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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.
We are now extending the tour for the 2019 season! Enjoy 1 extra night in Irkutsk Hotel before boarding the morning train to Ulan Bator.
- Railway Journey Introduction
- Your Journey Itinerary 2019 - 15 days
- Departures and Prices
- What's included
Day 1, Moscow
Begin your thrilling journey in Russia’s cosmopolitan capital, Moscow. Transfer to the Cosmos Hotel (or similar) and relax with an evening meal. (D)
Day 2, Moscow
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)
Day 3, Departure from Moscow
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 #70 at 13:50. (B)
Day 4-6, On train
These days are spent relaxing aboard the train, enjoying the unique Trans-Siberian experience.
Day 7, Irkutsk - Listvyanka
Arrival at Irkutsk at 11:31 local time. Meeting with guide at railway station. Lunch. City tour. Transfer to Listvyanka settlement with stop in Taltsy village, visit to open air Ethnographic museum. Accommodation at “Legend of Baikal” hotel in Listvyanka. Dinner at hotel.
Day 8, Listvyanka - Irkutsk
Breakfast. Tour of Listvianka with visit to Baikal Museum.Transfer to Irkusk. Accommodation at 4* hotel.
Day 9, Irkutsk - On Train
Breakfast. 07:00 Transfer to railway station. Departure for Ulan-Bator by train #308 at 08.08
Day 10, Ulan Bator
Stay in Mongolia: Arrival in Ulan-Baatar at 06.50. Breakfast. Drive to the Terelj National Park. Explore turtle rock and visit nomadic family. Lunch. Acquaintance with nomadic life style. Horse riding. Dinner. Short hiking tour.Overnight in a yurta (nomad’s conical hut) camp. (B,L, D)
Day 11, Ulan Bator
Breakfast. Transfer to Ulan Bator. City tour including visits to the Gandan monastery, National History museum, Bogd Khan Winter Palace, Zaisan Hill, Sukhabaator square.Lunch. Accommodation at hotel “Bayangol” (4* hotel). (B, L)
Day 12, Ulan Bator
Breakfast. Free time. (B)
Day 13, Departure from Ulan Bator
In the morning transfer to railway station. Departure for Beijing by train 4 at 07:30. (B)
Day 14 - 15 , Beijing
Arrival in Beijing (on Monday) at 12.13 a.m. (local time). Transfer to “Beijing Novotel Xin Qiao” hotel. On next day transfer to airport.
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.
Classic Trans-Siberian Journey by Public Tranis Departures and Prices
Please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour
The tour operates in case there are minimum 2 passangers booked per departure
We use live currency update, price may slightly fluctuate daily
IntoRussia Ltd reserves the right to change hotels to similar ones of the same standard and change the order of excursions
If you are a group and want to add extra days or excursions, or you are looking for more independence, contact our Destination Experts for a tailor-made package
Please note that a deposit is paid on this tour - please enquire at the booking stage
Included in price:
• 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
• Flights (please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour)
• 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.