Independent Trans-mongolian: Moscow - Yekaterinburg - Irkutsk - Baikal - Mongolia - Beijing - uVisitRussia
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Independent Trans-mongolian: Moscow - Yekaterinburg - Irkutsk - Baikal - Mongolia - Beijing

Take the legendary Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian Railways from Russia to Beijing via serene Lake Baikal and the wild expanses of Mongolia.

Our independent Trans-Mongolian package enables the intrepid traveler to discover Russia, Mongolia and China at their own pace.  We can arrange your accommodation, train tickets, airport and railway transfers.  From that, you can build your own program, selecting from a range of optional excursions as you please. It offers great value without skimping on comfort, making it the perfect choice for those on a limited budget.

Type: Small Group Tours
Duration: 14 days

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Day 1: Sunday - Moscow

Arrival Transfer to the Hotel

Our driver will meet you in arrivals ready to transfer you to the hotel.

Day 2: Monday - Moscow

Free Day. Departure to Yekaterinburg

Choose between a day on your own to sightsee as you please, or instead book one of our selection of optional excursions. In the afternoon our driver will meet you at the lobby of the hotel to deliver you to the railway station. Choose from first or second class train travel on the fast train to Yekaterinburg, offering two and four berth cabins respectively. All bed linen and towels are provided and the dining car serves tasty fare.

Day 3: Tuesday - Yekaterinburg

Transfer to the Hotel

It will be evening when the train pulls in to Yekaterinburg station but rest assured, our driver will be waiting to meet you at the carriage with a sign board with your names. Together you'll transfer to the hotel.

Day 4: Wednesday - Yekaterinburg

Free Time. Departure to Siberia

As with Moscow, you'll have a choice between free time on your own to discover the city for yourself and optional excursions available to book. At the end of the day, our driver will meet you at the hotel lobby with a sign board with your names for your transfer to the railway station. We board our train late in the evening. Our arrival in Irkutsk will be early in the morning three days later.

Day 5: DAY 5 - 6: Thursday - Friday


Day 7: Saturday - Irkutsk - Listvyanka

At Leisure at Baikal

Our guide will meet you with a sign board upon your arrival in Irkutsk ready to transfer you to Listvyanka village on the shores of Lake Baikal, about 70 km away. Enjoy your free time in this charming village. There's plenty to do, including boat trips out on the lake, a bustling market where you can try mogul, the local smoked fish, take in a seal show or visit the Baikal Lake Museum to learn about the local culture and about Baikal, the deepest freshwater lake in the world.

Day 8: Sunday - Listvyanka - Irkutsk

Transfer to Irkutsk

Our guide will meet you at your accommodation to take you back to Irkutsk.

Day 9: Monday - Irkutsk

Departure to Mongolia

Transferring to the railway station, we leave the warm hospitality of the Siberian Russians and start our trip to Mongolia by comfortable train.

Day 10: Tuesday - Ulaanbaatar

Arrival in Mongolia. Free Day

After your arrival in the Mongolian capital city, you'll be met by our driver who will take you to your hotel. Once check in formalities have been completed, the time's yours to explore.

Day 11: Wednesday - Ulaanbaatar

Free Day

Another day to enjoy some sightseeing in and around Ulaanbaatar.

Day 12: Thursday - Ulaanbaatar

Departure to China

Our driver will meet you with a sign board at the lobby of the hotel and drive you to the station to connect with fast Train 24, a service popular with foreign tourists. Choose between first and second class accommodation. Both are comfortable and clean, but first class offers two-berth compartments in place of four-berth and a shower shared between four people. Second class carriages have shared toilet and washbasin facilities but no onboard shower. Hot boiled water is available in carriages and train attendants provide thermos kettles. The train has a dining car and a bar with reasonable prices.

Day 13: Friday – Beijing

Arrival in Beijing. Transfer to the Hotel

On arrival in Beijing, our driver will be waiting for you with a sign board at the station to transfer you to the hotel. Free time in Beijing.

Day 14: Saturday – Beijing

Transfer to the Airport

End of Services.

What's included

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts in the hotels
  • Train travel (overnight)
  • Airport & railway transfers
Not included in the price
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Optional excursions and services
  • Meals on the train
Additional expenses
  • Optional excursions
  • 1st class train upgrade
  • Theatre and circus tickets

Single supplement - $195

Solo supplement - $225

First Class train upgrade - $645

Additional info
  • Single supplement goes towards single room (cabin for cruises) accommodation.
  • Solo supplement is payable in the unlikely event when you are the only person on the tour. It will be refunded if other people join the same tour.


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

Sights included in program

Baikal : Irkutsk
An unique old city, Irkutsk was known as «Paris of Siberia» in the middle of the 19th century. It plays a remarkable role in the Russian history and it's not accidentally called the city-museum. Irkutsk saves many ancient monuments, romantic look, church cupola's lighting upon the blue current of Angara River. This incredible city is called the midst of the Earth, since it's equidistant from the three world's oceans: the Arctic, the P... Read more
Listvyanka is perhaps one of the oldest Russian settlements on the shore of the great Lake Baikal, the deepest lake in the world. It is a charming village dotted with traditional Siberian wooden houses, with a main road that runs right along the shore of fantastic lake, making it the perfect base to explore this picturesque region. This old-style Siberian village is one of the most visited places in Siberia. Everything about it impresses our imag... Read more
Baikal Limnological museum is located at the beginning of Listvyanka, beautiful old-style Siberian village, on the shore of fabulous Lake Baikal. The museum is engaged in collecting and storage the materials and analysis of the information bound with the lake.The unique exhibits tell about the origin and the history of the lake, its fantastic flora and fauna, geological structure, climate and tectonics of Pribaikalye. All scientific activities of... Read more
1/7th of the World : Baikal
Lake Baikal in Siberia is listed as a Unesco World Heritage site and was also voted as one of Russia's Seven Wonders. It's not hard to see why. Baikal is one of those rare spots on the earth where nature has still remained genuine and untouched. The magnificent landscapes – the lake is surrounded by high mountain chains - and the unique clarity of the crystal-clear water, which runs into a darkness teeming with fish. Siberians believe that ... 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
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Our flexible payment options allow you to pay 20% of a deposit first and the remaining 80% in 14 days prior to your tour date - payment can be done both online or over the phone. This gives you the peace of mind knowing your spaces are booked on the tours and that you do not miss out on making the most of your time in Russia.

Also you get the best, top-rated and most experienced and knowledgeable hand-picked tour guide appointed on a priority basis.
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the best tour guides only. Multilingual and well travelled, each possesses deep insight into the diverse attractions and cultural patterns throughout the region. With us guides undergo a rigorous selection process, achieving outstanding knowledge of local culture and language. Rest assured that the best tour guides only will be working on the tours to give you excellent opportunity to explore the best of the sights during both short and long-term stay in Russia.

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