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This 22-day cross-continental journey from Beijing to Moscow with stops in Ulaanbaatar, Irkutsk, Listvyanka and Yekaterinburg promises to be an experience you will never forget. Bask in the gorgeous architecture and culture of Imperial China while visiting world-famous attractions, like the magnificent Great Wall and the Forbidden City. Spend the night in a traditional Mongolian dwelling in Gorkhi Tereli National Park in Mongolia’s capital city of Ulaanbaatar. Revel in the majesty of the stunning Lake Baikal. See a 19th century wooden church in Listvyanka. Visit Yekaterinburg’s historic city centre. Explore all the festive city of Moscow has to offer and tour the Kremlin and Red Square. This is truly the holiday of a lifetime!

Highlights

  • Revel in the spectacular sights of Imperial China
  • Explore the great plains of Mongolia - live like a Nomad for a night!
  • Discover the ancient riches of Ulaanbaatar
  • Experience the beauty of Lake Baikal
  • Enjoy learning about the fascinating history of Yekaterinburg
  • Discover the riches and splendor of Moscow

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Private airport to hotel, hotel to airport, and station/hotel transfers throughout
  • First class travel/small group rail accommodation on all trains
  • 3 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Beijing
  • 3 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Ulan Bator
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast on the shore of Lake Baikal (Listvyanka)
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Irkutsk
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Yekaterinburg
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Moscow
  • 2-day tour of Terelj National Park including 1-night stay in a traditional Yurt and all meals
  • Small group full-day tour of Beijing
  • Small group full-day tour of Ulaanbaatar
  • Tour of Lake Baikal including museum entrance lunch and local dinner
  • Journey on the Circum-Baikal Railway
  • Tour of the small wooden village of Taltsy
  • Small group city tour of Yekaterinburg
  • Walking tour of Moscow Kremlin
  • Small group Tour of Moscow
Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN BEIJING
Your cross-continental journey kicks off in the exotic city of Beijing. Take the included private transfer from the airport to your hotel and check in for a three-night stay. After getting settled, take some time to soak in the fascinating culture of this ancient Imperial city. (Overnight in Beijing)

DAY 2 - BEIJING
Today, you will experience the best of Beijing on a full-day small group tour of this exciting capital city. Tour highlights include the breathtaking Great Wall of China, the stunning lakes and gardens of Summer Palace and the ancient Ming Tomb. (Overnight in Beijing) B, L

DAY 3 - BEIJING
Today is yours to visit any Beijing sites you didn't get a chance to see yesterday. The National Museum of China, located on the eastern edge of Tiananmen Square, is a great place to learn all about China's fascinating history. (Overnight in Beijing) B

DAY 4 - BEIJING TO ULAANBATTAR
Board the train to Ulaanbaatar this morning and enjoy a relaxing expedition through the open wilderness of the Gobi Desert and stunning views of rural China as you cross into the plains of Mongolia. (Overnight onboard the train) B

DAY 5 - ULAANBAATAR
Welcome to the capital of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar! Upon your arrival, you will get a chance to stop at your hotel accommodation to freshen up before heading to Gorkhi Tereli National Park where you will tour the world-famous park along with your guide. Your dinner and overnight accommodation will be back at the Ger Camp, where you will have the once in a lifetime experience of spending the evening in a Yurt - or Ger - a comfortable, traditional Mongolian dwelling. (Overnight at Ger Camp) B, L, D

DAY 6 - ULAANBAATAR
Today, you will spend more quality time in Gorkhi Terelj National Park before a visit to the famous Genghis Kahn Monument on the way back to Ulaanbaatar. Once back in the city, you will return to your hotel for a two-night stay. (Overnight in Ulaanbaatar) B, L

DAY 7 - ULAANBAATAR
Enjoy a full day touring this amazing capital city by car today. Tour highlights include the Gandan Buddhist Monastery, the National History Museum and Zaisan Hill (Overnight in Ulaanbaatar) B

