Trans Express - 8 Days

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TRANS-SIBERIAN JOURNEY BEIJING TO MOSCOW: Explore China's bustling capital city, then jump aboard the Trans-Mongolian train for a momentous 6 day journey from Bejing to Moscow, across the Gobi Desert and vast plains of Mongolia and Siberia. A classic train ride crossing a third of the globe from one red city to another in one fell swoop.

  • Beijing, the lively and historic capital of China
  • Moscow - extend your stay to explore Russia’s capital
  • Optional extras: Beijing sightseeing Tour - the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City
  • Trans-Mongolian railroad route
  • Views of Siberian forest, Gobi Desert and Lake Baikal en route
Age Policy
Children can travel aboard the Trans-Siberian however this style of trip is really only suitable for older children who are able to occupy themselves on the train where there is little to do and not much room to run around. 
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • China
  • Russia
  • Trans-Siberian
Tour Types
  • Small Group
Day 1: Beijing

Welcome to Beijing! Arrival transfer from Beijing airport to your hotel.

Day 2: Optional Beijing Sightseeing
( overnight in Beijing)
Spend the day at leisure, independently exploring the capital. Alternatively embark on an optional Beijing sightseeing tour which includes lunch. The Beijing sightseeing tour takes you to Badaling, to walk (and almost a climb at times) a section of the Great Wall. Following a ridge of barren hills through northern China, the Great Wall stretches as far as the eye can see - at least 6,700 km. Back in Beijing, take a stroll across historical Tiananmen Square. A vision in grandeur with its imperial yellow roofs and vermilion walls, the Forbidden City is a city within a city, once forbidden to all except those on imperial business until 1911, when the last emperor Puyi was removed from power. Enjoy a guided tour through what was once the innermost sanctum of the city.

Day 3: Beijing - Moscow
( overnight in Train)
Beijing - Moscow. Another free day to explore the sights of Beijing. Tonight you will be transferred to Beijing rail station to board the train, travelling express to Moscow.

Day 4-7: Life on board
( overnight in train)
On board train - Settle into life on board the Trans-Manchurian Express as it plies its way across the Manchurian Plains to the Russian border. The train heads west eventually reaching the main Trans-Siberian line at Tarskaya. You'll cross the border into Russia in the early hours of the morning on day 5 and travel along the shores of beautiful Lake Baikal and across large tracts of Siberia and the Urals on your way to Moscow.

Day 8: Moscow

Moscow - Late this afternoon, the train reaches Moscow, where your adventure concludes.

NOTE: Schedules dictate a late afternoon arrival into Moscow on day 8. We recommend that you stay for at least one night in Moscow to avoid the risk of missing your onward international flight.

  • 2 breakfasts
  • 2 nights 3 star hotel Beijing
  • Beijing Airport arrival transfer on day 1
  • Transfer to Beijing rail station (not platform) on day 3
  • 5 nights on board train (2nd class, 4 berth sleeper cabin)

NB - the following are not included:

-Flights and visas
-No meals aboard the train
-Laundry, drinks and items of a personal nature
-This journey is semi-independent and is unescorted. It is not a group departure and you will not have a tour guide.

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