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Siberian winter & Maslenitsa

Tour Type: Group TourSeason: December - MarchDuration: 14 daysGroup tour dates: 17 Feb 2020 - 01 Mar 2020Cities: Irkutsk St Petersburg Moscow Grade: ModerateConsider 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.

  • Explore the real Russian winter

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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
TOTAL TRIP COSTS: $3,993 USD

Inclusions

Accommodation

  • Centrally located hand-picked hotels
  • 3 nights in Moscow // 4 nights in St. Petersburg
  • 2 nights Listvyanka // 3 nights Olkhon island // 1 night Irkutsk

Meals

  • Full breakfast in the hotels (exсept Day 1)

Transportation

  • Bullet train St. Petersburg to Moscow, standard class, 4 hours ride. Please inquire about 1st class upgrade or flight options
  • Meet & greet at every location
  • Return airport/train station transfers
  • Full metro/public transport passes in Moscow & St. Petersburg
  • Transportation on tours as per program in a comfortable a/c car/minivan/bus/HIVUS boat/special UAZ winter vans

Sightseeing

  • Moscow full day (8 hours) guided tour: the Moscow Kremlin (including the Cathedrals and the Armory), the Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral (outside), Lenin’s Mausoleum (outside), GUM, the Bolshoi Theatre, KGB Headquarters, Moscow metro tour
  • Moscow full day (8 hours) guided tour: The Tretyakov State Art Gallery, Kolomenskoye Estate and the traditional Maslenitsa festivities, VDNKh
  • St. Petersburg full day (8 hours) guided tour: the Winter Palace and the Hermitage, Isaac Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Pushkin/Tsarskoe Selo day (6 hours) guided tour: Catherine’s palace & Amber room, Maslenitsa Celebration
  • Nikolaevsky Palace folk show
  • Taltsy Architectural and Ethnographic Museum // White marble rock Sagan-Zaba, famous for rock painting (2nd millenium BC) // The Khuzir settlement // The Small Sea // Buryat villages // Chersky Stone (cable ride) // Shaman Rock
  • 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, historical downtown
  • Activities: dog-sledding // Sledge and snowmobile tour
  • Optional extensions and tours on request

Entrance tickets & visas

  • Entrance tickets to all listed attractions
  • Russian visa letter of invitation (required by the Ministry of Tourism to grant you a Russian visa) is provided free of charge

Your comfort counts

  • Dedicated local English-speaking guide in all places as per program
  • Russian local sim card with data
  • Discovery Russia 24/7 English-speaking support line
  • Best places to stay, to eat, to go out and have fun - safe and secure with the Australian tour operator
  • The group tour is fully escorted by a bilingual tour director
  • Group size 20 people maximum. All our group departures are guaranteed.
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