Trans-Siberian Baikal Beach 2017                                                        Tour BK 48
Tour Trans-Siberian Baikal Beach - From Moscow to Lake Baikal & Buryatia   
16 days from € 2.990 - incl. Yenisey trip by post boat 1 day

A trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway belongs without doubt to the extraordinary experiences. A varied tour program in typical Siberian cities and settlements, a Yenisei trip on the post boat, travelling by Circum Baikal railway along the Lake Baikal and exclusive experience programs provide you with unforgettable impressions.

During the Trans Siberian trip the meeting point is in the dining car, where Russian cuisine is served. At each station, there are people and offer their goods for sale, so you need to pack for the journey except a few rubles nothing. This trip can be booked in the 1.st or 2nd class, and we offer a cheap variant: you can travel in the 2.nd class with 2 persons only.

Travel highlights
Moscow - panoramic view from 250 meters of altitude
Welcome in Russia: caviar, borsch, vodka & bread
Yekaterinburg - border Europe - Asia and Tsar Romanov
Novosibirsk & heroes of the revolution
Taiga - Trans Siberian town
Tomsk - Russian wood art & heritage architecture
Krasnoyarsk & father Yenisei
Adventure Cruise on the river Yenisey Krasnoyarsk - Eniseisk 1 day by post boat
Kazatschinski rapids
Eniseisk - oldest Siberian city on Yenisei
Irkutsk - old architecture & Decembrists
Lake Baikal - Pearl of Siberia and National Park
Lake Baikal travel by boat to the Shaman Rock
Talzy open-air museum & discover the old Siberia
Listvyanka at Lake Baikal - Nikolai Church, market & omul
Train travel along the Baikal coast
Polovinnaja km 110 - discover the authentic Siberian life
Visit a small shop - Olgas kiosk & meet the locals
Crossing Polovinits tunnel 780 meters
Fireplace at the Baikal beach
Slyudyanka - unique railway station of white marble
Buryatia, Ulan-Ude & monastery Iwolginsk

In tour price is also included an exclusive "Baikal beach package" for each person, which you get in Moscow: Among other things there is an actual English-language newspaper, Russia map-Transsib, MP3 player with Russian music and information about the Trans-Siberian Railway

Moscow - Yekaterinburg - Novosibirsk - Taiga - Tomsk - Krasnoyarsk - Yenisey Cruise - Eniseisk - Irkutsk - Lake Baikal Listvyanka - Port Baikal - Baikal Railway Polovinnaja km 110 - Slyudyanka - Ulan Ude - Moscow

Itinerary
B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner, AC = accommodation

Day 01: Welcome in Moscow (D)
Flight with Lufthansa, Austrian or another airline from many European airports to Moscow and meeting by an English-speaking guide at the airport. Transfer to a very good mid-range hotel in the center of the capital. Time for leisurely pursuits, in the evening welcome-dinner "Russian style" with bread, caviar, borsch & vodka. AC hotel.

Day 02: Moscow Red Square & Panorama View & (B, L)
After breakfast, trip to the Moscow International Trade Centre "Moscow-City", from here you have in 250 meters height a breath taking panoramic view of Moscow.             Moscow panorama view:

Then walk over the Red Square with St. Basil's Cathedral and the Kremlin to the Alexander Garden with lunch. Late afternoon your Trans Siberian trip starts by train "Ural". AC train.

Day 03: On the Trans-Siberian to the Urals (B, D)
Through endless forests you travel to the east. Early in the evening we reach Ekaterinburg and a short walk (100 meters) to your hotel. AC hotel.

Day 04: Ekaterinburg - town in the Urals & painters on the train (B, L)
Trip to the border between Europe and Asia: you stand with both legs on two continents. After lunch you will take a city tour and visit to the "Church on the blood", which is built where the last tsar's family was murdered.

In the evening train ride starts towards Novosibirsk. AC train.

Day 05 Novosibirsk & Taiga (B, D)

Novosibirsk you have in the afternoon and city tour. You see the State Opera and the Theatre, a symbol of Novosibirsk, in Siberia known as the Bolshoi Theatre. Then stroll over to the Heroes of the Revolution, time for leisurely pursuits.

