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Travel to Russia, China and Mongolia on the Trans-Siberian Railway from Beijing to St Petersburg. Visit the Great Wall of China, tour Mongolia and see the Kremlin in Moscow.

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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.

  • 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

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Beijing, China
  • Finish:

    St Petersburg, Russia
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Ger (1 nt), Guesthouse (2 nts), Hotel (10 nts), Overnight sleeper train (7 nts)
  • Transport:

    Metro, Overnight sleeper train, Private minibus
  • 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

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    861kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    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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Days 1-3 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 4-7 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.

Day 8 Trans-Mongolian Railway/Ulan Ude

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.

Days 9-11 Lake Baikal

At the crossroads of Russia, China and Mongolia, Ulan-Ude is a Siberian town with an intriguing local culture, noticeably influenced by these three great nations. 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. Ulan-Ude is a charming town located along the Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian railways, with a wonderful open-air ethnographic museum and quirky town square.

Days 12-13 Trans-Siberian Railway

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 14-15 Kungur

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

Days 16-18 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 19-21 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.
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