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Trans-Siberian by luxurious Train

$ 4,790.00

16-Day Journey from Moscow to Beijing, visit Moscow, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Ulan-Ude, Ulan Bator and Beijing.

Description

The Trans-Siberian Railroad is simply legendary. One of the greatest travel adventures in the world. Explore Russia, Mongolia and China through our private train tours and enjoy travel that is captivating, comfortable, straightforward and secure. Moscow to Beijing by train. Stunning scenery, splendid and opulent lands.

Moscow to Beijing by train. Stunning scenery, splendid and opulent lands. A once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The mini-Naadam, an elaborate and colorful festival of ‘the three games of men’, horse riding, archery and wrestling. The many skills on display at Terelj National Park provide insight into the local tradition, ceremony and culture of these sublime lands.

Lake Baikal by train. A day dedicated entirely to enjoying the blissful Lake Baikal, the oldest and deepest freshwater lake in the world. Unbelievable vistas of outstanding natural beauty. A panoramic train route that runs directly alongside the lake, with opportunities to swim, picnic and much more. A truly rejuvenating day.

Up close among the authentic Siberian villages, country lanes and wooden houses. Straight out of a fairy-tale, as if you’re in a picture book. Dramatic skies and mountain tops add to the sensation of witnessing a legend come to life.


ITINERARY

Day 1, Moscow by Night
Moscow, one of the most vivid, dynamic and richly-historic cities on Earth. After a welcoming dinner, you experience the opulence and color of Moscow at night on a tour that includes the almost dream-like Red Square and famously palatial subway stations.

Relax after your urban adventure in your central and comfortable top-range hotel.
Overnight: InterContinental Tverskaya (or similar). Meals included: dinner (D).

Day 2, Moscow by Day
Wake up to morning in cosmopolitan Moscow.
Visit the otherworldly Kremlin and experience the magnificent interiors of its glorious cathedrals.
See the surreal and candy-cane Russian masterpieces of St. Basil’s Cathedral and Novodevichy Convent.
You visit the lovingly reconstructed Cathedral of Christ the Savior, and pass by the notorious former KGB headquarters, the imposing architecture of the Soviet-era White House and Lomonossov University, before bidding farewell to this bold and charismatic city.

Towards the evening, your train departs from the Kazan Station.
Overnight on board. Meals included: breakfast (B), lunch (L) and dinner (D).

Day 3, Kazan
Today is dedicated to the picturesque and historic Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, on the banks of the Volga.

Tour the city’s traditional Russian architecture and take in the fascinating stories of the local Kremlin. You learn about the wild and bloody relations that played out between the Tatars, Cossacks and Russians, exactly where you’re standing.
Overnight on board. (BLD)

Day 4, Yekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg is the capital of the ancient Ural Mountain range. Its position on the Asian-European border makes for a city of fascinating influences and combined cultures. You visit the painstakingly-preserved city center and fairy-tale-like Church on Blood, which commemorates the site where the Romanovs, Russia’s last Tsar dynasty, were shot by revolutionists.
Your train leaves Europe into Asia.
Overnight on board. (BLD)

Day 5, Novosibirsk and Hospitality
In Russia, the word bread is associated with hospitality, and salt with friendship. In the city of Novosibirsk, you’re welcomed warmly with bread and salt in this tradition.
You arrive in Siberia’s biggest city at noon and take a tour that includes the majestic river Ob.
Overnight on board. (BLD)

Day 6, Siberia
A day of once-in-a-lifetime views enjoyed from the comfort of your private train.
Mountains of forest and mist in the sunlight. Rivers crashing along jagged rocky banks. Huge, imposing skies, shifting in rhythm with the tracks. Living art, in real time on your Trans-Siberian railroad tour.
Entertaining lectures on local customs and culture double as social get-togethers between newfound friends, complete with Russian canapés and hospitality.
Overnight on board. (BLD)

Day 7, Irkutsk
You’ve arrived in popular and historic Irkutsk. Travel light again and leave your luggage securely in your private train.
Tour the city’s colorful market, theater and two-manor site of the Irkutsk local history museum, before enjoying a relaxed dinner in the evening.
Overnight: Hotel Irkutsk (or similar). (BLD)

