«Trans-Siberian Journey»
Adventure Tours to Russia

9 days/ 8 nights
23.07.2021
Moscow – Nizhniy Novgorod – Ekateringburg – Slavgorod – Krasnoyarsk – Irkutsk– KBZD – Port Baikal

What could be more interesting than crossing almost all of Russia from west to east by train? After all, this is an opportunity to realize how huge and rich country is, how heterogeneous and united it is at the same time. You will see the sights of Russian cities, enjoy the contemplation of endless expanses, visit the deepest lake on the planet.

The Transsib is a transport artery with a length of 9288.2 km. It is the longest railway in the world, connecting the east and west of Russia, covering 7-hour zones, crossing the Ural Mountains and Siberian taiga, Europe and Asia, 87 cities, 16 large rivers. This is not just a series of mesmerizing views, picturesque landscapes and "scenery" outside the train window, it is also a very solid experience, in terms of the richness of impressions, not worse than to climbing Mount Everest or rafting on the Amazon.

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We invite you to make a fantastic and amazing journey on the cruise tourist train "Baikal" on the route Moscow – Nizhny Novgorod – Yekaterinburg – Slavgorod (Altai) –Krasnoyarsk – Irkutsk – Baikal.

The route of the Baikal train are multimodal; not only air flight Irkutsk - Moscow is envisaged. Those who wish will be able to make an exclusive trip along the Circum-Baikal Railway on the RA railroad bus or an excursion along Lake Baikal to Olkhon Island on the Kometa high-speed vessel.

This test route will be available on a regular basis from 2022. And those who go on such a journey will remember it for the rest of their lives. A constant change of time zones, "scenery" outside the window and picturesque landscapes are waiting for you.

Program

23.07.2021 Day 1. Friday. Arrival to Moscow (International flight).

Welcome to Moscow! You will be impressed by the panoramic tour of Moscow, explore the Red Square, Kremlin, the Cathedral of Christ, Arbat street and other places.
21:50 – Departure from Moscow Kazansky railway station.
We recommend visiting the carriage restaurant of the tourist train, where you will be offered not only a menu and a wine list for every taste, but also a musical and entertainment program.

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24.07.2021 Day 2. Saturday. Nizhniy Novgorod

Breakfast on board.
08:35 – Arrival of the tourist train at the station. Nizhniy Novgorod.
(Tourist parking 4 hr. 25 min. Excursion program in Nizhny Novgorod - 4 hr.).

Meeting with guides on the platform, organized passage to buses.
Sightseeing bus and walking tour of the city with a tour of the main attractions: Nizhniy Novgorod Fair, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the new Nizhniy Novgorod stadium, where the World Cup matches were held, Nizhne-Volzhskaya Embankment, Rozhdestvenskaya Street.

Walking around the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin (due to reconstruction entrance inside is closed temporarily). This is unique ensemble, built at the beginning of the 16th century in accordance with the highest achievements of military-defensive art.
One of the oldest streets in Nizhny Novgorod and until 1917 was considered a noble street. There are many architectural monuments here. Now the street is replete with boutiques, cozy restaurants, cafes, and here you can also buy products of Nizhny Novgorod craftsmen.
Transfer to the railway station.
13:00 – Tourist train departure.
Lunch and dinner on the train
We recommend that you visit the carriage restaurant of the tourist train, where you will be offered a menu and a wine list for every taste. In the evening, guests will find a musical and entertainment program.

25.07.2021 Day 3. Sunday. Yekaterinburg.

Breakfast on board. (For the convenience of tourists, breakfast is served in the compartment).
Background information: the time difference is + 2 hr
11:44 (Local time) – Arrival of the tourist train at the station. Ekaterinburg.
(Tourist parking 4 hr. 08 min. Excursion program in Ekateringburg - 3.5 hr.)

