Trans-Mongolian Experience Overview

Travel on the Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian Railways from Russia to China. This epic transcontinental adventure tour is rail travel at its finest.

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      USD $3,865
      CAD $3,987
      AUD $3,910
      EUR €2,691
      GBP £2,268
      NZD $4,356
      ZAR R39,141
      CHF FR3,258
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  • 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Travel on the world's finest railway from Russia to China

Come along on an awe-inspiring adventure traversing three great nations - Russia, Mongolia and China. From the opulence of Moscow and St Petersburg to the grace of imperial Beijing, travel along the most famous railway in the world through the heartland of Siberia and the vast grassy steppe of Mongolia - this trip showcases rail travel at its finest.

  • Explore the cute cottages and crumbling cathedrals of Suzdal
  • Journey across the vast grasslands of Mongolia
  • Lose yourself in the lavish architecture of St Petersburg
  • Meet a whirlwind of activity in busy Beijing
  • Savour Siberian hospitality on a Lake Baikal homestay
  • Stand atop the greatest wall of all in China
  • Unwind and watch the world go by aboard the Trans-Siberian Railway
  • Wander through the immense no longer Forbidden City

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    St Petersburg, Russia
  • Finish:

    Beijing, China
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    11 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Ger (1 nt), Homestay (2 nts), Hotel (9 nts), Overnight sleeper train (8 nts)
  • Transport:

    Boat, Bus, Metro, Minibus, Overnight sleeper train, Private minibus, Train
  • Included activities:

    Bolshoye Goloustnoye - Banya (Russian sauna), Ger Camp - Cooking class, Ger Camp - Terelj National Park, Great Wall - Mutianyu section, Irkutsk - Central Market, Irkutsk - Decembrists Museum, Moscow - Kremlin & Armoury guided tour, Moscow - Lenin's Mausoleum, St Petersburg - Boat tour, Suzdal - Guided walking tour, Suzdal - Traditional cooking class, Ulaanbaatar - Family visit, Ulaanbaatar - Gandan Monastery, Ulaanbaatar - Zaisan Hill

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    855kg pp per trip
  • Total price from

    USD $3,865
    CAD $3,987
    AUD $3,910
    EUR €2,691
    GBP £2,268
    NZD $4,356
    ZAR R39,141
    CHF FR3,258
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $184
    CAD $189
    AUD $186
    EUR €128
    GBP £108
    NZD $207
    ZAR R1,863
    CHF FR155
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Trans-Mongolian Experience Summary

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Days 1-3 St Petersburg

Simply bursting with intriguing sights and culture, get ready to be wowed by St Petersburg - it's opulent, sophisticated, historic and drop-dead gorgeous.

Day 4 Suzdal

Crumbling churches and charming wooden cottages line the narrow streets of Suzdal, one of the fascinating towns which make up Russia’s historic Golden Ring.

Days 5-6 Moscow

Whether it's awe-inspiring history, iconic architecture, edgy creative centres or stylish bars and cafes, Moscow delivers on so many levels with a surprise around every corner.

Days 7-10 Moscow/Trans-Siberian Railway

Beneath its modern veneer - a sign of Russia's recent embrace of capitalism - Moscow is a fascinating, historic city with a wealth of sights to explore.

Days 11-12 Lake Baikal

The long rail journey comes to an end in the charming Siberian city of Irkutsk - gateway to Lake Baikal. Completely surrounded by mountains and tree-covered shores, beautiful Lake Baikal is the world's oldest and deepest lake, holding over 20% of the world's fresh water.

Days 13-14 Irkutsk/Trans-Mongolian Railway

Once a boom town of exiles and gold merchants, Irkutsk is still one of Siberia's most interesting cities with some of the sophisticated atmosphere it once offered. The epic Trans-Mongolian Railway travels from Moscow to Beijing, passing through the breathtaking wilds of Mongolia and is undoubtedly a trip of a lifetime.

Days 15-18 Ulaanbaatar/Ger Camp

This surprising city combines tradition with modern day in a Soviet-style framework. Ulaanbaatar may look grey, but the city's inherent spirit and its colourful people make this a city to remember. With its rolling meadows, forested hills and imposing rock formations, a ger camp in Terelj National Park is the perfect place to take in Mongolia's natural beauty.

Days 19-21 Beijing

Beijing has a long and colourful history and this rapidly modernising city is an amazing whirl of ancient sites, modern buildings, bicycles, people, shops and eateries.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,865
      CAD $3,987
      AUD $3,910
      EUR €2,691
      GBP £2,268
      NZD $4,356
      ZAR R39,141
      CHF FR3,258
      *
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