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The Trans-Siberian Journey & Mongolia | Moscow - Baikal - Ulan-Bator + St Petersburg & Beijing
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20 days
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St. Petersburg
3nights
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Corinthia Hotel Nevsky Palace
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Corinthia Hotel Nevsky Palace
Corinthia Hotel Nevsky Palace
5-star hotel
  |  Nevsky Prospect, 57, St.Petersburg , RUSSIA, Russia
1 Superior Double Room Breakfast Included
3nights
1 Superior Double Room Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
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St. Petersburg Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival
Welcome to Saint Petersburg - the Venice of the North! Upon arrival, you are met by your driver, who transfers you to the hotel for the check-in.

The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

Day 2: Visiting the Hermitage Museum & Sightseeing Tour
Following breakfast you meet your guide and driver in the hotel lobby and proceed to the legendary Hermitage Museum along the Nevsky Prospect and admire the Kazan Cathedral and the Admiralty building along the way.

The Hermitage Museum houses its unique collection of world art, including the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, El Greco, Francisco Goya and Thomas Gainsborough in the halls of the Winter Palace.

You then visit the magnificent St. Isaac's Cathedral, which is known to be the second tallest Orthodox church in the world.

After a break for lunch you go on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most cherished gems of St. Petersburg. You drive to the Arts Square and explore its beautiful ensemble including the Mikhailovsky Theater.

You then drive along the Summer Garden and cross the Neva River before you have a chance to see the legendary Cruiser Aurora. Afterwards you visit the Peter and Paul Fortress - a burial place of almost all the Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family.

Before returning to your hotel you see the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, which stands where Russia's great emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded.

Day 3: Trip to Pushkin
After breakfast you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and head with your driver to one of the gems of Russian palatial architecture - the brilliant Catherine's Palace which is located in Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) about an hour south from the center of St. Petersburg.

This striking example of baroque architecture was once gifted by Peter the Great to his wife Catherine I. Later on it serviсed as summer residences to many Russian Emperors and empresses who contributed a lot into its development and further beautification.

During the tour you walk through the lavish parks and gardens of this outstanding palace and enjoy its gorgeous interiors, including the replica of the world-renowned Amber Room.

After the tour you return to your hotel in St. Petersburg and have the rest of the day free.

Day 4: Trip to Peterhof & Train to Moscow
It is impossible to imagine a trip to St. Petersburg without a visit to the famous Russian Versailles - the glorious Peterhof! Today following breakfast you check out and travel with your guide and driver to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore the former summer residence of Russian tsars. Your tour starts with an exciting hydrofoil ride from the city center to Peterhof.

Upon arrival to Peterhof you visit the famous Bath Cottage, which offers a fascinating insight into everyday life of Russian court, take a walk in the beautiful Lower Park, lavishly adorned with 176 fountains of various forms and styles and numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes, and explore the Grand Palace (from the outside).

After the tour you return to the city and are transferred to the train station.

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Russian Visa Processing Service
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Full Day Trip to Peterhof with Entrances to the Lower Park and Bath Cottage
Full Day Trip to Peterhof with Entrances to the Lower Park and Bath Cottage
Visiting the Hermitage Museum & Sightseeing Tour
Visiting the Hermitage Museum & Sightseeing Tour
Trip to Pushkin with Entrances to the Catherine's Palace and Park
Trip to Pushkin with Entrances to the Catherine's Palace and Park
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Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
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Departure transfer
Not included
Rail
St. Petersburg
4 h
Moscow
Moscow
2nights
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Marriott Courtyard Moscow
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Marriott Courtyard Moscow
Marriott Courtyard Moscow
4-star hotel
  |  RU, Voznesenskiy Pereulok, 7, Moscow, 125009
1 Standard Double
2nights
1 Standard Double
1 Room
2 Guests
Breakfast included
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Moscow Itinerary

Day 4: Arrival
Welcome to the gorgeous capital of Russia - Moscow! Your driver meets you at the train station and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free so you can relax in your cozy room, dine in one of the nearby restaurants or start exploring the charming city center on your own.

Day 5: Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow Subway Ride & the Heart of Moscow

In the morning you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and enjoy a tour of the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery, where you have amazing time viewing the gems of its collection, including the famous masterpieces of Ivan Aivazovsky, Mikhail Vrubel, and Viktor Vasnetsov.

After the tour of the Tretyakov Gallery you have a quick subway ride to explore the most beautiful stations of Moscow Subway, which is known to be one of the most beautiful and efficient metro systems in the world. 

You then take a walk through the beautiful Red Square, go inside the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral and explore the famous GUM department store.

After the tour you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Day 6: Exploring the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & Panoramic Moscow

This day is dedicated to the exploration of one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Kremlin.

Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel, meet your guide in the hotel lobby and go to the Kremlin territory where you have a chance to explore the gems hidden behind the Kremlin walls such as the Cathedral Square and the Assumption and Annunciation cathedrals.

You then visit the famous Armoury Chamber that houses a unique collection of crown jewels, stunning coronation finery, hand-forged armor and weapons, royal carriages and sleighs, and world-famous Fabergé eggs.

Today you also see the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior and learn the story of its destruction and reconstruction.

Another highlight of the day is a chance to enjoy one of the best city views at Sparrow Hills and see the grand building of Moscow State University, the highest of seven Stalinist skyscrapers of Moscow.

