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.
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
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 8. 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.
Prices & Dates
Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room and 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.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.
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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