Trans-Siberian tour (11 days/10 nights)
Saint-Petersburg – Moscow – Kazan – Ekaterinburg – Novosibirsk – Irkutsk
Day 1. – Saint-Petersburg
Transfer to 3* hotel. Night in 3* hotel.
Day 2. – Saint-Petersburg. Hermitage State Museum. Moscow.
Excursion to the Hermitage – one of the most famous and the greates museums in the world. If you come to Saint Petrburg, you must visit the Hermitage. Here you can admire the paintings of famous artists such asLeonardo da Vinci, Titian, Rembrandt, Velasquez, Raphael and so on . And also see the sculptures of Michelangelo, Rodin and others. During the tour to the Hermitage you’ll also see items from Egypt, Ancient Greece, and Rome, and many, many more wonders.
In the Hermitage more than 3 million exhibits to see each piece for 1 minute you will have to spend 8 years in the museum!
Transfer to the railway station. Departure to Moscow (travel by hisg-speed train Sapsan).
Arrival to Moscow. Transfer to 3* hotel. Free time. Night in 3*hotel.
Day 3. – Moscow.
Breakfast in the hotel.
Today we will enjoy a fascinating sightseeing tour in Moscow. During the tour you will visit the main sights of the capital of Russia – St. Basil's Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral, Lenin Mausoleum, Bolshoi Theater, Alexander Garden and etc. And of course you will visit the Red Square – the most famous square in Russia, which held the major historical events. After that we will visit the pedestrian street Arbat where you can buy some souvenirs.
Transfer to the railway station. The train departure at 20:08. Night in the train
Day 4. Kazan + Kazan Kremlin
Arrival in Kazan at 08.00
Breakfast at local restaurant. ( not included)
After breakfast you will go to Kazan city-tour and enjoy the beauty of this amazing city. You will learn the history of the treasures of Kazan khans, visit the Old-Tatar settlement and get acquainted with the life and culture of the local population – the Tatars. And also You will visit the fountains square, Freedom square, visit the Kaban lake and learn its secrets and legends. You will be able to see the oldest mosque in Kazan – the Mardjani mosque. After that you will visit the main sight of Kazan – the Kazan Kremlin, which in contrast to Moscow is built with white stones. Here you will learn more about the history of the city which combines the culture of the West and the East. You will also be able to visit today the minarets of the mosque Kul Sharif.
Lunch at the national restaurant. (is included).
After lunch excursion to the Raifa Bogoroditsky monastery that is located in a forest on the shore of a lovely lake. The monastery was built in the 17th century and is one of the most beautiful monastery in the Volga region.
After that, we will get back to the downtown and visit the Kazan Arbat – pedestrian street where you can take photos with some unusual copper monuments, like the Kazan cat, carriage of Catherine II, etc.
Day 5. Ekaterinburg city tour + Border between Europe and Asia
Arrival to Ekaterinburg at 12.22. Transfer for lunch ( not included)
After lunch depart on a sightseeing tour of Ekaterinburg. This city is located in the heart of Russia. Today you will have a wonderful excursion, during which you will visit the main sights. You will visit cultural and historical center of Ekaterinburg – the Dam, where you will learn the history of the city, which was founded by Peter the Great as a fortress-city and the main metallurgy city in Russia. Here you can see the technique that was used in Ekaterinburg factories of the 18th and 19th centuries. During the tour you will also be able to enjoy the beauty of the many mansions of 18-19 centuries. You will learn the legends and secrets of the Sevastyanov's mansion and the famous mansion of Kharitonov-Rastorguev Also You will visit the Church on the Blood and learn the tragic story of the last tsar of the Romanov dynasty. And also you will visit the geographical border between Europe and Asia. Here You can stand with your right foot on the territory of Asia, and left on the territory of Europe and make a wish.
Transfer to the hotel. Free time. Night in the hotel 3*
Day 6. Train
Arrival to Novosibirsk at 11.18
Transfer for lunch ( not included)
After lunch you will go to Novosibirsk city-tour. Novosibirsk is the main scientific center of Siberia. During the tour you will learn the history of this wonderful Siberian city and visit the city's main attractions such as Lenina square, the Cathedral, the monument of Glory and etc. Also you will visit today a museim ( for a choice – the Museum of Local Lore or the Museum of Siberian Birchbark.
Transfer to 3* hotel. Free time. Night in 3*hotel.
Day 8. Train
Day 9. Train
Day 10. Listvyanka – Lake Baikal
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today you will visit the most beautiful natural place in Russia – Lake Baikal. Nothing can compare with the beauty of lake Baikal.
Also today we will visit Taltsy – a great open-air museum, which is located on the bank of the Angara river. At the museum you can see 13 architectural complexes with 36 wooden buildings, such as Spasskaya tower, Kazan Chapel, etc. It is really worth to see, as all the buildings are made of larch more than 300 years ago without a single nail!
Return to the hotel 3*. Night at the hotel 3*.
Day 11. Irkutsk + Decembrists’ Museum
Today you will go to the sightseeing tour of Irkutsk. During the tour you will visit the historical center and get acquainted with the most interesting sights and learn the history of this city. During the tour you will also visit the Decembrists ' Museum and get acquainted with the history of people who were sent to Siberia as a punishment.
Transfer to the airport.
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