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Meeting with guides on the platform, organized passage to buses.
Sightseeing bus and walking tour of the city with a tour of the main attractions. You will see the dam of the city pond on the Isety river, which gave life to the Ekateringburg plant in the 18th century, a monument to the founders of the city V.N. Tkatischev and V.I. de Genin, the patroness of the city - the chapel of St. Catherine, merchant mansions, the central squares of the capital of the Urals, the Voznesenskaya hill, decorated with the palace of the merchants Rastorguev-Kharitonov, and of course - the Temple-on-Blood in the name of all the Saints of the Land of Russia shone - a legendary place where the dynasty was interrupted Romanovs.
Transfer to the railway station.
15:52 (local time) - departure of the tourist train.
Lunch and dinner on board the train

26.07.2021 Day 4. Monday. Slavgorod.

Breakfast on board. (For the convenience of tourists, breakfast is served in the compartment).
Background information: the time difference is + 2 hr

13:33 (local time) – Arrival of the tourist train at the station Slavgorod.
(Tourist parking 6 hr. Excursion program – 5,5 hr.)
Meeting with guides on the platform, organized passage to buses.
A visit to Lake Bolshoye Yarovoe - a favorite vacation spot for thousands of tourists. The lake is called the Altai Dead Sea. The lake water is salty to the point of bitterness, the salt composition of the water is unique and curative. The bottom of the lake is lined with a thick layer of mud. In terms of its medical indicators, the mud of the Yarovoye Lake is comparable to the best mud resorts in Russia and abroad. The most important and amusing entertainment in Yarovoye is considered to be lying in salt water, because you shouldn't make any efforts, just relax!  
Relax time on the lake.
Transfer to the railway station (30 min. on the way)
19:30 (local time) – departure of the tourist train.
Dinner on board the train.

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27.07.2021 Day 5. Tuesday. Krasnoyarsk.

Breakfast on board. (For the convenience of tourists, breakfast is served in the compartment).
Relax time.
Background information: the time difference is + 2 hr
Dinner on board the train.
19:07 (local time) – Arrival of the train at the station Krasnoyarsk.
(Tourist parking 6 hr. 13 min. Excursion program in the evening Krasnoyarsk - 3 hr.).
Meeting with guides on the platform, organized passage to buses.
Sightseeing bus tour of the city, during which guests will visit the observation deck of Karaulnaya Gora, Peace Square (the place where the city was founded), the Arc de Triomphe, the confluence of the Kachi (Izyr-Kachi) and the Yenisei (Ionesi). Transfer to railway station.
01:20 - (local time) – tourist train departure.

28.07.2021 Day 6. Wednesday. Irkutsk.

Breakfast on board.
Relax time.
Background information: the time difference is + 5 hr

21:05 - (local time) – Arrival of the train at the station Irkutsk.
touristic stop (duration 5 hr.), excursion program – 2 hr.
Meeting with guides on the platform, organized passage to buses.
Sightseeing bus and walking tour of the evening Irkutsk.
Irkutsk in any corner of the world. Guests will have an excursion to the memorable and historical places of Irkutsk, which will acquaint tourists with the history of the Irkutsk prison, the central part of the city, as well as with the architecture of wooden architecture, outstanding figures of the history and culture of Russia, whose activities were inextricably linked with Irkutsk.
Transfer to railway station.
00:30 - (local time) – Departure train.

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29.07.2021 Day 7. Thursday. Travel through Circum-Baikal Railway

Background information: the time difference is + 5 hrs
From Irkutsk to Slyudyanka, the train goes eastward without stops.
03:03 - 06:39 - Slyudyanka (Tourist parking 3 hr 36 min.)
You can get out of the carriage and admire the world's only station building, entirely built of white and pink marble.
The traction will be changed during parking. On the journey from Slyudyanka to Port Baikal, the train will follow driven by a real steam locomotive.
Those who wish will have a fascinating view of the work of the locomotive brigade when the locomotive is coupled. You will have a unique opportunity for a photo session with a steam locomotive in the background.
06:39 – Departure of the train in the western direction to the famous Circum-Baikal railway (your journey will be colored with a true historical flavor; you will have the opportunity to live the emotions of a person at the beginning of the 20th century and feel the regularity of that time.
Relax time.

