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G-Adventures: Trans Mongolian Adventure

Price: R 35,519.00

16 days, Moscow to Beijing train journey. Also suitable for Solo Travelers.

Incredible doesn't 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 Mongolia's 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 world's greatest train rides. Whether on board or off, this will be 16 days to remember for the rest of your life.

Price Details For This Small Group Train Journey

Selected departures in periods: Prices per person sharing from:
  • October 2019
  • April - May 2020
R 35,519.00
  • Other departures available
  • Trip Type: Small Group (suitable for Solo Travel)
  • Trip Code: ARTM (Rail)


Small Group Railway Tour Itinerary

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Day 1Moscow

Arrive at any time. Want to experience St Petersburg? Book the St Petersburg Express, a four-day pre-tour package. Speak to your Global Connection Officer or travel agent to book.

Day 2Moscow

Enjoy free time to explore Moscow's numerous museums and galleries, the Kremlin, or Lenin's Mausoleum.

Day 3Moscow

Board the train and start one of the world's 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.

Day 4Trans-Siberian Railway

Continue on your journey and soak in the amazing landscapes. Share laughs and drinks with fellow passengers— Russians and foreigners alike.

Day 5Trans-Siberian Railway

Continue on your journey and soak in the amazing landscapes. Share laughs and drinks with fellow passengers— Russians and foreigners alike.

Day 6Trans-Siberian Railway

Continue on your journey and soak in the amazing landscapes. Share laughs and drinks with fellow passengers— Russians and foreigners alike.

Day 7Irkutsk/Listvyanka

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.

 Meals included: Dinner

Day 8Listvyanka/Ulaanbaatar

Enjoy a guided tour of Irkutsk before 2 nights on the train to Ulaanbaatar.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9Listvyanka/Ulaanbaatar

Cross the border into Mongolia and watch the scenery change from dense forests to grassland.

Day 10Ulaanbaatar

Arrive in Mongolia and spend some time getting to know the capital city.

Day 11Ulaanbaatar/Gorkhi Terelj National Park

Drive to nearby Terelj National Park to stay in a traditional ger (yurt). Options to hike, or try traditional archery.

Exclusive Inclusions: 

Local Living Traditional Ger Stay

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 12Gorkhi Terelj National Park/Ulaanbaatar

Head back to Ulaanbaatar with a free day to explore the capital. Opt to visit the local Chinggis Brewery, watch a cultural show with Mongolian throat singing, or visit the Gandan Monastery for a taste of Tibetan Buddhism.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13Ulaanbaatar/Beijing

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.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14Ulaanbaatar/Beijing

Arrive in Beijing and start exploring this buzzing capital of China. Opt to visit the Forbidden City or Tiananmen Square.

Day 15Beijing

Enjoy an included visit to the Great Wall and walk along the Mutianyu section.

Day 16Beijing

Depart at any time.

Validity Selected departures in October 2019, and between April - May 2020.
Currency NB. Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Tour Identifiers ARTM | Solo Travel
Inclusions • Local Living: Traditional Ger Stay, Gorkhi Terelj National Park
• Trans-Siberian Railway
• Trans-Mongolian Railway
• Irkutsk city tour
• Great Wall entrance (Beijing)
• Local meal suggestions and language and border-crossing support throughout
• All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
• Accommodations: Simple guesthouses/hotels (7 nts), sleeper trains (7 nts), Mongolian ger (1 nt).
• Meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners (allow USD420-550 for meals not included)
• Transportation: Train, private bus, taxi, metro, walking.
• Staff & experts: Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Exclusions • International flights and taxes.
• Allow USD420-550 for meals not included.
• Drinks and any items of a personal nature.
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