A journey from Ulaan Baatar to Moscow

A journey from Ulaan Baatar to Moscow

A journey from Ulaan Baatar to Moscow is a wonderful opportunity to get to know the culture and traditions of the peoples populating these vast lands and to see with your own eyes the amazing beauties of the diverse regions, of this part of the planet. The itinerary goes through several climatic and time zones. Landscapes of outstanding beauty sail past the windows of the train. Endless Mongolian steppes are replaced by Baikal mountains, behind which the great Baikal Lake is hidden. The steppes of Barabinsk are replaced by the hills of Krasnoyarsk, and beyond the Ural Mountains, the endless forest sea spreads.

The journey of more than 6000 km in length takes up 10 days. And these 10 days will become some of the most memorable ones in the life of any traveler.

Itinerary

ULAAN BAATAR – ULAN UDE – LAKE BAIKAL – IRKUTSK – KRASNOYARSK – NOVOSIBIRSK – YEKATERINBURG – KAZAN – MOSCOW

Ulaan Baatar

Ulaan Baatar is the capital and the largest city in Mongolia. The museums of Ulaan Baatar hold the most interesting artefacts of the great Mongolian culture, and in the city and around it you can view wonderful monuments reminding of great Mongolian heroes such as Genghis Khan and Sukhbaatar.  Our fascinating journey starts here.

Places of interest

The museum of the history of the Mongolian state, the Choijin Lama temple museum, the Narantuul market, the huge depiction of Genghis Khan on the Bogdo Khan Uul Mountain, the mounted statue of Genghis Khan (40 km outside of the city).

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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