Travel the ancient Trans-Mongolian tea-caravan route from China to Europe. Unlock secrets of mysterious China, explore beautiful Mongolia, marvel fascinating Russia. Check out the best itinerary 2020 and get ready for the most amazing holiday in your life. This is hop on/hop off train tour. We customize tours on request.
China, Mongolia and Russia in 25 days by hop on/hop off trains. Cross Asia and a half of Europe during one epic journey
Culture, history, cuisine, people and nature - this is all-in-one adventure
Tour package includes your accommodation in the cities, train tickets, any required transfers, and extensive sightseeing tour program with professional local English-speaking guides
Visit Moscow, ancient and beautiful Russian capital; discover magnificent St. Petersburg
Lake Baikal, the deepest freshwater lake in the world
Group tours are fully escorted. 20 guests per group maximum. Private tours are fully customizable. Chat online now with the destination experts!
Itinerary is flexible on request: vary duration of your journey, train tickets and hotels class
Best places to stay, to eat and to go out - safe and secure with the Australian tour operator that specializes in Russia
Discovery Russia 24/7 English-speaking support line
Day 1, Arrival at Beijing
Day 2, Beijing at a glance
Day 3, Explore Beijing
Day 4, The adventure begins!
Day 5, Arrival at Ulan Bataar & Terelj National Park
Day 6, Mongolia exploration
Day 7, Ulaan Baatar and train to Russia
Day 8, Lake Baikal
Day 9, Lake Baikal exploration
Day 10, Irkutsk
Day 11, On board
Day 12, Arrival at Ekaterinburg
Day 13, Ekaterinburg tour
Day 14, Departure to Kazan
Day 15, Kazan guided tour
Day 16, Day two in Kazan
Day 17, Hidden jems
Day 18, Niznhy Novgorod
Day 19, Discover Moscow
Day 20, Discover Moscow, part 2
Day 21, Train to St Petersburg
Day 22, Discover St Petersburg
Day 23, Peterhof
Day 24, The Catherine's Palace
Day 25, Farewell
Train 1st class compartment (2-berth) as per itinerary
from Beijing to Mongolia by train fare first class
from Mongolia to Irkutsk / Lake Baikal by train fare first class
from Irkutsk / Lake Baikal to Irkutsk comfortable a/c van/bus
from Irkutsk to Yekaterinburg by train fare first class
from Yekaterinburg to Kazan by train fare first class
from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod by train fare first class
from Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow sitting bullet train, 3.5 hours ride
from Moscow to St. Petersburg by train fare first class
Train 2nd class train compartment as per itinerary
from Beijing to Mongolia by train fare economy
from Mongolia to Irkutsk / Lake Baikal by train fare economy
from Irkutsk / Lake Baikal to Irkutsk
from Irkutsk to Yekaterinburg by train fare economy
from Yekaterinburg to Kazan by train fare economy
from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod by train fare economy
from Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow by train fare economy
from Moscow to St. Petersburg by train fare economy
I went with Discovery Russia on their 20 day tailored Tran-Mongolian Railway Tour from Sydney, Australia. On this trip, I visited Beijing, Ulaan Baatar, Listvyanka, Irkutsk, Yekaterinburg, Moscow and St Petersburg using the Trans-Mongolian and Trans-Siberian Railway.
I've travelled by myself to multiple countries in the past and I'd be happy to say that Discovery Russia offers a unique service at an affordable price. Not only do they have prompt visa advisory services (they helped to expedite all three of my visas in three weeks after I decided to do the trip with short notice) but they also have passionate and extremely knowledgable local private guides who will show you the many gems hidden in towns across Russia and with their partner company in Mongolia.
They were prompt in ensuring that all my transfers are covered and that my trip went with a minimal amount of hiccups. In fact they even helped me arrange a Russian SIM card (price included in the trip) so that I could communicate back home in Australia. They also have an extremely friendly 24hr help line with your own private trip organiser, so if anything goes awry, there was an extremely reliable safety net.
As a result of this trip, I have made many friends abroad and I have no hesitations to return back to Russia a second time again with this tour operator. The tour guides themselves are so friendly and speak English well - the local knowledge they have you simply cannot find in guide books.
Russia is not the easiest country to navigate (especially with its language barriers and sponsorship issues for tourists) but with its richness culturally, it is a place that is extremely worthwhile to visit at least once in your lifetime. I would recommend this company with its extremely friendly and helpful staff and guides - they really helped me to fall in love with a part of the world which I was quite apprehensive about before I went.
Indeed, two thumbs up and thank you to the team at Discovery Russia for helping me realise my dream in travelling across the full breadth of Asia!