Come along on a transcontinental rail adventure travelling through two amazing countries, Mongolia and Russia. The legendary Trans-Siberian/Trans Mongolian Railway will take you across the steppe to experience secluded Mongolia's colourful culture and stunning Gobi desert, then crosses Siberia westbound to reach Moscow at the end of this amazing journey.
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!
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
Group size 10 to 20 people maximum
Day 1, Arrival at Ulaanbaatar & Terelj National Park
Day 2, Mongolia exploration
Day 3, Ulaanbaatar and train to Russia
Day 4, Lake Baikal
Day 5, Lake Baikal Tour & Cruise
Day 6, Irkutsk
Day 7, On board
Day 8, Arrival in Yekaterinburg
Day 9, Yekaterinburg guided tour
Day 10, Departure for Kazan
Day 11, Kazan guided tour
Day 12, Discover Central Russia
Day 13, Discover Niznhy Novgorod
Day 14, Discover Moscow
Day 15, Farewell
Train 1st class compartment (2-berth) as per itinerary
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 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
We customize tours on request. Please talk to your Discovery Russia Travel Expert now - click CHAT ONLINE on the left, there is an agent eager to share travel ideas!
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!