Moscow Holidays

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Day 1: St Petersburg

Welcome to St Petersburg! Arrival transfer from St Petersburg Pulkovo airport to our hotel. Buzzing with cafes, bars and restaurants, St Pete's is renowned for its fine Baltika beer and unashamedly good vodka. Perhaps get your trip off to a celebratory start!

Day 2: St Petersburg

Enjoy a guided tour of the city's key sites by car then a guided tour of the Hermitage Museum. Evening at leisure.

Day 3: St Petersburg - Moscow

Free day to explore the city and surrounds. Most of the inner city sights are located on and just off the main thoroughfare Nevsky Prospekt, that stretches for around 4 km from near the Winter Palace Embankment to Alexander Nevsky Monastery, so St Pete's is good for walkers! Tonight - an included transfer to the rail station for overnight train to Moscow.

Day 4: Moscow

Welcome to Moscow! Arrival transfer from Moscow station to your conveniently located hotel being only 15 mins by metro from Red square. Remainder of the day at your leisure.

Day 5: Moscow

The capital that spawned dozens of spy novels. Catch the Metro to Red Square, from where you'll enjoy a guided walk. You'll spot Moscow's bastion of power, the gold onion-domed Kremlin, GUM department store and more. Rest of day free. Lenin's fascinating granite mausoleum located in Red Square is a Mecca for the curious and worth a look.

Day 6: Moscow - Trans Siberian train

Free time in the capital. Moscow has a staggering array of art galleries, museums and shops, as well as unique attractions such as famous Gorky Park. Tonight, an included transfer to Yaroslavl rail station for the train to Ulaan Baatar.

Days 7-10: Trans Siberian train

Settle into life aboard the train as it plies its way across the Urals and large tracts of Siberia and then through on your momentous journey into the heart of Mongolia, a land of endless steppe, towering mountains, pristine lakes, rivers and desert.

Day 11: Trans Siberian train - Terelj National Park

Morning arrival into Ulaan Baatar after crossing the Mongolian border during the very early hours. Upon arrival, enjoy lunch and then transfer to nearby Terelj National Park en route stopping to visit Turtle Rock and a Nomadic family to gain a little insight into there way of life. Arrival in Terej and you check into your traditional Mongolian Ger Camp for the night.

Day 12: Terelj National Park

Elevated Terelj is cool and the scenic alpine surrounds spectacular. The protected area is host to diverse flora and fauna and is famous for its unique granite rock formations. Today is a free day to choose from various optional ativities your hosts offer.

Day 13: Terelj National Park - Ulaan Baatar

After breakfast or when ready we have included for you a private transfer to Ulaan Baatar. Arrival and check into your hotel (Hotel Namuun)

Day 14: Ulaan Baatar

Enjoy a free day to explore the city and the build up to the festivities. (Hotel Namuun)

Day 15: Ulaan Baatar

Free day to explore the Nadaam festival at your own arrangements (opening ceremony of the festival). (Hotel Namuun)

Day 16: Ulaan Baatar

Free day to explore the Nadaam festival at your own arrangements (closing ceremony of the festival in evening). (Hotel Namuun)

Day 17: Ulaan Baatar

We will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.

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last updated - 20 Oct 2014 3:36 AM