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Accommodation of Explore Tours Range

For the Independent traveller who likes to plan their own adventures but with all the main work done for them, the Explore range of Trans-Siberian tours includes all train bookings, arrival, departure and in-tour transfers and good value 2* hotels or homestays, so that you are free to decide what you want to do and when. Information on the accommodation used by these tours is briefly detailed below, for more information or special requests, then contact one of our friendly Trans-Siberian specialists today and they will be happy to help.

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MOSCOW

MATRESHKA HOTEL

This hotel is in a fabulous location, as veified by nearly all visitors. Within a 5 minute walk from the hotel you will find the Bolshoi Theatre, GUM Shopping Centre and the incredible Red Square with St. Basil’s Cathedral making it a perfectly central location for your stay in Moscow. There are also several restaurants and cafes in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. Teatralnaya Metro Station is just over 5 minutes away, giving you great access to the underground to travel wherever you want to in Moscow as well as a direct link to the trains for the airport. This classical hotel works well on a budget, especially for someone who wants to be in the centre of this historical and cultural capital.

The following features are offered by Matreshka Hotel:

  • Flat Screen TV
  • Heating
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Snack bar
  • Staff speaking Russian
  • Hour Front Desk
  • Ticket service, Luggage Storage
  • Ironing Service

ST PETERSBURG

NEVSKY GRAND HOTEL

This hotel is yet another winner of the Certificate of Excellence 2013 as shown on TripAdvisor. This beautifully elegant hotel is in the centre of St Petersburg in the Golden Triangle, only a 5 minutes’ walk from the Hermitage, the Church of our Saviour on Spilled Blood, Palace Square and Mikhaylovsky Palace. It’s also right next to the Nevsky Prospect, just a 10 minute walk from the Nevsky Prospect Metro station, giving you access to all the areas around the city.

You’ll have a chance to enjoy all the following in this Grand Hotel:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Air Conditioning and Heating
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Restaurant (a la carte and buffet)
  • 24 Hour Front Desk, Tour Desk
 
  • Luggage Storage, Cash Machine
  • Laundry, Dry Cleaning Service and Shoeshine

YEKATERINBURG

URAL HOTEL

The Ural Hotel is close to the Dormitory of Sverdlovsk State Academic Philharmonic, the Opera and Ballet Theatre and the City Museum. The airport is a mere 20 minute drive away and Pervomayskaya Train Station is around the corner, from where you can reach all the most interesting parts of the city. It’s also only 2km from the ancient Polshad 1905 metro station. You’ll get a real taste for Russian culture with this central location.

The facilities in the hotel include the following:

  • Work Desk, TV, private or shared bathroom
  • Heating
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Staff speaking English
  • Breakfast
  • Russian Restaurant and Café
  • 24 Hour Front Desk, Ticket Service, Luggage Storage
  • Laundry and Ironing Service

IRKUTSK

HOMESTAYS

Homestays in Russia are a perfect choice for visitors who want to learn about Russian culture and history through a local family. They are also an idea opportunity to stay inside the home of a Russian family and be able to experience and live everyday Russian life. Bedrooms are clean and comfortable whilst your hosts will provide you with breakfast and are happy to share their knowledge.

All homestays are centrally located and there can be walking involved and staircases as Russian buildings with 5 floors or less do not have lifts.

ULAN BATOR

DÉCOR HOTEL

Situated near the railway in Ulan bator, you can easily make your way from this hotel around the beautiful city. It’s also easy to get to as it’s only 10 minutes away from Ghenghis Khaan airport. It’s great for anyone travelling for leisure, whether with family, or with friends, or exploring on your own.

It has many features to offer including:

  • Mini Bar, TV, Phone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet in Room
  • Restaurant with European and Mongolian cuisine

BEIJING

TRAVELLER INN HUAQIAO

This hotel lies in the centre of Beijing’s Dongzhimen area in the Second Ring Road, only 4km from the station. It’s a four star wonder, full of Chinese tradition with restaurants and tea houses and is ideally situated near the airport and railway station so you can see all the sights around the city with ease.

This hotel offers the following features:

  • Cable TV, Fridge, Kettle, Work Desk
  • Air Conditioning and Heating
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas, Free Wired Internet in Rooms
  • Staff Speak Chinese and English
  • 24 Hour Front Desk, Currency Exchange, Luggage Storage, Concierge Service
  • Laundry

VLADIVOSTOK

AMURSKY ZALIV HOTEL

This hotel is another in the city centre, surrounded by famous sighs such as the museum of local lore, dramatic theatre and Philharmonic Society. Described as a bayside hotel, it offers gorgeous views and picturesque scenery. The hotel’s roof even acts as an observation deck to give you stunning panoramic views over the coast.

The following facilities are included in the hotel:

  • Satellite TV, Kettle, Minibar, Bathrobes
  • Air Conditioning & Heating
  • Restaurants with European and Korean dishes and a 12th floor Bar
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Staff speaking Russian and English
  • Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Shoeshine and Ironing Service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24 Hour Front Desk, Currency Exchange, Tour Desk, Tickdt Service, Luggaage Storage, Cash Machine, Concierge Service, Daily Maid Service