Three capitals - Moscow, Ulan Bator, Beijing
31 Mar 2019
Three capitals - Moscow, Ulan Bator, Beijing
- Hotel Overview
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This unforgettable 13-day journey starts in Moscow before setting off for Beijing on the Trans-Mongolian route. Your journey takes you around the south-west shore of Lake Baikal before stopping at Ulan Bator so that you can explore Mongolia’s capital. Then we’re off again through the vast open tracts of Mongolia as our train races onwards towards China’s amazing capital, Beijing.
You’ll probably require a Russian, Mongolian and Chinese visas for this tour. But don’t worry – we can make all the arrangements for you. See our website for more details, or speak to one of our travel experts for assistance.
Day 1 - ARRIVE IN MOSCOW
Your tour starts in Moscow where our driver is waiting at the airport or train station to take you to your accommodation.
Day 2 - MOSCOW
Today is when your adventure really begins.
A half-day city tour in Moscow.
We start with an introductory meeting, hosted by our guide, before setting off on a half-day tour of the capital’s iconic attractions – Red Square, the Kremlin and St Basil’s Cathedral – and including the Alexander Gardens, Lenin’s Mausoleum and Old Arbat (popular pedestrian thoroughfare).
Day 3 - DEPARTURE MOSCOW
Make the most of your last day in Moscow before transferring to the train station. Take your last few photos or stock up on provisions for the journey before setting off for Beijing.
Day 4 - EUROPEAN RUSSIA
Today, you’ll head past the cities of the Golden Ring, the industrial city of Kirov and the former military city of Perm. Then we cross the Ural Mountains and head onwards into Asia.
Day 5 - INTO EURASIA
Passing through Yekaterinburg, the train leaves the eastern foothills of the Ural Mountains behind and heads towards Novosibirsk — the largest city in Siberia.
Day 6 - INTO SIBERIA
We race on through the seemingly endless forests of Siberia, past the mighty Altai region before crossing the River Yenisei at Krasnoyarsk, plunging ever deeper into exotic Asia.
Day 7- LAKE BAIKAL AND THE MONGOLIAN BORDER
Having passed through Irkutsk and the amazing Lake Baikal, you continue on to the mountains that border Mongolia. Leaving the last major Russian city of Ulan‐Ude behind, your train heads ever onwards to the Mongolian capital, Ulan Bator.
Day 8 - ARRIVE IN ULAN BATOR AND THE GORKHI TERELJ NATIONAL PARK
On arrival, you’ll be taken to your accommodation to freshen up and enjoy a hearty breakfast.
You’ll visit the world famous Gorkhi Terelj National Park, followed by lunch at a Ger camp and a relaxing stroll in the hills. There’s an excursion to Turtle Rock and a meditation centre, before returning to the Ger camp for a much-needed evening meal and overnight stay.
Day 9 - MONGOLIAN STEPPE
After breakfast, you’re free to discover the local area and relax.
Visit a local herdsman’s family to experience for yourself the fascinating daily life of the local nomadic people.
Day 10 - ULAN BATOR
Your half-day tour takes in the city’s main monuments, with time to browse the local art, antique and cashmere shops before visiting Zaisan Hill to enjoy the marvellous views it offers of the city
Day 11 - ULAN BATOR: FREE DAY
You’re free all day to explore the fascinating city of Ulan Bator on your own, or just relax and soak up the local atmosphere.
Day 12 - LEAVE ULAN BATOR AND CROSS THE GOBI DESERT
We have an early start today as we catch the train to Beijing and head off through the Gobi Desert. Before long, we’ve reached the Chinese border and are racing towards Beijing.
Day 13 - ARRIVE IN BEIJING
Today sees us pass through rural China and its Great Wall, before reaching our final destination – the Chinese capital, Beijing.
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Extend your tour
Here at RNTO, we can create your perfect holiday package. So why not extend your trip with a few extra days discovering another fascinating city at the start or end of your trip? See our website for details, or call one of our friendly advisers today on +44 (0) 207 985 1234.
- Train tickets (second class)
- Accommodation (BB) in safe and central locations (3 *)
- In-tour transfers to and from stations and hotels
- Visa support for Russia (invitation letter)
- Half day city tours and excursions with English speaking guides
- Excursion transport and entry fees
All tours exclude: flights, visa processing costs, meals unless otherwise listed, personal expenses.
Single supplement: £735
Flights and Visa services are not included in the tour, though you can choose and book your flight using our smart and easy tool at: https://www.visitrussia.org.uk/flights/
*Book one of our Tour Packages to Russia and save £55 on your Russian visa!
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ARBAT HOTEL 3*
This hotel is in a fabulous location, as veified by nearly all visitors. Within a 15 minute walk from the hotel you will find the Bolshoi Theatre, GUM Shopping Centre and the incredible Red Square with St. Basil’s Cathedral making it a perfectly central location for your stay in Moscow. There are also several restaurants and cafes in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. Smolenskaya Metro Station is just over 5 minutes away, giving you great access to the underground to travel wherever you want to in Moscow as well as a direct link to the trains for the airport. This classical hotel works well on a budget, especially for someone who wants to be in the centre of this historical and cultural capital.
The hotel offers you all the following amenities:
· Flat screen TV
· Free Wi-Fi
· Continental Breakfast
· Snack bar
· Staff speaking Russian
· Hour Front Desk
· Ticket service, Luggage Storage
· Ironing Service
HOTEL NINE 3*
Hotel Nine is situated in the heart of the capital of Mongolia, Ulan Bator. Hotel nine sits in the centre of all the major landmarks of Ulan Bator such as the Chinggis Square, the Government house, and is just a few minutes’ walk from The National Museum of History. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant or choose from one of the several restaurants and cafes located nearby. Offering comfort and convenience to all its guests, Hotel Nine offers 24-hour room services, free Wi-Fi access in all rooms and 24-hour security services. This modern hotel works well for visitors who wants to be where the heart of the action is and for those with interested in nature and history.
The hotel has many facilities including:
· Central location
· Brand new facilities
· Air condition
· High Speed Internet access
· Fine dining
A Ger (also known as a yurt) is a portable felt-lined tent used by families in Mongolia. It has no separate rooms, only one big room with two or three beds, a table, stools and a stove for heating when it is cool.
Within a Ger the furniture is always arranged in the same way with the kitchen to the right of the door, an altar in the back, and beds to the left and right of the altar.
Staying in a Ger Camp gives the ideal opportunity to sample the daily life of a Mongolian nomad.