• Moscow – Beijing

  • Days: 15
Imperial Russia tour

Moscow • Kazan • Yekaterinburg • Novosibirsk • Irkutsk • Lake Baikal • Ulan-Ude • Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) • Erlian • Beijing (China)

A journey on the legendary Trans−Siberian Railroad is one of the greatest adventures in the world. The Imperial Russia train offers an amazing travel experience, taking you through the scenic landscapes of Russia, Mongolia and China.

15 DAYS

Day 1: Moscow
Transfer from the airport to the luxury Baltchug Kempinski hotel (or similar) in Moscow.

Day 2: Moscow
Start your grand city tour with a visit to Moscow’s Kremlin, one of the greatest architectural complexes in the world and a treasure house of relics, monuments and art. Walk along Arbat Street and visit the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Explore Moscow’s world renowned underground city with its famous decorated stations. In the afternoon, board the Imperial Russia for your train adventure. [B, L, D]

Day 3: Kazan
Tour a historic city of Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan. Discover Tatar culture and the folklore program, Tugan Avalim.  Enjoy lunch followed by a cooking class revealing the secrets of Tatar Cuisine. [B, L, D]

Day 4: Yekaterinburg
Cross the Asian border and arrive in the historic city of Yekaterinburg, the capital of Urals. Enjoy the city tour related to the final days of the last Russian Emperor. See the Church on Blood (commemorating the spot where the Romanov family was murdered) and the orthodox monastery and magnificent temples.  [B, L, D]

Day 5: Novosibirsk
Tour a modern Soviet city of Novosibirsk and its famous Opera House, one of the largest in the world. Visit the Railway museum and the Ob river esplanade. [B, L, D]

Day 6: Relax day on board
This day is at leisure. Enjoy the full experience of travelling by rail. [B, L, D]

Day 7: Irkutsk
Arrive in Irkutsk, also known as the “Paris of Siberia”, and visit the most significant sites of the city including the Decembrists House Museum, the “wooden lace” house, also called the “House of Europe” and other sites along the city’s streets. Enjoy free time in the district known as 130 Kvartal – Irkutskaya Sloboda, a city quarter with reconstructed buildings of 19th and 20th centuries. Visit Taltsy Museum, located on the picturesque bank of the Angara River. [B, L, D]

Day 8: Lake Baikal
Tour Lake Baikal, the deepest lake in the world. Enjoy a ferry trip to the Listvyanka village, the closest settlement to Irkutsk on the shores of Lake Baikal followed by a picnic lunch. Visit the popular tourist areas including the Chersky Stone observation point with a beautiful view of the southern part of the Lake and the source of the Angara River. Stroll through the local fish and souvenir market. [B, L, D]

Day 9: Ulan-Ude
Arrive in Ulan-Ude, the capital of Buryat Republic and unique city on the cross-roads of Russia with China and Mongolia. After sightseeing tour around the city enjoy a reception in a traditional Buryat Yurt and a folklore program. Learn how to cook national Buryat dishes, play dice, use a bow, assemble and disassemble a felt yurt and more. [B, L, D]

Day 10: Ulaanbaatar
Arrive to Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. Visit the main square and then transfer to Terelj National Park. After lunch at the yurt camp proceed to the Turtle Rock. Take hiking tour to the top the hill to enjoy a magnificent view of the park. Visit a nomadic family and experience the culture of Mongolian nomads and sample traditional dishes. Enjoy the unique experience of camping and sleeping in a traditional Yurt. [B, L, D]

Day 11: Ulaanbaatar
After breakfast at the camp transfer to Ulaanbaatar. Visit he well known Buddhist Monastery, Gandan, the Museum of National History and Bogd Khan Winter Palace Museum. Enjoy Mongolian BBQ followed by folk show. Return to your train for dinner and overnight. [B, L, D]

Day 12: Erlian
Change trains. [B, L, D]

Day 13: Beijing
Arrive in Beijing and visit Tiananmen Square with its National Museum of China, House of People’s Meetings and monument of National Heroes. Continue to the Imperial Palace Gugun (The Forbidden City), the main Palace complex of the Chinese Emperors from the 15th to the beginning of 20th century. After lunch transfer to your hotel. In the evening enjoy dinner at the restaurant and taste traditional Beijing duck. [B, L, D]

Day 14: Beijing
Explore the city, visit the Great Chinese Wall and Summer Palace. [B, L, D]

Day 15: Beijing
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Included:
Onboard the Imperial Russia Train in Russia and Mongolia, Chinese train — in China ● 1 night at Moscow hotel (Baltchug Kempinski), 2 nights at Beijing hotel ● Full board, tea/coffee on board throughout the day ● Towels, bathrobe and slippers onboard of the Imperial Russia Train ● Excursions with local guides according to the program ● Pick-up at the airports, transfer to hotels and train stations, transfer to the airport ● Services of the porter at the hotel and the railway station ● Brief informative lectures on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, geography and history of the country visited ● Doctor on board, English speaking group leader and tour managers.

Not included:
International and domestic flights ● Entry visas costs ● All drinks ordered in the bar car ● “Tailor made” excursions ● Meals on the day of arrival, departure ● Tips and personal expenses ● Insurance (every passanger is obliged to have a medical insurance for the whole duration of the Tour) ● Vaccination: consult your doctor or medical center for specific health advice, due to visit of different countries in terms of this Tour.

Tours Moscow – Beijing and Beijing – Moscow will be held in 2018 as per following dates:

ROUTE MOSCOW-BEIJING BEIJING-MOSCOW

2018

19 AUGUST – 02 SEPTEMBER 27 AUGUST – 10 SEPTEMBER
16 – 30 SEPTEMBER 24 SEPTEMBER – 08 OCTOBER

Rates in USD per person:

Rate per person in a two-bedded compartment Single supplement
VIP 12 746 9 067
BUSINESS CLASS 11 900 8 500
FIRST CLASS PLUS 7 735 3 340
FIRST CLASS 6 955 3 047

The itinerary is subject to change.

Imperial Russia train travel