Classic Trans-Siberian Journey by Public Trains
Classic Trans-Siberian Journey by Public Trains *NOW 15 DAYS LONG FOR 2019

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Classic Trans-Siberian Journey by Public Trains (TTM13)
15 days/ 14 nights, from 2300.7 £ per person,
Bucket list rail journey from Moscow to Beijing

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.

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Moscow
Moscow

A truly iconic, global city, Moscow is the 860 year-old capital of Russia. There are dozens of reasons to come. Being one of the most breathtaking capitals in the world, Moscow has a wide range of cultural landmarks. We suggest exploring them all.

Yekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg

Founded in 1723 by Peter the Great, Yekaterinburg is the third largest Russian city and the capital of the Urals. The cultural and architectural influences of European and Asian civilisations come together in this fascinating and cosmopolitan landscape. The last Russian Emperor, Nicolas II Romanov and his family spent their last days here. On 19th July 1918 the whole family was executed by the Bolsheviks in the basement room of the Ipatiev’s estate. Nowadays there is the Cathedral On Spilt Blood which provides a powerful insight into the turmoil of the Russian Revolution.

Novosibirsk
Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk is situated in the south part of West Siberia, on the banks of Ob River. The city takes the third place by population in Russia after Moscow and St Petersburg. It's a center of Russian arts, science and literature. 14 most prestigiuos universities of the country are located here. In the heart of the city there is an architectural marvel -the largest opera house in the world.

Krasnoyarsk
Krasnoyarsk

Is this most beautiful city in Siberia? The writer Anton Chekhov thought so. Krasnoyarsk’s certainly wears winter well, with snow dusting its streets and blue-gold hues coloring the cityscape. See all the sights on a short tour and take in the stunning vista across the Yenisei River. Back on board, your Trans-Siberian tour continues on to Irkutsk.

Irkutsk
Irkutsk

Irkutsk, capital of South Baikal, is one of the largest Siberian cities and was a key stop for caravans from Buchara and even China. Today Irkutsk became a center of gold-mining production and is developing fast. In the city you can discover unique examples of Irkutsk architectural heritage, such as “White house”, which was first a palace of the merchants Sibiryakovs, then a residence of East Siberia governor-general.

Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal

Few natural sights can surpass the beauty and grandeur of the Pearl of Siberia. Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world and holds 20% of the world’s freshwater. It stretches for 636 km longwise and 80 km widthwise. The Baikal’s maximum depth is 1,637 m. It is known as a "laboratory of biodiversity" as it is home to nearly 3,000 species of animals and plants, many of which are found nowhere else, such as a unique breed of freshwater seal.

Ulan-Ude
Ulan-Ude

The Buryat capital is one of Eastern Siberia’s most fascinating cities. From 1934 to 1980s it was a closed city due to its secret military plants - in fact, there are still mysterious blank spaces on city maps. Today it offers a variety of cultural hot spots, a chance to visit working Buddhist monasteries and sample a taste of the steppes.

Terelj National Park
Terelj National Park

Terelj National Park is arguably the most popular destination in Mongolia. Be awestuck by Turtle Rock, an amazing, unique natural rock formation, and take in the breathtaking surrounding alpine scenery.

Ulaanbataar
Ulaanbataar

Ulaanbataar is a Mongolia's economic, cultural and political center. Located on the bank of the Tuul River and surrounded by sacred mountains and pine forests on the North and grassy steppes on the South. Ulaanbaatar is a city of contrast where modern life comfortably blends with Mongolian traditional lifestyle.

Beijing
Beijing

Beijing guarantees its visitors an unforgettable adventure. Being the nation's political, economic and cultural center, and having its history stretching back 3 millennia, Beijing offers a myriad of cultural hot spots. It is truly a place where you can stand right on the crossroads of time.

Day 1, Moscow

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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

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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

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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

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These days are spent relaxing aboard the train, enjoying the unique Trans-Siberian experience.

 

 

 

Day 7, Irkutsk - Listvyanka

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

 

 

 

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Accommodation

The First class, is the most comfortable and expensive option. This is a compartment for only two people and contains two lower couches that convert into beds and a table next to the window. If you would like to travel by yourself there is a possibility to buy two tickets for the couches at the same compartment. The two lavatories are available to use in both sides of the carriage.

The Second class compartment, contains of two lower and two upper berths, table next to the window, storage space under lower berths and above the top berths. Just like a First Class, the compartment has a door which locks from the inside. The two lavatories are available to use in both sides of the carriage.

