Russia & Mongolia Private Rail Tour | Vacation Package 2019
Trip Overview

Classic Trans-Siberian

Tour rating: 4.85 / 5, Based on 365 Reviews
Private rail tour to Russia, Mongolia

Beginning in Moscow, you travel through the mighty Ural Mountains, stop in the "Paris of the North" city of Irkutsk and absorb the beauty of Lake Baikal. Next stop - Mongolia's Ulan-Bator before crossing the Gobi Desert and arriving in the capital of oriental magic, Beijing.

Note: Reverse program is also available. Please contact us for details.

Classic Trans-Siberian

15 days4 cities
RussiaMongolia2 countries
Private rail tour to Russia, Mongolia
From
$4,231
Tour rating: 4.85 / 5, Based on 365 Reviews

Beginning in Moscow, you travel through the mighty Ural Mountains, stop in the "Paris of the North" city of Irkutsk and absorb the beauty of Lake Baikal. Next stop - Mongolia's Ulan-Bator before crossing the Gobi Desert and arriving in the capital of oriental magic, Beijing.

Note: Reverse program is also available. Please contact us for details.

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Day-By-Day

Moscow

first destination
3 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Moscow
Transfer
Welcome to the gorgeous capital of Russia - Moscow! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.
Day 2
Exploring the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow
City tour

This day is dedicated to the exploration of one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Kremlin and the heart of Moscow - the Red Square.

Day 3
Visiting the Tretyakov Gallery & Moscow Subway Ride
Museum
City tour
This morning is free for you to continue exploring the magnificent Moscow city center on your own. In the afternoon you check out from your hotel, meet your guide and enjoy a guided tour of the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery.
Courtyard by Marriott Moscow City Center, Moscow
4

Located on a picturesque 18th-century street not far from the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square, this remarkable 4-star hotel offers a great combination of charm and quality.

train
Moscow
Irkutsk
3 d 12 hrs

Enjoy the authentic experience of traveling on a regular Russian train along the Trans-Siberian Railway from the capital of Moscow to the gem of Siberia. Travel as the locals do in either a 1st or 2nd class train cabin and take in the views of the Russian countryside.

Listvyanka Village

second destination
2 days in the city
2 nights in a great location hotel
Day 4
On Board the Train

You spend this day on board your train enjoying fantastic scenery passing by your window and a company of your fellow travelers from all over the world.

Day 5
On Board the Train

You spend this day on board your train enjoying the fantastic scenery passing by your window and a company of your fellow travelers from all over the world.

Day 6
On Board the Train

You spend this day on board your train enjoying fantastic scenery passing by your window and a company of your fellow travelers from all over the world.

Day 7
Listvyanka Village Tour & Baikal Museum
City tour
Museum

Early in the morning, you arrive in Irkutsk, informally known as "Paris of Siberia" for its rich architecture and colorful life. Upon arrival, you are transferred right to the Lake Baikal shore and check in to your hotel.

Day 8
Trip to Taltsy Village
Day tour
After breakfast, you take a day trip to the open-air museum of wooden architecture located in Taltsy Village. This reconstructed Siberian village consists of a number of buildings that were threatened with flooding when the Irkutsk Dam was constructed on the Angara River.
Anastasia Hotel, Listvyanka
3

Set gracefully in a picturesque location near the gorgeous gem of Siberia, Lake Baikal, cozy Anastasia Hotel is a nice property to stay at.

car
Listvyanka Village
Irkutsk

Enjoy your short car ride with a trusted driver from the petite town, standing on the shores of Lake Baikal to the heart of Siberia, Irkutsk. Along the way, you enjoy the countryside views and pass numerous beautiful riverside areas.

Irkutsk

third destination
1 day in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 9
Irkutsk City Tour
City tour

After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and say "Good-bye" to Lake Baikal! Your driver takes you to Irkutsk for a guided tour around the most remarkable city's attractions.

