The Big Trans-Siberian
St.Petersburg to Beijing

This is a popular trip - for some good reasons! It combines the two en-route stops you absolutely shouldn’t miss (Lake Baikal & Mongolia) It’s bursting with rich content all along the way!


Your Itinerary Overview

DAY 1 - Arrival in St. Petersburg

Arrival in St. Petersburg. Your driver will meet on arrival and transfer you by private car to the hotel.

DAY 2 - Around St. Petersburg

After breakfast one of our local experts will meet you at your hotel in the lobby for a three hour walking and familiarisation tour. The rest of the day is your own.

DAY 3 - Departing St. Petersburg

A full day for you to pack in the best of the rest. Own transfer this evening to Moskovsky Station where you will board the Moscow bound train.

DAY 4 - Arrival in Moscow

We transfer you by private car directly to your hotel. This morning there's a three hour walking and familiarisation tour, to introduce the city (and its public transport system) and to get your sightseeing off to a flying start. The rest of the day's your own.

DAY 5 - Explore Moscow

Free time to explore Moscow independently.

DAY 6 - Departing Moscow

Transfer to Yaroslavsky Station where you will board the Irkutsk bound train.

DAY 7-9 On board

Travelling through Kazan and Ekaterinburg.

DAY 10 - Arrival in Irkutsk

Arrival in Irkutsk, transfer to Listvyanka Village on the shore of Lake Baikal.

DAY 11 - Choose one activity from the list

It’s all included in the trip price.

  • (A) Siberian trek
  • (B) Circum Baikal picnic
  • (C) Taltsy wooden museum
  • (D) Snowmobile trip
  • (E) Siberian Dog sledding
  • (F) Do your own thing

DAY 12 - Return to Irkutsk

Transfer back to the city of Irkutsk, free time to explore the city.

DAY 13 - Departing Irkutsk

Early morning transfer to the station where you will board the Ulaanbaatar bound train.

DAY 14 - Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

Early morning arrival in Ulaanbaatar. Transfer from the station, shower and breakfast. Depart for city tour to include the Gandan Monastery ceremony. Tour ends city centre. Transfer to Elstei Ger Lodge.

DAY 15 - Elstei Ger Lodge

Free time at Elstei Ger Lodge. Throughout the day you will have the opportunity to partake in optional activities.

DAY 16 - Return to Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast transfer back to Ulaanbaatar and check into the Bayangol Hotel. The balance of the day is your own to explore this city of contrasts. Culture, shopping, food? This capital city won’t disappoint.

DAY 17 - Departing Ulaanbaatar

Early morning transfer to the station where you will board the Beijing bound train.

DAY 18 – Arrival in Beijing

Arriving into Beijing Central Station at the end of your Trans-Siberian journey.

We can also start the tour in Moscow or Beijing if required.

Download Full Tour Itinerary


Tour Start Dates

2014 - 18 Days

Feburary 11,  25
March  11,  25
April  08,  22
May 06,  20, 27
June 03, 10, 17, 24
July 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
August 05, 12, 19, 26
September  09, 16, 23, 30
October 07, 14, 21, 28
November 04, 11, 18, 25
December 02, 09, 16, 23, 30

2014 - 19 Days

February  10,  24
March  10,  24, 
April 07, 21, 
May 05,  19, 26
June 09, 16, 23, 30
July 07, 14, 21, 28
August 04, 11, 18, 25
September 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
October  06, 13, 20, 27
November 03, 10, 17, 24
December 01, 08, 15, 22, 29


Extras

The journey you have chosen has some “extras” that are necessary and then “extras" that will enhance your trip. We cannot re-iterate too much that at Russia Experience we pride ourselves on making the trip you have chosen the best it can be – so if we don’t mention something you want, ask us and we’ll try our best to make it happen! In return, we try to inform you about any great “extras” along the way, so that you have the chance to try them if you want! Visas are a necessary extra and needed for all the countries you travel through and the current costs and what is needed can be found under Visas.

Upgrading to 2- berth compartment

Upgrading to 2- berth compartment on the train is also an option, you will see under Prices. This service is becoming more popular every year and not helped by the train operators only confirming this request 30 days or less prior to your departure. We have however devised a workaround for this that’s proving very reliable. We request a 2-berth at the time of booking but if this comes back not possible we block out a 4-berth compartment for 2 person occupancy. The standard of these cabins remains the same, and you get the extra space and privacy one way or the other.

City day trip options

We offer a range of unique day trip options in and from St.Petersburg and Moscow which we recommend you pre-book prior to departure to avoid disappointment. We cannot guarantee tWe offer a range of unique day trip options which we recommend you pre-book prior to departure to avoid disappointment.
We cannot guarantee that you can book them locally as the specialist local guides may already be allocated to pre-booked clients.

Starting or ending in China

We have a range of services for passengers wanting to stay or continue their journey into China at the start or end of their journey. .


Trip Price Guide
 

1 person

2 people

3-9 people

Full On

     
18 days full on £2725 £2065 £1975
19 days full on £2830 £2130 £2040
Extra night St. Petersburg £90 £65 £65
Extra night Moscow midweek £120 £75 £75
Extra night Moscow weekend £90 £60 £60
2-berth upgrade
St. Petersburg-Moscow
£100 £100 £100
2-berth upgrade
Moscow-Beijing
£495 £495 £495

No Frills

     
18 days no frills £1650 £1395 £1345
19 days no frills £1670 £1415 £1365
Extra night St. Petersburg £55 £45 £45
Extra night Moscow midweek £95 £55 £55
Extra night Moscow weekend £70 £45 £45
2-berth upgrade
St. Petersburg-Moscow
£100 £100 £100
2-berth upgrade
Moscow-Beijing
£495 £495 £495


*Please note a seasonal supplement of £60 per person is applicable on all St. Petersburg "full on" trips between 01 MAY – 30 SEP inclusive.

 

*Please note a seasonal supplement of £30 per person is applicable on all St. Petersburg "no frills" trips between 01 MAY – 30 SEP inclusive.

Prices here are for guidance only. Formal prices will be provided when we provide a formal invoice.