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Three capitals, 12 days/ 11 nights

Tour starts on any Wednesday

Moscow - Ulan Bator - Beijing
The tour is a great possibility to visit three countries - Russia, Mongolia and China. You will be delighted with the capital of Russia, Gold-Domed Moscow with Red Square, the Kremlin and Novodeivchiy Convent - symbols of Russia. Mongolia will greet you with its endless steppes, the Goby desert, gers and nomadic families. China awaits with the rich history of Beijing, the Great Wall and the Forbidden City.

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Day 1 Moscow (Wed)
Three capitals, 12 days/ 11 nights

Three capitals, 12 days/ 11 nights

Moscow, the capital of Russian Federation, is the starting point of your great Trans Siberian journey.
On arrival in Moscow you will be met by our friendly representative who will escort you by car or mini bus to your hotel. On the way to the hotel, you will have the opportunity to get your first glimpse of this truly unique city.

Moscow is the capital and the largest city in Russia as well as the largest metropolitan area in Europe with a population well over 10 million. This amazing city has served as the capital of the Soviet Union, the Russian Empire and the Grand Duchy of Moscow. Moscow has had a tumultuous history dating back to medieval times when it was founded by Prince Yuri Dolgoruki (Yuri of the Long Arms, known for the length of his arms!) in the early 12th century. It has seen numerous invasions and sieges from the Mongols to the Poles and Lithuanians to the Crimean Tatars to Napoleon and finally the Nazi’s but it has persevered and today is a thriving metropolis. The city is filled with unique architecture from the Kremlin and Red Square to giant Stalin skyscrapers to new office blocks built during the economic boom of recent years and it contains a strikingly beautiful metro system. The city is the center of political as well as economic power in Russia and visitors can feel the energy in the streets. There is always something going on in Moscow and there is so much to see.

Day 2 (Thu)
Three capitals, 12 days/ 11 nights

Three capitals, 12 days/ 11 nights

After breakfast at the hotel you will have some free time to become oriented. In the afternoon, you will check out of the hotel and meet with your guide. Your excursion program starts with a city tour by car or minibus.

Panoramic City Tour. This tour is a great start to your trip and the best way to get acquainted with many of the city´s major highlights. Our professional guide will escort you on a route that includes Vorobyevi Hills where you will get an incredible view of the city from an observation point, you will proceed to Moscow State University which is an example of architecture from the time of Stalin and one of Russia’s leading schools of higher education, then on to Novodevichiy Convent, the Diplomatic Village, Victory Park, the Triumphal Arch, Kutuzovsky Prospect and much more.

Departure by rail to Ulan-Bataar.

Day 3-6 (Fri - Mon)
Three capitals, 12 days/ 11 nights

You will travel by the longest railway in the whole world moving through Siberia with its mighty taiga and rivers. The route to Novosibirsk will pass through many small and large towns including Tyumen, the oil capital of Russia and Omsk. You will cross the Irtysh river and continue on through the great forest. Having crossed the bridge across the Ob river, you will pass Novosibirsk. The train will cross over many rivers including the Kam, Chuna, Lya, Oka, Yenisey and Angara. The most important being the Yenisey, with the city of Krasnoyarsk spread along its picturesque bank. Then you will pass Ulan-Ude and cross the Russian-Mongolian border.

Day 7 Ulan Bator (Tue)
Three capitals, 12 days/ 11 nights

Morning arrival in Ulan Bator, you will be greeted by our representatives and the Mongolian part of your journey will begin. After breakfast at the hotel, you will transfer to the National Park "Terelj" (110km) which is situated in a picturesque mountain valley. We will stop at Ovoo, a pile of stones built as a landmark for worship near the mountain pass.

On arrival, you will have lunch. The resort offers a wide range of optional activities (paid separately on the spot) including; archery, horse cart riding and trekking. Dinner will be served in a ger-café and you will spend the night in a ger (the traditional Mongolian nomadic house) in the middle of the endless step.

Day 8 (Wed)
Three capitals, 12 days/ 11 nights

Three capitals, 12 days/ 11 nights

After breakfast, we will head back towards Ulan Bator, stopping to visit a nomadic family along the way.

Once back in the capital, you will start off on a city tour. We will visit the heart of Ulan Bator - Sukhbaatar square with its statue of Sukhbaatar, the national hero in the center. We will then leave the square and drive to Gandan Monastery, which was destroyed during Stalin’s rule, but has since been rebuilt. We will have lunch and then continue the tour program to the Natural History Museum, the oldest public museum in Mongolia. The museum includes geological, geographical, biographical, pale ontological and anthropological sections. The most impressive exhibits are the huge skeletons of two dinosaurs found in the Gobi desert and also the nests of dinosaurs’ eggs. The museum also includes examples of the snow leopard, Gobi bear, red wolf and others species of Mongolia.
After the museum, you will have some free time to shop in a real, Mongolian Department store. Dinner is at a local restaurant. You will spend this night in your hotel.

Ulan Bator is Mongolia’s capital and largest city with a population of over 1 million. The city was founded in 1639 as an initially nomadic Buddhist monastic center. In 1778, it settled permanently at its present location, the junction of the Tuul and Selbe rivers. Before that it had changed location 28 times, with each location being chosen ceremonially. By the early 20th century the city had a population of 25,000, of whom some 10,000 were Buddhist monks or monastery workers. Today, Ulan Bator is the economic and cultural center of the country. The city has a number of noteworthy historical monuments.

