Touring with Sundowners Overland

Sundowners Overland is the leading Trans-Siberian Railway, Silk Road and Caucasus specialists, having crafted remarkable journeys across Asia since 1964.

Their journeys discover exquisite sights and wander off the tourist trail to see a destination through the eyes of a local. They offer premium fully escorted small group tours, independent journeys, private group tours and luxury train offerings with various travel styles to ensure we get the right trip for you.

These are not ordinary holidays, but rather extraordinary overland journeys that are immersed authentic local culture and connected to the vibrancy of past and present worlds. Sundowners Overland journeys walk in the audacious footsteps of early explorers, traders and conquerors like Alexander the Great and Marco Polo, then relax and ponder the cinematic scenery while traversing enchanting countries by rail, road and sea.

Their continued success is due to their focus on just one continent - Asia - and the quality of the experiences they provide. They believe your journey starts with them from your first enquiry and continues all the way through to the completion of your travels and beyond. Their experienced team of Travel Advisors, Tour Leaders, City Ambassadors and Local Guides are there with you to ensure your journey is individually tailored to meet your lifestyle and travel preferences.

As an overlanding company, they are committed to positive environmental impacts through their Responsible Travel Policy and they have a very clear mandate to support the local communities in which they travel.

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23 Nights

Christmas Trans Mongolian

Experience a Russian Christmas in a Siberian village and New Year’s Eve in Moscow’s Red Square. Along the way, you can enjoy a traditional troika ride led by three horses, and stay in a Mongolian ger camp surrounded by snow. What more could you wish for this Christmas?

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £147pp
Starts:Beijing
Ends:St Petersburg
Group Size:1- 15
Difficulty:Reasonable pace
Operator:Sundowners Overland

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20 Nights

Mountains and Monasteries

Retrace old caravan routes, discover ancient pagan temples lost in time, see monasteries carved into solid rock, and marvel at a collection of mysterious stones 3,000 years older than Stonehenge. You’ll find them all in the stunning high Caucasus Mountains.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £94pp
Starts:Baku
Ends:Tbilisi
Group Size:1- 15
Difficulty:Relaxed
Operator:Sundowners Overland

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20 Nights

Trans Mongolian Discovery

Begin by walking the Great Wall of China. Then ride the rails through northern China, far across the vast expanses of the Gobi Desert and the Siberian steppe. Still farther on, we find a historic city where Islamic and Orthodox architecture stands side by side. And in the distance, we discover Russia’s two grandest cities.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £92pp
Starts:Beijing
Ends:St Petersburg
Group Size:1- 15
Difficulty:Reasonable pace
Operator:Sundowners Overland

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29 Nights

Grand Trans Siberian Railway

Experience traditional Japan and remote Mongolia, and ride the grand Trans Siberian Railway from Vladivostok to the old Tartar capital of Kazan, en route to Moscow. Graceful imperial St. Petersburg is the perfect climax to this historic journey.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £171pp
Starts:Tokyo
Ends:St Petersburg
Group Size:1- 15
Difficulty:Active
Operator:Sundowners Overland

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11 Nights

Highlights of the Caucasus

Prepare to be amazed, arriving in Georgia and Armenia is like stepping through the looking glass into a completely unexpected travel destination; beautiful, welcoming and with a wild and intriguing history – add great food and wine, incredible UNESCO heritage sites and stunning scenery and you have the perfect mix for an incredible journey of discovery.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £45pp
Starts:Tbilisi
Ends:Yerevan
Group Size:1- 15
Difficulty:Reasonable pace
Operator:Sundowners Overland

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21 Nights

Silk Road Adventure

Designed especially for travellers who seek high adventure among the peaks and mountain passes of the Tien Shan Mountains, this journey traverses some of the least travelled routes of the Silk Road. Your adventurous spirit will be rewarded with breathtaking scenery in unspoilt wilderness.  

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £88pp
Starts:Tashkent
Ends:Tashkent
Group Size:1- 15
Difficulty:Active
Operator:Sundowners Overland

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33 Nights

Great Rail Explorer

From Beijing, it’s just over 12,000 kilometres to St Petersburg. Along the way, walk on China’s Great Wall, enjoy Almaty in the shadow of the mighty Tien Shan Mountains and follow the great Silk Road to the ancient cities of Samarkand and Bukhara.  

