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    Places visited:

  • Beijing
  • Ulaan Baatar
  • Khustaii Nuruu National Park
  • Irkutsk
  • Listvyanka Village
  • Moscow
  • Stand atop the magnificent Great Wall of China.

  • Spend the night in traditional nomadic accommodation in Mongolia.

  • Hunt for wild horses out on the Mongolian steppe.

  • Visit the world's deepest fresh water lake.

  • Visit the Kremlin in mighty Moscow.

Audley Travel specialist Susan

What our specialists say...

Spanning eight time zones, this epic itinerary is ideal for those looking for a real adventure through some of the world's most fascinating countries. Taking in the highlights of all that the Trans-Mongolian branch of this journey has to offer, the itinerary begins in Beijing and travels westbound through Mongolia and Siberian Russia to Moscow.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Beijing
  • Ulaan Baatar
  • Khustaii Nuruu National Park
  • Ulaan Baatar
  • Irkutsk
  • Listvyanka Village
  • Irkutsk
  • Moscow

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Beijing.

Day 2 Beijing

Beijing

On arrival in the Chinese capital this morning you are met by your private driver and guide who will take you to your hotel accommodation in the heart of the city. The rest of your day is at leisure to explore under your own steam.

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Day 3 Beijing

Beijing

Enjoy a full day excursion out to the Great Wall at Jinshanling today with your private driver and guide. You spend the day exploring here with your private guide before returning to the city by car in the late afternoon. Your evening is at leisure.

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Day 4 Beijing

Beijing

Take a full day to explore the city under your own steam today. We will give you some suggestions for your time and would highly recommend exploring the Temple of Heaven early in the morning to catch some of Beijing's locals practicing their traditional morning exercises.

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Day 5 Beijing

Beijing

An early morning transfer today sees you boarding your first train to Mongolia. Your guide will be on hand to help you settle into your compartment before you set off.

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Day 6 Khustaii Nuruu National Park

Beijing , Ulaan Baatar , Khustaii Nuruu National Park

Arriving into Mongolia this afternoon you are met by your private driver and guide and head out of the city into the countryside to the Khustai Nuruu National Park, home to the rare Takhii Horse Species. After some time to settle into your first ger tent you travel out into the park with your driver and guide for a chance to spot these beautiful creatures. Overnight in your ger with the evening at leisure.

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Day 7 Ulaan Baatar

Khustaii Nuruu National Park , Ulaan Baatar

Your morning is at leisure in the park with your guide before you head back to Ulaan Bataar via the haunting monastery ruins at Manzushir Khiid. You spend some time here with your guide before continuing on to Ulaan Bataar. This evening enjoy a traditional cultural performance.

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Day 8 Ulaan Baatar

Ulaan Baatar

Take a morning tour of the city today including a visit to the city's famous Gandan Monastery, home to a spectacular 26 metre high statue of Buddha. This afternoon you transfer on to the station with your guide who will help you to board your onward train to Irkutsk.

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Day 9 Listvyanka Village

Ulaan Baatar , Irkutsk , Listvyanka Village

Arriving into Russia's most famous Siberian city today you are met by your driver and guide who will take you down to Listvyanka, a small town on the shores of Lake Baikal. The rest of your day is at leisure to allow you some time to relax after the train journey.

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Day 10 Listvyanka Village

Listvyanka Village

Today is at leisure in Listvyanka to allow you some time to explore under your own steam.

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Day 11 Irkutsk

Listvyanka Village , Irkutsk

Transfer back to Irkutsk today by car in time to meet your afternoon train on to Moscow.

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Day 12 Irkutsk

Irkutsk

A day spent aboard the train, leaving the forested landscapes of deepest Siberia behind and entering the grassy plains that lead towards the Urals.

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Day 13 Irkutsk

Irkutsk

Today is the crossing into Europe - the train forges a passage through the Ural Mountains, before emerging into the agricultural lands and gentle countryside of the West.

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Day 14 Moscow

Irkutsk , Moscow

Arriving into Moscow this afternoon you are met by your private driver and guide who will take you to your hotel accommodation at the heart of the city. The rest of your evening is at leisure.

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Day 15 Moscow

Moscow

This morning you take a walking tour of the beautiful Kremlin Complex, including a visit to the Armoury, home to a small but exquisite collection of Faberge Eggs. The rest of your day is at leisure in the city to allow you some time to explore under your own steam. We will give you some some suggestions for your time.

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Day 16 International return flight

Moscow , International return flight

Your morning is at leisure before you meet with your private driver and guide and transfer on to the airport. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

Audley Travel specialist Matt
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