Imperial Trans-Siberian Railway

15 days/
14 nights
travel type
Cultural Guided tour History Nature
Tour code: MB-15

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Day 1. Moscow (D)

Arrival in Moscow, the capital of the Russia. Bus transfer to the hotel.
Welcome dinner with folk show. Overnight in Moscow.

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Arrival in Moscow, the capital of the Russia. Bus transfer to the hotel.
Welcome dinner with folk show. Overnight in Moscow.

Day 2. Moscow – Kazan (B, L, D)

Breakfast at hotel. Morning city tour of Moscow to see its main historic architectural and cultural monuments (approx. 3 h.) During the tour you will visit Vorobyevi Hills where you will get an incredible

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Breakfast at hotel. Morning city tour of Moscow to see its main historic architectural and cultural monuments (approx. 3 h.) During the tour you will visit Vorobyevi Hills where you will get an incredible view of the city, you will proceed to Moscow State University which is an example of architecture from the time of Stalin, the Diplomatic Village, Triumphal Arch and much more. The tour will be finished at the Red Square, the so-called heart of the capital.
Lunch at restaurant.
Visit of Kremlin and it’s cathedrals (2 h.) Moscow Kremlin – one of the largest and most beautiful architectural ensembles in the world, which includes visits of Archangel’s and Annunciation Cathedrals, the Armory, seeing an exhibition in the Assumption belfry and admire the Tsar Bell and the Tsar Cannon, famous masterpieces of the Russian casting.
Walk along the Arbat Street. The Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Sightseeing tour of Moscow metro stations.
Dinner in Moscow. Transfer to train station and boarding the “Imperial Russia” Train.
Depart Moscow, travel to Kazan. Overnight on board.

Day 3. Kazan – Yekaterinburg (B, L, D)

Breakfast on board.
Arriving to Kazan Railway Station.
Grand City Tour “Old Kazan”. The Tartar capital is situated on the picturesque banks of the Volga.
Within folklore program “Tugan Avalim” you

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Breakfast on board.
Arriving to Kazan Railway Station.
Grand City Tour “Old Kazan”. The Tartar capital is situated on the picturesque banks of the Volga.
Within folklore program “Tugan Avalim” you will enjoy Tartar epic.
Kazan sightseeing (Kremlin).
Lunch including a master class revealing the secret of Tartar Cuisine.
Depart Kazan to Yekaterinburg.
Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 4, Yekaterinburg – Novisibirsk (B, L, D)

Breakfast on board.
Train arrives in Yekaterinburg railway station.
City Tour dedicated to the Last Days of Last Russian Tsar. As part of the excursion you will see the Church on Blood erected to commemora

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Breakfast on board.
Train arrives in Yekaterinburg railway station.
City Tour dedicated to the Last Days of Last Russian Tsar. As part of the excursion you will see the Church on Blood erected to commemorate a tragic historical event, the orthodox monastery with temples that are considered to be pearls of Russian construction.
Lunch.
You will visit the memorial built at the boundary of two continents (the Europe and Asia)
Depart Yekaterinburg to Novisibirsk.
Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 5. Novisibirsk – Irkutsk (B, L, D)

Breakfast on board.
Train arrives in Novosibirsk.
Lunch.
You will reach a region with great history and unique Siberian architectural monuments and nature.
Sightseeing tour of the city includes Railway mus

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Breakfast on board.
Train arrives in Novosibirsk.
Lunch.
You will reach a region with great history and unique Siberian architectural monuments and nature.
Sightseeing tour of the city includes Railway museum, Ballet and Opera House, ancient streets, Ob river esplanade.
Dinner in a restaurant.
Depart Novosibirsk to Irkutsk.

Day 6. Novisibirsk – Irkutsk (B, L, D)

Travel on board of “Imperial Russia” Train.
Enjoy activities on board.
Meals and overnight on board.

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Travel on board of “Imperial Russia” Train.
Enjoy activities on board.
Meals and overnight on board.

Day 7. Irkutsk – Baikal (B, L, D)

Breakfast on board.
Train arrives at Irkutsk railway station.
Tour to the historical city center including a visit to the Decembrist House, the “wooden lace” house, also called the “House of Europe

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Breakfast on board.
Train arrives at Irkutsk railway station.
Tour to the historical city center including a visit to the Decembrist House, the “wooden lace” house, also called the “House of Europe”, the most beautiful and amazing streets of the city – Bolshaya Prospektnaya, today – Karl Marx street.
Lunch at a city restaurant.
Afternoon visit to the Ethnographical museum Taltsy, which is located in a picturesque place on the right bank of the Angara river.
Free time at the “130 quarter” – “Irkutskaya Sloboda”, a quarter with reconstructed city buildings of the 19-20 c.
Dinner in a restaurant.
Depart Irkutsk to Baikal.

