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A private Trans-Siberian journey - Beijing to Moscow

18 days from £7,760pp

What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary 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.

Price includes

Scheduled international flights
In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Beijing
  • Ulaan Baatar
  • Ulan Ude
  • Irkutsk
  • Novosibirsk
  • Ekaterinburg
  • Kazan
  • Moscow
  • St Petersburg

Itinerary idea in detail

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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


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 the Tiananmen Square.

Day 3 Beijing


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

Day 4 On-board train (Beijing)

On-board train

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 towards the Gobi Desert.

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Day 5 On-board train (Beijing)

On-board train

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

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Day 6 Ulaan Baatar

Ulaan Baatar

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

Day 7 Ulaan Baatar

Ulaan Baatar

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

Day 8 On-board train (Ulan Ude)

Ulan Ude , On-board train

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

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Day 9 On-board train (Irkutsk)

Irkutsk , On-board train

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

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Day 10 Irkutsk


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

Day 11 On-board train (Irkutsk)

Irkutsk , On-board train

A day spent onboard the train whilst crossing Eastern Siberia.

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Day 12 On-board train (Novosibirsk)

Novosibirsk , On-board train

Explore Novosibirsk today - Siberia's largest city.

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Day 13 On-board train (Ekaterinburg)

Ekaterinburg , On-board train

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

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Day 14 On-board train (Kazan)

Kazan , On-board train

Arrive in Kazan and explore this historic city.

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Day 15 Moscow


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.

Day 16 St Petersburg

Moscow , St Petersburg

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.

Day 17 St Petersburg

St Petersburg

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

Day 18 International return flight

St Petersburg , International return flight

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

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Audley Travel specialist Rick

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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. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.

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Ulaan Baatar
Ulan Ude
St Petersburg