Beijing to St Petersburg Overview

Explore China, Mongolia and Russia on a journey from Beijing to St Petersburg via Ulaanbaatar, Lake Baikal and Moscow. Travel on the Trans-Siberian Railway to remote Mongolian and Russian communities and townships on this amazing journey.

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      USD $4,745
      CAD $4,795
      AUD $4,995
      EUR €3,475
      GBP £2,990
      NZD $5,920
      ZAR R45,465
      CHF FR4,285
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Travel from Beijing to St Petersburg via Mongolia on the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Big, bigger, biggest! Travel from the world’s greatest wall, along the world’s longest railway line, through the world’s largest nation, to the world’s deepest freshwater lake. Explore far-flung cities, small rural villages and everything in between in this breathtaking part of the world. Journey to China and see the sights of Beijing, stay overnight in a Mongolian ger, then ride the Trans-Siberian Railway through Russia to see impressive St Petersburg and the small town of Kungur. Immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of this region on this exciting trip, while gaining insight into a big part of the world that is little explored.

  • Delve into the delights of buzzing Beijing
  • Get acquainted with Genghis Khan in Ulaanbaatar
  • Journey to the Red Square in Moscow
  • Marvel at the beauty of St Petersburg
  • Relax on the banks of Lake Baikal
  • Ride the epic Trans-Siberian Railway
  • Take in the awe-inspiring scenery of Terelj National Park
  • Visit the sobering museum of Perm-36

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Beijing, China
  • Finish:

    St Petersburg, Russia
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    13 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Ger (1 nt), Guesthouse (3 nts), Hotel (10 nts), Overnight sleeper train (7 nts)
  • Transport:

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

    Ger Camp - Cooking class, Ger Camp - Terelj National Park, Informal Mongolian Language Lesson, Kungur - Family visit, Kungur - Guided walking tour, Moscow - Kremlin & Armoury guided tour, Moscow - Lenin's Mausoleum, Novgorod - Public Banya, Novgorod - Walking Tour & Kremlin, Perm - Perm-36 Memorial Complex tour, St Petersburg - Boat tour, St Petersburg - Tea party with local family, Suzdal - Guided walking tour, Suzdal - Traditional home cooked dinner, Ulaanbaatar - Family visit, Ulaanbaatar - Intellectual Museum, Ulaanbaatar - Zaisan Hill, Ulan Ude - Old Believers Village

  • Notes:

    The 8th July 2014 departure will be in Mongolia during Naadam Festival. Please see the Trip Notes for more information.

  • Total price from

    USD $4,745
    CAD $4,795
    AUD $4,995
    EUR €3,475
    GBP £2,990
    NZD $5,920
    ZAR R45,465
    CHF FR4,285
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $215
    CAD $217
    AUD $227
    EUR €157
    GBP £135
    NZD $269
    ZAR R2,066
    CHF FR194
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Beijing to St Petersburg Summary

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Days 1-2 Beijing/Train

Welcome to Beijing, China's colossal capital city. Brimming with historical attractions, fantastical architecture and a burgeoning nightlife, this is a city that demands some time to get to know. As this trip only includes one night in Beijing before departing for the Mongolian border, booking a couple of pre-trip days to suss out the sights is recommended.

Days 3-6 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 7-10 Ulan Ude & 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 11-12 Trans-Siberian Railway

The world's most famous train line, the Trans-Siberian is also the longest - winding its way through forests, small Siberian villages and big industrial cities to the far-flung reaches of Russia.

Days 13-14 Kungur

Kungur is a charming Siberian town with a history of leather making, trade and is home to the remarkable Kungur Ice Cave.

Days 15-16 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 17-18 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.

Day 19 Novgorod

Often referred to as the cradle of modern Russian civilisation, Novgorod is packed with well-preserved architectural gems and historic monuments recalling its medieval glories.

Days 20-22 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.
    • 22
    • CBSQC
    • 4.78 out of 5
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $4,745
      CAD $4,795
      AUD $4,995
      EUR €3,475
      GBP £2,990
      NZD $5,920
      ZAR R45,465
      CHF FR4,285
      *
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