After the tour, you are transferred to the train station to board your private train car!

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Walking Tour of the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow
Walking Tour of the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow
Tretyakov Gallery, Subway Ride & Panoramic Tour
Tretyakov Gallery, Subway Ride & Panoramic Tour
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Arrival Private Transfer Minivan
Included
Departure transfer
Not included
Rail
Moscow
1 d 2 h
Yekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg
1night
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Four Elements Ekaterinburg
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Four Elements Ekaterinburg
Four Elements Ekaterinburg
4-star hotel
  |  RU, Lenin Avenue, 9А, Yekaterinburg, 620014
1 Standard Double Breakfast Included
1night
1 Standard Double Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
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Yekaterinburg Itinerary

Day 7: Arrival
Upon arrival in Yekaterinburg, your driver meets you at the train station and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for overnight.

Day 8: Exploring the Highlights of Yekaterinburg
After breakfast you meet your guide and enjoy a sightseeing tour around the most remarkable city landmarks.

During the tour you take a walk through the historical city center, visit Ural Craftsman Lane where you can buy some traditional hand-made souvenirs, see the magnificent architectural ensemble of the Rastorguev - Haritonov House, admire Sevastyanov's House - the symbol of the city, and take a trip to the famous Europe-Asia monument where you can happily experience being at two places at once putting one foot in Europe and the other in Asia.

The second part of your tour is dedicated to the last days of the Russian Imperial Family. You visit the Church on Blood built on the site of the notorious Ipatiev House, where the last Russian Emperor, Nicolas II, and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918.
Your guide also takes you to the first burial place of the tsar’s family - the Monastery Complex “Ganina Yama” that now consists of seven chapels - one for each member of the royal family.

The day is crowned with a visit to Boris Yeltsin Center, a modern high tech complex where you explore the museum dedicated to the first Russian president and learn about the contemporary history of Russia starting with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the period often described as “the wild 90s”.

After the tour you return to the hotel and have some free time.

In the evening you are transferred to the train station where you board your private train car and continue the Trans-Siberian journey. 

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City Tour & Last Days of Russian Imperial Family
City Tour & Last Days of Russian Imperial Family
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Arrival Private Transfer Minivan
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Departure transfer
Not included
Rail
Yekaterinburg
2 d 7 h 30 min
Irkutsk
Irkutsk
1day
Russiaru
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Irkutsk Itinerary

Day 11: Trip to Listvyanka Village
In the morning you arrive to Irkutsk. Upon arrival, you are transferred right to the Lake Baikal shore and check in to your hotel.

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Irkutsk
1 h
Listvyanka
Listvyanka
Listvyanka
1night
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Anastasia Hotel
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Anastasia Hotel
Anastasia Hotel
3-star hotel
1 Standard Twin Room Breakfast Included
1night
1 Standard Twin Room Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
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Listvyanka Itinerary

Day 11: Listvyanka Village Tour & Lake Baikal Cruise
After some rest you enjoy a guided tour around Listvyanka Village. During the tour you visit the Baikal Limnological Museum and Aquarium that houses an interesting display of the unique flora and fauna of the lake.

Then you take a chair-lift to the nearby viewpoint to take some magnificent panoramic pictures of Baikal, view the Chersky Rock and visit the 19th century wooden St. Nicolas church and spend some time at a local fish market where you see a great variety of fish and different ways of cooking it.

After lunch at a local restaurant we invite you for an exclusive experience - a private 3-hour cruise on Lake Baikal. Together with the guide you board a ship that takes you to one of the first Baikal railroad stations. After you get ashore, you walk to the tunnels of the old railroad and take magnificent pictures. On the way back you relax on the open-air deck with a cup of hot Siberian tea and local candies, listening to the stories about the life of locals.

After the cruise you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Additional meals: lunch

Please note: chair-lift is not available on Monday

Day 12: Trip to Taltsy Village
After breakfast you check out from your hotel and say "Good-bye" to Lake Baikal! Your guide and driver take you on a trip to the open-air museum of wooden architecture located in Taltsy Village.

This reconstructed Siberian village consists of a number of buildings that were threatened with flooding when the Irkutsk Dam was constructed on the Angara River. All the buildings at the Taltsy museum were rescued from the rising waters and brought here to serve as models of Irkutsk regional architecture.

Your next destination is Irkutsk.

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Half Day Tour of Listvyanka
Half Day Tour of Listvyanka
Half Day Trip to Taltsy Village
Half Day Trip to Taltsy Village
Afternoon
Private Baikal Cruise (from Anastasia Hotel)
Private Baikal Cruise (from Anastasia Hotel)
Lunch in Listvyanka
Lunch in Listvyanka
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Arrival transfer
Not included
Departure transfer
Not included
Car
Listvyanka
1 h
Irkutsk
Irkutsk
1night
Russiaru
Marriott Courtyard Irkutsk City Center
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Marriott Courtyard Irkutsk City Center
Marriott Courtyard Irkutsk City Center
4-star hotel
  |  Chkalov Street 15, Irkutsk, Russia, 64025
1 Deluxe Double Room Breakfast Included
1night
1 Deluxe Double Room Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
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Irkutsk Itinerary

Day 12: Irkutsk City Tour
Your arrive to Irkutsk for a guided tour around the most remarkable city's attractions.

