Trans-Mongolian Classic
St.Petersburg to Beijing

The Trans-Mongolian put Mongolia on the map – literally. Mongolia had thrown off Chinese rule in 1924, and once the fighting had died down the USSR made building a railway to Urga – now renamed Ulaanbaatar, “Red Hero” – a top priority in the first of its famous Five Year Plans. Even if you don’t stop (as you don’t, on this itinerary – but you can on others!) you still see some astonishing landscapes as you go thundering… well, alright, it’s nearer to “trundling”… through the Southern Gobi en route to Beijing.

Starting your trip in St. Petersburg gives you the opportunity to see the contrast between the imperial splendour and the soviet simplicity that existed both then and now.

We also offer the non-stop trip starting in Moscow or Beijing. Please ask for details.

Your Itinerary: St.Petersburg to Beijing

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

A full day to continue your sightseeing. Evening transfer to Yaroslavsky Station where you will board the Beijing bound train.

Day 7-11 - On board The Trans-Sib

The train makes several unscheduled stops, allowing you only time to grab stocks for your larder and drinks cabinet.

Day 12 - Arrival in Beijing

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

The above description is just a brief outline of the journey. To see a detailed account of our trip and find out essential trip information, we recommend you download the trip itinerary.

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

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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 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.

Tour Dates: St. Petersburg to Beijing

2018 – 12 Days

January 04, 11, 18, 25
February 01, 08, 15, 22
March 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
April 05, 12, 19, 26
May 03, 10, 17, 24, 31
June 07, 14, 21, 28
July 05, 12, 19, 26
August 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
September 06, 13, 20, 27
October 04, 11, 18, 25
November 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
December 06, 13, 20, 27
December 04, 11, 18, 25

Trip Price Guide 2018: St.Petersburg to Beijing





Full On

12 days full on £1615 £1300 £1290
Extra night St. Petersburg from £65 £35 £35
Extra night Moscow midweek £80 £45 £45
Extra night Moscow weekend £60 £40 £40
2-berth upgrade St. Petersburg-Moscow £75 £75 £75
2-berth upgrade Moscow-Beijing £415 £415 £415
Seasonal Supplement May-Sept £60 £60 £60

No Frills

12 days no frills £1395 £1190 £1145
Extra night St. Petersburg from: £35 £25 £25
Extra night Moscow from: £40 £40 £40
2-berth upgrade St. Petersburg-Moscow £75 £75 £75
2-berth upgrade Moscow-Beijing £415 £415 £415
Seasonal Supplement May-Sept £60 £60 £60

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