Great Rail Explorer

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 34 days
  • tour type Group Tour
  • age requirement 12+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Beijing, China
  • Ends St Petersburg , Russia
The Great Rail Explorer trip starts in Beijing and ends in St Petersburg. The Great Rail Explorer trip is an explorer tour that takes 34 days. You will travel through Ulaanbaatar, Novosibirsk, Shakhrisabz and 10 other destinations visiting China, Uzbekistan and 3 more countries. This is a guided small group tour. The trip includes accommodation and others.

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.
  • Day 1: Beijing
  • Day 2: Beijing
  • Day 3: All aboard the Trans Mongolian Railway
  • Day 4: Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 6: Terelj National Park
  • Day 7: Return to Ulaanbaatar and Trans Mongolian Railway
  • Day 8: To Irkutsk and Lake Baikal
  • Day 9: Lake Baikal
  • Day 10: Irkutsk and to Novosibirsk
  • Day 11: Trans Siberian Railway
  • Day 12: Arrive Novosibirsk
  • Day 13: Novosibirsk to Almaty
  • Day 14: Novosibirsk to Almaty
  • Day 15: Almaty
  • Day 16: Almaty and to Tashkent
  • Day 17: Tashkent
  • Day 18: Samarkand
  • Day 19: Samarkand
  • Day 20: Samarkand and Shahrizabz
  • Day 21: To Bukhara
  • Day 22: Bukhara
  • Day 23: Bukhara
  • Day 24: Return to Tashkent
  • Day 25: Tashkent
  • Day 26: Farewell Uzbekistan
  • Day 27: Silk Road Railway
  • Day 28: Silk Road Railway
  • Day 29: Welcome to Moscow!
  • Day 30: Moscow
  • Day 31: Moscow and to St. Petersburg
  • Day 32: St. Petersburg
  • Day 33: St. Petersburg
  • Day 34: St. Petersburg
  • Transfers
  • Expertise
  • Sightseeing
  • Any international flights to Beijing and from St Petersburg are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Great Rail Explorer tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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A deposit of 782 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 79 days before departure. For any departures within 06 January 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Great Rail Explorer tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Great Rail Explorer tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CANCELLATION No additional cancellation fees apply for this Great Rail Explorer tour. You can cancel the tour up to 80 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 79 days of departure.
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
Jane Andersen Customer Service, Bookmundi
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