Mongolia Train Journeys

The Trans-Mongolia Express

21 days


Prices: Please request prices

Departures: Every Sunday

The Trans-Mongolian Express
The Trans-Mongolian Express

Price Includes: Accommodation in guest houses/hotels for 10 nights, home stay for 2 nights, soft class sleeper for 7 nights and in a Mongolian tent for 1 night, transportation by private and local buses, 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner.

Price Excludes: International airfare. Allow US $350 for meals and US $300 for local expenses to be paid directly to the escort (for entrance fees, transportation, etc).

Introduction

Travel from Beijing via Mongolia along the world's greatest railway though the heart of Siberia, and on to the historic cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg... a soft adventure almost 10,000 kilometres across seven time zones.

This is one of the world's great train journeys and is quite rightly described by those who have done it as an epic adventure. Starting in china, you spend time in the capital city, Beijing before heading off to Mongolia on the first train of your trip. Mongolia is a fascinating and untamed wilderness, a country of wild steppes and a beautiful nomadic people. Herdsmen and livestock roam the vast grasslands where modern infrastructure is close to non-existent and horses are still the main mode of transport as you see when you visit the Terelj National Park. Returning to the tracks, head out of Asia and into Europe across the wild and open spaces of Siberia and the Taiga. The cultural and political centres of Moscow and St Petersburg await us at the end of the ride.

Onboard The Trans-Mongolian Express
Onboard The Trans-Mongolian Express

Train Itinerary

From Beijing to St. Petersburg

Ignite your imagination by visiting this fantastic area of Central Asia. Join us on a train journey through time starting with the splendour of Beijing then travelling across three nations to the old Imperial cities of Russia. An epic journey half way around the world.

Days 1-3. Arrive Beijing.

Make your own way to the hotel. During your stay, visit the Forbidden City and Tian An Men Square and also spend a full day at the Great Wall of China.

Days 4-8. Mongolia.

First stop on the train is Mongolia. Explore the museums and monasteries of Ulaan Baatar before heading out to the Terelj National Park to spend two days in the endless grasslands and stay in a typical traditional Ger camp.

Days 9-11. Lake Baikal.

Back on the train for a two night journey to Irkutsk, the capital of Siberia. Transfer by bus for the short journey to Listvyanka on the shores of Lake Baikal and a home stay with a local family. A great place to explore the area and swim in this massive lake in the heart of Siberia.

Day 12. Irkutsk.

Visit this pleasant city with its great architecture and relaxing atmosphere.

Days 13-15. Trans Siberia Railway.

This is not only the world's most famous train journey but also the longest. Board in Irkutsk and travel through time zones in style across endless taiga, passing small Siberian villages and sprawling industrial cities eventually arriving in Moscow.

Days 16-18. Moscow.

Exploring Moscow is like stepping back in time. Visit the Kremlin, St. Basil's Cathedral and Red Square.

Days 19-21. St. Petersburg.

An overnight train brings you to the beautiful city of St. Petersburg, one of Europe's finest cities made up of baroque European architecture combined with opulent palaces of Russian royalty. Explore the treasures of the Hermitage Palace. Depart on Day 21.