MOSCOW - IRKUTSK - LAKE BAIKAL - OLKHON ISLAND

13 Days / 12 Nights

For those who travel for the pleasure of the journey, those who believe that getting there is as much fun as being there, Russia's Trans-Siberian Railway has long been an almost mythic experience. It is the longest continuous rail line on Earth. Each run clatters along in an epic journey of almost 6000 miles (about 10000 kilometers) over one-third of the globe. For most of its history, the Trans-Siberian journey has been an experience of almost continuous movement, days of unabated train travel through the vast expanse of Russia. A great part of the pleasure of such a trip is simply sitting back and watching the land go by. However, most travelers on the Trans-Siberian find that interaction with other passengers, both Russians and foreign tourists, is what makes the trip an unforgettable experience.

Day 1 Arrival To Moscow

Transfer from the airport to your hotel.

Dinner at the Hotel’s restaurant.

Day 2 Moscow Tour

Breakfast. City Tour round the most beautiful places of Moscow (the Cathedral of St. Basil the Blessed, the Tverskaya street the most animated and saucy, the former headquarters of the KGB, University located in Lenin’s Hills considered to be the highest point of the city, Russian White House, Kutuzov street and the Victory Park with it’s fountains and churches). Lunch at the local restaurant.

Excursion to the Moscow Kremlin & Kremlin Cathedrals. The Kremlin has always been perceived as a symbol of power & might of the Russian land. Each era of Russian history left it’s architectural mark on the Kremlin. Within the Kremlin walls there are many architectural monuments, churches, cathedrals, museums, etc. + Metro Tour. Return to the Hotel. Dinner at the Hotel’s restaurant.

Transfer to the Railway Station, departure to Irkutsk.

Day 3-5 Train Ride

The journey to your next destination the city of Irkutsk by train.

Day 6 Irkutsk

Arrival to Irkutsk - the center of Eastern Siberia, situated on the shore of Lake Baikal. Irkutsk is a treasure house of the spiritual culture of Siberia. In it probably the only Siberian city where the old wooden constructions built without a single nail and decorated with skillful carving harmonize with splendid stone edifices of Siberian architecture.

Transfer to “Irkutsk” Hotel, accommodation.

Irkutsk city tour. There are about 700 monuments of history and culture in Irkutsk. The most interesting for the guests are the historical ensembles in its central part: Spasskaya Church, the Epiphany Cathedral, the Roman Catholic Church, the monument of the Siberian explorers, the Drama Theatre and etc. + Excursion to the museum of Decembrists. The exposition illustrates the life of the Decembrists in the exile in East Siberia in 1826-1856. The museum contains real things that belonged to the Trubetskoy family like furniture, embroideries made by the Princess E. I. Trubetskaya, and her daughter's paintings. Lunch at the Hotel’s restaurant. Dinner at the Hotel’s restaurant..

Day 7 Tours

Breakfast. Tour to the Taltsy Museum of Architecture and Ethnography (the Wooden Architecture Museum). Founded in 1969, the Taltsy museum is conveniently situated on the road to Lake Baikal, 47 km of the Baikal highway. There are over 40 monuments of architectural heritage and 8,000 exhibits of high historical value. The most valuable monuments in Taltsy are the Savior's gate tower of the ostrog (fort) of Ilimsk (1667) and an active Kazan Chapel (1679). Both of them, as well as the houses near the Angara flood lands, were transferred to this place from the flooded areas of the Ust-Ilimskaya. Take the opportunity to see and be acquainted with the life of old Siberia. Lunch at the local restaurant.

The Chersky Peak by cable car, the highest mountain ( 2090 m) of Khamar Daban Mountain Range often called as “The Nuts’ Pass” due to virgin taiga-woods with high density of 2 centuries-old Siberian Pine ( locally called cedar tree ‘ cause it grows cedar cones with very delicious nuts) + visit to the Meteorology Station .Return to Irkutsk.

Dinner at the Hotel’s restaurant.

Day 8 The Olkhon Island Tour

Breakfast. The Olkhon Island is the biggest island in Baikal, with steep mountains on the Eastern shore. Olkhon is a beautiful nude land that seems to have emerged from the fresh waters of Baikal. The surface of the island is green and smooth like meadows, and crumbles down in Baikal in rocky cliffs on the edges. The island is covered by grass and aromatic plants on the side facing the coast (steppe), and by small pine trees (taiga) on the side facing the middle of the lake. It’s about 70 km long, and 15 km wide. It is a great place to get away from civilization, feel the nature, live just next to Baikal lake, and enjoy magnificent views and new places.

Accommodation at Usadba guesthouse. Dinner.

Day 9-10 The Olkhon Island

Enjoying your leisure time on Olkhon Island (breakfast & dinner included).

Day 11 Return To Irkutsk

Breakfast. Transfer to “Irkutsk” Hotel, accommodation. Dinner at the Hotel’s restaurant.

Day 12 Return To Moscow

Breakfast. Transfer to the Airport, departure to Moscow.

Arrival to Moscow, transfer to the “Pekin”/”Cosmos” Hotel, accommodation. Dinner at the Hotel’s restaurant.

Day 13 Transfer To The Airport.

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the Airport. Transfer to the Moscow's International airport.

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