Travel from China to Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Journey from China to Russia through vast isolated landscapes as you travel the famous Trans-Siberian route across continents. Globe-trot from bustling Beijing and arrive in cathedral-studded European Russia. From the heart of oriental China to the tip of classical Europe, this adventure will open your eyes to the history, scenery and people that make up this fascinating region.

Start
Beijing, China
Finish
Moscow, Russia
Countries
China,
Russia
Themes
Explorer
Code
CBRJ
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 4, Max 16
Carbon offset
453kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Visit China and explore Beijing's bustling backstreets
  • Steam in a banya then plunge into the world's deepest lake
  • Ride the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway
  • Visit Moscow and see Lenin's Mausoleum in the Red Square

Itinerary

Visit China and begin this epic rail adventure in bustling Beijing, home to Tiananmen Square and the fascinating Forbidden City. Why not take a day trip to visit the iconic Great Wall of China.
Travel by train to Harbin, in the north-eastern province of Heilongjiang. Home to the Ice Lantern Festival, the city's urban sprawl hides a small pocket of old-world Russia, evoking its passage from fishing village, to busy trade city, to place of refuge for Russians fleeing the Bolsheviks.
Cross the border into Russia and continue to Vladivostok. While here, perhaps check out Soviet-era mosaics inside the old Post Office building, peruse the Ploshchad Bortsov Revolutsy Market or ride the funicular railway to the summit of Ulitsa Sukhanova for superb vistas of the bay and beyond.
Sit back and enjoy this epic journey, through a changing landscape of forested wilderness and sprawling grasslands, aboard the famous Number 1 Rossiya train.
Travel to a traditional village on the banks of Lake Baikal, complete with houses decorated in ‘Siberian lace’ - decorative window fixtures that are believed to ward off evil spirits.
Re-board the Trans-Siberian Railway for the second leg of this epic journey. See the Volga River and Ural Mountains pass by while crossing from Asia into Europe.
Arrive in Moscow, a city that has seen many colourful chapters of history. See the final resting place of Tsars and Tsarinas inside the Kremlin and take a tour through the Armoury Museum, home to a glittering imperial collection of items. Before heading home, spy Lenin in his mausoleum, peek inside St Basil’s Cathedral and ride the city’s lavishly decorated metro system.
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Inclusions

Meals
3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Transport
Metro, Overnight sleeper train, Private minibus
Accommodation
Homestay (2 nights), Hostel (1 night), Hotel (3 nights), Overnight sleeper train (7 nights), Private apartment (1 night)
Included activities
  • Bolshoye Goloustnoye - Banya (Russian sauna)
  • Informal Russian language lesson
  • Moscow - Lenin's Mausoleum
  • Village walk

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Trip notes

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