A journey from Asia to Europe of 9288 km in length

A journey from Asia to Europe of 9288 km in length

The most in-demand itinerary among the tourists. A 10-day journey through one sixth of the world's landmass of 9288 km in length, across 7 time zones.

Itinerary

VLADIVOSTOK – KHABAROVSK – CHITA – ULAN UDE – LAKE BAIKAL – IRKUTSK – KRASNOYARSK – NOVOSIBIRSK – YEKATERINBURG – KAZAN – MOSCOW

Vladivostok

The eastern sea gate of the Russian Federation. The name of the city is made up from two words, "vladey" and "vostok", which means "own the East". Vladivostok is a military port on the Western coast of the Sea of Japan where the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Navy is based. The city takes up almost the whole Muravyev-Amursky peninsula, and there are about 20 islands within the city limit.

Places of interest

Golden Bridge, the Eagle Nest hill, the seaside stage of the Mariinsky Theatre, the Cableway, the Voroshilov Battery, the Vladivostok Fortress, the submarine museum, the monument to the fighters for the power of the Soviets in the Far East.

Khabarovsk

The city is named after the great Russian pioneering explorer Yerofey Pavlovich Khabarov. Khabarovsk is the capital and administrative centre of Khabarovsk Krai; it is located on the shore of the Amur River not far from the border of China.

Places of interest

The Lenin Square, the monument to Yerofey Khabarov, the monument to Murayev-Amursky, the bridge across the Amur River, the Balalayka and Pipa sculptural composition, the sightseeing platform on the Khabarov rock, the ancient petroglyphs (at Sikachi-Alyan).

Chita

Chita is the largest transport node and industrial centre of the Transbaikalia. The city was founded in 1653, but its explosive growth started with the construction of the Transsiberian railway.

Places of interest

The Decemberist Church museum, the ostrich farm, the Titovskaya Sopka sightseeing platform, the Buddhist temple, the church of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God.

Ulan-Ude

The capital of Buryatia, the city of Ulan Ude, is at the same time considered to be the capital of Buddhism in the Russian Federation. Most of the places of interest in this city are connected to the Buddhist culture.

Places of interest

The Steppe Nomad touristic complex, the monument to V.I. Lenin (the largest sculpture of V.I. Lenin's head in the world), the museum of ethnography of Transbaikalian peoples, the Rinpoche Bagsha datsan, the world-renowned Ivolginsky datsan (outside of the city).

The Baikal Lake

Besides being the best known lake in Russia, and perhaps in the whole world, and a place sacred for many peoples living near the lake, this place has a unique energy of its own. After you visit the Baikal Lake, you want to return here again and again. Traditionally for all tour groups we organise a picnic on the lakeshore and invite local musicians or folk bands.

Places of interest

The Baikal Lake, the Baikal museum, the Sealarium, the Cableway

Irkutsk

A wonderful and unique city, the capital of a region rich in fish and furs which has preserved wonderful examples of old wooden architecture. The city is located on the shore of the Angara River and serves as the gate to the great Baikal Lake.

Places of interest

The icebreaker museum Angara, the Volkonsky memorial house, the Irkutsk Decemberist museum, the Irkutsk sealarium, the Cathedral of the Epiphany, the Cathedral of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Krasnoyarsk 

This large Eastern Siberian city was founded in 1628 on an order of Tsar Mikhail Fyodorovich Romanov. Krasnoyarsk is the industrial and cultural centre of the region. The city is located in a picturesque place on the shore of the Yenisei River, where the West Siberian plain meets the Sayan Mountains. There are many natural, architectural and historical places of interest within the city and near it.

Places of interest

State Nature Reserve Stolby, the chapel of St Paraskeva Pyatnitsa, the railway bridge across the Yenisei, the Krasnoyarsk hydro power plant, the dormant volcano Chernaya Sopka, the children's railway

Novosibirsk

This city is very young by historical standards; it was only founded in 1893, and yet currently it is the third city in the Russian Federation by population and is proud to be called the capital of Siberia. Near Novosibirsk the Academic Town is located with dozens of research institutes on its territory, which makes the city one of the largest research centres in the country.

Places of interest

Academic Town, the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, the museum of railway equipment, the Bugrinsky bridge, the Lenin square.

Yekaterinburg

One of the largest cities on Ural, Yekaterinburg has for a long time been its industrial capital. Besides several large plants, the city also has several historical landmarks related to its role for industry. However, the best known landmarks of the city are related to the fate of the last Russian emperor, Nicholas II, as well as to the first President of the Russian Federation, Boris Yeltsin.

Places of interest

The church of the Saviour on the Blood, the Military equipment museum, the Yeltsin Centre, the monument to the first Russian steam engine created by the Cherepanov brothers

Kazan

This wonderful city with a history of more than thousand years is located in a picturesque place on the shore of the Volga River. This is the former capital of the Kazan Khanate, and now the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan.

Places of interest

The Kazan Kremlin, the Kul Sharif Mosque, the Söyembikä Tower, the Volga embankment, the Bauman street.

Moscow

Moscow is the largest city and the capital of the Russian Federation. The city's rich history is reflected in its many landmarks, a large number of which is included in the UNESCO world heritage list.

Places of interest

The Moscow Kremlin, the Armoury Chamber, the Red Square, the GUM Department Store, the Bolshoi Theatre, the cathedral of Basil the Blessed, the Moscow subway, the State Tretiakov Gallery, the Zaryadye park, the Arbat street, the Moskva-City complex, the State Historical Museum, the Novodevichy Convent and many other museums and parks.

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A journey from Asia to Europe of 9288 km in length

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