DAY 8 - ULAANBAATAR
Today is yours to explore any Ulaanbaatar attractions you haven't had a chance to see. Enjoy this city's distinctive charm as you absorb the effervescent Mongolian culture. (Overnight in Ulaanbaatar) B

DAY 9 - ULAANBATAR TO IRKUTSK
Today, you will depart from Ulaanbaatar on route to Irkutsk. Enjoy spectacular views of the Mongolian mountains along the way. (Overnight onboard the train) B

DAY 10 - IRKUTSK/LISTVYANKA
Upon your arrival in Irkutsk, you will be taken to your hotel in Listvyanka to check in and freshen up and relax before your included dinner. After dinner, there is an optional excursion to the village of Banya for those that wish to spend some time relaxing in a sauna. (Overnight in Listvyanka) B, D

DAY 11 - LISTVYANKA/LAKE BAIKAL
Today, you will embark on a guided tour of Listvyanka and the stunning Lake Baikal. Tour highlights include Baikal Museum and its set of gorgeous aquariums, the famous Shaman Rock, panoramic views of Lake Baikal from a chair lift, a local fish market and the 19th century wooden St. Nicolas church. (Overnight in Listvyanka) B, L

DAY 12 TO LISTVYANKA TO IRKUTSK
Today, you will board the Circum-Baikal Railway excursion train for a tour and transfer to Irkutsk. Your luggage will be waiting for you at the hotel upon your arrival. Tonight is yours to explore Irkutsk. (Overnight in Irkutsk) B, L

DAY 13 - IRKUTSK
You will learn all about the history of Irkutsk today on a city-wide tour that includes the famous Talsty Museum. This fascinating destination features the settlements of indigenous Siberian people of the 17th-20th centuries. Other tour highlights include Epiphany Cathedral, Kirov Square, the Polish Roman Catholic Church, Karl Marks Street and the Angara River embankment. (Overnight in Irkutsk) B

DAY 14 - IRKUTSK TO YEKATERINBURG
Today, you will leave Irkutsk and Asia behind as the train ventures into Europe. (Overnight onboard the train) B

DAY 15 - ONBOARD THE TRAIN/SIBERIA
Enjoy the stunning views of the seemingly endless forests of Siberia as the train makes its way through Novosibirsk and the Altai region. (Overnight onboard the train)

DAY 16 - YEKATERINBURG
Welcome to Yekaterinburg! Upon your arrival, check into your hotel and then start getting acquainted with this beautiful city and its engrossing history. (Overnight in Yekaterinburg)

DAY 17 - YEKATERINBURG
Today, you will get up close and personal with Yekaterinburg on a small group tour of the entire city. Tour highlights include the historic city centre, the Church on the Blood, the Europe/Asia border marker, the 1905 Square, the Isset River Dam and the Ganina Yama. (Overnight in Yekaterinburg) B

DAY 18 - YEKATERINBURG TO MOSCOW
Today, you will board the train to Moscow. Enjoy the sweeping views of the Ural Mountains along the way. (Overnight onboard the train) B

DAY 19 - MOSCOW
Welcome to Moscow! After checking into your hotel and getting settled, begin exploring all this festive capital city has to offer. Red Square is a great place to people watch and view amazing Russian architecture. Or, take a leisurely stroll through the colourful Alexander Gardens, one of the first urban public parks in Moscow. (Overnight in Moscow)

DAY 20 - MOSCOW
Today, you will enjoy a walking tour of the Kremlin and Sobornaya Square as well as a tour by car of other important Moscow attractions, including Red Square, St Basil's Cathedral, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, New Maiden Convent, Moscow State University, Sparrow Hills, Poklonnaya Hill and New Arbat. (Overnight in Moscow) B

DAY 21 - DEPART MOSCOW
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and take the included private transfer to the airport for your continued travels. If you wish to extend your holiday, or add nights in any of these destinations, one of our Rail Specialists will be happy to help you. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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