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Highway to Moscow

14 days  |  Beijing to Moscow  |  from USD $3,699  |   Guaranteed Departure 

Riding the Trans-Mongolian, from Beijing to Mongolia - the legendary land of Genghis Khan, with the option to visit breathtaking Terelj National Park before continuing north to Russia. Dropping in at Irkutsk en route for a break, where you can opt to stay at the behemoth Lake Baikal, before crossing Siberia to mighty Moscow.

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Day 1
Beijing

Beijing. Arrival transfer from Beijing airport to your hotel. Enjoy free time in China’s bustling capital.
Overnight: Beijing

Day 2
Opt to walk the Great Wall

Spend the day at leisure, independently exploring Beijing or book an optional sightseeing tour to the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and the vast Forbidden City, which includes lunch.
Overnight: Beijing  |  Breakfast

Day 3
Life onboard

Beijing - Ulaan Baatar. Transfer to the Beijing rail station this morning to board the train to Ulaan Baatar, capital of Mongolia, one of the most elevated countries in the world. Leaving Beijing behind and crossing the border the train enters the flat, dry and sparsely populated landscape of the Gobi desert before travelling north through landscapes of uninterrupted steppe, with the occasional nomad, camel and ger dotting the landscape.
Overnight: Train  |  Breakfast

Days 4-6
Ulaan Baatar

Ulaan Baatar - breakfast (days 5 & 6). Day 4, mid-afternoon arrival into Ulaan Baatar. The pine-covered mountains, wide boulevards, vast public squares and parks give the capital a feeling of spaciousness, while the ger communities, Buddhist temples and bustling market places give it a rustic charm. Transfer to your hotel and spend two days at leisure exploring the city or opt to camp out in Terelj National Park.

Terelj National Park & ger camp bolt-on: Spend two nights camping out in a Mongolian ger on the steppe in Terelj National Park.

On the afternoon of day 6 board the train for your onward journey to Irkutsk. In the evening the train will reach the Mongolia border point at Sukhe-Batorcross and after inevitable customs and immigration formalities and delays, you will cross the border into Russia after midnight (day 7).
Overnight: Ulaan Baatar  |  Breakfast x 2

Days 7-9
Irkutsk & optional Lake Baikal

Irkutsk. Mid afternoon arrival into Irkutsk, a town with the Asiatic influences of nearby Mongolia and China and curious architecture - which is a legacy of Siberia’s exiled aristocrats. Spend the next three days at leisure exploring the town or book one of the following optional excursions:

Listvyanka & Lake Baikal: Spend two relaxing days in the village of Listvyanka by beautiful Lake Baikal and perhaps choose one of the optional activities.

Irkutsk Summer Trek & Camp: Enjoy an overnight trekking excursion through the scenic taiga of the Primorsky Mountain to Lake Baikal, camping overnight in a picturesque bay.
Overnight: Irkutsk   |  Breakfast x 2

Days 10-13
On the train

Irkutsk - Moscow. Late afternoon transfer to the rail station for the onward journey to Moscow across tracts of Siberia and the Ural Mountains. Enjoy views across tracts of Siberia and the Ural Mountains before continuing west and on to mighty Moscow.
Overnight: Train  |  Breakfast x 1

Day 14
Moscow

Moscow. A very early arrival into Russia’s capital, at approximately 4am, when your journey of a lifetime ends.

Although schedules dictate an early morning arrival into Moscow, we recommend spending at least one night in the capital in case of delays. Please contact us for Moscow stopover rates.

Travel on to St Petersburg

Bolt-on a 4 day Baltic Express and visit the northern city of St Petersburg - city of the tsars, home of the incredible Hermitage Collection at the Winter Palace, the beautiful Church on Spilled Blood and the lavish Tsarskoe Selo and Peterhof palace

Trip Highlights

Beijing, China’s bustling capital
Irkutsk - former Cossack garrison & trading centre
Ulaan Baatar - set on banks of the Tuul River
Trans-Siberian, Mongolian & Manchurian route
Views of Siberian forest, Gobi Desert and Lake Baikal en route
Moscow - extend your stay to visit the sights

Included

7 breakfasts
3 nights 3 star hotel in Irkutsk
6 nights on board train (2nd class, 4 berth sleeper cabin)
Beijing airport arrival transfer on day 1
Return rail station transfers in Irkutsk and Ulaan Baatar
2 nights 3 star hotel in Beijing
2 nights 3 star hotel in Ulaan Baatar
Train journey: Beijing - Moscow
Transfer to Beijing train station (not platform) on day 3

Not Included

Flights and visas
Laundry, drinks and items of a personal nature
No meals aboard the train
This journey is semi-independent and is unescorted. It is not a group departure and you will not have a tour guide.

Prices shown are per person travelling based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling sharing a twin room/2nd-class 4-berth train cabin. The 'single supplement' applies to travellers requiring a single hotel room at stops along the way, train accommodation remains 2nd class 4 berth. Please add this supplement to the 'Twin/Double' price.

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Tour Details
Starts
Beijing
Ends
Moscow
Departs
Sundays & Thursdays
Hotel Rating
3 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
For optional touring
Meals
Breakfast: 7
Tour Bolt-ons
Enhance your trip with these amazing added extras and bolt-ons
Summer Trek & Camp
USD $279 / Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal Discovery
USD $539 / Lake Baikal
Cross Country Ski
USD $429 / Lake Baikal

I did the Highway to Moscow tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. Right from the start, my agent Janet was extremely helpful. She replied to e-mails quickly and answered all questions.

The pick ups and transfers were problem free and easy to spot. The hosts of the home stays in Russia were amazing. They were extremely friendly and cooked us delicious traditional food.

My friend and I had enough free time to wander by ourselves and we met some great people on our tour.

I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone that is interested in doing a Trans-Siberian railway trip.

Miss Renee Sarah Parker
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