You first walk along Angara River embankment - the most popular meeting place among the locals - to an eternal flame and the monument to explorer Yakov Pohabov, the founder of the city. You proceed to the only Catholic Cathedral in Irkutsk, the beautiful Polish Roman Church, located in the historical part of Irkutsk.

You are then driven to one of the main monasteries in Siberia - Sign Monastery also known as the Znamensky Monastery. You also explore the Kazan Church, which with its Byzantine style decorations looks like a fairy tower, and Block 130, the historical zone with many colorful wooden houses and buildings constructed in the 17th century.

After the tour you are transferred to centrally located hotel for check-in.

Day 13: On Board the Train
After breakfast, you check out from your hotel, and a private driver transfers you to the train station where you catch a train to Ulan-Ude. After a pleasant ride in a private train car, you arrive in Ulan-Ude where you change train cars (regular train car for this connection) and continue making your way to the final destination of your Trans-Siberian tour - striking Ulan Bator. 

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Half Day Private Guided Tour
Half Day Private Guided Tour
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Arrival transfer
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Departure Private Transfer Minivan
Included
Rail
Irkutsk
23 h
Ulan Bator
Ulan Bator
1day
Mongoliamn
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Ulan Bator Itinerary

Day 14: Visiting the Gandan Monastery
In the morning you arrive in the capital of Mongolia - Ulan Bator. Upon arrival, your driver meets you and takes to your hotel to freshen up and have breakfast.

Later you meet your guide and explore the legendary Mongolian Buddhist Gandan Monastery in Ulan Bator. You then depart from the capital and in about 1.5 hours arrive to the camp.

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Departure transfer
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Car
Ulan Bator
1 h 30 min
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
1night
Mongoliamn
Buuveit Ger Camp
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Buuveit Ger Camp
Buuveit Ger Camp
3-star hotel
1 Double Ger Full Board Included
1night
1 Double Ger Full Board Included
1 Room
2 Guests
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Gorkhi-Terelj National Park Itinerary

Day 14: Gorkhi-Terelji National Park Tour
In the afternoon you arrive to the camp and enjoy traditional lunch.

You then take a tour of the picturesque Gorkhi-Terelji National Park and visit its most popular attractions, including the famous Turtle Rock and the Aryabal Temple located on a steep hill. At the entrance to the temple’s grounds there is a long walking path leading to the set of 108 steep stairs that symbolize the elephant’s elongated trunk. You can rise up to the temple and admire the magnificent view of surrounding valleys.

In the evening you enjoy a 1-hour pony riding and have dinner at the camp. You spend this night in a traditional Mongolian yurt.

Additional meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 15: Meeting a Nomadic Family
Following breakfast at the ger camp, you meet your guide and start the day with a visit to a nomadic family to learn more about their culture, authentic lifestyle and traditions. 

Later you depart from the park.

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Gorkhi-Terelji National Park & Chinggis Khaan Statue Sightseeing
Gorkhi-Terelji National Park & Chinggis Khaan Statue Sightseeing
Guided Horseback Riding
Guided Horseback Riding
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Arrival transfer
Not included
Departure transfer
Not included
Car
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
6 h
Ulan Bator
Ulan Bator
2nights
Mongoliamn
Best Western Tuushin Hotel
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Best Western Tuushin Hotel
Best Western Tuushin Hotel
5-star hotel
  |  Prime Minister Amar street 15, MN- 14200, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
1 Deluxe Double City View Breakfast Included
2nights
1 Deluxe Double City View Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
Schedule
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Ulan Bator Itinerary

Day 15: Arrival
In the evening you arrive in Ulan Bator and have the rest of the day free.

Day 16: City Tour & Folk Show in Ulan Bator
After breakfast you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and go on a walking city tour around the most interesting attractions of Ulan Bator.

During the tour you visit the National Museum of Mongolia, one of the leading museums in the whole country and the one which is responsible for preserving Mongolian cultural heritage. You also stroll along the main streets of the city, see the Parlament house and walk through the central Sukhbaatar Square formerly known as Genghis Khan Square.

After the tour you return to the hotel to take some rest or continue exploring the city center on your own. In the evening you attend an amazing Mongolian folk show at the State National Song and Dance Academic Ensemble of Mongolia (transfers are included).

After the show you are invited to the restaurant to have farewell dinner with your fellow travelers.

Additional meals: Dinner

Day 17: Departure from Ulan Bator
Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport.

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Half Day Private Walking City Tour
Half Day Private Walking City Tour
Folk Show with Transfers
Folk Show with Transfers
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Arrival transfer
Not included
Departure transfer
Not included
Air
Ulan Bator
2 h
Beijing
Beijing
3nights
Chinacn
Park Plaza Wangfujing Hotel
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Park Plaza Wangfujing Hotel
Park Plaza Wangfujing Hotel
4-star hotel
  |  CN, No.97, Jinbao Street, Dongcheng, Beijing, 100005
1 Standard Double Breakfast included
3nights
1 Standard Double Breakfast included
1 Room
2 Guests
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Beijing Itinerary

Day 17: Arrival
Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the airport or train station and takes you to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Day 18: Exploring Tiananmen Square & the Forbidden City
After breakfast you meet your guide and go on an amazing sightseeing tour around the most renowned Beijing landmarks.

