In the direction to West-East

Moscow-Baikal. Summer season

8 days for 20 pax

Day 1 - Arrival to Moscow

Arrival. Meeting with the guide./Transfer from the airport to the hotel Check-in.
Dinner at the hotel

Day 2

Breakfast at the hotel
- City Tour of Moscow. Visit of the Kremlin.
You will see the dominant sightseeings, noted in all guide-books about Moscow, and will be able to take your own update pictures of the sacred places. The legendary Red Square, the colourful St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Bolshoy theatre, the Observation platform on the Sparrow Hills, the Olimpic Stadium, the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Poklonnaya Mountain, Novodevichiy Convent, Cathedral of Christ the Savior and many other sights are included!
- Visit of Kolomenskoye Estate.
Old village of Kolomenskoye, southern part of Moscow,is another classical sightseeing venue, especially in Summer. It is a former residence of Ivan the Terrible (16th century) right on the bank of Moscow River, with the historical architecture and orthodox churches. Moreover this area is very green and picturesque to walk and relax from the noise of megapolis nowadays.
- Boat-tour down Moscow River.
- Transfer to the hotel.
- Dinner at the hotel.

Day 3

Breakfast at the hotel
- Tour of VDNKh. Visit of “Space Valley”, dedicated to the Russian cosmonauts and Visit of the Space Museum in the real Rocket. VDNKh is a huge park, constructed by Khrushev for international exhibitions. It impresses by its pompous pavilions and fountains. This place is a popular place among the Moscovites to walk or roller skate. On the area of VDNKh is situated the “Space Museum”, dedicated to the history of Space Researches. Nearby the famous Valley of Cosmonauts is situated as well as the legendary hotel “Cosmos”, featured in many Russian films.
- Tour of the Moscow Underground and visit of Arbat.
The Moscow Underground might be a logical continuation to the tour dedicated to Soviet architecture. Many Stations of the Moscow Metro can fairly be called “the underground castles” due to their decorations. The Arbat street is a famous pedestrian street with many cafes, bars, weird monument to Okudzhava and many independent street musicians.
Free-time.
Dinner at the hotel.

Day 4 - Baikal

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out. Transfer to the airport.
Departure to Irkutsk.
Arrival at Irkutsk. Meeting with the guide.
Transfer to Listvyanka, a town situated right on the Baikal lake (60km from Irkutsk). Check-in the hotel.
- City Tour of Listvyanka and Baikal shore.
- Visit of Baikal Museum, Museum of Eared Seal Animals, Cable-railway experience, visit of the outflow of the river Angara.
- Dinner at the hotel.

Day 5

Breakfast at the hotel.
- River cruise down Bailkal lake with fish barbeque.
- Fish barbeque on the Baikal shore.
Dinner at the hotel.

Day 6

Breakfast at the hotel.
- Departure on a ferry to another shore of the Angara river.
- Experience of the historical Railway Tour with Excursions.
A Historical “Krugobaikalskaya” Railway Road goes round the southern part of Baikal lake and was used to be a part of Transsibirskaya Railway Road. The tourists will go out on several stops to explore the natural sights and small towns).
*No meals are included this day.

Day 7 - Back to Moscow

Breakfast at the hotel Transfer to the airport of Irkutsk.
Departure to the airport. Departure to Moscow.
Arrival to Moscow. Transfer to the hotel. Check-in.
Free-time.
Dinner at the hotel.

Day 8 - Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out. Transfer to the airport.
Departure back home.

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