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Classic Trans-Siberian Journey by Public Trains ( TTM13 )
The most epic journey of them all, the Classic Trans-Siberian is the ultimate rail tour, evoking a timeless sentiment of mystery and excitement spanning two continents, ten time zones, 87 towns, 16 rivers and some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. The atmosphere created by the passengers from all corners of the globe adds to a truly unique experience.
An all time favourite, and cultural and social adventure, this fascinating rail tour eastwards will provide you with a once in a life time experience. Sit back and enjoy thousands of kilometers passing by, observing ever-changing landscapes and views through the window of your train.
- Railway Journey Introduction
- Your Journey Itinerary
- Departures and Prices
- What's included
- Booking Conditions
*** The order of excursions may be subject to change. The supplier reserves the right to change the hotels on the tour as well as the trains, in case of timetable changes ***
Begin your thrilling journey in Russia’s cosmopolitan capital, Moscow. Transfer to the Cosmos Hotel (or similar) and relax with an evening meal. (D)
Broaden your horizons with an introductory city tour of Moscow’s most famous sights including a visit to the mighty Red Square and the Novodevichy Convent, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon – free time. (B)
Today after breakfast at the hotel you will embarque on a tour to the Kremlin with a visit of a Cathedral and the Armoury. Included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Moscow Kremlin boasts magnificent gold-domed cathedrals, the gigantic Tsar Cannon and Tsar Bell, the Grand Kremlin Palace and many other historic buildings. Visit one of the cathedrals to admire frescoes and icons created by old masters. Visit the Armoury Chamber, home to a rich collection of gold and silver articles, precious stones, and tsar’s crowns and other regalia. After the tour, transfer to railway station. Your Trans-Mongolian adventure begins with the departure for Irkutsk by train #02 at 13:20. (B)
These days are spent relaxing aboard the train, enjoying the unique Trans-Siberian experience.
Welcome to Irkutsk, the starting point of Lake Baikal expeditions! Your train arrives at 20:57. You are greeted by the driver at the train station and transferred to your hotel. You will spend 1 night in the 'Victory' hotel (or similar), located in the heart of Irkutsk.
After breakfast, discover Irkutsk with a city tour then travel to the Listvyanka settlement and visit the Open Air Ethnographic Museum. You will spend the night in Legend of Baikal hotel (or similar) in Listvianka. (B, L)
On the banks of stunning Lake Baikal, take a walking tour of Listvyanka, before spending the rest of the day at leisure. In the evening transfer for your train to Ulan Bator. Your Ulan Bator bound train #362 will depart at 22:10. (B)
Enjoy landscape scenery from the train and share stories of your adventure so far with your fellow travellers.
After arriving in the capital city of Mongolia at 6:10, begin your journey to Terelj National Park, take in the scenery of Turtle Rock and discover the beauty of the vast steppe with an exciting horse riding excursion. Learn about ancient nomadic traditions, hospitality and way of life while having lunch with a local family. Continue your Mongolian adventure by sleeping in a traditional yurt. (B, L, D)
Embark on a panoramic city tour and view renowned sights such as the historic Gandan Monastery, Natural History Museum, Bogd Khan Winter Palace, Zaisan Hill and Sukhe Bator Square. Afterwards transfer to the Khabu Hotel. (B, L)
Enjoy sunrise this morning as you wake up early for breakfast. In the morning, you will be transferred to the railway station to board the train #4 to Beijing. The train departs at 07:15. (B)
After crossing many time zones and fascinating landscapes, you finally arrive in Beijing at 11:40 am! Transfer to 4* Beijing Novotel Xin Qiao to unpack and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
As your epic adventure comes to an end transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)
Carriages are made up of second class 4 berth compartments, each with 2 lower (65x185 cm) in size and 2 upper berths.
First class, 2 berth compartments do not have the upper berths but are exactly the same size. A reading light, clean bed linen and a small towel are provided. Two lavatories are available to use in both sides of the carriage.
Trains have a restaurant car where you can purchase meals and drinks.
Please note that our local partners reserve the right to change hotels to similar hotels of the same standard.
- Arrival and departure transfers (vehicle and driver)
- Twin hotel accommodation on B&B basis
- Meals as per program
- English-speaking guide on excursions
- Guided tours by private vehicle as per program
- 2nd class train tickets (4-berth compartments) Moscow – Irkutsk – Ulan-Bator – Beijing
- Full Russian visa support
Package Does Not Include:
- Return international flights from London (indirect or direct)
- Russian visa fees paid directly to the Consulate
- Travel insurance
- Regional add-ons
Please note that a deposit is paid on this tour - please enquire at the booking stage These are guaranteed departure tours operated in conjunction with our Russian partners and are not exclusive to IntoRussia clients. They operate with a minimum of 2 persons. Please note that our local partners reserve the right to change hotels to similar hotels of the same standard and change the order of excursions.