Imperial Russia Classic | 15-day Rail Tour to Russia & China
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Imperial Russia Classic

Tour rating: 4.79 / 5, Based on 366 Reviews
Tourist trains to Russia, China

Enjoy complimentary visas to Russia! The unique Trans-Siberian journey from Moscow to Beijing on the Imperial Russia train combines the most fascinating destinations, private train setting with full board, and sense of adventure. Feel the imperial spirit of Russia's endless expanses, see the unique nature of Siberia, sound the depths of Lake Baikal, enjoy Mongolian hospitality and rich culture, get inspired by the legacy of China all in 15 unforgettable days.

Imperial Russia Classic

15 days3 cities
RussiaChina2 countries
Tourist trains to Russia, China
From
$7,098
Tour rating: 4.79 / 5, Based on 366 Reviews

Enjoy complimentary visas to Russia! The unique Trans-Siberian journey from Moscow to Beijing on the Imperial Russia train combines the most fascinating destinations, private train setting with full board, and sense of adventure. Feel the imperial spirit of Russia's endless expanses, see the unique nature of Siberia, sound the depths of Lake Baikal, enjoy Mongolian hospitality and rich culture, get inspired by the legacy of China all in 15 unforgettable days.

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Day-By-Day

Moscow

first destination
2 days in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Moscow
Transfer

Welcome to the legendary capital of Russia - Moscow! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

Day 2
Moscow Sightseeing Tour
City tour

After breakfast you meet your guide and go on a full-day Moscow city tour. During the tour you take a walk through the famous merchant area of Arbat Street, see the famous Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

Ararat Park Hyatt Hotel, Moscow
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This 5-star hotel is part of the Hyatt family of hotels. Located near many of Moscow's metro stations and within five minutes walk to Tverskaya Street, the Ararat Park is yet another of Moscow's hotel gems.

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Moscow
Kazan
13 hrs 50 min

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 Tatarstan. Travel as the locals do in either a 1st or 2nd class train cabin and take in the views of the Russian countryside.

Kazan

second destination
9 nights on board the Golden Eagle train + 1 night in a ger camp
Day 3
Kazan City Tour
City tour

Today you arrive in Kazan - the beautiful capital of the Republic of Tatarstan and the center of Tatar culture in Russia. 

Day 4
Ekaterinburg City Tour
City tour

In the morning your train arrives in the famous capital of Ural - Ekaterinburg.

Day 5
Novosibirsk City Tour
City tour

Today you reach a region with great history and unique Siberian style and nature.

Day 6
On Board the Train
Transfer

You spend this day on board your Imperial Russia train. Enjoy fantastic sceneries passing by your window, a diverse entertainment program, gourmet dining and a company of your fellow travelers from all over the world.

Day 7
Irkutsk City Tour
City tour
Museum

In the morning you arrive in Irkutsk, informally known as "Paris of Siberia" for its rich architecture and colorful live.

Day 8
Stop at Lake Baikal
Day tour
Boat ride

Today your train makes a stop at Lake Baikal that is the world's deepest freshwater lake known as the Pearl of Siberia. 

Day 9
Ulan Ude City Tour
City tour

Today you arrive in Ulan Ude - the capital city of the Republic of Buryatia.

Day 10
Arrival in Ulan Bator & Trip to Gorkhi-Terelji National Park
City tour

In the morning you arrive in the capital of Mongolia, Ulan Bator, and have a short city tour that includes visits to Sukhbaatar square and Zaisan hill that

Day 11
Ulan Bator City Tour
City tour
Show

After breakfast at the camp you are transferred back to Ulan Bator and continue exploring this city in a company of your guide. 

Day 12
Changing Trains in Erlian
Today you arrive in Erlian - the border town between Mongolia and China. Here you say farewell to your Imperial Russia train and board a traditional Chinese train that takes you to Beijing.
Imperial Russia Train
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A high-comfort Imperial Russia train with specially trained crew and comfortable cabins will ensure your trip goes smooth and exciting sightseeing programs along the way will enrich your overall experience.

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Kazan
Beijing

Beijing

third destination
3 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 13
Beijing Sightseeing Tour
City tour

Today you arrive in the legendary capital of China - Beijing! Upon arrival you meet your guide and go on an amazing sightseeing tour around the most renowned Beijing landmarks.

Day 14
Visit to the Great Wall of China & Summer Palace
Day tour

Today you visit the real icon of the country - the Great Wall of China.

Day 15
Departure from Beijing
Transfer

This is the final day of your fantastic Imperial Russia train tour! Following breakfast you check out from the hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home.

Park Plaza Wangfujing Hotel, Beijing
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Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing Hotel is a modern hotel centrally located in the heart of Beijing within walking distance of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. The hotel boasts well-equipped stylish guestrooms and a range of in-house amenities including a beauty salon, fitness center, and several restaurants.

What's Included

What's Included

  • 1 night accommodation at Moscow hotel, 1 night in traditional Mongolian yurt and 2 nights at Beijing hotel;
  • 9 nights on board the Imperial Russia train;
  • Full Russian and Chinese visa processing service for US and Canadian citizens (Mongolian visa is not required). Full Russian and Mongolian visa processing service for Australian and New Zealand citizens (Chinese visas are upon request). Visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Full board at selected local restaurants and on board the train;
  • Tea / coffee throughout the day;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides (tours in German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and other languages are possible upon request);
  • English Speaking Group Leader throughout the tour;
  • Entertainment program onboard, including lectures on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, geography and history of Russia;
  • Towels, bathrobe and slippers available onboard of the train;
  • Doctor on board;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, gratuities and all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Petite group size of no more than 18 people
  • Private 1st class train car
  • English speaking tour leader to accompany you
  • Guided sightseeing tours of Moscow, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Listvyanka Village, Ulan-Ude, Ulan Bator, and Beijing
  • Trip to Gorkhi-Terelji National Park
  • Mongolian folk show

What To Know

  • The currency used in Russia is the Russian Ruble, in Mongolia - the Mongolian tugrik, in China - the Chinese Yuan. Although debit cards are widely accepted, it is good to have some cash on you for minor purchases.
  • Since you'll be staying at several hotels along the way, not only on the train, it is wise to have smaller luggage or a carry on to take with you for overnights at the hotels (opposed to all of your suitcases which you can leave in the lockable private train car).
  • Make sure to pack comfortable walking shoes as you'll spend many hours exploring major sights on foot.
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