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From bustling Beijing 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 and spend nights in a Mongolian ger and a cozy Russian guesthouse. 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.

Is this trip for me?

  • Departs/Ends: Beijing to Saint-Petersburg
  • Travel style: Rail
  • Physical rating: 2
  • Age requirements: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
  • Trip type: Max 16, avg 12

What you get

  • Accomodation: Hotels/guesthouses (11 nts), sleeper trains (5 nts), Mongolian ger (2 nts).
  • Transport: Train, private bus, metro, walking.
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • Team leader: CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.


The international flight to and from start and finish city is not included in the tour price.

Ride the rails through Mongolia’s grassy steppe and Siberia’s taiga forests, stay in a local village on Lake Baikal, admire the grand structure of Moscow’s Kremlin and Red Square, marvel at the rich art collection in the Hermitage Museum

Map & Itinerary
Day 1 Beijing
Arrive at any time. Want to experience more time in Beijing? Book the Beijing Express, a three-day pre-tour package. Speak to your Global Connection Officer or travel agent to book.
Day 2 Beijing/Ulaanbaatar
Ride the rails through China and into Mongolia. Watch as the landscape changes and make friends with neighbours.
Day 3 Ulaanbaatar
Arrive to Ulaanbaatar and start exploring. Choose to take in a local cultural show or enjoy real Mongolian barbecue.
Day 4 Ulaanbaatar/Gorkhi Terelj National Park
Enjoy an included city tour with a local guide to learn more about the rich history and culture of Mongolia. Later, leave the metropolis and travel into Mongolia's Terelj National Park. Enjoy a night in a traditional ger camp. Meals included: dinner
Day 5 Gorkhi Terelj National Park
Spend the night in a ger camp learning about traditional life. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 6 Gorkhi Terelj National Park/Irkutsk
Head back to Ulaanbaatar for a few hours before boarding the train to Siberia. Meals included: breakfast
Day 7 Irkutsk/Listvyanka
Travel to Listvyanka on the shores of Lake Baikal. Opt to visit Baikal Limnological Museum, enjoy a 'banya' (Russian sauna) or take a boat ride on the lake. Meals included: dinner
Day 8 Listvyanka
Spend a full day exploring the surrounding countryside of Lake Baikal.
Day 9 Listvyanka/Irkutsk
Head back to Irkutsk for an included city tour of one of the most beautiful cities in Siberia. Take some time to shop like the locals at the Central Market to stay well-fed on the voyage. Meals included: breakfast
Day 10 Irkutsk/Yekaterinburg
Continue on from Irkutsk to Yekaterinburg. Drink with locals in the dining car, buy homemade food on the platform from "babushkas" (Russian grandmothers), read, relax, play cards, meet your fellow passengers, watch the taiga forests go by — this is what the experience is all about!
Day 11 Irkutsk/Yekaterinburg
Continue on and arrive to the soviet-style city in the Ural Mountain region.
Day 12 Yekaterinburg
Enjoy a guided tour of Yekaterinburg, including the Church of All Saints on Spilled Blood and the Black Tulip monument. Meals included: breakfast
Day 13 Yekaterinburg/Moscow
Cross from Asia to Europe on this 24hr train from Yekaterinburg to Moscow. Meals included: breakfast
Day 14 Yekaterinburg/Moscow
Arrive to Moscow and start exploring. Take an orientation walk of the metro then opt for a Moskva River boat trip or a visit to Lenin's Mausoleum, the Tretiakov Gallery or St Basil's Cathedral.
Day 15 Moscow
Enjoy a guided Kremlin and Armoury tour before free time to explore.
Day 16 Moscow
Enjoy one last day with free time to explore the many museums, art galleries, or theatres that Moscow has to offer.
Day 17 Moscow/Saint-Petersburg
Take an early morning transfer to the train station and board a high speed train to St. Petersburg. Get oriented with the city before enjoying some free time to explore.
Day 18 Saint-Petersburg
Visit the Hermitage Museum with free time to continue exploring the "Venice of Russia." Meals included: breakfast
Day 19 Saint-Petersburg
Depart at any time. Meals included: breakfast
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Dates & Prices
All years
Apr 13
13 Apr 2020 01 May 2020
19 days
7+ left
36370 SEK
  • Departs from Beijing
  • Ends in Saint-Petersburg
Price per person 36370 SEK
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Apr 20
20 Apr 2020 08 May 2020
19 days
7+ left
36370 SEK
  • Departs from Beijing
  • Ends in Saint-Petersburg
Price per person 36370 SEK
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Apr 27
27 Apr 2020 15 May 2020
19 days
7+ left
36370 SEK
  • Departs from Beijing
  • Ends in Saint-Petersburg
Price per person 36370 SEK
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