If you happen to be in Siberia, Novosibirsk is the third largest city in Russian after Moscow and St.Petersburg. It is located in the southeast of Siberia, on the bank of the river Ob'. Apart of historical monuuments, Novosibirsk is a scientific centre of Russia and the cultural capital of Siberia. The guide will tell you about foundation of this first Soviet town of science and about today’s activity of the Siberian Department of Academy of Science.
Take a guided walking city tour of the most interesting places the central part of Novosibirsk: Novosibirsk Railway Station – the biggest station of the Trans-Siberian Railroad, Krasny Prospect street – the longest straight street in the world (6.5km) , Lenin Square - city center with the biggest world’s Opera House, St.Nicolas Chapel – the geographic center of Russia, river Ob’ embankment and colorful Siberian farm-market. Afternoon departure for Irkutsk. Overnight in the train.