Trans Mongolian express rail tour, Beijing to St Petersburg

“Three week train journey with the right balance of experiences on and off the rails. Share carriages, cabins and card games with new-found friends.”

Highlights

Beijing | Great Wall of China | Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia | Gorkhi Terelj National Park | Traditional Mongolian ger camp | Irkutsk, Russia | Listvyanka, Lake Baikal | Yekaterinburg | Moscow | Saint Petersburg |

Description of Trans Mongolian express rail tour, Beijing to St Petersburg

This epic three week tour on the Trans Mongolian Express takes wide-eyed travellers from Beijing to St Petersburg by way of Ulaanbaatar and Gorkhi Terelj National Park in Mongolia.

Riding the rails, making new friends and watching ever-changing scenery is matched by experiences off the train tracks with the Great Wall of China, traditional ger camps and outdoor Russian saunas supplying no end of cultural enlightenment and naturally exciting adventures.

As you’ll be sharing train carriages with a mix of local passengers and fellow travellers you’ll find every opportunity to swap languages and share a few laughs before bedding down for the night in comfortable shared cabins to be rocked to sleep by the rhythm of the rails.

The Trans Mongolian Express is one of the world’s most iconic train journeys and if you’ve ever wished to explore Mongolian steppe landscapes, dark Siberian forests and Russia’s most famous cities: Moscow and St Petersburg, right here is where you grab your ticket and clamber aboard.

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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Trans Mongolian express rail tour, Beijing to St Petersburg

Environment

This company has operated on responsible tourism values since its inception. To reduce the amount of waste created on tours, tour leaders also encourage travellers to use refillable water bottles instead of disposable plastic, cotton tote bags, reusable batteries, etc. We also include destination-specific information in our guidebooks, which are provided to each traveller including information particular to the local culture and environment and tips on how to be a responsible traveller.

Low Impact Transportation: Using public transport is the most sustainable way to go – after walking and cycling of course! Its important we support our local destinations and better yet, get right in the middle of things. On this trip you’ll be taking the train across Siberia and Mongolia, travelling as locals do, with low impact in emissions and high impact in culture!

Community

The Trans-Mongolian Express is all about community! Imagine spending days with native Chinese, Mongolians and Russians making their way across Siberia and Mongolia to visit friends and family. This trip provides such a unique experience to support community, not only through economic means but through communication, sharing and impacting the personal spirit. Your local homestay in the Siberian town of Listvyanka means a lot to your host as it is his way to travel the world without leaving home. You will be guaranteed to walk away from this trip forever changed!

Don’t forget about one of the highlights of this trip; the world heritage sites forever protected by UNESCO via your continued support. Beijing has the famous Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and Temple of Heaven. There is also the World Natural Heritage Site of Lake Baikal in Siberia, and the famous World Heritage Sites of Saint Petersburg, Moscow’s Kremlin and Red Square, among others.

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