From  £2740
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Tour the Kremlin grounds in Moscow
  • Visit the historic city of Ekaterinburg
  • Admire the serene Lake Baikal
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Listvyanka
  • Explore Terelj National Park
  • Stay in a traditional ger gamp
  • Visit Sukhbaatar Square in Ulaabaatar
  • Discover the Great Wall of China
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Extended Moscow to Beijing Trans-Siberian Railway - fixed departures

16 Day Tour, from £2740 per person
Itinerary Dates
20182019
01 Oct  -  16 Oct
05 Nov  -  20 Nov
24 Dec  -  08 Jan
14 Jan  -  29 Jan
11 Feb  -  26 Feb
18 Mar  -  02 Apr
22 Apr  -  07 May
20 May  -  04 Jun
03 Jun  -  18 Jun
15 Jul  -  30 Jul
05 Aug  -  20 Aug
02 Sep  -  17 Sep
30 Sep  -  15 Oct
04 Nov  -  19 Nov
23 Dec  -  07 Jan

Take the legendary Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian Railways from Russia to Beijing via serene Lake Baikal and the wild expanses of Mongolia. This extended tour includes a stop in the historic city of Yekaterinburg, where in 1918 Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra and five children were murdered by the Bolsheviks which signalled the final chapter of the Romanov dynasty which had ruled Russia for over 300 years. The magnificent Cathedral on the Blood now stands where the family met their end and contains several fascinating monuments to the Romanovs.

Continue on to majestic Lake Baikal, the world's deepest lake, and through Mongolia for the chance to sample the day-to-day life of a typical nomad with a stay in a traditional ger gamp, before finishing the once-in-a-lifetime journey in Beijing. 

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
ARRIVE MOSCOW
ARRIVE MOSCOW

Arrive in Moscow, transfer and check in to the Cosmos Hotel. Enjoy a buffet dinner at the hotel's restaurant. (D)

DAY 2
MOSCOW
MOSCOW
Meet the tour guide and embark upon a morning sightseeing tour of Moscow including a visit to the Novodevichy Convent. The afternoon is free to spend at leisure. (B)
DAY 3
MOSCOW TO YEKATERINBURG
MOSCOW TO YEKATERINBURG

Morning sightseeing tour of the Kremlin grounds and Armoury before transferring to the railway station for Yekaterinburg by train #70 at 13.50 (B)

DAY 4
YEKATERINBURG
YEKATERINBURG

Arrive Yekaterinburg at 19:17 and transfer to the Hotel Park Inn for an overnight stay.

DAY 5
YEKATERINBURG
YEKATERINBURG

Enjoy a city sightseeing tour including visits to the obelisk that marks the geographical border between Europe and Asia, the Mineralogical Museum and the Cathedral on the Blood, built on the site where Tsar Nicholas II and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918. In the afternoon visit Ganina Yama, the monastery that was built on the site, where the murdered bodies of Nicholas II and his family were thrown into a mine shaft. Hauntingly beautiful wooden churches set among birch trees, solemnly mark this site on the outskirts of Yekaterinburg. Transfer to the railway station for train No.70 at 21:49. (B)

DAY 6
ON TRAIN
ON TRAIN

Day and overnight on train. 

DAY 7
ON TRAIN
ON TRAIN
Day and overnight on train. (B)
DAY 8
IRKUTSK
IRKUTSK

Arrive in Irkutsk at 11:31. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Irkutsk before travelling to Listvyanka with a stop for lunch and an en route visit to the Ethnographic Museum founded in 1969. About twenty three kilometres outside Listvyanka is located Taltsy Museum of Architecture & Ethnography. an impressive outdoor collection of old Siberian buildings set in a pleasant riverside forest. Amid the renovated farmsteads are two chapels, a church, a watermill, some Evenki graves and the eye-catching 17th-century Iliminsk Ostrog watchtower. Check in the Legend of Baikal Hotel for overnight stay. (L,D)

