TRANS-SIBERIAN AND BAIKAL (Russia-Mongolia-China, China- Mongolia-Russia)

Moscow – Yekaterinburg – Novosibirsk – Krasnoyarsk – Irkutsk – Lake Baikal – Ulan Ude – Ulaanbaatar – Beijing
16 days, 8000 km



Day 1: Moscow

Arrival in Moscow.

Check- in at the hotel.

Day 2: Moscow

Visit to the Red Square.

Visit to the Kremlin grounds and other highlights of Moscow.

Transfer to the railway station.

Accommodation on board the Grand Trans-Siberian Express.

Day 3: Full day on the train

Arrival in Yekaterinburg.

Check- in at the hotel.

Day 4: Yekaterinburg

Visit to the city center.

Visit to the “Cathedral on The Blood”.

Visit to the Ganina Yama.

Accommodation on board the Grand Trans-Siberian Express.

Day 5: Full day on the train

Arrival in Novosibirsk.

Check- in at the hotel.

Day 6: Novosibirsk

Visit to some remarkable orthodox churches.

Visit to the famous Opera House.

Visit to the Taiga, the “real Siberian forest”.

Visit to the open air railway museum of Russia.

Accommodation on board the Grand Trans-Siberian Express.

Day 7: Krasnoyarsk

Visit to the several view points.

Visit to the main shopping street.

Boat cruise on the Yenissei River.

Accommodation on board the Grand Trans-Siberian Express.

Day 8: Irkutsk

Visit to the old town.

Visit to the private classical concert.

Check- in at the hotel.

Day 9: Lake Baikal

Transfer to Lake Baikal.

Visit to the village Listvyanka.

Great Siberian lunch.

Short cruise on Lake Baikal.

Transfer to the train.

Photo stop at a small village.

Visit to the typical wooden houses of local people.

Baikal barbecue.

Accommodation on board the Grand Trans-Siberian Express.

Day 10: Ulan Ude

Arrival in Ulan Ude.

Visit to the “Ivolginsky Datsan”.

Accommodation on board the Grand Trans-Siberian Express.

Day 11: Ulaanbaatar

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar.

Visit to the famous Ghandan Monastery.

Visit to the the central Sukhabaatar Square.

Visit to the the Bogd Khan Museum, the Zaisan monument.

Visit to the acultural music and dance show.

Check- in at the hotel.

Day 12: Ulaanbaatar

Visit to the Terelj National Park.

Visit to the Naadam show.

Day 13 & 14: Ulaanbaatar & Beijing

On days 13 and 14 you have the choice between 2 options.

Option 1: to Beijing by plane

Day 13: Ulaanbaatar – Beijing

Visit to the Historical Museum.

Leisure time.

2 hour flight from Ulaanbaatar to Beijing.

Check- in at the hotel.

Day 14: Beijing

Visit to the Temple of Heaven.

Visit to the Imperial Palace (“Forbidden City”).

Visit to the huge Tian An Men Square.

Option 2: to Beijing by train

Day 13: Ulaanbaatar

30 hour journey from Ulaanbaatar to Beijing.

Accommodation on board the train.

Day 14: Beijing

Arrival in Beijing.

Visit to the Imperial Palace (“Forbidden City”).

Visit to the huge Tian An Men Square.

Check- in at the hotel.

Day 15: Beijing

Visit to the Great Wall of China.

Visit to the Ming Tombs.

Photo stop at the Olympic stadium.

Dinner in one the famous Beijing duck restaurants.

Day 16: Beijing

Transfer to the airport.

Flight departing Beijing.