Self-guided Trans-Siberian Railway trip from Moscow to Beijing, 16 days
This self guided trip will start in Moscow and cast you away across two continents before arriving in Beijing. You will travel on two incredible railroads, The Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian Railways. You will be able to escape the hectic life of the city and immerse into the beauty of nature and enjoy landscapes of Mongolian prairie and the shores of Lake Baikal. You are going to have an unforgettable trip to the opposite side of the world!
After the breakfast, you will have time to explore the city center on your own. Visit the Kremlin: the former residence of Russian Tsars; take a stroll on the Red Square; admire St. Basil’s Cathedral and its colorful domes; walk along the Arbat which is the most famous street and take a break in one of the cafes or restaurants. There are a lot of gift shops as well. Kindly review the detailed descriptions of all major sights on our website.
Welcome to Irkutsk! Arrival is at 09:30. As usual, the driver will take you to a hotel. You will have a great time in the capital of East Siberia, founded about 350 years ago. Explore narrow streets of the city and its ancient buildings, Eastern Orthodox Church architecture, classical and gothic architecture, monuments of the revolt and the Second World War.
In the morning, the train will reach Ulan-Ude, the capital of the Buryat Republic. The train will make a stop for 50 minutes. Later on, you will continue your trip on the amazing Trans-Mongolian Railway. You will reach Naushki, the frontier town. Arrival at 14.00. The train will make a stop for 5 hours. You will go through customs and in addition you will be able to use the railway station shower. The next stop will be in Sukh Bator and you will have to go through customs control there as well which will take 2 hours and 30 minutes. After that, you will continue your trip.Spend the night on a train.
You will have a transfer to the station and get on the train to Beijing. In the evening, you will cross the border in Zamyn-Uud where the train will make a stop for 1 hour and 30 minutes and then in Erlian where the train will make a stop for 3 hours.The train stop is necessary to change the track gauge. Spend the night on a train.
You will arrive in Beijing at 14.05. We will provide a transfer service to the hotel. After that we offer you to visit the Tiananmen Square, the largest square of the city, the Forbidden City and famous shopping streets named Wangfujing St and Chang’An Ave and to reach The Olympic Games buildings, National Aquatics Center and Bird’s Nest.
- Accommodation with a local host in Moscow, in a hotel 2* in Ulan Bator, in a hotel 3* in Beijing (2 and 4 people)
- Rent an apartment in Moscow, with a local host in Irkutsk, in a hotel 2* in Ulan Bator, in a hotel 3* in Beijing (6 people)
- 3 Star Hotel in Moscow, Irkutsk, Beijing
- 2 Star Hotel in Ulan-Bator
The price includes:
- Tourist voucher (to receive the Russian visa)
- Accommodation depending on the package
- Train tickets (4-berth compartments with couchettes)
- Transfers (including in the program)
- Meals (including in the program)
The price does not include:
- Flight tickets
- Meals (not including in the program)
- Personal expenses