Accommodation of Explore Tours Range

For the Independent traveller who likes to plan their own adventures but with all the main work done for them, the Explore range of Trans-Siberian tours includes all train bookings, arrival, departure and in-tour transfers and good value 2* hotels or homestays, so that you are free to decide what you want to do and when. Information on the accommodation used by these tours is briefly detailed below, for more information or special requests, then contact one of our friendly Trans-Siberian specialists today and they will be happy to help.

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This hotel is ideally situated in Moscow’s business district, right next to Avtozavodskaya Metro Station, making it easy to reach all the vital parts of the city. The Kremlin and Red Square are only 15 minutes away on the metro and Kolomenskoe Nature Reserve is a mere 10 minute drive with horse riding and boat trips on offer. Tsaritsyno Park is only 12km away, offering a cultural day with an art gallery and beautiful scenery.

The hotel offers you all the following amenities:

  • Flat screen TV, Safety Deposit Room
  • Air Conditioning & Heating
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Bar & Restaurant
  • Staff speaking Russian and English
  • Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing and Shoeshine
  • En-Suite Bathroom & Toiletries
  • Cash Machine, Concierge Service



This hotel is yet another winner of the Certificate of Excellence 2013 as shown on TripAdvisor. This beautifully elegant hotel is in the centre of St Petersburg in the Golden Triangle, only a 5 minutes’ walk from the Hermitage, the Church of our Saviour on Spilled Blood, Palace Square and Mikhaylovsky Palace. It’s also right next to the Nevsky Prospect, just a 10 minute walk from the Nevsky Prospect Metro station, giving you access to all the areas around the city.

You’ll have a chance to enjoy all the following in this Grand Hotel:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Air Conditioning and Heating
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Restaurant (a la carte and buffet)
  • 24 Hour Front Desk, Tour Desk
  • Luggage Storage, Cash Machine
  • Laundry, Dry Cleaning Service and Shoeshine



The Ural Hotel is close to the Dormitory of Sverdlovsk State Academic Philharmonic Hall, the Opera and Ballet Theatre and the City Museum. The airport is a mere 20 minute drive away, and Pervomayskaya Train Station is around the corner, from where you can reach all the most interesting parts of the city. It’s also only 2 km away from Ploshchad 1905 Goda ('1905' Square) metro station. You’ll get a real taste for Russian culture with this central location.

The facilities in the hotel include the following:

  • Work Desk, TV, private or shared bathroom
  • Heating
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • English speaking staff
  • Breakfast
  • Russian Restaurant and CafĂ©
  • 24 Hour Front Desk, Ticket Service, Luggage Storage
  • Laundry and Ironing Service



Situated in an excellent location near Kirov Square, within a short distance walk away from the Eastern Siberian Nikolayev Pedology Museum, Epiphany Cathedral, and Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers. The Angara Hotel has three restaurants on its premises and a bar, you will also find a wide variety of restaurants and cafes nearby. This hotel works well on a budget, especially for someone who wants to be in the heart of the city, within easy reach of Lake Baikal.dge.

  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna and fitness room
  • Air conditioning
  • Three Restaurant offering varied cuisine
  • 24-hour reception area
  • 45 minutes away from Lake Baikal



Situated near the railway in Ulan bator, you can easily make your way from this hotel around the beautiful city. It’s also easy to get to as it’s only 9 minutes away from Ghenghis Khaan airport. It’s great for anyone travelling for leisure, whether with family, or with friends, or exploring on your own.

It has many features to offer including:

  • Mini Bar, TV, Phone
  • 24/7 Help desk
  • Internet in Room
  • Restaurant with continental, Full English and American breakfast 



This hotel lies in the centre of Beijing’s Dongzhimen area in the Second Ring Road, only 4km from the station. It’s a four star wonder, full of Chinese tradition with restaurants and tea houses and is ideally situated near the airport and railway station so you can see all the sights around the city with ease.

This hotel offers the following features:

  • Cable TV, Fridge, Kettle, Work Desk
  • Air Conditioning and Heating
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas, Free Wired Internet in Rooms
  • Staff Speak Chinese and English
  • 24 Hour Front Desk, Currency Exchange, Luggage Storage, Concierge Service
  • Laundry



This hotel is situated in the city centre, surrounded by famous sights such as the museum of local lore, dramatic theatre and Philharmonic Society. Described as a bayside hotel, it offers gorgeous views and picturesque scenery. The hotel’s roof even acts as an observation deck to give you stunning panoramic views over the coast.

The following facilities are included in the hotel:

  • Satellite TV, Kettle, Minibar, Bathrobes
  • Air Conditioning & Heating
  • Restaurants with European and Korean dishes and a 12th floor Bar
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Staff speaking Russian and English
  • Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Shoeshine and Ironing Service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24 Hour Front Desk, Currency Exchange, Tour Desk, Ticket Service, Luggaage Storage, Cash Machine, Concierge Service, Daily Maid Service