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“Trans-Siberian Journey Classic”

Russia, Baikal

Trans-Siberian Tour
duration - 12 days / 11 nights


Depart from Moscow at 13:25.

Take a Trans-Siberian train towards the Asian part of Russia.


You will spend Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4 on the train interacting with other fellow-travelers.


Arrival in Irkutsk in the morning.
Car transfer to the village situated only 60km away from Irkutsk - Listvyanka.
Check-in to a mini-hotel (breakfast only).
Guided walk to a local biological museum that also has a set of aquariums amongst which there is one with the only mammal representative, the Baikal Seal, in it. Take a chair-lift to a nearby view point. There you’ll get a chance to take panoramic pictures of Baikal from above. Lunch (not included). Enjoy your visit to a local 19th century wooden St.Nicolas church and a local fish market where you’ll see a great variety of fish and different ways of cooking it.
Free time.



Trip to an open-air wooden architecture museum “Taltsy” passing one of the highlights of Listvyanka, Shaman Rock. In the museum you’ll see the settlements of indigenous Siberian people. Most of the buildings presented in the museum were built in the 17th-20th centuries and were brought there from the villages that were flooded after building hydro-electric dams in Irkutsk region.
Enjoy your banya (Russian sauna) in the evening.



Check-out from the mini-hotel.
Transfer to Irkutsk.
Check-in to the hotel.
Enjoy a 2-hour walking city tour. It starts at the historical part of the city: Epiphany Cathedral, the oldest stone-structure Church of our Saviour and the only Catholic Cathedral in Irkutsk, Polish Roman Catholic Church. The tour leads you through the Kirov Square and circus, taking you to the main street of Irkutsk, the Karl Marks Street. You’ll walk along the street to get to the Angara river embankment. Right there, where the monument to Alexander III is, all young people gather, so you’ll have a chance to see “the youth culture” of Irkutsk.
The guide will take you back to the hotel.
Free time until the transfer to the train station in the late evening.

Departure from Irkutsk.


You’ll spend Day 8 on the train to Ulaan Baator enjoying the scenery along the railroad.


Arrival at Ulan-Bator in the morning. Transfer to the hotel for the short refreshment break shower and breakfast. After breakfast departure to Gorki-Terelj National Park. The park features unique rock formations, scenic valleys, a winding river, and restful groves of trees. Many nomads live in the park where they find good grazing for their animals. We will have a little tour in the park and visit such rocks as “The Turtle rock" and “Monk reading a book“. We will visit the “Aryabal” meditation center located in the mountains to learn about Mongolian Buddhism. Overnight in a ger camp.

DAY 10

Free time relaxing in the morning. After breakfast we will visit nomadic families and take the opportunity to learn about their unique way of life. From here we take an easy horseback ride back to the ger camp. After lunch we will see the 40 meters Chinggis Khan statue that has been completed in 2008 on the bank of the Tuul River. We will climb to the top of the statue, and will enjoy the marvelous landscape of the wide steppes surrounding it (entrance fee should be paid on the spot, by the client). Evening arrival to Ulaanbaatar and transfer to the hotel.

DAY 11

Today we will have a city sightseeing tour. Early morning we will go to the Gandan monastery - the center of Mongolian Buddhism, and join the monks for the morning prayer. After that we will go to visit the National History Museum, which holds a permanent exhibition on the different civilizations that have inhabited the territory of Mongolia from prehistoric times to the present. We will walk a little in the center of the city to get to know the life of this modern city. We will have a few hours exploring the Black Market. This huge market contains every single item a Mongolian might need, whether they are nomads or urban apartment dwellers. Goods brought from all corners of Mongolia are here for sale. A visit to the market is a colorful experience which gives the visitor an insight to the everyday life of the people of Ulaanbaatar. In the evening a traditional concert. At the evening you will enjoy a farewell dinner, followed by a night visit to the Zaisan hill, where you will enjoy the view of the entire city at night. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 12

Check-out at noon. Transfer to the railway station.


Check-out at noon. Transfer to the railway station.

The price includes:

  • 2nd class train tickets Moscow-Irkutsk-Ulan-Bator
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Irkutsk (Victoria hotel)
  • Guesthouse accommodation in Listyanka (ensuite)
  • 4-star hotel accommodation in Ulan Bator
  • Ger camp accommodation in Mongolia
  • National park entrance fees
  • Museum tickets
  • Guided service as listed in the itinerary
  • Transport as listed in the itinerary
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Russian sauna on Day 6

Price per person in a group of:

NOTE: Company reserves the right to change the program without changing the volume of services provided. If you miss or fail to appear tourist company reserves the right to change the sequence of program execution without changing the volume of services provided. The duration of its individual elements may change before departure and during the execution of the tour. Elements of the program, depending on climatic conditions and actions beyond the control of the organizer of services and organizations (road, the local administration, etc.) may be excluded from the program, based on the actual situation on the route.
Tour program can be adjusted in accordance with the wishes of the group.