Classic Trans-Siberian Overview

Travel through China, Mongolia and Russia travelling along the Trans-Siberian railway. Visit Beijing, Lake Baikal, Kungur, Moscow and St. Petersburg.

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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.

  • 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

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Beijing, China
  • Finish:

    Moscow, Russia
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Homestay (2 nts), Hostel (1 nt), Hotel (3 nts), Overnight sleeper train (7 nts), Private apartment (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Metro, Overnight sleeper train, Private minibus
  • Included activities:

    Bolshoye Goloustnoye - Banya (Russian sauna), Informal Russian language lesson, Moscow - Lenin's Mausoleum, Village walk

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    453kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. Please provide Intrepid or your booking agent with a scanned copy of the personal details page from your passport at time of booking.

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Day 1 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.

Days 2-3 Harbin

Harbin is famed for its spectacular ice and snow festival and has a fascinating mix of Chinese and Russian culture evident in its buildings.

Days 4-5 Vladivostok

Off limits for over thirty years, the infamous Vladivostok is a bustling port city set across an attractive series of peaks, peninsulas and islands in the Sea of Japan.

Days 6-8 Trans-Siberian Railway (Vladivostok to Irkutsk)

Built between 1891 and 1916, the Trans-Siberian Railway is the longest railway in the world and made up of railways connecting Moscow with Vladivostok.

Days 9-10 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 11-13 Trans-Siberian Railway (Irkutsk to Moscow)

Spanning seven times zones and running for 9,259 km, the Trans-Siberian Railway is without doubt one of the most spectacular train journeys in the world.

Days 14-15 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.
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