Grand Trans Mongolian with Romanoffs and Tatarstan

EAST TO WEST

 

From the cobblestones of the Forbidden City to the cobblestones of The Hermitage, via Ekaterinburg and Kazan

  • START & END Beijing ➔ St Petersburg
  • LENGTH 22 NIGHTS
  • COUNTRIES China, Mongolia, Russia
  • DISTANCE 8,254 KM
  • NOTABLE LANDMARKS The Hermitage in St Petersburg; the Kazan Kremlin and its monuments; the Yekaterinburg memorial to the Romanoffs; Lake Baikal; the Mongolian Steppes; the Forbidden City in Beijing

Your Itinerary

NIGHTS
ITINERARY
1

From Beijing across the Gobi Desert to Ulaanbaatar

3

Discovering Mongolia

1

Overnight train to Irkutsk

3

Two nights at Lake Baikal, followed by one at Irkutsk

3

From Irkutsk across Siberia to Yekaterinburg

1

Sightseeing around Yekaterinburg

1

Train from Yekaterinburg to Kazan

1

Sightseeing in Kazan

1

Train from Kazan to Moscow

3

Welcome to Moscow

4

Overnight Train to St Petersburg

1

Depart St Petersburg

Details

A leisurely journey on the world’s greatest railway, a journey linking two great, if contrasting cultures… from Beijing north up across the Mongolian steppes, then westbound across the endless forests of Siberia to Moscow (and St Petersburg, if desired).  Stopovers are made at the Mongolian capital, Ulaanbaatar (formerly Ulan Bator), Irkutsk (Lake Baikal), Yekaterinburg and Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan. Recommended for travellers who seek to explore in depth.

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.

The direction of this itinerary is Westward (East to West), Beijing TO St Petersburg.  These itineraries utilise the standard trains, and are suitable for more independent travellers. If you prefer different levels of travel comfort, do consider our luxury private train options.

We have been operating a wide variety of independent programmes and tours into Russia since 1989, starting with university language study groups. As Russia opened up we introduced Trans Siberian train journeys at a real price. We were the first to introduce homestay accommodation. Others were paying high costs while our clients were paying low cost! Same bed, same cabin!

All this experience results in

  • great trips
  • up to date information
  • reliable partners at all stops means safety for you
  • accountability

You will also notice our name is referenced in most of the guidebooks relating to these areas. In fact we have helped many of the Lonely Planet guidebook authors travel around Russia.

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