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Trans-Mongolian Experience Overview
- 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31
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.
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Simply bursting with intriguing sights and culture, get ready to be wowed by St Petersburg - it's opulent, sophisticated, historic and drop-dead gorgeous.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trans-Mongolian Experience Reviews
Our Trans-Mongolian Experience trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews in the last year.
Trans-Mongolian Experience, May 2014
My husband, John and I had a great experience, thanks for putting together such great tours. Yulia was fantastic at all times, she had a great sense of humour, helped us with anything we needed, encouraged us with our Russian language and by the end of the tour we had become quite a tight little family, thanks to her efforts and personality. Well done Yulia!!!
Review submitted 17/06/2014
Trans-Mongolian Experience, May 2014
There was a fantastic range of experiences and a great balance between planned tours and free time. Yulia was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. She gave great advice and recommendations and expertly organised the whole trip.
Review submitted 12/06/2014
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