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Itinerary for Short Moscow-Beijing Trans-Siberian Tour

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To make sure you get tickets for the desired dates please book your trip at least 2.5 months in advance.

Cross Eurasia and experience Russia, Mongolia and China in one go via Trans-Siberian Railway! You will stop over for 2 days in Ulaanbatar (literally "Red Hero"). Cover 7826 km for 9 days/8 nights!

Experience Moscow - Russian capital, the biggest city in Europe. Enjoy spectacular view from the train while passing Baikal's shore in the morning. In Mongolia visit Terelj national park to meet nomads and overnight in a traditional Mongolian ger. In Beijing reveal secreats of Forbidden City and discover the only human structure seen from the space - the Great Wall of China!

  • Ulaanbaatar - capital of Mongolia and journey to Terelj National Park to meet nomads and experience ger camping
Options before the trip
  • Book hotel in Moscow
  • Book a city tour around Moscow
Day / Country

Day 1


  • In the afternoon or evening catch up train at Moscow Yaroslavsky Railway Station, departure to Ulaanbaatar

Day 2-5


Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk / Lake Baikal, Ulan-Ude
  • Enjoy landscape scenery from the train

Day 6 TUE


  • In the morning arrival in Ulaanbaatar
  • Drive to the Terelj National Park famous for its alpine scenery and granite rock formations. En route, stop by the Turtle rock
  • Arrive at ger camp in Terelj Valley. Enjoy a Mongolian BBQ (Khorkhog) lunch
  • Local explorations and horseriding (at request for extra charge)
  • Overnight in ger camp. Lunch and dinner included

Day 7


  • Breakfast and transfer back to Ulaanbaatar
  • Ulaanbaatar city tour: Sukhbaatar square, Gandan monastery, statue of Migjid Janraiseg, Zaisan memorial, history museum
  • Lunch
  • Free time
  • Overnight at hotel Edelweiss

Day 8


on the train
  • Breakfast and then transfer to the railway station to catch a train to Beijing

Day 9



  • Arrival in Beijing in the afternoon
  • This is end of the tour
Options after the train trip

Important! The itinerary is a PRELIMINARY one and it can be customized according to your request: you can add new stop over cities, choose trains, starting dates and stop's duration or connect it with journeys in North Korea, China, Mongolia, or South Korea.

The tour price covers:
The tour price doesn't cover:  
  • Train tickets from Moscow to Beijing in 2nd class (4 bed-sleeper)
  • Twin room shared accommodation at mentioned hotels (or same level hotels)
  • Guide and transportation service in Ulaanbaatar according to the itinerary
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Tickets from your residence country to Moscow and from Beijing to next destination
  • Transportation and guide in Beijing
  • Mongolian**, Russian and Chinese visa fees (vary depending on your nationality). Please refer to our visa support service
  • Train meals
  • ev. single room supplement

**Since 25 June 2014 Mongolian visa is not needed for citizens of 42 countries

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