The most epic journey of them all, the Classic Trans Mongolian is the ultimate rail tour, evoking a timeless sentiment of mystery and excitement spanning two continents, several time zones and some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. The atmosphere created by the passengers from all corners of the globe adds to a truly unique experience.
An all time favourite, and cultural and social adventure, this fascinating rail tour eastwards will provide you with a once in a life time experience.
Begin your thrilling journey in Russia’s cosmopolitan capital, Moscow. Transfer to the Cosmos Hotel and relax with an evening meal. (D)
Broaden your horizons with an introductory city tour of Moscow’s most famous sights including a visit to the mighty Red Square and the Novodevichy Convent, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B)
Visit Moscow’s trademark, the impressive Kremlin. In the afternoon depart for Irkutsk. (B)
These days are spent relaxing aboard the train, enjoying the unique Trans Mongolian experience.
Welcome to Siberia! You arrive at Irkutsk at 05:38 in the morning. After breakfast, discover Irkutsk with a city tour then travel to the Listvyanka settlement and visit the Open Air Ethnographic Museum. Transfer to the Legend of Baikal Hotel to unwind. (B, L)
On the banks of stunning Lake Baikal, take a walking tour of Listvyanka, before spending the rest of the day at leisure. In the evening transfer for your train to Ulan Bator. (B)
Reflect on your journey with fellow travellers as you relax on the train.
After arriving in the capital city of Mongolia, begin your journey to Terelj National Park, take in the scenery of Turtle Rock and discover the beauty of the vast steppe with an exciting horse riding excursion. Learn about ancient nomadic traditions, hospitality and way of life while having lunch with a local family. Continue your Mongolian adventure by sleeping in a traditional yurt. (B, L)
Embark on a panoramic city tour and view renowned sights such as the historic Gandan Monastery, Natural History Museum, Bogd Khan Winter Palace, Zaisan Hill and Sukhe Bator Square. Afterwards transfer to the Khabu Hotel. (B, L)
Refuel with a morning meal before transferring to the railway station as you depart onward to China. (B)
On arrival in Beijing transfer to the Novotel Xin Qiao Hotel. Spend the rest of your day at leisure, or allow us to organise an optional excursion.
As your epic adventure comes to an end transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)
Carriages are made up of second class 4 berth compartments, each with 2 lower (65x185 cm) in size and 2 upper berths.
First class, 2 berth compartments do not have the upper berths but are exactly the same size. A reading light, clean bed linen and a small towel are provided. Two lavatories are available to use in both sides of the carriage.
Trains have a restaurant car where you can purchase meals and drinks.
Please find our 2016 Classic Mongolian Railway Journey departures and prices below.
If you would like to discuss this tour, add on extra days at the beginning or end of the trip, or stop in different locations, please contact our UK based reservations office today on +44(0)2076035045 or make an Online Enquiry for a tailor made package just for you.
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NB. Single supplement applies to hotel only. Additional supplement applies for single accommodation on the train.
If only one person is booked on the tour an additional supplement applies.
Itinerary is subject to change in the case of any unforeseen changes in Russian rail schedules. Please check with your travel consultant before booking.