Jump aboard for the ride of your life! Take the train from Beijing to Mongolia - a land of uncommon beauty, inextricably linked to the powerful legacy of Ghengis Khan. Take the option to camp out in a Mongolian ger in the beautiful Terelj National Park before heading to mighty Moscow, Russia's cutting edge capital city.
This holiday can also be arranged on a private basis. If you have a specific departure date in mind, please contact us and we'll tailor this holiday to suit your needs.
Welcome to Beijing! Arrival transfer from Beijing airport to your hotel.
Optional Beijing Sightseeing
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 - Mongolia
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 add-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
On Board The Train
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.
Prices & Dates
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. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.Read More
The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.
Jiangxi Grand Hotel , Beijing
The contemporary Jiangxi Grand Hotel offers spacious, well lit and comfortable rooms. The hotel is located just a 15 minute walk from Liujiayao Subway Station which links you to the rest of Beijing on Line 5 of the Subway. There are 2 restaurants located within the hotel serving local and international cuisine, as well as there being numerous restaurants in the surrounding area. Complimentary WIFI is offered in the hotel along with gym facilities.
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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 ”