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Trans-Siberian Adventure (St. Petersburg - Beijing)

TS04: 22 Days St. Petersburg - Moscow - Yekaterinburg - Irkutsk - Ulaanbaatar - National Parks around UB - Beijing

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 3 to 4-star hotels & Ger Camp
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival in St. Petersburg
Your memorable Russia & Mongolia tour will start with St. Petersburg. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be picked up by our professional driver and then transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for your own arrangements.

Accommodation: Cronwell Inn (3 stars)

Day 2: St. Petersburg
After breakfast, we will set out for a 3-hour walking tour to the most popular sites in St. Petersburg, including Palace Square, Winter Palace, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Admiralty and the Peter and Paul Fortress. After that, the guide will leave the rest of the day free for your own exploration of the city.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Cronwell Inn (3 stars)

  • Winter Palace
    Winter Palace
  • Winter Palace
    Winter Palace
Day 3: St. Petersburg
Today, you will have a full day to further enjoy the charm of St. Petersburg on your own. For your reference, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Peterhof Palace are nice choices for you to enjoy more of the religious and imperial architectures of ancient Russia.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Cronwell Inn (3 stars)

Day 4: St. Petersburg - Moscow
After breakfast, our driver will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to the train station for your onward high-speed Sapsan train to Moscow. After 4 hours' journey, you will arrive at Moscow Railway Station and meet our local guide at the exit. Then a comfortable drive will transfer you directly to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for your own arrangements.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Budapest Hotel (3 stars)

Day 5: Moscow
This morning, our guide will accompany you to have a 3-hour sightseeing tour to characteristic attractions in Moscow, including Bolshoi Theatre, Tverskaya Street, GUM Department Store, Red Square and the St. Basil's Cathedral. The whole afternoon is your free time to explore this historical and cultural city on your own.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Budapest Hotel (3 stars)

  • Red Square
    Red Square
  • Red Square
    Red Square
Day 6: Moscow - Yekaterinburg
In the late afternoon, you will take an overnight train from Moscow to Yekaterinburg. Before that, you still have a whole morning to stroll around Moscow and also buy some souvenirs. In the afternoon, our driver will transfer you to Kazanskaya Railway Station and help you board the train.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: on the train

Day 7: Arrival in Yekaterinburg
Today, the train will traverse tranquil villages, towns and farms, as well as boundless forests and prairie. Finally, it goes across the border between Europe and Asia and reaches in Yekaterinburg at night. Our guide and driver will pick you up at the railway station and transfer you to the hotel.

Accommodation: Chekhov Boutique Hotel (3 stars)

  • Matryoshka Doll
    Matryoshka Doll
Day 8: Yekaterinburg
After breakfast, we will set out for a private ride to Nevyansk Town to explore the Urals region. During the sightseeing tour, you will have a look at a tall Leaning Tower, enjoy folk artifacts at Tavolgi Village, and also immerse in traditional rural life at Kunara and Byngi villages. When today's tour is over, we will reverse the trip back to Yekaterinburg.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Chekhov Boutique Hotel (3 stars)

Day 9: Depart Yekaterinburg
Today, a 3-hour walking tour around Yekaterinburg will add more value to this 21 days trans Mongolia tour and you will be guided to visit Central Square, Revolution Square, Church on the Blood, Chapel in Honor of the Grand Duchess Elizabeth and Nun Barbara, Hill of Ascension, Square of the Red Army and the Ural Museum of Mineralogy one after another. Then a private transfer will take you to the Romanovs Secret Grave and then to the border between Europe and Asia. Later, we will stop at a private Museum of Arms in Verkhnyaya Pyshma. This evening, you will be transferred to Yekaterinburg Railway Station to board a train to Irkutsk.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: on the train

Day 10: On Board the Train
As the train traverses the vast Siberian region, you could view joyful scenery made up of marshes and forests, and also see some tranquil villages and bustling cities from time to time.

Accommodation: on the train

Day 11: On Board the Train
You will enjoy another leisure day on the train while seeing the delightful Siberian scenery from the window.

