Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

New Year Celebrations in Magical Siberia, Russia (7 days)

Remote Lands, Inc

Novosibirsk, Russia To Novosibirsk, Russia

Valid for Departures Now Through: 18 Mar 2019

New Year Celebrations in Magical Siberia, Russia (7 days)


Day 1
Novosibirsk, Russia
None Dinner

Arrive in the winter wonderland of Novosibirsk city; meet your driver at the airport to be whisked off to your hotel. At the exclusive DoubleTree by Hilton, enjoy a glass of champagne upon check-in and relax. After a traditional Russian lunch, visit the friendly inhabitants of the zoo before a tour of the city’s attractions. Explore the Folk Center before dinner and relax back at the hotel.

Day 2
Novosibirsk, Russia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, head out into the snowy countryside for a horse-drawn sleigh ride, surrounded by beautiful trees and make a stop for lunch. Visit the charming village of Kolyvan and its distinctive wooden houses and get in the festive spirit with a sing song and a stiff drink on the coach back to the hotel. Gather at 11pm in your glad rags to see in the New Year at nearby Nebo, a rooftop restaurant with an excellent view of the fireworks, and party until you drop.

Day 3
Novosibirsk, Russia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Spend a leisurely morning with a well-deserved lie-in at the hotel. After lunch and check-out, transfer to Novosibirsk station to board the train. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as it glides past your comfortable cabin and relax.

Day 4
Listvyanka, Russia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Arrive in the pretty city of Irkutsk and meet your waiting driver for the remainder of your journey. Arrive in Listvyanka as the evening draws in and head to the comfortable Krestova Pad hotel. After check-in, indulge in a sumptuous champagne dinner.

Day 5
Listvyanka, Russia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start an action-packed day with breakfast at the hotel, and head into the Siberian forest for an exhilarating snowmobile or zoom across the icy Baikal Lake (around 80 minutes away) on a husky-driven sleigh ride. Enjoy a traditional lunch of smoked Omul fish with a luxurious twist of caviar pancakes, washed down with mulled wine. Later climb up Chersky Rock for stunning views of Lake Baikal after which you’ll be ready for a steam in a Russian Banya. Later, relax with dinner at the hotel.

Day 6
Irkutsk, Russia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast and check-out, head back to Irkutsk, stopping off at the open-air architectural ethnographic museum to see folk performances. After lunch, head to the traditional village of Ust Orda to meet the mystic Shamans and discover local history in the village museum. Enjoy a traditional dinner at Metelitsa restaurant before you check in to your luxurious Irkutsk hotel, the Courtyard by Marriott.

Day 7
Novosibirsk, Russia
None Breakfast

 After breakfast at the Courtyard, check out and meet your guide for a tour of the beautiful city of Irkutsk. Take in all the sights and explore the ancient cathedral before lunch. In the afternoon, fly to Novosibirsk where your driver will meet you and take you straight to the DoubleTree hotel. In the evening, head to the Opera House with your guide, to enjoy a breathtaking performance.

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VIP Arrival

The following VIP services are complimentary for all Virtuoso guests upon arrival at participating airports.

  • Meet and greet as you disembark the aircraft
  • Luggage assistance
  • Escort through immigration and customs formalities
  • Escort to your private guide

Further services may be available, contingent upon individual airport regulations. Please enquire for further details.

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Surely the most magical time of year should be spent in a magical location. And from the city lights of Novosibirsk to the natural beauty of Lake Baikal and the gorgeous architecture of Irkutsk, there is nowhere quite so perfect as Siberia for a sparkling New Year’s celebration. Stay in luxury accommodation and enjoy a true Russian experience, from traditional folk performances to classic operas. Sample humble, honest peasant dishes and dine on the finest authentic cuisine, sipping vodka and champagne. Discover historic buildings and enjoy exhilarating, snowy sleigh rides through beautiful forests. Catch midnight fireworks from a city rooftop and party all night for a truly unforgettable start to a new year.


  •     Glide through the winter forests in a horse-drawn sleigh

  •     See in the New Year from an exclusive rooftop restaurant

  •     Climb to the top of Chersky Rock for unparalleled views of Lake Baikal

  •     Catch a classic performance in the beautiful Novosibirsk opera house

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Refund Policy
  • Fully refundable, less a 15% of total trip price cancellation fee, if cancelled 91 days or more before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
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  • No refund less than 30 days before departure

  • Please note that some vendors have onerous cancellation policies with substantial penalties for changes where funds paid are non-refundable

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By: Squash1

Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2013

excellent at making sure everything is taken care of...personal cell phone contact appreciated and very customized orientation...also very nice
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

Excellent package

By: Mike53-Birmingham

Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2013

Shangri La Rasa Ria Resort in Kota Kinabalu was fantastic as was the Kinabatangan River Resort. Raimie our guide was first-rate!
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Barth


By: Dustin and Eli

Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2018

Remote Lands coordinated our trip and made the experience worry-free. All of our transfers and guides were on time, professional, kind and even went above and beyond when a couple of unexpected needs arose. Thank you!
Travel Advisor:  Geraldine Hasting

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By: Cindi

Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2018

Wonderful experience! This was my daughter’s senior trip prior to going away to college and it was everything I’d hoped it would be. Great guide, driver, travel agent, etc. Overall a very positive experience!!
Travel Advisor:  Deanna Byrd

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By: Mike

Reviewed on: 18 May 2018

we had to different tour guides, both were just excellent and well worth the money definitely made the trip more memorable
Travel Advisor:  Jason Swaye


By: Joel and Kathy

Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2018

The Remote Lands Guides were excellent. The cars used for transportation were roomy and clean. The hotels were 5 star and their attention to detail was over the top. There was only perfection from the people we met and it was also comforting to know that our trip was being carefully monitored by Remote Lands supervisors every step of the way. We would recommend Remote Lands to anyone needing exceptional service in Asia.
Travel Advisor:  Kate Winslow

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By: Morty

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2018

Terrific professionals! Looked out for us the entire time we were on the road!! Many thanks!
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Elias

Vietnam/Cambodia/Hong Kong

By: Emily

Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2019

We had 4 different guides (one in each city) and they were all wonderful. We appreciated that they let us be flexible and make game time decisions. We skipped a lot of the "touristy" sites and felt we had a more authentic experience.

Beyond expectation

By: Anon

Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2019

Excellent. Guides at each location were friendly, personable and knowledgeable. Want to share a special thank you to Nadia Thakul (Bangkok) & Mr. Buntheun (Siem Reap). After missing my connecting flight from Shanghai to Siem Reap, I called Mr. Buntheun to let him know I was not able tomake it to Siem Reap as planned and for him to notify the hotel. I was flying instead to Phnom Phen and would notify him later of my flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival in Phnom Phen as I was filling out my visa on arrival form, a Remote Land guide greeted me and told me that Mr. Buntheun had notified the Bangkok office of my predicament and sent him to greet me. As you can imagine being in a foreign land in an unplanned location he was a sight for sore eyes. He got me in contact with Nadia who then took care of the rest of the accommodations (hotel, transportation to/from airport and flight from Phnom Phen to Siem Reap the next day). Assistance provided by Remote Lands got us to Siem Reap on time.
Travel Advisor:  Leah Bergner

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By: susan

Reviewed on: 19 Feb 2019

They were terrific.
Travel Advisor:  Shawna Owen