PEARL OF SIBERIA
RUSSIA'S MOST STUNNING LANDSCAPES
Full day city tour. Morning tour to the scientific city Akademgorodok (30km outside the city) – the only scientific city in the world, where all the branches of sciences are presented, “Scientific Vatican” as it is sometimes referred to as. Enter Akademgorodok by Lavrentiev Prospect, marked by the Guinness Book of Records as the “world's most scientific street”. Visit of 2 museums of your choice ( Geology Museum at Geology Research Institute / Archeological Museum at the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography / Open-Air Train Museum (a collection of the old Trans-Siberian trains)), and see the river Ob reservoir – an artificial Ob sea.
Return to Novosibirsk to see all the main attractions of the city: Novosibirsk Railway Station – the biggest station of the Trans-Siberian Railroad, Ascension Cathedral, Krasny Prospect street, Lenin Square - city center with the world’s biggest Opera House, old wooden houses on Gorkogo Str. - the oldest part of the city, St.Nicolas Chapel – the geographic center of Russia, river Ob’ embankment and colorful Siberian farm-market. Visit of a museum of your choice: (Transsib / Historical / USSR / Birch bark / North Siberian food degustation). In the evening transfer to the station and departure to Bijsk in an overnight sleeping carriage.