Classic Trans-Siberian tour Moscow – Beijing

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from 1.165 €

PEK
16 days
7.622 km

Moscow
Irkutsk
Listvyanka/Baikal
Ulaanbaatar
Gorkhi Terelj
Beijing
Great Wall

  • HIGHLIGHTS

  • Journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway!
  • Moscow, Ulaanbaatar, Beijing – three capitols, three different cultures
  • Lake Baikal – Siberian highlight, world oldest and deepest lake
  • Gorkhi-Terelj National Park – overnight in Mongolian yurt, 65 km from Ulaanbaatar
  • Great Wall of China and Ming Tombs – day trip, 70 km from Beijing

Itinerary

Moscow

Sun/Mon (1): Arrival to Moscow, transfer to accommodation, overnight.

Mon/Tue (2): Sightseeing: you would visit Kremlin, the famous Red Square and its neighborhood as well as the historical Arbat Street, where lived among oth­ers the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin and which became famous from songs of Bulat Okudzhava. In the evening you will admire “underground palaces” of Moscow Metro. Overnight in Moscow.

Tue/Wed (3): You will visit the Lenin Mausoleum (open on Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat and Sun) and Tretyakov Gallery today. In the afternoon trip to the Sparrow Hills where you can enjoy a beautiful panorama of the Russian capital and see one of the Seven Sisters of Stalin – the great building of the Lomonosov Moscow State University. Departure in the evening by train to Irkutsk.

Wed-Fri/Thu-Sat (4.-6): Travel on the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Irkutsk, Listvyanka, Lake Baikal

Sat/Sun (7): Arrival to Irkutsk in the morning. After sightseeing you will go to Listvyanka on the Lake Baikal (65 km from Irkutsk). On the way you will visit the wonderful open air museum Talcy. In Listvyanka you will enjoy a 2-hours-cruise on Lake Baikal. Overnight in Listvyanka.

Sun/Mon (8): Stay in Listvyanka (free time). Enjoying free time: you can visit the Baikal Museum and climb up on the viewing plat­form of Tshersky Peak where you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of the Lake Baikal and the Angara river. In the afternoon transfer back to Irkutsk, overnight.

Mon/Tue (9): In the morning departure by train no 306 to Ulaanbaatar. You will travel around 2 hours along the Baikal Lake today. Train overnight.

Ulaanbaatar, Gorkhi-Terelj

Tue/Wed (10): Arrival to Ulaanbaatar in the morning. After a city tour incl. the Gandan Monastery you will be transfered to the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park (all options include transfers there and back, 130 km). Lunch, parks sightseeing, dinner and accommoda­tion in Mongolian yurts.

Wed/Thu (11): Enjoying free time in Gorkhi-Terelj Park. In the afternoon or in the evening transfer back to Ulaanbaatar, overnight.

Attention – in the summer 2021 an additional overnight in Ulan Bator or in Park Terelj is necessary – the surcharge depends on the choice of booking package. According to the timetable changes the additional overnight will not be necesery anymore starting from November 2021.

Thu/Fri (12): In the morning departure by train to Beijing.

Beijing, Great Wall of China

Fri/Sat (13): Arrival at midday to Beijing, transfer to the accommodation.

Sat/Sun (14): City tour incl. the main sights of Beijing: Forbidden City, Tem­ple of Heaven and the third largest square in the world – Tiananmen Square (Gate of Heavenly Peace). Overnight in Beijing.

Sun/Mon (15): Day trip to the Great Wall and to the famous Ming Dynasty Tombs, with lunch. The most famous and restored walls section is lo­cated 70 km from Beijing. Overnight in Beijing.

Mon/Tue (16): Transfer to the airport, flight back.

