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Trans-Siberian Golden Program | Ulan-Bator - Moscow

Tour rating: 4.78 / 5, Based on 49 Reviews
Small group tour to Mongolia, Russia

EARLY BIRD: Treat yourself to the adventure of a lifetime and cross 1/3 of the world on the legendary Trans-Siberian railway. This specially tailored small group tour includes high-comfort accommodation, tours with top guides and premium service. Plus, you can extend your journey to St. Petersburg and Beijing.

Trans-Siberian Golden Program | Ulan-Bator - Moscow

14 days5 cities
MongoliaRussia2 countries
Small group tour to Mongolia, Russia
From
$6,498
Tour rating: 4.78 / 5, Based on 49 Reviews

EARLY BIRD: Treat yourself to the adventure of a lifetime and cross 1/3 of the world on the legendary Trans-Siberian railway. This specially tailored small group tour includes high-comfort accommodation, tours with top guides and premium service. Plus, you can extend your journey to St. Petersburg and Beijing.

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Day-By-Day

Ulan Bator

first destination
4 days in the city
2 nights in a hotel and 1 night in a traditional yurt
Day 1
Arrival in Ulan Bator
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the gorgeous capital of Mongolia - Ulan Bator! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

Day 2
Visiting the Gandan Monastery & Trip to Gorkhi-Terelji National Park
Day tour
Day tour

After breakfast you check out from your hotel, meet your guide and explore the legendary Mongolian Buddhist Gandan Monastery in Ulan Bator. In the evening you enjoy a 1-hour pony riding and have dinner at the camp.

Day 3
Meeting a Nomadic Family, Genghis Khan Statue & Folk Show
Day tour
Day tour
Show
Show

Following breakfast at the ger camp you meet your guide and start the day with a visit to a nomadic family to learn more about their culture, authentic lifestyle and traditions.

Day 4
Ulan Bator Sightseeing Tour
City tour
City tour

After breakfast you check out from the hotel and go on an exciting walking city tour around the most interesting attractions of Ulan Bator.

4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

train
Ulan Bator
Irkutsk
23 hrs 20 min

It's time to board your train and enjoy your trip along the Trans-Siberian route. Wave the capital of Mongolia goodbye and discover Irkutsk after a change from the Trans-Mongolian to the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Listvyanka Village

second destination
2 days in Listvyanka Village
1 night in a remarkable hotel
Day 5
Transfer to Baikal & Lake Baikal Cruise
Transfer
Transfer
Boat ride
Boat ride

In the afternoon your train arrives in Irkutsk. After lunch you have a private 3-hour cruise on Lake Baikal.

Day 6
Listvyanka Village Tour & Trip to Taltsy Village
Day tour
Day tour
Transfer
Transfer

Today you enjoy a guided tour of Lisvyanka Village, including the Baikal Limnological Museum and Aquarium. You then take a chair-lift to the famous view-point by the Chersky Rock and St. Nicolas Church.

Anastasia Hotel, Listvyanka
3

Set near the breathtaking Lake Baikal, the Anastasia Hotel is a great place to stay at during your Siberia getaway. It offers spacious cozy rooms, fitted with cable TVs and private bathrooms. Some rooms have balconies, perfect to take in the incredible beauty of the local nature.

car
Listvyanka Village
Irkutsk
1 hr 10 min

You have a short car ride with a trusted driver ahead of you today. Buckle up, and enjoy the beautiful views on your way to Irkutsk.

Irkutsk

third destination
1 day in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel hotel
Day 7
Irkutsk City Tour
City tour
City tour

After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and have the morning at leisure. After lunch, you meet your guide and driver in the hotel lobby and have a guided tour of the most remarkable city's attractions.

Day 8
On Board the Train

You spend this day on board the train enjoying fantastic scenery passing by your window, accompanied by your fellow travelers from all over the world.

Marriott Courtyard Irkutsk City Center, Irkutsk
4

Set near the embankment, the elegant Marriott Courtyard is a great property, offering spacious air-conditioned rooms, equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay, including such amenities as a mini-fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, and a safe.

train
Irkutsk
Ekaterinburg
2d 4hrs

Today you continue your Trans-Siberian journey, making your way from the gorgeous Lake Baikal region to Ekaterinburg.

Ekaterinburg

fourth destination
2 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 9
Arrival in Ekaterinburg
Transfer
Transfer

Today you arrive in the capital of Ural Region. Your driver meets you at the train station and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for overnight.

