Trans-Siberian Railway from Beijing to Moscow

Ride the Trans-Siberian Railway to fulfill the dream of a lifetime as you journey from Beijing to Moscow, discovering natural wonders, vibrant cultures and historic sites along the way!
Rating (5)
Program No. 19580RJ
19 days
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At a Glance

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.

Extend Your Adventure

This program offers an optional program extension.

Extension: St. Petersburg: The Cultural Capital of Russia

Spend three nights in culturally sublime St. Petersburg, where you’ll see the fully restored Amber Room at Catherine’s Palace and explore the Hermitage’s unparalleled collection of art!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
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.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Witness demonstrations of traditional Mongolian wrestling, archery and horsemanship.
  • Ride the Old Railway along UNESCO-listed Lake Baikal.
  • Visit classic sites in Moscow such as Red Square and the Kremlin’s Armory Museum.

General Notes

Depending on flight schedules it may take either one or two days for arrival into Beijing. Participants wishing to be matched with a roommate must enroll in Category 5 or 6. Consider a post-program extension on "Extension: St. Petersburg: The Cultural Capital of Russia" (#14601).
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