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Classic Eurasian Experience - Beijing to Moscow

Our portfolio of Classic Eurasian experiences features two stops designed to manage your time aboard the Trans-Siberian more evenly.

This trip has a great selection of options for activities off the train whenever you choose to travel. In Ekaterinburg, visit the graves of the Romanov family, spend some time exploring the Soviet era capital Ulaanbaatar and then head to Mongolian countryside for a couple of days at the Elstei Ger Lodge. This is a winning combination.

Type: Small Group Tours
Duration: 13 days

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Day 1: Arrival in Beijing

On arrival in Beijing you make your own way to the hotel – any taxi driver will quickly find the address. The convenient location of the hotel allows you to get the most of this legendary Imperial city. The hotel, surrounded by major business centres and tourist attractions, is in the heart of the golden area of the capital and only minutes away from the Wangfujing Street, Tiannamen Square and the Forbidden City.

Day 2: Departing Beijing

Own transport to Beijing Central Station where you will board the Ulaanbaatar bound train.

Day 3: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

Afternoon arrival in Ulaanbaatar. Our driver and guide holding a meeting-board with your name on it will meet you at the platform. Check into the Bayangol 3★ Hotel. This is a great centrally located property and facilities include 5 restaurants, fitness centre, sauna and a minimarket. You will have a chance to freshen up before departing for your city tour.  The rest of the day is free to explore more of the city. You can visit the Gandan Monastery or the Choijin Lama museum.  It`s easy to buy some snack food for the train in one of the many supermarkets.  In the evening a wide range of restaurants are available to suit any pocket or maybe go to see a Folklore concert?

Day 4: Elstei Ger Lodge

After breakfast depart for Elstei Ger Lodge (55km) which includes a scheduled stop at the enormous monument to Genghis Khan along the way. It may be not quite traditional in style (since it’s made of stainless steel) but it’s an astounding edifice and a testament to Genghis’s role in Mongolian culture. Taking the elevator to the top of this 10-metre high monument you visit the exhibition hall from where you will have an excellent panoramic view over the complex area and the scenery beyond.  On arrival to Elstei you will be served lunch, and then time to enjoy your surroundings. ​With no specific activities planned you can choose to chill out, read, go walking on the Steppe, or (for a small payment made directly to the local staff) you can go horse riding with local nomad horsemen. (May-Sept). Elstei staff will also offer Mongolian archery, ankle bone games, and the opportunity to visit a nomad family nearby. A relaxing evening in the bar after supper where you can chat with the local guides and other travellers. The sunset is also worth watching, as it’s called the land of the endless skies for a good reason. 

Day 5: Departing Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast transfer back to Ulaanbaatar. Transfer to the station where you will board the Ekaterinburg bound train.

Breakfast

Day 6: DAY 06 –07: On board The Trans-Siberian

The dining car is the heart of social life on the train. It functions as a bar, lounge, and take-out snack store, as well as a café serving reasonably-priced meals. It is a great place to meet fellow travellers and locals alike, to share experiences of your journey and a few drinks, which no doubt will include some Vodka – and maybe smoked salmon and caviar too!

Day 8: Arrival in Ekaterinburg

Arrive in Ekaterinburg where our driver will meet you at the platform, holding a meeting-board with your name on it. Transfer to the Chekhov 3★ Hotel, which is centrally located. There’s a walking tour around the well known and less obvious attractions of Ekaterinburg, with a local expert guide. You’ll visit the historical centre of the city, including the scene of the assassination of the Romanov Royal Family, on which a Cathedral now stands to mark the event. You’ll also see something of Ekaterinburg’s involvement in Russia’s military history. The last half-hour will be spent at The Museum of Gems. The tour ends in the down-town area (we make sure you know the way back!), free afternoon to explore the city independently.

Day 9: Your choice of Ekaterinburg activities

Please make a choice of one of the day trip options, it is all included in the price.

(A) Romanov Graves & Europe Asia Border

(B) Siberian countryside and historic village

(C) Hiking in the Urals

(D) Walk in the Urals Forest

(E) Skiing

(F) Ice-fishing

(G) Siberian Husky dog sledding (min 2 persons for Husky dog sledding)

Day 10: Departing Ekaterinburg

Early morning transfer to the station where you will board the Moscow bound train.

Day 11: Arrival in Moscow

Arrival in Moscow. Your driver will meet you at the platform and you will travel by private car to the Panorama 3★ Hotel. (We can obtain rates for superior hotels, ask a member of the reservations team for details.) One of our local expert staff will meet you at the hotel around noon to take you on a three-hour walking tour round the highlights – you’ll use public transport around the centre to avoid the traffic jams and get the hang of the system for when you come to use it independently. Our staffers are full of ideas for this walk but are flexible about other ideas if you have your own. Your walk ends in the city centre mid-afternoon. The rest of the day’s your own. Your complimentary InfoPack is full of ideas for getting the most out of your free time.

