We will start celebrating in the festive Moscow. The Russian capital is considered to be among world's best Christmas markets. All shiny and decorated, it will create the best holiday mood. In this very mood, we will travel far away from Moscow, to the snowy fairy tale of Altai. Surrounded by its beautiful nature, you will have the most unforgettable Christmas!
There is everything for the great winter party: fabulous mountains called the “Russian Alps”, a warm wooden house in a pine forest, the Milky Way over your head, a Russian banya (sauna) and swimming in the ice-hole, a walk through to the frozen Lake Teletskoye (UNESCO object), dog sledding, cooking classes of national cuisine and other 1001 memories for a lifetime. All this surrounded by sparkling snow. Lots of snow.
We will start our second day in the capital with a walk around its festive streets and go shopping to the New Year’s Fair right near the Red square. We will try traditional Russian cuisine, like blini and caviar.
They you will have some free time to see one of the numerous museums of your choice or just have a walk on your own.
In the evening: transfer to the airport, departure for Altai.
Firstly, we will visit the Gorge of Mountain Spirits, which is an amazing place of power. It is so narrow, that the falling lights create an illusion of a fairy tale. There we will go to another natural wonder – Patmos Island on the Katun River. It is closely connected with Orthodox Culture, a female monastery is located there. There is an atmosphere of peace and tranquility.
We will spend the evening by the fire, drinking wine and eating barbecue, which will give us some rest after this busy day.
Our plan for this day is to see find a silver source right in the middle of the cedar forest. We will also go dog sledding. Cheerful and strong Siberian Huskies, sparkling snow will make unforgettable impressions and photos.
Speaking of other possible activities – you can take a ride on the tubing from a hill or go skiing on the local ski slope.
After an active snowy day, a real Russian Banya (sauna) will be exactly what you need for your body and spirit.
Transfer to Gorno-Altaisk Aeroport after breakfast. Departure