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Trans-Mongolian Adventure

16 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Moscow
Arrive at any time. Want to experience St Petersburg? Book the St Petersburg Express, a four-day pre-tour package. Speak to your Global Connection Officer or travel agent to book.

Day 2 Moscow
Enjoy free time to explore Moscow's numerous museums and galleries, the Kremlin, or Lenin's Mausoleum.

Days 3-5 Moscow
Board the train and start one of the world's most famous rail routes. Journey 88 hours across the Ural Mountains and through the wilds of the Siberian taiga forests. Arrive in the evening on Day 6.

Day 4 Trans-Siberian Railway
Continue on your journey and soak in the amazing landscapes. Share laughs and drinks with fellow passengers— Russians and foreigners alike.

Day 5 Trans-Siberian Railway
Continue on your journey and soak in the amazing landscapes. Share laughs and drinks with fellow passengers— Russians and foreigners alike.

Day 6 Trans-Siberian Railway
Continue on your journey and soak in the amazing landscapes. Share laughs and drinks with fellow passengers— Russians and foreigners alike.

Day 7 Irkutsk/Listvyanka 
Arrive into Irkutsk in the morning. Drive to the village of Listvyanka and enjoy a guesthouse on the shore of Lake Baikal. Opt to try a banya (Russian sauna), go on a boat trip on the lake, or take an invigorating swim. Enjoy incredible local meals prepared by your host. (1D)

Day 8 Listvyanka/Ulaanbaatar 
Enjoy a guided tour of Irkutsk before 2 nights on the train to Ulaanbaatar. (1B)

Day 9 Listvyanka/Ulaanbaatar
Cross the border into Mongolia and watch the scenery change from dense forests to grassland.

Day 10 Ulaanbaatar
Arrive in Mongolia and spend some time getting to know the capital city.

Day 11 Ulaanbaatar/Gorkhi Terelj National Park 
Drive to nearby Terelj National Park to stay in a traditional ger (yurt). Options to hike, or try traditional archery. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 12 Gorkhi Terelj National Park/Ulaanbaatar 
Head back to Ulaanbaatar with a free day to explore the capital. Opt to visit the local Chinggis Brewery, watch a cultural show with Mongolian throat singing, or visit the Gandan Monastery for a taste of Tibetan Buddhism. (1B)

Day 13 Ulaanbaatar/Beijing 
Board the train for the final 30 hr train ride. At the border, the train changes wheels to match the different gauge. Opt to stay on the train and watch. (1B)

Day 14 Ulaanbaatar/Beijing
Arrive in Beijing and start exploring this buzzing capital of China. Opt to visit the Forbidden City or Tiananmen Square.

Day 15 Beijing
Enjoy an included visit to the Great Wall and walk along the Mutianyu section.

Day 16 Beijing
Depart at any time.
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All This Included
Incredible doesn't begin to describe this railway journey from Russia to China. Beginning in Moscow, your trip on the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway will take you across the steppe to experience secluded Mongolia's colourful culture. Disembark and spend a night in a ger before continuing on to the palaces of Beijing. An experienced CEO will lead the way and take care of the details so you’re free to enjoy one of the world's greatest train rides. Whether on board or off, this will be 16 days to remember for the rest of your life.
  • Local Living: Traditional Ger Stay, Gorkhi Terelj National Park
  • Trans-Siberian Railway
  • Trans-Mongolian Railway
  • Irkutsk city tour
  • Great Wall entrance (Beijing)
  • Local meal suggestions and language and border-crossing support throughout
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Simple guesthouses/hotels (7 nts), sleeper trains (7 nts), Mongolian ger (1 nt).
  • 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners.
  • Transportation: Train, private bus, taxi, metro, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Highlights
  • Journey by train across the steppe
  • Dine on Lake Baikal's fish
  • Admire Red Square and Chinese temples
  • Spend the night in a traditional Mongolian ger
  • Wander Beijing's hutongs.
Accommodations
Simple guesthouses/hotels (7 nts)
Sleeper trains (7 nts)
Mongolian ger (1 nt)
Notes
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12.
  • Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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