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The Trans-Siberian: Moscow to Beijing

(Tour code: MBJ17)Let the Tsar's Gold Train take you on an adventure

Let the Tsar's Gold Train take you on an incredible adventure across almost half of the surface of the world from the ornate splendor of Moscow to the bustling beauty of modern Beijing, through remote Siberia, beautiful Mongolia and the vast landscapes of the Gobi Desert.

Tour Highlights
  • Potsdam and Berlin
  • Beijing and the Great Wall of China
  • Warsaw
  • Moscow and the Kremlin
  • Tsar's Gold Private Train
  • Kazan, Yekaterinburg and Novosibirsk
  • Irkutsk
  • Lake Baikal
  • Ulan Ude and Mongolia
  • The Gobi Desert
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Eurostar Standard Premier
    Eurostar Meal
    Tsar's Gold Train
  • Selected Breakfasts
    Selected Evening Meals
    6/9 Nights' Accommodation
  • Selected Porterage
  • Upgrades Available
    Optional flight out
    Flight home

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
Days 1-4

To Potsdam, Berlin & Warsaw

Our journey begins at our St Pancras Departure Office. We board the Eurostar to Brussels, continuing to Potsdam which we tour along with Berlin on Day 2. We travel to Warsaw for the night on Day 3. After free time on Day 4, we board the sleeper train to Moscow.

St Basil's Cathedral, Moscow
Days 5-6

Moscow

Today we arrive in the Russian capital where weset out on a panoramic tour. On Day 6 we visit the Kremlin, then later we join the Tsar's Gold Private Train.

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Novosibirsk
Days 7-9

Kazan, Yekaterinburg and Novosibirsk

Our first stop is Kazan, which we learn about on a guided tour of the magnificent Kremlin - a UNESCO World Heritage site. On Day 8 we cross the Europe-Asia divide, arriving in Yekaterinburg to visit the site where the Romanov family were murdered in 1918. On Day 9 we reach Novosibirsk, enjoying a traditional Russian welcome with bread and salt before a guided tour.

Irkutsk Orthodox Cathedral
Days 10-12

To Irkutsk and Lake Baikal

We spend today on board, indulging in a 'Tsar's Feast', of vodka and caviar tastings this evening. On Day 11 we arrive in Irkutsk which we explore on a guided tour. On Day 12, we travel by bus to a Siberian village. After learning about the local culture, we take a boat trip across Lake Baikal followed by a picnic dinner.

Lenin Statue, Ulan Ude
Days 13-17

Ulan Ude and Mongolia

Today we reach Ulan Ude, taking a tour before continuing into Mongolia, stopping in the capital, Ulaanbaatar on Day 14 for a guided tour. We travel by coach into Mongolian Switzerland on Day 15, experiencing a traditional lunch and horse-riding show with nomadic herdsmen. On Day 16 we pause in the Gobi Desert ahead of changing trains for the final leg of our journey to Beijing on Day 17.

Flight home
Days 18-20

Beijing and return to London

Today we enjoy a guided tour that includes Tiananmen Square and the Temple of Heaven. On Day 19 we visit a the world-famous Great Wall of China before a dinner of Peking duck. We transfer to the airport on Day 20.

Outbound Option

We are delighted to offer a version of the tour starting with a flight from London to Moscow. Although shorter in length (16 days), this version still includes all the splendour of Moscow.

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

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