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ACTM - Trans-Mongolian Express

From bustling Beijing to the Hermitage in St Petersburg, travel halfway around the world in three incredible weeks. Board one of the world's great trains and ride the rails on this once-in-a-lifetime trip across the grassy steppes of Mongolia and through the taiga forests of Siberia. Share train carriages with locals, overnight in a Mongolian ger and in a cozy Russian guesthouse. Not only ds this trip provide the perfect blend of comfortable accommodations and plenty of activities, but also free time to explore this fascinating region at your own pace.

Inclusions

Local Living: Traditional Ger Stay, Gorkhi Terelj National Park
China-Mongolia Railway
Ulaanbaatar guided city tour including Gandan Monastery and Bogd Khan Palace
Trans-Mongolian Railway
Irkutsk city tour
Lake Baikal stay (Listvyanka)
Trans-Siberian Railway
Yekaterinburg walking tour
Trans-Ural Railway
Red Square visit and Moscow metro orientation tour
Kremlin and Armoury guided tour
St Petersburg walking tour
Hermitage Museum entrance
Local meal suggestions and language and border-crossing support throughout
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
19
Price From
AUD $4,377
Start Location
Beijing, China
End Location
Saint-Petersburg, China
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Original
Tour Themes
Rail, Small Group
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
27 May 201814 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
28 May 201815 Jun 20181AUD $4,899
29 May 201816 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
10 Jun 201828 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
11 Jun 201829 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
12 Jun 201830 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
24 Jun 201812 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
25 Jun 201813 Jul 20186AUD $5,149
26 Jun 201814 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
01 Jul 201819 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
02 Jul 201820 Jul 20183AUD $5,149
03 Jul 201821 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
15 Jul 201804 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
16 Jul 201803 Aug 20183AUD $5,149
17 Jul 201804 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
29 Jul 201816 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
30 Jul 201817 Aug 20183AUD $5,149
31 Jul 201818 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
12 Aug 201830 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
13 Aug 201831 Aug 201812AUD $4,377
14 Aug 201801 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
26 Aug 201813 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
27 Aug 201814 Sep 20182AUD $5,149
28 Aug 201815 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
02 Sep 201822 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
03 Sep 201821 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
04 Sep 201822 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
16 Sep 201806 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
17 Sep 201805 Oct 20182AUD $5,149
18 Sep 201806 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
30 Sep 201820 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
01 Oct 201819 Oct 201810AUD $4,899
02 Oct 201820 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
14 Oct 201801 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
15 Oct 201802 Nov 201813AUD $4,409
16 Oct 201803 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
14 Apr 201902 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
15 Apr 201903 May 201914AUD $4,899
16 Apr 201904 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
21 Apr 201909 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
22 Apr 201910 May 201916AUD $4,899
23 Apr 201911 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
28 Apr 201916 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
29 Apr 201917 May 201914AUD $4,899
30 Apr 201918 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
12 May 201930 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
13 May 201931 May 201912AUD $4,899
14 May 201901 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
26 May 201913 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
27 May 201914 Jun 201916AUD $4,899
28 May 201915 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
09 Jun 201927 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
10 Jun 201928 Jun 201913AUD $5,149
11 Jun 201929 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
23 Jun 201911 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
24 Jun 201912 Jul 201915AUD $5,149
25 Jun 201913 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
30 Jun 201918 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
01 Jul 201919 Jul 201916AUD $5,149
02 Jul 201920 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
14 Jul 201901 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
15 Jul 201902 Aug 201916AUD $5,149
16 Jul 201903 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
28 Jul 201915 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
29 Jul 201916 Aug 201912AUD $5,149
30 Jul 201917 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
