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Visit China and Mongolia before reaching Russia as you travel across continents and time zones on one of the world's greatest train journeys. Explore ancient Beijing before heading to the untamed wilderness of Mongolia to meet its nomadic people. Leave Asia behind on a journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway into Europe across the wild, open plains of Siberia before ending your journey in glittering St Petersburg. This trip will open your eyes to the history, scenery and unique cultures that make up this fascinating region so climb aboard for the ultimate trans-Siberia and Mongolian experience.
|Dates of Departures||Duration||Price (Land Only)||Trip Status|
|12 April 2016||16 days||£2,330||Available||Book now|
|3 May 2016||16 days||£2,330||Available||Book now|
|24 May 2016||16 days||£2,425||Available||Book now|
|7 June 2016||16 days||£2,425||Available||Book now|
|14 June 2016||16 days||£2,425||Available||Book now|
|28 June 2016||16 days||£2,515||Available||Book now|
|12 July 2016||16 days||£2,515||Available||Book now|
|19 July 2016||16 days||£2,515||Available||Book now|
|26 July 2016||16 days||£2,515||Available||Book now|
|16 August 2016||16 days||£2,475||Available||Book now|
|30 August 2016||16 days||£2,425||Available||Book now|
|13 September 2016||16 days||£2,330||Available||Book now|
|20 September 2016||16 days||£2,330||Available||Book now|
|11 April 2017||16 days||£2,330||Available||Book now|
|9 May 2017||16 days||£2,330||Available||Book now|
|23 May 2017||16 days||£2,425||Available||Book now|
|6 June 2017||16 days||£2,425||Available||Book now|
|13 June 2017||16 days||£2,425||Available||Book now|
|27 June 2017||16 days||£2,515||Available||Book now|
|11 July 2017||16 days||£2,515||Available||Book now|
|18 July 2017||16 days||£2,515||Available||Book now|
|25 July 2017||16 days||£2,515||Available||Book now|
|15 August 2017||16 days||£2,425||Available||Book now|
|29 August 2017||16 days||£2,425||Available||Book now|
|12 September 2017||16 days||£2,330||Available||Book now|
|19 September 2017||16 days||£2,330||Available||Book now|
The country we know today as China actually derives from a long line of smaller civilisations dating back six millennia. China’s influence on modern life is nothing short of remarkable having given the world a huge array of inventions such as paper, the compass, gunpowder and even pasta. The country is steeped in traditions and ancient practices and it is all just waiting to be rediscovered by you.
China’s rapid development over the last 20 years has helped transform it into a global economic super power, but its historic roots are here to stay. You only have to visit one of the many temples, the Great Wall or the Terracotta Army to see that!
Days 1-3 Beijing
The fascinating city of Beijing is the ideal place to start this journey. Uncover the secrets of the Forbidden City, walk through Tiananmen Square and enjoy a day at the amazing Great Wall of China, which stretches far over China and is one of mankind's most astonishing architectural achievements.
Days 4-7 Ulaanbaatar/Ger Camp
Cross the border into Mongolia and journey into the grasslands of Genghis Khan. Stay in a traditional ger, walk through alpine parks, cook Mongolian dumplings and visit a community project that supports disadvantaged children.
Day 8 Trans-Mongolian Railway/Ulan Ude
Take a train ride north through the vast steppe of Mongolia, taking in views of a changing landscape and heading towards Siberia, the heart of Russia.
Days 9-11 Lake Baikal
Enjoy feasting on local food while on an overnight homestay and participate in traditional customs on the shores of sparkling Lake Baikal.
Days 12-13 Trans-Siberian Railway
The route of the famed Trans-Siberian Railway covers vast terrain, crossing the taiga and travelling through five time zones on its way from Asia to Europe. Watch the world go by and relax on this famous locomotive.
Days 14-15 Kungur
Break up the journey with a stop in tranquil Kungur, home to an onion-domed skyline and an abundance of beautiful natural landscapes. See one of the world's biggest ice caves which is permanently frozen all year round.
Days 16-18 Moscow
Wander the streets of Moscow, Russia's capital, and take in the famous Red Square, St Basil's Cathedral and the magnificent Kremlin. Visit the Armoury Museum and Lenin's Mausoleum for a dose of history.
Days 19-21 St Petersburg
The elegant city of St Petersburg, full of must-see monuments and complete with a lively night scene, is the final breathtaking destination on this epic cross-continental journey.
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Minimum age 18 years. These trips can and do attract a variety of ages and customers will be of different nationalities too. It's all about having a passion for travel which is age-less!
Hotel (10 nts), Overnight sleeper train (7 nts), Guesthouse (2 nts), Ger (1 nt)
Overnight sleeper train, Private Bus, Metro
Maximum of 12 travellers per group
Allow USD $600 for meals not included.
This tour is operated by Intrepid Travel.
Our Real Gap Tours are guided tours that are run through our (other) favourite travel companies. Typically, most of your travel will be on a bus/coach and you will stop off at a number of different destinations in your chosen country. We won’t be able to offer you a buddy list for these trips as people will book through different companies.
Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.
You will be assigned a personal travel adviser who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.
In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our staff at any time should you need to.