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‘Yermak Trail’ History Tour from Yekaterinburg to Moscow  

Overview

Follow in the footsteps of 16th century Cossack conqueror, Yermak Timofeyevich. A military general who led the fight against the vast Mongol Tatar hordes in a bid to take Siberia and unite the region under one banner. If you are interested in Russian history or would love to experience the rich culture of Siberia from a different angle, then look no further!

  • Moscow Kremlin and Red Square

  • Visit to Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

  • Visit to the Hermitage Museum

  • City tours of Yekaterinburg, Tobolsk, Tyumen, St Petersburg and Moscow

  • Explore the ‘street of four religions’ in Tyumen

  • Stay over in a traditional Cossack campsite

  • Visit to Abalak Monastery complex

  • Enjoy picture perfect views at Sysert Village and Ganina Yama

Itinerary

Yekaterinburg

Yekaterinburg stands close to the divide between Russia and Kazakhstan and is known as the ‘window on Asia’ due to its close proximity to the border. The city is commonly referred to as Russia’s ‘third capital’ as it is ranked third for tourism, transport, and economic size. It holds crucial significance in Russian History as the final resting place of the Romanov dynasty.

Day 1

Arrival in Yekaterinburg

Welcome to Yekaterinburg! Your driver will pick you up from the airport before taking you to your hotel for check-in and an evening meal.

  • Dinner

  • Arrival Transfer

  • Free Time

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 2

City Tour of Yekaterinburg

Starting bright and early, you will have time for breakfast in your hotel before meeting your guide at 9:00am to begin your city tour where you will get to see all the major sites including the Yekaterinburg Dam and the Ice Town on the main square. After your city tour, you will head over to the Europe-Asia borderline before heading over to the Vysotskiy Restaurant for lunch where you will get to see panoramic views of the city.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • City Tour by car

  • Expert Guide

  • Iset River Dam

  • Ice Town

  • Europe-Asia border marker

  • Vysotskiy Restaurant

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Baden-Baden Hot Springs

Travel to

Sysert

A town and administrative centre in Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia, Sysert is located just South of the popular Russian city of Yekaterinburg on the Sysert River. The settlement was founded in the late 18th century and was granted town status in 1946.

Day 3

Visiting Sysert Village

After breakfast you will meet your guide in the hotel before setting out on your journey to Sysert Village, a prime relaxation spot with postcard picture views. There are plenty of things to do in Sysert and you will have the option to visit the Holsan Birdwatcher Centre or go ice skating should you prefer something fast-paced.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Sysert Village

  • Holsan Birdwatcher Centre

  • Expert Guide

  • Ice Skating

  • Food & Drink Experience

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

Day 4

Visiting the Sites of the Romanovs

After having breakfast surrounded by nature, you will head back to Yekaterinburg where you will have the chance to take part in a range of activities hosted in the grounds of the Komatek Hotel with a choice of husky riding, fishing or an option to ride a snowmobile.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Winter activities

  • Ganina Yama

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Evening train to Tobolsk

Travel to

Tobolsk

The historic capital of Siberia, Tobolsk, has endured a long and tumultuous history of conflict dating back to the 16th century. In 1580, a group of Yermak Timofeyevich’s Cossacks initiated the Russian conquest of Siberia in a quest to take Khanate of Sibir’s capital city, Qashliq. After Qashliq was almost completely destroyed by Yermak’s Cossacks in 1590, Tobolsk was founded nearby. The city remains a popular tourist destination and is home to the Tobolsk Kremlin.

Day 5

City Tour of Tobolsk

After an evening of travelling, you will arrive in Tobolsk early in the morning where you will be taken for a well-deserved breakfast. The morning will include a full city tour of Tobolsk, taking in the most popular sites including the Kremlin and the Decembrist places. Your tour of the city will continue with a visit to several houses of some of Russia’s most influential people over time including Mendeleev and Nikolai II before heading over to the Abalak Monastery Complex for beautiful views over the Irtysh River.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • City Tour

  • Expert Guide

  • Decembrist place

  • Tobolsk Kremlin

  • Abalak Monastery

  • Food & Drink Experience

  • Scenic Surrounds

Travel to

Tyumen

Located on the Tura River, Tyumen, is the largest city in Tyumen Oblast. Tyumen was the first Russian settlement in Siberia, with the Cossack ataman Yermak Timofeyevich annexing the Tyumen area, originally part of the Siberia Khanate, to the Tsardom of Russia in 1585. The city has developed a unique cultural heritage and has been dubbed the ‘Capital of Villages’ as most of the buildings have been built as quaint homesteads using timber.

