Welcome to Beijing! Arrival transfer from Beijing airport to your hotel.
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
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
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
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
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.
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 ”