Yekaterinburg Baikal Journey - 12 days

FROM USD $3,599

Take the Trans-Siberian all the way through from Moscow to Irkutsk ' the Paris of Siberia' and the stunning Lake Baikal, with a stopover in Yekaterinburg, gateway to the Ural Mountains.

Day 1: Moscow
Welcome to Moscow! You'll be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight - Moscow
Day 2: Red Square
This morning head to the legendary Red Square by Metro, for a guided walk, see the gold domed Kremlin, brightly coloured St Basils and the glitzy GUM department store. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight - Moscow (B)
The colourful onion domed roof of St Basil's Cathedral in Moscow
Day 3: Moscow at leisure
Moscow - Yekaterinburg. Today is at leisure for you spend how you please. Why not further explore Moscow and shop for souvenirs. This evening there is an included transfer to the train station for your first journey towards Yakateringburg. Overnight - Train (B)
Days 4 - 5: Aboard train
Yekaterinburg - On the evening of day 4 the train pulls in to Yekaterinburg. Transfer to your hotel. On day 5 after breakfast, take a city tour which visits the monastery that marks the site of the Romanov family’s execution in 1918 and Ganina Yama - a beautiful monastic complex built on the site where their bodies were discarded and later found. The tour also takes you to the Europe/Asia border where you can stand with a foot in each continent! Overnight - Yekaterinburg (B:1)
Church of the Saviour on-the-Spilled-Blood (Khram Spas na Krovi) in Yekaterinburg
Day 6: Yekaterinburg optional activity
Spend the day a leisure exploring Yekaterinburg or choose one of the optional activities. This evening relax at the hotel before transferring to the train station. Overnight - Train (B)
Days 7 - 8: Life aboard the train
Yekaterinburg - Irkutsk. Relax on board the train and enjoy the views as the train travels through Siberia en route to Irkutsk. Overnight - Train
Boats at a small port on Lake Baikal in Siberia
Days 9 - 10: Listvyanka & Lake Baikal
Irkutsk & Lake Baikal - Arrive Irkutsk and transfer to Listvyanka village. Offering striking views of Lake Baikal, Listvyanka is your base for the next two days. Experience a Siberian banya(sauna) and consider choosing one of the optional activities available. Overnight - Listvyanka (B:2, L:1)
Day 11: Irkutsk
Listvyanka - Irkutsk. Shortly after midday transfer back to Irkutsk, stopping for lunch en route. Spend the remains of the day at leisure in Siberia's capital which lies at the crossroads of centuries old tea, silk and fur trade routes between Western Russia and China. Overnight - Irkutsk (B, L)
Day 12: Irkutsk
Your Trans-siberian adventure ends after breakfast today. (B)

Olkhon Island - the largest island on Lake BaikalBolt-on a 3 day Olkhon Island getaway!

Enjoy a relaxing 3 day getaway on Lake Baikal's largest island, go fishing, explore the beautiful landscape, shop in the local markets, take a boat trip or just sit back and admire the views - the choice is yours!

 

Tour Details
  • Starts in: Moscow / Ends in: Irkutsk
  • Departs: Fridays - year round
  • No local payment required
  • Breakfast:8, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 0
  • Hotel Rating: 3 star (4 and 5 star available upon request)
  • Tour Guide: Yes
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