Trans-Mongolian Express

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 19 days
  • tour type Group
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Beijing, China
  • Ends Saint Petersburg, Russia
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Ride the rails through Mongolia's grassy steppe and Siberia's taiga forests.
  • Stay in a local village on Lake Baikal.
  • Admire the grand structure of Moscow's Kremlin and Red Square.
  • Marvel at the rich art collection in the Hermitage Museum
The "Trans-Mongolian Express" trip starts in Beijing and ends in Saint Petersburg. The "Trans-Mongolian Express" trip is a train trip that takes 19 days. You will travel through China, Mongolia and Russia and visit Listvyanka, Beijing, Gorkhi Terelj National Park and 5 other destinations. This is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

From bustling Beijing to the Hermitage in St Petersburg, travel halfway around the world in three incredible weeks. Board one of the world’s great trains and ride the rails on this once-in-a-lifetime trip across the grassy steppes of Mongolia and through the taiga forests of Siberia. Share train carriages with locals and spend nights in a Mongolian ger and a cozy Russian guesthouse. Not only does this trip provide the perfect blend of comfortable accommodations and plenty of activities, but also free time to explore this fascinating region at your own pace.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT G ADVENTURES
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 105 reviews
  • DANIEL
  • From Australia
  • On Jun 18 2019
4 - Very Good
DANIEL's review for another G Adventures tour
“Very Good”
  • Julie
  • From Australia
  • On Mar 06 2019
5 - Excellent
Julie's review for another G Adventures tour
“This was a very well planned holiday..Our guide, Mr Bean (Bin) did a great job keeping us safe and happy. This is the first time l have participated in a group tour...it will not be the last! I was given ample time to do my own thing or else spend time with my group. Enjoyed everything...”
  • Jacob
  • From Denmark
  • On Jun 21 2021
5 - Excellent
Jacob's review for another G Adventures tour
“Great experience, you get a small taste of what the country have to offer. The culture, the history and the nature. Compact, efficient program for a short great vacation.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Beijing
  • Day 2: Beijing/Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 3: Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 4: Ulaanbaatar/Gorkhi Terelj National Park
  • Day 5: Gorkhi Terelj National Park
  • Day 6: Gorkhi Terelj National Park/Irkutsk
  • Day 7: Irkutsk/Listvyanka
  • Day 8: Listvyanka
  • Day 9: Listvyanka/Irkutsk
  • Day 10: Irkutsk/Yekaterinburg
  • Day 11: Irkutsk/Yekaterinburg
  • Day 12: Yekaterinburg
  • Day 13: Yekaterinburg/Moscow
  • Day 14: Yekaterinburg/Moscow
  • Day 15: Moscow
  • Day 16: Moscow
  • Day 17: Moscow/Saint-Petersburg
  • Day 18: Saint-Petersburg
  • Day 19: Saint-Petersburg
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotels/guesthouses (11 nts), sleeper trains (5 nts), Mongolian ger (2 nts).
Meals
  • 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
    Note: Allow USD560-730 for meals not included.
Transport
  • Train, private bus, metro, walking.
Staff & experts
  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.
Included activities
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your Local Living Moment: Traditional Ger Stay, Gorkhi Terelj National Park
  • China-Mongolia Railway
  • Ulaanbaatar guided city tour including Gandan Monastery, Zaisan Hill and Bogd Khan Palace
  • Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex visit
  • Trans-Mongolian Railway
  • Irkutsk city tour
  • Lake Baikal stay (Listvyanka)
  • Trans-Siberian Railway
  • Yekaterinburg walking tour
  • Trans-Ural Railway
  • Red Square visit and Moscow metro orientation tour
  • Kremlin and Armoury guided tour
  • St Petersburg walking tour
  • Hermitage Museum entrance
  • Local meal suggestions and language and border-crossing support throughout
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Beijing and from Saint 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 Trans-Mongolian Express tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Trans-Mongolian Express tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 22 December 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 22 December 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Trans-Mongolian Express 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.

Visa

For this Trans-Mongolian Express 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.

Age Requirement

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Does this trip suit me?
  • 1. Travel Style : RailGet closer to the big cities, isolated communities, and stunning landscapes of the world's greatest destinations via train-based adventures on iconic rail routes.
  • 2. Service Level : StandardComfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
  • 3. Physical Grading : 2 - LightLight walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • 4. Trip Type : Small GroupGroup trips average 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16, but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • This tour requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day or have a negative PCR test within 96 hours before your departure day.
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