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The Vodkatrain

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starts on 23 Nov 2018
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Ed "I highly recommend this trip for any person of able age. The train was more comfortable than I thought it would be, I'm 6'2 and could stretch out at night. The package was well suited to those not sure of local sights and took the hassle out of getting around non English speaking countries. I had a great group of like minded travelers some of who I am still in contact 12 months later. The guides w..."
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26 reviews
Starts
St Petersburg
+8 Destinations
Trans Siberian
Ends
Beijing
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Highlights

  • Lake Baikal
  • Experience the shaman culture
  • Visit St. Basils
  • Terelj National Park
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Camping, Berth / Cabin, Guesthouse, Sleeper Train
Max Group Size
15
Transportation
Train & Rail
Travel style
Train & Rail, In-depth Cultural, Historical
Start in St Petersburg and end in Beijing! With the train & rail tour The Vodkatrain, you have a 21 day tour package taking you from St Petersburg to Beijing and through St Petersburg, Russia and 7 other destinations. The Vodkatrain is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide and more.

26 Reviews

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  • T
    Written on September 5, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    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 using... Read more

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  • D
    Written on August 9, 2018
    2.5 - Average

    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 spend... Read more

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  • A
    Written on May 9, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Everything was amazing!! Highly recommend doing this vodkatrain tour!! Only thing that would made it totally perfect is having one more day in Moscow.

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  • RD
    Written on August 4, 2016
    2.0 - Rather poor

    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 take... Read more

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  • The Vodkatrain reviewer 5
    Written on June 16, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 were... Read more

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  • The Vodkatrain reviewer 6
    Written on May 21, 2014
    4.5 - Excellent

    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, and... Read more

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  • The Vodkatrain reviewer 7
    Written on January 6, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    Had a great time! Helped me get from England to Japan without flying! Check my video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEzH8wSjWfc

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  • The Vodkatrain reviewer 8
    Written on September 6, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    An amazing tour, guides were great. Special thanks to Marina and Diana Kalmykova. Would recommend to all my friends

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  • The Vodkatrain reviewer 9
    Written on September 5, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    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 with a... Read more

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  • The Vodkatrain reviewer 10
    Written on September 5, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    I highly recommend this trip for any person of able age. The train was more comfortable than I thought it would be, I'm 6'2 and could stretch out at night. The package was well suited to those not sure of local sights and took the hassle out of getting... Read 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. Days 12-13: Olkhon Island
  7. Day 14: Return to Irkutsk
  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

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Good by past passengers
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    Yes, there is an age range of 18-35 years old.

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  • Bernardette, 59 years old15th September 2018
    Tour radar respond with minutes of you making any question. They are very friendly and know their job well and booking with them was easy and efficient. I felt very comfortable booking for all my family. Yes I have already recommended them to other relatives and friends .

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Visa

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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 Vodkatrain booking. The remaining balance is then payable 80 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 8 February 2019 the full payment of $2,949 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 80 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2949 for The Vodkatrain, 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 Vodkatrain will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
Credit Cards
The following cards are accepted for Vodkatrain tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 7,216 km.
  • St Petersburg (Russia)
  • 633 km
  • Moscow (Russia)
  • 4,205 km
  • Irkutsk (Russia)
  • 281 km
  • Lake Baikal (Russia)
  • 58 km
  • Olkhon Island (Russia)
  • 223 km
  • Irkutsk (Russia)
  • 521 km
  • Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)
  • 63 km
  • Terelj National Park (Mongolia)
  • 63 km
  • Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)
  • 1,169 km
  • Beijing (China)

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