RUSSIAN Total solar eclipse 2008 in Russia

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Siberian Eclipse 2008 Tour Organization

    Here you may find all the necessary information for your Siberian Eclipse trip organization. Tour operator "Olympia-Reisen-Sibir" GmbH, a daughter company of German tour operator "Olympia-Reisen GmbH", offers a wide range of services for astronomers coming to Novosibirsk and Barnaul: Visa invitations, accommodation, transportation and different kinds of tours in Siberia.
  1. Are you traveling to Siberian alone or with a group of astronomers? Some services, like excursions and participating in group transfer for equipped observation grounds are available only for groups. If you prefer traveling in the group contact us for the list of tour operators and travel agents in your country selling our tour product as a part of Eclipse-packages, including flights and transfers, as well as dinner, bed and breakfast in hotel of Novosibirsk or Barnaul or in a camping or pension in the Altai Mountains region, from where you can view the eclipse.
  2. If you're traveling alone and need just accommodation and transfers, send your personalized request on the following addresses: (in English) (in German)
  3. Choose the place to view the Eclipse. The path of totality of the 2008 eclipse passes a couple of particularly interesting destinations and cities: Novosibirsk, in Siberia, Barnaul in Southern Siberia in Altai region, and the Altai Mountains region.
    So, it may be either the main Siberian city Novosibirsk, or situated 240 km to the saouth of it Barnaul. In these cities you can have the maximal comfort level and cultural programs.
    Or you can visit the Altai Mountains region, and namely, 576km to the South of Novosibirsk, where you can combine observation in the unique natural environment, having mountain climbing, rafting, hourseback riding, excursions and Altai cuisine degustation.
    Look at detail at the following sections: NOVOSIBIRSK, BARNAUL, ALTAI MOUNTAINS.
  4. How would you like to arrive in Siberia? There are two options: either air flight to Novosibirsk or Barnaul or train travel by Tran Siberian railway. You can get to the Altai Mountains by bus from Novosibirsk (about 570km) or from Barnaul (350km). More details you can read at TRANSPORT section.
  5. Accommodation. Novosibirsk and Barnaul have a wide range of hotels and pensions both in city and in countryside, which are actually not so far from the central eclipse line. Altai region has more simple accommodation conditions, but almost at the Eclipse center line. Details you can find in ACCOMMODATION section.
  6. Eclipse observation site. Both in Novosibirsk and Barnaul it will be possible to view the Eclipse in rather comfortable conditions right in the city (they both lie within 20-30 km from the central line), or to arrive by bus to the exact eclipse line. In the Altai region Chemal settlement is situated right on the central Eclipse line. Additional information you can read at ECLIPSE section.
  7. Do you need equipment for Eclipse observation? Obviously, you do. Note that all types of telescopes and accessories you can rent on the spot at very moderate charge! There is no need to take in Siberia your bulky equipment with you. Look for details at TELESCOPES section.
  8. Additional programs and tours. Use your trip to Siberia to get to know this land. Participate in city tours, visit museums and theaters with professional guides. Morevoer, book a post-eclipse active or excursion trip in the Siberian region: to the Altai Mountains, to Khakassia and Tyva region, or to lake Baikal. Have a look at EXCURSIONS and ACTIVE TOURS section.
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