It took only five years (1893 - 1898) the trains appeared going all the way through from Europe to Asia. This trip gives an excellent opportunity to get the feeling what a big country Russia is, to see geographical zones changing from the steppe to taiga - deep Siberian forest, to visit big cities and small villages. We will go through the territories populated by Russians, Tatars, Kazakhs, Buryats. The religions vary from Russian Orthodox, Buddhism, Islam to Shamanism as well as cultures and traditions. You will learn more about its history from the city tours and museums in Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk and Listvianka and get the insider’s impressions being a passenger on a modern train going along the road connecting the West and East of the largest country in the world.
Day 1: Arrive in Moscow. Transfer to a hotel.
Day 2: City tour and transfer to the train station. Depart by train to Yekaterinburg.
Day 3: On train. Arrive in Yekaterinburg in the evening.
Day 4: City-tour combined with the excursion «The last days of the last Russia Tsar» visiting Cathedral –on- the – Blood and Ganina Yama (the first burial place of tsar family). Depart to Novosibirsk.
Day 5: Arrive in Novosibirsk.
Day 6: City-tour and visit the Museum of Transsib. In the evening continue the train journey to Irkutsk
Day 7: On train.
Day 8: Arrive in Irkutsk. Drive to Listvianka.
Day 9: Learn more about Baikal at the Limnological Museum and explore Listvianka village.
Day 10: Drive to Irkutsk visiting Taltsy open-air museum of wooden architecture on the way. City tour of Irkutsk. Hotel in Irkutsk.
Day 11: Free time in Irkutsk. Overnight train to Ulan-Ude.
Day 12: Sightseeing in Ulan-Ude. Visit to Ivolginsky Buddhist Monastery – the main Buddhist temple in Russia.
Day 13: Transfer to the airport for flight to Moscow or continue by train or flight to Mongolia.
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