Travel from Beijing to St Petersburg visiting exciting and mysterious Mongolia, the worlds largest Lake Baikal and Ekaterinburg where Siberia ends. This itinerary is set for those willing to dig deeper into local life and discover secret spots of great cultural and historical heritage. Epic and world-famous, the Trans Mongolian railway holiday is the ultimate adventure. And yet, it is a secure and reliable way to discover 2 continents and 3 amazing countries at once. This is hop on/hop off train tour. We customize tours on request.
THIS TOURS RUNS VICE VERSA. Cross Asia and a half of Europe during one epic journey. Continue to the Baltics or Scandinavia!
Culture, history, cuisine, people and nature - this is all-in-one adventure
Hop on/hop off train tour
Discover Russia's UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Extensive sightseeing program is already included (please check out the suggested itinerary)
We endeavor to show you the real Russia, and best of Mongolia and China in the safe, secure and reliable way
On request: vary duration of your journey, train tickets and hotels class
Best places to stay, to eat, to go out and have fun - safe and secure with the tour operator, that specializes in Russia
Discovery Russia 24/7 English-speaking support line
Group tours are escorted. 20 guests per group maximum
Travelling Trans Mongolian, you will see cities, people, villages, famous sightseeing spots and hidden gems, the best of Asia and Europe. Mighty Moscow, romantic St Petersburg, arts and craft of Nizhny Novgorod, treasures of Kazan, late Romanovs' last shelter in Ekaterinburg, natural wonders of Baikal, secrets of Mongolia and splendid Beijing and so much more! This is undoubtedly one of our best Russian trips and Trans Mongolian Tour is more than just a train journey. This is the world's most epic train tour, after all! CHECK OUT WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT TRAVELLING WITH US
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, Ulan Bataar 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 guided tour
Day 14, Departure to Kazan
Day 15, Kazan guided tour
Day 16, Day two in Kazan
Day 17, Discover Central Russia
Day 18, Discover 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 and Faberge tour
Day 24, Catherine's Palace and Amber Room
Day 25, Farewell
Train 1st class compartment (2-berth) as per itinerary
from Beijing to Mongolia by train fare first class
from Mongolia to Lake Baikal by train fare first class
from Lake Baikal to Ekaterinburg by train fare first class
from Ekaterinburg to Kazan by train fare first class
from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod by train fare first class
from Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow by train fare first class
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 Lake Baikal by train fare economy
from Lake Baikal to Ekaterinburg by train fare economy
from Ekaterinburg 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
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!