Moscow - Ekaterinburg - Novosibirsk - Irkutsk - Ulan Ude 12 Nights

    Explore Central Russia on rails

    • Duration

      13 Days

    • Total Destinations

      5

    • Attractions

      8

    • Pkg Id

      0000991

    Discover a different side of Russia as you head deep into the Asian heartland of Russia. Embark on the trans Siberian journey from Moscow, exploring the diverse stops along the route such as Ekaterinburg, a mining town with a dark past, Irkutsk, home to the legendary Lake Baikal, and Ulan Ude, the center of Buddhism in Russia.

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    DAY 1
    Arrival to Moscow

    • Transfer from the airport to your hotel.
    • Accommodation at the hotel
    • Check in, registration.
    • Free time

    DAY 2
    Moscow Tour

    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • City Tour around the most beautiful places of Moscow - The Cathedral of St. Basil the Blessed, Tverskaya Street, the former Headquarters of the KGB, Moscow State University located on Lenin Hills considered to be the highest point of the city, Russian White House, Kutuzov Street, and the Victory Park with its fountains and churches, other attractions.
    • Transfer to the Railway Terminal,  Departure for Ekaterinburg.

    DAY 3
    Train Ride

    • You"ll spend the day in the train moving along the central part of Russia.

    09:52PM Arrival to Ekaterinburg, the Trans-Siberian"s first major stop in Asian part of Russia, a major industrial center and transport hub. The city was founded in 1721 by Catherine the Great as a fort and metallurgical factory; its position was chosen for its strategic proximity to the big mining operations in the Urals and Siberia. Although there are very few tourist sites, including an 18th-century cathedral, the city is nonetheless of great historical interest. This is the city where history of the Romanov family ended. The tragic murder of the whole czarist family, whose remains were found in the 1980-s and re-buried in 1998 in St. Petersburg, took place here. Ekaterinburg is also noted for being the hometown of Boris Yeltsin.

    • Transfer to the hotel
    • Accommodation at the hotel

    DAY 4
    Ekaterinburg City Tour

    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • You will drive along old streets built in the "golden age" by Ekaterinburg"s merchants who became very rich through the treasures of the Ural region.
    • You will visit the place of the execution of the last Russian czar, Nicholas II, and his family"s execution and the St. Elisaveta chapel, the museum of Mineralogy, the museum of wax figures, other sites
    • Transfer to the Railway Terminal, Departure for Novosibirsk.

    DAY 5
    Novosibirsk

    • Arrival to Novosibirsk, the largest city in Siberia, both by population and territory, that lies on the banks of beautiful  River
    • Transfer to the hotel
    • Accommodation at the hotel

    DAY 6
    Novosibirsk City Tour

    • Breakfast at the hotel
    •  You will visit the Art Galley featuring a collection of icons from Moscow and Siberian school and about 60 paintings by famous Nicholas Rerikh, as well as Geology Museum
    • Day at Leisure
    • Overnight stay at Hotel

    DAY 7
    Akademgorodo

    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • Take a trip to Akademgorodo, the town of scientists, or a stroll along Krasny Prospect, the main avenue of the city with its numerous shops, restaurants, museums and theaters. Excursion to the Museum of the Sun, to the River Terminal, the Museum of Geology, other sites
    • Return to the hotel
    • Transfer to the Railway Terminal
    • Departure for Irkutsk, Train along Siberia

    DAY 8
    Train Ride

    • You"ll spend the day in the train moving along the central part of Russia

    DAY 9
    Irkutsk

    • Arrival to Irkutsk, the centre of Eastern Siberia, located on the shore of Lake Baikal
    • Irkutsk is a treasure house of the spiritual culture of Siberia,Founded in 1661 by Cossack Yakov Pohabov, Irkutsk had been for more than 300 years on the banks of the Angara River, the beloved daughter of "father" Baikal.
    • Transfer to the hotel
    • Breakfast
    • Travel to Lake Baikal - the Gem of Siberia, with its unique surroundings. You will see Taltsy Museum of Architecture and Ethnography, the Baikal Museum
    • Boat Ride, You will be astonished by the color changes of the lake"s surface, the ever-changing play of the water and sky, taiga, and cliffs
    • Walking tour of Krestovka Village with visit to St. Nicholas Church
    • Return to the hotel
    • Overnight stay at Hotel

