Trans Express - 9 Days
Explore China's bustling capital city, then jump aboard and wing your way from Bejing to Moscow - a classic train ride across a third of the globe from one red city to another in one fell swoop.
Welcome to Beijing! Arrival transfer from Beijing airport to your hotel.
Optional Beijing Sightseeing
Spend the day at leisure, independently exploring the capital. Alternatively embark on an optional Beijing sightseeing tour which includes lunch.
The Beijing sightseeing tour takes you to Badaling, to walk (and almost a climb at times) a section of the Great Wall. Following a ridge of barren hills through northern China, the Great Wall stretches as far as the eye can see - at least 6,700 km. Back in Beijing, take a stroll across historical Tiananmen Square. A vision in grandeur with its imperial yellow roofs and vermilion walls, the Forbidden City is a city within a city, once forbidden to all except those on imperial business until 1911, when the last emperor Puyi was removed from power. Enjoy a guided tour through what was once the innermost sanctum of the city.
Overnight: Beijing | Breakfast
Beijing - Moscow
Beijing - Moscow. Another free day to explore the sights of Beijing. Tonight you will be transferred to Beijing rail station to board the train, travelling express to Moscow.
Overnight: Train | Breakfast
Life on board
On board train - Settle into life on board the Trans-Manchurian Express as it plies its way across the Manchurian Plains to the Russian border. The train heads west eventually reaching the main Trans-Siberian line at Tarskaya. You'll cross the border into Russia in the early hours of the morning on day 5 and travel along the shores of beautiful Lake Baikal and across large tracts of Siberia and the Urals on your way to Moscow.
Moscow - Late this afternoon, the train reaches Moscow, where your adventure concludes.
NOTE: Schedules dictate a late afternoon arrival into Moscow on day 9. We recommend that you stay for at least one night in Moscow to avoid the risk of missing your onward international flight.
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.
Tailored To Suit You
On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.
The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.