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Are you ready for a real adventure trip? You’ve certainly heard of the longest route in the world: the Trans-Siberian Railway. You will understand better the Russians and their way of life, deepen your knowledge of nature and history. You will be captured by the beauty of the vast Russian plains, the biodiversity of the imposing forests and the inimitable reserves. It will be a plunge into one of the most diverse and colorful worlds of the country, but this is not limited only to nature! You will get to know its inhabitants – very different from each other. As you travel around the country, you will travel through time: from the formation of Russian Orthodoxy to the fantastic wooden architecture, discovering the soul of the Nordic peoples, as well as the masterpieces of its Asian neighbours.
Breakfast. Check-out from the hotel. Free day. Evening transfer to the train station. Night train to Kazan (the train No024M, 23:08-10:45 or similar).
Arrival to Kazan – the ancient capital of the Tartars, located on the banks of the Volga River, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan. During the excursion, you will visit the most interesting and ancient sights of Kazan: Old-Tatar Sloboda, the Kaban Lake with its picturesque views, merchant houses, and the old mosque of the 18th century. You will hear legends and stories of Tatar people, walk along the old Kazan and visit the monastery, where the miraculous Kazan Icon of the Mother of God is kept. Lunch in one of the city restaurants with a culinary workshop “Secrets of Tatar Cuisine”.
Walking excursion to the Kazan Kremlin will not leave anyone indifferent. The Kazan Kremlin is a World Heritage Site; its walls unite two religions: Moslem (legendary Kuhl Sharif Mosque) and Orthodox (Annunciation Cathedral). You will touch the walls of Suyumbike falling tower. Transfer to the hotel and accommodation.
Breakfast. Excursion to the island city of Sviyazhsk (with lunch). On the way to the island you will see the Temple of All Religions. The history of the city began on May 24, in 1551, when Ivan the Terrible decided to build a wooden fortress on the island, which took only four weeks. Sviyazhsk became a base supporting Russian troops in the war against the Kazan Khanate. The island houses unique historical and cultural monuments, such as Assumption Monastery of the Blessed Virgin, Sviyazhsky Cathedral, John the Baptist Monastery which has the Trinity Church on its territory – the only remaining building from wooden Sviyazhsk. Through centuries, Sviyazhsk has been remaining a Russian Orthodox shrine. Transfer to the train station. Train to Yekaterinburg (the train is No378 20:08-12:22 or similar).
Arrival to Yekaterinburg. It’s a city of great importance of the Russian Federation, located on the east side of the Ural Mountains, which serve as a natural border. It was named after the wife of Tsar Peter the Great, Yekaterina, who later became Empress Catherine I. Yekaterinburg became an industrial center of the country. After the Russian revolution in 1917, the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra and their children were executed by the Bolsheviks in the Ipatiev House in the city. Lunch in a local restaurant. Transfer to the hotel and accommodation. During the sightseeing tour you’ll see the neoclassic buildings of the town and the Obelisk which marks the Europe-Asia border.
Breakfast. Check out from the hotel. We’ll continue our tour of the city with the visit to the Geological Museum with its amazing collection of the meteorites; “Ganina Yama” – the place where the bodies of the members of the last Russian royal family were thrown after the assassination; the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center and the panoramic view from the Vysotsky building. Lunch. Free time to buy some snacks and drinks for the train trip. Transfer to the train station. Train to Krasnoyarsk (the train is No056, 21:41-19:48 or similar).
Day aboard the train. Breakfast and lunch are not included.
Arrival to Krasnoyarsk and visit to the Nature Reserve “Stolby”. You will enjoy the panoramic views and guides’ stories about the Natural Reserve, which is a point of pride of Krasnoyarsk. Picnic lunch in the Reserve or in the restaurant. In the afternoon, we’ll continue driving by the forest road and reach the observation point called “Tsar Fish”. Afterwards, you will make a stop on the quay in Divnogorsk and near the Krasnoyarsk hydroelectric power station, which is the second largest hydro power station in Russia. In the evening, return to the hotel and accommodation.
Breakfast. You will take the morning city tour of Krasnoyarsk, including Mira square with a stunning view of Yenissey River, monument to Andrew Dubenskoy, Karaulnaya hill from where you can see the whole city spreading in front of your eyes. You will also visit the Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel and walk along the old streets, before we transfer you to the train station for onward train heading to Irkutsk (the planned train is No002, 13:38-07:43 or similar).
Arrival in Irkutsk. During the city sightseeing tour you’ll be taken to see the historical center, the monument to the discoverers of Siberia, the church of the Apparition of the Virgin, the main street of Irkutsk, the monument to the Tsar Alexander III. Then you will have a walk along the quay of the Angara River. Lunch at the local restaurant. After lunch, you will visit the tourist district of wooden houses. Transfer to the hotel, accommodation and free evening.
Breakfast. Tour to the village Listvyanka which is located on the shore of Lake Baikal about 70 km from Irkutsk. On our way we’ll visit the open-air museum of wooden architecture. Arrival to Listvyanka and lunch (including Baikal ﬁsh). During the sightseeing tour through the village you’ll visit the Chaman-stone, the place where the Angara River is born; you’ll take the chairlift to the viewpoint; visit the Museum of Lake Baikal and the souvenir and ﬁsh markets. Return to Irkutsk and accommodation.
Petit-déjeuner. Transfert vers l'aéroport.
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