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Westbound Express Beijing to Moscow

Tour Type: group or privateSeason: March - OctoberDuration: 19 daysGroup tour dates: 29 Aug 2020 - 16 Sep 2020 16 May 2021 - 03 Jun 2021 06 Jun 2021 - 24 Jun 2021 22 Aug 2021 - 09 Sep 2021 04 Sep 2021 - 22 Sep 2021 Cities: Beijing Mongolia Irkutsk / Lake Baikal Yekaterinburg Kazan Nizhny Novgorod Moscow Grade: EasyThis tour fits any age and fitness levelRate from $4,811 USD per person

Experience the Trans-Mongolian route in a hop on/hop off style. Encounter local cultures, picture stunning landscapes, travel through Asia, Siberia and Russia, all under professional guidance. We have selected fabulous choice of activities and hand-picked comfy hotels. Join one of our fully escorted small groups or request a custome quote now.

  • 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 Irkutsk / Lake Baikal by train fare first class economy

from Irkutsk / Lake Baikal to Yekaterinburg by train fare first class economy

from Yekaterinburg 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 by bullet train, standard class, 4 hours ride 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: $4,811 USD
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: $4,811 USD

Inclusions

Accommodation

  • 3-, 4- or 5-star hotel of your choice, hand-picked by our staff for their excellent amenities and central location
  • 3 nights Beijing // 1 night Ulaanbaatar // 2 nights Lake Baikal/Irkutsk // 2 nights Yekaterinburg // 1 night Kazan // 1 night Nizhny Novgorod // 2 nights 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)
  • Buryat lunch in Irkutsk (or at Lake Baikal) // Siberian lunch at the Taltsy museum // Tatar cooking master-class with lunch in Kazan
  • Chinese tea ceremony in Beijing (on day 2) // Russian tea ceremony in Gorodets (on Day 16)
  • Group tour: Welcome dinner

Transportation

  • Train 2nd class train compartment as per itinerary

  • from Beijing to Mongolia by train fare economy

  • from Mongolia to Irkutsk / Lake Baikal by train fare economy

  • from Irkutsk / Lake Baikal to Yekaterinburg by train fare economy

  • from Yekaterinburg to Kazan by train fare economy

  • from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod by train fare economy

  • from Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow by train fare economy

  • Meet & greet at the airports/train stations
  • Private return airport/train station transfers
  • Metro pass in Moscow
  • Private transportation on tours as per program in a comfortable a/c car/minivan/bus (except on walking tours)
  • 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

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 guided tour: Turtle Rock, Temple of Aryavalokiteshvara, Aryabal Monastery, Praying Lama Rock
  • Terelj National Park and Ulaanbaatar full day guided tour: Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex, Zaisan Memorial, Buddha Garden, Tumen Ekh-traditional folklore concert
  • Ulaanbaatar half-day guided tour: Gandan Monastery, National History Museum
  • Lake Baikal (Listvyanka) full day (8 hours) guided tour: Shaman rock, Baikal Museum of Limnology, Chersky Stone observation point (Cable car), local souvenir market, boat cruise
  • Irkutsk half-day (4 hours) guided tour: St. Epiphany Cathedral, Kirov Square, Taltsy Museum with national folk performance
  • Full-day (8 hours) guided tour of Yekaterinburg: Highlights include Ganina Yama Monastery, Museum of Minerals, Church of All Saints, Europe-Asia Border, the UMMC military museum
  • Full-day (8 hours) guided tour of Kazan: Highlights include the Kazan Kremlin, Kul Sharif Mosque, Syumbike tower, Old Tatar village
  • 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
  • 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

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

    CHECK OUT WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT TRAVELLING WITH US

    Bruce, Australia: TRIP OF A LIFETIME - SEEING RUSSIA AS IT REALLY IS

    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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