Trip Length: 15 days/14 nights.
Tour Code: SMT-TMRLBMC-15D
Meeting Point: Moscow, Russia.
Departure Point: Beijing, China.
Group size: 4-9 persons or more participants.
Airfare Included: No.
Best time to visit Mongolia: from Middle May to September. October the temperatures are cool in Mongolia.
|Departures||Meeting: in Moscow|
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|July||(Click here to enquire or book)|
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Tour Highlights: Incredible journey in just fifteen days. This is a unique and cheap way to discover Russia, Mongolia and China. A train tour you will never forget...The longest and most famous railway journey in the world, the Trans Mongolian or Trans-Siberian traverses Mongolia from Russia to China. Especially in Russia and Mongolia it is very difficult to arrange transfers, hotels and transport by yourself. "Samar Magic Tours" is pleased to offer Trans Mongolian or Trans-Siberian Railway Journeys to Russia-Mongolia-China. This is the most legendary train ride in the world. There is time to explore major cities such as Moscow, Ulaanbaatar and Beijing. Discovery Mongolia- the Land of Genghis Khan forming the Mongol Empire, the largest contiguous land empire in world history. It's an incredible, unforgettable journey to the three unique lands.
Day 1-3: Moscow
On arrival in the Russian capital, you'll transfer to your hotel ahead of two days to discover Moscow. There is plenty to see and to do here in your own, including Moscow's Red Central Square, the Kremlin, the Art galleries, the Bolshoi Theatre, and the Moscow Metro, before you depart on the evening. Departure on train from to Yaroslavsky Railway Station in Moscow at 09:35 PM (21:35).
Days 4-6: Trans-Siberian Railway
Trans-Siberian Railway to Irkutsk. In-route, you'll cross over the Ural Mountains – which are seen as the natural divide between Europe and Asia. Enjoy the scenery of Ural Mountains and Siberia from the vantage of the picture window in your compartment.
Day 7: Irkutsk-Listvyanka village-Baikal Lake
After three days on the train, you'll arrive in Irkutsk at 05:15 AM (local time), before being transferred to your hotel in Listvyanka village. In route, visit the Taltsy museum. Relaxing day in the village of Listvyanka by beautiful Lake Baikal. Lunch in local restaurant. Discover stunning Lake Baikal (Siberia's blue pearl). The Baikal is the deepest lake in the world and holds more than 20 percent of the world's fresh water.
Day 8: Lake Baikal-Irkutsk
You'll have chance to explore the area round the world's largest and deepest freshwater lake, with a visit to the Limnological Museum being an option for those who wish to learn more about the area. Optional walking tour (trekking) to Chersky peak. Lunch. In the afternoon, return to Irkustk. Free time in your own. Meet and transfer to the Irkustk Railway Station to board the daily train No. 362 based on 4 berth compartment at 08:35 P.M. (20:35) to start the journey towards the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar. Night on train.
Day 9: Crossing Russian/Mongolian borders
Crossing Russian/Mongolian borders. Night on train
Day 10: Ulaanbaatar-Terelj National Park
Having arrived in Ulaanbaatar Mongolian capital at 06:00 A.M. (local time), you'll transfer directly to Terelj National Park (approx. 70kms/44miles) to spend a night in a traditional Mongolian Gers Camp.
Day 11: Terelj National Park-Great Statue of Genghis Khan-Ulaanbaatar
After the lunch, you'll head back to Ulaanbaatar with time at leisure to explore the city. In route, we visit the Great Statue of Chinggis or Genghis Khan. The Genghis or Chinggis Khaan Main Square, Gandan monastery and the National History Museum-where you will see artifacts from Mongolia and Central Asia from the Stone Age to the present, are amongst the sights you might want to explore.
Day 12: Ulaanbaatar-Beijing
Board the train to depart Ulaanbaatar at 07:15 A.M (local time). Continuing south the train enters the famous Gobi desert then continues towards to the Mongolian-Chinese border Zamin Uud-Earlian, where after formalities the train crosses into Chinese territory. Night on train.
Days 13-14: Beijing
On arrival in Beijing at 02:04 P.M., you'll transfer to your hotel ahead of two days to discover Beijing. There is plenty to see and to do here in your own, including the famous locations as the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven and numerous parts of the Great Wall of China.
Day 15: Departure China or Post tour
Breakfast at hotel. Free time in your own. Check-out time from the hotel is at 12:00 M. Transfer to the airport in Beijing. Tour ends or Post tour in China (based on early request!).
|Group size||Trans Mongolian Russia-Mongolia-China with Lake Baikal|
|+10 persons||$ 3,328 or 2,999 €|
|6-9 persons||$ 3,603 or 3,249 €|
|4-5 persons||(Click here to enquire or book)|
|Individual Supplement (only at hotels)||$ 632 or 569 €|
2016/17 Land tour costs per person in $ US or in Euros (€), based on double or twin standard room from (15 days, excluding flights) - (Click here to enquire or book)
Prices shown are per person travelling based on at least 4 adults. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling sharing a twin room/2nd class 4 berth train cabin.
Please note that:
- From June to September all routes are particularly busy and an upgrade may be difficult to obtain.
- No meals aboard the train.
- Supplements by train ticket in 1st compartment.
From Irkutsk to Moscow: $ 776 or 699 € per person.
From Beijing to Ulaanbaatar: $ 95 or 85 € per person.
- There is not 1st class compartment by train No. 362 from Irkutsk to Ulaanbaatar.
Train ticket from Moscow to Irkutsk (in 4 berth compartment).
Train ticket from Irkutsk to Ulaanbaatar (in 4 berth compartment).
Train ticket from Ulaanbaatar to Beijing (in 4 berth compartment).
2 nights of accommodation at Izmailovo Business Class hotel 3*, or similar, based on twin share in Moscow with breakfast.
1 night of accommodation at Baikal Listvyanka hotel,3* o similar, based on twin share in Baikal Lake with breakfast.
1night of accommodation at hotel,3*, based on twin share in Ulaanbaatar with daily breakfast.
1 night of accommodation in Tourist Gers Camp outside of Ulaanbaatar, based on twin share in private with full board.
2 nights of accommodation at Novotel Xinqiao hotel 4* or similar, based on twin share in Beijing with breakfast.
English speaking local guide throughout.
All transfers for arrival, departure and sightseeing programmes on private basis including the all petrol.
Meals included as stated in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner), including one bottle of mineral water.
All applicable main entrance fees to the specified protected areas, national park, museums, and monuments in Mongolia.
Entrance fees to Taltsy museum and to Limnological Museum in Baikal Lake.
The letter-visa support for Mongolian visa (if it will be necessary).
The Russian letter support for Russian visa and the Russian voucher.
What's Not Included?
Occasional flight delays or cancellation.
No meals aboard the train.
Airport tax in Beijing.
Any rescue costs or costs of early departure.
Changing of date of departure.
The traveler is responsible for having proper travel documents, such as a valid passport, proper visa, the necessary passport pictures, and the International airfares.
Items of personal nature such as gratuities to porters at hotels, telephone / telex / fax charges, laundry, beverages, meals, optional activities, and services not specified in the itinerary.
Any circumstances beyond of our control, such as the imposition of quarantine restrictions, weather conditions, etc.