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Trans Mongolian Discovery

Trans Mongolian Discovery - Sundowners Overland
Trans Mongolian Discovery - Sundowners Overland
Excellent
4 reviews
Starts
Beijing
+8 Destinations
Trans Mongolian
Ends
St Petersburg
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Highlights

  • Great Wall of China
  • Excursion to Aryabal Monastey
  • Museum of Wooden Architecture
  • Kazan Kremlin
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Guesthouse, Sleeper Train, Yurt
Max Group Size
15
Transportation
Train & Rail, Private Vehicle
Travel style
Train & Rail
Start in Beijing and end in St Petersburg! With the train & rail tour Trans Mongolian Discovery, you have a 21 day tour package taking you from Beijing to St Petersburg and through Beijing, China and 8 other destinations. Trans Mongolian Discovery is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as meals, transport and more.

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  • A
    Written on September 10, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    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 number of occasions, always smiling. Local guides were also very good with a couple being excellent. The trains are what you should expect, not always good but survivable. Chinese trains are forgettable. Keep your sense of humor at all times! The accommodation, with one exception was good, well located and comfortable. The itinerary in locations was great, maybe a little more free time to explore would have been good, but that means other sacrifices. Well worth it.
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  • A
    Written on September 10, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    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 number of occasions, always smiling. Local guides were also very good with a couple being excellent. The trains are what you should expect, not always good but survivable. Chinese trains are forgettable. Keep your sense of humor at all times! The accommodation, with one exception was good, well located and comfortable. The itinerary in locations was great, maybe a little more free time to explore would have been good, but that means other sacrifices. Well worth it.
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  • H
    Written on August 7, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    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 the physical capabilities and our interests which enabled him to offer great options. He was particularly good, with a sense of humour and the ability to be mindful of all in his care. A trip of a lifetime.
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  • A
    Written on August 3, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 of the Trans Mongolian Explorer journey in June. We left Australia feeling quite well prepared and comfortable with the pre travel advice, and travel arrangements. The assistance of an Ambassador on the first day of arrival in each city was an excellent introduction, with the additional plus of local 'know how' in commuting from A to B. Your Ambassadors, Snow in Beijing, Alex in Mongolia, Roman in Irkutsk, and Diane in St. Petersburg, were all amazingly knowledgeable and extremely interesting to talk with, a huge asset to your company. Re.. Moscow Ambassador please see below. The experience was brilliant and everything worked well. This journey has given us one of the most interesting and memorable trips we have ever had.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1-3: Beijing
  2. Day 4: Trans Mongolian Railway
  3. Day 5: Ulaanbaatar
  4. Day 6: Terelj National Park
  5. Day 7: Ulaanbaatar and across Mongolia
  6. Days 8-9: Arrive Irkutsk and to Lake Baikal
  7. Days 10-12: Irkutsk and aboard the Trans Siberian Railway
  8. Days 13-14: Welcome to Kazan
  9. Day 15: Kazan and onto Moscow
  10. Days 16-17: Hello Moscow!
  11. Day 18: Moscow and to St. Petersburg
  12. Days 19-21: St. Petersburg

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Questions & Answers

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

    • 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.

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    About the countries

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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.

    Vaccinations

    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.

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    Location
    Beijing is the starting point and St Petersburg is the endpoint.
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Sundowners Overland booking. The remaining balance is then payable 75 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 31 December 2018 the full payment of $4,772 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 75 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $4772 for Trans Mongolian Discovery, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
    Availability
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Sundowners Overland will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
    Credit Cards
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 7,293 km.
    • Beijing (China)
    • 1,169 km
    • Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)
    • 63 km
    • Terelj National Park (Mongolia)
    • 63 km
    • Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)
    • 439 km
    • Ulan Ude (Russia)
    • 231 km
    • Irkutsk (Russia)
    • 281 km
    • Lake Baikal (Russia)
    • 3,696 km
    • Kazan (Russia)
    • 718 km
    • Moscow (Russia)
    • 633 km
    • St Petersburg (Russia)

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