TransSiberian

#TransSibChallenge Full

A trip across Russia through the hole Transsib, a tour from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok is a dream of many travelers, which we are happy to realize!
#TransSibChallenge Full – is the biggest and most intense version of our tour, covering the incredible, picturesque and interesting corners of our country.
For 22 days, you will visit the most famous monuments of history and architecture in Russia, ride a jeep through the Ural forests, visit the deepest lake in the world, and live side by side with local people far from the city bustle. 
Every day of the tour is full of cultural and active program, which makes it the best option for those who want to get the maximum experience from Russia and full immersion in Russian culture. 

  • Activity
  • Culture
  • Comfort
  • Avaliable: June — September
  • Duration: 22 days
  • Group: from 4 people
  • Border permits: -
Languages: English
  • Duration: 22 days/21 nights
  • Accommodation level: hotels 3* – 4* or guest houses; nights in trains (no more than three consecutive nights), 2nd class
Day 1
Arrival to Saint-Petersburg during the day. Transfer to the hotel. Free time.
Day 2
Breakfast at the hotel. Walking tour, visiting main highlights: Palace square, The Winter Palace and Hermitage Museum (visit to exposition - optionally), Church of the Savior on Blood, the Bronze Horseman, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Zayachy island and Peter and Paul Fortress. During the day - lunch at the cafe. Roof tour - the typical activity of young residents and guests of the city. In the evening optionally (extra pay): 2-hours boat trip around Neva River and channels. Welcome dinner with a guide.
Day 3
Early wake up. Morning kayaking experience along the rivers and channels from 6 am to 8 am. The real beauty of the city can be discovered only by taking a trip along the water in a kayak. This is a unique opportunity to see this beautiful city from the water, just as it was always meant to be seen since the very day of its founding. Whether you’re floating along the Moika or Fontanka canals and are gently rocked by the waves of the river, or you’ve stopped to rest alongside the Summer Garden, you’ll have opened your eyes to a whole "new" Saint Petersburg that few are privileged to see. Breakfast at the hotel. Free time for walks without a guide and optional excursions. Departure to Moscow by train at 13 pm, 15 pm or 17 pm (time depends on a request). Checking into the hotel.
Day 4
Breakfast at the hotel. Trip to the center by metro (taxi - extra upon wish). Bicycle tour with local guide. Visit to Red Square and Alexander Garden, Zaryadye Park. Then we ride along Moscow river embankment to watch sights on the way. Lunch at the Russian restaurant. Visiting the viewpoint near Lomonosov Moscow State University. Return to the hotel by metro. Watching of Moscow Metro monuments of Soviet epoch.
Day 5
Breakfast. Way to Izmailovo by metro (taxi - extra upon wish). Visit to Stalin's bunker. Walking tour around the Izmailovsky Kremlin territory (old city fortess). Visit to craft workshops (optionally). Walk in Izmailovsky Island. Pleasant nature views and architecture. Lunch. Leaving Moscow for Kazan by train. Night in train.
Day 6
Arriving to Kazan at 8 am. Guests leave their luggage in the baggage room. Transfer from railway station to the start point of the walking city-tour. Visit to Kazan Kremlin, the Kul Sharif Mosque - one of the largest mosques in Russia, Bauman street, Tatar Sloboda. Lunch during the tour. Transfer to railway station. Departure to Ekaterinburg (train №045С or 336C at 14:57). Night in train.
Day 7
Arriving to Ekaterinburg at 6:22 am. Transfer to Olenyi Ruchyi Nature Park (Deers Springs). Today we discover Ural nature. Coffee break in visit-centre. Hiking along Serga River in mixed and pine forest, watching rocks and caves. We choose the route depending on group status and the weather conditions. Snack lunch. Accommodation at the guesthouse in the park territory. Russian banya. Dinner.
Day 8
Breakfast. Return transfer to Ekaterinburg. Walking tour around Ekaterinburg 2-3 h. Visiting highlights: Iset River Embankment, Historical Square, merchant houses, the Monument to the Founders of Yekaterinburg, Cathedral on the Blood. Visiting Vysotsky skyscraper viewpoint. Lunch in the Russian restaurant. Dumplings cooking workshop. Optionally: visiting Yeltsin Center or Stadium. Free time. Transfer to the railway station. Departure to Krasnoyarsk in the evening.
Day 9
Day and night in train.
Day 10
Arrival to Krasnoyarsk in the morning. Checking into the hotel. Hiking to the Stolby (“Columns”) National Park. Snack lunch during the hiking. Return to the hotel.
Day 11
Departure to Ulan-Ude. Day and night in the train.
Day 12
Arrival to Ulan-Ude - the capital of Buryatia region near Baikal lake. Short walking in the city. Dinner. Transfer to Ust-Barguzin - small settlement near the Baikal Lake shore. Accommodation at guest house.
