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A private Trans-Siberian journey - Beijing to Moscow

17 days from $10,630pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

    Places visited:

  • Beijing
  • Ulaan Baatar
  • Ulan Ude
  • Irkutsk
  • Novosibirsk
  • Ekaterinburg
  • Kazan
  • Moscow
  • St Petersburg
  • 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.

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What our specialists say...

Experience one of the world's most epic rail journeys in comfort aboard the 210-passenger Tsars Gold Private Train. Starting in Beijing, you'll travel across Mongolia and the vast Siberian plains, stopping off on the way at various points of interest. The elegant train is equipped with a range of compartments to suit different budgets, as well as a restaurant car, shower wagons and some en suite compartments. You’ll head out on a variety of excursions in small groups, visiting Buddhist monasteries and historic Russian cities. Whilst on board, you can attend interesting lectures to learn more about Russian history.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Beijing
  • Ulaan Baatar
  • Ulan Ude
  • Irkutsk
  • Novosibirsk
  • Ekaterinburg
  • Kazan
  • Moscow
  • St Petersburg

Itinerary idea in detail

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Day 1 Beijing

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.

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Day 2 Beijing

Beijing

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

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Day 3 On-board train

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 4 On-board train

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 5 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.

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Day 6 Ulaan Baatar

Ulaan Baatar

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

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Day 7 On-board train

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 8 On-board train

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 9 Irkutsk

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".

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Day 10 On-board train

Irkutsk , On-board train

A day spent onboard the train whilst crossing Eastern Siberia.

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Day 11 On-board train

Novosibirsk , On-board train

Explore Novosibirsk today - Siberia's largest city.

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Day 12 On-board train

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 13 On-board train

Kazan , On-board train

Arrive in Kazan and explore this historic city.

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Day 14 Moscow

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.

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Day 15 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.

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Day 16 St Petersburg

St Petersburg

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

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Day 17 Return home

St Petersburg

Transfer to the airport for your return flight.

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Contact a 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. 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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