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Route: - Moscow - Irkutsk - Listvyanka village - Ulaanbaatar - Beijing - Trans-Siberian RR - Trans-Mongolian RR
Code:RWR-009

Duration:9 nights (min)+

Date:Flexible

Difficulty:Not applicable
Cost:1 700 USD
express train
standard srvs
1st class wagon
2-berth cabin
per person

1 350 USD
express train
standard srvs
2nd class wagon
4-berth cabin
per person


Listed prices are tentative. Train fares fluctuate daily

Drinking tea on the train

Local merchants selling goods during the stop

Feature tour  Custom: Russia-Mongolia-China RR (4 stops)

Trans-Sib

  • BY PUBLIC TRAINS:

    Traveling by public trains is fun. You can travel any time. You have a decent choice to meet your budget and comfort preferences. You will meet real people, socialize, and experience culture first hand. Public trains, wagons & cabins vary in classes, service quality and cost. NOTE that the prices you see on your left are for travel by "express" trains in cabins with standard services (no meals). If you wish to travel in different class or make more stops, please inquire.

  • HIGHLIGHTS:

    This trip covers 3 countries. Travelers start in Moscow or Beijing and make stops in Irkutsk and Ulaanbaatar cities. During the trip, you will experience several major geographical and cultural parts of Eurasia: the European Russia, Ural Mountains, Siberia, Mongolia, and China. We recommend to stay at least 1 night in each city. The images of booming capitals, clean waters and mountains of Lake Baikal, sand dunes of Gobi desert are impressive. Moscow offers great sightseeing and cultural experience. Check Diamond Fund of Russia in Moscow, Moscow Circus, Bolshoi Theater, Tretyakov Gallery, take a day tour into the country to see Russias Golden Ring towns, or take a speed train to St. Petersburg for a day or two. The stop at Irkutsk city will give you a break from a long train ride, but most important, it will show you that Siberia is not just about cold and exile. Irkutsk city is one of the oldest cities in Siberia with great history and cultural presence. We recommend staying at least 2 nights in Irkutsk. The closest lake point from the city is Listvyanka village (70km). Spending a night in Listvyanka is a great way to experience the Lake and Siberia's countryside. In Ulaanbaatar city, check the city, souvenir markets and Mongolian countryside. Take a day tour to Terelj National Park, or stay there overnight in Mongolian Ger (Yurt) camp. Beijing speaks for itself. It really depends what you like to do starting from Forbidden City to the Great Wall, and more. Along with daily tours and activities, we can also help you with accommodations, visa services, transfers, and flights (see "related tours" below)

  • EASTBOUND ITINERARY (MOSCOW -> BEIJING)

    Leg #1: Moscow < - > Irkutsk
    Distance: ~ 5150km / 3200mi
    Departure: 1-3 trains per day, early and late PM
    Travel time: 4 days/3 nights; ~70-80 hours
    Arrival: mornings & afternoons

    Leg #2: Irkutsk -> Ulaanbaatar
    Distance: ~ 1100km / 695mi
    Departure: 1-2 trains per day, early AM and late PM
    (first class seats available on Sat, Sun, Mon only)
    Travel time: 25-35 hours depending on the train
    Arrival: early AM

    Leg #3: Ulaanbaatar -> Beijing
    Distance: ~ 1350km / 850mi
    Departure (year around): 1 train per week on Thu ~8AM
    Departure (summers): 2 trains per week on Thu & Sat ~8AM
    Travel time: 2 days / 1 night; ~ 30 hours
    Arrival: ~ 15:30PM

  • WESTBOUND ITINERARY (BEIJING -> MOSCOW)

    Leg #1: Beijing ->Ulaanbaatar
    Distance: ~ 1350km / 850mi
    Departure (year around): 2 trains per week on Tue & Wed ~8AM
    Departure (summers): 3 trains per week on Mon, Tue & Wed ~8AM
    Travel time: 2 days / 1 night; ~ 30 hours
    Arrival: ~ 14:00PM

    Leg #2: Ulaanbaatar -> Irkutsk
    Distance: ~ 1100km / 695mi
    Departure: 1-2 trains per day, early and late PM
    (first class seats available on Tue and Fri only)
    Travel time: 25-35 hours depending on the train
    Arrival: early AM and afternoon

    Leg #3: Irkutsk -> Moscow
    Distance: ~ 5150km / 3220mi
    Departures: 1-3 trains per day, afternoons and late PM
    Travel time: 5-6 days / 4-5 nights; ~ 75 - 90 hours
    Arrival: early AM and late afternoons

    Included:
    -Train Fares, express train, standard srvs (no meals), one way;
    -Bedding for 1st class passengers;
    -Train tickets delivery upon arrival in each city;
    -Sokol Orientation Guide;

    Not included:
    -Accommodations;
    -Visa fees Russian/Chinese/Mongolian (when applicable);
    -Tours/excursions;
    -Snacks/Meals/Drinks;
    -Train Bedding fees (2nd & 3rd class);
    -Departure/Transit Transfers;
    -Travel/Health Insurance;
    -Fees for over sized/weight luggage;
    -Russian Visa Registration fee;

    Special tour-related note:
    Public Trains, Wagons, Cabins
    Travelers Impressions
    Trans-Siberia-Mongolia Photo Essay
    Moscow-Vladivostok: virtual journey on Google Maps

    Related Tours:
    Beijing the City
    Custom: Classic Trans-Siberian RR (10 stops)
    Custom: Classic Trans-Siberian RR (3 stops)
    Custom: Classic Trans-Siberian RR (5 stops)
    Custom: Russia-Mongolia-China RR (3 stops)
    Custom: Russia-Mongolia-China RR (7 stops)
    Deluxe: Trans-Mongolian Express (14-16 days)
    Irkutsk the City
    Moscow the City
    Ulaanbaatar the City

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