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The Ruski Huski - Vodkatrain
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19 days

The Ruski Huski

From Beijing to St Petersburg
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US $3,200
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  • Forbidden City
  • Try cooking traditional Buuz
  • Genghis Khan
  • Lake Baikal


Start in Beijing and end in St Petersburg! With the Train & Rail tour The Ruski Huski, you have a 19 days tour package taking you through Beijing, China and 5 other destinations. The Ruski Huski includes accommodation in a hostel as well as an expert guide, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Days 1-2: Beijing
  2. Day 3: Trans Mongolian Railway
  3. Days 4-5: Ulaanbaatar and to Terelj National Park
  4. Day 6: Trans Mongolian Railway
  5. Days 7-9: Irkutsk and Lake Baikal
  6. Days 10-13: Trans Siberian Railway
  7. Days 14-15: Moscow
  8. Day 16: Moscow and to St. Petersburg
  9. Days 17-19: St. Petersburg
  10. Journey Summary
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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Meals
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

6 nights
3 nights
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7 nights
2 nights

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  • The Ruski Huski reviewer 1
    · January 2nd, 2019
    This trip was exactly what I was looking for. The pace of the itinerary was great, especially during the winter months. The honchos in each city were great, had tons of information, and always great ideas on what to do in each city. I really enjoyed... Show more
    Trip date: November 2018
  • J
    · June 23rd, 2016
    Disappointing for the price paid... pushy honchos and changes to our accommodation (as per the prochure) without consulting with us prior to departure...
    Trip date: December 2015
  • A
    · September 14th, 2015
    The Ruski Huski was a great and really special experience. It's the best way to see these countries it was nice to travel with a group, but without a standard tour guide but with Honchos. It's a free way to travel and nice to share experiences with... Show more
    Trip date: January 2015
    Review collected by Vodkatrain
  • A
    · September 14th, 2015
    Highlights were dog sledding at Lake Baikal and the lake itself! Sleeping in the ger camp and the great wall. The trip was amazing, met great people and the whole experience was awesome! - Myron
    Trip date: January 2015
    Review collected by Vodkatrain
  • The Ruski Huski reviewer 5
    · January 21st, 2015
    Had an amazing time on the Ruski Huski! Was definitely a once in a lifetime experience! Our Mongolian honcho Odka was fantastic- she really made Mongolia a stand out destination. Riding horses, playing in the snow and dog sledding in Lake Baikal was so... Show more
    Trip date: December 2014
  • The Ruski Huski reviewer 6
    · August 10th, 2012
    Great honcos and a great tour. So much fun!
    Trip date: February 2010
  • The Ruski Huski reviewer 7
    · August 10th, 2012
    I had a blast ticking the Trans-Siberian off my list... I would say if you were going to do it in Winter, don't underestimate how cold it will be (like I did!) If I did it again I would definitely do it in Summer so I could make the most of Lake Baikal... Show more
    Trip date: January 2012

Dates & Availability

19 days
The Ruski Huski
From Beijing to St Petersburg
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • Do I need a visa for this tour?

      Visa requirements are always changing so it is best to contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date information.

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    • Is there a guide?

      A guide will accompany you on the tour.

    • Are meals included?

      Meals are not included to give you the flexibility to choose where and when you eat.

    • 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 9th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after July 9th, 2021, 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 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.
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