Day 10
Last Days of Russian Imperial Family Tour in Ekaterinburg
City tour
City tour

After breakfast you meet your guide and driver and enjoy a guided sightseeing tour around the most remarkable city landmarks. The second part of your tour is dedicated to the last days of the Russian Imperial Family.

Day 11
On Board the Train

In the morning you check out from your hotel and your driver takes you to the train station to board the train to Moscow.

Park Inn, Ekaterinburg
4

The Park Inn hotel is located in the heart of beautiful Ekaterinburg, it’s a great place to stay during your Russian getaway. Promising everything you need for a comfortable stay, the vibrant hotel offers great rooms with air-conditioning, satellite TVs, and private bathrooms.

train
Ekaterinburg
Moscow
26 hrs

Board a local Russian train and enjoy the experience of crossing Trans-Siberian railway as the locals do. Make your way from the Ural treasure - Ekaterinburg to the iconic capital of Moscow in 26 hours.

Moscow

fifth destination
3 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 12
Exploring the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow
City tour
City tour

Early in the morning, your train arrives in the legendary capital of Russia - Moscow. Your driver meets you at the train station and takes you to your centrally located hotel for check-in and breakfast.

Day 13
Visiting the Tretyakov Gallery & Moscow Subway Ride
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

After breakfast, you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and enjoy a guided tour to the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery.

Day 14
Departure from Moscow
Transfer
Transfer

This is the final day of your amazing Trans-Siberian train tour! Following breakfast you check out from the hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Courtyard by Marriott Moscow City Center, Moscow
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Set in the middle of the impressive 18th-century street in central Moscow, the Courtyard by Marriott is an amazing property and one of the best places to stay during your Russian getaway.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Ulan-Bator, Listvyanka Village, Irkutsk, Ekaterinburg, and Moscow;
  • Overnight at a traditional Mongolian ger camp;
  • 1st class tickets for Ulan-Bator - Irkutsk, Irkutsk - Ekaterinburg, Ekaterinburg - Moscow trains;
  • Private train car provided exclusively for our small group tour from Ulan-Bator to Moscow;
  • Local experienced tour leader accompanying the group from Ulan-Bator to Moscow;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US and Canadian citizens (Mongolian visa is not required). Full Russian and Mongolian visa processing service for Australian and New Zealand citizens. Visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Other meals according to the itinerary;
  • Minimum group size: 8 travelers. Maximum group size 18 travelers;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrance tickets to Aryabal Temple and National Museum of Mongolia, Baikal Limnological Museum and Aquarium, Temple of all Religions, Ganina Yama, Kremlin territory & Amber Chamber, St. Basil's Cathedral, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow subway;
  • Folk show in Ulan Bator;
  • 3-hour Lake Baikal cruise;
  • Ride on a chair-lift to the Baikal viewpoint;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: Departures are guaranteed with minimum 8 travelers. If a particular departure will not gather the minimum number of participants, the closest alternative departure dates or program will be offered. Confirmation of departure will be issued 4 months prior to the tour start date.

Note: Due to specific travel arrangements and train departure times depending on the schedules of Russian and Mongolian Railways, the itinerary may be subject to change.

Note: Single travelers rate covers transfers and hotel accommodations for single occupancy. Please let us know if you would prefer to have single supplement for train cabin as well.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Intimate group size of up to only 8 to 18 travellers;
  • Comfort of traveling in a private train car and attention of a professional English-speaking tour leader that turn your adventure into a carefree journey;
  • Professional local guides;
  • Private arrival and departure transfers;
  • Comprehensive tours providing in-depth insights into local culture throughout the journey;
  • Grandeur and beauty of 'Sacred Sea of Siberia', the famous lake Baikal, that you have a chance to witness during a private cruise;
  • A taste of the traditional Mongolian nomadic way of life at the ger camp including pony riding;
  • Journey across 2 continents along Trans-Mongolian railway from Moscow to Ulan-Bator.

What To Know

  • You should bring a few hundred dollars with you on the trip to pay for food as trains do not have ATM machines
  • Usual tip size in restaurants is 10% of the check. Recommended tips for guides and drivers is $8-12 per day for a great level of service
  • Bringing a water-resistant jacket, umbrella, and some warm clothes is a must
  • Russian climates are unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh even during summers
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