Highway to China - 15 days

FROM USD $3,999

Riding the Trans-Siberian & Trans-Mongolian from Moscow east to Beijing; crossing Siberia the train pulls into Irkutsk, gateway to Lake Baikal and Ulaan Baatar in the heart of Mongolia.

Days 1 - 2: Moscow
Moscow. Arrival transfer from Moscow airport. Enjoy free time in Russia’s lively capital. On day 2 you can independently explore the sights or book an optional guided walk around Red Square, escorted by a knowledgeable local guide. Overnight - Moscow (B:1)
Days 3 - 6: Train to Siberia
Moscow - Irkutsk. The morning of day 3 is free for you to relax before a midday transfer to the rail station to start your Trans-Siberian journey. Settle into life aboard the train as it plies its way across the Urals and large tracts of Siberia.

Settle into life on board as the train plies its way across the Urals and large tracts of Siberia on days 4 to 6. Enjoy the views of the changing landscape, relax and get to know your fellow passengers. Overnight - Train (B:1)
Highway to China - 15 days Go Guide : :Check out the go guide for details of the tour, info on visas, climate, money, what to bring and more!
Days 7 - 9: Irkutsk & optional Lake Baikal
Irkutsk. Morning arrival into Irkutsk, a town with the Asiatic influences of nearby Mongolia and China and curious architecture - a legacy of Siberia’s exiled aristocrats. Spend the next three days at leisure exploring the town. Or choose from 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 (B:2)
Day 10: Train to Mongolia
Irkutsk - Ulaan Baatar. Very early morning transfer to the rail station to continue your momentous journey into the heart of Mongolia, a land of endless steppe, towering mountains, pristine lakes, rivers and desert. Overnight - Train
Days 11 - 13: Mongolia
Ulaan Baatar (Mongolia). Morning arrival into Ulaan Baatar after crossing the Mongolian border during the very early hours of day 11. The pine-covered mountains, wide boulevards, vast public squares and park give the city 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 three days at leisure exploring the city. Or book an optional two night excursion to 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. Overnight - Ulaan Baatar (B:2)
Yaks grazing in Mongolia
Days 14 - 15: Train to Beijing
Ulaan Baatar - Beijing. Morning transfer to rail station on day 14 for the final leg of your journey. Enjoy panoramic views of uninterrupted steppe, with the occasional nomad, camel and ger dotting the landscape. Continuing south the train enters the flat, dry and sparsely populated landscape of the Gobi desert before crossing the border into China on day 14. The train pulls into Beijing, China’s bustling capital, in the afternoon on day 15. Train (day 14) (B: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.
Tour Details
  • Starts in: Moscow / Ends in: Beijing
  • Departs: Fridays - year round
  • No local payment required
  • Breakfast:7, Lunch: 0, Dinner: 0
  • Hotel Rating: 3 star
  • Tour Guide: Yes - for optional touring
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