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Trans Mongolian Express - Sundowners Overland
21 days

Trans Mongolian Express

From St Petersburg to Beijing
Tour Operator:
Sundowners Overland
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Age range:
12 to 90
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  • Ride the rails of the historic Trans Mongolian Railway
  • Admire grand chandelier draped fresco-filled stations
  • Relax by the lapping shores of the tranquil Lake Baikal


Start in St Petersburg and end in Beijing! With the Discovery tour Trans Mongolian Express, you have a 21 days tour package taking you through St Petersburg, Russia and 5 other destinations. Trans Mongolian Express includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: St. Petersburg
  2. Day 2: St. Petersburg
  3. Day 3: St. Petersburg
  4. Day 4: To Veliky Novgorod
  5. Day 5: Veliky Novogorod and depart to Moscow
  6. Day 6: Arrive Moscow
  7. Day 7: Moscow and aboard the Trans Siberian Railway
  8. Day 8: Trans Siberian Railway
  9. Day 9: Trans Siberian Railway
  10. Day 10: Trans Siberian Railway
  11. Day 11: Arrive Irkutsk and to Lake Baikal
  12. Day 12: Lake Baikal
  13. Day 13: Irkutsk
  14. Day 14: Aboard the Trans Mongolian Railway to Ulaanbaatar
  15. Day 15: Hello Mongolia! Ulaanbaatar to Terelj National Park
  16. Day 16: Terelj National Park and Ulaanbaatar
  17. Day 17: Across the Gobi Desert To Beijing
  18. Day 18: Beijing
  19. Day 19: Beijing
  20. Day 20: Beijing
  21. Day 21: Beijing
  22. Journey Summary
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What's Included

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

Where You'll Stay

10 nights
2 nights
Sleeper Train
7 nights
1 night

Reviews About This Operator

  • Isabelle
    · September 18th, 2019
    Had a wonderful trip. Everything was well organised, safe and enjoyable. Our guide was very informative and the small... Show more
    Review collected by Sundowners Overland
  • Jessica
    · September 18th, 2019
    Well organised, variety, local guides, interest in sustainability and environmentalism.
    Review collected by Sundowners Overland
  • Tash
    · September 18th, 2019
    The trip was very well considered and the variety of the mountain, biking and kayaking was very enjoyable. Hasif as a... Show more
    Review collected by Sundowners Overland

Frequently Asked Questions

    • Do I need a visa for this tour?

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    • Is there a guide?

      A guide will accompany you on the tour.

    • Are meals included?

      Selected meals are included as per the itinerary.

    • Is transport included?

      Transport is included on this tour.

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
      Yuan Renminbi
      Russian Ruble
    • 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
      Type B
      Type G
      Type I
    • 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 1st, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after July 1st, 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.
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    • Accessibility
      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.