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Moscow - to Ulan-Bator by "Imperial Russia" Train

12 days
11 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

$ 5,635.00 (FIRST CLASS - twin compartment)
$ 7,335.00 (FIRST CLASS - for single use)
$ 6,500.00 (FIRST CLASS PLUS - twin compartment)
$ 8,540.00 (FIRST CLASS PLUS - for single use)
$10,895.00 (VIP - twin compartment)
$17,080.00 (VIP - for single use)

Dates:

May 21, 2017 - Jun 01, 2017 

Ships & Cabins:

Hotels:

• Onboard the “Imperial Russia Train” 
• 1 night at Moscow hotel and 1 night at Vladivostok hotel 
• Towels, bathrobe and slippers available onboard of the “Imperial Russia” train.

Included:

• Sighseeing with local guides per program
• English Speaking Group Leader and Tour managers
• All transfers
• Tea/coffee throughout the day
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
• Excursions with local guides according to the program
• Luggage handling at the hotel and the railway station
• Brief informative lectures during the program
• Doctor on board
• Bathrobe, towel and slippers onboard

Itinerary:

Day 1  : Moscow

  • Welcome to Moscow. Transfer from airport to a hotel.
  • Accommodation in a standard room.

Day 2  : Moscow

  • Breakfast at the Hotel.
  • Grand City Tour.
  • Lunch.
  • 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.
  • Walk along the Arbat Street. The Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Sightseeing tour of Moscow metro stations.
  • Dinner.
  • Welcome to the «Imperial Russia» Train.
  • Depart Moscow.

Day 3  : Kazan

  • Breakfast on board.
  • Arriving to 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.
  • Depart Kazan.
  • Dinner on board.

Day 4  : Yekaterinburg

  • Breakfast on board.
  • Train arrives in Yekaterinburg 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).
  • Depart Ekaterinburg.
  • Dinner on board.

Day 5  : Novosibirsk

  • Breakfast on board.
  • Train arrives in Novosibirsk.
  • Lunch.
  • You will reach a region with great history and unique Siberian architectural monuments and nature.
  • Sightseeing tour: Railway museum, Ballet and Opera House, ancient streets,  Ob river esplanade.
  • City tour continued.
  • Dinner.
  • Depart Novosibirsk.

Day 6  : on board

  • On board of “Imperial Russia” Train.
  • Enjoy activities on board.
  • Meals on board.

Day 7  : Irkutsk

  • Breakfast on board.
  • Train arrives at Irkutsk railway station.
  • Tour to the historical city center including a visit to the Decembrist House, 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 Ethnographical museum Taltsy 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 in a restaurant.
  • Depart Irkutsk.

Day 8  : Baikal

  • Breakfast on board.
  • Arrival in port Baikal.
  • Boat to Listvyanka.
  • 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.
  • Visit to Baikal Museum which displays the flora and fauna of the lake.
  • Listvyanka sightseeing.
  • Lunch.
  • Visit to local fish and souvenir market.
  • Return to port Baikal.
  • Dinner in the form of a picnic on the shore of the lake.

Day 9  : Ulan-Ude

  • Breakfast on board.
  • Arriving to Ulan-Ude.
  • Ethnic and cultural persity of this area offers a unique understanding of its heritage of the world’s religions. Visit functional churches: Ivolginsky Datsan, Odigitria Cathedral, Holy Trinity Church.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Depart Ulan-Ude.
  • Dinner on board.

Day 10  : Ulan Bator

  • Arriving to Ulan Bator.
  • Breakfast.
  • Visit main square and Zaisan.
  • 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.

Day 11  : Ulan Bator

  • Breakfast at the camp.
  • Transfer to Ulan Bator.
  • Visit Gandan monastery and the Museum of National History and Bogd Khaan winter palace museum.
  • Lunch Mongolian BBQ.
  • Folk show.
  • Accommodation in a hotel.
  • Dinner.

Day 12  : Ulan Bator

  • Breakfast in the hotel.
  • Transfer to the airport.