DAY 9
IRKUTSK
IRKUTSK

After breakfast enjoy a walking tour of Listvyanka. The small village of Listvyanka, located on the shores of the spectacular Lake Baikal is a popular stop amongst Trans-Siberian Railway travellers looking to savour their time at the lake and learn a bit more about this natural wonder. The Baikal Limnological Institute houses the headquarters for lake research by the Russian Academy of Sciences and contains some fascinating samples of the unique marine life found here, while the solar observatory perched high on the hills above the village charts the sun’s activity and provides breath-taking views of the lake and possibly a glimpse of the elusive Baikal seal— the world’s only fresh water pinniped. Overnight back in Irkutsk. (B)

DAY 10
LISTVYANKA TO ULAANBAATAR
LISTVYANKA TO ULAANBAATAR
Early morning transfer to railway station for train 306 to Ulaanbaatar departing at 08:08. This morning the train follows the edge Lake Baikal before departing south to cross the Russian border into Mongolia.
DAY 11
ULAANBAATAR
ULAANBAATAR
Arrive at Ulaanbaatar early in the morning and have breakfast before travelling to Terelj National Park. Conveniently located an hours drive away from Ulaanbaatar, Terelj National Park is famous for its beautiful natural scenery, meadows of wild flowers, pine-covered mountains and interesting rock formations such as the Turtle Rock. The accommodation here will be in a traditional gers. Learn about Mongolian nomadic life, maybe sample some traditional mare's milk, yak butter or cheese. There may also be an opportunity to assist in the assembling of a ger, take a guided hike or possibly even take part in an archery competition. (B,L,D)
DAY 12
ULAANBAATAR
ULAANBAATAR

Transfer back to Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia for a city tour which includes Gandan Monastery, Museum of Natural History, Bogd Khan Winter Palace, Zaisan Hill and Sukhbaatar Square. Check in to hotel for 2 nights. (B,L)

DAY 13
ULAANBAATAR
ULAANBAATAR

Free day to explore Ulaanbaatar further.  (B, L)

DAY 14
ULAANBAATAR TO BEIJING
ULAANBAATAR TO BEIJING
Transfer to railway station. Depart for Beijing on train No.4 at 07:15. Overnight on train. (B)
DAY 15
BEIJING
BEIJING
Arrive in Beijing at 11:40 am. Transfer to “Beijing Novotel Xinqiao” hotel.
DAY 16
DEPART BEIJING
DEPART BEIJING
Transfer to the airport for onward connections. (B)

Pricing Information

16 day tour, from £2740 per person
(Single person supplement + £450)

Price Includes


  • Accommodation in three/four-star hotels/ger camps
  • Meals as specified on the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Arrival/departure transfers as specified
  • Train tickets in 2nd class 4-berth compartments
  • Excursions with transportation
  • Entrance fees and English speaking guides in Russia and Mongolia
  • Russian visa support documents

 



 


Price Excludes

  • International flights – please contact us for best available price
  • Russian, Mongolian and Chinese Visas
  • Travel Insurance

Price Notes

Guaranteed to operate with minimum 2 persons. Please note that the single room supplement price is for hotels en route. For sole traveller prices please contact one of our Travel Specialists.


Itinerary Dates  
01 Oct 2018
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16 Oct 2018
05 Nov 2018
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20 Nov 2018
24 Dec 2018
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08 Jan 2019
14 Jan 2019
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29 Jan 2019
11 Feb 2019
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26 Feb 2019
18 Mar 2019
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02 Apr 2019
22 Apr 2019
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07 May 2019
20 May 2019
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04 Jun 2019
03 Jun 2019
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18 Jun 2019
15 Jul 2019
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30 Jul 2019
05 Aug 2019
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20 Aug 2019
02 Sep 2019
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17 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019
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15 Oct 2019
04 Nov 2019
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19 Nov 2019
23 Dec 2019
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07 Jan 2020

Tour Route Map


  1. Russia, Moscow
  2. Russia, Ekaterinburg
  3. Trans-Siberian Railway, Irkutsk
  4. Trans-Siberian Railway, Listvyanka
  5. Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar
  6. China, Beijing

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