Breakfast on board the train.
Traveling on the Circum-Baikal railway, "the golden buckle of the steel belt of Russia" going along the shore of Lake Baikal Is a great way to see southern Baikala and explore the architectural sights in one day. For Circum-Baikal railway uses 38 tunnels with a total length of 9,063 m (the longest of them is the 777.5 m long tunnel across Cape Polovinny), 15 stone galleries with a total length of 295 m (currently only 5 of them are used) and 3 reinforced concrete galleries with holes, 248 bridges and viaducts, 268.
07:00 - 07:30 – station Kultuk
07:50 - 08:20 – station Museum of the Roerichs
09:31 - 10:01 – station Kirkirei"
10:37 - 11:07 – station Polovinnaya
11:29 - 11:59 – station Italianskaya stenka (Italian Wall)
The stopping point "Italian Wall" is adjacent to two complexes, confined to the valleys of Bolshoy and Malaya Shumikham. The first includes Cape Shumikhinsky with a tunnel and a bay, a sandy beach, a stone pipe across the river. The second consists of engineering structures: a bridge, a viaduct, a gallery and retaining walls. One of the walls - arched - "Italian", the only one, preserved in its original form, built under the leadership of the Italian citizen L. Ferrari.
13:15 - 13:20 – station Preobrazhenskaya Church, 74 km
13:30 – Arrival train in station Port Baikal.
Lunch on the train (for the convenience of tourists, meals are served in the compartment).
Free time for photo shoots and relax on Lake Baikal.
It's possible to have private visit to the village of Listvyanka or a trip along the Circum-Baikal railway. The crossing is carried out in accordance with the schedule of the ferry on the route Port Baikal - Rogatka pier (Listvyanka settlement).
Picnic on the shore of Lake Baikal.
Night of the train

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30.07.2021 Day 8. Friday. Port Baikal.

Breakfast on board train.
Today, tourists will have the opportunity to either visit the Olhon Island or make an extended journey along the Circum-Baikal Railway or simply relax on the shore.
Excursion tour "Olhon in 1 day" on the high-speed motor ship "Kometa". Olhon Island is the "heart of Baikal", the largest of the 26 Baikal islands, the geographical, historical, and sacred center of Lake Baikal. Here, according to legend, the Buryat people originated. The island is saturated with local flavor, shamanism, and ancient Buryat legends.

06.30 - 07.00   pier Port Baikal, boarding the boat Comet
07.00 - 11.00   Water transfer to Olhon Island along the route Port Baikal pier - pier Zagli (boat Comet 100 seats)
11.00 - 15.30   Excursion to the island of Olhon. In the program: a visit to the village. Khuzhir, Burkhan m., Shamanka rocks, Saray beach, southern tip of Olhon island
15.30 - 16.00   pier Zagli, landing on the Comet.
16.00 - 20.00   Water transfer along the route pier Zagli - pier Port Baikal
20.00 - Arrival at the pier of Port Baikal.
Relax time, night on the train.
Dinner on board the train.

31.07.2021 Day 9. Saturday. Port Baikal – Moscow.

Breakfast on board the train
05.30 - 06.00 – disembarking from the train with luggage, organized passage to the Port Baikal pier.
06.00 - 06.30 – ferry crossing of tourists with luggage to Listvyanka village, boarding buses.
06.30 - 08.00 - Transfer to airport Irkutsk.
10.00 - Flight to Moscow.
11.00 (Moscow time) – arrival in Moscow.
Ontime departure to the airport on flight to destination.
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Cost of the program:

Date of travel ½ DBL
23.07.2021 Euro 3600

Cost includes:

  • 8 nights on board the tourist train Baikal in standard cabins
  • All meals as per program
  • “Cometa” high speed boat excursion on Baikal Lake
  • Flight Irkutsk - Moscow
  • English/Spanish speaking guides in each city as per route
  • AC transportation as per itenerary
  • Monument entrance fees
  • All taxes

Cost does not include:

  •  Airfare for international flights.
  •  Visa and insurance fee
  • Personal expenses.
  • PCR tests fees
  • Optional excursions and monuments fees
  • Transport in free days and out of the program
  • Gratitude tip s to driver & guide (recommended 3-5$ per person per day).

