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.
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.
Tour Start Dates
2014 - 18 Days
Feburary 11, 25
2014 - 19 Days
February 10, 24
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.
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
Prices here are for guidance only. Formal prices will be provided when we provide a formal invoice.