Open a world of unique local colourful cultures on the legendary Trans Mongolian itinerary with our Christmas Specials Tour from Ulaanbaatar to St. Petersburg. Enjoy one of the world's greatest train rides exploring the best cities and sites of Mongolia and Russia. Grab your chance to celebrate New Year in one of the largest megalopolises of Europe, magic Moscow. Finish your incredible journey in St Petersburg and explore all the highlights. We customize tours on request.
Accommodation, train tickets, transfers and guided tours in the cities are included
Special Chistmas itinerary and lots of winter fun! 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
Merry Xmas in Russia, New Year in Moscow, Russian Xmas in St Petersburg!
Hop on/hop off train tour
Xmac lunch at Lake Baikal/NEW YEAR Gala Dinner & Party in Moscow
Meet & greet, transfer from/to train station at every city
Itinerary is flexible for private tours. Ask us for more travel choices!
Local sim card (Russia) with data is provided
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
Russian and Mongolian visa supporting documents
Travelling Trans Mongolian route, you will see cities, people, villages, famous sightseeing spots and hidden gems, the best of Asia and Europe. Mighty Moscow, magnificent St. Petersburg, treasures of Kazan and Ekaterinburg, natural wonders of Baikal, secrets of Mongolia... Unlock the entire new world with our Trans Mongolian Tours and railway holiday packages.
Day 1, Arrive Ulaanbaatar & Terelj
Day 2, Discover Mongolia
Day 3, On board to Russia
Day 4, Irkutsk Tour
Day 5, Siberian Winter
Day 6, Explore Lake Baikal
Day 7, Merry Christmas!
Day 8, Across Siberia
Day 9, Arrive Yekaterinburg
Day 10, Discover Yekaterinburg
Day 11, On board to Kazan
Day 12, Discover Kazan
Day 13, New Year in Moscow
Day 14, Moscow explored
Day 15, Moscow Delights
Day 16, To St Petersburg
Day 17, Classic St Petersburg
Day 18, Splendid St Petesburg
Day 19, Russian Christmas
Day 20, Farewell
Train 1st class compartment (2-berth) as per itinerary
from Mongolia to Irkutsk by train fare first class
from Lake Baikal to Yekaterinburg by train fare first class
from Yekaterinburg to Kazan by train fare first class
from Kazan 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 Mongolia to Irkutsk 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
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!