b"TOUR HIGHLIGHTS SCANDINAVIA AND RUSSIA Days 13-15 - Ulan Ude and Ulaanbaatar Spend twelve unforgettable nights We arrive in Ulan Ude, the capital of the Buryat Republic. The city ison the Golden Eaglefascinating; closed to outsiders until 1991, theres a distinctly AsianTrans-Siberian Express. atmosphere here, with colourful Buddhist temples dotted across theDiscover diverse cities with city. We enjoy a guided tour that includes a visit to an Old Believersguided tours of Berlin, Warsaw, settlement, home to a centuries-old religious community. We haveMoscow, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, a unique glimpse into this little-known culture as we meet locals inNovosibirsk, Irkutsk, Ulan Ude, traditional dress and lunch, before a lively folk concert. We crossUlaanbaatar and Vladivostok.into Mongolia on Day 14, arriving in its capital, Ulaanbaatar - noted for being the coldest capital city in the world.The city is an eclecticEnjoy a private tour of the Tsars blend of contrasts, with Soviet-era buildings standing alongside moreArmoury in Moscow.sleek, modern structures. We take a guided tour, passing the 131-footLunch at Moscows famous tall Genghis Khan monument, symbolically pointing east toward hisPushkin restaurant.birthplace. Lunch is a traditional Mongolian barbecue before we visit the Bogd Palace Museum and enjoy some free time. We enjoy dinnerExperience a private concert by accompanied by a Mongolian folk performance before returning to theclassical musicians, accompanied train.Day 15 is spent relaxing on board as we travel east. by a glass of Champagne.Days 16-19 - Through Siberia, Vladivostok and London Enjoy a traditional barbecue We settle down for a couple more days on board, enjoying time to relax.dinner on the shores of Siberias During Day 17, we reach the most easterly point of our journey. As weLake Baikal.speed through Siberia and towards the Pacific coastline, we sit downVisit off the beaten track to an elegant farewell dinner. After travelling across an incredible 11destinations across Russia, time zones and over 8,000 miles, our epic rail journey concludes on DaySiberia and Mongolia. 18, as we arrive in Vladivostok. A dynamic port city, built around the Golden Horn Bay and close to the borders of China and North Korea,WHAT'S INCLUDEDVladivostok is the unofficial capital of Russias Far East. Were introduced to the city on a guided tour before we transfer to our hotel for the night.UK Tour Manager throughoutOn Day 19, our holiday draws to a close and we transfer to the airport for our return flight to London, via Moscow. Flight from Vladivostok to London Heathrow, via MoscowAll rail and coach transfersWINTER DEPARTURES Luggage transfers on some sections of the tourWitness the splendour of Russia and Siberias wintry landscapes12 nights on board the Golden from the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express. On our FebruaryEagle Trans-Siberian Expressdeparture we spend eleven nights on board the train, taking a1 night on board the overnight private flight from Ulan Ude to Ulaanbaatar and spending the nightsleeper train to Moscowin a local hotel. We experience a special excursion - a trip across frozen Lake Baikal by hovercraft to a local ice fishing spot. Here, we5 nights 4 and 5-Star hotel have the chance to see how the fish are caught from the icy waters,accommodationwith the chance to join in ourselves. 47 meals including 17 breakfasts, 13 lunches, and 17 dinnersRUSSIA All tour excursionsMoscow Yekaterinburg 2022 DEPARTURES FLY OPTIONFROM 1 1 Kazan 12 Irkutsk Feb 9 10,795 Aug 17 11,295LONDON 1 Novosibirsk2 Warsaw Ulan Ude Apr 27 11,295Berlin Ulaanbaatar1 2022 DEPARTURES RAIL OPTIONVladivostokCHINA Feb 9 10,995 Aug 17 12,495Apr 27 11,795Tour Code: TSJ/TSW| per person based on 2 sharing. Deposit from 1,800 per person. Supplement for solo travellers from 5,495. Nights in hotel Nights on train Rail For the latest guidance on entry requirements, please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-adviceCall us on 01904 521990 or visit GreatRail.com for more details 33"