4.1
27 reviews
The Vodkatrain - Vodkatrain
21 days

The Vodkatrain

From St Petersburg to Beijing
Tour Operator:
Vodkatrain
Max group size:
12
Age range:
18 to 35
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
14472
From
US $3,240
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Highlights

  • Lake Baikal
  • Experience the shaman culture
  • Visit St. Basils
  • Terelj National Park

Itinerary

Start in St Petersburg and end in Beijing! With the train & rail tour The Vodkatrain, you have a 21 day tour package taking you through St Petersburg, Russia and 7 other destinations. The Vodkatrain includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Days 1 - 2: St. Petersburg
  2. Day 3: To Moscow
  3. Days 4 - 5: Moscow
  4. Days 6 - 9: Trans Siberian Railway
  5. Days 10 - 11: Irkutsk and Lake Baikal
  6. Day 12: Irkutsk and to Ulan Ude
  7. Days 13 - 14: Ulan Ude
  8. Day 15: Trans Mongolian Railway
  9. Day 16: Terelj National Park
  10. Day 17: Return to Ulaanbaatar
  11. Day 18: Trans Mongolian Railway
  12. Days 19 - 21: Beijing
  13. Journey Summary
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What's Included

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

Where You'll Stay

Hostel
7x nights
Hotel
2x nights
Guesthouse
2x nights
Sleeper Train
8x nights
Yurt
1x night

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.1
  • Itinerary
    Good
    4.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.2
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Accommodation
    Good
    4.0
  • Food
    Good
    3.6
  • 4.1
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  • RL
    June 03, 2019
    The trip covers so much and really feels like an epic adventure! Great tour - we’ll organised, great local guides and well paced itinerary. They were also very helpful with visa process. My only comment would be to have a minimum number of people on... Show more
    Trip date: September 2017
    Review collected by Vodkatrain
  • T
    September 05, 2018
    While I absolutly loved each destination and the experiences in themselves, I did not feel I got much added value going through Vodkatrain. Aside from having the transfers to/from accommodation included at each location I didn't get much else out of... Show more
    Trip date: June 2018
  • D
    August 09, 2018
    Lake time was good would of like 2nights there instead of in Irkustk but I understand it's because of the early train the following morn. 2days in Mongolia is like the perfect tease it makes you want more. The national park was beautiful would happily... Show more
    Trip date: July 2018
  • A
    May 09, 2018
    Everything was amazing!! Highly recommend doing this vodkatrain tour!! Only thing that would made it totally perfect is having one more day in Moscow.
    Trip date: March 2018
  • RD
    August 04, 2016
    Would not recommend. . Over priced tour with nothing included. basically you are just paying to have your train tickets handed to you, a car to pick you up and then a person to babysit you all day and then tell you that you need to pay for things and... Show more
    Trip date: July 2016
  • The Vodkatrain reviewer 6
    June 16, 2015
    We went on the Vodkatrain, 21 days was the perfect time between St. Peterburg and Beijing. Everything was very good organised, transfer and accommodation was good, honcho's were very friendly and we had lots of fun with the group! What I loved the most... Show more
    Trip date: May 2015
  • The Vodkatrain reviewer 7
    May 21, 2014
    I recently did the Vodkatrain trip from St Petersburg to Beijing with a friend and we both absolutely loved it! We opted for the March departure so we could experience Siberia in the cold. And cold it was! It didn't stop us from doing anything though,... Show more
    Trip date: March 2014
  • The Vodkatrain reviewer 8
    January 06, 2013
    Had a great time! Helped me get from England to Japan without flying! Check my video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEzH8wSjWfc
    Trip date: September 2010
  • The Vodkatrain reviewer 9
    September 06, 2012
    An amazing tour, guides were great. Special thanks to Marina and Diana Kalmykova. Would recommend to all my friends
    Trip date: October 2010
  • The Vodkatrain reviewer 10
    September 05, 2012
    Had an amazing time. Started in Beijing for a couple of days, wandering around with a tour guide who didn't direct us, simply laid out all the options and explained everything we wanted to know then let us do our own thing. I was alone, so teamed up... Show more
    Trip date: May 2012

Availability

21 days
The Vodkatrain
From St Petersburg to Beijing
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FAQs

  • Are there some age restrictions?

    Yes, there is an age range of 18-35 years old.

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Good to Know

  • About the countries

    Currencies

    руб
    Ruble
    Russia
    Tugrik
    Mongolia
    ¥
    Yuan Renminbi
    China

    Plugs & Adapters

    Russia and MongoliaChinaChinaChina

    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 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.
  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before 18 April 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 18 April 2020, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Vodkatrain. 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 Vodkatrain will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
    • The following cards are accepted for Vodkatrain 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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