Accommodation: on the train

Day 12: Arrival in Irkutsk & Lake Baikal
The train will pull into Irkutsk Railway Station in the morning. You will meet our local guide and driver outside the exit and then take a 2-hour private ride to Bolshoe Goloustnoe nestling beside Lake Baikal. After settling in a Siberian Guesthouse, the guide will accompany you to visit a local church, and then walk along the shore of Lake Baikal for a delightful scene. We will also explore the lush forests and climb uphill to enjoy a better view.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Siberian Guesthouse

  • On Shores
    Tourists feel the city by boat
Day 13: Lake Baikal
With the company of our guide, you will have a whole day to immerse in the cozy lifestyle in the village. As well, a climbing up to the top of a mountain will enable you to have a full view of Lake Baikal.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Siberian Guesthouse

Day 14: Lake Baikal & Irkutsk
This morning, you will be chauffeured back to Irkutsk to check in a local hotel. After taking a short break, we will set out for a 2-hour walking tour to the most popular sites in the city, including the Park and War Memorial, churches beside the Angara River and Statue of Alexander III; our guide will also accompany you to hang out along the main streets in downtown area. The rest of the time is free for your own arrangements.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Boutique Marussia Hotel (3 stars)

Day 15: Irkutsk - Ulaanbaatar
After breakfast, our guide will help you check out the hotel and then escort you to the railway station for your onward train to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. At noon, the train will pull into Naushki Railway Station on the Russian-Mongolia border, where you will handle immigration formalities on the train. Then the trans Mongolia tour continues and you will feast your eyes with boundless Mongolian prairie.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: on the train

Day 16: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar - Hustai National Park
Early morning arrival in Ulaanbaatar, our tour guide and driver will pick you up at the train station and will transfer you to the famous Asian wild horse park - the Hustai National Park. It has a unique landscape of mountains, rivers and steppe, the Mongolia wild horse lives here. Hiking around to appreciate the beautiful scenery and come across the other wild animals. Later in the afternoon, we will take a little drive to see the horse drinking in the river.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Ger Camp

Day 17: Genghis Khan Statue Complex- Terelj National Park
Another famous nature reserve is waiting for your exploration, it is Terelj National Park, huge steppe, lush forest, interesting rocks, goats and cows are grazing on the hillside. Hike to the mountain top where you can visit the Ariyabal meditation temple and also can overlook the panoramic of the whole park. Visit a local family to know how the herders live and their culture. On the way to the park, we will stop at Genghis khan statue complex and pay a visit to it.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Ger Camp

  • Terelj National Park
    Terelj National Park
Day 18: Terelj National Park - Ulaanbaatar
After breakfast, we will drive you back to Ulaanbaatar, know more about this city by visiting Gandan Monastery and the Bogd Khaan Palace Museum, we specially arrange a dinner with culture show for you tonight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Ramada Ulaanbaatar City Center

Day 19: Ulaanbaatar - Beijing
Today, this Russia & Mongolia tour will extend to Beijing, China. In the morning, our guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby and then transfer you to Ulaanbaatar Railway Station to catch the overnight train. Traveling across vast Gobi desert, the train will pass by Zamyn-Ude on the Mongolia-China border in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: on the train

Day 20: Arrival in Beijing
The train will reach at Beijing Railway Station before noon. You will meet our local guide and driver at the exit, and then a comfortable vehicle will chauffeur you to a 4-star hotel to have a short rest. This afternoon, the guide will escort you to start the Beijing tour with the Temple of Heaven, where you can learn the mysterious sacrificial tradition of ancient China.

Accommodation: Pentahotel Beijing (4 stars)

Day 21: Beijing
This St. Petersburg to Beijing tour will be highlighted by today's hiking tour on the Mutianyu Great Wall, which is one of the most-famous sections of Great Wall in China. Our guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel lobby and transfer you to Mutianyu in one hour. As the Great Wall was built along the mountain ranges, a round-trip cable car will be available for you to reach the ramparts in an easier way.

After that, we will return to the city proper and also make a stopover at the National Stadium. Then the trip continues to the Summer Palace, which served as the summer retreat for royal family hundreds of years ago.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Pentahotel Beijing (4 stars)

  • Summer Palace
    Summer Palace
  • Mutianyu Great Wall
    Mutianyu Great Wall
Day 22: Departure from Beijing
It is the last day of this 21 days trans Mongolia tour, but we will have one last exploration of Beijing by touring the symbolic Tiananmen Square and the large-scaled imperial complex - Forbidden City. After that, our guide and driver will escort you to the airport and help you board your leaving flight. Bon voyage!

Meals: Breakfast

What's Included
  • Economy class train of St. Petersburg - Moscow - Yekaterinburg - Irkutsk - Ulaanbaatar - Beijing.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Service of English speaking guides per itinerary.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned sights visited.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into St. Petersburg and out Beijing.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • China, Mongolia and Russia Visa Fees.
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