Day 8. Baikal – Ulan-Ude (B, L, D)

Breakfast on board.
Arrival in port Baikal. Boat to Listvyanka.
Platform observation, Chersky Stone observation point with beautiful view on the southern part of the lake and the source of the Angara River

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Breakfast on board.
Arrival in port Baikal. Boat to Listvyanka.
Platform observation, Chersky Stone observation point with beautiful view on the southern part of the lake and the source of the Angara River is one of the most favorite places for tourists and photographers.
Visit to Baikal Museum which displays the flora and fauna of the lake.
Listvyanka town sightseeing.
Lunch at a restaurant.
Visit to local fish and souvenir market.
Return to port Baikal.
Dinner in the form of a picnic on the shore of the lake.
Depart port Baikal to Ulan-Ude.

Day 9. Ulan-Ude – Ulan Bataar (B, L, D)

Breakfast on board.
Arriving to Ulan-Ude.
Ethnic and cultural diversity of this area offers a unique understanding of its heritage of the world’s religions. Visit functional churches: Ivolginsky Dats

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Breakfast on board.
Arriving to Ulan-Ude.
Ethnic and cultural diversity of this area offers a unique understanding of its heritage of the world’s religions. Visit functional churches: Ivolginsky Datsan, Odigitria Cathedral, Holy Trinity Church.
You will be welcomed in a Buryat family. Excursion program, reception in a traditional Buryat Yurt and a folklore program. Hospitable Buryats will teach you how to cook the traditional Buryat dish pozy, how to play dice, use a bow, wear a traditional Buryat costume, assemble and disassemble a felt yurt.
Sightseeing tour of this unique city, a convenient location in both strategic and economics ways on the cross-roads of Russia with China and Mongolia.
Depart Ulan-Ude to Ulan Bataar.
Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 10. Ulan Bataar (B, L, D)

Arriving to Ulan Bataar.
Breakfast.
Visit main square and Zaisan Memorial.
Transfer to Terelj National Park. Arrive to the Camp. Upon arrival to the camp some time will be given to settle yurt and freshen

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Arriving to Ulan Bataar.
Breakfast.
Visit main square and Zaisan Memorial.
Transfer to Terelj National Park. Arrive to the Camp. Upon arrival to the camp some time will be given to settle yurt and freshen up prior to lunch.
Lunch at the yurt camp.
After lunch the excursion to the turtle rock and enjoy beautiful scenery of the surrounding area. Hiking tour to the top of overlooking hill to have a general view of the Terelj National Park.
You will visit a nomadic family and get introduced to the authentic lifestyle and culture of Mongolian nomads and try traditional dairy food. Horse riding for an hour (optional), disassembling and building of a smaller Mongolian Yurt.
Dinner.
You will meet the sunset in the wide steppe and observe night stars.
Accommodation in Yurts.

Day 11. Ulan Bataar – Erlian (B, L, D)

Breakfast at the camp.
Transfer to Ulaanbaatar.
Visit Gandan monastery and the Museum of National History and Bogd Khaan winter palace museum
Lunch in Mongolian BBQ style. Folk show.
Depart Ulan-Baatar to

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Breakfast at the camp.
Transfer to Ulaanbaatar.
Visit Gandan monastery and the Museum of National History and Bogd Khaan winter palace museum
Lunch in Mongolian BBQ style. Folk show.
Depart Ulan-Baatar to Erlian.
Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 12. Erlian – Beijing (B, D)

Breakfast on board.
Train arrives in Erlian.
Change for Chinese train.
Dinner and overnight on board.

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Breakfast on board.
Train arrives in Erlian.
Change for Chinese train.
Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 13. Erlian – Beijing (B, L, D)

Breakfast on board.
Train arrives in Beijing.
Visiting Tian’anmen Square – this area can fit about a million people, this is the world’s largest urban area, where the national Museum of China

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Breakfast on board.
Train arrives in Beijing.
Visiting Tian’anmen Square – this area can fit about a million people, this is the world’s largest urban area, where the national Museum of China; the House of People’s Meetings, the majestic monument to the National Heroes. Forbidden city.
Lunch at a restaurant.
Transfer to the hotel.
Dinner at the restaurant (traditional Beijing duck).
Overnight at the hotel in Beijing.

Day 14. Beijing (B, L, D)

Breakfast at the Hotel.
Visit of the Great Chinese Wall.
Lunch.
Visit of the Summer Palace.
Dinner at a restaurant.

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Breakfast at the Hotel.
Visit of the Great Chinese Wall.
Lunch.
Visit of the Summer Palace.
Dinner at a restaurant.

Day 15. Beijing (B, L, D)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to the airport. Departure.

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Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to the airport. Departure.

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itinerary

  • Day 1. Moscow
  • Day 2. Moscow - Kazan
  • Day 3. Kazan - Yekaterinburg
  • Day 4. Yekaterinburg - Novisibirsk
  • Day 5-6. Novisibirsk - Irkutsk
  • Day 7. Irkutsk - Baikal
  • Day 8. Baikal - Ulan-Ude
  • Day 9-10. Ulan-Ude - Ulan-Bataar
  • Day 11. Ulan-Bataar - Erlian
  • Day 12-13. Erlian - Beijing
  • Day 14. Beijing
  • Day 15. Beijing
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