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Trans Mongolian railway holiday

Watch the landscapes slowly but dramatically change from your cabin window as you embark on one of the world’s most iconic train journeys, the Trans Mongolian railway, sweeping you from the architectural treasures of Moscow to the incredible ancient metropolis of Beijing, via the peace and serenity of the Gobi Desert and the Mongolian steppe. You’ll begin with a few days in Russia, exploring just a little of the heritage in St. Petersburg and Moscow, with visits to the Hermitage Museum and the Kremlin, before boarding your first train. Carry on via Yekaterinburg, where the last tsar of Russia and his family were infamously slain, where on day seven you first step aboard the Trans ... Read more >
From £2,785 excluding flights

Naadam Festival holiday in Mongolia

Celebrate the Naadam Festival with the locals as remote Mongolia relives its finest traditions dating from the days of Genghis Khan and his ferocious nomadic warriors. Witness skilful displays of archery and wrestling, and colourful horseracing events during the nation’s most important festival. Read more >
From £1,505 excluding flights

Wild Mongolia and Golden Eagle Festival holiday

Revel in Mongolia’s beautiful mountainous regions, traverse the steppe and desert to discover ancient archaeological sites, stay with a nomadic family and witness the vibrant Golden Eagle Festival. Read more >
From £5,220 excluding flights

Silk Road adventure tour

Designed especially for travellers who seek high adventure among the peaks and mountain passes of the Tien Shan Mountains, this journey traverses some of the least travelled routes of the Silk Road. Your adventurous spirit will be rewarded with breathtaking scenery in unspoilt wilderness.   Read more >
From £3,820 excluding flights

Uzbekistan holiday, Tamerlane's Empire

Take a deeper look into Uzbekistan as we transport you from the lively capital of Tashkent to hidden villages in a remote valley, before focusing on those magical places which have besotted travellers for centuries – Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. Read more >
From £1,975 excluding flights

Gobi Desert explorer tour in Mongolia

Discover the very best of Mongolia, from the bustling capital Ulaanbaatar we journey across the steppe to Kharkhorin. We will encounter ancient Buddhist monasteries and the remarkable diversity of the Gobi Desert; sacred mountains, dinosaur ‘cemeteries’, flaming cliffs, singing sand dunes and spectacular canyons. Read more >
From £4,400 excluding flights

Trans Mongolian Eastbound, St Petersburg to Beijing

Travel eastwards from the land of the Tsars to the wonders of China, via the kingdom of Genghis Khan, on this undeniably epic small group tour which takes you along the Trans Siberian and Trans Mongolian railways. You’ll be accompanied throughout by a professional tour leader as you depart from St. Petersburg to explore Moscow, Siberia, Ulaanbaatar, Irkutsk and Beijing, with an itinerary that promises a wealth of cultural discovery. Visit unmissable sites around St. Petersburg including the fabulous Catherine Palace, the Hermitage, and the Peter & Paul Fortress. Wander the Armoury Museum of the Kremin, home to a stunning collection of Faberge eggs as well as vast quantities of historical ... Read more >
From £7,525 excluding flights

Myanmar and Yunnan holiday

Journey through some of the most ethnically diverse parts of Asia. After years of closed borders, travellers are now welcome in Myanmar, where roads lead north to the Chinese frontier and its beautiful Yunnan province set in the southern foothills of the mighty Himalayas. Read more >
From £4,085 excluding flights

Uzbekistan 12 day tour

Take a deeper look into Uzbekistan as we transport you from the lively capital of Tashkent to hidden villages in a remote valley, before focusing on those magical places which have besotted travellers for centuries – Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. Read more >
From £1,580 excluding flights

2020 World Nomad Games holiday

Ancient sports, incredible strength, and patriotic showmanship combine with captivating culture all against the natural beauty of the Kyrgyzstan landscape.  Channel your inner nomad and head out to the wilderness. This biennial celebration is not to be missed. Read more >
From £2,055 excluding flights

