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Duration: 16 Days
Location: Trans Mongolian
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TRANS-MONGOLIAN ADVENTURE

16 days, Moscow to Beijing

Incredible doesn’t begin to describe this railway journey from Russia to China. Beginning in Moscow, your trip on the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway will take you across the steppe to experience secluded Mongolia’s colourful culture. Disembark and spend a night in a ger before continuing on to the palaces of Beijing. An experienced CEO will lead the way and take care of the details so you’re free to enjoy one of the world’s greatest train rides. Whether on board or off, this will be 16 days to remember for the rest of your life.

 

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16 days

Moscow to Beijing

From R35 519

 

Itinerary

Day 1 Moscow

Arrive at any time. Want to experience St Petersburg? Book the St Petersburg Express, a four-day pre-tour package. Speak to your Global Connection Officer or travel agent to book.

Day 2 Moscow

Enjoy free time to explore Moscow’s numerous museums and galleries, the Kremlin, or Lenin’s Mausoleum.

Day 3 Moscow

Board the train and start one of the world’s most famous rail routes. Journey 88 hours across the Ural Mountains and through the wilds of the Siberian taiga forests. Arrive in the evening on Day 6.

Day 4 Trans-Siberian Railway

Continue on your journey and soak in the amazing landscapes. Share laughs and drinks with fellow passengers— Russians and foreigners alike.

Day 5 Trans-Siberian Railway

Continue on your journey and soak in the amazing landscapes. Share laughs and drinks with fellow passengers— Russians and foreigners alike.

Day 6 Trans-Siberian Railway

Continue on your journey and soak in the amazing landscapes. Share laughs and drinks with fellow passengers— Russians and foreigners alike.

Day 7 Irkutsk/Listvyanka

Arrive into Irkutsk in the morning. Enjoy a walking tour of Irkutsk before driving to the village of Listvyanka. Overnight in a guesthouse on the shore of Lake Baikal. Enjoy incredible local meals prepared by your host.

Meals included:

Dinner

Day 8 Listvyanka

Free day to explore the shores of Lake Baikal. Opt to try a banya (Russian sauna), go on a boat trip on the lake, or take an invigorating swim.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 9 Listvyanka/Ulaanbaatar

Board the train in the early morning and settle in for a full day of train travel. Cross the border into Mongolia and watch the scenery change from dense forests to grassland.

Day 10 Ulaanbaatar

Arrive in Mongolia and spend some time getting to know the capital city.

Day 11 Ulaanbaatar/Gorkhi Terelj National Park

Drive to nearby Terelj National Park to stay in a traditional ger (yurt). Options to hike, or try traditional archery.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Local Living Traditional Ger Stay

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 12 Gorkhi Terelj National Park/Ulaanbaatar

Head back to Ulaanbaatar with a free day to explore the capital. Opt to visit the local Chinggis Brewery, watch a cultural show with Mongolian throat singing, or visit the Gandan Monastery for a taste of Tibetan Buddhism.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 13 Ulaanbaatar/Beijing

Board the train for the final 30 hr train ride. At the border, the train changes wheels to match the different gauge. Opt to stay on the train and watch.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 14 Ulaanbaatar/Beijing

Arrive in Beijing and start exploring this buzzing capital of China. Opt to visit the Forbidden City or Tiananmen Square.

Day 15 Beijing

Enjoy an included visit to the Great Wall and walk along the Mutianyu section.

Day 16 Beijing

Depart at any time.

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What’s Included

  • Local Living: Traditional Ger Stay, Gorkhi Terelj National Park
  • Trans-Siberian Railway
  • Trans-Mongolian Railway
  • Irkutsk city tour
  • Great Wall entrance (Beijing)
  • Local meal suggestions and language and border-crossing support throughout
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Simple guesthouses/hotels (8 nts), sleeper trains (6 nts), Mongolian ger (1 nt).

Meals

4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Allow USD400-520 for meals not included.

Transportation

Train, private bus, taxi, metro, walking.

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

 

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