Russia and Mongolia - 02 May 2020 -11 Days

The Trans-Siberian Rail Tour from Moscow to Ulan Bator, Mangolia.

Tour Itinerary

Trans-Siberian Railway - Russia and Mongolia

10 Nights /11 Days

 

CITIES VISITED

Moscow, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Lake Baikal, Irkutsk, Ulan Ude, Ulaanbaatar

 

CITIES VISITED AND HOTELS PLANNED

01 night in Moscow InterContinental Tverskaya or similar 4 Star
07 nights on board Private train unit  
01 night in Listvyanka Hotel Mayak or similar 3 Star
01 night in Ulaanbaatar Hotel Ramada or similar 4 Star

ABOUT TRAIN

Experience one of the last great travel adventures. Your journey along the Trans-Siberian Railway, one of the world’s most fascinating and safest train routes, is even more interesting, comfortable, and entertaining aboard old-world style railway cars. This train journey from Moscow to Ulaanbaatar via Lake Baikal is your chance to fulfil the dream of a lifetime.

Our on-board program complements a comprehensive excursion and sightseeing package to make your journey truly memorable. Take advantage of the extensive array of services offered by Europe’s most experienced travel organiser on this route.

 

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The pride of Russia: the nation's colourful capital, Moscow
  • A wide range of diverse cities along the route: Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk and Ulan Ude
  • Picnic on the shores of Lake Baikal (weather permitting)
  • Vodka tasting with traditional Russian snacks
  • Safe, clean and well-appointed old-world style railroad cars (private train unit)

 

CITY TOURS

City tour of Moscow
City tour of Kazan
City tour of Novosibirsk
City tour of Irkutsk

City tour of Ulaanbaatar

 

Weather & Temperature in May

Cities Maximum Temp Minimum Temp Day-light hours
Moscow 14 °C 04 °C 15.24 hrs
Kazan 14 °C 04 °C 15:32 hrs
Irkutsk 11 °C -02 °C 15.19 hrs
Ulaanbaatar 14 °C 02 °C 14.58 hrs

 

Report to Bangalore International Airport on 02nd May 2020

01:30 Hrs Report to Bengaluru International Airport
02:30 Hrs Check into Emirates EK 569 to Dubai
04:30 Hrs Depart from Bangalore to Dubai
07:00 Hrs Arrive in Dubai
09:35 Hrs Depart from Dubai to Moscow by Emirates EK 133
13:50 Hrs Arrive Moscow

DAY-WISE ITINERARY:

 

Day 01. Saturday 02nd May 2020

Welcome to Moscow
You are greeted at the airport and accompanied to your hotel. Our “City of Lights” tour shows you around the exquisitely illuminated Russian capital. You notice that Moscow is clearly on a par with Europe’s other great metropolitan cities such as Madrid and Paris. You stroll across the famous Red Square with your guide and take a short trip on the underground to view several of Moscow’s particularly beautiful metro stations.

Overnight stay at the hotel

Meal Plan: Dinner

 

Day 02. Sunday 03rd May 2020 

Moscow from its most beautiful side
In the morning you take an informative tour of Moscow, including the imposing Kremlin grounds and its magnificent cathedral from tsarist times. Toward evening, you are welcomed on board your private train unit prior to departure. A relaxed get-together in the dining car offers the chance to meet your fellow travellers and learn more details about your journey.
Overnight on board.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 03. Monday 04th May 2020 

Kazan
In the morning you arrive in Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan. You take a tour of the Kazan Kremlin (UNESCO World Cultural Heritage) with its wonderful panoramic view over the Volga, where you learn about the turbulent history of the relationship between the Tatars, the Cossacks, and the Russians.
Your private train unit resumes its journey eastwards in the evening.
Overnight on board.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 04. Tuesday 05th May 2020 

Yekaterinburg
Your private train unit stops around noon in Yekaterinburg, the historical capital of the Urals. The city is remembered as the place where the Russian tsar Nicholas II and his family were murdered in 1918. During a brief tour you see the Cathedral of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood, which was built in 2003 in commemoration of that tragic historic event, and the city centre so attractively restored in 2009. Back on board, you continue your journey through the vast steppes of western Siberia.
Overnight on board.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 05. Wednesday 06th May 2020 

Novosibirsk
You arrive in Novosibirsk, the heart of Siberia. During a short city tour, you experience the most Soviet of all cities during your journey. You see the enormous Trans-Siberian Monument and the mighty Ob River.
Overnight on board.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 06. Thursday 07th May 2020 

Trans-Siberia
Your private train unit crosses the wide Yenisei River and rolls on through Siberia. A vodka tasting accompanied by Russian snacks and clever toasts offers you a very enjoyable opportunity to combine pleasure and local hospitality. Your private train unit passes by villages with their typical wooden houses and through birch forests set against a background of impressive mountains capes and, hopefully, ample sunshine.
Overnight on board.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 07. Friday 08th May 2020

