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 15 Days Grand Trans-Siberian Express 2018
From SGD 7,999.00
Tour Code CRZ1-13SQ



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Day 1 - Singapore – Beijing – Ulaanbaatar

SIN/PEK SQ802 0830/1440
PEK/ULN OM224 0110/0040+1

Assemble at Changi International Airport for your scheduled flight to Beijing. Relax and enjoy the in-flight service on board. In the evening, take your flight to Ulaanbaatar. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel in Ulaanbaatar for overnight.


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Breakfast : NO Lunch : NO Dinner : NO
Day 2 - Ulaanbaatar

Today an unforgettable excursion will take you to the Terelj National Park which is famous for its scenery. A stone formation called “turtle” and other holy places will fascinate you. Enjoy the rest of the day viewing the wonderful scenery of Mongolia with yurts, nomads, horses passing by from time to time. A show specially arranged for the participants of the Grand Trans-Siberian Express demonstrates 2 disciplines of the Mongolian National Naadaam festival: Wrestling and Archery. After which, transfer back to Ulaanbaatar to enjoy the amazing cultural music and dance show that introduce Mongolian folk music and culture to you. Proceed to hotel in Ulaanbaatar where you will rest for the day.


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Breakfast : YES Lunch : YES Dinner : YES
Day 3 - Ulaanbaatar

This morning, enjoy the city tour in Ulaanbaatar. During a sightseeing tour you will visit the famous Ghandan Monastery, the central Sukhbaatar Square as well as the Zaisan monument at a viewpoint high above the city. From there you will have an excellent view of the city which is surrounded by large areas of yurt settlements. Next, proceed to the Bogd Khan Winter Palace Museum displaying the gorgeous ceremonial robes of the last living Buddha and his consort. In the afternoon, you will board the Grand Trans-Siberian Express Train, which will be your home for the trans-continental journey to Moscow.


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Breakfast : YES Lunch : YES Dinner : YES
Day 4 - Ulan Ude

We will reach the Mongolian border station Suche Baatar and the Russian border station Naushki in the morning. The Mongolian and Russian immigration formalities will take place in the train. You may stay in your compartment and do not have to leave the train. Later in the day, the Grand Trans-Siberian Express arrives at Ulan Ude, the capital of the so-called “Buryat Autonomous Republic” of the Russian Federation. With Buryats being an ethnic group close to Mongolians it is an amazing mix of cultures and a meeting place between east and west. Like Irkutsk, the city still has large areas with typical Siberian wooden houses. Your sightseeing excursion today goes to “Ivolginsky Datsan”, the largest Buddhist Monastery in Russia, before you have a leisurely afternoon in the pedestrian street of the city centre. In Ulan Ude the Grand Trans-Siberian Express switches from the Trans Mongolian mainline to the traditional Trans Siberian mainline on its way to Moscow.


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Breakfast : YES Lunch : YES Dinner : YES
Day 5 - Lake Baikal

Today one of the top highlights of the tour with the Grand Trans-Siberian Express will amaze you for the rest of the day. Lake Baikal holds the biggest fresh water reserves in the world. It stretches up to 26 miles from east to west and more than 370 miles from north to south. With the depth of 1,620 meter, it is the deepest lake of the world. You will never forget the mountain ranges around Lake Baikal and the deep blue water of the lake. Today the private train is running at low speed along the scenic Circum Baikal Railway line between Sludyanka and Port Baikal, which for many years is used only by a few local trains and tourist trains. A photo stop will be arranged at a small village where you can get off the train, put your feet into the clear and cold water of Lake Baikal and also visit the typical wooden houses of the local people. A Baikal picnic is also a part of the programme. At Port Baikal, a boat takes you on a short cruise on Lake Baikal to the small village Listvyanka. A walk through the village leads you to St Nicholas church, a typical orthodox wooden build church beautifully renovated in the 1990’s. You can taste the famous Siberian Omul fish which can be found only in Lake Baikal. Proceed to hotel in Irkutsk for overnight.


