Ekaterinburg imageEkaterinburg

It was nearly three hundred years ago when this town was founded on the eastern slopes of the Urals mountains on the banks of the beautiful Iset river. Ekaterinburg is a large junction of seven railway routes. More than 600 monuments of history and culture are located in the city, and 43 of them are considered to be top national monuments because of their special significance.

Museum of semi precious stones imageMuseum of semi precious stones

Here you will visit: the residence of KGB, Gorodok Chekistov, the largest in Russia museum of semi-precious stones that contains a wonderful collection of stone mosaics and carvings; Europe-Asia border and the largest in Russia private open-air military museum.

Europe-Asia border imageEurope-Asia border

Take your tour with Discovery Russia's guide: full day excursion with lunch in Russian tavern (meals not included). We start with a city tour including the Church on Blood, built on the site of the notorious Ipatiev House where the last Russian Emperor and his family were assassinated. After lunch (meals not included) we drive out of the city to take part in the most popular attraction: stand at two continents at once at the boundary of Europe and Asia, and proceed to the open-air military musem. Late evening, transfer to the train station to board our train to Irkutsk. The next leg of your Trans Mongolian journey takes over 2 days to complete!

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