Highway to China - 15 days
- Moscow, Russia’s lively capital
- Trans-Siberian, Mongolian & Manchurian route
- Irkutsk - former Cossack garrison & trading centre
- Views of Siberian forest, Gobi Desert and Lake Baikal en route
- Ulaan Baatar - Mongolia's capital, set on banks of the Tuul River
- Beijing - extend your stay to visit the sights
Set out on a 15 day unforgettable journey from Moscow to Beijing, with stops at Lake Baikal and Ulaan Baatar en route.
Day 1-2: Moscow
Moscow. Arrival transfer from Moscow airport. Enjoy free time in Russia’s lively capital. On day 2 you can independently explore the sights or book an optional guided walk around Red Square, escorted by a knowledgeable local guide.
Day 3-6: Train to Siberia
Moscow - Irkutsk. The morning of day 3 is free for you to relax before a midday transfer to the rail station to start your Trans-Siberian journey. Settle into life aboard the train as it plies its way across the Urals and large tracts of Siberia on days 4 to 6. Enjoy the views of the changing landscape, relax and get to know your fellow passengers.
Day 7-9: Irkutsk
Irkutsk. Morning arrival into Irkutsk, a town with the Asiatic influences of nearby Mongolia and China and curious architecture - a legacy of Siberia’s exiled aristocrats. Spend the next three days at leisure exploring the town. Or choose from the following optional excursions: Listvyanka & Lake Baikal: Spend two relaxing days in the village of Listvyanka by beautiful Lake Baikal and perhaps choose one of the optional activities. Irkutsk Summer Trek & Camp: Enjoy an overnight trekking excursion through the scenic taiga of the Primorsky Mountain to Lake Baikal, camping overnight in a picturesque bay.
Day 10: Train to Mongolia
Irkutsk - Ulaan Baatar. Very early morning transfer to the rail station to continue your momentous journey into the heart of Mongolia, a land of endless steppe, towering mountains, pristine lakes, rivers and desert.
Day 11-13: Mongolia
Ulaan Baatar (Mongolia). Morning arrival into Ulaan Baatar after crossing the Mongolian border during the very early hours of day 11. The pine-covered mountains, wide boulevards, vast public squares and park give the city a feeling of spaciousness, while the ger communities, Buddhist temples and bustling market places give it a rustic charm. Transfer to your hotel and spend three days at leisure exploring the city. Or book an optional two night excursion to Terelj National Park: Terelj National Park & ger camp add-on: Spend two nights camping out in a Mongolian ger on the steppe in Terelj National Park.
Day 14-15: Train to Beijing
Ulaan Baatar - Beijing. Morning transfer to rail station on day 14 for the final leg of your journey. Enjoy panoramic views of uninterrupted steppe, with the occasional nomad, camel and ger dotting the landscape. Continuing south the train enters the flat, dry and sparsely populated landscape of the Gobi desert before crossing the border into China on day 14. The train pulls into Beijing, China’s bustling capital, in the afternoon on day 15.
- 2 nights 3 star hotel in Moscow
- 3 nights 3 star hotel in Ulaan Baatar
- 3 nights 3 star hotel in Irkutsk
- Transfer to Moscow train station (not platform) on day 3
- Return rail station transfers in Irkutsk and Ulaan Baatar
- Moscow airport arrival transfer on day 1
- 6 nights on board train (2nd class, 4 berth sleeper cabin)
- Train journey: Moscow - Beijing
- Ulaan Baatar
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