Yekaterinburg Baikal Journey - 12 days
FROM USD $3,559
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
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
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
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
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
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
Day 12: Irkutsk
Your Trans-siberian adventure ends after breakfast today. (B)
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!
Prices & Departure Dates
Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply
Prices are indicative and will vary depending on your chosen hotels, room availability as well as time of travel.
Please note that discounts will apply if there are 4 or more people in your travelling party, since fixed costs like transportation and guiding are shared across the group.
|Yekaterinburg Baikal Journey - 12 days
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Highlights & Inclusions
Below is a list of key highlights and what is included on this tour. Further, where appropriate, we have listed the items that are not included in the tour price.
- Trans-Siberian Railway - views of Siberia and the Urals en route
- Yekaterinburg - gateway to the Ural Mountains and last home of the Romanovs
- The Europe/Asia borderline
- Listvyanka & beautiful Lake Baikal - the world's deepest and oldest lake.
- Moscow - Russia's sprawling capital. Red Square and whimsical St Basil's Cathedral
- Route of Romanovs tour
- Irkutsk - Siberia's capital
- Lake Baikal
- 8 breakfasts and 2 lunches
- Airport arrival transfer & departure transfer to Moscow rail station (not platform)
- 2 nights 3 star hotel in Listvyanka by Lake Baikal
- Train journey: Moscow - Yekaterinburg (2nd class, 4 berth mixed sex sleeper cabin)
- Yekaterinburg city tour - Route of the Romanovs & Europe/Asia border tour
- 2 nights 3 star hotel in Moscow
- 2 nights 3 star hotel in Yekaterinburg
- 1 night 3 star hotel in Irkutsk
- 4 nights onboard the train
- Moscow guided walk
What's Not Included
- Flights and visas
- Laundry, drinks and items of a personal nature
- No meals aboard the train