Great Trans-Siberian Journey (15 days)

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The world's greatest railway journey, the Trans-Siberian Railway runs from Moscow over the Urals, across the magnificent Russian steppes and alongside the shores of the world's largest freshwater lake Baikal. You will cover 9,000 kilometres, passing through eight time zones and 80 towns and cities As well as Moscow, you will also stop at Yekaterinburg - where the Romanovs were executed - Kazan, with its beautiful Kremlin, the 'Paris of Siberia' at Irkutsk and Ulan Ude, capital of the Buryat Republic.

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Tour Highlights

Kazan

Being the city of unique cultural heritage, Kazan is included in the World Heritage Cities List and has been awarded with a medal of the UNESCO. One of the main attractions is the Kazan Kremlin. Built by Ivan the Terrible on the ruins of the palace of the Kazan Khanate that he destroyed, this white fortress is a beautiful sight in any season.

Ekaterinburg

During the city tour you will see the major attractions of Ekaterinburg. On the Historical square there is the oldest architectural monument in Ekaterinburg today – the Dam, which was built  in 1723. You will visit the ex-site of Ipatyev House (a place of Romanovs imprisonment and brutal murder) that was turned into Cathedral on the Blood.

Novosibirsk

Located in the heart of Eurasia Novosibirsk is a city of record holders. Take a picture of the world's longest metro bridge and stroll along the world's longest straight street (Red Avenue) and this stop on the Trans-Siberian railway has made the city's railway hub the largest in this vast country.

Irkutsk

The city lies on the banks of the  Angara River, a tributary of the Yenisei River, 72 kilometers below its outflow from Lake Baikal. Irkutsk grew out of the winter quarters established (1652) by Yakov Pokhabov for gold-trading and for the collection of the fur tax from the Buryats. The first road connection between Moscow and Irkutsk – the Siberian Road – was built in 1760. Many new products, often imported from China, were widely available in Irkutsk for the first time, including gold, diamonds, furs, wood, silk and tea.

Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal is respectfully called be locals "Sacred Sea". It's a Lake of Superlatives – the deepest (1 637 m deep), the oldest (35-37 million years old). It's worth mentioning also that Baikal is the biggest fresh water reservoir on the Planet and contains 22% of the World's fresh water supplies.

Ulan Bataar. Terelj National Park

Terelj National Park is a deservedly popular destination. At 1600 meters in altitude, the area is cool and the alpine scenery is magnificent. Exhiting excursion to the beautiful Turtle Rock will be followed by a short hiking tour to the top of the Overlooking Hill to have a panoramic view on Terelj National Park.

Beijing

Beijing, perhaps more than any other city in this moment, claims an unrivaled hold on the world's imagination. Experience what everyone is talking about, including the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Temple of Heaven, and the Summer Palace.

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Russia

Welcome to Moscow. On your arrival, Fremad Russia will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Take some rest and prepare for an exciting sightseeing tour of Moscow tomorrow!

Day 2: Moscow

In the morning enjoy Grand Moscow Tour and visit the Moscow Kremlin, one of the greatest architectural complexes in the world. Walk along the Arbat Street and see the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. After tour of Moscow metro transfer to the Train Station were you Trans Siberian Journey is due to begin. Overnight on board.

Day 3: Kazan

Arriving to Kazan Railway Station in the morning. City Sightseeing tour and visit to Kazan Kremlin. As the capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Kazan is a glorious city that represents Russia's Tsarist past. With complex palaces, towering churches, and a thriving cultural scene, Kazan is a city with incredible beauty and heart. Ovenight on board.

Day 4: Ekaterinburg

Train arrives in Yekaterinburg railway station After brteakfast on boards you will have a City Tour dedicated to the Last Days of Last Russian Tsar. You will see the Church on Blood erected to commemorate a tragic historical event. In the afternoon you will visit the memorial built at the boundary of two continents (the Europe and Asia). Ovenight on board.

Day 5: Novosibirsk

Arrival in Novosibirsk,. Enjoy our guided city tour around the biggest city in Siberia. In the afternoon we offer you an excursion to the open air museum of railway machinery with an extensive exposition of the railroad history. Overnight and next day is on board.

Day 7: Irkutsk

Train arrives at Irkutsk railway station. You will have a tour to the historical city center including a visit to the Decembrist House and the “wooden lace” house, also called the “House of Europe”. Excursion to the Ethnographical museum Taltsy located on the bank of the Angara river. Overnight on board.

Day 8: Listvyanka

Arrival in port Baikal. Take a boat to Listvyanka observation point with beautiful view on the southern part of the lake and the source of the Angara River. Then visit Baikal Museum and local fish and souvenir market. Overnight on board.

Day 9: Ulan-Ude

Arrival in Ulan Ude. The program includes a visit to local Datsan, prominent Buddhist Monastery and centre of Buddhism in Russia. On the way to Mongolia, our train crosses the Russian border at Naushki and the Mongolian border at Sukhe Bator and joins the Trans- Mongolian Mainline. All passport and customs control formalities are done on board the train. Overnight on board.

Day 10: Ulan Bator

Arrival in Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia. In the morning transfer to Terelj National Park (70 km). Disassembling and setting up a smaller Mongolian ger. Admire the sunset and bright shining night stars in the wide steppe. Accommodation in Gers.

Day 11: Ulan-bator

In the morning a visit to a nomadic family to learn the authentic lifestyle of Mongolian nomads and try traditional dairy food. Then transfer to Ulan Bator and guided tour around the city. Overnight on board.

Day 12: Erlian

In the morning arrival at the Mongolian border village of Zamyn-Uud and the Chinese border town of Erlian. All passport and customs control formalities take place on board the train. In the afternoon the train goes via the Gobi Desert famous for its spacious territory. Overnight on board.

Day 13: Beijing

In the morning arrival in Beijing, the capital of China, a city of ancient history and culture, unique architectural monuments and modern dynamic life. Full day guided city tour. Accommodation in hotel.

Day 14: Beijing

In the morning excursion to the Great Wall and next visit to the Summer Palace. Accommodation in Beijing hotel.

Day 15: Leaving Beijing

This day marks the end of an unforgettable journey through Russia, Mongolia, and China. Check out from your hotel by 12:00 pm. Fremad Russia will transfer you to the airport/railway station.