Group Tour St. Petersburg ~Moscow ~Irkutsk
6 nights / 7 days
Arrival in St. Petersburg. Meeting the guide at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Check-in. Overnight at the hotel.
Meeting the guide at the lobby. St. Petersburg City Tour. Experience the immense cultural heritage of the ‘Venice of the North’ during this 4-hour city tour. You will visit Palace Square, see the iconic Bronze Horseman and marvel at the St. Isaac’s Cathedral massive dome, then visit one of the city’s sumptuous local metro stations for a ride to Peter and Paul Fortress, the city’s birthplace. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Arrival in Moscow. Meeting the guide. Moscow City Tour: discover the main sights and hidden corners of Moscow. You will take a walk along the avenues, gardens, and squares, including Red Square, the Kremlin, 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 and the Novodevichy Convent. Take photos on the Sparrow Hills, Patriarshy Bridge and other famous bridges and parks. Visit Victory Park with its World War II monuments. Transfer to the hotel. Check-in. Overnight at the hotel.
Meeting the guide at the hotel. Transfer to the airport. Departure to Irkutsk
Arrival in Irkutsk. Departure for a full-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. 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 peculiar customs associated with this place. Lunch at a local restaurant (Baikal fish specialties). Excursion to Baikal Ecological museum that houses a marvelous exposition of the lake’s flora and fauna, including aquariums with Lake Baikal inhabitants. Upon request – virtual
submerging to the lake bed (for extra charge). Walking tour of the settlement; visit to the functioning Russian Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas-the-Miracle-Worker (XIXth century) and to a local fish market. Transfer to the hotel. Check-in. Overnight at the hotel.
Transfer to Irkutsk. A sightseeing tour of Irkutsk: explore the historical center, where over 300 years ago Irkutsk was founded, the Angara River’s embankment and the most prominent monuments of architecture. Excursion to the Znamenskiy Russian Orthodox convention with one of the most beautiful Siberian cathedrals noted for its iconostasis and graves on the territory (graves of the Decembrists, Gregory Shelikhov and others). Lunch at a restaurant in the city center. Excursion to the Decembrists ’museum to listing to the Revolt of December 14, 1825, its participants and their life in the Siberian exile. Return to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Check-out. Transfer to the airport or railway station. Departure.
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