Trip Overview

Classic Trans-Siberian

Tour rating: 4.76 / 5, Based on 49 Reviews
Private rail tour to Russia, Mongolia

Beginning in Moscow, you travel through the mighty Ural Mountains, stop in the "Paris of the North" city of Irkutsk and absorb the beauty of Lake Baikal. Next stop - Mongolia's Ulan-Bator before crossing the Gobi Desert and arriving in the capital of oriental magic, Beijing.
Note: Reverse program is also available. Please contact us for details.

Classic Trans-Siberian

15 days4 cities
RussiaMongolia2 countries
Private rail tour to Russia, Mongolia
From
$4,620
Tour rating: 4.76 / 5, Based on 49 Reviews

Beginning in Moscow, you travel through the mighty Ural Mountains, stop in the "Paris of the North" city of Irkutsk and absorb the beauty of Lake Baikal. Next stop - Mongolia's Ulan-Bator before crossing the Gobi Desert and arriving in the capital of oriental magic, Beijing.
Note: Reverse program is also available. Please contact us for details.

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Day-By-Day

Moscow

first destination
3 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Moscow
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the gorgeous capital of Russia - Moscow! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

Day 2
Exploring the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast, you meet your private guide in the hotel lobby and explore one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Kremlin. After lunch in a city restaurant, you have a wonderful city tour around the most magnificent Moscow landmarks.

Day 3
Visiting the Tretyakov Gallery & Moscow Subway Ride
Museum
Museum
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and explore one of the most interesting sites in Moscow hidden deep beneath the surface - the Moscow Subway. Then you enjoy a guided tour to the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery. Boarding the train.

Courtyard by Marriott Moscow City Center, Moscow
4

Set in the middle of the impressive 18th-century street in central Moscow, the Courtyard by Marriott is an amazing property and one of the best places to stay during your Russian getaway.

train
Moscow
Irkutsk
3 d 12 hrs

Experience the real Russian train travel joy, by making your way to Irkutsk on an RZHD branded train. Enjoy fantastic views from the comfort of either 1st or 2nd class cabin.

Listvyanka Village

second destination
2 days in Listvyanka Village
2 nights in a great location hotel
Day 4
On Board the Train

You spend this day on board your train enjoying fantastic sceneries passing by your window and a company of your fellow travelers from all over the world.

Day 5
On Board the Train

You spend this day on board your train enjoying fantastic sceneries passing by your window and a company of your fellow travelers from all over the world.

Day 6
On Board the Train

You spend this day on board your train enjoying fantastic sceneries passing by your window and a company of your fellow travelers from all over the world.

Day 7
Listvyanka Village Tour & Baikal Museum
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

Early in the morning, you arrive in Irkutsk. Your guide meets you at the train station and transfers you to the nearby Listvyanka Village located on the shore of the legendary Lake Baikal, where you have a guided tour.

Day 8
Trip to Taltsy Village
Day tour
Day tour

Following breakfast, you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and take a day trip to the open-air museum of wooden architecture located in Taltsy Village.

Anastasia Hotel, Listvyanka
3

Set near the breathtaking Lake Baikal, the Anastasia Hotel is a great place to stay at during your Siberia getaway. It offers spacious cozy rooms, fitted with cable TVs and private bathrooms. Some rooms have balconies, perfect to take in the incredible beauty of the local nature.

car
Listvyanka Village
Irkutsk
1 hr 10 min

You have a short car ride with a trusted driver ahead of you today. Buckle up, and enjoy the beautiful views on your way to Irkutsk.

Irkutsk

third destination
1 day in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 9
Irkutsk City Tour
City tour
City tour

After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to Irkutsk where you meet your guide who takes you on an exciting tour around the most remarkable Irkutsk attractions.

Day 10
On Board the Train

Early in the morning, you check out from your hotel and your guide transfers you to the train station where you board a train that takes you to the capital of Mongolia - Ulan Bator.

Marriott Courtyard Irkutsk City Center, Irkutsk
4

Set near the embankment, the elegant Marriott Courtyard is a great property, offering spacious air-conditioned rooms, equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay, including such amenities as a mini-fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, and a safe.

train
Irkutsk
Ulan Bator
22 hrs 40 min

It's time to board your train again and continue your journey along the Trans-Siberian route. Wave Irkutsk goodbye and discover the capital of Mongolia, after a change to the Trans-Mongolian Railway.

Ulan Bator

fourth destination
3 days in the city
2 nights in a hotel and 1 night in a traditional yurt
Day 11
Visiting the Gandan Monastery & Trip to Gorkhi-Terelji National Park
Day tour
Day tour

In the morning you arrive in the capital of Mongolia - Ulan Bator. Your guide meets you at the train station and takes you to your hotel to freshen up and have breakfast.

Day 12
Meeting a Nomadic Family & Exploring the Genghis Khan Statue
Day tour
Day tour

Following breakfast, at the ger camp, you meet your guide and start the day with a visit to a nomadic family to learn more about their culture, authentic lifestyle and traditions. 

Day 13
City Tour & Folk Show in Ulan Bator
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum
Show
Show

After breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on a walking city tour around the most interesting attractions of Ulan Bator. 

Day 14
On Board the Train
Transfer
Transfer

Early in the morning, you check out from your hotel and your guide transfers you to the train station where you board a train that takes you to your final destination - Beijing. You spend the rest of this day on board the train.

Day 15
Arrival in Beijing
Transfer
Transfer

This is the final day of your amazing Trans-Siberian train tour! In the morning your train arrives in the legendary capital of China - Beijing.

4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

train
Ulan Bator
Beijing
1 d 7 hrs

Your private driver takes you to the train station, where you start your journey to Beijing. Take in the picturesque sceneries from the window of the train, and rest in your train compartment.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Moscow, Irkutsk, Listvyanka Village and Ulan Bator;
  • Overnight at a traditional Mongolian ger camp;
  • 1st or 2nd class tickets for Moscow - Irkutsk, Irkutsk - Ulan Bator and Ulan Bator - Beijing trains;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand citizens. Full Mongolian visa processing service for Australian and New Zealand citizens (not required for US and Canadian citizens). Full Chinese* visa processing service for USA, Australian, and New Zealand citizens. Visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Other meals according to the itinerary;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrance tickets to Kremlin territory & Amber Chamber, St. Basil's Cathedral, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow subway, Baikal Limnological Museum and Aquarium, Aryabal Temple and National Museum of Mongolia;
  • Ride on a chair-lift to the Baikal viewpoint;
  • Folk show in Ulan Bator;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: Due to specific travel arrangements and train departure times depending on the schedules of Russian and Mongolian Railways, the itinerary may be subject to change.

Note: If we are not able to get 1st class train tickets, a whole 2nd class compartment (4 berths for 2 people's use) will be booked instead.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, gratuities, all personal expenses, Chinese visa processing service for Canadian passport holders.

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Tour Highlights

  • Exploring Moscow highlights
  • Visit to Lake Baikal
  • Exploring Irkutsk must-sees
  • Meeting Nomadic family and spending night at Ger camp
  • Visiting the Gandan Monastery & Folk Show in Ulan Bator

What To Know

  • You should bring a few hundred dollars with you on the trip to pay for food as trains do not have ATM machines
  • Usual tip size in restaurants is 10% of the check. Recommended tips for guides and drivers is $8-12 per day for a great level of service
  • Bringing a water-resistant jacket, umbrella, and some warm clothes is a must
  • Siberian climates are unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh even during summers
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