Itinerary

There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Trans-Siberian & Mongolia.

Days 1-2 Beijing/Train

Welcome to the irrepressible capital of China. If you'd like to explore Beijing's myriad incredible sights, we'd recommend arriving a few days earlier to witness places like the Forbidden City and Great Wall of China.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Days 3-6 Ulaanbaatar/Ger Camp

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.
ACCOM: Ger - 1, Hotel - 2, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Days 7-10 Ulan Ude & Lake Baikal

Enjoy feasting on local food while on an overnight homestay and participate in traditional customs on the shores of sparkling Lake Baikal.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 2, Hotel - 1, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Days 11-12 Trans-Siberian Railway

The route of the famed Trans-Siberian Railway covers vast terrain, crosses the taiga and travels through five time zones on its way from Asia to Europe. Watch the world go by and relax on this famous locomotive.
ACCOM: Overnight sleeper train - 2

Days 13-14 Kungur

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Days 15-16 Moscow

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1