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £134pp
Starts:Beijing
Ends:St Petersburg
Group Size:1- 15
Difficulty:Reasonable pace
Operator:Sundowners Overland

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26 Nights

Trans Mongolian Explorer

Enjoy fascinating interludes in Mongolia, Siberia, and Russia’s Golden Ring on this exciting overland journey using iconic rail services between Beijing, Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £128pp
Starts:Beijing
Ends:St. Petersburg
Group Size:1- 15
Difficulty:Active
Operator:Sundowners Overland

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29 Nights

Silk Road Railway

Can you imagine how those early Silk Road traders felt as they set off for their long journeys to the distant empire they knew as Cathay? Today, the journey is easier but just as incredible, and the sights you’ll experience will be equally amazing.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £148pp
Starts:Shiraz
Ends:Beijing
Group Size:1- 15
Difficulty:Active
Operator:Sundowners Overland

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22 Nights

Grand Trans Siberian Railway (departing Vladivostok)

Ride the grand Trans Siberian Railway from Vladivostok to the old Tartar capital of Kazan, en route to Moscow. Graceful imperial St. Petersburg is the perfect climax to this historic journey.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £131pp
Starts:Vladivostok
Ends:St Petersburg
Group Size:1- 15
Operator:Sundowners Overland

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27 Nights

Trans Mongolian Odyssey

Imagine a 12,000 kilometre journey from Hong Kong to St Petersburg retracing the original and most comprehensive Sundowners Overland journey aboard the famous Trans Mongolian and Trans Siberian railways.  

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £199pp
Starts:Hong Kong
Ends:St Petersburg
Group Size:1- 15
Operator:Sundowners Overland

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23 Nights

Jewels of the Trans Mongolian - To Beijing

Join us on Sundowners Overland’s original and most comprehensive tour. Ride the rails of the Trans Mongolian railway from the lavish land of the Tsar’s, St. Petersburg, to the fast paced ancient imperial capital Peking. On the way visit grand cities that shaped history as well as vast expanses of nature that remain untouched by modernity.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £159pp
Starts:St Petersburg
Ends:Hong Kong
Group Size:1- 15
Operator:Sundowners Overland

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28 Nights

Jewels of the Trans Mongolian

Join us on our original and most comprehensive tour. Ride the rails of the Trans Mongolian railway from St. Petersburg on the Baltic Sea, to Hong Kong on the South China Sea. On the way visit grand imperial cities that shaped history as well as vast expanses of nature that have untouched by modernity.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £192pp
Starts:St Petersburg
Ends:Hong Kong
Group Size:1- 15
Operator:Sundowners Overland

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22 Nights

Trans Mongolian Odyssey - Departing Beijing

Imagine an 8,000 kilometre journey from Beijing to St Petersburg retracing the original and most comprehensive Sundowners Overland journey aboard the famous Trans Mongolian and Trans Siberian railways.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £164pp
Starts:Beijing
Ends:St Petersburg
Group Size:1- 15
Operator:Sundowners Overland

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28 Nights

Five Golden Stans

This incredible journey will take you through the five “Stans” of Central Asia, across mountains and steppes, treading in the footsteps of those who travelled the ancient Silk Road with their caravans winding trails through the deserts, exchanging their wares and ideas, which has led to the extraordinary melting pot of cultures that exists in the region today.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £141pp
Starts:Astana
Ends:Tashkent
Group Size:1- 15
Operator:Sundowners Overland

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41 Nights

Grand Asian Caravan

Amazing and diverse sightseeing experiences in some the world’s remotest corners bring rich rewards on this unique, challenging journey. Come with us along the Silk Road, to the beautiful Caucasus and retrace ancient routes of trade and conquest.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £190pp
Starts:Xian
Ends:Istanbul
Group Size:1- 15
Operator:Sundowners Overland

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17 Nights

Trans Mongolian Discovery - Departing Ulaanbaatar

Begin in the wilds of Mongolia, and explore the endless rolling steppe before continuing into Russia – first stop Irkutsk, to enjoy the wonders of the world's largest Lake. Still farther on, we find a historic city where Islamic and Orthodox architecture stands side by side. And in the distance, we discover Russia’s two grandest cities.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £79pp
Starts:Ulaanbaatar
Ends:St Petersburg
Group Size:1- 15
Operator:Sundowners Overland

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20 Nights

Highlights of the Silk Road

Discover the highlights of the five “Stans” of Central Asia all in three weeks. This journey will take you through mountain passes set against breathtaking views, ancient bazaars and wonderous cities, all following the tracks of the explorers of old.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £96pp
Starts:Almaty
Ends:Tashkent
Group Size:1- 15
Operator:Sundowners Overland

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22 Nights

Trans Mongolian Explorer

Enjoy fascinating interludes in Mongolia, Siberia, and Russia’s Golden Ring on this exciting overland journey using iconic rail services between Ulaanbaatar, Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £109pp
Starts:Ulaanbaatar
Ends:St. Petersburg
Group Size:1- 15
Operator:Sundowners Overland

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17 Nights

Naadam Explorer

Spend time exploring Mongolia with the nomads before joining the Naadam festivities and travelling on to Moscow.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £81pp
Starts:Ulaanbaatar
Ends:Moscow
Group Size:1- 15
Operator:Sundowners Overland

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