GOLDEN RING TRANS MONGOLIAN

East to West

Weekly, independent departures from Beijing

  • START & END Beijing ➔ St Petersburg
  • LENGTH 22 NIGHTS
  • COUNTRIES China, Mongolia, Russia
  • DISTANCE 8,254 KM
  • NOTABLE LANDMARKS The Forbidden City in Beijing; the Mongolian Steppes; Lake Baikal; Red Square and the Moscow Kremlin; the ancient towns of the Golden Ring and the Hermitage in St Petersburg.

Your Itinerary

NIGHTS
ITINERARY
1

From Beijing across the Gobi Desert to Ulaanbaatar

4

Welcome to Mongolia

1

Departure for Irkutsk

3

Two nights at Lake Baikal, followed by one in Irkutsk

3

En route to Vladimir and the Golden Ring

3

Sightseeing around the Golden Ring

3

Arrival and sightseeing in Moscow

1

Overnight train to St Petersburg

3

Sightseeing in St Petersburg

Details

The direction of this itinerary is Westward (East to West) Beijing TO St Petersburg.  Here is the Eastward (West to East) itinerary.

The itinerary detailed below uses the standard train and is for more independent travellers. If you prefer different levels of travel comfort, do consider our luxury private train options.

Independent departures 2 times a week on winter timetable and 3 times per week on summer timetable aboard Mongolian and Chinese Trains No. 23. Chinese International Train No. 3 to Moscow departs once per week all year. Departure times may change each year, or seasonally. We can confirm the time when booking.

For a number of years tickets for the relatively short journey, Beijing to Ulaanbaatar, have been possible on #3. The rail authorities have now cancelled this. All tickets issued are for long haul journeys (this was the system a few years back). Therefore the first station that can be booked is Krasnoyarsk in Russia. If you want Train #3 the method is now back to what is was before. You book to Krasnoyarsk and you get off at Ulanbaatar. The surcharge in 4 berth is US$222.

Free allowance for rail baggage is 35kg per person. Overweight baggage must be checked in at the Luggage Check-in Centre of Beijing Railway Station on the morning of the day prior to departure.

There may be some variation due to train arrival or departure times and the date (odd or even). The content remains the same, but the order in which services are provided may vary. Additional, or less nights may be required to meet changed train schedules.

Please review our Booking Conditions, Booking Form and other technical information, or contact us directly by email or phone +61 (0)3 9500-0444.

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