From  £1975
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Our “Essential” holidays are ideal for those who like to explore under their own steam, safe in the knowledge all their accommodation, transfers and travel are taken care of by us.
  • Enjoy a full-day excursion to the small Siberian village of Listvyanka, scenically perched on the shores of the great Lake Baikal including a visit to Taltsy Ethnographic Museum
  • Escape the crowds of Ulaanbaatar with a 2 night stay in the beautiful Terelj National Park
  • Explore Ulaanbaatar with a private guided city tour, as well as a folk concert in the evening before boarding the train
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Essential Moscow to Beijing Trans-Siberian Railway

14 Day Tour, from £1975 per person

This is our best selling independent Trans-Siberian trip or rather Trans-Mongolian trip using the scheduled trains from Moscow to Beijing. A once-in-a-lifetime journey of 7865km, travelling on the regular service train from Moscow to Beijing is the ultimate railway adventure and Regent Holidays can tailor-make your ideal Trans-Siberian holiday, planning your stops and excursions en route. Speak to a Russia Travel Specialist for our recommendations – perhaps stop in Irkutsk for a full-day tour to the shores of great Lake Baikal, opt to overnight in Yekaterinburg to explore the Romanov Monastery complex or disembark at Ulaanbaatar for a journey into the heart of Terelj National Park. 

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
MOSCOW
MOSCOW
Arrive in Moscow and transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay.
DAY 2
MOSCOW
MOSCOW
Explore Moscow at leisure or book optional excursions. With a wealth of world-class sights on offer including the Kremlin, St Basil’s, Red Square and the Tretyakov Gallery, it won’t be difficult to keep busy. Take an evening transfer to the railway station for the train to Irkutsk. (B)
DAY 3
ON TRAIN
ON TRAIN
From the comfort of your compartment, watch some of Russia’s most historically important cities pass by, including Yekaterinburg, Omsk and Novosibirsk.
DAY 4
ON TRAIN
ON TRAIN
On the train travelling to Irkutsk passing through Yekaterinburg, Omsk and Novosibirsk.
DAY 5
ON TRAIN
ON TRAIN
On the train travelling to Irkutsk passing through Yekaterinburg, Omsk and Novosibirsk.
DAY 6
IRKUTSK
IRKUTSK
Arrive in Irkutsk, transfer to the hotel and check in for two nights. (B)
DAY 7
LAKE BAIKAL
LAKE BAIKAL
Embark on a full-day excursion to the small Siberian village of Listvyanka, scenically perched on the shores of the great Lake Baikal. In the summer months travel one way by hydrofoil, returning by car via the Taltsy Ethnographic Museum. (B,L)
DAY 8
TRAIN TO ULAANBAATAR
TRAIN TO ULAANBAATAR

Transfer from the hotel to Irkutsk Railway Station for the train to Mongolia. Spend two nights aboard, and stop at the Russian border town of Naushki before continuing to Mongolia. (B)

DAY 9
TRAIN TO ULAANBAATAR
TRAIN TO ULAANBAATAR
On the train travelling to Ulaanbaatar. (B)
DAY 10
TERELJ NATIONAL PARK
TERELJ NATIONAL PARK
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and transfer by car to Terelj National Park for two nights in a traditional ger camp. A sightseeing tour of the area includes a visit to an ancient temple and optional horse riding. (L,D)
DAY 11
TERELJ NATIONAL PARK
TERELJ NATIONAL PARK
Continue the exploration of Terelj National Park with a visit to a nomadic family to learn about their lifestyle, sample local produce and help erect a traditional ger. (B,L,D)
DAY 12
ULAANBAATAR
ULAANBAATAR
Transfer back to Mongolia’s bustling capital for lunch followed by a city tour. Here, stark Soviet structures and chaotic modern shopping streets contrast dramatically with the serenity of quiet monastery courtyards. In the evening, enjoy a folk concert with dinner. (B,L,D)
DAY 13
TRAIN TO BEIJING
TRAIN TO BEIJING
Transfer to the railway station for the overnight train to Beijing.
DAY 14
BEIJING
BEIJING
End the epic journey on arrival in Beijing, China’s historic capital, which begs to be explored.

Pricing Information

14 day tour, from £1975 per person

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in three-star hotels with breakfast
  • Accommodation in private ger in Terelj National Park on full board basis (B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Russia and Mongolia
  • Train tickets in 2nd class 4-berth compartments
  • Excursion - private full day tour to Lake Baikal and Listvyanka including lunch
  • Excursion - private sightseeing tour to Terelj National Park
  • Excursion - private city tour of Ulaanbaatar
  • Excursion - tickets to folk concert

     

Price Excludes

  • International flights - please contact us for best available prices
  • Russian, Mongolian and Chinese visas
  • Meals on the trains

Price Includes

Price Excludes

Tour Route Map


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

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Reviews

Let me say a big Thank You to Christina for enabling me to have a wonderful Trans-Siberian experience this summer. I guess it must have been you who informed the company that I was celebrating my birthday when I arrived in Vladivostok...where to my surprise and delight was presented with a bottle champagne and birthcard by the hotel reception. Thank you...The vastness of Russia becomes more and more apparent as days go by on the train. I was amazed at how the scenery barely changes all the way from Moscow to Khabarovsk (except Lake Baikal). I began to think that the train was stationary and the scenery was being moved around. I am sure I saw the same forest a thousand times over! I would recommend Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk and especially Ulan Ude!

T Watkins

Flexible and extremely well organised - the hotel Vega in Moscow and the home-stay in Mongolia were OK. Terelj Ger Camp was beautiful.

Mr M Wakefield

Carl Meadows was excellent. Your local partners in Mongolia were fantastic - we had a great time! Hotel Vega in Moscow and Ulanbataar Hotel both good and did the job!

Mr E Whittle

My trip on the Trans Mongolian Express far exceeded my expectation, and this was mainly due to the expert and professionalism of support that I received from Carl Meadows and his team.

This was my first trip that I had booked through Regent Holidays, and on the basis of how much I enjoyed it, I will definitely be booking my next trip for 2014 through yourselves.

An excellent job well done – thank you. 

Mr N Young
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