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Snow Train via Ekaterinburg

Moscow to Beijing


You think of Siberia, and you think of snow (although the summers are scorching hot, actually…) – so why not go in winter?  Siberians live there all year round, so it’s not so crazy as it first sounds. On top of which there are some special attractions to see in the winter… husky dog sledding in Siberia, and the world famous Harbin Ice Festival (which runs from “our” New Year to “their” New Year) in Chinese Manchuria.  A hearty bowl of Russian borsch will give you some “central heating” afterwards!




Trip overview


DAY 1 – Arrival in Moscow

Arrival in Moscow. We transfer you directly to your hotel. We transfer you directly to your hotel.


DAY 2 – Around Moscow

We transfer you directly to your hotel. Today there’s a three hour walking tour, to introduce the city (and its public transport system) and to get your sightseeing off to a flying start.  The rest of the day’s your own.


DAY 3 – Departing Moscow

A morning free to pack in any last minute sightseeing. Afternoon transfer to Yaroslavsky Station where you will board your Ekaterinburg bound train.


DAY 4 – Arrival in Ekaterinburg

Arrival late evening in Ekaterinburg, transfer to hotel.


DAY 5 – Around Ekaterinburg

Walking tour with local expert guide this morning. Balance of day free to explore.


DAY 6 – Your choice of Ekaterinburg activities

Please make a choice of one of the day trip options, it’s all included in the trip price.

(A) Romanov Graves (B)Skiing (C) Ice-fishing (D) Siberian Husky dog sledding


DAY 7 – Departing Ekaterinburg

Transfer to the station, where you will board the Harbin bound train.


DAY 8  – On board The Trans-Sib

Via Central Siberia.


DAY 9 – On board The Trans-Sib

Circumnavigating Lake Baikal.


DAY 10 – On board The Trans-Sib

Travelling east across Buryatia.


Day 11 – Arrival in Harbin

Arrival in Harbin you make your own way to the hotel which  is opposite the station. Balance of day free time.


DAY 12 – Free day to visit the Ice Festival

Free day for you to enjoy the Ice Festival.  There’s no specific program we’ll give you directions for getting to the Festival ground.


DAY 13 – Departing Harbin

Free time to explore the Old Town of Harbin.  Own transfer to the station where you will board the Beijing bound train.


DAY 14 – Arrival in Beijing

Arriving into Beijing Central Station at the end of your Trans-Siberian journey.


The above description is just a brief outline of the journey. To see a detailed account of our trip and find out essential trip information, we recommend you download the trip itinerary - the link can be found at the right hand side of this page.


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