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Slav Stein

2015-08-25

Dear Irina,
We just returned home from Europe.
We were very pleasantly surprised by the service which we received from your company.
Everything went as well as you promised and the guide Alexandra was perfect and very knowledgeable
and helpful. The car was midsized , clean with very good driver Andrey.
Thank you again for great help.
You can use my feedback if you want for future references.
Thank you again,
Regards,
Slav Stein

Slav Stein

2015-08-25

Dear Irina,
We just returned home from Europe.
We were very pleasantly surprised by the service which we received from your company.
Everything went as well as you promised and the guide Alexandra was perfect and very knowledgeable
and helpful. The car was midsized , clean with very good driver Andrey.
Thank you again for great help.
You can use my feedback if you want for future references.
Thank you again,
Regards,
Slav Stein

Michael Flynn

2015-08-18

I just want to say thank you for all of your help with organising our train tickets. Our trip was fantastic and everything went so smoothly. You were very helpful and efficient to deal with. I will be recommending you to anyone I know visiting Russia.

Thank you!

Michael and Carmel.

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TRANS-MONGOLIAN 16 DAYS & 15 NIGHTSprint version

DAY 1 
Moscow
  

"Welcome to Russia!" or "S priezdom!" Our friendly and courteous driver will be there to meet you upon your arrival to Moscow. While the transfer to your accommodation you will have  a first glimpse on the Gold-Domed Capital of Russia.

You will have some time to check-in at the hotel, refresh yourself and take some rest before getting on the tour!
 


GUIDED WALKING CITY TOUR

This walking guided city tour shows you around the city center of Moscow. During this excursion you’ll get a good account of the history, architecture and main landmarks of the city. There will be some stops for photographing.The tour starts at Tverskaya Street—one of the main and most exciting of all streets in Moscow. It leads to the heart of the city—the Kremlin and Red Square. You will see the Red Square with the History Museum, the Trading Arcades of GUMLenin’s Mausoleum and, of course, the symbol of Moscow — St. Basil’s cathedral.Enjoying the best panoramic views of the Kremlin, you will cross the river and come to the lovely park in the Bolotnaya (Swamp) Square (although it bears no resemblance to a swamp anymore).Then you will take a stroll to the symbol of the Stalin's rule—"The House on the Embankment", a grey monster with ill fame. It was the residence of the Soviet “aristocracy”.From the Bolshoy Kamenny (Big Stone) Bridge, you will have a splendid view of Christ the Savior Cathedral, which has an extremely colourful history. Here, you will be able to take panoramic pictures of the Kremlin’s Cathedrals and the Grand Kremlin Palace. Then you will have the opportunity to relax in the Alexander Garden and watch the change of guards at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier.
At the end of the tour, the guide will walk you back to the hotel.  




DAY 2  

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and get ready for the day! Our guide will meet you at the reception of the hotel with the sign with your name on it.

GUIDED KREMLIN TOUR  

Kremlin  nowadays is the official residence of the President of Russian Federation.You will stroll along the Kremlin walls and see the Cathedral Square and other landmarks. On the territory of the Kremlin you will also see the Assumption Cathedral and the Armory Chamber.The Assumption cathedral is famous for its magnificent ensemble of monumental paintings and one of the largest Russian collections of icons.As for the Armory Chamber – it is a world-famous treasure-house that occupies a part of the Grand Kremlin Palace’s complex. The museum houses precious items that have been preserved for centuries in the tsars’ treasury and the Patriarch’s vestry. Some of the exhibits were made in the Kremlin’s workshops, others were accepted as ambassadorial gifts.The State Armoury also presents more than four thousands items of applied art of Russia, European and Eastern countries of the 4th -early 20th centuries.
At the end of the tour, the guide will walk you back to the hotel.  




DAY 3  

Check-out. Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and get ready for the day! Our guide and driver will meet you at the reception of the hotel with the sign with your name on it. 

GUIDED OLD MOSCOW & METRO TOUR 

You will visit of the first line of the Moscow metro. It was opened in 1935 and connected 13 stations. Nowadays, Moscow metro has about 150 stations and it is considered to be one of the most beautiful undergrounds in the world. You will be stopping and getting off at its most beautiful stations.You will also visit the old part of Moscow. As part of the tour you will take a walk down the Old Arbat, a picturesque pedestrian street where you can stop to watch one of the many street entertainers and buy souvenirs. In the 18th century, the Arbat came to be regarded by the Russian nobility as the most prestigious residential area in Moscow. Nowadays, the Old Arbat is one of Moscow’s most popular tourist areas and home to an eclectic range of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.

After the tour, our driver will take you to the Train Station. Train to Yekaterinburg



DAY 4 
Yekaterinburg
  

On train.

It takes almost 28 hours and about 1800 km from Moscow to get to Yekaterinburg located in the Urals!

Closer to the night you will arrive to Yekaterinburg situated on the boundary between Europe and Asia.
You will be met by our driver. While the transfer to your accommodation you will have  a first glimpse of the city in all its nightlife beauty.