The Third class is ‘Platskart’ is the cheapest one on the train. The total amount of bunks is 54 with 4 beds on one side and 2 on the other and an aisle between them. The two lavatories are available to use in both sides of the carriage.

Leisure

The Restaurant car where you can purchase meals and drinks during your journey.

Hotel "Cosmos"

4 crown
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Address

150, Prospect Mira, Moscow, 129366, Russia

Location

Located in the North-East of Moscow on Prospect Mira, one of the city’s major thoroughfares, within 20 minutes’ drive to the historical city center, nearby VDNH Exhibition grounds, Sokolniki Exhibition Complex, Museum of Cosmonautics, Ostankino Estate Museum. Sheremetyevo International Airport — 35 km, Domodedovo International Airport — 55 km,Vnukovo International Airport — 40 km.

Accommodation

1777 guest rooms: 1389 Standard Twin Rooms 332 Renovated Rooms 45 Deluxe and Junior Suites 6 Apartments 5 Grand SuitesNon-smoking rooms available

In-room

Satellite TV, direct dial telephone with bathroom extension, Internet access, central air-conditioning.

Leisure

Kalinka Restaurant: buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, folk show every evening Planet Cosmos Panoramic Restaurant: traditional Russian and European cuisine, panoramic view of Moscow from 99-meter height Terrasa Restaurant & Bar: Russian and European cuisine, wide assortment of beverages, business lunch Jintang Restaurant: Chinese cuisine, and Japanese sushi bar Starwort pub: Russian and European cuisine Sacvoyáge Café: wide choice of aperitifs, cocktails, wines, spirits, freshly brewed draught beer, European cuisine, traditional steaks Wiener Café.

Business facilities

Fully equipped Business Center 7fully renovated conference rooms with seat capacity 10 to 250pax 7 multifunctional banquet rooms seating 20 to 500pax Congress/Concert/Cinema Hall seating 1200 persons, modern audio, video and motion picture equipment, simultaneous translation Exhibition space 1,300 sq.m

Other services

Fitness Center: 240-sq.m indoor swimming pool, water slides, children’s pool, gym, saunas, solarium, aerobics, fitness bar Bowling, billiards, darts, karaoke, shows in the Concert Hall Solaris nightclub Jacques Dessange French Beauty Parlor 24-hour room service, currency exchange, bank office, safe deposit boxes at Reception Desk, express laundry & dry cleaning, travel tickets, excursions, theatre tickets, transfers, souvenir shops, medical assistance, pharmacy kiosks, ground and underground parking, security service.

Hotel Victoria

3 crown
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Address

664003, Irkutsk,1 Bogdana Khmelnitskogo ulitsa.

Accommodation

The hotel offers 30 rooms of different categories. All rooms are nicely furnished and disregarding of the category have everything necessary to provide comfortable and safe stay. There are: Standard Standard rooms 1 category Studio

In-room

Air conditioner, TV and mini-bar, Telephone, Free Wi-Fi

Leisure

Restaurant 'Victoria'.Restaurant specializes in Russian and Italian cuisine. Posh interior, attentive personnel and a very good choice of dishes gained the restaurant a reputation of one of the best in town.

Business facilities

There is a business center in the hotel (copy machine, printer, fax are at guests disposal).

Other services

Transfer, Taxi, Parking, Air / Rail tickets.

Courtyard by Marriott Irkutsk City Centre

4 crown
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Address

Chkalov Street 15, 664025 Irkutsk, Russia

Location

The hotel offers a perfect city centre location, just 3 minute walk from Kirov Square and the Angara River.

Accommodation

Rooms have large windows are equipped in dark wood furniture. Each has tea and coffee-making facilities, a mini fridge and a safe.

Leisure

The hotel offers a well equipped fitness centre.

Business facilities

Courtyard by Marriott Irkutsk City Centre offers well equipped conference and meeting rooms, catering for groups up to 300 people.

Other services

Guests can also benefit from a minimarket on site.

Hotel "The Legend of Baikal"

2 crown
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Address

Irkutsk region, settlement Listvyanka,Istok Angary ulitsa, 11

Location

The Legend of Baikal hotel lies at one of Baikal's most scenic sights — at the Angara River affluence, opposite the legendary Shaman Rock, 64 kilometers away from Irkutsk city, in Listvyanka settlement. Combination of clean Lake Baikal air, pine tree fragrance and hotel premises filled with greenery creates a unique atmosphere of unity with nature, peace and relaxation.

