Trans Siberia Railway

Magnificent Trans Siberia Express!

ABOUT THIS TRIP

From RM20999

Difficulty: Easy

Click-clacking along the tracks for thousands of kilometres, the Trans-Siberian Railway is a network of railways that are connecting Moscow with branch lines into Mongolia, China and North Korea. It is the longest railway line in the world with a length of 9289km, spanning across 8 time zones. The best time for the trip is between May and September for optimum hours of daylight and chances for fine weather.
The Trans-Siberian routes unite amazing landscapes and experiences into the journey of a lifetime with the vast panoramas of the birch, fir and pine, the network of random river and stream, the magnificent Great Wall, The Gobi Desert and a glimpse into some of the most intriguing places on earth. This epic journey can be broken into sections with overnight stays in hotels to fully experiences the city’s churches and museums and streets of log cabins.

DAY 1

Kuala Lumpur / Beijing, China

Arrive in Beijing to begin your Trans – Siberian adventure. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel, dinner and overnight.

DAY 2

Depart Beijing by Train

Transfer to Beijing Main Station for departure to Ulaanbaatar on train. Overnight train.

DAY 3

Arrive Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Arrive Ulaanbaatar, capital of Mongolia at 14:30pm. Meet guide on platform. Transfer to hotel for check in. Enjoy a cultural show and Mongolian BBQ dinner.

DAY 4

Terelj National Park

After breakfast, the city tour of Ulaanbaatar includes Gandan Monatsery, Sukhbaatar Square and National History Museum. Travel to Terelj National Park, visiting Chinggis Khan Monument on the way. Explore the valley with your guide, hiking to the Aryabala Meditation Temple (or alternative) to enjoy the view of Terelj valley.
Staying overnight at the fabulous Red Rocks Resort.

DAY 5

Depart Ulaanbaatar by train

Free time in the morning before transfer to train station for departure to Ulan Ude, Russia on train.
Overnight train.

DAY 6

Arrive Ulan Ude, Russia

Arrive at Ulan Ude, the capital of Russia’s Buryatia Republic and it has a unique mix of the Buryat and Russian people with their culture of Buddhist and Orthodox religion. It also has the world’s largest Lenin head!
Day tour to Ivolginsky Datsun and local area and visit an Old Believer’s Village.
Enjoy lunch with a local family.

DAY 7

Depart Ulan Ude by Train /  Irkutsk

Transfer to the train station for departure to Irkutsk. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for overnight.
Irkutsk is a cross between Western Russia and Siberia, Burytia and Mongolia. It is also the stopping point for Lake Baikal.

DAY 8

Irkutsk / Olkhon Island, Lake Baikal

Transfer to the bus station for the minibus drive (and ferry) to Olkhon Island on Lake Baikal. Lake Baikal is one of the must-see stops on any Trans-Siberian trip. It is a totally unique destination and geographically in a position which makes it rarely visited unless you travel on the Trans-Siberian and take time to stop. It contains one fifth of all fresh water reserves of our planet and the water is so transparent that you can see to a depth of 40m.

DAY 9

Olkhon Island

After breakfast, you will head off to explore Olkhon Island with your guide. Olkhon Island is the largest island in Lake Baikal. The island is renowned for its archaeological landmarks and diverse ecology, including the taiga forest, steppe and a small desert.

DAY 10

Olkhon Island

Join a group excursion to Khoboi Cape at the north end of the island near the settlement of Khuzir, visiting Shaman Rock.

DAY 11

Olkhon Island – Irkutsk

Return to Irkutsk by ferry and mini bus. After checking in hotel, free time at leisure.

DAY 12

Depart Irkutsk by train

City tour of Irkutsk before transfer to train station for departure on train for Ekaterinburg.
Overnight train.

DAY 13

On Board Train, Crossing Siberia

Sit back and relax. Watch as the vast Siberian steppe passes by, make new friends or imbibe in the national Russian drink of Vodka.
Overnight train.

DAY 14

Ekaterinburg

Ekaterinburg is on the slopes of the Ural Mountain (so actually it is in Asia). It was founded by Peter the Great and is infamous for the murder of the Russian Royal Family. It was closed to foreigners until opening its doors in 1991.
Transfer to hotel, upon arrival in Ekaterinburg. After check in, proceed for sightseeing tour of Ekaterinburg.

DAY 15

Ekaterinburg

Enjoy an excursion to the Romanov Monastery and Military Museum.

DAY 16

Depart Ekaterinburg by Train / Kazan

Transfer to the train station for departure to Kazan. Arrive in Kazan and transfer to hotel.

DAY 17

Depart Kazan by Train

Kazan, the capital of Tartarstan – a region where Russian and Central Asian cultures overlap. Meet your guide for an excursion to the Kremlin and Kazan City tour. After lunch, visit the Raif Monastery. Raifskii Bogorodizikii monastery territory and cathedrals is a charming and remarkable place – a designated National Park where you can clearly see the spirituality and mystery of Orthodox belief. There is an important spring with “magic life water” and making this monastery famous all over Russia. After dinner, transfer to the train station for departure to Moscow.

DAY 18

Moscow

Arrive in Moscow. Transfer to hotel for rest before lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of Moscow City. Two nights stay in centrally located hotel in Moscow.

DAY 19

Moscow

Visit the Kremlin and Armoury. In the afternoon, take a tour of Moscow’s beautiful Underground Metro.

DAY 20

Depart Moscow

Morning at leisure. Depart Moscow with incredible memories of your Trans – Siberian Adventure.

DAY 21

Home

Home sweet home!

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