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Trans-Mongolian Express Westbound

Overview

Our fast-track Trans-Mongolian Railway experience! This Trans-Mongolian Express tour is ideal for those wanting to travel from Beijing to Moscow, while enjoying the spectacular views of Lake Baikal, the Siberian Taiga and the Gobi Desert from the edge of their seat. If you enjoy travelling by train or are an avid backpacker looking for a cheaper Trans-Mongolian tour, this is a perfect choice. Your 9-day journey begins in Beijing and takes you through the Gobi Desert, passing by Lake Baikal and through Siberia to the Russian capital, Moscow.

  • All relevant Trans-Siberian, Trans-Mongolian and Trans-Manchurian 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

  • Russian letter of invitation and visa support documents for China and Mongolia

  • Breakfast at all hotels, homestays and other accommodation

Itinerary

Beijing

The capital of China, Beijing, has a long history stretching back over 3000 years. The city is known for its unrivalled culture and architecture and is home to no less than 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the world-famous Forbidden City complex and the Badaling Great Wall of China. Beijing is one of the ‘Four Great Ancient Capitals of China’ and has been the political centre of the country for 800 years.

Day 1

Arrival in Beijing

Welcome to Beijing! Your driver will meet you at your arrival point and take you to your hotel for check-in.

  • Arrival Transfer

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

Day 2

Sightseeing tour of Beijing

You will have a half day city tour introducing you to the main sites of Beijing, including Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City followed by lunch.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Temple of Heaven

  • Expert Guide

  • The Circular Mound Altar

  • The Cypress Grove Temple

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • HongQiao Pearl Market

  • Souvenir Shopping

  • Free Time

Day 3

Free time in Beijing

After breakfast, you will have most of the day free to relax and explore Beijing or take one of our optional Beijing city excursions.

  • Breakfast

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 4

Your Trans-Mongolian experience begins

After breakfast, you will have some time in the morning to pack and do some last-minute exploring before checking out of your hotel and meeting your driver for the transfer to the train station.

  • Breakfast

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Transfer to Train

  • Expert Guide

Travel to

Trans-Mongolian

A variant of the traditional Trans-Siberian Railway, the Trans-Mongolian is one of the best ways to reach and explore Mongolia and passes between Moscow and Beijing visiting the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar on the way. The train journey itself offers diverse, spectacular views from the alpine forest regions of Siberia to the vast, arid Gobi Desert before skipping through the lush landscapes of China.

Day 5

Depart Beijing and travel on the Trans-Mongolian Railway to Moscow

For the next five days, you will be travelling on the Trans-Mongolian Railway all the way to Moscow.

  • Day on the Train

  • Night on the Train

  • Border crossing

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

Travel to

Moscow

Russia’s official capital, Moscow, is the political and religious heart of the country. The city has the highest density of billionaires, is the world’s most populated inland city and boasts six out of Europe’s ten tallest buildings. It continues to be a major tourist destination in Europe growing year on year with famous attractions including Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral, and the Kremlin.

Day 9

Arrival in Moscow

In the evening, you will in Moscow where your transfer will take you to your hotel, the airport or railway station.

  • New Destination by Train

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Departure Transfer

Where you can stay

A hotel can be the make or break of any experience, and we understand that choosing the right hotel is important to our travellers. Check out our range of hotels ahead of time, and learn more about our standard 3-star options and the luxury 5-star upgrades that are available in the destinations you will be visiting.

Please note that the selection of hotels included here are examples of where you may stay on your tour, we will pick the best option for you based on your travel requirements.

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