Day 9 (Thu)
Three capitals, 12 days/ 11 nights

After an early breakfast, you will transfer to the railway station to take train to Beijing at 08.05. The entire day will be spent on the train, admiring the scenery of valleys and mountains.

Day 10 Beijing (Fri)
Three capitals, 12 days/ 11 nights

Three capitals, 12 days/ 11 nights

On arrival to Beijing you will be met at the railway station by our Chinese representatives and transfer to your hotel by car or minibus. At the hotel you will have a good lunch (optional) and after some rest you will begin your sightseeing city tour. This tour is the best way to see the main highlights of Beijing which include the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City lies in the very heart of Beijing. Built between 1406 and 1420, this palace served as the home of China´s emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for five centuries - from 1406 until 1908. The palace consists of 9000 halls and rooms, containing many precious relics. The palace is considered to be the largest palace in the world and one of mankind’s major cultural heritage sites. After your tour, you will have dinner at a local restaurant.
In the evening you will have free time for walking along the city streets and admiring the surroundings. If you would like recommendations on good places to eat or other activities, don’t hesitate to ask your guide.

Beijing is the capital of China and China’s second largest city after Shanghai with more than 17 million people in the greater Beijing area. Beijing is recognized as the political, educational and cultural center of China while Shanghai and Hong Kong predominate in economic fields. Beijing is one of the world’s greatest cities and has been an integral part of China’s history for centuries - there is scarcely a major building of any age in Beijing that doesn´t have at least some historical significance. The city is renowned for its opulent palaces, temples, and huge stone walls and gates. Its art treasures and universities have long made the city a center of culture and art in China. We are sure that you will enjoy your time here and find the city fascinating.

Day 11 (Sat)
Three capitals, 12 days/ 11 nights

After breakfast at the hotel, we will head off to one of the most powerful symbols of ancient Chinese civilization – the Great Wall, stretching 6,350 km. The Great Wall was built as a defensive structure. Construction began during a very unstable time of Chinese history, the warring period of 476 - 221 B.C. In the beginning, walls were built at strategic points by different kingdoms to protect their own territories. After the first Emperor Qin Shihuang of the Qin Dynasty unified China in 221 B.C., he decided to have the individual walls joined together in order to create one Great Wall. It took more than 1 million people and more than 10 years to finish the work. In 1987, the Great Wall was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
After time at the wall, we will stop for lunch (optional) at a local restaurant.
The second part of the excursion will take you to the Ming Tombs. The Ming Tombs are a group of mausoleums built for 13 Ming emperors, their empresses and their concubines. The tombs are located about 31 miles north of Beijing over an area of 25 square miles. Two of the tombs, Changling and the most famous, Dingling, an underground palace, are open to the public. In the evening you will have a good Chinese dinner.

Day 12 (Sun)
Three capitals, 12 days/ 11 nights

After breakfast, check out and transfer to the airport. This ends your Trans-Siberian journey. We hope that you had a wonderful time and we look forward to welcoming you back to this region of the world sometime in the future!

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Prices in USD per person Total number of travelers
2 3 - 4 5 - 6 single supplement
Low
Oct 1 - Apr 30
1st class classic 2115 2026 2003 180
1st class full 2641 2420 2333 180
2nd class classic 1716 1628 1604 180
2nd class full 2228 2008 1629 180
High
May 1 - Sep 30
1st class classic 2155 2065 2041 183
1st class full 2691 2466 2377 183
2nd class classic 1749 1659 1635 183
2nd class full 2270 2046 1957 183


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Prices are per person based on double occupancy in a specific hotel. You should add single supplement to the price in case you travel in a group but you stay at a single room. If you travel by yourself, please, contact us and we will give you a quote. We offer additional discounts for groups of 7 or more.

Please note, train Fares & Schedule are subject to change without notice that is why the program can be slightly changed. Anyway this will not influence the quality of the services and we will try to make your trip unforgettable.

Classic package includes:

  • Transfers airport–hotel / hotel-airport or train station–hotel / hotel–train station;
  • Train tickets 1st (2 berths compartment*) or 2nd class (4 berths compartment);**
  • Russian visa invitation (single entry).
  • Accommodation hotel 3*, DBL, B&B;

Full package includes :

  • Transfers airport–hotel / hotel-airport or train station–hotel / hotel–train station;
  • Train tickets 1st (2 berths compartment*) or 2nd class (4 berths compartment);**
  • Russian visa invitation (single entry).
  • Bilingual guide for all programs (Russian/English);
  • Accommodation hotel 3*, DBL, B&B;
  • Excursions according to programs;
  • Entrance tickets to museums.

* single compartment in the train is available on request

Not included in tours unless indicated in Classic or Full packages:

  • Meals and snacks not listed in the program or listed as “optional”;
  • Visa fees levied by the Russian, Mongolian and/or Chinese Embassies. For US, UK and Canadian citizens, our company offers Full Visa Support. This is where you send us your passport and other documentation and we obtain the Russian visa for you. To learn more about this option, please visit the Full Visa Support page
  • International airfare;
  • Fee for oversized and overweight luggage;
  • Travel and health insurance.

Please note that every effort will be made to adhere to the tour pricing, however, currency fluctuation beyond our control may affect final costs
 

Payment policy:
To book a tour, 30% deposit is required at the moment of booking. The trip must be fully paid 61 days before departure.

Cancellation policy:
61 or more days before departure - a fee equal to 15% of the entire package will be charged.
60-15 days before departure - a fee equal to 30% of the entire package will be charged.
14 days or less before departure or no-show - a fee equal to 100% of the package will be charged.

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