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With all tours originating in the ancient city of Beijing you are guaranteed a memorable journey through Asia, Eurasia, Siberia and European Russia passing breathtaking landscapes such as the Ural Mountains and the awe-inspiring Lake Baikal. For a detailed breakdown of this tour, please download our free Trans-Mongolian tour brochure which includes a day to day account of what you will see and do, along with tour prices and information regarding your accommodation.

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Day 1 - Arrival in Beijing

Forbidden CityYour tour starts in Beijing, where your transfer will be waiting for you at the airport, or train station, to take you to your accommodation.

Day 2 - Beijing Excursion Day

St BasilsYou will have a full day city tour introducing you to the main sites of Beijing, including Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven as well as the Pearl and Silk markets.

Day 3 - Free Day in Beijing

Trans SiberiaYou have the freedom to explore, and experience, the majesty of the Chinese capital at your leisure.

Day 4 - Depart Beijing

Ger CampPack, and prepare to check-out, then make the most of what Beijing has to offer on your final day in the city before you are provided with a transfer to the railway station, where our guide will advise, and assist, in purchasing provisions for the train if desired, accompany you to the platform, ensure that everyone is settled into their cabins and answer any last minute questions.

Day 5 - Arrival in Ulan-Bator and Gorkhi Terelj National Park Excursion

Trans-Siberian trainAfter your arrival you will be taken to your accommodation to freshen up and have breakfast, before being set free to visit the world famous Gorkhi Terelj National Park. Lunch will then be served at a local Ger camp, followed by walking in the hills, with an excursion to Turtle Rock and a meditation centre before returning to the Ger camp for an evening meal and overnight stay.

Day 6 - Mongolian Steppe Excursion

Ural MountainsBreakfast is followed by free time to explore, and enjoy, the local area and relax. You will have the opportunity to visit a local herdsman’s family to see the fascinating daily life of Mongolia's nomads.

Day 7 - Ulan-Bator Excursion

Trans-Siberian Train TracksA fantastic half day city tour, offering a guided overview to the main sites of Ulan-Bator.

Day 8 - Free Day in Ulan-Bator

Lake BaikalBreakfast is followed by free time to investigate the distinctive charm of Ulan-Bator and the surrounding region, or relax. Why not take a look at a few of the excursions you could arrange while there?

Day 9 - Free Day and Departing Ulan-Bator

Irkutsk ChurchAfter spending most of the day free to explore Ulan-Bator, you will catch the train to continue your journey along the Trans-Mongolian railway.

Day 10 - Entering Russia and Passing the Vast Lake Baikal

Irkutsk DecemberistsYou will spend the day on the train continuing on to the border with Russia, before passing the city of Ulan-Ude, and heading onwards to Irkutsk, passing by the amazing Lake Baikal.

Day 11 - Arrival in Irkutsk

Irkutsk Rail StationFollowing your arrival in Irkutsk, you will be taken to your accommodation, before having the afternoon to relax and explore at your leisure. At the end of the day there is a traditional Baikal dinner and optional “Banya”.

Day 12 - Free Day in Irkutsk

Ulan Bator National ParkToday is left free to relax, explore, experience, shop or book one of our many optional excursions.

Day 13 - Irkutsk Excursion

Ger CampA fascinating half day city tour to see some of the best sights in Irkutsk, the Polish cathedral, Russian Orthodox churches and the Decembrist’s House.

Day 14 - Depart Irkutsk

North China StatueThere will be a transfer from the hotel to the railway station to catch your train for the next leg of your Trans–Siberian journey, on through Siberia and on to Moscow.

Day 15 - Heading into Eurasia

Ulan Bator BuildingAfter passing through Novosibirsk, the largest city in Siberia, the train will head for the historic Yekaterinburg and the Ural Mountains, crossing the border between Asia and Europe, around 1,000 miles east of Moscow.

Day 16 - Arrival in Yekaterinburg

Gobi DesertYou will arrive in Yekaterinburg and be provided with a transfer to take you to your accommodation.

Day 17 - Yekaterinburg Excursion

Matreshka HotelA half day tour, featuring some of the key landmarks that Yekaterinburg has to offer, including the Cathedral on the Blood, Ascension Hill and the Literary Quarter.

Day 18 - Free Day and Departure from Yekaterinburg

Gobi DesertYou will have a free morning to continue exploring the city, however you will need to prepare to check out and be ready for a transfer to the railway station early in the afternoon.

Day 19 - Arrive in Moscow

MoscowAt the end of this day you will reach your destination, the Russian Capital of Moscow, where your transfer will be waiting to pick you up.

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Includes

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All our tours include:

  • Domestic and/ or international rail tickets
  • Transfers for all departures and arrivals at each city
  • A transfer with a personal guide to accompany you to the train on the start of your journey
  • Full visa support
  • Breakfast at all hotels, homestays and other accommodation

This tour includes:

  • Total Duration: 19 Days
  • Nights on the train: 6 Days
  • Key Destinations: Beijing (3), Ulan Bator (4), Irkutsk (3), Yekaterinburg (2), Moscow
  • Excursions: 3 half day: Ulan Bator, Yekaterinburg and Irkutsk city tours. 3 full day: Beijing city tour, Ghorkhi Park and Nomad Life in Ulan Bator
  • Accommodation: Centrally located comfortable 3* hotels close to the heart of the city
  • Meals: Breakfast at all Hotels, plus a dinner at Listvyanka / Baikal and other meals, which are dependent on your preferred excursions. These are indicated in each route itinerary

This tour does not include:

  • In tour spending money (all accommodation, excursions, transfers and other tour elements are fully paid prior to departure)
  • Flights or other travel arrangements to tour joining point
  • Meals, unless specified in the itinerary
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Extensions

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Our range of tour extensions are ideal to make your incredible trip go that little bit further. With two, three or four day options, you can explore and spend more time in Moscow, discover Beijing, the ancient powerhouse of modern China or experience stunning St Petersburg, one of Russia’s greatest cities.

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Overview

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Your tour starts in the ancient city of Beijing, China's new capital. On route to Moscow enjoy the ever changing scenery as you travel past the Great Wall, northwards through the breathtaking Gobi Desert to arrive at the Mongolian Capital of Ulan-Bator. After four days "on the ground" you head off to Irkutsk deep in Siberia, home of the world famous Lake Baikal for a three day stopover before you head west through the vast steppes and forests of Eurasia, to the historic city of Yekaterinburg on the border of Europe and Asian in the Ural Mountains, after a two day visit, its an overnight train ride into European Russia before finally arriving in Moscow. With With our trusted 2* or home-stay accommodation, full in-tour transfers and complete guided excursions, you can relax and submerge yourself into the total experience.

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Prices

  Second Class     First Class
No. of people £ $   £ $
1 £3,070.00 €4,235.00 $4,675.00   £3,190.00 €4,405.00 $4,860.00
2 - 3 £2,155.00 €2,975.00 $3,280.00   £2,280.00 €3,145.00 $3,465.00
4 - 5 £2,035.00 €2,810.00 $3,100.00   £2,155.00 €2,980.00 $3,280.00
6 - 8 £1,910.00 €2,635.00 $2,910.00   £2,030.00 €2,805.00 $3,090.00
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