Day 10
On Board the Train

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel, and your driver transfers you to the train station. You board a train that takes you to the final destination of your Trans-Siberian tour - Ulan Bator.

Marriott Courtyard Irkutsk City Center, Irkutsk
4

The elegant hotel Marriott Courtyard is located in the city center of Irkutsk just near the embankment. Guests are welcome to stay in modern rooms equipped with modern facilities.

train
Irkutsk
Ulan Bator
22 hrs 42 min

Reboard your train for another leg of your route, heading to the capital of Mongolia, Ulan Bator, with a change to the Trans-Mongolian Railway. Marvel at the changing panoramas from Lake Baikal and the Russian Buryatia Region to Mongolian steppes.

Ulan Bator

fourth destination
3 days in the city
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 11
Visiting the Gandan Monastery & Trip to Gorkhi-Terelji National Park
Day tour
In the morning you arrive in the capital of Mongolia - Ulan Bator. Your guide meets you at the train station and takes you to your hotel to freshen up and have breakfast. Later you meet your guide and explore the legendary Mongolian Buddhist Gandan Monastery in Ulan Bator.
Day 12
Meeting a Nomadic Family & Exploring the Genghis Khan Statue
Day tour

Following breakfast, at the ger camp, you meet your guide and start the day with a visit to a nomadic family to learn more about their culture, authentic lifestyle and traditions. 

Day 13
City Tour & Folk Show in Ulan Bator
City tour
Museum
Show
After breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on a walking city tour around the most interesting attractions of Ulan Bator. During the tour, you visit the National Museum of Mongolia.
Day 14
On Board the Train
Transfer

Early in the morning, you check out from your hotel and your guide transfers you to the train station where you board a train that takes you to your final destination - Beijing. You spend the rest of this day on board the train.

Day 15
Arrival in Beijing
Transfer
This is the final day of your amazing Trans-Siberian train tour! In the morning your train arrives in the legendary capital of China - Beijing. Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the train station and transfers you to your hotel or the airport for your flight back home.
Best Western Premier Tuushin Hotel, Ulan Bator
5

The luxurious Best Western Premier boasts an amazing central location, just near the State Government House, Sukhbaatar Square and National Museum of Mongolian History. The property provides elegant air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms, 3 on-site restaurants, great spa and fitness facilities, and even a nightclub.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Moscow, Irkutsk, Listvyanka Village and Ulan Bator;
  • Overnight at a traditional Mongolian ger camp;
  • 1st or 2nd class tickets for Moscow - Irkutsk, Irkutsk - Ulan Bator and Ulan Bator - Beijing trains;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand citizens. Full Mongolian visa processing service for Australian and New Zealand citizens (not required for US and Canadian citizens). Full Chinese* visa processing service for US, Australian, and New Zealand citizens. Visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Other meals according to the itinerary;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrance tickets to Kremlin territory & Amber Chamber, St. Basil's Cathedral, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow subway, Baikal Limnological Museum and Aquarium, Aryabal Temple and National Museum of Mongolia;
  • Ride on a chair-lift to the Baikal viewpoint;
  • Folk show in Ulan Bator;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.
  • Note: Due to specific travel arrangements and train departure times depending on the schedules of Russian and Mongolian Railways, the itinerary may be subject to change.
  • Note: If we are not able to get 1st class train tickets, a whole 2nd class compartment (4 berths for 2 people's use) will be booked instead.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, gratuities and all personal expenses.Chinese visa processing service for Canadian passport holders.

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Tour Highlights

  • Guided sightseeing tours of Moscow, Irkutsk, Listvyanka Village and Ulan Bator
  • Chair-lift to the Baikal viewpoint
  • Authentic Mongolian experience: meeting a Nomadic family and folk show
  • Included Russian visa processing

What To Know

  • The currency used in Russia is the Russian Ruble and the Mongolian tugrik in Mongolia. Although debit cards are widely accepted, it is good to have some cash on you for minor purchases.
  • Make sure to pack comfortable walking shoes as you'll spend many hours exploring major sights on foot.
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