The Trans-Mongolian railway is an ancient tea-caravan route, connecting China with Russia via Mongolia. This is a LEGO-STYLE TOUR. You choose the places, activities and attractions, we arrange it as one smooth-running epic journey.
You will have a chance to see three unique civilizations during this lifetime journey!
Cross Asia and a half of Europe during one epic journey
Culture, history, cuisine, people and nature - this is all-in-one adventure
Choose the places you have always wanted to see - and the places you have never heard of! Contact your Discovery Russia Travel Planner now to chat the details and plan your journey
This is the suggested itinerary only and you're totally flexible to amend it. Once you check out from the train at any city for a sightseeing tour, you overnight in a hotel and catch the next train in a day or two - depending on time table and activities planned for you. This is not liveaboard and scheduled departure tour, you will need to check in/out every time from train to hotel. Contact your Discovery Russia Travel Specialist to work out YOUR program based on your interests, do what you really want to do and see what you really want to see while you travel by the world's longest railroad!
Day 1-2. Moscow
Day 3. Exploring Central Russia
Day 4, Vorsma, Kazakovo and Bororodsk
Day 5, Gorodets
Day 6. Ekaterinburg
Day 7 Siberian train ride
Day 8, Siberian train ride
Day 9, Lake Baikal
Day 10, Departure to Mongolia
Day 11, On board
Day 12, Ulan Batoor
Day 13, Mongolian nomadic culture
Day 14, Terelj National Park
Day 15, To China!
Day 16, Beijing!
Day 17, Great Chinese Wall
Please select the additional tour options (for the registered users these options will be added to their wish-list):
Stalin’s “DATCHA” and WWII museum
This was the place where Stalin lived for over twenty years, the place that saw many famous people and so many historic decisions made within these modest walls surrounded by a high, green fence. And the place where Stalin died. Visit to nearby Poklonnaya Hill which has a great open air military museum
Extra cost, pp: 196 USD
Bunker-42 Nuclear Forces Center
Visit the command post of Long-range air force (Strategic nuclear forces of Soviet Union), a town down under, 65 meters below the gound level right in the heart of Moscow! See the table where the Cuban missileCrisis was resolved and classifed Russian military equipment: No photos in restricted areas!
Extra cost, pp: 55 USD
A great idea to surprise your party! If you are travelling as couple and have a date to celebrate, or just feeling blue - take a flight over Moscow on Cessnta-172S!
Extra cost, pp: 331 USD
Ride the famous T-55 or T-62 tank in Moscow
If you are interested in the history of tanks, or simply want to know more about this world-famous Russian feature, just go on a test drive! We are sure that you will like the van. Allow at least half a day for this tour as we go outside of the city to special military fields.
Extra cost, pp: 1475 USD
Explore Urals behind Ekaterinburg
Day tour to Nevyansk, the first town-plant on the Ural, full of mysteries and legends. Continue to Byngi, an old Old Believer settlement keeps the ancient traditions. Finally, Nizhnye Tavolgi is famous for its folk craft and art of the manufacture of ceramic murals. You can make your own Russian potter here!
Extra cost, pp: 327 USD
2nd class railway tickets for the route. Upgrade is possible at extra charge
Selected accommodation in the towns
Excursions as per program
Transfers as per your tailor-made itinerary
English-speaking guides in the cities and towns where you hop off
Our 24/7 support line in Russia (English-speaking)
Russian, Mongolian and Chinese visa support documents