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Classic Trans-Mongolian Holiday (Beijing - Moscow)

TS01: 16 Days Beijing - Ulaanbaatar - Irkutsk - Moscow

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: Beijing Arrival
Upon your arrival in Beijing, you will meet our guide and driver at the airport. Then a comfortable ride will take you directly to our well-selected hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to rest at the hotel.

Accommodation: Pentahotel Beijing (4 stars)

Day 2: Beijing
We will start this 16 days Mongolia tour package with the Tiananmen Square in the center of Beijing City, and then head northward to stroll around the Forbidden City, which used to be the imperial palace during Ming and Qing dynasties (1368 - 1911). Later, you will be accompanied to visit the Temple of Heaven where emperors performed national sacrificial ceremonies in old days.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Pentahotel Beijing (4 stars)

Day 3: Beijing
After a big breakfast, you will be escorted to have a morning hiking of Mutianyu Great Wall in suburb area. Winding along the rolling mountain ranges, the Great Wall is like a giant dragon swimming in the sea of plants. A round-trip cable car could help you save a lot of energy and time and the fare is included in the price.

When the visit is finished, we will drive back to the downtown area. As we pass by the National Stadium, you will be left some time taking pictures of it. Then, continue our trip to the Summer Palace to enjoy a leisure afternoon in this royal resort.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Pentahotel Beijing (4 stars)

  • Mutianyu Great Wall
    Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Summer Palace
    Summer Palace
Day 4: Beijing - Ulaanbaatar
After checking out the hotel, you will be transferred to the railway station for the upcoming train ride to Mongolia. In the evening, the train will arrive in the border city in China, Erlian, and then reach Zamyn-Ude in Mongolia for immigration formalities. After that, the journey will continue and you will have a sound sleep onboard.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: on the train

Day 5: Ulaanbaatar Arrival
After traversing wide deserts and grasslands, the train will finally arrive at Ulaanbaatar Railway Station. You will meet our local guide outside the exit and then be accompanied to set out for today's Mongolia tour itinerary to historical monuments, including Gandan Monastery, Chinggis Khaan Square and Zaisan Hill Memorial. Tonight, we will arrange a welcome dinner with the local dance & music for you.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Bayangol Hotel (3 stars)

  • Zaisan Hill Memorial
    Zaisan Hill Memorial
Day 6: Hustai National Park
After breakfast, drive to Hustai National Park, it is well known by the wild horse, also known as Takhi in Mongolian. In the afternoon, we will hiking around this park to fell the nature and you may come across some other wild animals. More information can be obtained at the museum. Visit a local family and ride a horse (one hour). Later in the afternoon, we will drive a little far to observe the real Takhi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hustai Ger Camp

Day 7: Ulaanbaatar - Irkutsk
Hiking around in the morning. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar, visit the Bogd Khaan Palace Museum. After lunch, catch the train to Irkutsk.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: on the train

Day 8: Irkutsk Arrival
This morning, the train will pass by Ulan-Ude and then go along the Lake Baikal to reach Irkutsk in the afternoon. You will be picked up at the train station by our local guide and then be transferred to check in a hotel. After that, we will set out for a 2-hour walking tour to some local parks, War Memorial, churches beside Angara River, main streets in city center and Statue of Alexander III.

Accommodation: Boutique Marussia Hotel (3 stars)

  • Main city center streets
    Irkutsk city center street
  • Main city center streets
    Irkutsk city center street
Day 9: Lake Baikal
After breakfast, we will take a 2 hours' drive to Bolsho Goloustnoe, a typical Siberian village by the Lake Baikal. Upon arrival, you will be accompanied to stop by a local church, and then go along the shore to enjoy the lake view. We will also climb up hills covered by lush forests to enjoy a panoramic view of Lake Baikal. When the day is over, you will be led to check in a Siberian Guest House.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Siberian Guest House

Day 10: Depart Irkutsk & Lake Baikal
Today, we will explore more about the tranquil Bolshoe Goloustnoe and the picturesque Lake Baikal. This afternoon, a private transfer will take you back to Irkutsk for your coming 3 days' train ride to Moscow.

Meals: Breakfast. Lunch

Accommodation: on the train

Day 11: On the Train
You can enjoy your time by taking in distinctive landscapes of forests, hills, streams and ponds outside the window. In the evening, the train will pass by Krasnoyarsk and reach the prosperous Novosibirsk City.

Accommodation: on the train

Day 12: On the Train
Today, picturesque natural scenery of swamps, forests and hills will continuously coming into your sight, as the train passes by Yekaterinburg and goes across the Euro-Asia Border.

Accommodation: on the train

Day 13: On the Train
You will come across more populated regions and enjoy some cityscape. Before going to bed, please have your luggage well packed for you will arrive in Moscow in early morning the next day.

Accommodation: on the train

Day 14: Moscow Arrival
Upon arrival at Moscow Railway Station, our driver will meet you outside the exit and then escort you to check in the hotel. After breakfast, you will be accompanied to have a leisure walking tour around the city and stop by some landmarks, including Bolshoi Theater, Tverskaya Street, GUM Department Store, Red Square and St. Basi's Cathedral.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Budapest Hotel (3 stars)

  • Red Square
    Red Square
  • Red Square
    Red Square
Day 15: Moscow
Today is free for your own exploration of Moscow City. It is suggested you stop by the State Historical Museum and art museums. As well, it is a good choice to spend some leisure time at Red October Area.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Budapest Hotel (3 stars)

Day 16: Departure from Moscow
It is the last day of this Mongolia vacation package, but you still have some free time to discover more about Moscow. Then our driver will pick you up and transfer you to the airport or train station.

Meals: Breakfast

What's Included
  • Economy class train of Beijing - Ulaanbaatar; Ulaanbaatar - Irkutsk; Irkutsk - Moscow.
  • 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.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into Beijing and out Moscow.
  • 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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