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Genghis Khan

13 days  |  Moscow to Beijing  |  from USD $3,199  |   Guaranteed Departure 

Jump aboard for the ride of your life! From one capital city to another - Moscow to Beijing, via Mongolia - a land of uncommon beauty inextricably linked to the powerful legacy of Genghis Khan. Explore the curiously named capital - Ulaan Baatar and opt to camp out in a ger in stunning Terelj National Park.

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Days 1-2
Moscow

Moscow. Upon arrival at Moscow airport you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax.

Day 2 is free for you to explore the capital or book an optional Moscow walking tour where you’ll visit Red Square, home to the historic GUM department store, Lenin’s mausoleum and the iconic St Basil’s Cathedral.
Overnight: Moscow  |  Breakfast x 1

Days 3-7
On board the train

Moscow - Ulaan Baatar - breakfast. Spend day 3 at leisure in the capital before your evening transfer to Yaroslavl rail station for the train to Ulaan Baatar. Settle into life on board the Trans-Mongolian Express as it winds its way east.

Days 4 - 7 are spend on board the train which follows well-worn ancient tea caravan routes. Travelling via Irkutsk and skirting along the shores of breathtaking Lake Baikal, enjoy the views as your journey continues via far Eastern Siberia. The train branches off the main Trans-Siberian line at a place called Zaudinsky, which lies just beyond Ulan Ude.
Overnight: Train  |  Breakfast x 1

Days 8-11
Mongolia

Ulaan Baatar. On the morning of day 8 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. Transfer to your hotel and spend four days at leisure exploring the city. Or book an optional two night excursion to Terelj National Park:

Terelj National Park & ger camp bolt-on: Upon arrival into Ulaan Baatar on day 8 transfer to nearby Terelj National Park, stopping for lunch and visiting Turtle Rock 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 10 transfer back to Ulaan Baatar stopping to visit a nomadic family en route.
Overnight: Ulaan Baatar  |  Breakfast x 3

Days 12-13
Train to Beijing

Ulaan Baatar - Beijing. Morning transfer to the rail station for your onward train to Beijing. Beyond Ulaan Baatar the landscape becomes a panorama of uninterrupted steppe. Continuing south the train enters original Gobi country, then continues on to the border, where after formalities the train crosses into Chinese territory on day 12. On day 13 travel through the Shaanxi province of China en route to the capital. Arrival scheduled for mid-afternoon into Beijing where your Trans Siberian adventure comes to an end.
Overnight: Train (on day 12)  |  Breakfast x 1

Bolt-on a 3 day Beijing Stopover

To see the sights of Beijing including the legendary Great Wall of China, the Summer Palace and the Forbidden City with its 9999 rooms, book our 3 day Beijing Stopover. Includes an arrival transfer from Beijing rail station, 2 nights 3 star hotel, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and guided sightseeing with an English speaking local guide.

Trip Highlights

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

Included

6 breakfasts
4 night hotel stay in Ulaan Baatar
Return rail station transfers in Ulaan Baatar
Moscow airport arrival transfer on day 1
2 nights 3 star hotel in Moscow
6 nights on board train (2nd class, 4 berth sleeper cabin)
Train journey: Moscow - Beijing
Transfer to Moscow 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.

Hi Cheryln! I just wanted to also thank you as it was an amazing experience and we were impressed with every On The Go representative we met in Moscow, Ulaan Bataar and Beijing! They were all so helpful, friendly and also informative! This was my 2nd OTG tour and I would do another in a heartbeat :)

Ashleigh Jackson

Hi Cherylyn,

I have to say we had an amazing time on the Genghis Khan Trans Mongolian with On the Go. Guides Jin and Nomin were outstanding. It was faultless ! Will definitely book with you again.

Rae and Chris Walker

Just wanted to let you know that we had such a great adventure on the Trans Siberian trip. I'd like to thank you so much for all your help as it made the trip alot easier than it would've been if we'd had to find our own way. It was pretty full-on but on the go provided such great support and value for money.

Thanks again.

Lucy Dann & Shakil Ahmed

Hello Ryan

I write to let you know what a marvelous time we had on the trip that you arranged for us. Paul and I wish to thank you and all of the people who met and assisted us along the journey. The whole thing worked like clockwork, every time we arrived somewhere, we immediately found our names held on display, it was truly remarkable. It is not possible to pick out anyone person in particular for praise as everyone we met were friendly helpful and made our journey so very special. We must mention, however, Regina's assistance in Beijing, having only the one full day there, she arranged for a hire car, driver and guide, to take us to Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden city and a section of the Great Wall, along with stops for lunch, dinner and visits to a Jade factory, a and cloisonne factory, what a wonderful experience! Beijing and the Great Wall all in a day!

It goes without saying that we will be recommending 'On the Go Travel' to our friends, many, many thanks to you and all the the wonderful people who helped us along the way.

Best Wishes

Paul & Mike

Hi Charlie

Back safely on time after the most amazing seven weeks!

Everything went so smoothly, all agents / guides / drivers / hotels were absolutely superb .. we can't fault anything at all!

thank you so much ... an amazing trip ... organised and executed by a superb team!! Off to do the washing now ..

Steve and Helen Martin

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
Moscow
Ends
Beijing
Departs
Sundays
Hotel Rating
3 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
For optional touring
Meals
Breakfast: 6
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Hi Cheryln! I just wanted to also thank you as it was an amazing experience and we were impressed with every On The Go representative we met in Moscow, Ulaan Bataar and Beijing! They were all so helpful, friendly and also informative! This was my 2nd OTG tour and I would do another in a heartbeat :)

Ashleigh Jackson
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