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Trans-Mongolian Experience

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Trans-Mongolian Experience - Intrepid
Trans-Mongolian Experience - Intrepid
Starts
St Petersburg
Destinations
+5
Ends
Beijing
Age Range
15 to 70 year olds
Excellent
1 review

Highlights

  • Study views of St Petersburg and Moscow
  • Join the Trans-Siberian Railway for our 3-day trip to Irkutsk
  • Explore nature of the Mongolia
  • Finish trip in the capital of the most populous country, Beijing
Start in St Petersburg and end in Beijing! With the in-depth cultural tour Trans-Mongolian Experience, you have a 20 day tour taking you from St Petersburg to Beijing and through St Petersburg, Russia and 6 other destinations. Trans-Mongolian Experience includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • Trans-Mongolian Experience reviewer 1
    Written on June 22, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Palaces, museums, monasteries, yak meat, milk and curd, and of course ... cucumber. Trains, buses and camels and the Metros of Saint Petersburg and Moscow. Churches and temples, shamanism and Buddhism to orthodox Russian churches ... hotels and home stays and train cabins.... vodka and beers.... 21 days that will heighten and overwhelm all your senses with dry deserts, snow capped mountains, grassy endless plains and fur-tree forests stretching from wet Russia in the west to dry Mongolia in the east... towns of churches, traditional houses, and industry to the very modern Beijing with department stores, highways and cars and a changing diet of local foods but always with an option to have cucumber for breakfast, lunch and dinner - pickled, dry or sliced raw, Opera in the Mariinsky Theatre, Mongolian throat singing and Chinese Kung Fu Theatre, this is the Trans Mongolian Experience from Saint Petersburg to Beijing. It is an experience not for those that tire easily - Russians can drink Vodka on a train until early hours - nor for those not willing to explore and climb and hike the Metros and hillsides, nor for those with sensitive noses with scents and smells from the crisp clean air of the gardens of the Palaces of Saint Petersburg to the incense laden fragrances of smoky Temples and Monasteries of China and Mongolia, definitely not for those with a sore back who can't sleep on the hard rocking beds of trains or the firm beds of a Mongolian ger, nor for those with sensitive touch who won't experience the rough architecture of an ancient wall or the amazing softness of Mongolian cashmere and definitely not for those with sensitive eyes that won't appreciate the opulence of the Amber Room of Catherine Palace or the vivid colours and designs of Asian decorative styles. And the best thing about this trip is the free time to engage a local tour guide to visit local landmarks or wander the back streets and less tourist filled areas of cities and towns. HINT: Do some research, be it history, or culture, language or geography or all of these. Look on the Internet for a local tour guide; buy your ticket for the Hermitage or Bolshoi Ballet and opera at the Mariinsky Theatre online, and be fit and healthy and ready to have every sense and every muscle and bone in your body assailed to its limits. I hope you enjoy and make the most this trip as much as I did!
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Itinerary

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  • Introduction
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  • Day 1: St Petersburg
  • Day 2: St Petersburg
  • Day 3: St Petersburg
  • Day 4: Suzdal
  • Day 5: Moscow
  • Day 6: Moscow
  • Day 7-10: Moscow/Trans-Siberian Railway
  • Day 11: Lake Baikal
  • Day 12: Lake Baikal
  • Day 13-14: Irkutsk/Trans-Mongolian Railway
  • Day 15: Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 16: Terelj National Park - Ger Camp
  • Day 17: Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 18: Ulaanbaatar/Overnight Train
  • Day 19: Beijing
  • Day 20: Beijing

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • July 18, 2016

      What is the average age on this tour?

      The general age range is 25-49 however Intrepid's appeal is diverse, which is why it is all about your shared attitude, not age.

    • June 20, 2016

      How do I get my Chinese visa?

      Intrepid can help you by sending you some information on the visa process.

      You will be required to organise your own Chinese visa for this trip. We recommend contacting your local embassy to help you with the process of obtaining this visa.

      It is solely your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the necessary documentation to comply with the laws and regulations of the countries to be visited.

    • June 20, 2016

      How do I get my Mongolian visa?

      Intrepid can help you by sending you some information on the visa process.

      You will be required to organise your own Mongolian visa for this trip. We recommend contacting your local embassy to help you with the process of obtaining this visa.

      It is solely your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the necessary documentation to comply with the laws and regulations of the countries to be visited.

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      Visa

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      Vaccinations

      These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      Typhoid
      Recommended for Russia, Mongolia and China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      Hepatitis A
      Recommended for Russia, Mongolia and China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      Tuberculosis
      Recommended for Russia, Mongolia and China. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      Hepatitis B
      Recommended for Russia, Mongolia and China. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      Yellow fever
      Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Russia and China. Ideally 10 days before travel.
      Japanese B encephalitis
      Recommended for Russia and China. Ideally 1 month before travel.
      Tick-borne encephalitis
      Recommended for Russia, Mongolia and China. Ideally 6 months before travel.
      Rabies
      Recommended for Mongolia and China. Ideally 1 month before travel.
      Cholera
      Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.

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      Location
      St Petersburg is the starting point and Beijing is the endpoint.
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      Deposit
      TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm this Intrepid booking. The remaining balance is then payable 56 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 17 March 2017 the full payment of $3,817 is necessary.
      Cancellation policy
      No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $3817 for Trans-Mongolian Experience, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
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      Destinations

      Covering a total distance of approx 7,227 km.
      • St Petersburg (Russia)
      • 710 km
      • Suzdal (Russia)
      • 191 km
      • Moscow (Russia)
      • 4,354 km
      • Lake Baikal (Russia)
      • 281 km
      • Irkutsk (Russia)
      • 521 km
      • Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)
      • 1,169 km
      • Beijing (China)

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