PACKAGE INCLUSIONS

All train journeys include.

  4 berth soft-class sleeper – can be upgraded to 2 berth see additional cost
Hotel or homestay accommodation as shown in itinerary
Transfers to the train station in Ulaan Baatar and Irkutsk. These are the only outbound transfers provided on the budget trips. Inclusion makes this a simple thing and is cheaper than organizing a separate taxi or similar. At other stops you organize your one outward transfer locally.
Arrival transfer at all stops from the railway station to your accommodation. This is necessary because homestays are VERY difficult to find. In addition the transfer person gives you the actual cabin berth tickets for your next onward journey.
Meals (see below)
Visa invitation paperwork - read more about this important point
Correct arrangements for local visa registration. See above link for more on this subject.
Pre-departure info sheets
Emergency contact at each point - multi languages

 

Other inclusions related to specific packages

Meals are included as follows:

Train

On board the train no meals

Ulaan Baatar

breakfast homestay

Ger camp

all meals

Lake Baikal

breakfast homestay

Irkutsk

breakfast homestay

Moscow

breakfast homestay

Suzdal breakfast guesthouse

St Petersburg

breakfast homestay

Vladivostok

breakfast homestay

Komsomolsk

breakfast homestay

Severobaikalsk

breakfast homestay

Yekaterinburg breakfast hotel. no meals apartment

Harbin

breakfast hotel

Ulan Ude

breakfast homestay

Tashkent

breakfast guesthouse

Almaty

breakfast hotel

Bukhara

breakfast guest house

Samarkand

breakfast guesthouse

Khiva

breakfast guesthouse

 

Not Included:

On site visa registration payments. These are a legal requirement once you arrive. The amount of the fee varies between cities. Our current feedback indicates a range from EUR1 to EUR35.