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Kublai Khan

10 days  |  Beijing to Moscow  |  from USD $2,499  |   Guaranteed Departure 

Jump aboard for the ride of your life! Take the train from Beijing to Mongolia - a land of uncommon beauty, inextricably linked to the powerful legacy of Ghengis Khan. Take the option to camp out in a Mongolian ger in the beautiful Terelj National Park before heading to mighty Moscow, Russia's cutting edge capital city.

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Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Inclusions
Day 1
Beijing

Welcome to Beijing! Arrival transfer from Beijing airport to your hotel.
Overnight: Beijing

Day 2
Optional Beijing Sightseeing

Beijing. Today is free for you to explore China's captivating capital city or book an optional Beijing sightseeing tour where you’ll visit The Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.
Overnight: Beijing  |  Breakfast

Day 3
All Aboard

Beijing - Ulaan Baatar. Morning transfer to Beijing rail station to board the train to Ulaan Baatar. Settle into life on board as the train crosses the border into Mongolia and winds its way through original Gobi country and landscapes of uninterrupted steppe.
Overnight: Train  |  Breakfast

Days 4-6
Ulaan Baatar - Mongolia

Ulaan Baatar. On the afternoon of day 4 the train pulls into Ulaan Baatar, the laid-back provincial capital of Mongolia set in the rolling foothills of the Bogd mountain range on the banks of the Tuul River. One of the most elevated countries in the world, Mongolia was also once one of the world’s most powerful. Transfer to your hotel and spend the next two days at leisure exploring the city or opt to camp out in a ger in Terelj National Park.

Terelj National Park & ger camp bolt-on: Upon arrival into Ulaan Baatar on day 4, have lunch and transfer to nearby Terelj National Park, stopping to visit a nomadic family en route. With scenic alpine surrounds this protected area is host to diverse flora and fauna and famous for its unique granite rock formations. Spend two nights camping out in a Mongolian ger on the steppe.

On day 6 transfer back to Ulaan Baatar to board your onward train. 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 (days 4 & 5), Train (day 6)  |  Breakfast x 2

Days 7-9
On Board The Train

Ulaan Baatar - Moscow. Settle into life aboard the Trans-Mongolian Express as it winds its way north-west. After attending to border formalities on the Mongolian/Russian border in the very early hours of day 7 the journey continues into Russian territory and the semi-autonomous ethnic republic of Buryatia. Just beyond Ulan Ude the train joins the original Trans-Siberian line. Skirting the shores of Lake Baikal, your journey continues across east and western Siberia to Moscow.
Overnight: On board train

Day 10
Moscow

Moscow. Arrive into Moscow mid afternoon where your adventure ends.

Extend your stay and see St Petes

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
Views of Siberian forest, Gobi Desert and Lake Baikal en route.
Moscow, extend your stay to explore the capital
Trans-Siberian, Mongolian & Manchurian route
Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia’s laid-back capital city

Included

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

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: 4
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We very much enjoyed the Trans Siberian tour. The guides were incredibly friendly - nothing was too much trouble for them. The Mongolian camping expedition was a particular highlight. Many thanks and we look forward to travelling with On the Go Again soon. Alix and Oli

Ms Alexandra Walton
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