Economical option: 980 €

-> tickets 3rd and 2nd class
-> good hostels and host families

Standard option: 1.315 €

-> tickets 2nd class
-> good 3* hotels

Comfortable option: 2.259 €

-> tickets 1st class
-> good 3*-4* hotels

Carriage classes

1st class =  sleeper cabin, 2 bed compartment
2nd class = sleeper cabin, 4 bed compartment
3rd class = open sleeper cabin without compartments

All options include:

☑ train tickets appropriate to the chosen option and the trip schedule
☑ 7 overnights in double rooms appropriate to the chosen option
☑ 1 overnight in a Mongolian yurt
☑ breakfast in host families and in hotels (hostels without breakfast)
☑ full board (3 meals) during the residence in Park Terelj (Mongolia)
☑ transfer from Ulaanbaatar to the Park Terelj (65 km) + back-way
☑ entrance to the Terelj National Park
☑ Trans-Siberian travel set (practical information and tips)
☑ obligatory Russian invitation (tourist voucher)
☑ obligatory registration in Russia

Sightseeing program: 770 €

-> English speaking local tour guides
-> entrance fees and transport included
-> no tour guides in the trains

Transfers: 175 €

-> from/to railway station/airport
-> incl. transfer to/from Listvyanka
-> with driver, without tour guide

Single supplement:

-> economical option: 145 €
-> standard option: 225 €
-> comfortable option: 360 €

Sight seeing programm and transfers for 1 person: additional surcharge 50%

Flights:

-> from 550 € there and back
-> we help you with the flight booking
-> price depends on the flight and booking date

Additionally you can book:

-> theatre ticket for Bolshoy Theatre in Moscow: 50-100 €
-> dinner and folklore evening in Ulaanbaatar: 40 €
-> dinner in Beijing (famous Beijing duck): 35 €

Health insurance abroad:

-> obligatory for the Russian visa
-> we recommend to book in your country

Travel cancellation insurance:

-> price depends on the final tour price
-> we recommend to book in your country

Extra costs:

✗ other meals
✗ board on the train
✗ consular fees (approx. 150 €)

Carriages

Wagon der 3. Klasse

Schema eines Wagons der 3. Klasse im Transsib-Zug

Wagon der 2. Klasse

Schema eines Wagons der 2. Klasse im Transsib-Zug

Wagon der 1. Klasse

Schema eines Wagons der 1. Klasse im Transsib-Zug

Trains

Our Trans-Siberian rail cruises use regular trains running according to the timetable. You can find out which trains we select and book for you on our website Train selection along the Trans-Siberian route.

Photos of the wagons and compartments as well as detailed information on booking classes can be found at:

Trans-Siberian 1st class carriages
Trans-Siberian 2nd class carriages
Trans-Siberian 3rd class carriages

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Acommodation

Perfect location, good breakfast and clean rooms are of great importance to us, because we know how important these three points are during a round trip. You can find out which accommodations we will book for you en route and why on our page Accommodation along the Trans-Siberian route.

  • Double room in the hotel Izmailovo

    Twin im Hotel Izmailovo in Moskau

Travel dates

You can book the journey individual the whole year, in winter as well – the travel dates are up to you. The travel appropriate to the itinerary can begin every Sunday (in the summer every Monday) (day 1 = Sunday / Monday).

In the peak season of 2021 – from beginning of July until beginning of Sep­tember it is necessary to add 1 day in Ulaanbaatar or in the National Park Terelj in Mon­golia – or you travel in the other direction (from Beijing to Moscow) and refer then to our tour PEM.

We recommend to plan the journey between the end of May to the middle of September. The Lake Baikal is usually very long icebound (some­times even in May), so the water stays cold even in the summer. We recom­mend to book your journey 6 months in advance. The latest possible and recommended time to book is 9 weeks in advance.

Important instructions

Economical option: 3rd class from Moscow to Irkutsk, 2nd class from Irkutsk to Ulaanbaatar and from Ulaanbaatar to Beijing. Comfortable option: Attention – if no 1st class wagons are available on one or more routes, a complete 2nd class compartment will be booked for single use by two people.

There are 1-2 toilets with washbasins in each carriage. There are no showers on most trains. Some trains have new wagons with a shower cabin or an extra carriage with showers. Free boiling water is available in each carriage 24h. Board restaurant in the train between Irkutsk and Ulaanbaatar is usually available only on russian territory.

To make your journey planning easier, all arrival and departure times are given as local destination times. All prices are per person. Itinerary and timetable is subject to change. We recommend the travel cancellation insurance. Our offer is valid only if all services are available upon booking.

Questions about the tour?

We would be happy to help you!

Our office is located at Isländische Str. 2a in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg – between the S-Bahn stations Schönhauser Allee and Gesundbrunnen.

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