Trans Siberian Explorer

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  • duration 23 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Beijing, China
  • Ends Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • +5
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Undertake an epic train journey, traversing China, Mongolia & Russia
  • Explore Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace in Beijing
  • Day trip to remote section of The Great Wall
  • Delight in a traditional Beijing Duck dinner in Beijing
Start in Beijing and end in Saint Petersburg, the Trans Siberian Explorer trip is a guided adventure trip that takes 23 days. You will be touring through Moscow, Irkutsk, Ulaanbaatar and 4 other destinations in Mongolia, Russia and China. Trans Siberian Explorer is a small group trip which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please check the package includes section for more details.

Journey by rail from Beijing to St Petersburg via Mongolia. The Trans Siberian train journey has captured the imagination of travellers for decades. This superb itinerary combines the classic route from Beijing, with stopovers at many of the unique and exciting destinations en-route to Moscow. We begin in Beijing, where there is ample time to witness the iconic attractions of this great city, before continuing to the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar. Our time on the Mongolian Steppe provides us with a taste of nomadic life as we stay in comfortable ger camps, travel across the vast grasslands and sample the warm hospitality of the local people. The next stage of our journey enters the heart of Siberia to Lake Baikal, the worlds deepest and largest freshwater lake. Finally, we head to the cities of Moscow, to soak up the immense history through visits to Red Square and the Kremlin, and then to beautiful St Petersburg to wander through the immense Hermitage.
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Based on 625 reviews
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5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On May 22 2019
“Our team of porters and guides were absolutely superb. I haven't stopped raving about them since I got back. They went above and beyond to make us feel safe and comfortable. They were knowledgeable and informative, warm and kind and each one of us felt well looked after. I would only want to go with them again!!”
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5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 01 2018
“Fantastic experience touring and trekking in Bhutan. Great culture within the cities. Wonderful trekking with breathtaking scenery.”
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4 - Very Good
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 04 2019
“This trip was a wonderful opportunity to see both countries in a more up close way. The history we learned during the trip was fascinating and humbling. I would have liked more info from our Laos guide. The journey from Hanoi was really incredible! And the mountains we climbed as we cycled provided stunning views.”
  • Day 1 : Arrive Beijing
  • Day 2 : Forbidden City & Summer Palace
  • Day 3 : The Great Wall
  • Day 4 : Train to Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 5 : Arrive Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 6 : Th Khustain National Park
  • Day 7 : To Nomadic family
  • Day 8 : To Terelj National Park
  • Day 9 : In Terelj National Park
  • Day 10 : Return to Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 11 : Board train to Irkustk
  • Day 12 : Arrive Irkutsk transfer to Listvyanka
  • Day 13 : In and around Listyvanka
  • Day 14 : In Listyvanka, return to Irkutsk in the afternoon
  • Day 15-16 : On Train
  • Day 17 : Arrive Moscow
  • Day 18 : In Moscow
  • Day 19 : In Moscow. Overnight train to St Petersburg
  • Day 20 : Arrive St Petersburg, commence sightseeing
  • Day 21 : In St Petersburg
  • Day 22 : In St Petersburg
  • Day 23 : Trip Concludes
  • Twinshare comfortable hotel in Beijing, Ulaanbaatar, Listvyanka, Moscow & St Petersburg
  • Ger accommodation on a multishare basis in Mongolia
  • 15 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 (option to upgrade to first class)
  • Entrance fees to ans sightseeing as listed
  • Any meals on trains or meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Bottled water or any aerated or alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry etc
  • International airfares and departure taxes
  • Visa costs
  • Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Trans Siberian Explorer 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 12 February 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 12 February 2021, a deposit of 336 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Trans Siberian 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 Trans Siberian 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.

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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