Trans-Mongolian Experience

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Departs from
St Petersburg
Ger, Homestay, Hotel, Overnight sleeper train
Group Size
Maximum of 12 travellers per group
Boat, Bus, Metro, Minibus, Overnight sleeper train, Private minibus, Train


Lose yourself in the lavish architecture of St Petersburg, Explore the cute cottages and crumbling cathedrals of Suzdal, Stop in and see Lenin in his Moscow mausoleum, Unwind and watch the world go by aboard the Trans-Siberian Railway, Savour Siberian hospitality on a Lake Baikal homestay, Journey across the vast grasslands of Mongolia, Stand atop the greatest wall of all in China, Wander through the immense no longer Forbidden City, Meet a whirlwind of activity in busy Beijing

Tour description provided by Intrepid

Come along on an awe-inspiring adventure traversing three great nations - Russia, Mongolia and China. From the opulence of Moscow and St Petersburg to the grace of imperial Beijing, travel along the most famous railway in the world through the heartland of Siberia and the vast grassy steppe of Mongolia - this trip showcases rail travel at its finest.


Days 1-3 St Petersburg
Simply bursting with intriguing sights and culture, get ready to be wowed by St Petersburg - it's opulent, sophisticated, historic and drop-dead gorgeous.
Day 4 Suzdal
Crumbling churches and charming wooden cottages line the narrow streets of Suzdal, one of the fascinating towns which make up Russia’s historic Golden Ring.
Days 5-6 Moscow
Whether it's awe-inspiring history, iconic architecture, edgy creative centres or stylish bars and cafes, Moscow delivers on so many levels with a surprise around every corner.
Days 7-10 Moscow/Trans-Siberian Railway
Beneath its modern veneer - a sign of Russia's recent embrace of capitalism - Moscow is a fascinating, historic city with a wealth of sights to explore.
Days 11-12 Lake Baikal
The long rail journey comes to an end in the charming Siberian city of Irkutsk - gateway to Lake Baikal. Completely surrounded by mountains and tree-covered shores, beautiful Lake Baikal is the world's oldest and deepest lake, holding over 20% of the world's fresh water.
Days 13-14 Irkutsk/Trans-Mongolian Railway
Once a boom town of exiles and gold merchants, Irkutsk is still one of Siberia's most interesting cities with some of the sophisticated atmosphere it once offered. The epic Trans-Mongolian Railway travels from Moscow to Beijing, passing through the breathtaking wilds of Mongolia and is undoubtedly a trip of a lifetime.
Days 15-18 Ulaanbaatar/Ger Camp
This surprising city combines tradition with modern day in a Soviet-style framework. Ulaanbaatar may look grey, but the city's inherent spirit and its colourful people make this a city to remember. With its rolling meadows, forested hills and imposing rock formations, a ger camp in Terelj National Park is the perfect place to take in Mongolia's natural beauty.
Days 19-21 Beijing
Beijing has a long and colourful history and this rapidly modernising city is an amazing whirl of ancient sites, modern buildings, bicycles, people, shops and eateries.