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Breakfast : YES Lunch : YES Dinner : YES
Day 6 - Irkutsk

Irkutsk is famous for its trade with Mongolia and China and used to be called “Paris of Siberia” because of its colourful lifestyle. You visit the old town with its large quarters still consisting of wooden houses only, before being invited to the cultural highlight of the tour, a private classical concert in a palace of historical background. In the evening you rejoin the private train.


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Breakfast : YES Lunch : YES Dinner : YES
Day 7 - Krasnoyarsk

Krasnoyarsk, like Yekaterinburg and Ulan Ude used to be a “closed city” during Soviet times. It is located along Yenissei River which is the greatest river system flowing to the Arctic Ocean. A sightseeing tour shows several view points and the main shopping street which is fascinating as the local mayor decided to decorate it with palm trees in summer time – in the middle of Siberia! During a boat cruise on the Yenissei River you will have a great view on the city and the huge railway bridge crossing the river. Accommodation will be on board the Grand Trans-Siberian Express.


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Breakfast : YES Lunch : YES Dinner : YES
Day 8 - Novosibirsk

In the morning the Grand Trans-Siberian Express stops in Novosibirsk. With 1.5 million inhabitants Russia’s third largest city and the biggest of Siberia, it is widely regarded as the centre of Siberia. It was founded in 1893 as the future site of the Trans Siberian railway bridge crossing the Siberian River Ob. During the sightseeing tour you will see the Opera House which is the biggest of Russia, situated in the centre of the city at Lenin Square. You will also see some remarkable orthodox churches which have survived the Soviet period. Accommodation will be on board the Grand Trans-Siberian Express.


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Breakfast : YES Lunch : YES Dinner : YES
Day 9 - Yekaterinburg

Today, the train stops in Yekaterinburg, capital of the Ural Mountains. It was founded in 1723 by Czar Peter I as the metallurgical factory and by the 20th century it had become one of the largest and the most important financial, industrial and cultural centres. Yekaterinburg is located at the geographical border defined by scientists between Europe and Asia. In the afternoon, a sightseeing tour will show you the centre of the city and you will visit a place of remarkable importance in Russian history: the “Cathedral on The Blood” which was built at the place where Czar Nicholas II and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918. You will also enjoy an excursion into the Ural forests to a place which is now considered as a “holy place” by Russians – Ganina Yama. It is an assemble of small wooden chapels which were erected in 1990’s to honour the last Czar’s family of the Romanov dynasty who were buried in Ganina Yama. Proceed to hotel in Yekaterinburg.


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Breakfast : YES Lunch : YES Dinner : YES
Day 10 - Full Day Train to Moscow

Today you enjoy a typical day on the Trans-Siberian Railway. Your private train passes through endless scenery of forests, lakes and small settlements. A day to relax, watch the landscape and listen to lectures about the country and its people. Accommodation will be on board the Grand Trans-Siberian Express.


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Breakfast : YES Lunch : YES Dinner : YES
Day 11 - Moscow

A full day sightseeing tour shows you the magnificent Red Square, the Kremlin grounds and other highlights of Moscow. You will forget old stories about Moscow being grey and dark. It has become a vibrant city, comparable to Paris or Rome and full of life. Accommodation will be at hotel in Moscow


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Breakfast : YES Lunch : YES Dinner : YES
Day 12 - Moscow – Singapore

DME/SIN SQ361 1510/0625+1
The day is free for leisure. In the afternoon, proceed to the airport for your flight back to Singapore.


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Breakfast : YES Lunch : NO Dinner : NO
Day 13 - Singapore

Arrive in Singapore in the early morning with fond memories of an enjoyable journey on the Grand Trans-Siberian Express.


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Breakfast : NO Lunch : NO Dinner : NO
Day 14 - Moscow – Singapore

DME/SIN SQ361 1510/0625+1

The day is free for leisure. In the afternoon, proceed to the airport for your flight back to Singapore.


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Breakfast : YES Lunch : NO Dinner : NO
Day 15 - Arrival Singapore

Arrive in Singapore in the early morning with fond memories of an enjoyable journey on the Grand Trans-Siberian Express.


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Breakfast : NO Lunch : NO Dinner : NO
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