Looking for a journey that combines epic train travel with immersive local experiences? Come on board for an adventure through three nations – Russia, Mongolia and China – via the Trans-Siberian Railroad and the Trans-Mongolian Railroad. This 20-day transcontinental odyssey takes you from the opulence of Moscow and St Petersburg to the grace of imperial Beijing. Travel along the most famous railway in the world through the heartland of Siberia and to the vast steppes of Mongolia, discovering classical Russian architecture in Irkutsk and rugged natural beauty in Lake Baikal along the way. With traditional accommodation, authentic local experiences and insider knowledge, this tour showcases overland travel at its best.
- St Petersburg – Tea party with local family
- Moscow – Red Square & Lenin’s Mausoleum
- Moscow – Kremlin & Armoury Guided Tour
- Pereslavl-Zalessky – Goritsky Monastery
- Pereslavl-Zalessky – Red Square
- Irkutsk – Central Market
- Irkutsk – Angara Icebreaker Museum
- Ulaanbaatar – Zaisan Hill Memorial
- Ulaanbaatar – Gandan Monastery
- Ulaanbaatar – Winter Palace Museum of Bogd Khan
- Terelj National Park
- Terelj National Park – Buuz Cooking class
- Ulaanbaatar – Genghis Khan Monument
- Discover Russia, Mongolia and China on sample two of the world’s greatest overland journeys – the Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian railroads.
- Visit some of Intrepid’s local friends in St Petersburg and share some afternoon tea in a unique setting – a Soviet-era communal apartment.
- Combine train travel with time to explore cities and villages along the way, including two nights in a homestay with a Russian family near Lake Baikal.
- Immerse yourself in Mongolian wilderness during a night in a ger camp in Terelj National Park, including a locally-guided hike to a Buddhist retreat and a hand-on dumpling dinner.
- Explore Ulaanbaatar on a tour of the Mongolian capital, a city where the outer suburbs are still made up of tented ger camps but the centre is home to modern skyscrapers.
St Petersburg / Moscow
Trans Mongolian Train
Terelj National Park
Ulaanbaatar / Overnight Train