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12-Days Trans-Siberian: Moscow - Kazan - Yekaterinburg - Novosibirsk - Baikal

This 12-day tour offers the chance to cross Russia by train, travelling from Moscow to Irkutsk. On the way, you’ll alight to visit some of the country’s most compelling sights, from St Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin in the capital to the wooden architecture and lake views of the Irkutsk area.

If you’re looking for a tour that captures the very essence of Russia, then look no further.

per adult from

$2,780

AUD

Duration

12 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 8x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 11 nights
    • Russian visa service
    • Entry/Admission - Saint Basil's Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Moscow Kremlin
    • Entry/Admission - Armoury Chamber
    • Entry/Admission - Moscow Metro
    • Entry/Admission - Kazan Kremlin
    • Entry/Admission - Kul Sharif Mosque
    • Entry/Admission - Ganina Yama Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Novosibirsk Museum of the Railway Technology
    • Entry/Admission - Ob River
    • Entry/Admission - Taltsy Museum
    What's excluded :
    • Personal travel insurance
    • Excursions not mentioned in the itinerary. Can be provided on spot, fees apply

  • Day 1: Arrival in Moscow. Transfer to the Hotel

    Pass By: Moscow, Moscow, Central Russia
    Our driver will be waiting for you at the pick-up point ready to transfer you to your hotel. No activities are planned for the arrival day.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a central 3* hotel: Ibis Bakhrushina 3* or similar.

    Day 2: Exploring Moscow. Red Square, St. Basil’s, Lenin Mausoleum

    Stop At: Red Square, Moscow 109012 Russia
    Guided visit of the Red Square.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Saint Basil's Cathedral, Red Square 2, Moscow 109012 Russia
    Visit to St. Basil's Cathedral.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Lenin's Mausoleum, Red Square, Moscow 613310 Russia
    Visit to Lenin's Mausoleum.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: GUM, Red Square, 3 Metro Ploshchad Revolyutsii, Moscow 109012 Russia
    Visit GUM department store.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Moscow, Moscow, Central Russia
    Panoramic city tour.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Vorobievy Hills, Vorobievy Hills, Moscow, Central Russia
    Visit to the observation platform for a panoramic view over the capital.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Novodevichye Cemetery, Luzhnetskiy dr., 2, Moscow 119048 Russia
    Visit to the Novodevichy Cemetery.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a central 3* hotel: Ibis Bakhrushina 3* or similar.

    Day 3: Kremlin & Armoury. Departure to Kazan

    Stop At: Moscow Kremlin, Moscow 103132 Russia
    Once the residence of the Tsars and now the base for the Russian president, the Kremlin is a fascinating place to explore. You can almost feel the ghosts of Tsarist Russia in Cathedral Square. Inside the Armoury Museum, marvel at such treasures as Faberge's fabulously decorated eggs, the chalice of Yuri Dolgorukiy and weaponry dating back centuries.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Armoury Chamber, Dvortsovaya St., 1R, Moscow 103073 Russia
    Inside the Armoury Museum, marvel at such treasures as Faberge's fabulously decorated eggs, the chalice of Yuri Dolgorukiy and weaponry dating back centuries.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Moscow Metro, Moscow Russia
    We'll head underground to explore some of Moscow's beautiful metro stations. Decorated with marble, mosaic, stained glass and bronze sculptures, you'll agree they're more like museums than part of a transit system.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight train – 2 class (compartment for 4 people). Upgrade options available.

    Day 4: Kazan City & Kremlin Tour. Visit to Kul Sharif Mosque

    Stop At: Kazan, Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Volga District
    Panoramic city tour.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kazan Kremlin, Kazan 420014 Russia
    Visit to Kazan Kremlin.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kul Sharif Mosque, Kreml St., 13, Kazan 420014 Russia
    Visit to Kul Sharif Mosque
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight train – 2 class (compartment for 4 people). Upgrade options available.

    Day 5: Arrival in Yekaterinburg. Transfer to the Hotel

    Pass By: Yekaterinburg, Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Urals District
    Our driver will be waiting for you at the pick-up point ready to transfer you to your hotel. No activities are planned for the arrival day.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a 4* hotel: Novotel Yekaterinburg Center 4* or similar.

