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Welcome to Russia's city of the Tsars and the start of your incredible trans-siberian adventure! Arriving into St Pete's Airport, our friendly local team will transfer you to your hotel.
This morning we enjoy a city tour to visit Peter and Paul Fortress, home to the SS Peter and Paul Cathedral, housing the tombs of the Romanov monarchy. This afternoon enjoy a guided tour of the Hermitage, where you will be taken to see the highlights of this incredible collection and the beautiful baroque palace that houses it.
Enjoy a exploration with your expert guide today to the sumptuous Catherine Palace, with it's stunning baroque facade and it is home to the lavish Amber Room, made from several tonnes of amber. Remainder of the day at your leisure.
This morning enjoy the first of your rail journeys we will transfer you to the station for the #167 - 13:10 train to Moscow. Arriving into Moscow at 17:50 our local driver will transfer you to your hotel.
Enjoy a guided walking tour of the Red Square and the mighty Kremlin today. Our walking tour takes in the treasures of the golden domed Kremlin, its cathedrals, Ivan the Great’s Bell Tower and the Tsar Bell - the largest bell in the world, which weighs in at over 200 ton! We also enjoy a tour of the Metro stations which in their own right are Art Museums! Last stop of the day, we head 65 meters underground in the heart of Moscow, to visit an incredible Soviet Bunker which looks more like an underground town!
Today is free day to explore Moscow at your own leisure.
Enjoy a day at leisure (Hotel Check out is 12 noon) Your bags can be left at the hotels storage facility. This evening we transfer you to the station for the #060 16:50 train to Yekaterinburg. Sit back and enjoy the journey!
This evening the train pulls into Yekaterinburg at 20:25 - Here, we will transfer you to your homestay accommodations.
Enjoy a city tour which takes in the new monastery that marks the site of the Romanov family’s execution in 1918 and Ganina Yama - a beautiful monastic complex built on the site where their bodies were discarded and later found. The tour also takes you to the Europe/Asia border where you can stand with a foot in each continent! Remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore.
Enjoy a day to explore the city or surrounding countryside.
The train #020, departs in the very early hours of the morning at 03:42 for your onward journey to Beijing, we will transfer you to the station in time to catch it.
Enjoy the trains journey through endless Siberian forest, steppe and the Gobi Desert before crossing the border into China.
Today our train arrives into Harbin! On Arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the evening is yours free to explore.
Again today you have time to explore Harbin at your own Leisure.
Today you will be met at your hotel and transferred back to the train station for the last portion of your journey to Beijing. You will catch Train D102 to Beijing, departing at 1031 and arriving into Beijing at 1831. On arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
Enjoy a day to explore the city at your leisure or time permitting perhaps opt for one of our insightful tours in the city? Have a read of the 'Enhance Your Holiday' page for prices. Here our arrangements come to an end with a transfer to the airport for our departing flight.
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