Westward bound on the Trans Siberian Express!

    East to west aboard the grandest train on Earth!

    • Duration

      14 Days

    • Total Destinations

      8

    • Attractions

      5

    • Pkg Id

      0000172

    13 days, 9 destinations, 3 countries. Embark on the greatest rail journey on Earth from Beijing towards Moscow, through China, Mongolia, and Russia. Explore pit stops cities en route and soak in the local cultures of the Asian heavyweights. The enchanting journey covers prominent Central and North Asian hotspots such as Ulaanbaatar, Lake Baikal, Novosibirsk, and Yekaterinburg, before finally ceasing in Moscow.

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    DAY 1
    Arrival at Beijing

    • Arrival at Beijing Capital International Airport (Our tour escort will meet you outside)
    • Transfer to the hotel
    • Overnight stay at hotel 

    DAY 2
    Beijing Sights

    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • The Great Wall of China
    • Summer Palace
    • Overnight stay at hotel    

    DAY 3
    Beijing Tour & Flight to Ulaanbaatar

    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • Forbidden City 
    • Tiananmen Square
    • Temple of Heaven
    • Transfer to Beijing Capital International Airport
    • Flight to Ulaanbaatar
    • Arrival at Buyant Ukha International Airport, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
    • Transfer to the hotel
    • Overnight Stay at the hotel

    DAY 4
    Gorkhi Terelj National Park

    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • Excursion to Gorkhi Terelj National Park
    • Transfer back to the hotel
    • Overnight stay at Hotel

    DAY 5
    Ulaanbaatar Sights and boarding of the Trans Siberian

    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • Gandantegchinlen Monastery
    • Zaisan Memorial
    • Transfer to Ulaanbaatar Railway Station 
    • Boarding of the Trans Siberian Express
    • Accommodation on board the Trans Siberian Express

    DAY 6
    Ulan Ude

    • Arrival at Naushki
    • Immigration Process
    • Arrival at Ulan Ude
    • Excursion to an Orthodox Old Believers Village
    • Traditional Russian lunch at the Old Believers Village
    • Transfer to Ulan Ude Railway Station
    • Boarding of the Trans Siberian Express
    • Accommodation on board the Trans Siberian Express

    DAY 7
    Lake Baikal

    • Arrival at the Circum Baikal Railway Line
    • Arrival at Port Baikal
    • Siberian Barbeque Lunch 
    • Boat cruise over Lake Baikal to Listvyanka
    • St Nicholas Church
    • Drive to Irkutsk
    • Transfer to the hotel
    • Overnight at hotel

    DAY 8
    Irkutsk

    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • Irkutsk Old Town
    • Private Classical Concert
    • Transfer to Irkutsk Railway Station
    • Boarding of the Trans Siberian Express
    • Accommodation on board the Trans-Siberian Express

    DAY 9
    Krasnoyarsk

    • Krasnoyarsk, like Yekaterinburg and Ulan-Ude used to be a “closed city” during Soviet times – closed to foreigners and also to most Soviet citizens at that time. It is located along the Yenissei River which is the greatest river system flowing to the Arctic Ocean. A sightseeing tour shows you several view points and the main shopping street which is fascinating as the local mayor decided to decorate it with palm trees in summer time – in the middle of Siberia! During a boat cruise on the Yenissei River you will have a great view on the city and the huge railway bridge crossing the river.
    • Accommodation on board the Grand Trans-Siberian Express.

    DAY 10
    Novosibirsk

    • In the morning a city sightseeing tour shows you some remarkable orthodox churches which have survived the Soviet period and see the famous Opera House which is the largest of Russia, situated in the centre of the city at Lenin Square. In the afternoon, an excursion takes you out of the city into the Taiga, the “real Siberian forest”. About 30 km out of the city you have the opportunity of visiting the largest open air railway museum of Russia, a collection of more than 60 showpieces of steam, diesel and electric locomotives as well as several historical passenger cars – a perfect insight into the development of the trains on the Trans-Siberian Railway.
    • Accommodation on board the Grand Trans-Siberian Express.

    DAY 11
    Yekaterinburg

    • Today the train arrives in Yekaterinburg, capital of the Ural Mountains. The city was founded in 1723 by Czar Peter I as the center of metallurgical industry. By the 20th century it had become one of the largest and the most important financial, industrial and cultural centers of Russia. Yekaterinburg is located at the geographical border defined by scientists between Europe and Asia.
    • On your sightseeing tour you visit a place of remarkable importance for Russian history: the “Cathedral on The Blood” which was built at the place where Czar Nicholas II and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918. An excursion into the Ural forests takes you to Ganina Yama, which today is considered by Russians as a “holy place”. It is an assemble of small wooden chapels which were erected in the 1990’s to honor the last Czar’s family of the Romanov dynasty who were then buried in Ganina Yama.
    • Accommodation in Yekaterinburg.

    DAY 12
    Full Day on the Train

    • Today you leave Yekaterinburg in the morning and enjoy a typical day on the Trans-Siberian Railway. Your private train passes through the Ural Mountains and an endless scenery of forests, lakes and small settlements. A day to relax, watch the landscape and listen to lectures about the country and its people.
    • Accommodation on board the Grand Trans-Siberian Express.

    DAY 13
    Moscow

    • Today the almost 8000 km long journey from Beijing to Moscow terminates. In the afternoon you visit the Red Square and the Kremlin grounds. The sightseeing tour shows you the all the many highlights of Moscow: the Bolshoi Theatre, the GUM department store, the Red Square, Moscow River, the Sparrow Hills, Novodevitchy Monastry. You will forget old stories about Moscow being grey and dark. It has become a vibrant city, comparable to Paris or Rome and full of life.
    • Accommodation in in Moscow.

    DAY 14
    Moscow

    • Airport transfers are provided by our service team to connect with your flight departing Moscow.

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    Terms & Conditions

    Optional Booking: Available for maximum 1 month

    Minimum number of tour participants: 80 persons on board the charter private train

    Payment Conditions

    Deposit:

    • Category Standard Economy & Standard Plus - EUR 750 per person at the time of booking
    • Category Deluxe Silver & Deluxe Gold - EUR 1.500 per person at the time of booking
    • Balance 60 days before departure

    Cancellation Conditions:

    • Up to 91 days before the tour - Deposit
    • 90-61 days before the tour - 25 %
    • 60-31 days before the tour - 50 %
    • 30-15 days before the tour - 75 %
    • 14-01 days before the tour - 90 %
    • No Show - 100%

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