You start with a visit to the legendary Tiananmen Square, where the mausoleum of Mao Zedong, the National Museum of China, the House of People's Meetings and the monument to the National Heroes are located.

Then you enjoy a guided walking tour through the former residence of the Ming and Qing dynasties - the Forbidden City. You explore its numerous awe-inspiring halls and mysterious temples.

Following lunch, you visit the fantastic ensemble of lakes, gardens and imperial buildings - the Summer Palace, and take a walk at the famous Silk Store, where you can buy some traditional Chinese souvenirs and various silk products.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Additional meals: Lunch

Day 19: Visit to the Great Wall of China & Ming Tombs
Following breakfast you enjoy a wonderful guided tour of the real icon of the country - the Great Wall of China, to see one of its best-preserved and unique sections that has less tourists - the Mutianyu Great Wall.

After spending some unforgettable time strolling at this majestic man-made miracle of world's architecture you enjoy lunch in a local restaurant followed by a visit to the Jade Factory where you will learn more about the process of carving into the jade and creating amazing pieces of art.

Your tour finishes with a visit to the famous Ming Tombs - the burial site of 13 Ming Dynasty emperors. You are then transferred back to Beijing and have the rest of the day at leisure.

Additional meals: Lunch

Day 20: Departure
This is the final day of your fabulous Trans-Siberian train tour! Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel, and your guide transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

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Chinese Visa Processing Service
Chinese Visa Processing Service
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Arrival Standard Transfer Minivan
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Departure Standard Transfer Sedan
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  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in St Petersburg, Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Listvyanka Village, Ulan Bator and Beijing;
  • Overnight at a traditional Mongolian ger camp;
  • 1st class tickets for Moscow - Yekaterinburg, Yekaterinburg - Irkutsk and Irkutsk - Ulan Bator trains;
  • Private train car provided exclusively for our small group tour from Moscow to Ulan Ude;
  • Economy class high-speed Sapsan train tickets from St. Petersburg to Moscow;
  • Economy class flight tickets Ulan Bator - Beijing;
  • Local experienced tour leader accompanying the group from Moscow to Ulan Ude;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US and Canadian citizens (Mongolian visa is not required). Full Russian and Mongolian visa processing service for Australian and New Zealand citizens. Full Chinese visa processing service for US, Australian, and New Zealand citizens. Visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Other meals according to the itinerary;
  • Minimum group size: 8 travelers; Maximum group size 17 travelers;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrance tickets to Hermitage, St. Isaacs Cathedral, Peter&Paul Fortress, Catherine's Palace, Bath Cottage, Kremlin territory & Armoury Chamber, St. Basil's Cathedral, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow subway, Ganina Yama, Church on Blood, Boris Yeltsin Center, Baikal Limnological Museum and Aquarium, Taltsy Musem, Aryabal Temple and National Museum of Mongolia, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Great Wall of China, Ming Tombs;
  • Ride on a chair-lift to the Baikal viewpoint;
  • 3-hour Lake Baikal cruise;
  • Folk show in Ulan Bator;
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Note: 

1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you. 

2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

3. Departures are guaranteed with a minimum of 8 travelers. If a particular departure will not gather the minimum number of participants, the closest alternative departure dates or program will be offered. Confirmation of departure will be issued 4 months prior to the tour start date

4. Due to specific travel arrangements and train departure times depending on the schedules of Russian and Mongolian Railways, the itinerary may be subject to change.

5. Single travelers rate covers transfers and hotel accommodations for single occupancy. Please let us know if you would prefer to have single supplement for train cabin as well.

Stress-free Booking Book your journey without stress and at convenient pace. You can pay a deposit of 20% to book any tour in any major currency; the final balance will be due 90 days before start date. In event if you decide to change or postpone your trip, you can transfer your deposit to any other packages we offer. Cruise bookings and special offers may be subject to different booking terms.

Trip Assurance If you need our assistance during your trip, you can call our support line available from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. (CET) on weekdays and weekends.

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The Trans-Siberian Journey & Mongolia | Moscow - Baikal - Ulan-Bator + St Petersburg & Beijing
Small group tour
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St. Petersburg
3nights
Russiaru
Corinthia Hotel Nevsky Palace
Corinthia Hotel Nevsky Palace
1 Superior Double Room Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
3nights
Schedule
St. Petersburg Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival
Welcome to Saint Petersburg - the Venice of the North! Upon arrival, you are met by your driver, who transfers you to the hotel for the check-in.

The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

Day 2: Visiting the Hermitage Museum & Sightseeing Tour
Following breakfast you meet your guide and driver in the hotel lobby and proceed to the legendary Hermitage Museum along the Nevsky Prospect and admire the Kazan Cathedral and the Admiralty building along the way.

The Hermitage Museum houses its unique collection of world art, including the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, El Greco, Francisco Goya and Thomas Gainsborough in the halls of the Winter Palace.

You then visit the magnificent St. Isaac's Cathedral, which is known to be the second tallest Orthodox church in the world.

After a break for lunch you go on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most cherished gems of St. Petersburg. You drive to the Arts Square and explore its beautiful ensemble including the Mikhailovsky Theater.

You then drive along the Summer Garden and cross the Neva River before you have a chance to see the legendary Cruiser Aurora. Afterwards you visit the Peter and Paul Fortress - a burial place of almost all the Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family.

