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The Naadam Tour 2021

Tour Type: Small group Season: July - JulyDuration: 15 daysGroup tour dates: 05 Jul 2021 - 20 Jul 2021 Cities: Beijing Mongolia Lake Baikal Yekaterinburg Kazan Moscow Grade: ModerateConsider some walking (about 2 hours per day).Rate from $4,278 USD per person

Combine travel along one of the world's most famous railways with a cultural festival unlike any other. Take the Trans-Mongolian Railway to Naadam, Mongolia's historic festival and what is sure to be the highlight of your trip. Horse riding, archery, wrestling, local cuisine, crafts and music, there is no better way to immerse yourself in Mongolia! Continue your journey on the Trans-Mongolian Railway to finish in Moscow or continue to St Petersburg and further to Scandinavia or Europe. 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 Yekaterinburg by train fare first class economy

from Yekaterinburg 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
Rate from: $4,278 USD

Inclusions

Accommodation

  • 3-, 4- or 5-star hotel of your choice, hand-picked by our staff for their excellent amenities and central location
  • 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 at the hotels (except Day 1)
  • Full board in Mongolia (except the day of arrival in Ulaanbaatar: on this day only lunch and dinner included)
  • 3 lunches: Buryat lunch at Lake Baikal // Russian lunch in Taltsy with tea and honey degustation // Tatar cooking master-class with lunch in Kazan
  • Group tour: Farewell dinner

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 Yekaterinburg by train fare economy

  • from Yekaterinburg to Kazan by train fare economy

  • from Kazan to Moscow by train fare economy

  • Superior trains on the route with a/c, heaters and dining carriage for your comfort. 1st class: one place in 2-seats compartment. 2nd class: one place in 4-seats compartment
  • Metro pass in Moscow
  • Meet & greet at the airports/train stations
  • Private return airport/train station transfers
  • Private transportation on tours as per program in a comfortable a/c car/minivan/bus (except on walking tours)

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 guided tour: Turtle Rock, Temple of Aryavalokiteshvara, Aryabal Monastery, Praying Lama Rock
  • Ulaanbaatar half day guided tour: Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex, Tumen Ekh-traditional folklore concert
  • Lake Baikal (Listvyanka) full day (8 hours) guided tour: Shaman rock, Baikal Museum of Limnology, Chersky Stone observation point (Cable car)
  • Irkutsk half-day (4 hours) guided tour: St. Epiphany Cathedral, Kirov Square, Taltsy Museum
  • Yekaterinburg half-day (4 hours) guided tour: Europe-Asia border or Pyzhma military museum
  • Full-day (8 hours) guided tour of Kazan: Highlights include the Kazan Kremlin, Kul Sharif Mosque, Syumbike tower, Old Tatar village
  • Full-day (8 hours) guided tour of Moscow; Highlights include Moscow Kremlin (visiting the Cathedrals and the Armory), the Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral (outside), Lenin’s Mausoleum (outside), GUM, the Bolshoi Theatre (outside), metro tour

Entrance tickets & visas

  • Entrance tickets to all included sightseeing attractions (except optional)
  • Chinese, Mongolian and Russian visa letters of invitation (required by the Embassies to grant you the visas) are provided free of charge
  • Naadam Festival premium seats

We value your comfort

  • Dedicated local English-speaking guide in all places as per program
  • Russian local sim card with data
  • 24/7 support before and during your trip with us
  • Best places to stay, to eat, to go out and have fun - safe and secure with the tour operator that specializes in Russia
  • Group tours are fully escorted by a bilingual tour director
  • Maximum group size 22 people

    Gary Edwards, Australia: Thank you for a very interesting trip!

    In July 2019 my wife and I went with Discovery Russia from Beijing to Moscow by train. This is not your common trip. This is to remote parts of the world and among very different cultures. We went to the Naadam Festival in Mongolia after riding through all of China. Then we went into Siberia going east to west. Then European Russia to Moscow. Our eyes were opened to a world we had never seen before.

    Our guides were great and all of our connections were very smooth. For such a long trip with so many connections things could not have gone better. We had a local guide in each town we stopped in, and they did a good job. We had a great time, we learned a lot, we saw a lot and we met people from another part of the globe. Discovery Russia did a very good job. I would give them nine out of ten points.

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