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A private Trans-Siberian journey — Beijing to Moscow

18 days from £7,400pp

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Tour highlights

  • Explore Beijing's highlights, including the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Square.

  • Witness Mongolian nomadic life and enjoy a traditional Mongolian music performance.

  • Cross the vast expanses of Siberia.

  • Soak up the scenery of Lake Baikal.

  • Visit the Kremlin and learn about Moscow's history on a guided evening tour of the city.

18 days from £7,400pp

Price includes:

  • Scheduled international flights
  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodation
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Travel that's shaped around you

We know that travel has the most meaning when it's created individually for you. Our specialists will only start designing your trip once they understand exactly what you want it to be. So, consider this idea simply as inspiration for your own experience.

Itinerary idea in detail

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

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

  • Arrive in Beijing today where you'll be greeted on arrival and taken to your hotel. After some time to rest and recover from your flight take a tour of some of Beijing's most stunning sights — the Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Square.

  • Today is your chance to experience the magnificent Great Wall of China. Your day finishes with a feast featuring the famous Peking Duck.

  • Visit the Forbidden City today for a great insight into the lives of the Chinese emperors. In the evening your rail journey will begin — depart from Beijing and head toward the Gobi Desert.

  • After crossing the Chinese-Mongolian border continue toward the great green steppes of Mongolia by your private train.

  • Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and explore some of the city's highlights today. Finish your day with a traditional Mongolian music performance.

  • Today you will visit the Buddhist Gandan Monastery and enjoy more of the local scenery.

  • Join the main route of the Trans-Siberian Railroad in Ulan-Ude and continue across the valley of Selenga.

  • Today is your opportunity to take a dip in the world's largest freshwater lake — Lake Baikal — or simply enjoy the spectacular scenery.

  • Leave the train for the day and check into a hotel in Irkutsk where you'll enjoy a tour of the "Paris of Siberia".

  • A day spent onboard the train whilst crossing eastern Siberia.

  • Explore Novosibirsk today — Siberia's largest city.

  • You'll stop in Ekaterinburg today for a chance to learn about the tragic fate of the last Russian emperors.

  • Arrive in Kazan and explore this historic city.

  • On arrival in Moscow check into your hotel. You'll visit the beautiful Kremlin later on and finish the day with an evening tour of the city.

  • Explore more of Moscow's iconic sights today and bid your journey farewell before leaving for the station for your train to St. Petersburg. On arrival you are transferred to your hotel.

  • Make your way to the Hermitage and explore at your leisure. Later, see the sights of the city on foot.

  • Transfer to the airport for your return flight. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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Contact a China specialist

The specialist who designs your trip to China will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip.

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When to go

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Ulaanbaatar
 
Ulan-Ude
 
Irkutsk
 
Ekaterinburg
 
Kazan
 
Moscow
 
St. Petersburg
 

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