LE GRAND TRANS MONGOLIAN: BEIJING TO ST PETERSBURG

Tour Type: group or private Season: All year roundDuration: 25 daysGroup tour dates: 01 Jun 2019 - 25 Jun 201931 Aug 2019 - 24 Sep 2019Cities: Beijing Mongolia Lake Baikal Ekaterinburg Kazan Nizhny Novgorod Moscow St. Petersburg Grade: EasyTour suitable for any age and level of fitness.Rate from $5,237 USD per person

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!

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from Beijing to Mongolia by train fare first class economy

from Mongolia to Lake Baikal by train fare first class economy

from Lake Baikal to Ekaterinburg by train fare first class economy

from Ekaterinburg to Kazan by train fare first class economy

from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod by train fare first class economy

from Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow by train fare first class economy

from Moscow to St. Petersburg by train fare first class economy

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Inclusions

Accommodation

  • Centrally located hand-picked hotels
  • 3 nights Beijing // 2 nights Mongolia // 2 nights Lake Baikal/Irkutsk // 2 nights Ekaterinburg // 2 nights Kazan // 2 nights Nizhny Novgorod // 2 nights Moscow // 4 nights St. Petersburg
  • 5 nights on board

Meals

  • Full breakfast in the hotels
  • Full board in Mongolia
  • 3 lunches: Buryat lunch at Lake // Russian lunch in Taltsy // Tatar cooking master class and lunch in Kazan // Vodka tasting in Taltsy Museum (Lake Baikal) // Russian tea ceremony in Nizhny Novgorod

Transportation

  • 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

  • Bullet train Moscow to St. Petersburg, second class, 4 hours ride. Please inquire about 1st class upgrade or flight options
  • Meet and greet at every location
  • Return airport/train station transfers
  • Transportation on tours as per program in a comfortable a/c car/minivan/bus
  • Full metro/public transport passes in Moscow & St. Petersburg
  • Speed boat ride to Peterhof Palace

Sightseeing

  • Beijing full day (8 hours) guided tour: Tiananmen Square with the National Flag Pole, the Monument to the People's Hero, the Chairman Mao Zedong Memorial Hall, the Great Hall of People, the National Museum, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven
  • Beijing full day (8 hours) guided tour: Ming Tombs, Jade Carving Factory, the hike on Badaling Great Wall (Cable car is available and optional)
  • Terelj National Park full day (8 hours) guided tour: Praying Lama Rock, Temple of Aryavalokiteshvara, Aryabal Monastery, Turtle Rock
  • Terelj National Park and Ulaanbaatar full day (8 hours) guided tour: Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex, 13th century park, Zaisan Memorial, Buddha Garden
  • Ulaanbaatar day (6 hours) guided tour: Gandan Monastery, National History Museum, Sukhebaatar Square
  • Listvyanka full day (8 hours) guided tour: Baikal Museum of Limnology, Chersky Stone observation point, local souvenir market
  • Ekaterinburg full day (8 hours) guided tour: Ganina Yama Monastery, Museum of Minerals, Church of All Saints, Europe-Asia Border
  • Kazan full day (8 hours) guided tour: Kazan Kremlin, Kazan Arena, Millennium Bridge, Tatar Sloboda, Mardzhani Mosque, Kaban Lake, Bogoroditsky Monastery, Peter and Paul Cathedral, Bauman Street, Freedom Square
  • Kazan day (6 hours) guided tour: Tatar Sloboda, Mardzhani Mosque, Kaban Lake, Bogoroditsky Monastery, National Museum
  • Gorodets full day (8 hours) guided tour with Russian craft master-class and Russian tea ceremony// Nizhny Novgorod day (6 hours) guided tour: the Kremlin, historic downtown
  • Moscow full day (8 hours) guided tour: the Moscow Kremlin, the Armory, the Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow metro tour, Novodevichy convent & Sparrow Hills
  • Moscow day (6 hours) guided tour: the Tretyakov State Art Gallery, Stalin's skyscrapers, the VDNKh, Museum of Cosmonautics
  • St. Petersburg day (6 hours) guided tour: Pushkin/Tsarskoye Selo, Catherine’s palace, Amber Room
  • St. Petersburg full day (8 hours) guided tour: the Winter Palace and the Hermitage, Isaac Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Peter & Paul Fortress and Cathedral
  • St. Petersburg day (5 hours) guided tour: Royal Palaces of Peterhof, Faberge Museum, boat ride in St. Petersburg

Entrance tickets & visas

  • Entrance tickets to all listed attractions
  • Chinese, Mongolian and Russian visa letters of invitation (required by the Embassies to grant you the visa) are provided free of charge

Your comfort counts

  • Dedicated local English-speaking guide in all places as per program
  • Russian local sim card with data
  • Discovery Russia 24/7 English-speaking support line
  • Best places to stay, to eat, to go out and have fun - safe and secure with the Australian tour operator
  • Group tour is fully escorted by bilingual tour director
  • Group size 20 people maximum

    TRIP OF A LIFETIME - SEEING RUSSIA AS IT REALLY IS - BRUCE, AUSTRALIA

    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!

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