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    Moscow-Vladivostok classic Trans-Siberian Tour

    Moscow-Vladivostok classic Trans-Siberian Tour

    Moscow Yekaterinburg Irkutsk Ulan-Ude Khabarovsk Vladivostok


    • Yekaterinburg - the 4st biggest Russian city, heart of Urals, it is located at the border between Europe and Asia
    • Lake Baikal - It is the largest freshwater lake by volume in the world, containing roughly 20% of the world's unfrozen surface fresh water, the world's deepest lake, one of the world's clearest and is the world's oldest lake
    • Ulan-Ude - capital of Buryatia and center of Buddhism in Russia
    • Khabarovsk - second largest city in the Russian Far East, beautifully located on Amur - border river with China
    • Vladivostok - the capital of the Russian Far East, the gate to Asia-Pacific

    The tour itinerary is a PRELIMINARY one. Korea Konsult reserves the right to change some parts of the itinerary below if needed.


    Day 1: Russia / Moscow


    • In the afternoon or evening catch up train at Moscow Yaroslavsky Railway Station, departure to Yekaterinburg
    • You can ask Korea Konsult to help you arrange your tour in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg - cultural capital of Russia, or across Golden Ring of Russia

    OVERNIGHT: on the train
    Day 2: Russia / Yekaterinburg

    Europe-Asia border in Urals

    • arrival in the evening and check in Marins Park hotel
    • free time

    OVERNIGHT: on the train ****
    Day 3: Russia / Yekaterinburg

    • City sighseeing tour: Yekaterinburg began it's autobiography with a small factory-fortress, now it has become one of the largest cities in the country. City was named Yekaterinburg in honor of Empress Catherine I. The plan of the city is a regular rectangular grid of the Ural factory-fortress at the 18th century. An unforgettable experience for visitors remains after a visit to its main places of interest: Dam, Main city square - Pl. 1905, Monument to Boris Yeltsin, Monument to Yakov Sverdlov, Opera House, Monument to the "Black Tulip", Monument to Georgy Zhukov,  "CheKa"  (Security  officers) town, merchant N. Sevastyanov's House, Circus, Arboretum.
    • You will also learn the the tragic "last way" of the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II's family. The mystery of remains hiding at Ganina Yama forest. Visit to the Romanov's Monastery and Memorial at the Old road
    • Yekaterinburg is situated on the border of Europe and Asia (on the Asian side) and (at least) three symbolic monuments of this can be found near the city. You will transfer to one of them to see Europe-Asia border
    • In the evening catch the train to Irkutsk

    OVERNIGHT: on the train
    Day 4-5: on the train

    OVERNIGHT: on the train
    Day 6: Russia/Irkutsk

    Lake Baikal

    • Arrival in Irkutsk in the morning
    • Transfer to the city's historical center. Breakfast at local restaurant
    • Transfer to Baikal Lake. En route: visit open-air ethnographical museum of wooden architecture "Taltsy" (comprehensive exhibition of Siberian-style folk houses of the former centuries)
    • Visit Listvyanka village and try famous Baikal fish Omul at a restaurant situated at Baikal's shore
    • Experience the lake's landscape and culture: get acquaintaned with Shaman-rock legend, visit ancient wooden orthodox church of St.Nicholas (who is believed to be the patron of fishermen and sailors), ride a funicular to Chersky peak observatory to enjoy picturesque view of the lake
    • Stop by local fish & souvenir markets to choose a gift for your family and friends
    • In the evening check-in at Nikolay private hotel-house in Listvyanka. Free time

    OVERNIGHT: Nikolay private hotel-house in Listvyanka
    Day 7: Russia/Irkutsk

    • Breakfast. Have your free morning time at Baikal lake
    • Transfer to Irkutsk
    • City tour: Irkutsk foundation place, the Eternal flame memorial, most important churches (including Znamensky cathedral ), Kirov square and several memorials dedicated to events in Siberian history, Irkutsk Linguistics University, and City administration. Put your feet at the crossing of Lenin and Karl-Marx streets (two main streets) in the center of the city, stroll along Gagarin boulevard, popular with locals as a dating spot. Overview the monument to tsar Alexander III overlooking one of the mightiest Siberian rivers Angara, and visit unique lore museum surrounded by centries-old buildings that keep the charm of Irkutsk
    • Lunch at the local restaurant and then enjoy your free time in Irkutsk
    • In the evening we will transfer to the Railway Station and depart to Ulan-Ude (train 362И)

    OVERNIGHT: on the train
    Day 8: Russia/Ulan-Ude

    Capital of Russian Buddhism

    • Early in the morning arrival in the capital of The Republic of Buryatia(federal subject of Russia) - Ulan-Ude. Check-in at Geser hotel
    • Breakfast time
    • City tour: start at Soviet Square with Lenin's bust shaped as giant head - the biggest Lenin's head in the world! Walk through pedestrianized street Arbat and enjoy local architecture: history museum, house of Kappelman, Arch of Triumph, Opera and Ballet house
    • Visit Gostinye Ryady (former market place) at Revolution Square
    • Finish the tour at St' Odigitriev cathedral (city's first stone building)
    • Overnight at the hotel

    OVERNIGHT: Hotel ****
    Day 9-10: on the train

    • Early in the morning enjoy your breakfast
    • Move to the railway station to catch a train to Khabarovsk

    OVERNIGHT: on the train
    Day 11: Russia/Khabarovsk

    • Arrival in Khabarovsk
    • City sightseeing tour: start at Muraviev-Amursky street which is in the heart of the city and enjoy ancient stone architecture, shop for soverniers in local stores
    • Then stroll to the city's main square (Lenin square) and walk towards the Spaso-Preobrajensky cathedral pass by Glory Square hosting Memorial complex. Near by you will see the monument to Erophey Khabarov, the Russian explorer, after whom the city was called
    • River cruise: take a ship from the river station near the central recreational park where the monument to the city-founder Muraviev-Amursky is located
    • In the evening catch train to Vladivostok

    OVERNIGHT: on the train
    Day 12: Russia/Vladivostok

    • In the morning arrival in Vladivostok, the capital of the Russian Far East. Even though Vladivostok is the most eastern Russian city (7 time zones away from Moscow) and geographically it is in Asia, just in short distance from Beijing, Tokyo or Pyongyang, Vladivostok looks like European city. Vladivostok used to be a city closed for foreigners, where headquarters of Russian Pacific fleet is located. After the collapse of the Soviet Union Vladivostok was opened to the world, and after reconstruction for the APEC summit in 2012 the city got its modern outlook with beatiful cable-stayed bridges
    • This is the end of the tour


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