Lake Baikal and two capitals of Russia in one amazing journey
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Winter: Two Capitals And Baikal Ice

Tour Type: Group Tour Season: December - MarchDuration: 12 days Group tour dates: 26 Feb 2022 - 09 Mar 2022 Cities: St Petersburg Moscow Irkutsk Ust -Orda & Tazheran Steppe Olkhon Island Irkutsk Grade: Moderate Consider some walking (about 2 hours per day).Rate from $3,993 USD per personSingle Supplement: $930 USD

Visit Lake Baikal, one of the most beautiful places on Earth. For a few winter weeks Lake Baikal becomes the largest wonderful, majectic and fairy open-air skating rink. And this turquoise ice is absolutely transparent. Then, fly to the European part or Russia and explore treasures of Moscow and St. Petersburg while celebrating Maslenitsa fest.

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Itinerary

Winter is the right time to feel the power of the world's largest and deepest freshwater lake. It's time when the unrivalled beauty is the most amazing. Meet real Siberian winter, explore indigenous cultures and enjoy true Siberian hospitality. This Lake Baikal winter package is a perfect one if natural wonders and unique experiences are what you seek when you travel.

Dates & rates

Dates & rates

RATE PER PERSON IN SINGLE ROOM: $0 USD
RATE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM: $0 USD
RATE PER PERSON IN TRIPLE ROOM: $0 USD
Rate from: $3,993 USD

Inclusions

Accommodation

  • Accommodation:1 night eco lodge at Lake Baikal 4*, 2 nights at Olkhon Island 4*, 1 night Irkutsk 4* (Marriott)
  • 3-, 4- or 5-star hotel of your choice, hand-picked by our staff for their excellent amenities and central location
  • 3 nights in Moscow // 4 nights in St. Petersburg

Meals

  • 4 lunches/hot picnic lunches
  • 3 dinners
  • Full breakfast at the hotels (exсept Day 1)

Transportation

  • Full day hivus boat trip on ice
  • High-speed train St. Petersburg to Moscow, standard class, 4 hours ride. Please inquire about business/1st class upgrade or flight options
  • Meet & greet at the airports/train stations
  • Private return airport/train station transfers
  • Metro pass for Moscow & St. Petersburg
  • Transportation on tours as per program in a comfortable a/c car/minivan/bus/HIVUS boat/special UAZ winter vans

Sightseeing

  • Full-day (8 hours) guided tour of Moscow; Highlights include Moscow Kremlin (visiting the Cathedrals and the Armory), the Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral (outside), Lenin’s Mausoleum (outside), GUM, the Bolshoi Theatre (outside), metro tour
  • Moscow full day (8 hours) guided tour: the State Tretyakov Gallery, Kolomenskoye Estate and the traditional Maslenitsa festivities
  • Full-day (8 hours) guided tour of St. Petersburg; Highlights include the Winter Palace and the Hermitage, St. Isaac Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral and the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood
  • Pushkin/Tsarskoe Selo day (6 hours) guided tour: Catherine’s palace & Amber room, Maslenitsa Celebration
  • Nikolaevsky Palace folk show
  • Full day (8 hours) guided tour to the south of Olkhon island: the island of Ogoy, a bronze statue of the dakini Troma Nagmo, Cape Khorgoy
  • Irkutsk half-day (4 hours) guided tour: St. Epiphany Cathedral, Kirov Square, Angara icebreaker, historical downtown
  • Optional extensions and tours on request

Entrance tickets & visas

  • Entrance tickets to all included sightseeing attractions (except optional)
  • Russian Visa supporting documents, including an official visa invitation letter, and step-by-step guides on how to apply for your visa

Activities

  • Ice fishing
  • ATV Tazheran steppe & Lake Baikal Ice tour

We value your comfort

  • Dedicated local English-speaking guide in all places as per program
  • Russian local sim card with data
  • 24/7 support before and during your trip with us
  • Best places to stay, to eat, to go out and have fun - safe and secure with the tour operator that specializes in Russia
  • Group tours are fully escorted by a bilingual tour director
  • Maximum group size 20 people
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