Day 6

Visiting Pokrovskaya Village the home of Rasputin

After breakfast, you will say goodbye to Tobolsk and head over to Pokrovskaya village, the hometown of the notorious Rasputin. A lasting icon known worldwide, Rasputin became a favourite of Tsar Nikolai’s wife, Alexandra Feodorovna. Here, you will stop at a local museum to hear the story of this extraordinary personality.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Pokrovskaya Village

  • Local museum for Rasputin stories

  • Transfer

  • Free Time

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 7

City Tour of Tyumen by Car

Enjoy a laid-back morning with free time and breakfast before checking out of the hotel and meeting your guide. You will then be taken on a city tour of Tyumen.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • City Tour

  • Guided History Tour

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Religious Buildings & Monuments

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Night on the Train

Day 8

Onboard the Train to St Petersburg

Today you will experience a full day of train life. Take the time to relax and watch the world pass by your window, plan out your free time, or spend the time reading and catching up on any lost sleep.

  • Day on the Train

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

Travel to

St Petersburg

The pinnacle of art and culture in Russia, St Petersburg, is one of the country’s most visited destinations and former capital city. Nicknamed the ‘Venice of the North’ due to its elaborate system of canals, the city lies on the Neva River. It is popular with tourists and includes several of Russia’s most famous attractions including the Hermitage Museum, Catherine Palace and the Peterhof.

Day 9

Free Time in St Petersburg

Welcome to St Petersburg! Your driver will meet you on arrival and take you to your centrally located hotel for an early check-in. Today you will be free to explore the wonders of St Petersburg yourself.

  • Arrival Transfer

  • Free Time

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 10

City Tour of St Petersburg by Car

After breakfast, you will meet your guide and driver at 10:00am for a full city tour of St Petersburg by car. As part of the tour, you will see many of St Petersburg’s most famous sites and will have inside visits to St Isaac Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress and the Spilled Blood Cathedral.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • City Tour by car

  • Expert Guide

  • St Isaac’s Cathedral

  • Peter and Paul Fortress

  • Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

  • Free Time

  • Optional Extras

  • Scenic Surrounds

Day 11

Visiting the Hermitage Museum

After a leisurely breakfast, you will have time to pack and check-out of your hotel before being meeting your guide and driver for a visit to the world-renowned Hermitage Museum.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Hermitage Museum

  • Guided Museum Tour

  • Winter Palace

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Transfer to Train

  • New Destination by Train

Travel to

Moscow

Russia’s official capital, Moscow, is the political and religious heart of the country. The city has the highest density of billionaires, is the world’s most populated inland city and boasts six out of Europe’s ten tallest buildings. It continues to be a major tourist destination in Europe growing year on year with famous attractions including Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral, and the Kremlin.

Day 12

City Tour of Moscow with Kremlin and Armoury Visit

After breakfast, you will meet your driver and guide for a city tour of Moscow by car. You will see all of Moscow’s most famous landmarks and even stop at Sparrow Hill for panoramic views of the city, before enjoying lunch. You will continue your tour on foot visiting Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral, and the Kremlin.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • City Tour by car

  • Expert Guide

  • Red Square

  • Moscow Kremlin

  • Armoury Chamber

  • Poklonnaya and Sparrow Hills

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

Day 13

Free Time in Moscow

A full day of doing exactly what you want in Moscow guide-free! Breakfast will be available at your hotel as usual; however, you will be able to spend the day exploring, relaxing, shopping, or possibly taking another optional excursion if you are stuck for things to do.

  • Breakfast

  • Free Time

  • Optional Extras

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 14

Departure from Moscow

After having breakfast at your hotel, you will have a bit of free time before checking out at 12 noon to do some last-minute shopping. Our driver will pick you up from your hotel at the agreed time and take you to your scheduled departure point (airport or train station).

  • Breakfast

  • Departure Transfer

Where you can stay

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Please note that the selection of hotels included here are examples of where you may stay on your tour, we will pick the best option for you based on your travel requirements.

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