1 Moscow - Kazan – Yekaterinburg – Irkutsk – Ulan Bator – Beijing 17D/16N

1 Moscow - Kazan – Yekaterinburg – Irkutsk – Ulan Bator – Beijing 17D/16N

Fall in love with Russia while riding through the beautiful landscapes and visiting memorable cities full of Russian history and traditions
Active, Cultural
17 Days
13 Excursions
7 Cities
Minimum 1 persons
from on demand
per person for 2 pax
Short program
  • Day 1
    Arrival to Moscow
  • Day 2
    Moscow
  • Day 3
    Moscow
  • Day 4
    Kazan
  • Day 5
    Kazan
  • Day 6
    City tour
  • Day 7
    On board
  • Day 8
    On board
  • Day 9
    Irkutsk city tour
  • Day 10
    Listvyanka village
  • Day 11
    Trip to the Lake Baikal
  • Day 12
    City tour of Ulanbator
  • Day 13
    Excursion to the main attractions
  • Day 14
    Terelj National Park
  • Day 15
    Time for leisure.
  • Day 16
    Visit of the Great Wall of China
  • Day 17
    Forbidden City
Detailed program
Day 1: Moscow
  • Arrival in Moscow.
  • Transfer from the airport with an English-speaking guide.
  • Check in at the hotel.
  • Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Moscow
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Sightseeing tour of Moscow. Moscow is one of the rare examples of a good extant atmosphere of old city preserving its beauty in perpetuity, whatever events unfold over time. During the tour, you’ll see Red Square, Manezh Square, Boulevard Ring, Tverskaya Street, Ambassadorial Campus, Minskaya Street, Victory Park, Triumphal Arch, the superb, newly-built high-tech pedestrian Bagration Bridge, the White House, New Arbat Street, Arbat Square, Zamoskvorechye, St. Sofya Embankment, Christ the Saviour Cathedral, the monument dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the Russian Navy, St. Nikolas Church, Leo Tolstoy Street, Pirogovskaya Street, New Maiden Convent, the observation platform of Sparrow Hills.
  • Excursion to the Moscow Kremlin and Cathedrals. Moscow Kremlin was rebuilt several times after being constructed under the order of Prince Yuri Dolgoruky in 1156 as a wooden fortress. Today’s Kremlin was built in the 15th century by Italian Architechts after the seat of the Orthodox church moved to Moscow. The reconstruction of cathedrals and chapels of that time shaped the modern appearance of the Kremlin. The Cathedral Square is the center of the Kremlin with the Cathedrals of Assumption, Announciation and Archangel Mikhail as its main sights open for visitor. The ensemble of the Kremlin represents some of the best examples of Russian church and secular architecture of 15th-16th centuries. The Moscow Kremlin is also famous for the curious couple of the Tsar Bell and the Tsar Cannon designed for amusement of Russian Tsars.
  • Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Moscow
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out from the hotel.
  • Free time for leisure.
  • Transfer to the railway station. Departure to the Kazan.
  • Overnight in the train.
Day 4: Kazan
  • Kazan city tour. Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan, is located in West-central Russia on Volga River. It was once the capital of the powerful Tatar Khanate before being annexed to the Russian Empire after its defeat to Ivan the Terrible in 1552.
  • Kazan Kremlin. This magnificent architectural ensemble is the only extant Tatar fortress in Russia. It is framed by high white stone walls with characteristic loop-holes and thirteen hip-roofed towers. The Kazan Kremlin consists of an outstanding group of historic buildings dating back to the 16th through to the 19th century, including remains of earlier structures from the 10th to the 16th centuries.
Day 5: Kazan
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Excursion to Syuyumbeki tower
  • Departure for Ekaterinburg
  • Night at the train
Day 6: Yekaterinburg
  • Arrival at Yekaterinburg
  • City tour of Yekaterinburg. Founded in 1723 on the order of Emperor Peter the Great, and named afetr the Empress Catherine I, the city of Yekaterinburg was destinated to become a capital of mining and metallurgical region on both sides of Ural Mountains. Due to its localisation in both Europe and Asia on the banks of the river Iset became a sort of strategical point connecting european and asian parts of Russia. During your city-tour you'll see the most remarkable of its 600 sights, like Cathedral-on-the-blood, the Historic square with it's museums, memorials and the “gems garden” - with an abundant collection of Ural minerals. You'll be able to trace the developpement of Russian architecture from classic style of XVII century to Soviet constructivism and modern style.