Before returning to your hotel you see the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, which stands where Russia's great emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded.

Day 3: Trip to Pushkin
After breakfast you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and head with your driver to one of the gems of Russian palatial architecture - the brilliant Catherine's Palace which is located in Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) about an hour south from the center of St. Petersburg.

This striking example of baroque architecture was once gifted by Peter the Great to his wife Catherine I. Later on it serviсed as summer residences to many Russian Emperors and empresses who contributed a lot into its development and further beautification.

During the tour you walk through the lavish parks and gardens of this outstanding palace and enjoy its gorgeous interiors, including the replica of the world-renowned Amber Room.

After the tour you return to your hotel in St. Petersburg and have the rest of the day free.

Day 4: Trip to Peterhof & Train to Moscow
It is impossible to imagine a trip to St. Petersburg without a visit to the famous Russian Versailles - the glorious Peterhof! Today following breakfast you check out and travel with your guide and driver to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore the former summer residence of Russian tsars. Your tour starts with an exciting hydrofoil ride from the city center to Peterhof.

Upon arrival to Peterhof you visit the famous Bath Cottage, which offers a fascinating insight into everyday life of Russian court, take a walk in the beautiful Lower Park, lavishly adorned with 176 fountains of various forms and styles and numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes, and explore the Grand Palace (from the outside).

After the tour you return to the city and are transferred to the train station.

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Russian Visa Processing Service
Russian Visa Processing Service
Full visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens. Visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries.
Full Day Trip to Peterhof with Entrances to the Lower Park and Bath Cottage
Full Day Trip to Peterhof with Entrances to the Lower Park and Bath Cottage
Today with your private guide and driver you travel to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore the former summer residence of Russian tsars and the gem of palace architecture - Peterhof. You explore the impressive Great Palace and take a walk in the beautiful Lower Park, lavishly adorned with 176 fountains of various forms and styles and numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes.
Visiting the Hermitage Museum & Sightseeing Tour
Visiting the Hermitage Museum & Sightseeing Tour
Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and walk to the legendary Hermitage Museum along the Nevsky Prospect and admire the Kazan Cathedral and the Admiralty building along the way. The Hermitage Museum houses its unique collection of world art, including the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, El Greco, Francisco Goya and Thomas Gainsborough in the halls of the Winter Palace. You then proceed to the magnificent St. Isaac's Cathedral, which is known to be the second tallest Orthodox church in the world. After a break for lunch you go on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most cherished gems of St. Petersburg with your driver. You drive to the Arts Square and explore its beautiful ensemble including the Mikhailovsky Palace and the Mikhailovsky Theater. You drive along the Summer Garden and cross the Neva River before you have a chance to see the legendary Cruiser Aurora. Afterwards you visit the Peter and Paul Fortress - a burial place of almost all the Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family. Before returning to your hotel you see the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, which stands where Russia's great emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded.
Trip to Pushkin with Entrances to the Catherine's Palace and Park
Trip to Pushkin with Entrances to the Catherine's Palace and Park
With your private guide and driver you head for Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) to explore the brilliant Catherine's Palace that is a striking example of baroque architecture gifted by Peter the Great to his wife Catherine I. During the tour you walk through the lavish parks and gardens of this outstanding palace and enjoy its gorgeous interiors, including the replica of the world-renowned Amber Room. After the tour you return to your hotel in St. Petersburg.
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Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
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Departure transfer
Not included
St. Petersburg, Moskovskiy station
Rail4 h / Standard Class Seat
Moscow, Leningradskiy station
Moscow
2nights
Russiaru
Marriott Courtyard Moscow
Marriott Courtyard Moscow
1 Standard Double
1 Room
2 Guests
Breakfast included
2nights
Schedule
Moscow Itinerary

Day 4: Arrival
Welcome to the gorgeous capital of Russia - Moscow! Your driver meets you at the train station and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free so you can relax in your cozy room, dine in one of the nearby restaurants or start exploring the charming city center on your own.

Day 5: Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow Subway Ride & the Heart of Moscow

In the morning you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and enjoy a tour of the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery, where you have amazing time viewing the gems of its collection, including the famous masterpieces of Ivan Aivazovsky, Mikhail Vrubel, and Viktor Vasnetsov.

After the tour of the Tretyakov Gallery you have a quick subway ride to explore the most beautiful stations of Moscow Subway, which is known to be one of the most beautiful and efficient metro systems in the world. 

You then take a walk through the beautiful Red Square, go inside the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral and explore the famous GUM department store.

After the tour you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Day 6: Exploring the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & Panoramic Moscow

This day is dedicated to the exploration of one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Kremlin.

Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel, meet your guide in the hotel lobby and go to the Kremlin territory where you have a chance to explore the gems hidden behind the Kremlin walls such as the Cathedral Square and the Assumption and Annunciation cathedrals.

You then visit the famous Armoury Chamber that houses a unique collection of crown jewels, stunning coronation finery, hand-forged armor and weapons, royal carriages and sleighs, and world-famous Fabergé eggs.

Today you also see the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior and learn the story of its destruction and reconstruction.

Another highlight of the day is a chance to enjoy one of the best city views at Sparrow Hills and see the grand building of Moscow State University, the highest of seven Stalinist skyscrapers of Moscow.

After the tour, you are transferred to the train station to board your private train car!

