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Trans Mongolian with Naadam Festival (St. Petersburg to Beijing) - Sundowners Overland
Trans Mongolian with Naadam Festival (St. Petersburg to Beijing) - Sundowners Overland
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St Petersburg
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Beijing
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Start in St Petersburg and end in Beijing! With the train & rail tour Trans Mongolian with Naadam Festival (St. Petersburg to Beijing), you have a 23 day tour package taking you from St Petersburg to Beijing and through St Petersburg, Russia and 8 other destinations. Trans Mongolian with Naadam Festival (St. Petersburg to Beijing) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as meals, transport and more.
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18 to 99 year olds
Max Group Size
24

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  • Trans Mongolian with Naadam Festival (St. Petersburg to Beijing) reviewer 1
    Written on August 14, 2012
    4.5 - Excellent

    There were 15 of us in our group, with ages ranging from 30's to 70's. They were an interesting mix of people who melded well and were very supportive of each other. We were ably lead by our attractive French/Canadian female guide,she was quiet, tactful and resourceful, but a strong leader. We travelled through some fascinating scenery, with the expected cultural differences of food and lifestyle and amazing historical sights in China and Russia to the totally unexpected and hitherto unknown delights of Mongolia and its iconic Nadaam Festival. Our food was varied and wholesome, we ate the local fare and enjoyed it, esp the Mongolian barbeque and the Peking Duck. We had to supply our own meals on one of the train journeys, noodles, soup and dehydtrated meals were the go as all the trains supplied hot water from samovars bubbling over wood fires in each carriage. The highlight for me was the Nadaam Festival,from the colourful opening ceremony with the Mongol hordes on horseback charging around the arena to the beautifully dressed dancers and the warriors in their tribal finery. We watched archery, wrestling, knuckles(flicking animal's knuckles at a target)needs to be seen to be believed and horse racing. With the added excitement of a huge traffic jam driving back into Ulan Baatar - at times, up to 12 lanes travelling one way. Our Mongolian local guide was a delightful young lady who spoke good English with a charming lisp, but absolutely bubbled over with love for her country, which made us all fall in love with her and Mongolia. Our accommodation was of a good standard, we were in hotels in China, a mix of hotels and 3 gers stays in Mongolia and hotels in Russia. The most memorable was at Lake Bakail in Siberia, perched on the side of a hill with the hills in front forming a v shape view over the lake giving us memorable sunsets. A wonderful cultural journey through vast, unspoilt countryside and teeming cities.
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  • Introduction
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  • Day 1. Arrive St. Petersburg
  • Day 2. St. Petersburg and on to Moscow
  • Days 3-4. Hello Moscow!
  • Day 5. Moscow and onto Irkutsk
  • Days 6-8. Aboard the Trans Siberian Railway
  • Days 9-11. Irkutsk and Lake Baikal
  • Day 12. Irkutsk and onto Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 13. Aboard the Trans Mongolian Railway
  • Day 14. Ulaanbaatar and to Kharkhorin
  • Day 15. To Bayangobi
  • Day 16. To Khustai National Park
  • Day 17. Return to Ulaanbaatar
  • Days 18-19. Let the Festivities Commence!
  • Day 20. Ulaanbaatar to Beijing
  • Days 21-24. Beijing – Journey Concludes

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    About the countries

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    Currencies

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    Mongolia
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    China

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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 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 2017 the full payment of $4,992 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 $4992 for Trans Mongolian with Naadam Festival (St. Petersburg to Beijing), but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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    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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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 7,662 km.
    • St Petersburg (Russia)
    • 633 km
    • Moscow (Russia)
    • 4,205 km
    • Irkutsk (Russia)
    • 281 km
    • Lake Baikal (Russia)
    • 611 km
    • Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)
    • 63 km
    • Terelj National Park (Mongolia)
    • 142 km
    • Khustai National Park (Mongolia)
    • 239 km
    • Kharkhorin (Mongolia)
    • 318 km
    • Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)
    • 1,169 km
    • Beijing (China)

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