With all tours originating in the ancient city of Beijing you are guaranteed a memorable journey through Asia, 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 half day city tour introducing you to the main sites of Beijing, including Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace, well as the Pearl and Silk markets. You will be offered lunch.
Day 3 - Free Day in Beijing
You have the freedom to explore, and experience, the majesty of the Chinese capital at your leisure.
Day 4 - 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 5 - Arrival in Ulan Bator and Gorkhi Terelj National Park Excursion
After your arrival you will be 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 and visit to the Genghis Khan Statue Complex
After breakfast you will have the opportunity to visit the famous Genghis Khan Statue Complex that includes a museum and a scenic view from the top of the statue. Additionally, you will meet a local herdsman’s family to see the fascinating daily life of Mongolia's nomads.
Day 7 - Ulan Bator Excursion
A fantastic half day city tour, offering a guided overview to the main sites of Ulan-Bator.
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. You will head onwards to Irkutsk, passing by the amazing Lake Baikal.
Day 9 - Arrival in Irkutsk and Listvyanka
Following your arrival in Irkutsk, you will be taken to your accommodation in the village of Listvyanka. The day is rounded off with a traditional Baikal dinner and optional sauna experience, "Banya".
Day 10 - Free day in Listvyanka
Free day to relax, explore and experience Listvyanka and the incredible Lake Baikal.
Day 11 - Free Day in Listvyanka
Free day to relax, explore and experience Listvyanka.
Day 12 - Irkutsk Excursion
Today you will be transferred by car from Listvyanka to your hotel in Irkutsk. You will enjoy an exciting 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 - 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 15 - Arrival in Yekaterinburg
You will arrive in Yekaterinburg and be provided with a transfer to take you to your accommodation.
Day 16 - Yekaterinburg Excursion
A 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 17 - Free day in Yekaterinburg
You will be have a free day to explore, discover and experience everything Yekaterinburg has to offer.
Day 18 - Free Day and Departure from Yekaterinburg
You 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
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 Discover Range - designed for flexibility the Discover range includes trains, transport and quality 3* and 4* accommodation, along with a selection of half day tours and expert guides.
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