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.
Day 1 - Arrival in Beijing
Your 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
You 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 - Depart Beijing
Pack, 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 4 - Arrival in Ulan-Bator and Gorkhi Terelj National Park Excursion
After 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 5 - Mongolian Steppe Excursion
Breakfast 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 6 - Ulan-Bator Excursion
A fascinating full day tour including visits to the Gandan Buddhist Monastery, the national history museum and Zaisan Hill, ending with a traditional meal and Mongolian folk music with dance.
Day 7 - Free Day in Ulan-Bator
Breakfast 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 8 - Free Day and Departing Ulan-Bator
After 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 9 - Entering Russia and Passing the Vast Lake Baikal
You will spend the day on the train continuing on to the border with Russia, before passing the city of Ulan-Ude, and heading onwards onwards to Irkutsk, passing by the amazing Lake Baikal.
Day 10 - Arrive in Irkutsk
Following 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 11 - Irkutsk Excursion
There are three fantastic options to choose from included in your itinerary; the famous Circum-Baikal Railroad skirting the shores of Lake Baikal, visiting a traditional settlement of the ancient Mongolian Buryat tribes or an escorted trip to the Baikal Museum and aquarium.
Day 12 - Irkutsk Excursion
A 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 13 - Depart Irkutsk
There 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 14 - Venturing into Siberia
Through the seemingly limitless tracks and incredible forests of Siberia (the largest forest in the world), you will be passing through the mighty Altai region, crossing the River Yenisei at Krasnoyarsk.
Day 15 - Heading into Eurasia
After 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 - European Russia
Spending the day on the train, you will head past the ex-military city of Perm, the great industrial city of Kirov, and the beautiful cities of the Golden Ring.
Day 17 - Arrive in Moscow
At 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
Explore, Discover, Experience
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This tour is in the Experience Range - this premium range takes care of all travel arrangements including trains, transfers, full day excursions accompanied by a professional guide and the finest 4* hotels.
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