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Extended Trans-Siberian Journey by Public Trains ( ETS15 )
Travel by Trans-Siberian Railway is undoubtedly the most fascinating voyage of the world. The Trans-Siberian Railway is a 9,289 km rail-track connecting the European part of Russia with Siberia and Far East. By this indicator it’s the longest railway on the planet running across the two continents, Europe and Asia. There is a convenient rail connection with Mongolia and China, which offers options of combining Russia, Mongolia and China in one single tour. Travelers get a unique chance of travelling across Russia, with options to Mongolia and China.
The perfectly designed tour programme allows you to discover different national cultures, and learn more of the lifestyle of local people. Enjoy our guided excursions, breath-taking views of Siberia, Lake Baikal, and the Gobi Desert.
- Railway Journey Introduction
- Your Journey Itinerary
- Departures and Prices
- What's included
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The most epic journey of them all, the Classic Trans-Siberian is the ultimate rail tour, evoking a timeless sentiment of mystery and excitement spanning two continents, ten time zones, 87 towns, 16 rivers 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. Sit back and enjoy thousands of kilometers passing by, observing ever-changing landscapes and views through the window of your train.
*** The order of excursions may be subject to change. The supplier reserves the right to change the hotels on the tour as well as the trains, in case of timetable changes ***
Welcome to Moscow! You are greeted at the airport by your driver and accompanied to your hotel.You spend the night in hotel Cosmos (or similar). Enjoy a buffet dinner at your hotel. (D)
After breakfast at the hotel, you meet your guide at the reception desk for the panoramic city tourincluding visit to Novodevichy Convent, amagnificent architectural ensemble which boaststhe spectacular iconostasis at the Cathedral ofthe Virgin of Smolensk and a collection of uniqueartefacts in the convent museum. In the afternoon – free time. (B)
Today after breakfast at the hotel you will embarque on a tour to the Kremlin with a visit of a Cathedral. Included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Moscow Kremlin boasts magnificent gold-domed cathedrals, the gigantic Tsar Cannon and Tsar Bell,the Grand Kremlin Palace and many other historic buildings.Visit one of the cathedrals to admire frescoes and icons created by old masters. After the tour, transfer to railway station. Your Trans-Mongolian adventure begins with the departure for Yekaterinburg by train #16 at 16:50. (B)
Today, you arrive in Yekaterinburg at 20:09. You will be transferred to your hotel for a good night rest. Check in the Grand Avenue hotel.
After breakfast at your hotel, you will meet with a guide for city tour of Yekaterinburg, including such sights as Mineralogical Museum and the Obelisk “Europe-Asia Border”. (B)
After breakfast at your hotel, you will meet with a guide for the fascinating tour “The Romanov Family”. Enjoy some free time at your hotel (late checkout is included) before being transferred to the railway station. Your Irkutsk bound train #70 will depart at 22:21. (B)
The days are spent relaxing aboard the train, enjoying the unique Trans-Siberian experience.
Welcome to Irkutsk, the starting point of Lake Baikal expeditions! Your train arrives early at 05:28 am. You are greeted by the driver at the train station. Enjoy an early breakfast in Irkutsk before transferring to the Listvyanka settlement with stopin Taltsy village for lunch and visit to open air Ethnographic museum. Check in to your hotel “Legend of Baikal” in Listvyanka. (B, L)
Today you wake up on shore of the Lake Baikal! Join in on a walking tour of Listvianka before the late transfer to Irkutsk railway station. Your Ulan Bator bound train #362 will depart at 22:10. (B)
Enjoy landscape scenery from the train and share stories of your adventure so far with your fellow travellers.
Today you will arrive in Mongolia. Your train will reach Ulaanbaatar at 06:10. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Terelj National Park where you will get a chance to explore the famous TurtleRock and visit a nomadic family. After a traditional lunch, immerse yourself in the Mongolian nomad's timeless way of life with a short horse riding experience and a hiking tour. The night is spent in a yurta, nomad’s conical hut camp. (B, L, D)
Today, after breakfast, transfer back to Ulaanbaatar. Get to know the city with an informativesightseeing tour; visitthe Gandan Monastery, National HistoryMuseum, Bogd Khan Winter Palace, Zaisan Hill,Sukhabaator square. Lunch today is included. The night will be spent at the 3*hotel “Khabu”. (B, L)
Enjoy sunrise this morning as you wake up early for breakfast. In the morning, you will be transferred to the railway station to board the train #4 to Beijing. The train departs at 07:15. (B)
After crossing many time zones and fascinating landscapes, you finally arrive in Beijing at 11:40 am! Transfer to 4* Beijing Novotel Xin Qiao to unpack and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Your Trans Mongolian adventure comes to an end as you are transferred 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 note that our local partners reserve the right to change hotels to similar hotels of the same standard.
* Trains #70 and #362 – there are only 2nd class 4-berth compartments, clients traveling 1st class are provided with separate compartment for 2 people. There is no dining car in this train.
- Arrival and departure transfers (vehicle and driver)
- Twin hotel accommodation on B&B basis
- Meals as per program
- English-speaking guide on excursions
- Guided tours by private vehicle as per program
- 2nd class train tickets (4-berth compartments) Moscow – Irkutsk – Ulan-Bator – Beijing
- Full Russian visa support
Package Does Not Include:
- Return international flights from London (indirect or direct)
- Russian visa fees paid directly to the Consulate
- Travel insurance
- Regional add-ons
Please note that a deposit is paid on this tour - please enquire at the booking stage These are guaranteed departure tours operated in conjunction with our Russian partners and are not exclusive to IntoRussia clients. They operate with a minimum of 2 persons. Please note that our local partners reserve the right to change hotels to similar hotels of the same standard and change the order of excursions.