Grand Trans Siberian rail tour

Ride the grand Trans Siberian Railway from Vladivostok to the old Tartar capital of Kazan, en route to Moscow. Graceful imperial St. Petersburg is the perfect climax to this historic journey. Read more >
From £5,760 excluding flights

Trans Mongolian Express

This is an amazing adventure for aspiring travellers seeking a great experience in a short time. Take in the highlights: Russia’s greatest cities, remote Siberia, Mongolia and the Gobi Desert and Beijing. Travel the rails with the Trans Siberian and Trans Mongolian railways. Read more >
From £3,920 excluding flights

St Petersburg to Vladivostok on the Trans Siberian

Starting in elegant St. Petersburg and traversing the mighty Trans Siberian Railway you will visit all that Russia has to offer as well as the wilderness of Mongolia. Spanning histories and time zones this is truly a majestic journey. Read more >
From £5,500 excluding flights

Winter Trans Siberian rail holiday

Nothing is quite as evocative of Russia as scenes of glittering snow and silent birch forests as the Trans Siberian train slides across the country. Wrap up warm as your inner Doctor Zhivago takes you on this winter adventure, celebrating this festive time of the year to the sound of sleigh bells. Read more >
From £2,170 excluding flights

Trans Mongolian tour, St. Petersburg to Hong Kong

Travelling on the Trans Siberian and Trans Mongolian railways, the journey itself is the destination. Over this month-long small group trip from St. Petersburg to Hong Kong you’ll share the journey with a never-ending variety of fellow passengers, from holidaymakers to commuters, local families to traders. It’s an endless kaleidoscope of new encounters, experiences and stories to share. And, with a professional tour leader alongside to ensure that all of the trip arrangements run smoothly, you can simply sit back and drink in the spectacular scenery as it drifts past through the carriage window. You’ll pause in great cities that have shaped the course of human history: St. Petersburg, home ... Read more >
From £8,705 excluding flights

Trans Siberian rail tour, St Petersburg to Tokyo

This extraordinary rail journey spans a third of the globe. Experience traditional Japan and remote Mongolia, and ride the grand Trans Siberian Railway from Vladivostok to the old Tartar capital of Kazan, en route to Moscow. Graceful imperial St. Petersburg is the perfect climax to this historic journey. Read more >
From £6,430 excluding flights

Westbound Trans Mongolian holiday

Begin by walking the Great Wall of China. Then ride the rails through northern China, far across the vast expanses of the Gobi Desert and the Siberian steppe. Still farther on, we find a historic city where Islamic and Orthodox architecture stands side by side. And in the distance, we discover Russia’s two grandest cities. Read more >
From £3,805 excluding flights

Festive Russia holiday by rail

Experience the frosty and festive delights of Russia in winter and visit the home of Father Frost, Ded Moroz, in remote and picturesque Veliky Ustyug, a true winter wonderland experience. Coincide your visit with either Western or Orthodox Christmas and you may even receive a gift. Read more >
From £1,995 excluding flights

Silk Road railway holiday

From Shiraz to Beijing, the Silk Road unfolds before you on this overland adventure, travelling mainly by train as part of a small group. Led by a professional tour leader, you’ll explore ancient civilizations and fascinating cultures, an astonishing diversity of landscapes and world-renowned architecture, with a whistle stop trip through history. Plus, going by train, you will have plenty of opportunities to encounter local people and understand modern life in Central Asia, no doubt providing just as many memories as the landmarks you'll see. Begin in Shiraz, a treasure-trove of Persian culture, where you will meet the rest of your group before continuing on to Yazd via the legendary ... Read more >
From £5,770 excluding flights

Christmas on the Trans Mongolian to Beijing

Experience a Christmas amongst pristine snow-covered steppe mingling with Mongolian nomads, and then ring in the New Year in bustling Beijing. Along the way, you can enjoy a traditional troika ride led by three horses, and stay in Siberian guesthouse in the winter wonderland that surrounds the magnificent Lake Baikal. What more could you wish for this Christmas? Read more >
From £6,225 excluding flights
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