Day 8, Lake Baikal
A day dedicated entirely to enjoying the blissful Lake Baikal, the oldest and deepest freshwater lake in the world.
The clear, deep, aquamarine and green waters glitter in the sun. The mountains are mirrored in the lake like glass, a near-endless stillness.
You arrive directly at Port Baikal by boat. There are plenty of opportunities to capture some perfect shots as you travel the Circum-Baikal Railroad. Relax, take a dip and explore the scenery or picturesque villages. On warm nights, dinner is served as a picnic on the elegant shores of this unspoiled lake, the perfect end to a most relaxing day.
Overnight on board. (BLD)

Day 9, Ulan-Ude
Today, your private train is journeying along the green and picturesque valley of the Selenga River. Soon you arrive in Ulan-Ude, the bustling and friendly capital of the Republic of Buryatia, Russia, and enjoy a guided tour through the city.
Overnight on board. (BLD)

Day 10, Ulan Bator
It’s morning and the vibrant Mongolian capital, Ulan Bator, awaits. Travel light and leave your luggage securely on your private Trans-Siberian train.
You visit the meticulously-restored Buddhist Gandan Monastery and jewel-like Choijin Lama Temple. Enjoy
evening performances of dynamic and captivating traditional Mongolian music (optional).
Overnight: Ramada Hotel (or similar) in Ulan Bator. Upon request: overnight in a yurt in the Mongolian Alps. (BLD)

Day 11, The Mongolian Alps
Today you experience the stunning natural beauty of the Mongolian Alps. Picnicking in a yurt in the beautiful outdoors is the perfect way to dine. Try the local specialty of Khorhog, a Mongolian barbecued lamb dish, cooked in a traditional metal milk jug. Those feeling brave can also sample Kumys, a drink made of fermented mare’s milk and known as the beer of the nomads.
Performances offer insight into the horsemanship so central to Mongolian culture, as does a traditional wrestling match and archery display.
In the evening, your private train travels onward to the Chinese border.
Overnight on board. (BLD)

Day 12, The Gobi Desert
Around noon you arrive at the border, where you switch to your Chinese private train.
But first experience Erlian, the authentic border market town trading in your heart’s desires at old world prices.
Then sit back, as you travel through dramatic expanses of stunning Gobi Desert.
Overnight on board. (BLD)

Day 13, Beijing
You’ve arrived in Beijing, the thriving capital of one of the world’s oldest and most fascinating civilizations. Settle into your first class hotel and freshen up before having the afternoon and evening free.
Overnight: Capital Hotel (or similar). (BL)

Day 14, Temple of Heaven and the Forbidden City
Beautiful Beijing. Your friendly, knowledgeable guides have stunning sights to show you, from the Temple of Heaven, the medieval masterpiece of architecture and landscape design, to the still infamous Tiananmen Square.
In the afternoon, explore the home of twenty-four emperors that required over a million workers to build—the Forbidden City is one of most renowned palaces on Earth. For centuries, the glorious, ancient halls and temples were all but inaccessible.
Overnight: Capital Hotel (or similar). (BL)

Day 15, The Great Wall of China and Ming Tombs
A day filled with beauty and awe. Today you experience the Great Wall of China, the world’s largest piece of ancient architecture, and see its legendary scenery up close.
You also stop at the equally iconic, and UNESCO World Heritage site, Ming Tombs and see the exquisite Sacred Way necropolis.
In the evening, share stories over a feast of Peking Duck at one of China’s impressive themed restaurants. An unforgettable day.
Overnight: Capital Hotel (or similar). (BLD)

Day 16, Farewell China
Finally, transfer for your flight back home and the chance to reflect.
You’ve explored Russia to China by train. Here’s to life-changing journeys. What an incredible adventure it’s been. (B)



2019 DEPARTURES
Moscow – Beijing (16 days):
4-May-19 to 19-May-19 | 1-Jun-19 to 16-Jun-19 | 27-Jun-19 to 12-Jul-19
20-Jul-19 to 4-Aug-19 | 15-Aug-19 to 30-Aug-19 | 7-Sep-19 to 22-Sep-19