    DAY 10
    Irkutsk City Tour

    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • There are about 700 monuments of history and culture in Irkutsk. The most interesting are the historical ensembles in the city"s central part: Spasskaya (Savior) Church, The Epiphany Cathedral, the Roman Catholic Church, the monument to the explorers of Siberia, Drama theater.
    • Transfer to the Railway Terminal
    • Departure to Ulan Ude
    • Train ride along the Baikal and Maritime regions

    DAY 11
    Arrival to Ulan Ude

    • Like most Siberian cities, Ulan Ude was founded in the 17th century. However, as the center of the Buddhist Buryat culture, it is unlike any of the other stops along the Trans-Siberian Railway. Although the city"s Buddhist tradition, like all other religions, suffered a sharp decline under Stalin"s rule, there has been a noticeable revival in recent years, Visitors to Ulan Ude should not miss the opportunity to visit nearby Ivolginsk Datsan, a restored Tibetan Buddhist monastery which now serves as the center of Buddhism in Russia
    • Transfer to the hotel
    • Breakfast
    • Ulan Ude City Tour - you will see the historical center of Ulan Ude located along the river banks like the fancy amphitheater with its one and two story houses that belonged to merchants of the 18th-19th centuries, the main square with the most extravagant monument to Lenin, the Holy Trinity and the Hodigitria Cathedrals, the Buryat Opera and Ballet Theater, the Museum of Ethnography and other historical monuments

    DAY 12
    Tour of Ivolginsky Datsan

    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • Built in 1946, Ivolginsky Datsan is located 25 miles from Ulan Ude. Until 1995 the Datsan was the residence of Bandido Khambo Lama (the leader of the Buddhists in Russia)
    • Day at Leisure
    • Return to the hotel

    DAY 13
    Departure for Moscow

    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • Transfer to the Airport,transfer to the Moscow International airport.

    Top Attractions of Moscow - Ekaterinburg - Novosibirsk - Irkutsk - Ulan Ude 12 Nights Tour

    Explore Central Russia on rails

    St. Basils Cathedral

    The geometric domes and vivid tones of this 16th-century cathedral are almost garish up close but they perfectly complement the solid red brick of the Kremlin wall and the gray cobblestones of Red Square. The church was built to honor the victory over Mongol Tatars in 1555 and legend has it that Ivan the Terrible had its architects eyes poked out to keep him from making anything to rival Mo

    Tverskaya Street

    Tverskaya Street known between 1935 and 1990 as Gorky Street is the main radial street in Moscow. The street runs Northwest from the central Manege Square in the direction of Saint Petersburg and terminates at the Garden Ring giving the name to Tverskoy District. The route continues further as First Tverskaya-Yamskaya Street Leningradsky Avenue and Leningradskoye Hig

    Novosibirsk State Art Museum

    The Novosibirsk State Art Museum is a museum in Tsentralny City District of Novosibirsk Russia. The building was designed by architect Andrey Kryachkov.

    Ulan-Ude Ethnographic Museum

    The Ulan-Ude Ethnographic Museum is an outdoor museum located in the village Upper Berezovka eight kilometres northeast of Ulan-Ude Buryatia.

    Included in Moscow - Ekaterinburg - Novosibirsk - Irkutsk - Ulan Ude 12 Nights Tour

    Explore Central Russia on rails

    Terms & Conditions

    Cancellation Policy Land Arrangements Per Person"

    • 60 or more days before departure: 20%
    • Between 59 to 30 days before departure: 40%
    • Between 29 to 15 days before departure: 65%
    • Between 14 to 1 days before departure: 100%
    • 10% of the booking amount is immediately non-refundable upon payment

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