Day 12: Explore Moscow

This morning you can continue sightseeing. The Lenin Mausoleum is only open in the mornings, and getting there early (it’s in Red Square) helps beat the queues. If you haven’t pre-booked any of our city excursions the rest of the day is your own to explore further. Some of our top suggestions (please check opening times/days before setting off) would include visiting the Moscow Kremlin, the Tretyakov Gallery, the Pushkin Fine Arts Museum, or a boat trip along the Mosvka River.

Day 13: End of Trans-Siberian journey

Check out of your room by 12 noon today. Own transport to the airport or station on departure.

What's included

Full On No Frills

Train

  • 4-berth rail for completejourney (pre-assigned berths)
  • option to upgrade to 2-berth

Beijing

  • 1 night 4* hotel

Ulaanbaatar

  • all transportation
  • 1nights Elstei Ger Lodge, allmeals
  • 1 night 3* hotel, breakfast
  • City tour of Ulaanbaatar

Ekaterinburg

  • transfer on arrival to your hotel
  • 2 nights 3* hotel, breakfast
  • walking tour with local expert
  • excursion option
  • transfer to the station ondeparture

Moscow

  • transfer on arrival to your hotel
  • 2 nights 3* hotel, breakfast
  • 3 hour personalised walkingtour with local expert

Train

  • 4-berth rail for completejourney (pre-assigned berths)
  • option to upgrade to 2-berth

Beijing

  • 1 night 1* hotel

Ulaanbaatar – (city based stay)

  • transfer on arrival to your hotel
  • 2 nights 1* hotel, breakfast
  • transfer to the station ondeparture

Ekaterinburg

  • transfer on arrival to your hotel
  • 2 nights 1* hotel/hostel
  • transfer to the station ondeparture

Moscow

  • transfer on arrival to your hotel
  • 2 nights 1* hotel, breakfast

 


 

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2 people

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Extra night from Beijing $116 $58 $58
Extra night from Moscow midweek $103 $58 $58
Extra night from Moscow weekend $77 $52 $52
2-berth upgrades Beijing - Moscow $526 $526 $526

No Frills

Extra night from Beijing $65 $39 $39
Extra night from Moscow midweek $65 $52 $52
Extra night from Moscow weekend $52 $39 $39
2-berth upgrades Beijing - Moscow $526 $526 $526
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Extras

The journey you have chosen has some “extras” that are necessary and then “extras”  that will enhance your trip. We cannot re-iterate that we pride ourselves on making the trip you have chosen the best it can be – so if we don’t mention something you want, ask us and we’ll try our best to make it happen! In return, we try to inform you about any great “extras” along the way, so that you have the chance to try them if you want! Visas are a necessary extra and needed for all the countries you travel through. Current costs and relevant information can be found under Visas tab.

Upgrading to 2-berth compartment

Upgrading to 2-berth compartment on the train is also an option, you will see under Prices tab. This service becomes more popular every year and not  train operators do not help it confirming this request only 30 days or less prior to your departure. We have however devised a workaround that proved itself as a reliable one. We request a 2-berth at the time of booking but if this comes back not possible we block out a 4-berth compartment for 2 person occupancy. The standard of these cabins remains the same, and you get the extra space and privacy one way or the other.

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Visa

Russian visa support (Russian visa invitation letter) is included.

