Visit China and Mongolia before reaching Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Visit China and Mongolia before reaching Russia as you travel across continents and time zones on one of the world's greatest train journeys. Explore ancient Beijing before heading to the untamed wilderness of Mongolia to meet its nomadic people. Leave Asia behind on a journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway into Europe across the wild, open plains of Siberia before ending your journey in glittering St Petersburg. This trip will open your eyes to the history, scenery and unique cultures that make up this fascinating region so climb aboard for the ultimate trans-Siberia and Mongolian experience.

Beijing, China
St Petersburg, Russia
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 12
Group size
Min 4 Max 12
Carbon offset
861kg pp per trip


  • Watch the taiga roll by on the Trans-Siberian Railway
  • See Moscow's Kremlin
  • Admire the opulence of St Petersburg
  • Stay with locals on the shores of Irkutsk's Lake Baikal
  • Roam the Great Wall of China
  • Visit the Forbidden City in Beijing
  • Experience Mongolian hospitality in a ger


The fascinating city of Beijing is the ideal place to start this journey. Uncover the secrets of the Forbidden City, walk through Tiananmen Square and enjoy a day at the amazing Great Wall of China, which stretches far over China and is one of mankind's most astonishing architectural achievements.
Cross the border into Mongolia and journey into the grasslands of Genghis Khan. Stay in a traditional ger, walk through alpine parks, cook Mongolian dumplings and visit a community project that supports disadvantaged children.
Take a train ride north through the vast steppe of Mongolia, taking in views of a changing landscape and heading towards Siberia, the heart of Russia.
Enjoy feasting on local food while on an overnight homestay and participate in traditional customs on the shores of sparkling Lake Baikal.
The route of the famed Trans-Siberian Railway covers vast terrain, crossing the taiga and travelling through five time zones on its way from Asia to Europe. Watch the world go by and relax on this famous locomotive.
Break up the journey with a stop in tranquil Kungur, home to an onion-domed skyline and an abundance of beautiful natural landscapes. See one of the world's biggest ice caves which is permanently frozen all year round.
Wander the streets of Moscow, Russia's capital, and take in the famous Red Square, St Basil's Cathedral and the magnificent Kremlin. Visit the Armoury Museum and Lenin's Mausoleum for a dose of history.
The elegant city of St Petersburg, full of must-see monuments and complete with a lively night scene, is the final breathtaking destination on this epic cross-continental journey.
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11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
Metro, Overnight sleeper train, Private minibus
Ger (1 night), Guesthouse (2 nights), Hotel (10 nights), Overnight sleeper train (7 nights)
Included activities
  • Ger Camp - Cooking class
  • Ger Camp - Terelj National Park
  • Great Wall Experience Urban Adventure
  • Informal Chinese language lesson
  • Informal Mongolian Language Lesson
  • Kungur - Family visit
  • Kungur - Guided walking tour
  • Lake Baikal - Banya (Russian sauna)
  • Moscow - Kremlin & Armoury guided tour
  • Moscow - Lenin's Mausoleum
  • Moscow - Red Square
  • St Petersburg - Guided walking tour
  • Ulaanbaatar - Family visit
  • Ulan Ude - Old Believers Village


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Trans-Siberian & Mongolia , September 2015

Trans-Siberian & Mongolia , September 2015