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Schedule of the program*

Moscow - Baikal Moscow Time Local Time Stop Details
Date Days of week Station Arr. Dep. Arr. Dep.
23.07.2021 Friday Moscow Kazan   21:50   21:50    
24.07.2021 Saturday Nizhniy Novgorod 8:35 13:00 8:35 13:00 4:25 City-view Tour 4 hr.
25.07.2021 Sunday Ekateringburg (+2 hr.) 9:44 13:52 11:44 15:52 4:08 City-view Tour 3,5 hr.
26.07.2021 Monday Slavgorod (+4 hr.) 9:33 15:31 13:33 19:31 5:58 Transfer 30 min by bus to Yarovoe and/or Bursol. Visiting of  Bursol  (up to 1 hr.), Relax time on island Yarovoe. Transfer 30 min by bus  to railway station.
27.07.2021 Tuesday Krasnoyarsk (+4 hr.) 15:07 21:20 19:07 1:20 6:13 City-view Tour 3 hr.
28.07.2021 Wednesday Irkutsk (+5 hr.) 16:05 19:30 21:05 0:30 5:00 City-view Tour 2-2,5 hr.
28/29.07.21 Wed/Thur Slyudyanka 22:03 1:39 3:03 6:39 3:36 Photosession with beatiful views
29.07.2021 Thursday Kultuk 2:00 2:30 7:00 7:30 0:30 Photosession with beatiful views
29.07.2021 Thursday 149km (Rerich Museum) 2:50 3:20 7:50 8:20 0:30 Photosession with beatiful views
29.07.2021 Thursday "Kirkirei" 123km 4:31 5:01 9:31 10:01 0:30 Photosession with beatiful views
29.07.2021 Thursday "Polovinnaya" 110km 5:37 6:07 10:37 11:07 0:30 Photosession with beatiful views
29.07.2021 Thursday "Italian wall" 102km 6:29 6:59 11:29 11:59 0:30 102km  Photosession with beatiful views
29.07.2021 Thursday Transfiguration Church 8:15 8:20 13:15 13:20 0:05  74 km
29.07.2021 Thursday  Port Baikal (+5 hr.) 8:30   13:30 23.59. 10.29. Relax time, excursions by reuquest
30.07.2021 Friday Port Baikal     06.30 07.00   Boarding to Cometa boat
30.07.2021 Friday Port  Baikal - Port Zagli     07.00 11.00   Water Transfer to Olhon. аренда 1 судна (Комета 100 мест)
30.07.2021 Friday Port Zagli     11.00 15.30 04.00 Excursion to Olhon (3,5 hr.)
30.07.2021 Friday Port Zagli     15.30 16.00   Boarding to Cometa boat
30.07.2021 Friday Port Zagli – П.  Baikal     16.00 20.00   Water Transfer to Port Baikal
30.07.2021 Friday Port Baikal     20.00     Arrival to Port Baikal, boarding to train
30.07.2021 Friday Port Baikal     11.30 18.00.   Alternative option to travel to Olhon: Relax time or Excursion along the Circum-Baikal Railway or Excursion to Listvyanka – Tal’tsy with visiting of: architectural and ethnographic museum; great sightseeing view from Shaman - stone, Museum of Baikal, visiting of fishing local famous market.
31.07.2021 Saturday Port Baikal     05.30 06.00   Disembarking from the train with luggage, walking organized travel to Port
31.07.2021 Saturday Port Baikal - Listvyanka     06.00 06.30   Transfer of tourists with their luggage to Listvyanka
31.07.2021 Saturday Listvyanka – Irkutsk airport     06.30 08.00   Transfer to Irkutsk airport
31.07.2021 Saturday Irkutsk airport     08.00     Baggage check-out
31.07.2021 Saturday Irkutsk airport 05.00.     10.00   Departure to Moscow
31.07.2021 Saturday Moscow airport     11.00     11.00 Arrival to Moscow

The timing can be change due to schedule of Russian railways.

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