Lake Baikal

After arrival in Irkutsk in the morning you drive to the remarkable natural phenomenon of Lake Baikal, the largest reservoir of freshwater in the world.  A short boat excursion takes you out onto the lake. Take a swim if you wish and visit the picturesque village of Listvyanka. Dinner is a Baikal-style picnic on the lakeshore with a view of the incredible natural surroundings (weather permitting).
Overnight stay at the hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 08. Saturday 09th May 2020

Irkutsk
In the morning you pay a worthwhile visit to an open-air museum with a focus on life and work in historical Siberia. Afterwards, we go to Irkutsk, the capital of Eastern Siberia in tsarist times. During your city tour you see the Okhlopkov Drama Theatre, the new memorial to Tsar Alexander III, and the photogenic market hall.
Overnight on board.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 09. Sunday 10th May 2020 

From Lake Baikal to Ulan Ude
The journey continues through the wild solitude of eastern Siberia’s mountainous steppes. During an intermediate stop you visit an Old Believer’s village close to Ulan Ude.
Overnight on board.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 10. Monday 11th May 2020 

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

During your city tour you see the impressive Gandan Monastery and the odd Choijin Lama Temple. Lunch. Afterwards, you will attend a performance of traditional Mongolian folk arts including throat singing, horse-headed fiddle playing, national costumes and dances. Dinner in city restaurant
Overnight stay at the hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 11. Tuesday 12th May 2020 

Checkout Ulaanbaatar, depart to Hong Kong, later board a flight to Bangalore

Breakfast and transfer to the airport, board a flight to Hong Kong, departing Ulaanbaatar at 0625 Hrs and arrive Hong Kong at 1055 Hrs, on arrival proceed to Lantau island tour and enjoy lunch.

Evening transfer back to airport and board a flight to Bangalore, departing Hong Kong at 2050 Hrs and arrive Bangalore 0025 hrs on 13th May 2020.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

 

TOUR COST PER PERSON ON TWIN SHARING BASED ON TRAIN CABIN CATEGORIES

 

CLASSIC SUPERIOR BOLSHOI
Rs. 6,21,900/- Rs. 6,50,900/- Rs. 10,12,900/-
Compartments in the Classic Category offer considerably more space as they are shared by only two guests
With two lower beds measuring ca. 26.7 x 73.6 in. (68 x 187 cm), one on each side of the compartment.
There are nine compartments per car, with combined toilet and washing facilities at both ends.
Depending on the train configuration, a shower facility is shared by guests from one or maximum two sleeping cars.
This newly refurbished category now features interior design in a nostalgic look.
The compartments have two lower beds, one on each side, measuring ca. 26.7 x 72.8 in.
(68 cm x 185 cm).
The nine compartments per wagon share two combined washing and toilet facilities located at its ends.

Depending on the train configuration, a shower facility is shared by guests from one or maximum two sleeping cars.

This category offers 60 sq ft (5.57 m2) of space.
It has two beds, with the upper measuring 31.5 x 68.5 in.
(80 x 174 cm) and the lower measuring 43.3 x 72.4 in.
(110 x 184 cm).
This compartment also offers comfortable seating, a table and a small wardrobe.
The Bolshoi category has its own lavatory equipped with toilet, washing basin, and integrated shower with shower curtain. This category has only six compartments per car.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

International Economy class air fare from Bangalore to Moscow on Emirates
International Economy class air fare from Ulaanbaatar to Hong Kong on Mongolian Airlines with 1 PC baggage

International Economy class air fare from Hong Kong to Bangalore on Cathay Dragon
Journey aboard old-world style railway cars with guaranteed lodging in the booked category from Moscow to Ulaanbaatar (private train unit)

07 nights on board private train unit

01 night hotel accommodation in Moscow

01 night hotel accommodation in in Listvyanka

01 night hotel accommodation in in Ulaanbaatar

English-speaking tour guide and local guides at the destination

All transfers and bus tours according to itinerary

Excursions and sightseeing tours according to itinerary, including all entry fees

All meals according to itinerary (Indian restaurants at the stops wherever possible)

Shower facilities on board the train

Porter service at all railway stations

Russian visa charges

Mongolia visa charges
Travel Insurance

Applicable GST

 

TOUR EXCLUDES

Gratuities

Personal expenses

Any services not mentioned in the tour inclusions

 

Please note: We regret that due to the intricate logistics of this tour, itinerary changes are sometimes unavoidable.

Visa Requirements

  • Passport: Original passport with the minimum validity of six months and minimum two blank pages for visa stamp
  • Photo Specification: Two recent passport size coloured photographs

Terms & Conditions

*You have to produce PAN card for the payment of above