Accommodation

The hotel’s comfortable rooms are designed to meet the needs of a wide range of visitors. Room categories include: Standard SGL and DBL Standard + Studio Deluxe Suite for men Suite for women All rooms are decorated in a stylish noble manner and equipped with everything necessary to provide comfortable and unforgettable stay.

Leisure

The Legend of Baikal has a magnificent 80-seat panoramic restaurant. On its menu, you will find diverse snacks, cold and hot dishes. No Baikal Shoreline Restaurants’ cuisine could be imagined without the famous fish delicatessen: omul, whitefish, grayling. Stuffed chicken and piglets, grilled meat and fish; and, last but not least, whole lamb on a spit. You simply must try all this! Cozy atmosphere, stylish and harmonious interior, extraordinary attention to each client will turn a usual meal into spectacular event. An open-air Barbeque-Bar on a summer terrace is great pastime giving pleasure to every guest with its novelty and having a snack in the open air. The hotel's Sauna, Banya and billiard hills are also at your disposal.

Business facilities

Legend of Baikal hotel offers the hall with 40 comfortable seats and a panoramic view of lake Baikal, for those who come here for business. All the equipment can be provided on request.

Other services

Guided tours; Transfer; Ordering plane and railroad tickets; Internet access; Business center services; Laundry; Room-service.

Bayangol Hotel

4 crown
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Address

Chinggis Avenue-5, Sukhbaatar, 210643 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Location

Only a 10-minute drive from Ulaanbaatar Railway Station as well as 10-minute drive from Chinggis Khaan International Airport.

Accommodation

All hotel rooms and areas are equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi internet access, Location in A zone of city center, International Buffet Breakfast, 30 channel Cable TV with CNN, BBC, HBO, Cinemax, Euro-sport, IDD and LDD calls, Air conditioning, Tea and coffee upon check-in, Mineral Water upon check-in, Mini-bar, Hair Dryer, Work desk, Security for 24 hours.

Leisure

The hotel guests  can use a 24h fitness centre free of charge. There is a beauty saloon, sauna and a hairdresser in the hotel as well. Sapporo shop offers Mongolian souvenirs, cosmetics, snacks, beverages, and other immediate necessities.

Business facilities

Secretarial services, Facsimile Receiving & Sending, LDD & IDD Telephone Calls, DHL, Maps, Tourist Information, High Speed Internet, Computer Use, Copying and Scanning service.

Beijing Novotel Xin Qiao Hotel

4 crown
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Address

1 Chong Wen Men Xi Da Jie, 100004

Location

Novotel Beijing Xinqiao's is ideally located in city centre of Chongwenmen. Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Wangfujing are just a short walk away. New World Shopping Mall is just across the street. Hotel offers free high speed WiFi broadband in all rooms and public areas. Access to web corner with Apple Mac computers. Unique to this hotel is the source of hot spring water supplied to its rooms and spa. Subway Line 2 & 5 are right in front of hotel and 30km to the airport.

In-room

Room Features: Audible smoke alarms in rooms, Deadbolts and/or locks in rooms, Keycard-operated door locks, Sprinkler in room, 220/240 V AC, Air Conditioning, Bathroom doors 32 inches wide, Connecting rooms available, Data port in room, Emergency exit map, Free in-room mineral water, Free morning newspaper, Safe deposit box in room, Alarm clock,  Phone with 2 handsets in room, Satellite/cable colour TV, Telephone in bathroom, Voicemail, Web TV, WIFI in your room, Work desk in all rooms, High speed transmission line, Coffee/tea making facilities, Minibar (extra charge), WIFI in the communal areas. Bathroom Features: Bathrobe, Bathtub, Shower, Telephone in bathroom

 

Leisure

Fitness centre Spa and wellness centre Restaurant Bar

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Classic Trans-Siberian Journey by Public Tranis Departures and Prices


 

 Flight details:

  Please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour

 Please note:

  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

 Extras:

  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

2019 Prices

DEPARTURE
2019

PRICE PER PERSON FROM EXCLUDING FLIGHTS 15 DAYS 14 NIGHTS

MONTH DATE

Per person, minimum 2 passengers travelling

SINGLE SUPPLEMETS
(HOTELS ONLY)

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TRAIN UPGRADE
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JANUARY
Без имени 1

15 to 29

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FEBRUARY
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MARCH
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19 to 2 April

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APRIL
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23 to 7 May

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MAY
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JUNE
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JULY
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AUGUST
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SEPTEMBER
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OCTOBER
Без имени 1

1 to 15

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NOVEMBER
Без имени 1

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DECEMBER
Без имени 1

24 to 7 January

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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

Not Included:

•  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.

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