From the Great Wall of China to the Hermitage in St Petersburg, travel halfway around the world in three incredible weeks. Board one of the world’s great trains and ride the rails on this once-in-a-lifetime trip across the grassy steppes of Mongolia and through the taiga forests of Siberia. Share train carriages with locals, overnight in Mongolian ger tents and in a cozy Russian homestay. Not only does this trip provide the perfect blend of comfortable accommodations and plenty of activities, but also free time to explore this fascinating region at your own pace.
Great Wall entrance (Beijing). Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City guided tour. Ulaanbaatar guided city tour including Gandan Monastery and Bogd Khan Palace. Overnight in Mongolian ger camp. Trans Mongolian Railway. Irkutsk city tour. Lake Baikal stay (Listvyanka). Trans Siberian Railway. Ekaterinburg walking tour. Trans Ural Railway. Red Square visit and Moscow metro orientation tour. Kremlin and Armoury guided tour. St Petersburg walking tour. Hermitage Museum entrance. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners. (Allow USD400-475 for meals not included)
Hotels/guesthouses (11 nts), homestay (1 nt), sleeper trains (7 nts), Mongolian ger (1 nt).
Train, private bus, metro, walking
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12