Independent Tour - Set Departure Date - Budget Trans Mongolian Journey

Itinerary - East to West

Day 1 Own way to railway station. Train to Ulaan Baatar from Beijing.. Four berth. Departure times can change each year, or seasonaly. We can confirm the time when booking. Extra services for Beijing can be organised... Beijing Packages. Yes we can get a hotel near the train station.
Day 2 Arrive Ulaan Baatar and transfer to homestay for one night. Balance of day to explore Ulaan Baatar.
Day 3 Transfer to ger camp for two nights. Approx 70km out of the city. Time for 'Grassland Pursuits'. Variations for Mongolian stop.
Day 4 Grassland pursuits
Day 5 Transfer back to homestay for one night. Balance of day for further sightseeing.
Day 6 Transfer to rail station for train to Irkutsk departing. Four berth.
Day 7 On board train. Mongolian border crossing.
Day 8 Arrive Irkutsk at and transfer to Lake Baikal for two nights homestay. Alternative packages to add if you want.
Day 9 Lake Baikal village
Day 10 Transfer back to Irkutsk for one night homestay.
Day 11 Transfer to rail station for train to Moscow departing. Four berth.
Day 12 On board train. Time to really get into that novel, or start a 3 day chess tournament.
Day 13 On board train
Day 14 Arrive Moscow. Meet and transfer to your hotel for three nights. Three hour walking tour.
Day 15 Moscow free day. Extra sightseeing ideas.
Day 16 Moscow free day.
Day 17 Own way to Leningradsky railway station. Late departure for overnight sleeper train to St Petersburg. We can vary this and use the daytime fast train thus adding a nights accommodation in either Moscow or St Petersburg.
Day 18 Early Arrival St Petersburg (Moscowsky station). Transfer from rail station to your hotel for three nights. Three hour walking tour. Four berth.
Day 19 St Petersburg free day. Extra sightseeing ideas
Day 20 St Petersburg free day.
Day 21 End of arrangements. You can add on extra days for St Petersburg.

East - West

2017


Start Beijing 15/02 – Winter Wanderer: Experience Winter to the Maximum! View Dr Zhivago scenery! You can add our Beijing package.

Start Beijing 17/05 - The 'Darling Buds of May' Late spring early summer, and the amazing changes in nature across Russia. You can add our Beijing package..

Start Beijing 21/06 - Early summer and more long evenings. - fancy tennis at 0100am?? You can add our Beijing package.

Start Beijing 19/07 - High summer and more long evenings. - fancy tennis at 0100am?? You can add our Beijing package.

Start Beijing 03/08 - High summer and more long evenings. - fancy tennis at 0100am?? You can add our Beijing package.

Start Beijing 13/09 - Autumn Spectacular: This date is set to maximise the Autumn season through Russia. You can add our Beijing package.

If the above dates do not suit we can organise these tours for departure any week. Keep reading prices are a bit further on! We have these set dates so that those that wish to travel with other people can maximise that possibility. these dates also target the best of the seasons.

Similar date will operate in 2018

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Cost - Price Page
Prices were correct at the time of publishing, but can change. We will then adjust this web site. If you have booked and deposited your trip there will be no surcharge. Upgrade train cabin means changing from a share 4 berth cabin to a share 2 berth cabin.
There are no single cabins. There are no 2 berth cabins on the rail section between Ulaan Bataar and Irkutsk (both directions). You can pay to make a 4 berth cabin for 2 persons. Please ask for this extra cost.

Accommodation:
Homestay: See our notes on this form of accommodation - click here.

Hotels: The better hotels are in Moscow and St Petersburg. 'Star' ratings can vary a bit in Russia, if compared to European, Asian and US hotels. Therefore, we state 'Three/Two' star. A particular hotel may have a local rating of three star, but by a wider world perspective it is considered two star. This relates more to hotels away from Moscow and St Petersburg.

NOTES

There may be some variation due to train arrival or departure times. The content remains the same, but the order in which services are provided may vary. Additional, or less nights may be required to meet changed train schedules.
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ADD Beijing Stopover - before or after.

Beijing is a city of many surprises. Time should be allowed to see some of the ancient wonders present in Beijing. Our programme is the suggested minimum. Add on more days if you can - you won’t be disappointed! Budget (backpacker style) hotels are at least 45 to 55 minutes by public transport from the centre. Due to unreliable reservation departments we cannot reserve these in advance. There are no homestay options in Beijing.

Additional Programmes
You may want a variation for your time in Beijing/China; Irkutsk (Lake Baikal); Ulaan Bataar; Moscow and St Petersburg

Beijing Stopover Classics of China Ulaan Bataar Mongolia
Irkutsk Lake Baikal Moscow & St Petersburg Golden Ring

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