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Russia Siberia (Western) / Novosibirsk

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Route: - Novosibirsk - Trans-Siberian RR
Duration:see options
Date:upon request
Discounts:%20 (2 people);
%25 (3 people);
%30 (4 people);
Difficulty:Not applicable
Cost:98 USD
- per person
- [option #1]

249 USD
- per person
- [option #2]

Tattooed hand of Scythian Princess found on Altai

Museum of Locomotives

  Novosibirsk the City

 Central Square of Novosibirsk

"Catch few birds by one stone" in shortest time possible. This tour has great combination of sightseeing and learning. It sure will entertain your mind whether you are walking through an open-air museum of Trans-Siberian train Engines or standing next to the 2500 years old mummy known as the Scythian Princess also known as the "Altai Princess"...


  • Feel the pulse of Novosibirsk's city center;
  • Learn about Akademgorodok - the Siberian Science capital;
  • Enjoy engineering achivments at the museum of locomotievs;
  • You will be speechless looking at the Scythian Princess;
  • Virtual Tour (by Claudine and Leo Granbichler)


    [Option #1] - 2 hrs, driving city tour w/bilingual guide:
    Our guide will meet you at the train station or hotel and take you to the central square with short stops at the city hall, historical landmarks related to WWII and Revolution events, opera theater and souvenir shops. At the end of the tour our guide will drop you off at the hotel/museum or help you catch the bus/taxi to your next destination.

    [Option #2] - 4 hrs, driving tour w/bilingual guide:
    This tour will take you to the suburbs of Novosibirsk. Our guide will meet you at the train station or hotel and drive for about 20-30 min to the open-air museum dedicated to trains evolution. There are only 2 such museums (Novosibirsk and St. Petersburg cities) in the whole country. You will have a chance to see train engines and wagons of all ages and types, close to 100 exhibits. After the museum we will continue driving for another 30-40 minutes to Akademgorodok town. After brief excursion around the town, we will visit a museum of Archeology and Ethnography featuring glass coffins of two mummies (2,500 years old) of a man and a young woman known as the Scythian Princess. If there is enough time or as an alternative, our guide will also invite you the museum of Geology and Geophysics. After excursions in Akademgorodok, we will drive back to Novosibirsk city (~ 1 hour) to your hotel.


  • Bilingual Guide;
  • Transfers by private car;
  • Admission Fees as described;

    Not included:

  • Snacks/Meals;
  • Time/Fees for pick ups outside of the city center perimeter;
  • Travel/Health/Evacuation Insurance;
  • Train/Air fares from/to Novosibirsk City;

    Special tour-related note:
    Please note that the exhibition featuring "Scythian Princess" is a part of the Laboratory run by the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Visitors are required to obtain a special permission from the Institute administration.

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