Rail: Trans-Mongolian Adventure (ARTM)

Countries Visited: China, Mongolia, Russian Federation
Trip Style: Rail-The best way to fully experience the world is by travelling through it. Rail tours bring you closer to amazing places via iconic and scenic rail routes
Service Level: Standard
  • Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences
  • Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character
  • Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience
  • All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
    Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
    Group Size: Max 16, avg 12.
    Meals Included: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
    Accommodations: Simple guesthouses/hotels (6 nts), homestay (1 nt), sleeper trains (7 nts), Mongolian ger (1 nt).

    Highlights
    Journey by train across the steppe, dine on Lake Baikals fish, admire Red Square and Chinese temples, spend the night in a traditional Mongolian ger, wander Beijings hutongs.

    Description
    Incredible doesnt 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 Mongolias 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 worlds greatest train rides. Whether on board or off, this will be 16 days to remember for the rest of your life.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Duration
    16 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1MoscowDay 1 Moscow
    There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Additional Notes: Want to explore more of Russias Add the "St Petersburg Express" to your adventure and spend three days getting to know the city with the guidance of a CEO. This nifty package includes arrival transfer, two nights accommodation in St Petersburg, a guided walking tour, entrance to the Hermitage, and wraps up with an overnight train ride to Moscow with free time before the next leg of your journey begins. Speak to your Global Connection Officer or travel agent to book. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2MoscowDay 2 Moscow
    Ride the metro and check out the beautiful stations, visit Red Square, the Kremlin, and St Basils, or line up to catch a glimpse of an embalmed dictator.
    Days 3-5MoscowDays 3-5 Moscow
    Board the train and start one of the worlds 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. Additional Notes: Please be advised that some of the train rides can be quite lengthy. We recommend bringing along books and games to play with your fellow travellers, as it will enhance the rail experience. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds)
    Day 4TransSiberian RailwayDay 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. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds)
    Day 5TransSiberian RailwayDay 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. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds)
    Day 6TransSiberian RailwayDay 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. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds)
    Day 7ListvyankaDay 7 Irkutsk/Listvyanka (1D)
    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. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
    Day 8UlaanbaatarDay 8 Listvyanka/Ulaanbaatar (1B)
    Explore Irkutsk before boarding the train for a 2-night journey that crosses the Russia/Mongolia border and continues to the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar. Additional Notes: A restaurant car is normally not provided on this train, so take the opportunity to visit Irkutsks sprawling central market to stock up on food and drinks for the ride. Dont worry, there are always kiosks on the platforms selling a variety of items from chocolate to instant mashed potatoes to vodka. Included Activities: Irkutsk Guided City Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s)) Basic overnight train (beds) (33.00 hour(s))
    Day 9UlaanbaatarDay 9 Listvyanka/Ulaanbaatar
    These train rides are relaxation days built right into the itinerary. Stare out the window, explore the train, jump out at stations to see whats going on, or just read and play cards. The journey is what you make of it. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Russia - Mongolia) Transport: Basic overnight train (beds)
    Day 10UlaanbaatarDay 10 Ulaanbaatar
    Arrive in Mongolia and spend some time getting to know the capital city.
    Day 11Gorkhi Terelj National ParkDay 11 Ulaanbaatar/Gorkhi Terelj National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Drive to nearby Terelj National Park to stay in a traditional ger (yurt). Options to hike, or try traditional archery. Included Activities: Traditional Ger Stay
    Day 12UlaanbaatarDay 12 Gorkhi Terelj National Park/Ulaanbaatar (1B)
    This sleepy capital is an evolving city, showing many signs of its Soviet past contrasted with an increasing Chinese influence and a re-emergence of traditional Mongolia. Dont forget to sample some Mongolian barbecue straight from the source and try locally brewed beer from the Chinggis Brewery. Transport: Private Vehicle (40km)
    Day 13BeijingDay 13 Ulaanbaatar/Beijing (1B)
    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. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Mongolia - China) Transport: Train (30.00 hour(s))
    Day 14BeijingDay 14 Ulaanbaatar/Beijing
    Choose which sights to visit in this massive city- the Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, or the Lama Temple Monastery. Opt to get lost in Beijings hutongs- traditional alleys hiding a labyrinth of courtyard dwellings- or shop for bargains in one of the many markets. Transport: Arrive in the afternoon and head to the hotel. Train
    Day 15BeijingDay 15 Beijing
    Enjoy an included visit to the Great Wall and walk along the Mutianyu section. Included Activities: Great Wall Mutianyu Visit
    Day 16BeijingDay 16 Beijing
    Depart at any time.
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    04/07/2018$2,999.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 5; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    04/21/2018$2,999.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    04/28/2018$2,999.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    05/12/2018$2,999.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    05/19/2018$2,999.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 13; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    06/02/2018$3,299.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    06/16/2018$3,299.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    06/30/2018$3,299.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 14; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    07/14/2018$3,299.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 14; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    07/21/2018$3,299.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
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