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Transsib travel with stop in Irkutsk

14 days / 13 nights

Transsiberian railway is the longest railway of the world, it stretches in 9289 km from Moscow to Vladivostok and in 8000 km from Moscow to Beijing. This railway joins main cities and regions of Siberia and Far East with the center of Russia. The road crosses 8 time zones and 6 climatic zones of Russia. During you trip you`ll discover the cities with rich history and you`ll enjoy exceptional landscapes.

Season all year round 2018
Dates any dates you prefer
Itinerary Moscow – Irkutsk – Vladivostok
Тumber of people in a group from 2 persons

Itinerary

  1. Day 1 MOSCOW
    Arrival in Moscow. Meeting by local guide, transfer to the hotel Izmailovo Vega. 
  2. Day 2 MOSCOW
    Breakfast. City tour of Moscow with visit to the Kremlin and its Cathedrals. You`ll start excursion at the Red Square to visit Moscow Kremlin, the mausoleum of Lenin, Saint Basil`s Cathedral, Annunciation Cathedral. Visit to the Novodevichy Convent and its cemetery - a remarkable example of XVI century`s architecture, it is one of the most beautiful Moscow Convent. There are graves of Gogol, Stanislavski, Bulgagov, Chekhov and other Russian celebrities at this cemetery. Return to the hotel. Free time.
  3. Day 3 MOSCOW – departure to IRKUTSK 
    Breakfast. Excursion to the Kolomenskoye village, an ancient and favourite residence of Russian Tsars and Princes. Peter the Great was born and spent his childhood here. Now it is a museum in the open air located in Podmoskovie (not far from Moscow). At the territory of this museum you`ll see the Ascension church of XVI century built in Russian style of old time, the Kazanskaya church of XVII century – a summer residence of Aleksey Romanov. Free time in the city center. Transfer to the railway station.  23.45 Departure by train n° 2 to Irkutsk in the compartment of 1 st or 2 d class  (time on the road is 77,23 hours and distance is 5192 km). 
  4. Day 4 - 6 IN THE TRAIN 
    All days in the train crossing the beautiful landscapes: the deep forests of Western Russia, the mountains of the Ural, the Siberian taiga, different Russian regions with its small towns and villages.
  5. Day 7 IRKUTSK
    07.32 Arrival in Irkutsk. Meeting by local guide and transfer to the hotel Viktoria. Breakfast at hotel restaurant and rest in your rooms. City tour of Irkutsk. More then 300 years Irkutsk is located at the south of lake Baikal and peoples living this city are proud of this situation. Irkutsk has a historical and cultural heritage. Because of its property Irkutsk is called Siberian Paris. About 600 thousands of inhabitants live in Irkutsk. It is an administrative, industrial, economic and scientific center with 10 thousands of enterprises, a branch of Scientific Academy, big chain of Institutes, Universities, libraries, historical, architectural, archaeological monuments, museums, theatres. During city tour you`ll see Kirov Square (main square of the city), Lenin monument, embankment of the Angara river, the only one river flows from lake Baikal, Znamensky Monastery, Lenin and Karl Marks main streets of Irkutsk where you`ll see many ancient wooden buildings with handmade decorations. Check in at the hotel. Excursion to the Decembirst`s museum, Volkonsky house to see things of Decembrists and learn about their life in Siberia. Return to the hotel. 
  6. Day 8 BAIKAL lake – LISTVIANKA 
    Breakfast. Full day excursion to Listvianka village, to the lake Baikal, the deepest lake of the world, situated 70 km from Irkutsk. On the road visit to the museum of wooden architecture Taltsy in the open air to learn about the life style of Siberian who lived in different epochs, you`ll visit also a real buryat ger in this museum. Arrival in Listvianka village, stop at the observation platform to see the famous Shaman Rock and listen to the beautiful legend about lake Baikal and his daughter – the Angara river. Lunch at local restaurant `Last Century` to taste lake Baikal fish – omul. After lunch excursion to the Baikal museum where exhibits reflect the history of the lake, its flora and fauna, geological structure and climate of Pribaikalie. Visit to the Mountain Chersky by chair lift where on the top you can admire the beautiful view to the south part of lake Baikal and source of Angara river. Walking tour at the village Krestovka with visit to the Saint Nicolas church. Return to Irkutsk. 
  7. Day 9 IRKUTSK – UST- ORDA – IRKUTSK 
    Breakfast. Transfer to buryat village Ust Orda (70 km from Irkutsk). Arrival at Ust Orda village, lunch to taste some traditional meals of buryat peoples at the restaurant `ger`. Then visit to the local Lore museum to learn about life style of buryats. You`ll have a meeting with real shaman who lives in this village, he`ll speak with you and show some buryat rituals. Very happy and full of good emotions you will come back to Irkoutsk. 
  8. Day 10 IRKUTSK – departure to VLADIVOSTOK 
    Early breakfast. Transfer to the railway station. 07.57 departure by train n° 02/08 to Khabarovsk in the compartment of 1 st or 2 d class (time on the road is 69,44 hours and distance is 4106 km). All day in the train. Meals are not included.
  9. Days 11 - 12  IN THE TRAIN
    All days in the train. Meals are not included. During this trip you`ll see different regions: Buryatia, region of Chita, Amoursky region, region of Khabarovsk. 
  10. Day  13  VLADIVOSTOK 
    06.17 Arrival in Vladivostok. Meeting by local guide and transfer to the hotel Primorye. After breakfast at the hotel restaurant city tour of Vladivostok, the biggest coastal city located on the hills. You`ll climb to the panoramic platform `Eagle`s nest`, the highest point of the city (214 m), you`ll visit main Square of the city, the monument to the sailors of the Commercial Fleet died during Great Patriotic War, Lutheran church of Saint Paul, submarine C 56, the street of the admiral Fokine with its nice fountains. Excursion to the Oceanarium to discover its collection of the fauna and the flora of the Pacific Ocean. Return to the hotel, check in. 
  11. Day 14 Departure from VLADIVOSTOK
    Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Departure from Vladivostok.

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