Trip Overview

The Soul of Siberia

Tour rating: 4.88 / 5, Based on 57 Reviews
Private tour to Russia

Discover the most sought-after gems of Russia! Enjoy the best of Moscow, including the Red Square, the Kremlin, and the treasure trove of fine art - the Tretyakov Gallery. Immerse yourself in genuine Russia as you explore Irkutsk nearby Listvyanka Village, Taltsy Museum, and the outstanding Pearl of Siberia - Lake Baikal. Continue to St. Petersburg, often referred to as Venice of the North, and take in the beauty of the Hermitage, Peterhof Parks, and Catherine's Palace.

The Soul of Siberia

13 days4 cities
Russia1 country
Private tour to Russia
From
$4,998
Tour rating: 4.88 / 5, Based on 57 Reviews

Discover the most sought-after gems of Russia! Enjoy the best of Moscow, including the Red Square, the Kremlin, and the treasure trove of fine art - the Tretyakov Gallery. Immerse yourself in genuine Russia as you explore Irkutsk nearby Listvyanka Village, Taltsy Museum, and the outstanding Pearl of Siberia - Lake Baikal. Continue to St. Petersburg, often referred to as Venice of the North, and take in the beauty of the Hermitage, Peterhof Parks, and Catherine's Palace.

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Day-By-Day

Moscow

first destination
4 days in the city
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Moscow
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the legendary capital of Russia - Moscow! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free.

Day 2
Exploring the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow
City tour
City tour

This day is dedicated to the exploration of one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Kremlin and the heart of Moscow - the Red Square.

Day 3
Tretyakov Gallery & Moscow Subway Tour
Museum
Museum
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and walk to the nearby subway station to take a short ride on the Moscow Subway and feel the taste of local life.

Day 4
Panoramic City Tour & Flight to Irkutsk
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and enjoy a panoramic Moscow city tour. Today you have a chance to enjoy one of the best city views at Sparrow Hills and see the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

Courtyard by Marriott Moscow City Center, Moscow
4

Set in the middle of the impressive 18th-century street in central Moscow, the Courtyard by Marriott is an amazing property and one of the best places to stay during your Russian getaway.

train
Moscow
Irkutsk
3 d 12 hrs

Experience the real Russian train travel joy, by making your way to Irkutsk on an RZHD branded train. Enjoy fantastic views from the comfort of either 1st or 2nd class cabin.

Irkutsk

second destination
1 day in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 5
Irkutsk City Tour
City tour
City tour

Early in the morning you arrive in Irkutsk, informally known as "Paris of Siberia" for its rich architecture and colorful live. In the afternoon you embark on a guided tour around the most remarkable Irkutsk attractions.

Marriott Courtyard Irkutsk City Center, Irkutsk
4

Set near the embankment, the elegant Marriott Courtyard is a great property, offering spacious air-conditioned rooms, equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay, including such amenities as a mini-fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, and a safe.

car
Irkutsk
Listvyanka Village
1 hr 20 min

Today you have a quick car ride to Listvyanka VIllage - beautiful Russian gem located on the shores of Lake Baikal.

Listvyanka Village

third destination
2 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 6
Listvyanka Village Tour & Baikal Museum
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

Following breakfast you check out and meet your driver who takes you right to the Lake Baikal shore. Upon arrival you enjoy a guided tour around Listvyanka. During the tour you visit the Baikal Limnological Museum and Aquarium.

Day 7
Trip to Taltsy Village
Day tour
Day tour

After breakfast you take a day trip to the open-air museum of wooden architecture located in Taltsy Village. This reconstructed Siberian village consists of a number of buildings that were threatened with flooding.

Anastasia Hotel, Listvyanka
3

Set near the breathtaking Lake Baikal, the Anastasia Hotel is a great place to stay at during your Siberia getaway. It offers spacious cozy rooms, fitted with cable TVs and private bathrooms. Some rooms have balconies, perfect to take in the incredible beauty of the local nature.

plane
Irkutsk
Saint Petersburg
6 hrs 40 min

Today you take a plane to Russia's imperial capital, St. Petersburg, and prepare to witness its glorious architecture. In the morning, and upon arrival, you will be met by your private driver. 

Saint Petersburg

fourth destination
6 days in the city
5 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 8
Flight to Saint Petersburg
Transfer
Transfer

After breakfast you check out from your hotel and say "Good-bye" to Lake Baikal! Your driver takes you to Irkutsk for your flight to Saint Petersburg. Upon arrival your driver transfers you to your centrally-located hotel for check-in.

Day 9
Tour of the Hermitage Museum & the Savior on Spilled Blood
Museum
Museum

Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and walk to the legendary Hermitage Museum along the Nevsky Prospect and admire the Kazan Cathedral and the Admiralty building along the way.

Day 10
St. Petersburg City Tour
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most cherished gems of St. Petersburg with your private driver.

Day 11
Trip to Peterhof
Day tour
Day tour

It is impossible to imagine a trip to St. Petersburg without a visit to the famous Russian Versailles - the glorious Peterhof! And today you travel with your private guide and driver to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore the former summer residence of Russian Tsars.

Day 12
Trip to Pushkin
Day tour
Day tour

After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and head with your private driver to one of the gems of Russian palatial architecture - the brilliant Catherine's Palace which is located in Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) about an hour south from the center of St. Petersburg.

Day 13
Departure
Transfer
Transfer

This is the final day of your trip. Following breakfast you check out from your hotel and your private driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home.

Corinthia Hotel, St. Petersburg
5

Set right in the heart of the scenic city of St. Petersburg, the Corinthia combines an elegant design and offers impeccable service, providing everything you need for a great stay. All rooms are light and spacious and are fitted with great amenities.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Moscow, Irkutsk, Listvyanka Village and St. Petersburg;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Other meals as per itinerary;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Rich sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Economy class flight tickets Moscow - Irkutsk and Irkutsk -  Saint-Petersburg;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for Australian and New Zealand citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • A fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your professional local guides and drivers;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Touch history in the red-walled Kremlin of Moscow and cobblestone Red Square with your experienced guide in the capital of Russia;
  • Grandeur and beauty of 'Sacred Sea of Siberia', the famous lake Baikal, that you have a chance to witness;
  • Traditional Russian banya experience on Lake Baikal;
  • Perceive the nature and the contrast of styles of lavish gardens of Peterhof and Pushkin during a leisure walk with your guide;
  • Unveil the history of the priceless Amber Room at Catherine's Palace which required a quarter-century reconstruction;

What To Know

  • Russian climates are unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh even during summers
  • Bringing a water-resistant jacket, umbrella, and some warm clothes is a must
  • Usual tip size in restaurants is 10% of the check. Recommended tips for guides and drivers is $8-12 per day for a great level of service
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