01 Day Ulan-Ude:
02 Day Ulan-Ude - Irkutsk
03 Day Irkitsk - Listvyanka
04 Day Listvyanka - Olkhon Island.
05 Day Listvuyanka - Irkutsk.
06 Day Irkutsk
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"Ruskeala Express" Steam Train. Sortavala - Ruskeala canyon. Karelia
Distance: 40 km one way
Travel time: 1 hour
A real and the only one steam locomotive in Russia. It will will bring you to the Ruskeala Park, a natural wonder of Karelia. You will see fabulous dungeons and a fantastic marble canyon filled with crystal clear water.
The Ruskeala Express retro train is a real steam locomotive that is fired with coal and driven by water vapor. The train leaves about 10 am in the morning from Sortavala station, but the locomotive begins to "heat" from 6 am. It takes time for the boiler to warm up, for the water to turn into steam and for the the pressure to reach the required temperature. The interiors of the carriages and the staff uniform are styled on the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century.
"Motya" Circum-Baikal train.
Distance: 89 km
Travel time: about 5 hours
Built at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, the Circum-Baikal Road was one of the most heavily engineering roads in the world. It was once a part of the first Trans-Siberian Railway. However, in the 1950s, a part of the railway was flooded during the construction of the Irkutsk hydroelectric power station, and a more convenient detour road was built for the Transsib.
"Motya" train departs from Slyudyanka station that is easily reachable from Irkutsk. The railway passes through mountain tunnels, stone galleries and viaduct bridges. Most of the way, the train slides along Baikal lake giving you the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent views.
"Yamal" signature train. Moscow - Novy Urengoy.
Distance: 3700 km one way
Travel time: about 67 hours
This train will take beyond the Arctic Circle. We recommend to have this unique experience in winter time! The train is modern and very comfortable and few years ago was named "The best train in Russia".
You will cross the boarder between Asia and Europe. Through the window you will admire endless forests and severe tundra. Long stops along the way will let you explore what is real Russia is. The train goes via ancient town of Vladimir. It stops in Perm and Ekaterinburg, Tymen and Tobolsk. You will have a chance to see the northern lights. The final stop of your journey is Novy Urengoy, the gas capital of Russia. Here is the world's largest onshore oil and gas field is located.