Check-in at the hotel. 




DAY 5  

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and get ready for the day! Our guide and driver will meet you at the reception of the hotel with the sign with your name on it. 

GUIDED CITY TOUR 

During this excursion you will be introduced to the modern city of Yekaterinburg. You will see its large industrial and cultural background. You will also see city’s many landmarks and hear the stories that connect these places within the times of 18-20 centuries - historic Square where in 1723 the main plant in the Urals was built, the granite promenade of the picturesque city pond, the city's main square where the monument to the leader of Soviet Russia Lenin was erected. You will also visit the places associated with the name of the First President of Russia Boris Yeltsin.
At the end of the tour, the guide will take you back to the hotel. Balance of day free time to explore the city at your own pace. 




DAY 6  

Check-out. Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and get ready for the day! Our guide and driver will meet you at the reception of the hotel with the sign with your name on it. 

GUIDED TOUR to EUROPE & ASIA BORDER 

In Russia it's the Urals - the mountain range serves as the official dividing line between the Russian West and the Russian East. The dividing line shoots right through Yekaterinburg and is marked by an obelisk. This is probably a cultural crime to be in Yekaterinburg and not to see The Border Marker. During the excursion you will get acquainted with the nature of Urals Mountains, history of the Great Siberian (Moscow) Road and that of settlements located on it. You will also learn why the Urals symbolise the dividing line between the East and the West.

After the tour, our driver will take you to the Train Station. Train to Irkutsk



DAY 7-8  

On train.

It takes almost 55 hours and about 3400 km from Yekaterinburg to get to Irkutsk the heart of Siberia!
You will be stopping at Novosibirsk closer to midnight, the city is famous for its Akademgorodok where one can find more than 15 universities, 43 institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and over 100 other research institutions of nearly all research branches. Krasnoyarsk  - located  between rivers of Yenissei and Katshiill, will be your last longer stop before arrival. Long time ago the city served as a place of exile for political prisoners of Russian Empire, most noted the Decembrists. After Krasnoyarsk the part of Trans-Siberian route is considered to be the most beautiful. You will see incredibly stunning nature with so many Siberian rivers and lakes, forests and mountains.
The trip will take you 2.5 days. 




DAY 9 
Listvyanka
  

Upon your arrival to Irkutsk early in the morning you will be met by our driver. While the transfer to your accommodation in Listvyanka you will have  a first glimpse on the Capital of the Pribalkalye, East Siberia.

You will have some time to check-in at the hotel, refresh yourself and take some rest before getting on the tour!
 


WALKING TOUR at LAKE BAIKAL

During this tour in Listvyanka village the guide will show you around, you will get acquainted with the nature of this region of Russia and will see the fascinating panorama of Baikal lake from the panoramic area. The legendary Lake Baikal with it's fascinating nature and unique fauna is the oldest, deepest (1721 m) and cleanest lake in the world. You will be taken up to the observation point Cherskogo rock by cable way, where a panoramic area will let you enjoy an amazing view of lake Baikal and all the nature that surrounds it.
At the end of the tour, the guide will walk you back to the hotel. 




DAY 10  

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. Today is a free day. Spend your time exploring the village at your own pace. 


DAY 11 
Irkutsk
  

Check-out. Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and get ready for the day! Our guide and driver will meet you at the reception of the hotel with the sign with your name on it. Transfer to Irkutsk.

GUIDED TOUR to TALTSI MUSEUM & IRKUTSK CITY TOUR

You will visit Taltsy museum, which is situated on the way from Listvyanka to Irkutsk. Taltsy is an open-air museum of wooden architecture which is situated on the picturesque bank of the Angara river. Architecture – ethnographic museum Taltsy is a unique collection of expositions reflecting the history and culture of the ethnic groups living in Pribaikalye.

When arriving to Irkutsk you will have an hour or two of free time to have lunch or do whatever you'd feel like.
Our guide will meet you for the city excursion afterwards - you will explore the main sites on a walking tour and see the Kirov Square, where the Saviot Church, the Epiphany Cathedral and the Catholic Church are situated. You will be invited for a walk along the embankment of River Angara. It offers you a chance to see the White House and the monument of Alexander the 3rd. Then you will visit one museum of your choice: the Museum of Local Lore or the Decembrists’ museum.

At the end of the tour our driver will drop you off at the Train Station. Train to Ulan-Bator.  



DAY 12  

On train.

It takes almost 33 hours from Irkutsk to get to Ulan-Bator. 

The first city where the train will take a longer stop is Ulan-Ude - the capital of the Republic of Buryatiya and the center of the Russian Buddhism, - where you will have about an hour to get off the train and take a short walk at the platform early in the morning. 
The train will run along the lake shore and you will enjoy the breathtaking views of the lake and the surrounding nature. By the lunch time you will arrive to Naushki - the closest Russian town located near the border with Mongolia. Please note you will make the border crossing into Mongolia with the usual halt for formalities.  



