Independent Tour - Set Departure Date - Budget Trans Mongolian Journey

Itinerary - West to East

 

Day 1 Arrive St Petersburg. Transfer to your hotel for three nights. Three hour walking tour. You can add extra days for St Petersburg.
Day 2 St Petersburg free day.  Extra sightseeing ideas.
Day 3 St Petersburg free day.
Day 4 Late departure on sleeper train to St Petersburg (Leningradsky station) to Moscow.
Day 5 Early arrival Moscow. Meet and transfer to your hotel for three nights. Three hour walking tour.
Day 6 Moscow free day.   Extra sightseeing ideas.
Day 7 Moscow free day.
Day 8 Train Moscow to Irkutsk.  Info about the Train
Day 9 Onboard train. Time to bring out that large novel, or start a 3 day chess tournament.
Day 10 Onboard train.
Day 11 Onboard train.
Day 12 Arrive Irkutsk and transfer to Lake Baikal for two nights homestay. Alternative packages to add if you want.
Day 13 Lake Baikal village.
Day 14 Transfer back to Irkutsk for one night homestay.
Day 15 Transfer to rail station for train to Ulaan Baatar. (duration approx 34.5hrs).
Day 16 On board train.
Day 17 Arrive Ulaan Baatar and transfer to homestay for one night. Free time to explore city.
Day 18 Transfer to ger camp for two nights - approx 70km out of Ulaan Baatar. Free time for 'Grassland Pursuits'.
Day 19 Grassland pursuits.
Day 20 Transfer back to homestay for one night. Balance of day to explore more of Ulaan Baatar.
Day 21 Transfer to rail station for train to Beijing departing.
Day 22 Arrive Beijing. End of arrangements. Can Add Beijing package.

 

Departure Dates:
We have set departure dates based on the most recent information from the various train companies involved. Although unlikely, these can change and we would advise you as far in advance as is possible. In these cases changes can be made without administrative surcharges.

2017

Start St Petersburg 05/02 – Winter Wanderer: Experience Winter to the Maximum! View Dr Zhivago scenery! You can add our Beijing package.

Start St Petersburg 11/06 - Early summer, and the amazing changes across Russia. Long evenings and the beginning of the 'White Nights' time for St Petersburg - fancy tennis at 0100am?? You can add our Beijing package.

Start St Petersburg 18/06 - Summer and all is green. This trip is designed to take in the famous Nadaam Festival in Mongolia. Costs will vary due to amended logistics required. Please enquire further for your individual costing by sending us an email. You can add our Beijing package.

Start St Petersburg 09/07 - Full summer and more long evenings.You can add our Beijing package.

Start St Petersburg 13/08 - Full summer and more long evenings. You can add our Beijing package.

Start St Petersburg 17/09 - Autumn Spectacular: This date is set to maximise the Autumn season through Russia. You can add our Beijing package.

Start St Petersburg 27/12 – Russian New Year and a Winter Wanderer: Experience Winter to the Maximum! View Dr Zhivago scenery! You can add our Beijing package.

Similar Dates will operate for 2017.

If the above dates do not suit we can organise these tours for departure any week. This would require a minimum number of two persons - if a single traveller we would have to quote you a new price. Naturally you may be the only people on that departure. If you wish to maximise your chances of others doing the same trip as you then use the above set departure dates.

Hear what past clients have said about our journeys. Client Comments

Price - Cost 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.


NOTES

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.

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.
View our Booking Conditions, Booking form and other technical information.

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

View our Booking Conditions, Booking form and other technical information.

Or contact us directly by email or phone +61 (0)3 9500-0444.