  • Overnight at the train
Day 7: On board
  • Rest in the train.
  • Overnight in the train.
Day 8: On board
  • Rest in the train.
  • Overnight in the train.
Day 9: Irkutsk
  • Arrival at Irkutsk
  • Irkutsk city tour. During three hours tour you can visit the oldest part of the city - the place of its foundation, which spreads along Angara quay, Siberian warriors fame memorial, and the most beautiful churches of the city: Spasskaya church, Polsky Kostel, Znamensky Cathedral. The entrance fee for the church is not included. In the early 19th century many decembrist (Russian nobles, artists and officers who participated in Decembrist revolt against Tsar Nicholas I) were exiled to Siberia. Since Irkuts has become a major center of cultural and social life in Eastern Siberia. You'll be amased by the numerous wooden houses, adorned with ornate hand-carved decorations, reminding of those days.
Day 10: Listvyanka village
  • Arrival at Listvyanka. The route runs through the taiga forest to Listvyanka - an old-style Siberian village situated on the shore of Baikal in Listvenichny bay - the place where Angara river leaves Lake Baikal. This small village benefits of its exceptional position that offers a real Russian countryside atmosphere with a breathtaking view on the outstanding nature of the greatest lake.
  • Visit of Taltsy Ethnographic Open Air Museum
Day 11: Listvyanka village
  • Trip to the Lake Baikal
Day 12: Ulan Bator
  • Arrival at Ulanbator
  • City tour of Ulanbator. This one-day tour shows you the best of the best in Ulaanbaatar. Mongolia is a country of ancient history dating back to over 2000 years BC. The developpment of the country is closely related to Chinese Great Wall, Atilla the Hun and of course, Chinggis Khaan. Moreover, Mongolia might be the only country, where a half of the population are nomads, just as in ancient times. During this tour you'll learn about Mongolia's rich history, culture and nature. Thousands of exhibits in National and Natural History Museums keep amazing historical evidences of this intriguing country's history. Moreover, you will be inevitably impressed by Gandan Monastery and its 25m high statue of Buddha. This tour is a great way for travellers to discover Ulaanbaatar City.
Day 13: Ulan Bator
  • Manzushir monastery, Bogd Khaan Museum.
Day 14: Ulan Bator
  • Visit to Terelj National Park. Terelj National park is a part of the huge Khan Khentii reserve. It was established as a Strictly Protected Area in 1992. The park's most spectacular features are its huge granite blocks and cliffs as well as meadows of wildflowers. Terelj covers stunning rocks formations on a pine-covered mountains background. The average height of mountains is about 1600 m., with peaks reaching 2900 m. The park is rich in flora and fauna and reminds of beautiful Alpine valleys. Its green meadows carpeted with edelweiss and a dazzling variety of other wildflowers attract the nature lovers. It is a wonderful hiking and horse riding area. You can visit a nomad's family or just let yourself be thrilled by the peaceful quietude of nature. There are some gercamps and a small village in the central area of the park. The rest of the area is uninhabited and can be entered only on foot or horseback.
Day 15: Ulan Bator
  • Time for leisure.
Day 16: Beijing
  • Visit of the Great Wall of China and Chinese temples.
Day 17: Beijing
  • Forbidden City.
  • Departure from Beijing.
from on demand per person for 2 pax
Includes
  • Visa support Letter
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Moscow at the hotel
  • 1 Night accommodation in Kazan at the hotel
  • 1 Night accommodation in Ekaterinburg at the hotel
  • 1 Night accommodation in Ulan Bator at the hotel
  • 1 Night accommodation in Ulan Bator in jurt
  • 1 Night accommodation in Beijing at the hotel
  • Transport services according to the program
  • Guide assistance according to the program
  • Entrance tickets according to the program
  • Breakfasts according to the program
  • Train tickets: Moscow – Kazan – Ekaterinburg – Irkutsk – Ulan Bator – Beijing, 2nd class
Excludes
  • Tips
  • Photo and video shooting tickets
  • Meals & Beverages except mentioned
  • Porterage
  • Visa Fees
  • Flight tickets
1 Moscow - Kazan – Yekaterinburg – Irkutsk – Ulan Bator – Beijing 17D/16N
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