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Moscow to Mongolia

What makes your journey unique?
  • Panoramic train route directly alongside Lake Baikal
  • Boat ride on Lake Baikal
  • Mongolian horseback riding demonstration
  • Typical Siberian villages

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Day 1: Departure from home and Welcome to Moscow
After having arrived in Moscow, your tour guide welcomes you at the airport and accompanies you to your hotel. The Russian capital presents itself in wonderful illumination on your “Moscow by Night” city lights tour. Afterwards you can stroll across the famous Red Square with your tour guides and experience Moscow’s Metro stations in all their splendour and beauty. At night, the beds in your first class hotel spread comfort. (D)

Day 2: Sightseeing Moscow
Your grand city tour starts in the morning with the Kremlin, including one of the magnificent cathedrals still left from the time of the Tsars. Towards evening, your train departs from the Kazan Station. (BLD)

Day 3: Kazan
After breakfast you arrive in Kazan, the old Tatar capital on the banks of the Volga. Plenty of history here: on a guided tour of the Kremlin you will learn about the wild and often bloody relations of the Tatars, Cossacks, and Russians. Your Private Train resumes its journey in the evening. (BLD)

Day 4: Yekaterinburg
In the afternoon halt in Yekaterinburg and short tour of the city centre which was just restored in 2009. In the course of the city tour you will see the newly erected Cathedral-on-the-blood, built in memorial of that tragic historical event. Back on the train your journey through the vast steppes of Western Siberia continues. (BLD)

Day 5: Novosibirsk
You reach Novosibirsk, heart of Siberia, where you will be welcomed in the traditional Russian manner with bread and salt. Your city tour includes a visit of the Transsiberian monument and the mighty Ob River. After dinner, the train continues its ride eastwards. (BLD)

Day 6: Across Siberia
Your Private Train, by now your second home, proceeds onward over the Yenisei River through Siberia. It takes you through the landscapes of Eastern Siberia with its mountains, crystal-clear rivers and verdant slopes. On board of the train you enjoy entertaining lectures about Siberia. The on-board restaurant chefs once again demonstrate their skills with the speciality meal “Tsar’s Feast”. Enjoy Russian hospitality during the vodka and caviar tasting while passing by impressive landscapes. (BLD)

Day 7: Irkutsk
Today the train reaches Irkutsk, capital of Eastern Siberia. During a city tour you will see beautiful Siberian wooden cottages, the new statue of Alexander III and the lively market hall. After lunch, you undertake an excursion to the open-air museum “Life and Work in the Time of the Tsars”. Spend the night in a centrally located hotel in Irkutsk. (BLD)

Day 8: Lake Baikal
Today you will visit a Siberian village by bus. A boat takes you across the deep waters to Port Baikal, where your Private Train awaits you. On ancient tracks it takes you directly along the shore of Lake Baikal for several hours. Dinner is served in typical local style as a picnic on the shores of the lake (weather permitting). (BLD)

Day 9: From Lake Baikal to Ulan Ude on to Mongolia
This day takes you along a different part of the shore of the mystical Lake Baikal, and then onwards through the magnificent valley of Selenga passing by wild and lonely mountain steppes of Eastern Siberia. On the way to the Mongolian border the train will stop in Ulan Ude, where you attend the city tour. Afterwards the train departs for Mongolia. (BLD)

Day 10: Ulan Bator and Gandan Monastry
In the morning you arrive in Ulan Bator. In the course of a city tour you will see the impressive Buddhist Gandan Monastry and the Lama Museum. In the evening, your tour guides show you the best beer garden in the city. You spend the night in a centrally located hotel in Ulan Bator. On request we can organize for you instead of your hotel stay an overnight stay in a yurt in the beautiful Mongolian Alps. Please contact us for details and price! (BLD)

Day 11: Ulan Bator and the Mongolian Alps
Today you attend a tour to Mongolian Switzerland. After breakfast, a bus trip reveals the beautiful countryside. You take lunch within the typical tent settlements of nomadic herdsmen. A Mongolian horseback riding show will be performed especially for you. Transfer back to Ulan Bator and overnight in hotel. (BL)

Day 12: Departure
In the early morning transfer to the airport for your flight back home or onward flight.

(B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner


A journey on the legendary Transsiberian Railroad is one of the last great travel adventures in our world. Set this dream of a lifetime on the tracks with our Private Train and experience Russia and Mongolia in the safest, most comfortable and fascinating manner.

Highlights of the journey

  • Welcoming ceremony with bread and salt in Novosibirsk
  • Daily talks on the region’s culture and people
  • Vodka tasting with Russian snacks and red caviar
  • Typical Siberian villages
  • Panoramic train route directly alongside Lake Baikal
  • Mongolian horseback riding demonstration

Retail rates include

  • Travel for several hours along the Trans-Siberian Railway panoramic route directly on the shores of Lake Baikal, with photo-stops
  • Tour director with pertinent knowledge of the region throughout the journey
  • Competent tour guides for each group of no more than 26 guests. (In the Bolshoi / Bolshoi Platinum categories: 12 guests) throughout the journey
  • Local travel guides
  • All transfers and bus tours according to itinerary
  • All excursions and sightseeing according to itinerary, including all entry fees
  • All meals according to your itinerary
  • Porter service at all railway stations
  • A physician on board the train
  • Shower facilities on board the train
  • 1 night in Moscow in a 4-star hotel, or in 5-hotels for guests in the Bolshoi categories
  • 1 overnight in Irkutsk in a 4-star hotel or in a higher room category for guests booked in the Bolshoi categories
  • 2 overnights in Ulaanbaatar in a good, centrally located, middle-class hotel
  • Informational booklet on the region and train for each compartment reserved