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The Naadam festival Trans Mongolian

Tour Type: Small group Season: July - JulyDuration: 15 daysGroup tour dates: 06 Jul 2020 - 20 Jul 2020Cities: Beijing Mongolia Lake Baikal Ekaterinburg Kazan Moscow Grade: ModerateConsider some walking (about 2 hours per day).Rate from $4,145 USD per person

This special Trans Mongolian train tour has been designed to attend Naadam, the most important national festival held in Mongolia. Every year, this colourful joyful event attracts thousands from all around the world! Wrestling, horse-riding and archery competitions are the main events but of course, there is much more than this. It is a unique chance to experience Mongolian culture at its best. The journey continues as the classic Trans Siberian train route reaching Moscow after 15 days of fun and discoveries. Nature, history, culture, food - you've got everything covered. This is hop on/hop off train tour and it runs vice versa.

  • Accommodation, train tickets, transfers and guided tours in the cities are included

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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 Moscow by train fare first class economy

RATE PER PERSON IN SINGLE ROOM: $0 USD
RATE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM: $0 USD
RATE PER PERSON IN TRIPLE ROOM: $0 USD
TOTAL TRIP COSTS: $4,145 USD

Inclusions

Accommodation

  • Centrally located hand-picked hotels
  • 2 nights Beijing // 2 nights Ulaanbaatar // 1 night Listvyanka village at Lake Baikal shores // 1 night Yekaterinburg // 1 night Kazan // 1 night Moscow
  • 1 night at Terelj National Park in ger camp (yurt)
  • 5 nights on board

Meals

  • Full breakfast in the hotels (except Day 1) // Full board in Mongolia
  • 2 lunches: Lunch after master class on cooking the national Tatar food // Buryat lunch at Lake Baikal // Tea degustation in Taltsy Open Air Siberian Museum
  • Group tour: farewell dinner
  • Trains have a dining car for your comfort

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 Moscow by train fare economy

  • Full metro/public transport pass in Moscow
  • Meet & greet at every location
  • Return airport/train station transfers
  • Transportation on tours as per program in a comfortable a/c car/minivan/bus

Sightseeing

  • Beijing full day (8 hours) guided tour: Tiananmen Square with the National Flag Pole, Forbidden City, the Great Wall (The 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
  • Ulaanbaatar half day (4 hours) guided tour: Gandan Monastery, National History Museum, Sukhebaatar Square
  • Ulaanbaatar half day (4 hours) guided tour: Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex and Bronze age/13th Century Museum, Tumen Ekh-traditional folklore concert
  • Listvyanka day guided tour: Baikal Museum of Limnology, Shaman Rock, Chersky Stone observation point
  • Irkutsk full day (8 hours) guided tour: Taltsy Open Air Siberian Museum with Matryoshka painting master class and interactive program Tea in Russia & Great Tea Way with tea degustation, Irkutsk historical downtown, St. Epiphany Cathedral, Kirov Square
  • Yekaterinburg half-day guided tour: Europe-Asia border, Pyzhma military museum
  • Kazan full day (8 hours) guided tour: the Kazan Kremlin, the Kul Sharif Mosque, tatar lunch and cooking master-class, Chak-Chak museum
  • Moscow full day (8 hours) guided tour: the Moscow Kremlin (including the Cathedrals and the Armory), the Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral (outside), Lenin’s Mausoleum (outside), GUM, the Bolshoi Theatre, KGB Headquarters, Moscow metro tour

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
  • The group tour is fully escorted by a bilingual tour director
  • Group size 20 people maximum. All our group departures are guaranteed.

    Naadam Festival is held in July - the most enjoyable month of the most pleasant season in the country. It is a sophisticated discovering of nomadic culture, the celebration of national independence and the ancient Mongol warrior traditions. The main part of the festival is three manly sports – the wrestling, horseracing and archery. Don’t miss a chance to get an unforgettable experience of learning old national traditions and local culture!

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