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Trans-Siberian Golden Program | Moscow - Ulan-Bator

Tour rating: 4.78 / 5, Based on 49 Reviews
Small group tour to Russia, Mongolia

EARLY BIRD: Set off on an unforgettable journey in a small group tour along Trans-Mongolian railway line. Enjoy comfortable accommodation in the cities and 1st class cabins of your own private train car. Cross 1/3 of the world in just 14 days: from mighty Moscow to Ekaterinburg to the border of Europe and Asia.

Trans-Siberian Golden Program | Moscow - Ulan-Bator

14 days5 cities
RussiaMongolia2 countries
Small group tour to Russia, Mongolia
From
$6,498
Tour rating: 4.78 / 5, Based on 49 Reviews

EARLY BIRD: Set off on an unforgettable journey in a small group tour along Trans-Mongolian railway line. Enjoy comfortable accommodation in the cities and 1st class cabins of your own private train car. Cross 1/3 of the world in just 14 days: from mighty Moscow to Ekaterinburg to the border of Europe and Asia.

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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, and 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

This morning is free for you to continue exploring the magnificent Moscow city center on your own. In the afternoon, you explore Moscow Subway and the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery. 

Courtyard by Marriott Moscow City Center, Moscow
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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
Ekaterinburg
25 hrs 40 min

Board a local Russian train and enjoy the experience of crossing Trans-Siberian railway as the locals do. Make your way from the iconic capital of Moscow to the Ural treasure - Ekaterinburg in 25 hours.

Ekaterinburg

second destination
2 days in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Arrival in Ekaterinburg
Transfer
Transfer

Early in the morning, you walk to the train station to continue your journey to the capital of Ural - Ekaterinburg. You spend this day on board your train enjoying fantastic scenery.

Day 5
Last Days of Russian Imperial Family Tour in Ekaterinburg
City tour
City tour

After breakfast, you enjoy a guided sightseeing tour around the most remarkable city landmarks. The second part of your tour is dedicated to the last days of the Russian Imperial Family.

Day 6
On Board the Train

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

Day 7
On Board the Train

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

Park Inn, Ekaterinburg
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The Park Inn hotel is located in the heart of beautiful Ekaterinburg, it’s a great place to stay during your Russian getaway. Promising everything you need for a comfortable stay, the vibrant hotel offers great rooms with air-conditioning, satellite TVs, and private bathrooms.

train
Ekaterinburg
Irkutsk
2 days 4 hrs

Continue your Trans-Siberian adventure spending the next two days onboard Russian train. Leave Ekaterinburg behind and explore the Lake Baikal region in a couple of days.

Listvyanka Village

third destination
1 day in Listvyanka Village
1 night in a great location hotel
Day 8
Listvyanka Village Tour & Lake Baikal Cruise
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

In the morning you arrive to Irkutsk. Upon arrival, you are transferred right to the Lake Baikal shore and check in to your hotel.

Anastasia Hotel, Listvyanka
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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

fourth destination
1 day in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 9
Trip to Taltsy Village & Irkutsk City Tour
City tour
City tour
Day tour
Day tour

After breakfast you say "Good-bye" to Lake Baikal! Your guide and driver take you on a trip to the open-air museum of wooden architecture located in Taltsy Village. Then your driver takes you then to Irkutsk for a guided tour around the most remarkable city's attractions.

Day 10
On Board the Train
Transfer
Transfer

After breakfast, you check out from your hotel, and your driver transfers you to the train station. You board a train that takes you to the final destination of your Trans-Siberian tour - Ulan Bator.

Marriott Courtyard Irkutsk City Center, Irkutsk
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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

fifth destination
4 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. Later you meet your guide and explore the legendary Mongolian Buddhist Gandan Monastery in Ulan Bator.

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 travel to the banks of the Tuul River to visit an iconic 40-meters tall equestrian statue of Genghis Khan.

Day 13
City Tour & Folk Show in Ulan Bator
City tour
City tour
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. During the tour you visit the National Museum of Mongolia.

Day 14
Departure from Ulan Bator
Transfer
Transfer

This is the final day of your amazing Trans-Siberian train tour! Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and your guide transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

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.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Moscow, Ekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Listvyanka Village and Ulan Bator;
  • Overnight at a traditional Mongolian ger camp;
  • 1st class tickets for Moscow - Ekaterinburg, Ekaterinburg - Irkutsk and Irkutsk - Ulan Bator trains;
  • Private train car provided exclusively for our small group tour from Moscow to Ulan-Bator;
  • Local experienced tour leader accompanying the group from Moscow to Ulan-Bator;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US and Canadian citizens (Mongolian visa is not required). Full Russian and Mongolian visa processing service for 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;
  • Minimum group size: 8 travelers; Maximum group size 18 travelers;
  • 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, Ganina Yama, Baikal Limnological Museum and Aquarium, Aryabal Temple and National Museum of Mongolia;
  • Ride on a chair-lift to the Baikal viewpoint;
  • 3-hour Lake Baikal cruise;
  • Folk show in Ulan Bator;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: Departures are guaranteed with minimum 8 travelers. If a particular departure will not gather the minimum number of participants, the closest alternative departure dates or program will be offered. Confirmation of departure will be issued 4 months prior to the tour start date.

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: Single travelers rate covers transfers and hotel accommodations for single occupancy. Please let us know if you would prefer to have single supplement for train cabin as well.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Intimate group size of up to only 8 to 18 travelers;
  • Comfort of traveling in a private train car and attention of a professional English-speaking tour leader that turn your adventure into a carefree journey;
  • Professional local guides;
  • Private arrival and departure transfers;
  • Comprehensive tours providing in-depth insights into local culture throughout the journey;
  • Grandeur and beauty of 'Sacred Sea of Siberia', the famous lake Baikal, that you have a chance to witness during a private cruise;
  • A taste of the traditional Mongolian nomadic way of life at the ger camp including pony riding;
  • Journey across 2 continents along Trans-Mongolian railway from Moscow to 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
  • Russian climates are unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh even during summers
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