    Day 6: Ganina Yama & Cathedral on the Blood. Europe-Asia Border. Departure to Siberia

    Stop At: Ganina Yama Monastery, Ganina Yama Tract, Yekaterinburg 624090 Russia
    Our guided sightseeing programme in Yekaterinburg includes a moving visit to the Memorial Cathedral on the Blood in the name of all Saints, which was built on the site of the execution of the last Russian Tsar Nikolay II and his family. From there, we'll take you to Ganina Pit, an orthodox monastery where the imperial remains were initially interred and to seven wooden churches in the heart of a centuries-old pine forest.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: The Obelisk on the Border Between Europe and Asia, Moskovskiy trakt 17 km, 2, Yekaterinburg Russia
    Finally we make an excursion to an obelisk marking the boundary between Europe and Asia where traditionally tourists drink champagne. En route, we pause at the memorial honouring the victims of Stalin’s repressions of the 1930s to 1950s.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight train – 2 class (compartment for 4 people). Upgrade options available.

    Day 7: Arrival in Novosibirsk. Transfer to the Hotel

    Pass By: Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk, Novosibirsky District, Novosibirsk Oblast, Siberian District
    Our driver will be waiting for you at the pick-up point ready to transfer you to your hotel. No activities are planned for the arrival day.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a 3* hotel: Hotel Azimut Novosibirsk 3* or similar.

    Day 8: Novosibirsk City Tour. Visit to Transsib Museum or Boat Trip on Ob. Departure to Irkutsk

    Stop At: Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk, Novosibirsky District, Novosibirsk Oblast, Siberian District
    Panoramic city tour.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Novosibirsk Museum of the Railway Technology, Razyezdnaya St., 54A, Novosibirsk 630055 Russia
    Visit to Transsib Museum.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ob River, Russia
    Boat Trip on Ob (Summer)
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight train – 2 class (compartment for 4 people). Upgrade options available.

    Day 9: Onboard the Train to Irkutsk

    Pass By: Siberian District, Siberian District
    Onboard. We continue our train journey.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight train – 2 class (compartment for 4 people). Upgrade options available.

    Day 10: Arrival in Irkutsk. Transfer to Listvyanka village and Lake Baikal

    Stop At: Lake Baikal, Lake Baikal, Siberian District
    Following our early morning arrival in Irkutsk our guide will meet you at the train for your transfer to Listvyanka village on the shores of Lake Baikal (appr. 70 km). There you will have free time, during which you can visit the Baikal Lake Museum, see the St Nicolas Russian Orthodox Church, visit the market or take a boat trip on the lake itself.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a 4* hotel: Hotel Mayak 4* or similar.

    Day 11: Wooden Architecture Museum at Taltsy. Irkutsk City Tour

    Stop At: Taltsy Museum, Baykalsky highway 47km, Taltsy 664518 Russia
    We make a stop at Taltsy to see the open air Wooden Architecture Museum located in the heart of the forest on the banks of the Angara River. There you'll learn about village life, see the interiors of a Russian fort, a Shaman yurt and a 15th century watchtower, as well as glimpse at the lifestyle of the Buryat and Evenk people.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Irkutsk, Irkutsk, Irkutsk Oblast, Siberian District
    Panoramic city tour. Back in Irkutsk, known as the Paris of Siberia, we enjoy a guided city tour which will reveal the rustic but beautiful timber cottages with their wooden fretwork.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a 3* hotel: Hotel Angara 3* or similar.

    Day 12: Departure for the Airport

    Pass By: Irkutsk, Irkutsk, Irkutsk Oblast, Siberian District
    Today marks the end of your tour. Our driver will be waiting for you at the hotel lobby ready to transfer you to the airport or any other departure point. No activities are planned for the departure day.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We provide pick-up transfer from any airport, railway station, accommodation in Moscow. Our driver will pick you up at the specified time, he will hold a sign-board.Airports
    • Domodedovo Moscow Airport, Gorod Domodedovo, Moscow Oblast, Russia
    • Sheremetyevo - A.S. Pushkin international airport, Khimki, Moscow Oblast, Russia, 141400
    • Vnukovo International Airport, Vnukovo, Moscow Oblast, Russia
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 6/29/2020 - 12/31/2020
    Saturday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021
    Saturday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Please note some walking is required
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • We operate only small groups.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

14

Organised by Go Russia Travel Company

Activity ID: V-269522P11

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