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Trans-Manchurian Express: Moscow – Beijing

For rail enthusiasts looking to ride one of the longest train journeys in the world non-stop, this is the perfect tour.

With a full guided sightseeing program in both capitals, Moscow and Beijing, you will experience both and the fantastic scenery in between on a trip that lasts eleven days. If time is short and you have no plans to visit Mongolia, then this is the itinerary for you. Settle back into your comfortable compartment and enjoy the ride.

Type: Small Group Tours
Duration: 11 days

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Day 1: Friday - Moscow

Arrival Transfer to the Hotel

Our driver will meet you in airport arrivals at Moscow to take you to your hotel.

Day 2: Saturday - Moscow

Exploring Moscow. Red Square, St. Basil’s, Lenin Mausoleum. Departure to China

The Russian capital is blessed with a huge variety of sightseeing, much of it within a compact central area. Thus we begin our exploration on foot with a walking tour that takes you past the former KGB HQ in Lubyanka Square, the Bolshoi Ballet's home in Teatralnaya Square and the shops and restaurants of Tverskaya Street. From there it's a short walk to Red Square. Gone are the days of stern-faced Communist officials watching military parades; these days the square is a place for having fun. In this plaza, there's not one but two cathedrals - you'll instantly recognize the colored domes of 16th Century St Basil's - plus the famous GUM department store. Lenin's final resting place is here too. You'll find his embalmed body on display in a granite mausoleum at the foot of the Kremlin Wall. Our day ends with a trip underground to see the splendid Moscow Metro. No ordinary transit system, its stations are adorned with marble, mosaics, stained glass panels and bronze sculptures. It's a remarkable place, almost an art museum in its own right. Back at the hotel, our driver will collect you to transfer you to the railway station. You'll be traveling on fast train 20, the Trans-Manchurian. Bypassing Mongolia, this train crosses the stunning natural landscapes of Siberia arriving in Beijing seven days later after a wheel change at the border. Choose from first (two berth) and second (four berth) compartments. Clean linen, including sheets, towels, blankets and pillows are provided for each berth. The train also has a dining car that serves good meals.

Day 3: DAY 3 - 8: Sunday – Friday

Onboard across Siberia


Day 9: Saturday - Beijing

Arrival in China. Exploring Beijing

Our driver will meet you at the railway station in Beijing bearing a sign board and transfer you to the hotel. After settling in and freshening up, we begin our sightseeing in Tiananmen Square. Located in the center of Beijing, Tiananmen is the largest city square in the world boasting an area of 440,000 square meters. Besides its cultural significance it was also the site of the terrible events in 1989 when the government troops stopped pro-democracy protesters there. On the northern side of the square stands the Forbidden City. UNESCO recognize this as a significant place; it houses the largest collection of ancient wooden structures in the world. It was the Imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Afterwards, we will take a ride out of the center to see the magnificent Summer Palace. With its landscaped gardens and lake setting, it's popular with locals and tourists alike.

Day 10: Sunday - Beijing

Badaling Great Wall. Visit to the Olympic Green

One of the wonders of the world, and another of China's UNESCO World Heritage Sites, walking the Great Wall of China should be on everyone's bucket list. You'll do so at Badaling, which not only is conveniently located less than fifty miles from the Chinese capital, it's also been extensively restored.

Day 11: Monday - Beijing

Departure for the Airport

Our driver will meet you at the hotel with a sign board and take you to the airport for your flight home.

What's included

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts in the hotels
  • Full-board in China
  • Train travel (overnight)
  • Guided tours & entrance fees
  • Airport & railway transfers
Not included in the price
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Optional excursions and services
  • Meals on the train
  • Visas: consular & processing fees
Additional expenses
  • Optional excursions
  • 1st class train upgrade
  • Theatre and circus tickets

Single supplement - $145

Solo supplement - $245

First Class train upgrade - $445

Additional info
  • Price “Excluding flight” does not cover airfare, you are free to book your own flights. Alternatively we can quote an airfare for you. We advise not to delay with booking your tour as airfares may go up.
  • 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

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
Tverskaya Street is a central Moscow street as well as one of the oldest ones. According to certain historical data, Tverskaya Street already existed in the 12th century. Russian Monarchs entered Moscow through this street. It is hard to believe today but Moscow started where Tverskaya Street did. Moscow’s best buildings, hotels, and shops were built here. Tverskaya Street is one of Moscow’s most expensive trade streets. It is also a ... Read more
Moscow : Moscow Subway
Moscow's Metro stations together amount to the most beautiful public transport facility in the world. Visitors to Moscow should not miss taking a ride on this glorious underground rail system, and exploring the stations. Each one has its own distinct aesthetic identity, variously adorned with Realist artworks, chandeliers, ornate pillars and marble floors. Moscow's metro caters to two and half billion passenger rides per year, making it the secon... 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 Armoury Chamber - a treasure-house, it is a part of the Grand Kremlin Palace’s complex, and is one of the oldest museums of Moscow, established in 1808. The museum collections were based on the precious items that had been preserved for centuries in the tsars’ treasury and the Patriarch’s vestry. Some of the exhibits were made in the Kremlin’s workshops, others were accepted as ambassadorial gifts. The Armoury Cha... 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
Moscow : GUM
The GUM shopping mall is a landmark in Moscow's Red Square. It occupies the majority of the historic square's east side with a facade stretching the length of two and a half football fields. The Gum (pronounced as 'goom') department store was built over a hundred years ago and is a testament to the expertise of late nineteenth century Russian architecture. With the looks of a royal palace this mall is a fitting addition to the numerous gems surro... Read more
The name is first mentioned in 1480, when Ivan III settled many Novgorodians in the area.They built the church of St Sophia, modelled after St Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod, and called the area Lubyanka after the Lubyanitsy district of their native city. 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
Beijing : Great Wall
A Chinese saying goes that He who has never been to the Great Wall is not a true man. If we laid the bricks and rocks used in the Great Wall of Ming to form a wall one meter (1.1 yard) wide and five meters (16.4 feet) high, it could circle the earth at the equator with great ease. It is such a spectacular and formidable architectural feat that anyone who comes to China should not miss it under any circumstances. Read more
Beijing : Summer Palace
The Summer Palace, northwest of Beijing, is said to be the best preserved imperial garden in the world, and the largest of its kind still in existence in China. It is only a short drive (15 km) from central Beijing but seems like another world. 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
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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.

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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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