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Adventure Tours

Trans-Mongolian Rail Adventure

From €3018pp
Depart From
Fly from Dublin
Departure Date
Multiple departure dates throughout the year
Duration
16 Days
Destination
Russia, Mongolia & China
Price
From €3018pp
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Fly from Dublin and board the Trans-Siberian railway for this unforgettable journey through Russia, Mongolia & China.

Incredible doesn't begin to describe this railway journey from Russia to China.

Beginning in Moscow, your trip on the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway will take you across the steppe to experience secluded Mongolia's colourful culture.

Disembark and spend a night in a ger before continuing on to the palaces of Beijing. An experienced CEO (chief experience officer) will lead the way and take care of the details so you’re free to enjoy one of the world's greatest train rides.

Whether on board or off, this will be 16 days to remember for the rest of your life.

Is this tour for me?

  • Travel Style: Rail

Get closer to the big cities, isolated communities, and stunning landscapes of the world's greatest destinations via train-based adventures on iconic rail routes like the Glacier Express, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, and the Trans-Siberian.

  • Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

  • Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

  • Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12.

  • Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Day 1: Moscow

Arrive at any time. Want to explore Moscow? Ask us about our Moscow city tour experiences.

Day 2: Moscow

Enjoy free time to explore Moscow's numerous museums and galleries, the Kremlin, or Lenin's Mausoleum.

Day 3: Moscow

Board the train and start one of the world's most famous rail routes. The journey takes 88 hours across the Ural Mountains and through the wilds of the Siberian taiga forests. You'll arrive at your destination in the evening on Day 6.

Day 4: Trans-Siberian Railway

Continue on your journey and soak in the amazing landscapes. Share laughs and drinks with fellow passengers- Russians and foreigners alike.

Day 5: Trans-Siberian Railway

Continue on your journey and soak in the amazing landscapes. Share laughs and drinks with fellow passengers— Russians and foreigners alike.

Day 6: Trans-Siberian Railway

Continue on your journey and soak in the amazing landscapes. Share laughs and drinks with fellow passengers— Russians and foreigners alike.

Day 7: Irkutsk/Listvyanka

Arrive into Irkutsk in the morning. Drive to the village of Listvyanka and enjoy a guesthouse on the shore of Lake Baikal. Opt to try a banya (Russian sauna), go on a boat trip on the lake, or take an invigorating swim. Enjoy incredible local meals prepared by your host.

Meals included: Dinner

Day 8: Listvyanka/ Ulaanbaatar

Enjoy a guided tour of Irkutsk before 2 nights on the train to Ulaanbaatar.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9: Listvyanka/Ulaanbaatar

Cross the border into Mongolia and watch the scenery change from dense forests to grassland.

Day 10: Ulaanbaatar

Arrive in Mongolia and spend some time getting to know the capital city.

Day 11: Ulaanbaatar/ Gorkhi Terelj National Park

Drive to nearby Terelj National Park to stay in a traditional ger (yurt). Options to hike, or try traditional archery.

Exclusive Inclusions:

  • Local Living Traditional Ger Stay

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 12: Gorkhi Terelj National Park/ Ulaanbaatar

Head back to Ulaanbaatar with a free day to explore the capital.

Opt to visit the local Chinggis Brewery, watch a cultural show with Mongolian throat singing, or visit the Gandan Monastery for a taste of Tibetan Buddhism.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13: Ulaanbaatar/ Beijing

Board the train for the final 30 hr train ride. At the border, the train changes wheels to match the different gauge. Opt to stay on the train and watch.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14: Ulaanbaatar/ Beijing

Arrive in Beijing and start exploring this buzzing capital of China.

Opt to visit the Forbidden City or Tiananmen Square.

Day 15: Beijing

Enjoy an included visit to the Great Wall and walk along the Mutianyu section.

Day 16: Beijing

Depart at any time.

Price is per adult sharing and includes:

  • Flights and charges from Dublin
  • Accommodation:
    • Simple guesthouses/ hotels (7 nights)
    • Sleeper trains (7 nights)
    • Mongolian ger stay (1 night)
  • Meals:
    • 4 breakfasts
    • 1 lunch
    • 2 dinners 
    • Allow USD420-550 for meals not included.
  • Transportation:
    • All transport between destinations and to/ from included activities
    • Train
    • Private bus
    • Taxi
    • Metro
    • Walking
  • Staff & experts:
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
    • Local guides
    • Local meal suggestions and language and border-crossing support throughout
  • Activities & excursions:
    • Local Living: Traditional Ger Stay, Gorkhi Terelj National Park
    • Trans-Siberian Railway
    • Trans-Mongolian Railway
    • Irkutsk city tour
    • Great Wall entrance (Beijing)

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Travel insurance
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

For more information please call us on 021 427 7094 or 01 696 5135, email info@shandontravel.ie, request a call back using the red button or submit an enquiry through the form below.

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