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Walking Tour of the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow
Walking Tour of the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow
Enjoy to the Kremlin territory where you have a chance to explore the gems hidden behind the Kremlin walls such as the Cathedral Square and the Assumption and Annunciation cathedrals. Then you visit the famous Armoury Chamber that houses a unique collection of crown jewels, stunning coronation finery, hand-forged armor and weapons, royal carriages and sleighs, and world-famous Fabergé eggs. After a short break for coffee you take a walk through the beautiful Red Square, go inside the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral and explore the famous GUM department store.
Tretyakov Gallery, Subway Ride & Panoramic Tour
Tretyakov Gallery, Subway Ride & Panoramic Tour
In the afternoon you meet your guide and enjoy a guided tour of the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery, where you have amazing time viewing the gems of its collection, including the famous masterpieces of Ivan Aivazovsky, Mikhail Vrubel, and Viktor Vasnetsov. After the tour of the Tretyakov gallery, you have a quick subway ride to explore the most beautiful stations of Moscow Subway, which is known to be one of the most beautiful and efficient metro systems in the world. Then you see the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior and learn the story of its destruction and reconstruction. Today you also have a chance to enjoy one of the best city views at Sparrow Hills and see the grand building of Moscow State University, the highest of seven Stalinist skyscrapers of Moscow.
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Departure transfer
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Moscow, Kazanskiy station
Rail1 d 2 h / 1st Class Sleeper
Yekaterinburg, Central station
Yekaterinburg
1night
Russiaru
Four Elements Ekaterinburg
Four Elements Ekaterinburg
1 Standard Double Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
1night
Schedule
Yekaterinburg Itinerary

Day 7: Arrival
Upon arrival in Yekaterinburg, your driver meets you at the train station and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for overnight.

Day 8: Exploring the Highlights of Yekaterinburg
After breakfast you meet your guide and enjoy a sightseeing tour around the most remarkable city landmarks.

During the tour you take a walk through the historical city center, visit Ural Craftsman Lane where you can buy some traditional hand-made souvenirs, see the magnificent architectural ensemble of the Rastorguev - Haritonov House, admire Sevastyanov's House - the symbol of the city, and take a trip to the famous Europe-Asia monument where you can happily experience being at two places at once putting one foot in Europe and the other in Asia.

The second part of your tour is dedicated to the last days of the Russian Imperial Family. You visit the Church on Blood built on the site of the notorious Ipatiev House, where the last Russian Emperor, Nicolas II, and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918.
Your guide also takes you to the first burial place of the tsar’s family - the Monastery Complex “Ganina Yama” that now consists of seven chapels - one for each member of the royal family.

The day is crowned with a visit to Boris Yeltsin Center, a modern high tech complex where you explore the museum dedicated to the first Russian president and learn about the contemporary history of Russia starting with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the period often described as “the wild 90s”.

After the tour you return to the hotel and have some free time.

In the evening you are transferred to the train station where you board your private train car and continue the Trans-Siberian journey. 

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City Tour & Last Days of Russian Imperial Family
City Tour & Last Days of Russian Imperial Family
After breakfast, you meet your guide and driver and enjoy a guided sightseeing tour around the most remarkable city landmarks. During the tour, you take a walk through the historical city center, visit Ural Craftsman Lane where you can buy some traditional hand-made souvenirs, see the magnificent architectural ensemble of the Rastorguev - Haritonov’s House. Take a trip to the famous Europe-Asia monument where you can happily experience being at two places at once putting one foot in Europe and the other in Asia. The second part of your tour is dedicated to the last days of the Russian Imperial Family. You visit the Church on Blood built on the site of the notorious Ipatiev House, where the Bolsheviks executed the last Russian Emperor, Nicolas II, and his family in 1918. The last stop for today is the first burial place of the tsar’s family - the Monastery Complex “Ganina Yama” that now consists of seven chapels - one for each member of the royal family. After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the evening free.
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Departure transfer
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Yekaterinburg, Central station
Rail2 d 7 h 30 min / 1st Class Sleeper
Irkutsk, Central station
Irkutsk
1day
Russiaru
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Irkutsk Itinerary

Day 11: Trip to Listvyanka Village
In the morning you arrive to Irkutsk. Upon arrival, you are transferred right to the Lake Baikal shore and check in to your hotel.

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Departure transfer
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Irkutsk, Irkutsk Hotel / Station
Car1 h / Private Transfer Minivan
Listvyanka, Listvyanka Hotel
Listvyanka
Listvyanka
1night
Russiaru
Anastasia Hotel
Anastasia Hotel
1 Standard Twin Room Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
1night
Schedule
Listvyanka Itinerary

Day 11: Listvyanka Village Tour & Lake Baikal Cruise
After some rest you enjoy a guided tour around Listvyanka Village. During the tour you visit the Baikal Limnological Museum and Aquarium that houses an interesting display of the unique flora and fauna of the lake.

Then you take a chair-lift to the nearby viewpoint to take some magnificent panoramic pictures of Baikal, view the Chersky Rock and visit the 19th century wooden St. Nicolas church and spend some time at a local fish market where you see a great variety of fish and different ways of cooking it.

