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Trans Mongolian Discovery - Sundowners Overland
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21 days

Trans Mongolian Discovery

From Beijing to St Petersburg
Tour Operator:
Sundowners Overland
Max group size:
15
Age range:
12 to 90
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
14447
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Highlights

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

Itinerary

Start in Beijing and end in St Petersburg! With the Discovery tour Trans Mongolian Discovery, you have a 21 days tour package taking you through Beijing, China and 6 other destinations. Trans Mongolian Discovery includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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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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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
9 nights
Guesthouse
2 nights
Sleeper Train
7 nights
Yurt
2 nights

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Customer Reviews

  • A
    · September 10th, 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
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    · September 10th, 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 7th, 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 3rd, 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
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21 days
Trans Mongolian Discovery
From Beijing to St Petersburg
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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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    Good to Know

    • Currency
      ¥
      Yuan Renminbi
      China
      Tugrik
      Mongolia
      Russian Ruble
      Russia
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, G, I. As a traveller from England you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, A, B, I. As a traveller from Australia, New Zealand you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, A, B, G. As a traveller from South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, A, B, G, I.

      Type C
      Mongolia and Russia
      Type E
      Mongolia and Russia
      Type F
      Mongolia and Russia
      Type A
      China
      Type B
      China
      Type G
      China
      Type I
      China
    • 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.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • 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.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before July 3rd, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after July 3rd, 2021, 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 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.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Sundowners Overland" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.