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Our Trips

Classic Siberian Experience

Moscow to Beijing


This trip breaks up the non-stop Moscow-Beijing trip on the Trans-Manchurian routing with a side-trip at Lake Baikal, based out of Irkutsk. The Trans-Manchurian is the “original” rail routing to China, predating the Trans-Mongolian by a quarter of a century… and at 9001km (how did they find that spare single kilometre? Even the train itself is that long!) it’s the longest international rail journey in the world!




Trip overview

DAY 01 – Arrival in Moscow

Arrival in Moscow. Your driver will meet on arrival and transfer you by private car to the hotel.

DAY 02 – Around Moscow

After breakfast one of our local experts will meet you at your hotel in the lobby for a three hour walking and familiarisation 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 03 – Departing Moscow

Transfer to Yaroslavsky Station where you will board the Irkutsk bound train.

DAY 04 – On board The Trans-Sib

Travelling through Kazan and Ekaterinburg.

DAY 05 – On board The Trans-Sib

Onwards into Siberia itself, via Novosibirsk.

DAY 06 – On board The Trans-Sib

Across the River Enisei, at Krasnoyarsk.

DAY 07 – Arrival in Irkutsk

Arrival in Irkutsk, transfer to Listvyanka Village on the shore of Lake Baikal.

DAY 08 – Choose one activity from the list

It’s all included in the trip price.

  • (A) Siberian trek
  • (B) Circum Baikal picnic
  • (C) Taltsy wooden museum
  • (D) Snowmobile trip
  • (E) Siberian Dog sledding
  • (F) Do your own thing

DAY 09 – Return to Irkutsk

Transfer back to the city of Irkutsk, free time to explore the city.

DAY 10 – Departing Irkutsk

Early morning transfer to the station where you will board the Beijing bound train.

DAY 11 – On board The Trans-Sib

The Trans-Manchurian via Far Eastern Siberia to the Chinese border.

DAY 12 – On board The Trans-Sib

Through Manchuria sightings of the Great Wall and onwards to Beijing.

DAY 13 – Arrival in Beijing

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

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