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Imperial Russia train Beijing - Moscow

15 days / 14 nights
2 continents Asia and Europe in one great trip on a train `Imperial Russia` filled up with excursions, ethnic shows, national cuisine and fascinating landscapes.

Season

Summer 2018

Dates

27 August - 10 September 2018
24 September - 8 October 2018

Itinerary Beijing - Erlian - Ulan Bator - Ulan-Ude - Lake Baikal - Irkutsk - Novosibirsk - Yekaterinburg - Kazan - Moscow

Itinerary

  1. Day 1 BEIJING
    Arrival in Beijing. Transfer from the airport to a hotel.
    Visiting Tiananmen Square — this area can fit about a million people, this is the world’s largest urban area, where the National Museum of China; the Great Hall of the People, the majestic Monument to the People’s Heroes, Forbidden City.
    Accommodation in a hotel. Dinner.
  2. Day 2 BEIJING
    Breakfast at the hotel.
    Visiting of the Great Wall of China.
    Lunch. Visiting the Summer Palace. Dinner at the Quánjùdé Roast Duck Restaurant.
  3. Day 3 BEIJING
    Breakfast at the hotel.
    Depart from Beijing to Ulan Bator. Lunch and dinner on board.
  4. Day 4 ERLIAN
    Arrival in Erlian. Lunch. Change trains.
  5. Day 5 ULAN BATOR
    Arriving to Ulan Bator.
    Transfer to the camp of Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. 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 Gorkhi-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.
  6. Day 6 ULAN BATOR
    Breakfast at the camp.
    Transfer to Ulan Bator.
    Visit Sukhabaatar Square and Gandan Monastery.
    Lunch Mongolian BBQ.
    Visit to the Mongolian Natural History Museum, сlimb to the Zaisan hill for viewing the city of Ulan Bator. Folk show. Dinner.
    Departure from Ulan Bator to Ulan Ude.
  7. Day 7 ULAN-UDE
    Arriving to Ulan-Ude.
    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.
    Ethnic and cultural diversity of this area offers a unique understanding of its heritage of the world’s religions. Visit Ivolginsky Datsan.
    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.
    Departure from Ulan-Ude to Lake Baikal.
    Dinner on board.
  8. Day  8  Lake BAIKAL - LISTVYANKA village
    Arrival in Port Baikal village. Ferry trip to the Listvyanka Village, the closest one to Irkutsk of all the settlements on the shores of Lake Baikal.
    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.
    Lunch in a restaurant.
    Visit to Baikal Museum which displays the flora and fauna of the lake.
    Listvyanka sightseeing. Visit to local fish and souvenir market. Welcome back to the Imperial Russia Train. Dinner in a form of a picnic.
  9. Day  9 IRKUTSK
    Train arrives Irkutsk railway station.
    Tour to the historical city center including a visit to the Decembrists’ Museum, 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.
    Visit to the Taltsy Museum of Architecture and Ethnography 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 at a city restaurant. Departure from Irkutsk to Novosibirsk.
  10. Day 10 on board
    Enjoy activities on board.
  11. Day 11 NOVOSIBIRSK
    Arrival in Novosibirsk.
    Sightseeing tour: Railway Museum, Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre, ancient streets, Ob River esplanade. Lunch. City tour continued. Departure from Novosibirsk to Ekaterinburg.
    Dinner on board.
  12. Day 12  EKATERINBURG
    Train arrives in Ekaterinburg 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).
    Departure from Ekaterinburg to Kazan. Dinner on board.
  13. Day 13 KAZAN
    Arriving in 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. Departure from Kazan to Moscow.
    Dinner on board.
  14. Day 14 MOSCOW
    Arrival in Moscow railway station. You leave the Imperial Russia Train.
    Sightseeing tour of the city.
    Visit to the Moscow Kremlin which is a symbol of the Russian State, one of the greatest architectural complexes in the world, a treasure house of magnificent relics and monuments of art.
    Lunch in a restaurant.
    Walk along the Arbat Street, visiting the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and sightseeing tour of Moscow metro stations. Dinner. Check-in at the hotel.
  15. Day 15 MOSCOW
    Breakfast at the hotel.
    Departure transfer.
    Please note! Tour program changes are possible.

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Price

Prices 2018 per person in EURO:
Type of  compartmentPer person in a two-bedded compartment
Supplement payment for single use
VIP98055580
Business class91555230
First class plus59502055
First class 53501875

Prices included:
  • Onboard the Imperial Russia Train;
  • 1 night at Moscow hotel Baltchug Kempinski and 2 nights in Beijing hotel;
  • Full board, tea/coffee on board throughout the day;
  • Towels, bathrobe and slippers onboard of the Imperial Russia Train;
  • Excursions with local guides according to the program (excursions will be conducted in English, German, French and Spanish, other languages are possible upon request);
  • Pick-up at the airports, transfer to hotels and train stations, transfer to the airport;
  • Services of the porter at the hotel and the railway station;
  • Brief informative lectures on the Trans-Siberian Railway, geography and history of the country visited.
Prices not included:
  • Flights international and domestic;
  • The cost of entry visas;
  • All drinks ordered in the bar car;
  • «Tailor made» excursions (you have possibility to extend your tour, we offer additional excursions in every city within the tour and in other cities of Russia);
  • Meals on the day of arrival, departure;
  • Tips and personal expenses;
  • Insurance (every passanger is oblighed to have a medical insurance for the whole duration of the tour);
  • Vaccination (consult your doctor or medical center for specific health advice due to visit of different countries in terms of this tour).

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