Russia is the only country in the world which can offer on its territory such variety of options for recreation. Extreme tour in Vladivostok area, the Yenisey or Ob River cruise, or simply rest on the Lake Baikal shore... In Russia you can find entertainment for all tastes.
Russia, with its immense open spaces, could become an inexhaustible source for a curious traveler. By the way, the tour along the Trans-Siberian Railway is the aim of the whole life, and Olympus for the foreign travelers.
Welcome to Russia!
Arrival to Vladivostok. At the airport you will be picked up by our driver and transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day is free to unpack your belongings and explore the city. Enjoy Vladivostok – Russia’s largest port city on the Pacific Ocean situated at the head of the Golden Horn Bay. Just 100 km from the border of China and North Korea, the city is home to the Russian Pacific Fleet.
Touch to a wild lifeAfter breakfast at your hotel your English-speaking guide will meet your at the reception to invite you to a
Safari Park, situated 60 km fare from Vladivostok city. This Animal Park was found as a Park for injured or ill wild animals to keep them safe. Animals are leaving in close to wild nature conditions and visitors will see them like they are living in wild life. The forest area of the Park is 40 000 square meters. Visitors can find here over 30 kinds of birds, predators and plant-eating animals. You can see Siberian Stag, Dappled deer, Roe deer, Wild boar,
Black bear, brown bear, wolf, fox and other wild animals. Visitors may not only see wild animals but also make photos with them, feed them and even touch some kind.
Aboard the Transsib train
We are traveling to Irkutsk! Don't miss a chance to see astonishing Siberian scenery from the train window. Enjoy the view of Siberian taiga, rivers and lakes - this intense nature is now very close – you honestly will really begin to feel it. Drop in the dining car – the heart of social life on board! It is a great place to meet fellow travelers, share your experience of your journey and try Russian food as well (smoked salmon, caviar and some vodka).
Welcome to the Pearl of SiberiaYour train arrives in the evening in Irkutsk where our representatives will meet and escort you to Lake Baikal, the largest reservoir of fresh water in the world. We then transfer you to a wooden chalet on the shore of the fairytale-looking Lake.
Arshan - a unique healing area
Pick up from your hotel in Listvyanka early morning. Arshan is a village about 3 hours by bus (or 2 hours by car) from Baikal lake, and it is a start of Sayan mountains. In fact, it is a famous (among Russians) thermal waters resort, so it is quite touristique and there are a lot of souvenir shops, organized hot springs. You can enjoy and relax youself in hot mineral bath with beautiful mountain views and try tasty and delicious Buryat posi (big dumplings with meat cooked on steam.
Leisure time on the ancient lake
We are happy to provide you with suggestions for tourist activities on request including hiking, horse riding, fishing, diving etc.
Ahead to Krasnoyarsk
Don't be late - in the morning your train is taking you further. We suggest you enjoy your comfortable compartment and amuse yourself with one of the Russian novels from your free Trans-Siberian Kindle.
Morning arrival. Don't miss a chance today to visit one of the most unique reserve in Russia - Stolby. Excursion around the central group of rocks accompanied by an experienced guide. According to the results of the TV survey managed in 1980th, the reserve was considered to be “the 8th Wonders of the World”, more exciting than such natural and architectural masterpieces as Kizhi, Baikal Lake, “Golden Ring” and Suzdal’s palace. It was founded in 1925 and now it is the main sight of Krasnoyarsk – the great natural stone work. As it is said in the traveler-book of “Le Petit Fute”, “Phonteblo is like a kindergarten in comparison with Stolby”.
Departure for Yekaterinburg
Morning transfer to the station. On the train. The trains along Trans Siberian stop only for 5 to 20 minutes. If you decide to go outside, don't miss the hiss as the train might start leaving. Late evening arrival to Yekaterinburg, transfer from the station to your hotel and check-into the room. Have a rest after such a long rail journey!
After breakfast your professional English-speaking guide will be waiting for you at the reception to take you to Holzan which is 40 km far from Yekaterinburg. In Holzan you’ll meet endangered bird of prey’s species which entered The International Red Book. You’ll be surprised how a human and a bird of prey may be close to each other. You’ll get more pleasant impressions during a horseback riding accompanied by Urals wolfhounds. You may also try archery and feel deeply old-Russian hunting. Souvenirs and photos with a falcon will be imprinted in your memory forever!
Hunting, horse riding and archery are provided on request
Departure for Moscow
Morning departure for Moscow. Don't oversleep - your driver will be waiting for you at the reception.
Welcome to Moscow
Morning arrival to Moscow. Accommodation to the central hotel and free time.
Kolomenskoye Natural Reserve
Today you will have a chance to visit one of the Russian natural reserves - Kolomenskoye. Muscovites are fond of spending their free time in Kolomenskoye, strolling about its shady park in a Moskva river bend, and feasting their eyes on the natural beauty of the surroundings. Kolomenskoye is one of the most ancient places of human habitation within modernMoscow. Archaeological items discovered in its vicinity witness Stone Age (V-III millennium B.C.) settlements once existing here. In old times thevillage ofKolomenskoye nearMoscow came to be directly involved into the historical events known as the Time of Troubles. Transfer to your hotel.
Farewell to Russia
After breakfast the day is free to explore Moscow. Don't forget to buy some souvenirs from the capital of Russia which will be reminding you of this unforgettable journey! Transfer to the airport to your flight.