Trans Siberian Adventure Naadam Festival

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  • duration 23 days
  • tour type Group
  • tour_type Group tour
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • age_requirement 18+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Beijing, China
  • Ends Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • +5
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Take an epic train journey, traversing China, Mongolia & Russia
  • Discover Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and Summer Palace in Beijing
  • Venture on a day trip on The Great Wall
  • Experience the Naadam Festival in Mongolia
The tour Trans Siberian Adventure Naadam Festival starts in Beijing and ends in Saint Petersburg. This is an adventure trip that takes 23 days. You will travel through Mongolia, China and Russia and visit Ger Camp, Irkutsk, Listvyanka and 4 other destinations. This is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

A spectacular train journey from Beijing to experience the wonders of Mongolia during Naadam Festival, Siberia, Moscow and St Petersburg. The Trans Siberian train journey has captured the imagination of travellers for many decades. This superb itinerary combines the classic train route with stopovers at many of the unique and exciting destinations en-route. Beginning in the Chinese capital Beijing there is ample time to witness the iconic attractions of this great city. Continuing to Ulaanbaatar, we experience the colourful Naadam Festival before heading to the Mongolian Steppe for a taste of nomadic life, staying in comfortable ger camps and experiencing the vast grasslands and the warm hospitality of the people with some 'Airag', the fermented mares milk which is a favourite of the Mongolians. The next stage of our train journey takes us to Irkutsk in the heart of Siberia. Lake Baikal is a highlight of this region, and we take time to explore the natural beauty of the surrounds. The final stage of our journey takes us to the cities of Moscow and St Petersburg where we soak up the immense history through visits to Red Square and the Kremlin in Moscow and the Hermitage in St Petersburg, as well as a multitude of lesser known sites which our Russian hosts will uncover.
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5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Dec 29 2017
“The leaders and support staff were amazing. They were completely in-tune to everyone in the group. All of them would check on us morning and night to make sure we were all doing ok especially as we climbed higher. They were also very well prepared with any medical services anyone on the trip needed. I felt completely safe the whole time. They were positive and encouraging the whole way and I felt like they did their best to make sure we all made it to the top.”
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4 - Very Good
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 14 2020
“I had wanted to visit the Simien mountains for a long time and would highly recommend this trip. There is a good balance between cultural activities (in Addis Ababa, Axum and Lalibella) and trekking. Do not under-estimate the trekking. It proved far more tiring than I expected. However, we were constantly rewarded with the views. The mountains are unlike anything I've seen before - think Grand Canyon and Monument Valley all rolled in to one big range, but greener.”
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4 - Very Good
  • Anonymous
  • On Dec 19 2018
“Our trip leaders Miguel and Marco were fabulous and I would go anywhere with those two.”
  • Day 1 : Join Beijing
  • Day 2 : Forbidden City & Summer Palace
  • Day 3 : The Great Wall
  • Day 4 : Train to Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 5 : Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Day 6 : Naadam Festival at the Central Stadium
  • Day 7 : Horse Racing Festival &Terelj National Park
  • Day 8 : Dramatic landscapes of Terelj National Park
  • Day 9 : Experience Nomadic Life
  • Day 10 : Return to Ulanbaatar
  • Day 11 : Gandan Monastery then train to Irkutsk, Russia
  • Day 12 : Arrive Irkutsk, transfer to Lake Baikal
  • Day 13 : In Listvyanka
  • Day 14 : In Irkutsk, board train to Moscow
  • Day 15-16 : On Train
  • Day 17 : Arrive Moscow
  • Day 18 : In Moscow
  • Day 19 : In Moscow, train to St Petersburg
  • Day 20 : Arrive St Petersburg, City Tour
  • Day 21 : In St Petersburg
  • Day 22 : In St Petersburg
  • Day 23 : Trip concludes
  • Twin share 3 star hotel in Beijing, Ulaanbaatar, Listvyanka, Moscow & St Petersburg
  • Ger accommodation on a multi-share basis in Mongolia
  • 16 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 11 dinners
  • Private transport and tours in Beijing, Mongolia, Siberia, Moscow & St Petersburg
  • Fully escorted from Beijing to St Petersburg and local guides in each region.
  • 2nd class sleeper train travel in 4 berth cabin
  • Entrance fees to museums and sites as detailed
  • International flights and departure taxes
  • All meals on the trains
  • Aerated and alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Trans Siberian Adventure Naadam Festival tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 30 March 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 30 March 2021, a deposit of 341 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Trans Siberian Adventure Naadam Festival 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 Trans Siberian Adventure Naadam Festival 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.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This tour has obtained a COVID-19 CLEAN accreditation from Quality Tourism Australia.
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