DAY 13 
Ulan-Bator
  

Our friendly driver will be there to meet you upon your arrival to Ulan-Bator early in the morning. While the transfer to your accommodation you will take a first view of the Capital of Mongolia.

The official check-in time is 12 at noon. However if your room will be available earlier to that,  it might be allocated to you on arrival. (If your room is not available you will be able to leave your luggage with the hotel reception). You will have a chance to have breakfast before setting off on the tour!
 


GUIDED CITY TOUR with visit to GANDAN MONASTERY 

During this city tour the guide will show you around the city of Ulan-Bator and visit the most popular sightseeing spots:
Gandan Monastery ("Great Place of Complete Joy")- a Tibetan-style monastery in the Mongolian capital of Ulan-Bator that has been restored and revitalized since 1990. It currently has over 150 monks in residence. It features a 26.5-meter-high statue of Migjid Janraisig, a Buddhist bodhisattva also known as Avalokitesvara.
Winter Palace - that is a museum now, - is the only one palace left from originally 4 residences of the eighth Jebtsundamba Khutughtu, who was later proclaimed Bogd Khan, or emperor of Mongolia. The complex includes six temples. On display are many of the Bogd Khan's possessions, such as his throne and bed, his collection of art and stuffed animals, his ornate ceremonial ger, and a pair of ceremonial boots given to the Khan by Russian Tsar Nicholas.
Your next stop will be Zaisan Memorial located south of Ulan-Batar that honors Soviet soldiers killed in World War II. Located on a hill, the memorial features a circular memorial painting that depicts scenes of friendship between the peoples of the USSR and Mongolia. After driving to the uppermost parking lot on the hill, visitors must make a climb of three hundred steps before reaching the monument and mural. Those who make the climb are rewarded with a panoramic view of the entire city of Ulan- Bator in the valley below, as well as the Tuul River flowing past the city.
And at last, you will visit the famous Sukhbaatar square that was named after and features an equestrian statue of Damdin Sükhbaatar, one of the leaders of Mongolia's 1921 revolution. The statue is located directly in front of the Saaral Ordon (Government Palace).
At the end of the tour, the guide and driver will take you back to the hotel for check-in.  


DAY 14 - 15  

Check-out. Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and get ready for the day! Our guide and driver will meet you at the reception of the hotel with the sign with your name on it. Transfer to Terelj National park.

TRIP to TERELJ NATIONAL PARK 

Gorkhi-Terelj National Park is one of the national parks of Mongolia. The Terelj tourist zone has a number of "tourist camps". The Terelj settlement is located in the valley of the Terelj River , approximately 66 km from the Ulan-Bator city center. A small southern portion of the park is developed for tourists, with restaurants, souvenir shops, horses and camels for rent, and tourist ger camps. However, most of the park is undeveloped and difficult to access. Attractions include Khagiin Khar Lake, a 20m deep glacial lake 80 km upstream from the tourist camps, and Yestii Hot Water Springs, natural hot springs 18 km further upstream. The park also has a Buddhist monastery that is open to visitors. Park wildlife includes brown bears and over 250 species of birds. The Tuul River flows through the park. The park has many rock formations for rock climbers, and includes two famous formations named for things they resemble. The guide will take you to one of them – the famous Turtle Rock. You will see the 100 Monks Cave - where buddhist monks hid from oppression, some say that about 100 monks hid here,  - and Terelj Monastery.

You will have a Mongolian BBQ in the evening. You can arrange a horse ride for extra pay. Overnight stays in ger camp. 


DAY 16  

Transfer back to Ulan-Bator early in the morning.  

Transfer to the airport/train station

Now, you'll say goodbye to Ulan-Bator. And we hope to see you back sometime in the future! 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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Prices are per person based on double occupancy in a hotel room.
You should add single supplement to the price in case you travel in a group but you stay in a single room.  
If you travel by yourself, please, contact us for a quote. 
We would also love to offer discounts for groups of 5 and more, please do not hesitate to contact us for details and group rates
 
 
PRICES INCLUDE:
 
    • Hotel accommodation & breakfast
    • Entrance tickets to museums and parks according to the programme
    • Transport service according to the programme
    • Guide service of English/German/Spanish speaking guide (other languages upon request)
    • Free visa support (tourist invitation letter)

       

  
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:
 
  • Embassy/ Consulate visa processing fees
  • Train tickets  
 
 
Tour dates can be flexible.
Tours can be customized to your preferences.
Mix & match options are available.
We can also include additional tours, performances or anything else, as well as adjust accommodation to any hotel of your choice on your request. 
 
 
 
TO BOOK A TOUR:
 
25% of the tour amount is due no less than 45 days prior to your arrival to Russia or the city that the tour is scheduled for.  
The remaining 75% of the tour amount is due no less than 7 days before the tour.
 
Please note that prices are subject to change. To gaurantee you the price please pre-pay 25% of the tour.
In case of cancellation, please see our cancellation policy.