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Trans-Mongolian Winter St. Petersburg to Beijing

Tour Type: group or private Season: February - MarchDuration: 22 daysGroup tour dates: 23 Feb 2020 - 15 Mar 2020Cities: St. Petersburg Moscow Kazan Yekaterinburg Irkutsk / Lake Baikal Irkutsk Mongolia Beijing Grade: ModerateConsider some walking (about 2 hours per day).Rate from $4,797 USD per person

Unfathomable Russian winter makes the Trans-Siberian railroad truly exceptional. Travel from glorious St Petersburg's avenues and the grandeur of the Moscow Kremlin to natural wonders of Siberia and mysterious Mongolia. Pale sunshine that's seen briefly through a snow shower paints ever-changing Siberian landscapes in delicate shades of ashen color. Feel the power of nature, discover unique cultures. Finally, reach hustle and bustle of Beijing. This is hop on/hop off train tour.

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

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from St. Petersburg to Moscow by train fare by bullet train, standard class, 4 hours ride. Please inquire about business or 1st class upgrade and flight options economy

from Moscow to Kazan by train fare first class economy

from Kazan to Yekaterinburg by train fare first class economy

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

from Irkutsk to Mongolia by train fare first class economy

from Mongolia to Beijing 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: $4,797 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: $4,797 USD

Inclusions

Accommodation

  • Hand-picked centrally located hotels of selected category (3*, 4* or 5* hotel of your choice)
  • 4 nights St. Petersburg // 3 nights Moscow //1 night Kazan with early check-in // 2 nights Yekaterinburg // 2 nights Listvyanka (Lake Baikal) // 1 night Irkutsk // 1 night Ulaanbaatar // 2 nights Beijing
  • 1 night at Terelj National Park in ger camp (yurt)
  • 5 nights on board

Meals

  • Full breakfast at the hotels (exсept Day 1)
  • Full board in Mongolia
  • 4 lunches: Buryat lunch in Listvyanka (Lake Baikal) // Russian lunch in Taltsy with tea and honey degustation // Tatar cooking master-class with lunch in Kazan // Chinese lunch in Beijing

Transportation

  • Train 2nd class train compartment as per itinerary

  • from St. Petersburg to Moscow by train fare economy

  • from Moscow to Kazan by train fare economy

  • from Kazan to Yekaterinburg by train fare economy

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

  • from Irkutsk to Mongolia by train fare economy

  • from Mongolia to Beijing 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.
  • Meet & greet at the airports/train stations
  • Private return airport/train station transfers
  • Full metro/public transport passes in Moscow & St. Petersburg
  • Private transportation on tours as per program in a comfortable a/c car/minivan/bus (except on walking tours)

Sightseeing

  • St. Petersburg full-day (8 hours) guided tour: the Winter Palace and the Hermitage, Isaac Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood
  • Pushkin/Tsarskoe Selo day (6 hours) guided tour: Catherine’s palace & Amber room, Troyka ride experience
  • Veliky Novgorod full day (8 hours) guided optional tour: the Kremlin, the Cathedral of St. Sophia, Yaroslav's Court, the St. George's Monastery, and visit the Wooden Architecture Museum
  • Russian national folk show in St Petersburg's Nikolaesvky Palace
  • 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
  • Moscow full day (8 hours) guided tour: the State Tretyakov Gallery, Kolomenskoye Estate and the traditional Maslenitsa festivities
  • Kazan full day (8 hours) guided tour: the Kazan Kremlin, Kul Sharif Mosque, Syumbike tower, Old Tatar village
  • Yekaterinburg full day (8 hours) guided tour: Ipatiev House/Church of All Saints, Ganina Yama, Museum of stone-cutting and jewellery art history, Verkhnyaya Pyshma field military museum of UMMC, Europe-Asia border
  • Irkutsk half-day (4 hours) guided tour: St. Epiphany Cathedral, Kirov Square, Taltsy Museum with national folk performance
  • Lake Baikal (Listvyanka) full day (8 hours) guided tour: Baikal Museum of Limnology, Chersky Stone observation point, local souvenir market, dog sledding
  • Terelj National Park tour: winter hiking, Turtle Rock visiting, Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex visiting, visit to a nomad family
  • Ulaanbaatar day guided tour: Gandan Monastery, National History Museum and Sukhebaatar Square, Zaisan Memorial
  • Beijing full day (8 hours) guided tour: Tiananmen Square with the National Flag Pole, Forbidden City, the Great Wall

Entrance tickets & visas

  • Entrance tickets to all listed attractions (except optional)
  • Russian, Mongolian and Chinese visa supporting documents

Your comfort counts

  • Dedicated local English-speaking guide in all places as per program
  • Discovery Russia 24/7 English-speaking support line
  • Russian local sim card with data
  • Best places to stay, to eat, to go out and have fun - safe and secure with the tour operator that specializes in Russia
  • The group tour is fully escorted by a bilingual tour director
  • Group size 20 people maximum. All our group departures are guaranteed.

    CHECK OUT WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT TRAVELLING WITH US

    Peter, Australia: Travelled on the TransMongolian Railway in Feb/Mar.

    Not too cold. Just take usual ski gear. Great scenery.

    Organisation by Discovery Russia was absolutely excellent. Every transfer and every guide were on time. The hotels were all very good.

    The Russian Sim (provided by DR) was great for keeping in contact with each other and DR.

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