Option 20 | Trans Mongolian Journey | West to East

From the cobblestones of the Hermitage St Petersburg to
the cobblestones of
the Forbidden City

The direction of these itineraries are Eastward (West to East) St Petersburg to Beijing. If you want Westward (East to West) click here.
The itinerary detailed below uses the standard train and is for more independent travellers. If you require different levels of travel take one of the following links.

The itinerary detailed below uses the standard train and is for more independent travellers. If you require different levels of travel take one of the following links.

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  Using standard train Set Date Guided at each stop
  Using luxury private train Set date full escorted

Departures (weekly independent):

Departures (start - arrival day) from St. Petersburg
every Friday and Saturday
   
Costs
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Train Timetables

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Itinerary (weekly independent):

Day 1 Arrive St Petersburg. Transfer to accommodation for three nights. Choice of  homestay, hostel or budget hotel. Three hour walking tour.
Day 2 Day free for Other optional sightseeing
Day 3 Day free for sightseeing
Day 4 Depart St Petersburg (Leningradsky station) to Moscow between 2300 and 2355 - several possible trains.
Day 5 Arrive Moscow at 0800ish. Meet and transfer to accommodation for three nights.  Choice of homestay, hostel or budget hotel. Three hour walking tour.
Day 6 Moscow Other optional sightseeing
Day 7 Moscow sightseeing
Day 8 Train Moscow to Irkutsk.
Day 9 On train. Bring out that large novel, or travel chess set!  Info about the Train
Day 10 On train.
Day 11 On train.
Day 12 Arrive Irkutsk and transfer to Lake Baikal for two nights accommodation in local village. Our costs are based on using our chalet/lodge accommodation. If you prefer a dedicated homestay please request - no change to cost. If our chalet was full you would be accommodated with a homestay.
Details about Lystvyanka accommodation and sightseeing.
Day 13 Lake Baikal village. Alternative packages to add if you want.
Day 14 Transfer back to Irkutsk for one night homestay.
Day 15 Transfer to rail station for train #364 to Ulaan Baatar departing at 2155 (duration 34.5hrs).
Day 16 On train. Mongolian stew anyone!
Day 17 Arrive Ulaan Baatar at 0553 and transfer to homestay for one night. Free time to explore city. Alternative stopover options
Day 18 Transfer to ger camp for two nights - approx 70km out of Ulaan Baatar. Free time for 'Grassland Pursuits'.
Day 19 Grassland pursuits. Option activities such as horse or camel riding, archery and hiking etc
Day 20 Transfer back to homestay for one night. Balance of day to explore more of Ulaan Baatar.
Day 21 Transfer to station for train to Beijing departing at 08:30.
Day 22 Arrive Beijing at 15:35. End of arrangements. Beijing Options


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.
Free allowance for rail baggage is 35kg per person. For the over-weight baggage you need to check them at the Luggage Checkin Center of Beijing Railway
Station on the morning of the day prior to departure date.

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