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TransSiberian

TRANSSIBERIAN CHALLENGE

TransSiberian route is on the bucket list of every committed tourist. Usually TransSiberian tour involves galloping major cities from Moscow to Vladivostok by train and visiting well-worn landmarks. However this gives a cotton-candy view of Russia. The hallmark of our unique tour is its active elements designed for young and middle-aged audience keeping up with the hype, especially travel bloggers and persons keen on total immersion into the culture and nature of the countries they travel to. Along with visiting historical and architectural monuments, traditional cultural centers and meeting local craftsmen, it includes hiking in the Ural and Baikal lake which are the unique clusters of the tour. Foreign tourists are hesitant to travel this route alone because of the lack of information in European languages and the difficulties in finding certified guides. The #TransSibChallenge offers a variety of cultural experiences оf your choice: classic ballet, folk festivals, Siberian shamanic customs and alternative city tours by locals. You can also choose the “Become a Russian” set which includes village life, local cuisine cooking, arts and music workshops, fishing and meeting craftsmen.
  • Activity
  • Culture
  • Comfort
  • Avaliable: February — end of March, June — September
  • Duration: 17 days
  • Group: from 3 people
  • Border permits: -
Languages: English
  • Duration: 17 days/16 nights (29/28 possible to extend)
  • Accommodation level: hotels 2* – 5* or hostel; nights in trains (no more than two consecutive nights), 1st class, Included: all activities and city tours; train tickets and transfers; national parks permits; museum tickets; visa invitations; meals according to quotation; all local guides and instructors
Day 1
Arrival to Saint-Petersburg. Checking into the hotel. City center walking tour. Visiting ballet or opera at the Mariinsky theatre. Watching the main bridges’ drawing at night.
Day 2
Morning kayaking in the Neva river . Transfer in an urban train to Peterhof palace and a walking tour from there. Visiting Vinovnitsa / Bekitzer famous bar in a "bar capital" of Russia.
Day 3
Departure to Moscow by Sapsan speed train. Arrival to Moscow. Checking into the hotel. Walking tour: Moscow Metro’s monuments of Soviet epoch and Red Square Moscow city pub crawl.
Day 4
Visiting Stalin's Bunker. Visiting Museum of the history of Vodka. Visiting Izmailovsky kremlin (old city fortress). Urban train to Petushki town. Checking into traditional wooden guest houses at Bogdarnya farm.
Day 5
Visiting the Bogdarnya’s cheese and dairy farm followed by Russian style cart riding. Excursion at the Museum of petukh (rooster) - the symbol of Russian village in Petushki town. Urban train to Vladimir city, checking into the hotel.
Day 6
Vladimir city walking tour, ancient Russia theme. Walking tour in Suzdal, the city ancient churches. Tasting Medovukha (an alcoholic beverage composed of water, honey, yeast and some flavors) and pottery workshop. Speed train to Nizhny Novgorod, then departure to Kazan via 40 min change.
Day 7
Checking into the hotel. A short rest after the train night. Kazan – Muslim capital of Russia, visiting Muslim mosque. Tartar cuisine lunch. Chack-chack, Tatar sweet dish cooking workshop.
Day 8
Early morning departure to Yekaterinburg. Breakfast and lunch in train. Checking into the hotel. Dinner at Panorama café, the Vysotsky skyscraper.
Day 9
City center walking tour. Visiting Ural rocks and gems museum. Dumplings cooking workshop and dinner. Walk along the embankment of Iset river. Departure to Novosibirsk.
Day 10
Day in train. Evening arrival to Novosibirsk. Checking into the hotel. Dinner in Siberian style.
Day 11
Novosibirsk city bus tour in (Science campus, Hydropower plant and “Ob' sea”). Departure to Krasnoyarsk.
Day 12
Arrival to Krasnoyarsk, checking into the hotel. Hiking to the Stolby (“Columns”) National Park. Lunch during the hiking.
Day 13
Early breakfast. Yenisei river embankment walk in Krasnoyarsk. Afternoon Departure to Irkutsk.
Day 14
Arrival to Irkutsk. Visiting museum of the Baikal lake. Visiting Chersky rock observation deck, on foot and ropeway.
Day 15
Transfer and checking into guest houses at the Olkhon island tourist camp. Relax on the beach, swimming in the Baikal.
Day 16
Great 4x4 ride around Olkhon island: Shamanka rock, Sagan-Khushun horn, Khoboy horn or boat trip along island of the Strait of “Minor Sea” (depending on the weather). Returning back to the base, traditional dinner with Baikal fish dishes.
Day 17
Transfer from Olkhon island to Irkutsk. Visiting Buryat shaman/ receiving a blessing from the Baikal sea spirit. Tasting local Buryat dishes. Visiting Golden Horde еthno park. Transfer to the airport.
Included
Not included
  • Flights
  • Tourist visa fees
  • Additionally paid services not included in the tour package
  • Personal items and equipment
  • Tips and souvenirs
Price for request
Options Per (persons / group) Price
Personal equipment rent (backpacks, trekking poles) Per person for request