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Red Express

9 days  |  Moscow to Beijing  |  from USD $2,369  |   Guaranteed Departure 

Spend a few days in Russia's capital city, then jump on board the Trans Siberian railway, from Moscow to Beijing - a classic train ride across a third of the globe from one red city to another in one fell swoop.

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Day 1
Moscow

Welcome to Moscow - Russia’s lively capital city! Arrival transfer from Moscow Sheremetyevo or Domodedovo Airport to your hotel.
Overnight: Moscow

Day 2
Red Square

Moscow. Spend the day at leisure, independently exploring the capital. Alternatively embark on an optional Moscow walking tour in the morning. On the tour travel to legendary Red Square by Metro for a guided walk taking in Moscow’s highlights. See the beautifully coloured St Basil’s Cathedral in all its glory, the historic GUM department store and if Lenin’s Mausoleum is open today, you can pay your respects to the grandfather of Communism himself!
Overnight: Moscow  |  Breakfast

Day 3
Moscow

Moscow. Another free day to enjoy the sights. Moscow has a staggering array of art galleries, museums and shops as well as unique attractions such as famous Gorky Park. Tonight there is an included transfer to Yaroslavl rail station for train #004 express to Beijing.
Overnight: train  |  Breakfast

Days 4-8
On board train

Settle into life on board the Trans-Siberian Express as it plies its way across the Urals and large tracts of Siberia, following 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.

In the evening of day 7 the train crosses the border into Mongolia reaching Ulaan Baatar, the laid-back capital of Mongolia the following morning. Continuing your journey, the train winds its way through the rolling foothills of the Bogd mountain range and landscapes of uninterrupted steppe before crossing the border into China in the evening of day 8 and edging closer to the nation’s capital - Beijing.
Overnight: Train

Day 9
Beijing

Beijing - This afternoon the train reaches Beijing where your momentous journey ends. Consider extending your stay to explore China's bustling capital with our 3 day Beijing Stopover which includes guiding sightseeing taking in the highlights such as The Forbidden City and the legendary Great Wall of China.

Extend your stay and see St Petes!

Enhance your adventure with a 4 day Molotov Cocktail. See amazing St Petersburg - the city of the Tsars, overflowing with opulent palaces, beautiful cathedrals, galleries, cafes and bars. Not to mention the incredible Hermitage Collection at the Winter Palace.

Includes 2 nights accommodation in St Petersburg, a guided city tour, arrival transfer and overnight train from St Petersburg to Moscow.

Trip Highlights

Moscow, the lively and historic capital of Russia
Views of Siberian forest, Gobi Desert and Lake Baikal en route
Trans-Siberian, Mongolian & Manchurian route
Beijing - extend your stay to explore China’s capital

Included

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

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
Moscow
Ends
Beijing
Departs
Sundays
Hotel Rating
3 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
For optional touring
Meals
Breakfast: 2
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