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Trans Mongolian Discovery - Sundowners Overland
21 days

Trans Mongolian Discovery

From Beijing to St Petersburg
Tour Highlights
Max group size:
15
Age range:
12 to 90 year olds
Operated in:
English
Our saving: $87
From
US $4,753
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Places You’ll See

  • Terelj National Park
    Terelj National Park
  • Irkutsk
    Irkutsk
  • Lake Baikal
    Lake Baikal
  • Moscow
    Moscow
  • St Petersburg
    St Petersburg
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Highlights

Highlights

  • Great Wall of China
  • Excursion to Aryabal Monastey
  • Museum of Wooden Architecture
  • Kazan Kremlin

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Beijing
  2. Day 2: Beijing
  3. Day 3: Trans Mongolian Railway
  4. Day 4: Ulaanbaatar
  5. Day 5: Ulaanbaatar and to Terelj National Park
  6. Day 6: Terelj National Park
  7. Day 7: Ulaanbaatar and across Mongolia
  8. Day 8: Arrive Irkutsk and to Lake Baikal
  9. Day 9: Lake Baikal
  10. Day 10: Irkutsk and aboard the Trans Siberian Railway
  11. Day 11: Trans Siberian Railway
  12. Day 12: Trans Siberian Railway
  13. Day 13: Welcome to Kazan
  14. Day 14: Kazan and on to Moscow
  15. Day 15: Hello Moscow!
  16. Day 16: Moscow
  17. Day 17: Moscow and to Velikiy Novgorod
  18. Day 18: Velikiy Novgorod
  19. Day 19: Welcome to St. Petersburg!
  20. Day 20: St. Petersburg
  21. Day 21: St. Petersburg
  22. Journey Summary
  23. Alternate itinerary: 30 March, 11 May, 09 November 2020
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What's included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
    Camping
      Berth / Cabin
        Guesthouse
          Sleeper Train
            Yurt

              Customer Reviews

              • Overall Rating
                Excellent
                4.5
              • Itinerary
                Excellent
                5.0
              • Guide
                Excellent
                5.0
              • Transport
                Good
                4.0
              • Accommodation
                Good
                4.0
              • Food
                Excellent
                5.0
              • 4.3
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              • A
                September 10, 2018
                This is not a tour for a rest. You are on the go instantly even after an overnight train trip —- but it is well worth it. Our accompanying guide was excellent, smoothing the bureaucracy, helping out when there were issues, went the extra mile on a... Show more
                Trip date: September 2018
              • A
                September 10, 2018
                This is not a tour for a rest. You are on the go instantly even after an overnight train trip —- but it is well worth it. Our accompanying guide was excellent, smoothing the bureaucracy, helping out when there were issues, went the extra mile on a... Show more
                Trans Mongolian Discovery customer review photo 1
                Trip date: September 2018
              • H
                August 07, 2018
                Our tour covered such a variety of landscapes, cultures, histories, peoples and culinary experiences.This tour is not for the feint hearted as it has so much to offer you are kept on the go. It exceeded my expectations. Our tour guide quickly identified... Show more
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                Trip date: July 2018
              • A
                August 03, 2015
                Ron and Lindy G - Trans Mongolian Explorer 06 - 29 June. We have just now returned from overseas and would like to thank Sundowners Overland, and in particular your travel advisor Bronwyn for the assistance given in planning our independent version... Show more
                Trip date: June 2015
                Review collected by Sundowners Overland

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              Frequently asked questions

                • What type of train is used on this tour?

                  The train cabins are standard 4 people per cabin but you can upgrade to a 2 berth cabin for a fee. The transport used on tour is trains between cities, local transport and private transfers as well.

                • What meals are included in the tour price?

                  The meals included are 12 hotel breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners.

                • How do I get a Chinese visa?

                  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.

                  Information about these matters is given by Sundowners Overland.

                • How do I get a Mongolian visa?

                  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.

                  Information about these matters is given by Sundowners Overland.

                • How do I get a Russian Visa?

                  You will be required to organise your own Russian 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.

                  Information about these matters is given by Sundowners Overland.

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                  Tugrik
                  Mongolia
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                  Russia

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                  Visa

                  Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

                  Vaccines

                  These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
                  • Typhoid - Recommended for China, Mongolia and Russia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
                  • Hepatitis A - Recommended for China, Mongolia and Russia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
                  • Cholera - Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
                  • Tuberculosis - Recommended for China, Mongolia and Russia. Ideally 3 months before travel.
                  • Hepatitis B - Recommended for China, Mongolia and Russia. Ideally 2 months before travel.
                  • Rabies - Recommended for China and Mongolia. Ideally 1 month before travel.
                  • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for China and Russia. Ideally 10 days before travel.
                  • Japanese B encephalitis - Recommended for China and Russia. Ideally 1 month before travel.
                  • Tick-borne encephalitis - Recommended for China, Mongolia and Russia. Ideally 6 months before travel.
                • Payment information
                  • For any tour departing before 25 February 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 25 February 2020, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Sundowners Overland. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 80 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
                  • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Sundowners Overland will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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