Yekaterinburg Baikal Journey - 12 days
FROM USD $2,969
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 and a choice of exciting optional activites, Khaski dog sledding in the Ural Mountains and rafting the rivers, to lake diving, trekking or snow mobiling!
Day 1: Moscow
Welcome to Moscow! Arrival transfer from Moscow Sheremetyevo or Domodedovo airport to hotel. Overnight - Moscow
Day 2: Red Square
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. Rest of day free. Overnight - Moscow (B)
Day 3: Moscow
Moscow - Yekaterinburg. Free day to explore Moscow, or shop for souveniers. Tonight included transfer to rail station. Overnight - train (B)
Days 4 - 5: Aboard train
Yekaterinburg - On the evening of day 4 the train pulls in to Yekaterinburg. Transfer to homestay accommodation. On day 5 after breakfast, take a city tour which visits the new 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 homestay
Day 6: Yekaterinburg optional activity
Spend the day a leisure exploring Yekaterinburg or choose one of the optional activities
. This evening enjoy dinner and relaxation at the homestay, before transferring to the train station shortly after midnight. Overnight - train
Days 7 - 8: Life aboard the train
Yekaterinburg - Irkutsk. The train departs in the very early hours of the morning on day 7 for your onward journey to Irkutsk. Relax on board and enjoy the views! 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 homestay
Day 11: Irkutsk
Listvyanka - Irkutsk. Shortly after midday transfer back to Irkutsk, stopping for lunch. Spend the remains of the day at leisure. Overnight - Irkutsk homestay (B, L, D)
Day 12: Irkutsk
Trip ends after breakfast. (B)
Choose your Adventure
Make the most of your time in Yekaterinburg and Irkutsk by choosing one of our exciting optional activities
that most appeals to you. Please specify your preference at time of booking.
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 bear this in mind if comparing prices as we always aim to deliver exceptional value.
Please note that discounts will apply if there are more 4 our 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 & Mongolian route
- Europe/Asia borderline
- Lake Baikal
- Route of Romanovs tour
- Ganina Yama monastery
- Listvyanka & surrounds
- 2 nights standard hotel Moscow including breakfast
- Airport arrival transfer & departure transfer to Moscow rail station (not platform)
- 2 nights homestay Yekaterinburg including breakfast and dinner daily
- Yekaterinburg - a choice of optional activities including lunch
- Baikal - a choice of optional activities including lunch (note: 'Lake Baikal at Leisure' option does not include lunch)
- Moscow guided walk
- Train journey: Moscow - Yekaterinburg (4 berth sleeper cabin)
- Yekaterinburg city tour - Route of the Romanovs & Europe/Asia border tour
- 3 nights Irkutsk/Baikal homestay including breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
What's Not Included
- Flights and visas
- Laundry, drinks and items of a personal nature
- No meals aboard the train
- Entrance Fees: included