Beijing – Moscow (15 days):
12-May-19 to 26-May-19 | 9-Jun-19 to 23-Jun-19 | 5-Jul-19 to 19-Jul-19
28-Jul-19 to 11-Aug-19 | 23-Aug-19 to 6-Sep-19 | 15-Sep-19 to 29-Sep-19


Cat. I Standard from
$4790
per person based on sharing

  • BEIJING – MOSCOW 15 DAYS
  • May Departure | USD $4790
  • Rest of the year | USD $4990
  • MOSCOW – BEIJING 16 DAYS
  • May Departure | USD $4980
  • Rest of the year | USD $5180

Cat. II Classic from
$7390
per person based on sharing
  • BEIJING – MOSCOW 15 DAYS
  • May Departure | USD $7390
  • Rest of the year | USD $7590
  • MOSCOW – BEIJING 16 DAYS
  • May Departure | USD $7580
  • Rest of the year | USD $7780

Cat. II Superior from
$7780
per person based on sharing
  • BEIJING – MOSCOW 15 DAYS
  • May Departure | USD $7780
  • Rest of the year | USD $7980
  • MOSCOW – BEIJING 16 DAYS
  • May Departure | USD $7970
  • Rest of the year | USD $8170



Cat. III Nostalgic from
$10100
per person based on sharing

  • BEIJING – MOSCOW 15 DAYS
  • May Departure | USD $10100
  • Rest of the year | USD $10300
  • MOSCOW – BEIJING 16 DAYS
  • May Departure | USD $10290
  • Rest of the year | USD $10490

Cat. IV Bolshoi from
$13300
per person based on sharing
  • BEIJING – MOSCOW 15 DAYS
  • May Departure | USD $13300
  • Rest of the year | USD $13500
  • MOSCOW – BEIJING 16 DAYS
  • May Departure | USD $13500
  • Rest of the year | USD $13700

Cat. V Bolshoi Platinum
$15700
per person based on sharing

  • BEIJING – MOSCOW 15 DAYS
  • May Departure | USD $15700
  • Rest of the year | USD $15900
  • MOSCOW – BEIJING 16 DAYS
  • May Departure | USD $15900
  • Rest of the year | USD $16100

Additional information

OVERVIEW

15-Day Journey from Beijing to Moscow or 16-Day Journey from Moscow to Beijing

START / END

15-Day Journey from Beijing to Moscow or 16-Day Journey from Moscow to Beijing

DEPARTURE

Moscow – Beijing (16 days):
4-May-19 to 19-May-19, 1-Jun-19 to 16-Jun-19, 27-Jun-19 to 12-Jul-19, 20-Jul-19 to 4-Aug-19, 15-Aug-19 to 30-Aug-19, 7-Sep-19 to 22-Sep-19

Beijing – Moscow (15 days):
12-May-19 to 26-May-19, 9-Jun-19 to 23-Jun-19, 5-Jul-19 to 19-Jul-19, 28-Jul-19 to 11-Aug-19, 23-Aug-19 to 6-Sep-19, 15-Sep-19 to 29-Sep-19

HOTELS

As per the detail of program

INCLUSIONS

• Journey with guaranteed lodging in the booked category aboard the privately chartered train between Moscow
and Erlian. Between Erlian and Beijing (ca. 16 hours) accommodation in a 2- or 4-bed compartment in a Chinese
sleeper car.
• Three nights in a hotel in Beijing. One night in a top-range hotel in Moscow.
• One night in a mid-range hotel in Ulan Bator and one night in Irkutsk.
• Excellent service and a three-guide system: tour director, group leader (max 26 guests per group) and local
guides.
• An on board physician (Moscow to the Chinese border).
• All excursions and sightseeing as per itinerary, including all entry fees.
• All transfers and bus tours as per itinerary.
• All meals as per itinerary: Fine dining in the dining car and local specialties, such as Peking Duck.
• Porter service at all railroad stations.
• On board shower facilities.
• Informational booklet on region and train in each compartment.
• Entertainment and culture: daily introductions to the country, people and customs.

EXCLUSIONS

International flights – Call 1-888-887-1688 to get a quote from your home city
Tourist visa to the country visited in the itinerary
Insurance you may wish (which we urge you to purchase)
Personal expenses and gratuities.
Any other item not specified

QUESTIONS

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