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Christmas Specials Ulaanbaatar to Moscow

Tour Type: group or privateSeason: December - FebruaryDuration: 16 daysGroup tour dates: 19 Dec 2019 - 02 Jan 2020 Cities: Mongolia Irkutsk Lake Baikal Yekaterinburg Kazan Moscow Grade: ModerateConsider some walking (about 2 hours per day).Rate from $3,310 USD per person

Train travel can be by far the most enjoyable mode of transport when it comes to long-haul trips. Let the train take the strain as you watch the vast wildernesses drift past the window, whilst stopping to explore the best of two amazing countries, Mongolia and Russia. Literally, the best ever white winter adventure! This is hop on/hop off train tour. We customize tours on request.

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

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Itinerary

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.

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from Mongolia to Irkutsk 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: $3,310 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: $3,310 USD

Inclusions

Accommodation

  • 3-, 4- or 5-star hotel of your choice, hand-picked by our staff for their excellent amenities and central location
  • 1 night Ulaanbaatar // 3 nights Irkutsk/Baikal // 2 nights Yekaterinburg // 1 night Kazan // 3 nights Moscow
  • 1 night at Terelj National Park in ger camp (yurt)
  • 4 nights on board

Meals

  • Full breakfast at the hotels (except Day 1) // Full board in Mongolia
  • Buryat lunch in Irkutsk (or at Lake Baikal) // Siberian lunch at the Taltsy museum // Tatar cooking master-class with lunch in Kazan
  • Vodka tasting at the Taltsy museum (Lake Baikal)
  • Group Tour: New Year dinner and party in Moscow

Transportation

  • 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

  • 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
  • Private transportation on tours as per program in a comfortable a/c car/minivan/bus (except on walking tours)
  • Metro pass for Moscow & St. Petersburg

Sightseeing

  • Terelj National Park tour: Turtle Rock visiting, Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex visiting
  • Ulaanbaatar half-day (4 hours) guided tour: Gandan Monastery, National History Museum, Sukhebaatar Square
  • Full-day (8 hours) guided tour of Listvyanka (Lake Baikal): Highlights include Baikal Museum of Limnology, Shaman Rock, Chersky Stone observation point & cable car, local souvenir market, dog sledding
  • Irkutsk half-day (4 hours) guided tour: St. Epiphany Cathedral, Kirov Square, the icebreaker “Angara” museum
  • Full-day (8 hours) guided tour of Yekaterinburg: Highlights include Ipatiev House/Church of All Saints, Ganina Yama, Stone Museum, Verkhnyaya Pyshma field military museum of UMMC, Europe-Asia border
  • Full-day (8 hours) guided tour of Kazan: Highlights include the Kazan Kremlin, Kul Sharif Mosque, Syumbike tower, Old Tatar village
  • Tour to the the highest observation deck in Europe located in Moscow
  • 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
  • Full-day (8 hours) guided tour of Moscow: Highlights include Tretyakov State Art Gallery, Kolomenskoye Estate & Wooden Palace, Metro tour, VDNKh

Entrance tickets & visas

  • Entrance tickets to all included sightseeing attractions (except optional)
  • Mongolian and Russian visa supporting documents

We value your comfort

  • Dedicated local English-speaking guide in all places as per program
  • 24/7 support before and during your trip with us
  • 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
  • Group tours are fully escorted by a bilingual tour director
  • Maximum group size 22 people

    CHECK OUT WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT TRAVELLING WITH US

    TRIP OF A LIFETIME - SEEING RUSSIA AS IT REALLY IS - BRUCE, AUSTRALIA

    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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