After lunch at a local restaurant we invite you for an exclusive experience - a private 3-hour cruise on Lake Baikal. Together with the guide you board a ship that takes you to one of the first Baikal railroad stations. After you get ashore, you walk to the tunnels of the old railroad and take magnificent pictures. On the way back you relax on the open-air deck with a cup of hot Siberian tea and local candies, listening to the stories about the life of locals.

After the cruise you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Additional meals: lunch

Please note: chair-lift is not available on Monday

Day 12: Trip to Taltsy Village
After breakfast you check out from your hotel and say "Good-bye" to Lake Baikal! Your guide and driver take you on a trip to the open-air museum of wooden architecture located in Taltsy Village.

This reconstructed Siberian village consists of a number of buildings that were threatened with flooding when the Irkutsk Dam was constructed on the Angara River. All the buildings at the Taltsy museum were rescued from the rising waters and brought here to serve as models of Irkutsk regional architecture.

Your next destination is Irkutsk.

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Half Day Tour of Listvyanka
Half Day Tour of Listvyanka
During the tour you visit the Baikal Limnological Museum and Aquarium that houses an interesting display of the unique flora and fauna of the lake. Then you take a chair-lift to the nearby viewpoint to take some magnificent panoramic pictures of Baikal, view the Chersky Rock and visit the 19th century wooden St. Nicolas church and spend some time at a local fish market where you see a great variety of fish and different ways of cooking it. Please note: chair-lift is not available on Monday
Half Day Trip to Taltsy Village
Half Day Trip to Taltsy Village
Today you take a day trip to the open-air museum of wooden architecture located in Taltsy Village. This reconstructed Siberian village consists of a number of buildings that were threatened with flooding when the Irkutsk Dam was constructed on the Angara River. All the buildings at the Taltsy museum were rescued from the rising waters and brought here to serve as models of Irkutsk regional architecture. After the tour you return to your hotel.
Private Baikal Cruise (from Anastasia Hotel)
Private Baikal Cruise (from Anastasia Hotel)
Enjoy the calm waters of Baikal and feel the power of the world’s deepest lake. Cruise duration 3 hours. NOTE: Cruise is available from middle of May till end of October
Lunch in Listvyanka
Lunch in Listvyanka
Big windows overlooking Baikal and unique interior in maritime style make you feel like sailing on a big ship while you enjoy authentic Russian & Siberian meals.
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Arrival transfer
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Departure transfer
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Listvyanka, Listvyanka Hotel
Car1 h / Private Transfer Minivan
Irkutsk, Irkutsk Hotel / Station
Irkutsk
1night
Russiaru
Marriott Courtyard Irkutsk City Center
Marriott Courtyard Irkutsk City Center
1 Deluxe Double Room Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
1night
Schedule
Irkutsk Itinerary

Day 12: Irkutsk City Tour
Your arrive to Irkutsk for a guided tour around the most remarkable city's attractions.

You first walk along Angara River embankment - the most popular meeting place among the locals - to an eternal flame and the monument to explorer Yakov Pohabov, the founder of the city. You proceed to the only Catholic Cathedral in Irkutsk, the beautiful Polish Roman Church, located in the historical part of Irkutsk.

You are then driven to one of the main monasteries in Siberia - Sign Monastery also known as the Znamensky Monastery. You also explore the Kazan Church, which with its Byzantine style decorations looks like a fairy tower, and Block 130, the historical zone with many colorful wooden houses and buildings constructed in the 17th century.

After the tour you are transferred to centrally located hotel for check-in.

Day 13: On Board the Train
After breakfast, you check out from your hotel, and a private driver transfers you to the train station where you catch a train to Ulan-Ude. After a pleasant ride in a private train car, you arrive in Ulan-Ude where you change train cars (regular train car for this connection) and continue making your way to the final destination of your Trans-Siberian tour - striking Ulan Bator. 

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Half Day Private Guided Tour
Half Day Private Guided Tour
Today you embark on a guided tour around the most remarkable Irkutsk attractions. You first walk along Angara River embankment - the most popular meeting place among the locals - to an eternal flame and the monument to explorer Yakov Pohabov, the founder of the city. You proceed to the only Catholic Cathedral in Irkutsk, the beautiful Polish Roman Church, located in the historical part of Irkutsk. You are then driven to one of the main monasteries in Siberia - Sigh Monastery also known as the Znamensky Monastery. You also explore the Kazan Church, which with its Byzantine style decorations looks like a fairy tower, and Block 130, the historical zone with many colorful wooden houses and buildings constructed in the 17th century. After the tour you are transferred to your hotel.
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Departure Private Transfer Minivan
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Irkutsk, Central Station
Rail23 h / 1st Class Sleeper
Ulan Bator, Central Station
Ulan Bator
1day
Mongoliamn
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Ulan Bator Itinerary

Day 14: Visiting the Gandan Monastery
In the morning you arrive in the capital of Mongolia - Ulan Bator. Upon arrival, your driver meets you and takes to your hotel to freshen up and have breakfast.

Later you meet your guide and explore the legendary Mongolian Buddhist Gandan Monastery in Ulan Bator. You then depart from the capital and in about 1.5 hours arrive to the camp.

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Departure transfer
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Ulan Bator, Ulan Bator hotel
Car1 h 30 min / Private Transfer Minivan
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
1night
Mongoliamn
Buuveit Ger Camp
Buuveit Ger Camp
1 Double Ger Full Board Included
1 Room
2 Guests
1night
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Gorkhi-Terelj National Park Itinerary

Day 14: Gorkhi-Terelji National Park Tour
In the afternoon you arrive to the camp and enjoy traditional lunch.

