Group Tour Moscow ~Irkutsk
3 nights / 4 days
Arrival in Moscow. Transfer to the hotel. Check in at hotel.
Moscow City Tour: discover the main sights and hidden corners of Moscow. You will take a walk along the avenues, gardens, and squares, including, the Bolshoi Theater and Tverskaya Street, and learn the history of the city, explore the Kitay Gorod quarter, see the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Sparrow Hills and the Novodevichy Convent. After the city tour you will visit the Moscow Kremlin’s territory with Cathedral, heart of the country. You will see the famous Tsar Bell, and Tsar Cannon. Cathedral Square or Sobornaya Square is the central square of the Kremlin. Cathedral Square is famous as the site of solemn coronation and funeral processions of all the Russian tsars,patriarchs, and Grand Dukes of Moscow. Even today, the square is used in the inauguration ceremony of the President of Russia. Overnight at the hotel.
Arrival in Irkutsk. Departure for a whole-day excursion to Lake Baikal (65 km). On the way to Lake Baikal – visit to “Taltsy Village” ethnographic open-air museum, a reconstructed Siberian village that stores a unique collection of over 40 historical and architectural monuments and over 8000 exhibits of great historical value. It depicts the cultures and everyday life of the peoples that traditionally inhabited Eastern Siberia: the Russians, the Buryats and the Evenkis. Arrival in Listvyanka settlement, located on the shore of Lake Baikal. Overnight at the hotel.
A stop at the Shaman-rock viewpoint next to the River Angara’s outflow from Lake Baikal, where you will hear a beautiful local legend and learn about peculiarities and customs associated with this place. Transfer to the airport or Railway Station.
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