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Trans-Siberian Railway from Beijing to Moscow

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Program #19580RJ
18 Days | 17 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Experience the grace of old-world adventure on an epic Trans-Siberian Railway journey that carries you across the changing landscapes of China, Mongolia, Siberia and Western Russia on a private train. Begin in China’s capital, Beijing, where you walk on the Great Wall, then roll through the Gobi Desert to Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar, for an introduction to nomadic steppe culture. Wind your way through Russia’s vast taiga forest, skirting great Lake Baikal, stopping to explore fascinating villages along the line, and disembarking in Moscow.

Program Extension(s) Available
After you enroll, extend your program with a related learning adventure:

Extension: St. Petersburg: The Cultural Capital of Russia

Highlights

• Witness a demonstration of traditional Mongolian wrestling, archery and horsemanship at Mongolia's Terelj National Park.
• Ride the Old Railway along UNESCO-listed Lake Baikal.
• In Moscow, meet with a former Russian Cosmonaut; then visit such classic sites as Red Square and the Kremlin’s Armory Museum.

Program Notes

Extension: Shanghai and Xian (#19633) is available as a PRE-program extension.
Extension: St. Petersburg: The Cultural Capital of Russia (#14601) is available as a POST-program extension.
Participants wishing to be matched with a roommate must enroll in Category 5 or 6.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles per day on uneven paths, cobblestone sidewalks and stairs. Standing in museums and walking on a moving train; no wheelchair facilities.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Beijing (China), 2 nights; Chinese Luxury Train, 1 night; Tsar’s Gold Train, 1 night; UlaanBaatar, 1 night; Tsar’s Gold Train, 3 nights; Irkutsk, 1 night; Tsar’s Gold Train, 4 nights; Moscow (Russia), 3 nights; departure.


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16 nights of accommodations
45 meals: 16 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 15 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
16 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
4 Performances

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