TRANS-SIBERIAN JOURNEY MOSCOW TO BEIJING: Travel the Trans Siberian from Moscow, through Siberia, stopping in Irkutsk, gateway to beautiful Lake Baikal. Then travel the Trans Mongolian via Ulaan Baatar in the heart of Mongolia, where you can opt to camp in a ger, before ending your adventure in Beijing.
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 on days 4 to 6. Enjoy the views of the changing landscape, relax and get to know your fellow passengers.
Overnight: Train | Breakfast x 1
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 | Breakfast x 2
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.
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 add-on: Spend two nights camping out in a Mongolian ger on the steppe in Terelj National Park.
Overnight: Ulaan Baatar | Breakfast x 2
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.
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.
Prices & Dates
The prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room in 3 star hotels and a 2nd-class 4-berth train cabin. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the per person price, train accommodation remains 2nd class 4 berth. Prices are indicative and will vary depending on your chosen hotels, room availability as well as time of travel. Please contact us for departure dates.
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