Siberian Railway, the longest in the world
- Irkutsk Ulaan Baatar
of difficulty: easy (sightseeing)
cost: available on request.
The price includes: Accommodation
(7 nights in hotels B&B, 6 nights in the train, 1 night
in ger camp), Train tickets Moscow - Irkutsk, Irkutsk Ulaan
Baatar; Transfers according to the itinerary. All excursions,
entrance fees and tours according to the itinerary, including
city tours in Moscow, Irkutsk, Listvyanka, and Ulaan Baatar;
Lunches and dinners according to the itinerary: 1 dinner in
the Moscow, 2 lunches in Listvyanka, 1 dinner in Ulaan Baatar,
full board in Terelji National Park.
Airplane tickets, Insurance, Visas, Tips
*Schedule of the sightseeing
train down the Round Baikal railway is subject to changes
so some changes may be required to Irkutsk section of the
We can also arrange extensions
to the route for example, you can start from Saint-Petersburg
or Helsinki, or continue to Beijing.
comprehensive sightseeing programs in Moscow and Irkutsk
and on the Lake Baikal you will arrive to Ulaan Baatar
capital of the country that many think of as true back
of beyond, where many families still follow the traditional
nomadic way of life. You will have several days to explore
the city and Terelj National Park.
Irkutsk the capital of the East Siberia
Baikal lake boat trip
Travelling down the Round-Baikal Railway
Terelj National Park and Gandan Monastery
must things to see in Ulaan Baatar
1. Arrive to Moscow. Transfer to 3-star hotel.
Check-in. Free time to relax. Guided sightseeing city tour:
Vorobievy Hills and Poklonnaya Gora best places to take panoramic
photos of the city, Manezh Square that ranks among ten most
expensive shopping streets in the world, Red Square in front
of Kremlin that symbolizes the most dramatic pages of the Russian
history. In the evening you will have free time to explore the
city. Possible starting point is Arbat street Moscow analogue
of Monmartre a popular hangout for local artists. Overnight
in the hotel.
Tour to Kremlin: visit one of the cathedrals or Armour Chamber
if you prefer so. Dinner. Overnight in the hotel.
Free day to explore the city. Transfer to the railway station
to board the train Moscow - Irkutsk. Overnight in the train.
to Irkutsk via Perm, Yekaterinburg, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyask.
Cross the Volga and Irtish rivers and the geographical boundary
between Europe and Asia in the hills of Southern Ural.
to Irkutsk. Breakfast. Transfer to Listvyanka village on the
Lake Baikal (2 hours). On the way lunch and visiting folklore
village Taltsy (Russian and Buryat wooden architecture). Accommodation
in lodge. Free time to relax and explore the village, Lake Baikal
sightseeing. Overnight in the lodge.
8. Breakfast. Stay on the lake. Guided
boat trip with lunch, Lake Baikal sightseeing. Overnight in
If the weather is bad boat trip might be substituted by excursion
to Taltsy museum or some other activity.
9. Early morning breakfast. Crossing Angara
river by ferry, arrival in Port Baikal. Guided tour along the
Baikal lakeside (if the weather is good you will see Khamar-Daban
mountain range on the opposite side of the lake) by sightseeing
train. You will explore Old Round Baikal Railway with its famous
tunnels and bridges. Arrive to Slyudyanka with its one-off railway
station built entirely from white marble. Free time for you
to rest on the lakeside and explore the village local people
will undoubtedly offer you to buy famous smoked Baikal omul.
Transfer by commuter train to Irkursk. Check-in and overnight
in the hotel.
10. Breakfast. 3 hours sightseeing tour: historical
center of the city, 19th century architecture, wooden cottages,
houses of exiled Russian noblemen rebellious Decembrists who
lived there after years of hard labor in even more God-forsaken
places. Return to the hotel. In the evening transfer to the
railway station to board the train to Ulaan Baatar. Overnight
in the train.
11. Travel by train from Irkutsk to Ulaan Baatar via
Ulan Ude. Several hours the train runs along the Lake Baikal.
12. Arrival in Ulaan Baatar. Transfer to the hotel,
check-in. Free time to relax. Guided sightseeing tour: magnificent
82-foot (26 metres) statue of Buddha, gilded in pure gold and
clothed in silk and precious stones; visit to Gandan Monastery
center of Buddhism in Mongolia and the only one to survive
during communist regime, visit to famous National History Museum
(overview of Mongolia history and culture) or Natural History
Museum where you can see, among others, specimens of dinosaur
skeletons (some are more than 30 meters tall). Dinner at the
restaurant. Overnight in the hotel.
13. After breakfast transfer to Terelj national park
(approx. 2 hours): its most spectacular features are eroded
rocks and cliffs. Guided walking or horseback tour in the
Park. Overnight in ger camp.
14. Morning local sightseeing, afternoon drive back
to Ulaan Baatar. Free time to relax and explore the city. Overnight
in the hotel.
15. Transfer to the airport. Departure from Ulaan Baatar.
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