11 Aug 201929 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
12 Aug 201930 Aug 201914AUD $5,149
13 Aug 201931 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
25 Aug 201912 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
26 Aug 201913 Sep 201915AUD $5,149
27 Aug 201914 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
01 Sep 201919 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
02 Sep 201920 Sep 201916AUD $5,149
03 Sep 201921 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
15 Sep 201903 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
16 Sep 201904 Oct 201916AUD $5,149
17 Sep 201905 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
29 Sep 201917 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
30 Sep 201918 Oct 201916AUD $5,149
01 Oct 201919 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
13 Oct 201931 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
14 Oct 201901 Nov 201916AUD $4,899
15 Oct 201902 Nov 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
06 Apr 202024 Apr 2020Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
13 Apr 202001 May 202016AUD $4,899
20 Apr 202008 May 202016AUD $4,899
27 Apr 202015 May 202016AUD $4,899
04 May 202022 May 202016AUD $4,899
11 May 202029 May 202016AUD $4,899
18 May 202005 Jun 2020Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
25 May 202012 Jun 202016AUD $4,899
01 Jun 202019 Jun 202016AUD $4,899
08 Jun 202026 Jun 2020Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
15 Jun 202003 Jul 202016AUD $4,899
22 Jun 202010 Jul 202016AUD $4,899
29 Jun 202017 Jul 202016AUD $4,899
06 Jul 202024 Jul 202016AUD $4,899
13 Jul 202031 Jul 2020Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
20 Jul 202007 Aug 202016AUD $4,899
27 Jul 202014 Aug 202016AUD $4,899
03 Aug 202021 Aug 202016AUD $4,899
10 Aug 202028 Aug 2020Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
17 Aug 202004 Sep 202016AUD $4,899
31 Aug 202018 Sep 202016AUD $4,899
07 Sep 202025 Sep 202016AUD $4,899
14 Sep 202002 Oct 2020Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
21 Sep 202009 Oct 202016AUD $4,899
28 Sep 202016 Oct 202016AUD $4,899
05 Oct 202023 Oct 202016AUD $4,899
12 Oct 202030 Oct 202016AUD $4,899
19 Oct 202006 Nov 202016AUD $4,899
26 Oct 202013 Nov 2020Fully BookedAUD $4,377 
Itinerary
Day 1 - Beijing
Arrive at any time. Want to experience more time in Beijing? Book the Beijing Express, a three-day pre-tour package. Speak to your Global Connection Officer or travel agent to book.
Day 2 - Beijing/Ulaanbaatar
Ride the rails through China and into Mongolia. Watch as the landscape changes and make friends with neighbours.
Day 3 - Ulaanbaatar
Arrive to Ulaanbaatar and start exploring. Choose to take in a local cultural show or enjoy real Mongolian barbecue.
Day 4 - Ulaanbaatar/Gorkhi Terelj National Park
Enjoy an included city tour with a local guide to learn more about the rich history and culture of Mongolia. Later, leave the metropolis and travel into Mongolia's Terelj National Park. Enjoy a night in a traditional ger camp.
Day 5 - Gorkhi Terelj National Park
Spend the night in a ger camp learning about traditional life.
Day 6 - Gorkhi Terelj National Park/Irkutsk
Head back to Ulaanbaatar for a few hours before boarding the train to Siberia.
Day 7 - Irkutsk/Listvyanka
Travel to Listvyanka on the shores of Lake Baikal. Opt to visit Baikal Limnological Museum, enjoy a 'banya' (Russian sauna) or take a boat ride on the lake.
Day 8 - Listvyanka
Spend a full day exploring the surrounding countryside of Lake Baikal.
Day 9 - Listvyanka/Irkutsk
Head back to Irkutsk for an included city tour of one of the most beautiful cities in Siberia. Take some time to shop like the locals at the Central Market to stay well-fed on the voyage.
Day 17 - Moscow/Saint-Petersburg
Take an early morning transfer to the train station and board a high speed train to St. Petersburg. Get oriented with the city before enjoying some free time to explore.
Day 16 - Moscow
Enjoy one last day with free time to explore the many museums, art galleries, or theatres that Moscow has to offer.
Day 15 - Moscow
Enjoy a guided Kremlin and Armoury tour before free time to explore.
Day 14 - Yekaterinburg/Moscow
Arrive to Moscow and start exploring. Take an orientation walk of the metro then opt for a Moskva River boat trip or a visit to Lenin's Mausoleum, the Tretiakov Gallery or St Basil's Cathedral.
Day 10 - Irkutsk/Yekaterinburg
Continue on from Irkutsk to Yekaterinburg. Drink with locals in the dining car, buy homemade food on the platform from "babushkas" (Russian grandmothers), read, relax, play cards, meet your fellow passengers, watch the taiga forests go by this is what the experience is all about!
Day 12 - Yekaterinburg
Enjoy a guided tour of Yekaterinburg, including the Church of All Saints on Spilled Blood and the Black Tulip monument.
Day 11 - Irkutsk/Yekaterinburg
Continue on and arrive to the soviet-style city in the Ural Mountain region.
Day 18 - Saint-Petersburg
Visit the Hermitage Museum with free time to continue exploring the "Venice of Russia."
Day 13 - Yekaterinburg/Moscow
Cross from Asia to Europe on this 24hr train from Yekaterinburg to Moscow.
Day 19 - Saint-Petersburg
Depart at any time.