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Trans-Siberian - Moscow to Beijing

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An Epic Cross-Continental Tour

Travel across Asia on this suggested itinerary from Moscow to Beijing. Visit Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, and cross the Gobi Desert before arriving in China and taking in the sights from the top of the Great Wall. This tour also offers the chance to discover the hidden cultures of Mongolia.

  • Moscow
  • Beijing
  • Tsar's Gold Train
  • Kazan and the Kremlin
  • Yekaterinburg and Novosibirsk
  • Lake Baikal
  • Ulaanbaatar
  • The Great Wall of China
  • Gobi Desert
  • Tiananmen Square
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Superior Cabin on Tsar's Gold Train
  • 6 Nights Hotel Accommodation
    1 Night on Chinese Sleeper Train
    8 Nights on Tsar's Gold Train
  • Return Scheduled Flights
    Upgrades Available
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Trans-Siberian - Moscow to Beijing Tour Details

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Day 1 St. Basil's Cathedral
St. Basil's Cathedral

London to Moscow

After flying from London to Moscow, begin exploring with an evening tour of the city.

  • Scheduled flights
  • Tour of Moscow
Day 2 The Kremlin
The Kremlin

Moscow and the Tsar’s Gold Private Train

Today visit the magnificent Kremlin before joining the Tsar's Gold.

  • Tsar's Gold Train
Day 3 The Kremlin
The Kremlin


Whilst in Kazan, pay a visit the city's spectacular Kremlin.

Day 4 Yekaterinburg Cathedral
Yekaterinburg Cathedral


Today your train arrives in Yekaterinburg, a historically-rich city founded by Peter the Great.

Day 5 Novosibirsk Cathedral
Novosibirsk Cathedral


A traditional Russian welcome awaits when you reach Novosibirsk, along with the option to enjoy a guided tour of the city.

  • Guided City Tour
Day 6 Tsar's Gold Train
Tsar's Gold Train

Through the Heart of Siberia

This evening enjoy a speciality 'Tsar's Feast' including vodka and caviar tastings.

Day 7 Irkutsk Cathedral
Irkutsk Cathedral


Enjoy an optional excursion to the local open-air museum before heading to the Marriot Courtyard Hotel for the night.

Day 8 Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal

Perhaps choose to take a guided tour of the city's landmarks, museums and temples - including the magnificent Sri Mariamman Temple.

Day 9 Customers

Ulan Ude

Take an optional tour to visit Ulan Ude's highlights.

Day 10 Genghis Khan
Genghis Khan


After arriving in the Mongolian capital, perhaps take a guided tour to see many of the city's impressive sights before heading to the Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace for the evening.

  • Tour of Ulaanbaatar
Day 11 Mongolian Yurt
Mongolian Yurt

Mongolian Switzerland

Today you'll have the opportunity to experience a traditional-style lunch in the tent settlement of nomadic herdsmen and enjoy a horse-riding show.

  • Horse-riding Show
Day 12 Gobi Desert
Gobi Desert

Through the Gobi Desert and into China

Passing through the Gobi Desert, there is chance to see the landscape where several dinosaur remains have been found.

Day 13 Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square

Welcome to Beijing

Arriving in the bustling Chinese capital Beijing, you'll find a fascinating blend of communist architecture and Imperial Pagodas.

Day 14 Forbidden City
Forbidden City

Exploring Beijing

Enjoy a guided tour of the incredible Tiananmen Square or visit the Temple of Heaven; a breathtaking example of Chinese architecture.

  • Tour of Beijing
Day 15 Great Wall of China
Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China

Don't miss the opportunity to see one of the world's most incredible structures with an optional full-day excursion to the Great Wall of China.

Days 16-17 Flights

The Journey home

Transfer to the airport for the overnight flight to London where you arrive the next day.

  • Scheduled flights

Please note

The itinerary above is just a suggestion and you are free to make adjustments to suit your exact requirements. Please call 01904 734 358 to speak to one of our Tailor-Made Holiday Specialists about tailoring your holiday with GRJ independent.

Departure Times

Our tours of Scandinavia and Russia typically depart the UK between 10am and 11am.

What’s included
What's Included
  • 13 dinners and 12 lunches
  • Return scheduled flights to Moscow and from Beijing (Economy Class)
  • Hotels x 6 nights (B&B)
  • Tsar's Gold private train x 8 nights (Superior Cabin)
  • 1 night on a Chinese Sleeper train from the border to Beijing
  • 5 Full Day excursions - Moscow, Lake Baikal, Mongolian Switzerland, Beijing and the Great Wall of China
  • 6 Half Day excursions - Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Ulan Ude and Ulaanbaatar
  • Chinese sleeper train: Standard class travel
  • Single room supplement applies. Please call for details.

This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

James.S Starkie
Laura Strawinski
James.E Eaton
Trans-Siberian - Moscow to Beijing

An Epic Cross-Continental Tour


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