand at the Penitential Cross, walk through the picturesque pine-birch forest.

Excursion “To the border of two continents” – tourists will see the stele-obelisk “Border of Europe and Asia”, set at the geographical junction of the two parts of the world.

The border strip, laid out of Ural stones, is so narrow that tourists have the opportunity to take pictures standing with one foot in Asia, and the other in Europe!

Guide for 6 hours & transport for 6 hours

Day 6
Breakfast. City tour. Tourists will see all important historical sights of Yekaterinburg: the Historical square, where the main plant in the Urals was built in 1723, the oldest hydraulic structure of the city-the dam of the first plant, the granite embankment of the picturesque city pond. Tourists will see the main square of the city, with a monument to Lenin, the leader of Soviet Russia. They visit places, associated with the name of the First President of Russia – Boris Yeltsin.

The modern metropolis will show both elegant merchant mansions from the time of the “gold rush” (19th century), and modern shopping centers, theater districts and universities.

Transfer with guide to train station. Departure to Novosibirsk.

Guide for 6 hours & transport for 6 hours

Day 7
Arrival to Novosibirsk. Meeting with guide. Transfer to hotel. Accommodation. Free time.

Guide& transport for transfer

Day 8
Breakfast. City tour. Tourists will see Lenin Square with its main attraction, the Opera and Ballet Theater, the Chapel of St. Nicholas, which is considered the geographical center of Russia, monument of the Heroes of the Revolution-a typical monument of Soviet architecture. Tourists will take a walk along the embankment of the city and will see the span of the first railway bridge.

A tour of the railway museum. There are carriages and trains of various eras (from the Tsarist to the later Soviet) in the museum. After that, we will walk around Akademgorodok – the center of Siberian science. This place has its own special spirit and atmosphere.

Evening transfer to train station. Departure to Irkutsk.

Guide for 8 hours & transport for 8 hours

Day 9
Arrival to Irkutsk. Transfer with guide to hotel. Breakfast. City tour – historical centre, embankment of the Angara river, Znamenskaya Church, Eternal Flame, museum of the local lore.

Excursion to the Arts museum. Free time.

Guide & transport for 5 hours

Day 10
Breakfast. Transfer to Listvyanka village (70 km from Irkutsk). Excursion to the Ethnography museum “Taltsy”. Excursion to the Limnology Museum ( flora and fauna of Baikal Lake). Lunch. Departure by boat to the Circular Railway. Excursion to one of its tunnels. Return to Listvyanka.

Transfer to Irkutsk.

Guide & transport for 8 hours

Day 11
Breakfast. Check-out. Free time without guide. Transfer to train station. Departure to Khabarovsk.

Guide& transport for transfer

Days 12-13
On board of the train

Day 14
Arrival to Khabarovsk. Meeting with your guide. Transfer to hotel. Accommodation. Rest. Guide& transport for transfer

Day 15
Breakfast. Meeting with guide.

City tour: tourists will see Komsomolskaya square, Lenin Square, memorial complex- square of Glory, Transfuguration Cathedral, Privokazlnaya Square, Muravyov – Amursky street, Lenin street, Seryshev street. Lunch (extra payment).

Excursion to the Museum of local lore.

Tourists will admire the beautiful architecture and the exposition of cannons from the Russian-Japanese war, look at the skeleton of an ancient whale in the window and discover, near one of the walls, the famous stone turtle, which has been considered a symbol of the Khabarovsk Museum of Local Lore for more than a century. You can see the entire chronology of the origin and development of the city and the region in the museum.

Free time for optional excursions : Zoological garden, a boat trip on the Amur river, Art museum and others.

Transport for the city tour & guide for 5 hours

Day 16
Breakfast.

Departure to the Nanai village of Sikachi-Alyan. Visit to the “Camp of relatives”: acquaintance with the Nanai family. Tourists will also see unique petroglyphs of the XII-IX thousand years BC , family museum. You will enjoy master-class on cooking fish tala, lunch of national cuisine, sports games, boating (in winter time – on a sledge).

Transport & guide for 6 hours

Day 17
Breakfast. Check-out. Transfer to train station. Departure to Vladivostok.

Transport & guide for transfer

Day 18
Arrival to Vladivostok in the morning. Meeting with your guide.

Departure for a sightseeing tour with a visit to beautiful viewpoints, memorable places of interest, embankments, bridges, funicular;

~ 13.00 check-in at the hotel. Rest.

15.30 -17.00 Boat trip in the waters of the Golden Horn Bay, the Eastern Bosphorus Strait.

17.00-18.30 Walking tour around the historical district ” Millionka»

After the excursion program tourists are invited to choose a restaurant for dinner : Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Armenian, Georgian, Russian cuisine or dinner at ZUMA seafood restaurant (dinner for extra payment).

21.00-22.00 Evening panoramic photo session.

(if there is a storm warning, then the boat trip can be changed to the “Trepang Museum” or the Local History Museum named after V. K. Arsenyev in the history hall of the state of Bohai.).

Transport for city tour and transfers & guide for excursion program

Day 19
Breakfast.

10.00-17.00 Transfer to Russian Island: forts of the Vladivostok Fortress. Oceanarium, embankment of the Far Eastern Federal University ( FEFU). Trekking trips to the stunningly beautiful clifs of Cape Tobizina. Lunch at a cafe on the sea coast. (extra payment). Excursion to Russian Island can be replaced on an excursion to the Safari Park-acquaintance with the history of the Muravyov Amur Peninsula and the inhabitants of the Ussuri taiga. Transport & guide for 7 hours

Day 20
Breakfast. Check-out. Transfer to airport. Departure home.

Transport & guide for transfer.

Available languages

Guide:

English-speaking/French-speaking/German-speaking/Spanish-speaking/Czech-speaking. Other languages are upon request.

TRANS SIBERIAN RAILWAY JOURNEY • 20 days

Moscow – Ekaterinburg – Novosibirsk-Irkutsk – Khabarovsk –  Vladivostok – Moscow

The proposed program is a classical one and includes visits to major Russian cities rich in history, historical sights and natural beauty  as well as visits to the Far East and the Primorye region.

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