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Moscow — Saint Petersburg — Baikal

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Description

Lake Baikal is a rift lake in Russia, located in southern Siberia, between Irkutsk Oblast to the northwest and the Buryat Republic to the southeast. Tour program:

DAY 1
Arrive in Moscow
Transfer to the hotel, check in
Free day, rest

DAY 2
Breakfast in the hotel
General city tour (metro & walking):
The Kremlin, Red Square, St Basil Cathedral, Lenin Tomb, GUM department store
Lunch and dinner during the day
Evening: free time (Famous Moscow circus — on request)

DAY 3
Breakfast in the hotel
City views tour (vehicle):
Sparrow hills, Luzhniki Stadium, Old and New Arbat Streets, Cathedral of Christ the Savior
Pushkin Apartment Museum
Lunch and dinner during the day
Transfer back to the hotel

DAY 4
Breakfast in the hotel
Check out, transfer to the railway station
Sapsan high speed train to Saint Petersburg
Transfer to the hotel, check in
Lunch and dinner during the day
Free day, rest

DAY 5
Breakfast in the hotel
Walking tour with the guide:
Nevsky Prospekt, Kazan Cathedral, St Isaac Cathedral, Church of the Savior on Spilt blood
Lunch and dinner during the day

DAY 6
Breakfast in the hotel
Meteor boat to Peterhof tsar residence: Excursion to the Grand Palace and Fountain Park (lunch included)
Transfer back to Saint Petersburg

DAY 7
Breakfast in the hotel
Excursion to the Hermitage (walking)
Lunch and dinner during the day
Evening: free time ( folklore show/ ballet/chamber concert — on request)

DAY 8
Breakfast in the hotel
Tour to Tsarskoe Selo (vehicle):
Catherine Palace and Amber room (lunch included)

DAY 9
Breakfast in the hotel
Check out, transfer to the airport
Early arrival in Ulan-Ude — the capital of the Republic of Buryatia.
08:00 Breakfast in a cafe
10:00 Transfer to Lake Baikal, 180 km from Ulan-Ude.
12:00 Arrival at Lake Baikal, on the way to a stop at a nunnery, on a natural stone Turtle, legends of the Buryat people. Check in at the hostel in Gremyachinsk.
13:00 Lunch, rest at the camp site.
18:00 Dinner at the hostel. Upon request: a bath and swimming in the font (payment separately).

DAY 10
08:00 Breakfast at the hostel. Transfer in Turk (10 km) boarding the ship: a voyage to the Ushkani Islands. A visit to the unique rookery of the Baikal endemic: the Baikal seal.
Lunch and dinner on the ship.
19:00 Transfer from Turku to Gremyachinsk. Rest on the camp site.

DAY 11
08:00 Breakfast. Return to Ulan-Ude.
10:00 Arrival in Ulan-Ude. Check in at the hotel
Departure to the Ivolginsky Datsan center of traditional Sangha of Russia. A place of pilgrimage for Russian Buddhists.
12:00 At will, worship the imperishable body of Pandito Hambo Lama Itigelov.
12:00 Transfer to the Old Believers’ village Tarbagatai. Buryatia is a place of confluence of many religions.
13:00 This Old Believers dinner: soup, pickles, Russian lard, the most delicious dishes.
14:00 Start of the folklore program: singing in different voices, comic matchmaking. Culture and life of the Old Believers.
17:00 Start of a sightseeing tour of Ulan-Ude: Soviets Square, Theater Square and Opera and Ballet Theater, Tsar’s Gate, Arbat Pedestrian Street, Revolution Square, St. Odigitrievsky Cathedral.
18:00 Dinner in the national restaurant

DAY 12
Breakfast in the hotel
Check out, transfer to the airport


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