Day 13
Trip to Suvo. Today we have an excursion to sacral Barguzinskaya Valley where thousands buddhists make a pilgrimage every year. Walking route to Suvo Village (8 km). Snack from lunchbox. Transfer to the area where petroglyphs of the bronze age are situated. Watching petroglyphs (2 thousand years B.C.), then walk among rocks and descent to Alginsky lakes. The salty Alginsky lake is a small lake situated in Barguzinsky valley. The mud of this lake has a remarkable peeling effect. This place combines beauty, calmness, warm air, solitude and benefits for health. Salt lakes are not rare in Barguzinsky valley, but they create the picturesque scenery which attracts tourists here. Every summer, families of tourists come to the lake to restore health and to admire the most beautiful views of the Barguzinsky valley. Walk in Suvinskaya Saxony rocks. They look like enormous towers with loopholes, and you will be able to see a stone ridge along the perimetre of the fortress which reminds the remains of the fortification wall foundations. Transfer to guesthouse on an island 15 km far from Suvo. Accommodation with a local family. Russian banya. Evening fishing with a host. Dinner.
Day 14
Local activities with a host family, agriculture activities (animals, plants), fishing upon wish. Lunch. Return to Ust-Barguzin.
Day 15
Transfer to the Transbaikalian National Park. Visit to the Visit-centre of the national park. Hiking to Lake Bormashevoe which is rich in minerals. Silt lake deposits - sapropels are actively used for therapeutic purposes. Local residents collect the mud of the lake to cure skin diseases and a well-known resort “Goryachinsk” takes them from Bormashevoye Lake for medical procedures. It is necessary to note that Bormashevoe Lake is a popular place of summer fishing of the perch, the pike, Siberian roach and the crucian. After the lakes, we reach the shore in the area of the Chivyrkuysky isthmus where there is the warmest water in the Barguzinsky Gulf. Transfer to Monakhovo. Hiking to Katun Cape (5 km), it is the part of the famous route - Great Baikal Trail. Than picnic: cooking in nature with a guide. Boat trip along Chivyrkuysky Gulf with stops in amazing places (2,5 - 3 h). Return to Ust-Barguzin.
Day 16
Hiking to Sands area, march to the Ust-Barguzin shore (3 km) and to Kholodnyaki area (4 km) which opens into the Barguzinsky Gulf and Sacred Nose Peninsula. The Barguzinsky gulf, the biggest and deepest gulf of Lake Baikal. Smart pine wood, sandy dunes cover many kilometres and lonely multi-kilometer beaches. Excellent view onto the Svyatoy nos peninsula (Sacred nose peninsula). Transfer to Ulan-Ude. Lunch on the way. Visit to Ivolginsky datsan «Khambyn Khure» - a Buddhist monastery-datsan, the centre of the Buddhist traditional Sangkha of Russia. The monument of history and architecture. Tasting monk's dishes, excursion round the datsan. Checking into the hotel. Free walks in the city. Dinner.
Day 17
Breakfast. Transfer to the train station. Departure to Vladivostok by train. Day and night in train.
Day 18-19
Day and night in train.
Day 20
Arrival in Vladivostok early morning. Transfer to the hotel. Bus and walking tour around the city. Watching the Vladivostok Sea Port, Zolotoy Rog (Golden Horn) Bay, Korabelnaya (Ship) embankment, wonderfull bridges, Orlinaya Sopka (Eagle hill) view point. Trip to Russkiy Island. Hiking on Russky Island. Visit to Voroshilov Battery and Far East University area.
Day 21
Free walks in Vladivostok. Farewell dinner (Sea food, Far East cuisine) at the restaurant. Optional: 1 day tour to uninhabited Askold Island - boat trip, seal "larga" watching, hiking 3-7 km along the island in the wild nature, visit to old lighthouse and an abandoned artillery battery. Snorkeling optionally. Picnic on the beach. Return to Vladivostok in the evening.
Day 22
End of the program. Transfer to the airport. See you soon!
Included
  • Invitation for a tourist visa
  • Local english-speaking guides
  • Transfers: Taxi/Minivan/Bus with air conditioning
  • Subway - 2nd day
  • Train tickets (2nd class)
  • Accommodation according the program
  • Meals according to quotation
  • Meal in trains (3 times a day)
  • All excursions and activities according the program (besides options).
Not included
  • Flights to Moscow and return tickets from Vladivostok
  • Tourist visa fees
  • Additionally paid services
  • Tips and souvenirs
  • Single accommodation
  • Laggage room at thetrain stations
Price from 6000
Options Per (persons / group) Price
Single supplement (besides 1 night in Ural, 1 night in guesthouse in Suvo and 8 nights in trains) per person 490 USD
Personal equipment rent (backpacks, trekking poles) per person for request
#TransSibChallenge Full
08/06/2020 - 29/06/2020
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03/08/2020 - 24/08/2020
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