Tours and Excursions cont........ Here
VLADIVOSTOK-MOSCOW TOUR (5 days).
Arrival to Vladivostok. Local coach and guide to meet group at the airport, transfer to the hotel. Welcome cocktail in the hotel. Transfer to the Circus. Dinner in a local restaurant with Russian or Gypsy folklore show. Return to the hotel. Free time.
Breakfast at the hotel. Local coach and guide for full day sightseeing:Vladivostok central streets excursions; the excursion ends at Fokino street), walk along street to the sea shore:see "street" artists and music players, go shopping, etc. "Welcome" lunch in a local restaurant on central part of Vladivostok. Excursion to the Arseniev museum, visit to the C-56 submarine museum. As an option: visit to the Fortress museum. Return to the hotel.
Day 3 Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to airport. Leaving to Moscow. Arrival to Moscow (8 hrs flight). Transfer to hotel. Breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing tour of Moscow including Red Square, Lenin's Mausoleum, St.Basils Cathedral, Moscow University, Bolshoi Theater, Christ the Savior Cathedral, Tverskaya Street and the Arbat by car with English speaking guide. (Duration 3.5 hours)Afternoon tour of the Kremlin, the Armory Museum (collection of Gold, silver, jewelry, Faberge eggs, carriages and Czarist thrones), and cathedrals with English speaking guide. Dinner. Banya (Typical Russian Sauna) at “Sandunovky”. Sandunov Banyas were built in the 18th century and are named after Sila Nikolaevich Sandunov - the actor serving at the court of Ekaterina II in the 1790s. They are the oldest of their kind in Moscow and of authentic design of the 18th century.
Breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing tour in the famous metro of Moscow.You or your group will have a choice of one of the following museum to visit in the afternoon:
• Victory Park (memorials of the Patriotic War of 1812 and World War II)
• Kolomenskoye (summer residence of Czars since the time of Ivan the Terrible)
• Tretyakov Gallery (Russian fine arts from the X to the XX century)
• National History Museum (the Russian history until 1900)
• Contemporary History Museum (The Soviet Times)
• Pushkin Fine Art Museum
• Moscow Museum of Modern Art
Freetime. Show at the famous Bolshoi Theater
Breakfast at the hotel.
Free time. Transfer to the airport.
Price starting from $1299 per person
• Visa support
• Travel Insurance
• Transfers (to/from airport)
• Accommodation at hotels with breakfast – 4 Nights
• City tour (one day)*
• Metro Sightseeing tour*
• Visit in chosen museum*
• Show at Bolshoi Theater
*(entrance fees included)
SIBERIAN TIGER TOUR (8 days).
Another biological catastrophe has been prevented. The rare and elusive "Siberian Tiger" has come back from near-extinction. The commonly used name "Siberian Tiger" is misleading, as this species lives only in the Russian Far East and bears the correct name of Amur Tiger. Now you have a unique opportunity to come and see this great feline in the wild. Only thirty animals remained in the world by the 1940's as a result of excessive hunting. Today, the Amur Tiger population is slowly recovering thanks to a sensible policy of supporting projects like the Russian-American 'Siberian Tiger' project which was launched in 1991. The main goals of the project were to preserve the tiger population and to examine interaction among tigers and bears. The current tiger population is approximately 350 in Primorye, Russia's Maritime Province. Now we are pleased to offer you this opportunity to see and photograph the Siberian Tiger in the wild.
Arrival to Vladivostok, the fascinating port city, the largest city in the Russian Far East, the capital of Primorye and cultural crossroads between Asia and Europe. You will find Vladivostok to be a city with much to see and much to do. Dinner at the hotel.
We depart for the Lazovsky Reserve, which is home to 16 tigers at the last count. Your chances of actually seeing a tiger there are quite low, but you can see tiger haunts and tracks.
Day 3 LAZO COUNTY
After breakfast at the hotel we will enjoy picturesque views on our 3.5-hour drive deep into the taiga in Lazo County. Lunch at the local restaurant. After lunch we will meet various people: academics, researchers, hunters. They will share their knowledge of the taiga and its wildlife inhabitants. An amateur performance by local Russians and a visit to the local picture gallery where you can purchase pictures or handicraft works will introduce a pleasant variety in your stay. Dinner at a restaurant in Lazo. We spend the night in a guest cottage.
There are three different ways to track down a tiger. First, you can get a tip from the reserve gamekeepers about where you can find the most recent tiger tracks. A jeep will take you there, and you will follow the tracks until you can see and photograph a tiger. A gamekeeper guide will accompany you for your safety. Following a tiger in its tracks can be quite a strenuous exercise and can take days. Your other option is to set up “camera traps” in the spots where tigers appear most frequently. A camera equipped with a movement sensor will take a shot whenever a large enough object passes in its path. You can set up several cameras in key locations throughout the reserve and check them every day. There is one more option: you can set up a hide-out tent in a place frequented by tigers, and lie in the tent waiting for a tiger to appear. This option requires the least physical exertion, but can be quite trying as you may have to stay in the hide-out tent for days. Your chances of seeing/photographing a tiger increase with each passing day, but there is no 100% guarantee that you will see a tiger in the wild at all.
The next morning after we have had our final view of the tiger, we have breakfast and return to Vladivostok. If you get tired of waiting, you can see a family of tigers on the way back at a wildlife research station near Spassk. There is a sure chance of seeing tigers in a small enclosure at the station.
Breakfast at hotel. Departure to airport.
· airport-hotel-airport transfer with English-speaking guide
· double accommodation at Vladivostok hotel**+ ( 2 nights) b/f
· 3-hour city tour with English (or other languages) speaking guide
· transfer to Lazo county and v.v.
· full board
· accommodation at a log house in lazo (5nights)
· armed guide
· academic guide, specialised in tiger research
· three excursions of your choice
· visit to a picture gallery in Lazo
· transportation rental
Prices starting from $1829