In the evening 3-hours train ride to the town Taiga, here starts the train line to Tomsk. AC Hotel in Taiga.

Day 06 Taiga & Tomsk (B, L)
Early in the morning almost 2 hours drive by train to Tomsk. The Tomsk wooden architecture is a great wealth of art and belongs to the highlights of the city. In 1920 the "museum of ancient times and the revolution" was opened. Painters and architects of the university kept belongings that had an artistic and historical value. Today you will visit the "Tomsk oblast museum of local history" during your city tour.

 

In the afternoon you travel back to Taiga and walk through this settlement. In the evening we continue our trip to Kranoyarsk, arriving in the early morning next day. AC train.

Day 07: 400 km Yenisei-trip by post boat to the settlement Eniseisk (B, D)
The arrival in Krasnoyarsk is at 05:30 am, short transfer to your ship, you can immediately move to your booked cabin. Participants, booked trip in 2.nd class train travel will get a 2nd class 4-berth cabin, 1st class a 2 bed cabin.
On the post ship there are two restaurants, a cinema, kiosk, medical point and a sun deck at your disposal.

 

 

413 km adventure cruise on the Yenisey, past closed towns and villages with two houses only, cruise through rapids and visit the oldest settlement on the river: Eniseisk

At 07:00 am departure and a march shimmers through the loud speakers. 

Farewell of Slavianka listen

 

Around 20:30 pm you reach the outlet of the river Angara, shortly before midnight, at 23:30 pm you reach the city Eniseisk. Short walk from the pier to the hotel. AC hotel.

April, May & October no trip by ship, you travel by bus to Eniseisk.

Day 08 Eniseisk - Krasnoyarsk (B, L)
After breakfast at the hotel walk through the city, founded from gold diggers in 1602
Transfer to the bus station and bus trip to Krasnoyarsk, arriving in the afternoon and time for leisure. AC hotel.

Day09 Krasnoyarsk & Sayan Mountains (B, L)
In the morning sightseeing Krasnoyarsk. During the city tour you will visit a landmark of the city, the small chapel, which is visible from many places in the center. The chapel was built in 1845 and is an excellent viewpoint of the city and the valley of Yenissei. Further you see the opera theatre, museum of cultural and history and Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic. In the afternoon starts the Trans-Siberian travel to Irkutsk, arriving the next morning. AC train.

Day 10 Irkutsk (B, D)
After arrival in Irkutsk, transfer to a unique guesthouse, where yo will stay tonight, rooms with bath, shower & TV. Sightseeing Irkutsk: First you visit the Decembrist Museum, then Irkutsk city tour with a walk through the large market halls. Irkutsk is often called the Paris of Siberia, because of its cultural and diverse architecture. Of particular interest are the Gothic cathedral Polish, the Cathedral of the Epiphany and the Redeemer Church, you will visit during the tour. Dinner in an unique wooden house in Irkutsk center. AC hotel.


Day 11 Listvjanka Lake Baikal & Talzy Museum (B,D)                                               

Separate luggage transport to Listvyanka. Trip by bus to Listvyanka on Lake Baikal with a stop in Talzy Museum, where you can experience the "Old' Siberia". This wooden architecture museum is a place of cultural heritage of the Russian people.

Upon arrival at Lake Baikal in Listvyanka tour, you see the Nikolai Church and market, try the local beer and a Baikal Omul. AC hotel in the center of Listvyanka.

Day 12 Boat tour & Baikal Railway - Circum-Baikal train Matanya (B, D)
After breakfast cruise on Lake Baikal to Port Baikal with a short stop at the shaman stone. In Port Baikal you will get an exclusive tour through the museum about the construction of the Baikal Railway. Late morning departure on the tourist train along Lake Baikal with photo stops.

Directly along the Baikal shore between Port Baikal and Slyudyanka the 84 km long route of the Baikal Railway has been built. 32 bridges, over forty tunnels, 77 retaining walls and 18 galleries leading along from rock tunnels were built. You enjoy the view of Lake Baikal, get off at some stations and explore the surroundings.

