MOSCOW  - TRAIN  - IRKUTSK  - LAKE BAIKAL  - TRAIN  - VLADIVOSTOK 
Duration: 14 days/13 nights
Departs on: even dates
Visas required: Russia
An easy choice: see the best of Transsib on an economical tour.
Highlights of the tour:
Welcome to MoscowArrival to Moscow. Transfer from the airport to the place of accommodation. For this tour we recommend a centrally located serviced apartment to feel the life of the city to the full. Balance of the day free to unpack your things and explore the surroundings.
After breakfast at your hotel enjoy the sightseeing program of your choice! The excursions are using public transport to get acquainted with the city veins and feel like a Moskovian. One choice is included into your tour, no extra payments needed!(A) THE GOLDEN DOMES or (B) MOSCOW KREMLIN or (C) PUSHKIN MUSEUM or (D) TRETYAKOV GALLERY
This afternoon is your own to explore Moscow further - enjoy your lunch in one of the cafes in the Old Arbat, the souvenir Mecca of Moscow. This is the must-to-see place, where artizans explore their works in the street and lanterns remember the artistic Bohemia of the gone days.
In the evening a couple of steps take you to the New Arbat, with its night life, casinos and featured restaurants. Moscow is probably most beautiful at night - check out Tverskaya street attractions, or go to the Bolshoy theatre.
MoscowYour train departs late in the evening, so let's go to see the New Maiden Monastery. Don't miss it! There's still plenty of time for shopping and souvenir hunt. Your apartment is reserved for you till the late evening, no need to hurry!
In the evening our driver takes you to the Yaroslavsky railway station and our journey begins. Private high-class-service train opens its comfortable compartments to lucky travelers. It will take us 1800km away, to the border of Europe and Asia in Yekaterinburg.
On board of the Trans-Siberian ExpressOn the train.
Arrival to YekaterinburgIn the early morning arrival to Yekaterinburg and our driver takes you to your hotel for early check-in. Have a rest after a long journey and explore the city!
Sightseeing in YekaterinburgToday we devote the day to the tour option included into your package. (A) CULTURAL CAPITAL OF SIBERIA or (B) MYSTERIES OF THE LAST ROMANOVS or (C) EUROPE AND ASIA BORDER or (D) ART OF URAL JEWELLERS.
Evening at leisure.
Departure from YekaterinburgIn the morning another Trans-Siberian Express is waiting for us at the station. The train carries us on and on - past Tyumen and Omsk, Novosibirsk and Krasnoyarsk, booming over the steel bridges spanning the Siberian rivers, and the greens and yellows of the birch forests flicker in the windows.
On board of the Trans-Siberian ExpressWe are now in the midst of the Eastern Siberia, and the Lake Baikal is just hours away. Don't miss the chance to get off on the train stops and try the local food from babushkas. The choice is excellent - home-made pies, boiled potatoes, grilled chickens, smoked fish and all sorts of vegetables.
Arrival to IrkutskArrival to Irkutsk. Our guide meets us at the railway station to show us "Paris of Siberia". One of the oldest and most charming cities in the country, today this city is a reflection of mixed cultures - traders from the east and exiles from the west. Check-in to the hotel and balance of the day free.
Lake BaikalTransfer to Listvyanka village from the Lake Baikal - the deepest and the largest lake in the world, sized appr. as Belgium, Netherlands or Denmark. You feel a special bond between nature and humans here. The emerald forests hang like necklaces around the surrounding mountains. Bird songs hang over the water. Wild flowers and grasses fill the air with fragrances. The mighty barguzine, a wind that comes from the estuaries, and the shelonnik, the peaceful southern wind, ripple the water's surface. Shall we go to the Chersky peak, or go diving at the Lake Baikal, or trekking in taiga, or will simply wander along the shore? One of the choices is included into your tour: (A) TALTSY, BAIKAL MUSEUM AND CHERSKY PEAK or (B) HUSKY SLEDDING or (C) PADI DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING IN BAIKAL LAKE or (D) SKIING AND TROIKA RIDING
Departure from IrkutskWe transfer you from Listvyanka village to Irkutsk to your flight or train from Siberia. Till next time?
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Sightseeing in Moscow
1 option is included in Full-On tour.
Definitely the heart of Moscow - and the whole Russia. Kremlin is more than just cogged walls, and from the Cathedral Square inside the Kremlin area you get into Assumption and Annunciation Cathedrals, walk along the lanes of the Secret Garden and - if you are lucky - see the Putin's cavalry paying fomage to the country.
See the best of Moscow during this three-hour tour. The Red Square, Alexander garden, Christ the Saviour, Tverskya Street and Novodevichy Convent - these are the best photos you can ever make in the Russian capital.
Moscow's equivalent to St. Petersburg's enormous Hermitage Museum. It houses an extensive collection of ancient art and artifacts from the Ancient times to the New Age, including Egyptian, Assyrian, Ancient Greek and Roman pieces.
Tretyakov is the Louvre and Prado of Moscow, it hosts an unbelievably huge collection of the Russian artworks. They say it would take one weeks to enjoy each and every painting.