Welcome to Russia!
Moscow – the capital of the largest European country. Our driver will meet you at the airport and accompany you to the first class hotel. Moscow city has many famous pieces of architecture in the world, such as St. Basil’s Cathedral, a unique complex, which provokes controversies between architectural specialists about the structure of this magic cathedral.
Red Square, a really fascinating place, is concentration of beauty and magic atmosphere, that one can feel during the visit. Moreover, you will want to come back here again and again. During night tour, we will visit the Moscow subway, which architecture is astonishing. Each station is like a museum, which tells us about the life, customs and traditions of the Russian people.
Standing on seven hills, like Rome, the capital of multi-national republic Kazan is situated in the heart of Russia. Here one can admire numerous cultural and historical sites including the Kazan Kremlin, which was declared a World Heritage Site in 2000. Our city tour also includes a boat trip, which will acquaint you with Mother Volga, the longest river in Europe.
The history of the city is connected with the reign of the first Russian Emperor Peter the Great’s and his reforms. The official date of Ekaterinburg foundation is 1723. It was established as a major industrial and administrative center. More than 60 monuments of history and culture are located in the city, and 43 of them are considered to be national monuments because of their special significance. That is why Ekaterinburg can get the status “Russia's most historical city”. During the city tour you will visit Cathedral on Blood, which was dedicated to the Romanov family and erected on the place where the last Russian Tsar Nicolas II and his family were assassinated in 1918.
Novosibirsk, former Novonikolayevsk, was founded in 1893 and functioned as a settlement for the workers, who built the bridge over the Ob River. After the opening of the Trans-Siberian Railway Bridge over the Ob River, the population and economy of Novosibirsk grew rapidly. Actually Novosibirsk is abundant of attractions and sightseeing. During our tour you will see the Trans-Siberian monument and the mighty of Ob River.
Today you will spend all day on board of your comfortable train. Have a rest and a good time during vodka and caviar tasting, Enjoy the nature and impressive landscapes.
Today our train will arrive in Irkutsk – the capital of Eastern Siberia. This is one of the many interesting stops along our route. It was founded as a trading post for gold and other valuables and became an official city in 1686. During our city tour you will see the new state of Alexander III, will visit the open-air museum “Life and Work in the Time of the Tsars”. Have a good rest in the hotel in Irkutsk.
Lake Baikal long ago became famous for the purity of its waters and surrounding shores, it is the largest and the deepest lake in the world. Since 1992 Lake Baikal was designated as a national park. Today Lake Baikal is a paradise and an idyllic holiday destination, surrounded by the picturesque mountains and beautiful forests. Enjoy the magnificent landscapes of the lake during our boat trip.
Ulan Ude is a city of southern Russia near Lake Baikal and the Mongolian border. It was founded as a Cossack fortress in 1649. Nowadays, it is an important rail junction and manufacturing center. During our city tour, you will get acquainted with the culture, lifestyle, customs and traditions of people.
Ulan Bator is the capital of Mongolia, the coldest capital city in the world. It was the main junction of caravan routes across Mongolia. The present day is an industrial and commercial center. During our city tour we will visit the most important place for Mongolian Buddhist – the Gandan Monastery. The only monastery which survived the communist ruler’s Cultural Revolution.
We continue to discover the land of Mongolia with its mysterious deserts, endless steppe, crystal clear rivers, green forests and majestic snow caped mountains. Discover the land and lifestyle of nomadic horsemen, the land of traditional and culture dating to the time of Chinggis Khan. Mongolians are the famous for their hospitality and outdoor life. During our tour to Mongolian Switzerland you will have opportunity to get to know it taking lunch in the typical tent settlements and enjoying the performance of horsemen.
Marco Polo, said “it would take a year to go from one end to another; and the narrowest point of it takes a month to cross it. It consists entirely of mountains and sands and valleys”. It refers to the Gobi desert, which our train is passing by in the route to Beijing. In the ancient times this desert was one of the favorite settlements of dinosaurs. In the noontime we will reach the Chinese border and will change the train. We will reach China’s capital Beijing in about 16 hours.
Beijing is one of the four ancient cities of China. It was established over 3,000 years ago and played an important role in north China. During the 800 years 34 emperors lived and ruled here. During our city tour you will see the famous Forbidden City, which was the imperial palace for twenty four emperors. Ancient Chinese astronomers believed that the Purple Star (Polaris) was in the center of heaven and the Heavenly Emperor lived in the Purple Palace. The Palace for the emperor on earth was so called the Purple City. It was forbidden to enter without special permission of the emperor. You will visit the Temple of Heaven is a worthwhile visiting place in Beijing. It is much bigger than the Forbidden City. The Temple was built in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty to offer sacrifice to Heaven. Our trip will be incomplete, if we don't visit historically important the Great Wall of China, one of the greatest wonders of the world. It may be compared to a gigantic dragon, extended through deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus. Our trip comes to its end, we expect you to take home magnificent and unforgettable impressions.
Our fantastic and unforgottable journey comes to an end and our driver will take you to the airport.