This tourist train will go all the way until Irkutsk today, we have organized an exclusive stop for you, because you will live in Polovinnaja KM110 in a small Siberian holiday resort. 
The arrival in Polovinnaja is about 14:00 pm, so we do have a walk up to the settlement Maritui along the Baikal Railway. (Those who do not would like to walk, can stay in the beautiful holiday resort.)

Once in Maritui we take back to Polovinnaya the original Baikal train "Matanya".

In the evening, traditional Buryat cuisine, AC Holiday Resort.

Day 13 The Baikal beach (B, D)
A day of leisure at Lake Baikal, cross with us the Polovints tunnel, and we reach one of the most beautiful Baikal beaches. Who wants to dare despite the cool water temperatures: here is also a nice place to swim, after you can warm yourself at a campfire. In the afternoon walk through Polovinnaja, visit Olgas kiosk and learn a lot about the Siberian life at Lake Baikal, meeting the locals. AC Holiday Resort.

Day 14 Slyudyanka by train "Matanya" & Tour Trans-Siberian Ulan Ude (B, D)
Early in the morning you take train "Matanya" to Slyudyanka. In Slyudyanka is still plenty of time to explore the town and to visit the only station in the world, built of pure white marble, the station is a real jewel. The railway station Slyudyanka-1 was built in 1904 as a memorial of the builders of the unique Baikal Railway.

Late this morning we continue our trip by train along Lake Baikal towards Ulan Ude, arriving early evening. AC hotel.

Day 15: Ulan Ude (B,D)
City tour in Ulan Ude, capital of Buryatia and we visit the Ivolginsk monastery, in the afternoon. AC hotel.

Day 16: Ulan Ude (B)
Transfer to the airport and flight back via Moscow.

Minimum group size: no
Guaranteed departures
Maximum group size: 12

travel dates
08.04.17 – 23.04.17 by postbus
22.04.17 – 07.05.17 by postbus
20.05.17 – 04.06.17 by postbus
10.06.17 – 25.06.17 by postboat
01.07.17 – 16.07.17 by postboat
25.07.17 – 10.08.17 by postboat
11.08.17 – 26.08.17 by postboat
23.08.17 – 07.09.17 by postboat
16.09.17 – 01.10.17 by postboat

The tour price includes:
Flights with Lufthansa, Austrian, Aeroflot or another airline from many European airports to Moscow and back from Ulan Ude via Moscow in economy class

All airport taxes

Train travel in 2nd class 4 bed sleeping compartment (1st class 2 bed sleeping compartment or 2nd class compartments for 2 persons are bookable)
Railway routes: Moscow - Yekaterinburg - Novosibirsk - Taiga - Krasnoyarsk - Irkutsk, Slyudyanka - Ulan Ude, Circum Baikal Port Baikal - Polovinnaya - Slyudyanka in suburban wagon

Trip by post boat from Krasnoyarsk to Eniseisk (not April, May, October)
Boat tour on Lake Baikal
Exclusive ride on the locomotive
All overnight stays in good middle class hotels, rooms with shower or bath / WC, Holiday Village Baikal Beach: toilet partly separately on the floor. (cottages with bath, shower, toilet available).

Meals: half board

All transfers
All city tours and excursions as described, according to the program including entrance fees

English-speaking guide from / to Moscow airport, partly additionally local guide
(not during flight Ulan Ude - Moscow)

Services not included
Meals and beverages at meals, except mentioned, tips, expenses of personal needs, personal travel insurance, visa fees

Example wagon restaurant in the train

Prices in Euro / person
3-bed room   2.990. -
Double room 3.390. -
single room   3.590. -

extra costs:
train rides 1st class  / 2 person compartment  680.-
train rides 2nd class / 4 person compartment  490.- (with 2 person occupancy)
train rides 1st class  / 2 bed compartment for 1 person 990.-
Holiday Resort Baikalstrand holiday house for 3 persons 60.-
Holiday Resort Baikalstrand holiday house for 2 persons 90.-
Holiday Resort Baikalstrand holiday house for 1 person  180.-

Example train compartment first class

Example train compartment second class




general terms