Classical Trans-Mongolian Adventure: Moscow - Irkutsk - Ulan Bator - Beijing

Classical Trans-Mongolian Adventure: Moscow - Irkutsk - Ulan Bator - Beijing

Enjoy the Trans-Mongolian adventure from Moscow to Beijing, including stops in Irkutsk and Ulan Bator. On this trip, you will visit two absolute must-see places – Lake Baikal and Mongolia. And you can travel year round choosing a period when the visited places are not crowded by tourists. You will have the chance to contemplate the beautiful buildings from tsars’ times in Moscow, to touch the waters of Lake Baikal, to sleep in a ger outside Ulan Bator as many Mongolians still do, to submerge in thousands years of history and culture in Beijing.


Itinerary:

Day 1 (Friday). Moscow

Arrival to Moscow. Transport to the hotel and accommodation. If you want to spend more time in Moscow you can arrive on an earlier day.

Day 2. Moscow
Free morning to explore Moscow. At about noon departure to Irkutsk.

Day 3 - 5. On the train.
We pass through the Ural Mountains with million cities Perm and Ekaterinburg. Further east we come through the large Siberian cities such as Novosibirsk and Krasnoyarsk. The landscape in this part of the railway switches between coniferous and birch forests and small villages, where development is still far behind the big cities.

Day 6. Irkutsk
Arrival to Irkutsk in the morning, transport to the hotel. The rest of the day is free.

Day 7. Irkutsk - Olkhon
In the morning start of your journey by bus and ferry to the island of Olkhon - the largest in the Baikal lake. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 8 & day 9. Olkhon
2 days to explore this beautiful island. You can visit Khoboy cape, the Shaman Rock, go on a hiking tour outside Khuzhir, explore the near cave etc. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 10. Olkhon - Irkutsk
You head back to Irkutsk. Accommodation at the hotel and overnight.

Day 11. Irkutsk, departure
Departure in the morning to Ulan Bator. Overnight in the train.

Day 12. Ulan Bator
Arrival to Ulan Bator in the morning, city tour with a visit to Gandan Khiid Monastery, National Museum, Zaisan memorial etc. Accommodation at a hotel and overnight.

Day 13. Ulan Bator - Terelj - Ulan Bator
Excursion to Terelj National park (approx. 75 km) occupying wide territory amidst the vast Mongolian steppes. Here we visit the imposing Turtle Rock and the spiritual centre Aryabal. In the afternoon return to Ulan Bator for overnight.

Day 14. Ulan Bator, departure
In the morning, departure to Beijing.

Day 15. Beijing
Arrival to Beijing in the afternoon, transfer to your hotel. Free time

Day 16. Beijing
A whole day tour to visit The Great Wall and Ming Tombs (only 1 tomb is visited). Overnight in Beijing.

Day 17. Departure
The tour ends after breakfast. You can return home or prolong your stay in Beijing

Practical information: ►Please, note that on certain dates and tours you might travel in a group with other tourists, if they have booked a trip on the same dates. We cannot say if this is the case in advance. ►Prices for hotel accommodation are subject to change in periods of exhibitions or other special events. We reserve the right to change the hotels if no availability with hotels of similar standard. ►Prices are valid with minimum of 2 people travelling together.


Price Includes:
Accommodation in a dbl room as follows: hotel People Loft Tverskaya 2** in Moscow - 1 night (or similar); hotel Angara 3* (or similar) in Irkutsk - 2 nights with breakfast; hotel Dreams 3* in Ulan Bator - 2 nights with breakfast; hotel Beijing Guantong Jianhui Hotel 4* (or similar) in Beijing - 2 nights with breakfast
train tickets at 2nd class Moscow-Irkutsk-Ulan Bator-Beijing
transfer Moscow airport - hotel in Moscow
tour to Olkhon incl. public transport and 3-night accommodation at local guesthouse - dbl. room with shared facilities and halfboard (breakfast+dinner)
transfer Irkutsk train station - hotel in Irkutsk
city tour in Ulan Bator with transport and English speaking local guide
excursion to Terelj with transport and English speaking local guide
2 lunches in Mongolia
1-day tour to the Great Wall and Ming Tombs with transport; entrance fees and English speaking local guide
transfer Beijing train station - hotel in Beijing
Russian visa invitation

Not Included:
Flight tickets
visa to Russia; Mongolia and China
drinks and meals not mentioned
tips
insurance
optional excursions
additional transfers
extra days before/after the tour
personal expenses

Additional Services:
Supplement for the Olkhon tour in the period December - April: 50 EUR per person for Hivus Hovercraft
transfer hotel in Moscow - train station: 50 EUR (1-3 persons)
transfer hotel in Irkutsk - train station: 25 EUR (1-2 persons)
transfer hotel in Ulan Bator - train station: 12 EUR per person (min. 2 persons)
transfer hotel in Beijing - airport: 42 EUR per person (min. 2 persons)


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