You then take a tour of the picturesque Gorkhi-Terelji National Park and visit its most popular attractions, including the famous Turtle Rock and the Aryabal Temple located on a steep hill. At the entrance to the temple’s grounds there is a long walking path leading to the set of 108 steep stairs that symbolize the elephant’s elongated trunk. You can rise up to the temple and admire the magnificent view of surrounding valleys.

In the evening you enjoy a 1-hour pony riding and have dinner at the camp. You spend this night in a traditional Mongolian yurt.

Additional meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 15: Meeting a Nomadic Family
Following breakfast at the ger camp, you meet your guide and start the day with a visit to a nomadic family to learn more about their culture, authentic lifestyle and traditions. 

Later you depart from the park.

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Gorkhi-Terelji National Park & Chinggis Khaan Statue Sightseeing
Gorkhi-Terelji National Park & Chinggis Khaan Statue Sightseeing
Trip to Gorkhi-Terelji National Park, Chinggis Khaan Statue sightseeing and a visit to a nomadic family.
Guided Horseback Riding
Guided Horseback Riding
1-hour pony riding in a ger camp
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Arrival transfer
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Departure transfer
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Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Car6 h / Private Transfer & Exploring Genghis Khan Statue
Ulan Bator, Ulan Bator hotel
Ulan Bator
2nights
Mongoliamn
Best Western Tuushin Hotel
Best Western Tuushin Hotel
1 Deluxe Double City View Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
2nights
Schedule
Ulan Bator Itinerary

Day 15: Arrival
In the evening you arrive in Ulan Bator and have the rest of the day free.

Day 16: City Tour & Folk Show in Ulan Bator
After breakfast you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and go on a walking city tour around the most interesting attractions of Ulan Bator.

During the tour you visit the National Museum of Mongolia, one of the leading museums in the whole country and the one which is responsible for preserving Mongolian cultural heritage. You also stroll along the main streets of the city, see the Parlament house and walk through the central Sukhbaatar Square formerly known as Genghis Khan Square.

After the tour you return to the hotel to take some rest or continue exploring the city center on your own. In the evening you attend an amazing Mongolian folk show at the State National Song and Dance Academic Ensemble of Mongolia (transfers are included).

After the show you are invited to the restaurant to have farewell dinner with your fellow travelers.

Additional meals: Dinner

Day 17: Departure from Ulan Bator
Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport.

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Half Day Private Walking City Tour
Half Day Private Walking City Tour
After breakfast you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and go on a walking city tour around the most interesting attractions of Ulan Bator. During the tour you visit the National Museum of Mongolia, one of the leading museums in whole country and the one which is responsible for preserving Mongolian cultural heritage. You also stroll along the main streets of the city, see the Parlament house and walk through the central Sukhbaatar Square formerly known as Genghis Khan Square. After the tour you return to the hotel to take some rest or continue exploring the city center on your own.
Folk Show with Transfers
Folk Show with Transfers
In the evening you attend an amazing Mongolian folk show at the National Academic Drama Theatre (transfers are included). After the show the rest of the evening is free.
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Arrival transfer
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Departure transfer
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Ulan Bator, ULN Ulaanbaatar
Air2 h / Economy
Beijing, PEK Beijing Capital
Beijing
3nights
Chinacn
Park Plaza Wangfujing Hotel
Park Plaza Wangfujing Hotel
1 Standard Double Breakfast included
1 Room
2 Guests
3nights
Schedule
Beijing Itinerary

Day 17: Arrival
Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the airport or train station and takes you to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Day 18: Exploring Tiananmen Square & the Forbidden City
After breakfast you meet your guide and go on an amazing sightseeing tour around the most renowned Beijing landmarks.

You start with a visit to the legendary Tiananmen Square, where the mausoleum of Mao Zedong, the National Museum of China, the House of People's Meetings and the monument to the National Heroes are located.

Then you enjoy a guided walking tour through the former residence of the Ming and Qing dynasties - the Forbidden City. You explore its numerous awe-inspiring halls and mysterious temples.

Following lunch, you visit the fantastic ensemble of lakes, gardens and imperial buildings - the Summer Palace, and take a walk at the famous Silk Store, where you can buy some traditional Chinese souvenirs and various silk products.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Additional meals: Lunch

Day 19: Visit to the Great Wall of China & Ming Tombs
Following breakfast you enjoy a wonderful guided tour of the real icon of the country - the Great Wall of China, to see one of its best-preserved and unique sections that has less tourists - the Mutianyu Great Wall.

After spending some unforgettable time strolling at this majestic man-made miracle of world's architecture you enjoy lunch in a local restaurant followed by a visit to the Jade Factory where you will learn more about the process of carving into the jade and creating amazing pieces of art.

Your tour finishes with a visit to the famous Ming Tombs - the burial site of 13 Ming Dynasty emperors. You are then transferred back to Beijing and have the rest of the day at leisure.

Additional meals: Lunch

Day 20: Departure
This is the final day of your fabulous Trans-Siberian train tour! Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel, and your guide transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

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Chinese Visa Processing Service
Chinese Visa Processing Service
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Departure Standard Transfer Sedan
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