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
THIS TOURS RUNS VICE VERSA. 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
Hop on/hop off train tour with extensive sightseeing program
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 tour operator, that specializes in Russia
Russian, Mongolian, Chinese visa letters of invitation (required by the Embassies to grant you the visas) are provided free of charge
Group tours are fully escorded. Gorup size 10 to 20 people maximum
Day 1, Arrive Beijing
Day 2, Beijing at a glance
Day 3, Explore Beijing
Day 4, The adventure begins!
Day 5, Arrive Ulaanbataar & Terelj National Park
Day 6, Explore Mongolia
Day 7, Ulaanbataar tour
Day 8, Arrive Russia, Lake Baikal
Day 9, Lake Baikal tour & cruise
Day 10, Taltsy & Irkutsk tour
Day 11, Across Siberia
Day 12, Arrive Yekaterinburg
Day 13, Yekaterinburg guided tour
Day 14, On board to Kazan
Day 15, Kazan guided tour
Day 16, Discover Central Russia
Day 17, Discover Niznhy Novgorod
Day 18, Discover Moscow
Day 19, Farewell
Train 1st class compartment (2-berth) as per itinerary
from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar - Terelj National Park - Ulaanbaatar by train fare first class
from Ulaanbaatar - Terelj National Park - Ulaanbaatar to Irkutsk / Lake Baikal by train fare first class
from Irkutsk / Lake Baikal to Yekaterinburg by train fare first class
from Yekaterinburg to Kazan by train fare first class
from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod by train fare first class
from Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow by bullet train, standard class, 4 hours ride
Train 2nd class train compartment as per itinerary
from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar - Terelj National Park - Ulaanbaatar by train fare economy
from Ulaanbaatar - Terelj National Park - Ulaanbaatar 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
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!