Sights included in program

Moscow : The Kremlin
The Moscow Kremlin, the beautiful and ancient ensemble stands high on the hill towering over the left bank of the Moskva river. The Kremlin has always been perceived as a symbol of power and might of the Russian state, the national idea expressed in stone. It is the oldest part of the city, its political, historic and cultural centre, and the seat of the country's highest bodies of power. The Kremlin contains unique specimens of Russian metal cas... Read more
Moscow : Red Square
The famous Red Square is located in the heart of Moscow. Of course, no trip to Russia would be complete without a visit to Red Square, perhaps Russia's most well known place, and possibly the most famous city square in the world. It is Russia’s most recognizable landmark and is usually tourists first stop in Moscow. It is surrounded by Saint Basil’s Cathedral, the State History Museum, Lenin’s Mausoleum and the Kremlin. Visitors... Read more
The Bolshoi Theatre is a symbol of Russia for all time. It is one of the leading ballet and opera companies in the world. It was awarded this honor due to the major contribution it made to the history of the Russian performing arts. This history is on-going and today Bolshoi Theatre artists continue to contribute to it many bright pages. The Bolshoi building, which for many years now has been regarded as one of Moscow's main sights, was opened on... Read more
The St. Basil’s Cathedral Moscow just that this fascinating church at the heart of Moscow, is an exemplary work of art, which touchingly and glamorously traces back the history of Russia in an encompassing and solemn manner, that no other tourist attraction can ever surpass. It is an interesting milestone and a great leaping step towards world tourism and the interesting pieces of history in its courageous, attractive and worth reading whol... Read more
The State Tretyakov Gallery is the national treasury of Russian fine art and one of the greatest museums in the world. It possesses a unique collection of Russian art which includes masterpieces which span a period of a thousand years. The Gallery's collection consists entirely of Russian art and artists who have made а contribution to the history of Russian art or been closely connected with it. Nowadays it contains more than 170,000 works by Ru... Read more
Moscow : Moscow Circus
Moscow is often described as the world's circus capital, and the Moscow State Circus is internationally renowned for the skill and inventiveness of its acrobats and clowns. In fact, when it's at home, the Moscow State Circus is two separate circuses, the Big State Circus on Prospekt Vernadskogo, and the Old Circus or Nikulin Circus on Tsvetnoi Bulvar. Unlike the touring version, the circus in Moscow includes a number... Read more
One of the richest world collections of fine arts from the time immemorial to nowadays is treasured in the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts that is favorably situated in the very center of Moscow, close to the Kremlin and Red Square. Nowadays it is the second, after the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, largest museum of foreign art in Russia. The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts  Museum originates from the Cabinet of Fine Arts and Antiquities, es... Read more
1/7th of the World : Beijing
Beijing, formerly romanized as Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China, the world's second most populous city proper, and most populous capital city. The city, located in northern China, is governed as a direct-controlled municipality under the national government with 16 urban, suburban, and rural districts. Beijing Municipality is surrounded by Hebei Province with the exception of neighboring Tianjin Municipality to the southea... Read more
1/7th of the World : Ulaanbaatar
If Mongolia's yin is its pristine countryside, then Ulaanbaatar conforms nicely to its yang. Located in north central Mongolia, fabulous Ulaanbaatar is the cultural, industrial, and financial heart of the country. The city was founded in 1639 as a movable (nomadic) Buddhist monastic centre, and in the twentieth century, Ulaanbaatar grew into a major manufacturing centre. Mostly described, as sunny, peaceful and open, Ulaanbaatar is a city of cont... Read more
1/7th of the World : Yekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg is a beautiful and well developed city with many fabulous historical buildings in classicism style, with one of the world's biggest collection of constructivist architecture buildings and with several modern high-techs skyscrapers. It is situated in the central part of Russia, on the eastern slopes of the amazing Ural mountains and almost on the border between Europe and Asia. Yekaterinburg was founded in 1723 and named i... Read more
Explore : Moscow
Moscow can be an overwhelming experience for visitors - there's just so much to see in this vast and vibrant city, from the truly sublime to the ever-so-slightly ridiculous. Moscow has been one of the world's ballet capitals for almost two centuries. It is home to the Bolshoi Ballet, founded in the late 18th century and based at the Bolshoi Theatre. It is called the "world capital of museums". It's no surprise, considering that there are over a ... Read more
Forbidden City, Chinese (Pinyin) Zijincheng or (Wade-Giles romanization) Tzu-chin-ch’eng, imperial palace complex at the heart of Beijing (Peking), China. Commissioned in 1406 by the Yongle emperor of the Ming dynasty, it was first officially occupied by the court in 1420. It was so named because access to the area was barred to most of the subjects of the realm. Government functionaries and even the imperial family were permitted only limi... Read more
Tiananmen Square, Chinese (Pinyin) Tiananmen Guangchang or (Wade-Giles romanization) T’ien-an Men Kuang-ch’ang, open square in the centre of Beijing, China, one of the largest public squares in the world. Read more
In 2008, a gigantic statue of Genghis Khan riding on horseback was erected on the bank of the Tuul River at Tsonjin Boldog, 54 km east of the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar, where according to legend, he found a golden whip. The statue is 40 meters tall and wrapped in 250 tons of gleaming stainless steel. It stands on top of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex, a visitor center that itself is 10 meters tall, with 36 columns representing the 36 khans f... Read more
The Church on Blood in Honour of All Saints Resplendent in the Russian Land is a Russian Orthodox church built on the site of the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg, where Nicholas II, the last Emperor of Russia, and his family, along with members of the household, were shot by the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War. The church commemorates the Romanov sainthood. Read more
The Ural Geological Museum is rather young in comparison with other big Russian and foreign museums with a century-old history. It was founded in 1937 as an exhibition of mineral-ore treasures organized to the 17th session of International Geological Congress. In 1938 the exhibition was transferred to the Ural Geological Institute. Read more
A picturesque river, cliffs, deepest cave of Sverdlovkaya Oblsat region, beautiful forest. A very popular place to go among Russians both in summer and winter. Several different routes to choose from, depending on difficulty. Read more
Border between Europe and Asia is one of the features of the Ural area. Read more
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