Trans-Mongolian Express | Mongolia – Moscow – St. Petersburg

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Trans Mongolian Express, 21-day rail adventure, from SGD 4,939 per person

From the Great Wall of China to the Hermitage in St Petersburg, travel halfway around the world in three incredible weeks. Board one of the world’s great trains and ride the rails on this once-in-a-lifetime trip across the grassy steppes of Mongolia and through the taiga forests of Siberia. Share train carriages with locals, overnight in Mongolian ger tents and in cozy Russian homestays.

Not only does this trip provide the perfect blend of comfortable accommodations and plenty of activities but also free time to explore this fascinating region at your own pace.

Click here for a shorter 16-day Trans Mongolian Adventure rail journey.

21 Nights
From SGD 4,939Per Person

Trans Mongolian Express

Arrive at any time.

Visit the Great Wall at Mutianyu and soak in the history and scenery.

Enjoy a guided tour of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Opt to see an acrobatics or kung fu show, visit the Temple of Heaven or Lama Temple, or enjoy a bicycle tour around the city.

Ride the rails through China and into Mongolia. Watch as the landscape changes and make friends with neighbours.

Arrive at Ulaanbaatar and start exploring. Choose to take in a local cultural show or enjoy real Mongolian barbecue.

Enjoy an included city tour with a local guide to learn more about the rich history and culture of Mongolia. Later, leave the metropolis and travel into Mongolia's Terelj National Park. Enjoy a night in a traditional ger camp.

Exclusive Inclusion Local Living Traditional Ger Stay

Meals included: Dinner

Spend the night in a ger camp learning about traditional life.

Exclusive Inclusion Local Living Traditional Ger Stay

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Head back to Ulaanbaatar for a few hours before boarding the train to Siberia.

Meals included: Breakfast

Spend a full day on the train heading deeper into Russia and watching the landscape change.

Travel to Listvyanka on the shores of Lake Baikal. Opt to visit Baikal Limnological Museum, enjoy a 'banya' (Russian sauna) or take a boat ride on the lake. Learn more about local life with a homestay.

Exclusive Inclusion: Local Living Listvyanka Homestay

Meals included: Dinner

Head back to Irkutsk for an included city tour of one of the most beautiful cities in Siberia. Take some time to shop like the locals at the Central Market to stay well-fed on the voyage.

Meals included: Breakfast

Continue on from Irkutsk to Yekaterinburg. Drink with locals in the dining car, buy homemade food on the platform from "babushkas" (Russian grandmothers), read, relax, play cards, meet your fellow passengers, watch the taiga forests go by — this is what the experience is all about!

Continue on and arrive at the Soviet-style city in the Ural Mountain region.

Enjoy a guided tour of Yekaterinburg, including the Church of All Saints on Spilled Blood and the Black Tulip monument.

Meals included: Breakfast

Cross from Asia to Europe on this 24hr train from Yekaterinburg to Moscow.

Meals included: Breakfast

Arrive in Moscow and start exploring. Take an orientation walk of the metro then opt for a Moskva River boat trip or a visit to Lenin's Mausoleum, the Tretiakov Gallery or St Basil's Cathedral.

Enjoy a guided Kremlin and Armoury tour before free time to explore.

Spend another day in Moscow before an overnight train to St Petersburg.

Arrive in the morning and enjoy a walking tour of the back streets and hidden alleys of St Petersburg.

Visit the Hermitage Museum with free time to continue exploring the "Venice of Russia."

Meals included: Breakfast

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

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

Trip Type Small Group
Small group experience; Max 15, average 12

Age requirement 12+
All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Trip Cost

Price per person in SGD dollars

  • from $4,939 per person
  • SGD 659 ~ **Optional 'My Own Room'

**If you're travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the booking process.

Inclusions

  • Local Living Traditional Ger Stay, Gorkhi Terelj National Park
  • Great Wall entrance (Beijing)
  • Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City guided tour
  • China-Mongolia Railway
  • Ulaanbaatar guided city tour including Gandan Monastery and Bogd Khan Palace
  • Trans-Mongolian Railway
  • Irkutsk city tour
  • Lake Baikal stay (Listvyanka)
  • Trans-Siberian Railway
  • Yekaterinburg walking tour
  • Trans-Ural Railway
  • Red Square visit and Moscow metro orientation tour
  • Kremlin and Armoury guided tour
  • St Petersburg walking tour
  • Hermitage Museum entrance
  • Local meal suggestions and language and border-crossing support throughout
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Accommodations Hotels/guesthouses (9 nightts), sleeper trains (7 nights), Mongolian ger (2 nights).
  • Meals 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners; allow USD595-775 for meals not included.
  • Transportation Train, private bus, metro, walking
  • Staff & experts Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Dates

  • Mon, 16 Apr - Fri, 04 May, 2018 7+ Available$4939
    Mon, 23 Apr - Fri, 11 May $4939
    Mon, 30 Apr - Fri, 18 May $4939
    Mon, 14 May - Fri, 01 Jun $4939
    Mon, 28 May - Fri, 15 Jun $4939
    Mon, 11 Jun - Fri, 29 Jun $5179
    Mon, 25 Jun - Fri, 13 Jul $5179
    Mon, 02 Jul - Fri, 20 Jul $5179
    Mon, 16 Jul - Fri, 03 Aug $5179
    Mon, 30 Jul - Fri, 17 Aug $5179
    Mon, 13 Aug - Fri, 31 Aug $5179
    Mon, 27 Aug - Fri, 14 Sep $5179
    Mon, 03 Sep - Fri, 21 Sep $5179
    Mon, 17 Sep - Fri, 05 Oct $5179
    Mon, 01 Oct - Fri, 19 Oct $4939
    Mon, 15 Oct - Fri, 02 Nov, 2018 $4939
    Mon, 15 Apr - Fri, 03 May, 2019 $4939
    Mon, 22 Apr - Fri, 10 May $4939
    Mon, 29 Apr - Fri, 17 May $4939
    Mon, 13 May - Fri, 31 May $4939
    Mon, 27 May - Fri, 14 Jun $4939
    Mon, 10 Jun - Fri, 28 Jun $5179
    Mon, 24 Jun - Fri, 12 Jul $5179
    Mon, 01 Jul - Fri, 19 Jul $5179
    Mon, 15 Jul - Fri, 02 Aug $5179
    Mon, 29 Jul - Fri, 16 Aug $5179
    Mon, 12 Aug - Fri, 30 Aug $5179
    Mon, 26 Aug - Fri, 13 Sep $5179
    Mon, 02 Sep - Fri, 20 Sep $5179
    Mon, 16 Sep - Fri, 04 Oct $5179
    Mon, 30 Sep - Fri, 18 Oct $5179
    Mon, 14 Oct - Fri, 01 Nov, 2019 $4939

Trip Map

Trip map for 21D Trans-Mongolian Express

Trip map for 21D Trans-Mongolian Express