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Private Trans-Siberian Tour Reverse

Tour rating: 4.83 / 5, Based on 12 Reviews
Private Rail Tour to Mongolia, Russia

Embark on the longest railway in the world and visit such lively cities as Ulan Bator, Ekaterinburg, and Moscow, as well as numerous charming villages and scenic locations along the way. Travel along the Trans-Mongolian leg, enjoy the views of the vast Ural Region and never-ending Lake Baikal, there's surely plenty of things to marvel at!

Private Trans-Siberian Tour Reverse

14 days5 cities
MongoliaRussia2 countries
Private Rail Tour to Mongolia, Russia
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$4,196
Tour rating: 4.83 / 5, Based on 12 Reviews

Embark on the longest railway in the world and visit such lively cities as Ulan Bator, Ekaterinburg, and Moscow, as well as numerous charming villages and scenic locations along the way. Travel along the Trans-Mongolian leg, enjoy the views of the vast Ural Region and never-ending Lake Baikal, there's surely plenty of things to marvel at!

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Day-By-Day
Ulan Bator, Mongolia

Ulan Bator

first destination

Ulan Bator is an off-the-beaten-path city full of treasures waiting to be discovered, and anyone who is looking for a travel destination with a unique culture and unparalleled atmosphere should put the city on a travel bucket list.

4 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
4 days in the city
Day 1
Arrival in Ulan Bator

Welcome to the gorgeous capital of Mongolia - Ulan Bator! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free so you can relax in your cozy room, dine in one of the nearby restaurants or start exploring the charming city center on your own.

No meals included.

  • Optional pre-tour extension available: Begin your journey with an exploration of Beijing and spend 4 days exploring this Chinese gem. Contact your travel specialist for details.
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Day 2
Visiting the Gandan Monastery & Trip to Gorkhi-Terelji National Park

In the morning you arrive in the capital of Mongolia - Ulan Bator. Your driver meets you at the train station and takes you to your hotel to freshen up and have breakfast.

Later you meet your guide and explore the legendary Mongolian Buddhist Gandan Monastery in Ulan Bator. You then depart from the capital and in about 1.5 hours arrive to the camp and enjoy traditional lunch.

Later you take the tour of the picturesque Gorkhi-Terelji National Park and visit its most popular attractions, including the famous Turtle Rock and the Aryabal Temple located on a steep hill. At the entrance to the temple’s grounds there is a long walking path leading to the set of 108 steep stairs that symbolize the elephant’s elongated trunk. You can rise up to the temple and admire the magnificent view of surrounding valleys.

In the evening you enjoy a 1-hour pony riding and have dinner at the camp. You spend this night in a traditional Mongolian yurt.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

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Day 3
Exploring the Genghis Khan Statue & Folk Show in Ulan Bator

Following breakfast at the ger camp, you meet your guide and depart to Ulan Bator.

You stop at the banks of the Tuul River where an iconic 40-meters tall equestrian statue of Genghis Khan is located. During the tour, you explore the interiors of the statue, see a replica of Genghis Khan’s legendary golden whip and walk through the chest and neck of the statue's horse up to its head. At the top, you enjoy an excellent view of the complex area and the surrounding scenery.

After a break for lunch, you make your way to the famous Zaisan Hill which offers the best panorama of Ulan Bator and then to the cashmere factory where you learn how raw materials are being transformed into a thread and then into clothing.

In the evening you attend an amazing Mongolian folk show at the National Academic Drama Theatre (transfers are included). After the show the rest of the evening is free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 4
Ulan Bator Sightseeing Tour

After breakfast, you check out from the hotel and have the morning at leisure. After lunch, you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and go on an exciting walking city tour around the most interesting attractions of Ulan Bator. 

During the tour, you visit the National Museum of Mongolia, one of the leading museums in the whole country and the one which is responsible for preserving Mongolian cultural heritage. You also stroll along the main streets of the city, see the Parlament house and walk through the central Sukhbaatar Square formerly known as Genghis Khan Square.

After the tour, you continue exploring the city center on your own. Later the same day you are transferred to the train station where you board your train and start your amazing journey across Eurasia!

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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All 4-star accommodations that we offer to our clients boast a fantastic location in the city centers, impeccable service, great on-site amenities, and comfortable guestrooms, fitted with everything you might need for a comfortable stay and a good night's sleep.

train
Ulan Bator
Lake Baikal, Listvyanka Village
22 hrs 40 min

The Trans-Mongolian Railway will carry you beyond the Russian-Mongolian border to Irkutsk, the gate to Siberia's miracle, Lake Baikal. During your journey on a well-equipped train, you observe Mongolian landscapes and panoramas of the Russian countryside. After arrival, a trusted driver will transfer you to Listvyanka Village.

Listvyanka Village, Russia

Lake Baikal, Listvyanka Village

second destination

If the magnificent Lake Baikal is on your travel bucket list, there is no better place to visit than lovely Listvyanka Village. Nestled right on the shores of the unique lake, it boasts numerous wooden churches and breathtaking landscapes.

2 days in Listvyanka Village
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a remarkable hotel
Day 5
Arrival in Irkutsk & Transfer to Listvyanka Village

In the afternoon you arrive in Irkutsk. Upon arrival, you are transferred right to the Lake Baikal shore to check in to your hotel.

The rest of the evening free to have rest after your trip.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 6
Listvyanka Village Tour & Trip to Taltsy Village

Following breakfast you check out, meet your guide and driver and enjoy a tour around Listvyanka Village. During the tour you visit the Baikal Limnological Museum and Aquarium that houses an interesting display of the unique flora and fauna of the lake.

Then you take a chair-lift to the nearby viewpoint to take some magnificent panoramic pictures of Baikal, view the Chersky Rock and visit the 19th century wooden St. Nicolas church and spend some time at a local fish market where you see a great variety of fish and different ways of cooking it.

Then you say "Good-bye" to Lake Baikal and take a trip to the open-air museum of wooden architecture located in Taltsy Village.

This reconstructed Siberian village consists of a number of buildings that were threatened with flooding when the Irkutsk Dam was constructed on the Angara River. All the buildings at the Taltsy museum were rescued from the rising waters and brought here to serve as models of Irkutsk regional architecture.

After the tour you are transferred to Irkutsk where you check in at the centrally located hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Please note: chair-lift is not available on Monday

Breakfast is included.

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3-star Hotel
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Enhance your rail adventure by staying in a cozy 3-star hotel, providing everything a traveler might ask for a nice stay. In the gallery, you can see several examples of the 3-star hotels that we offer to our clients.

car
Lake Baikal, Listvyanka Village
Irkutsk

In a short car trip, a reliable driver will take you from the shores of Lake Baikal to Siberia's heart, Irkutsk. On your way to the city, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Russian countryside, as well as multiple alluring views and riverain areas.

Irkutsk, Russia

Irkutsk

third destination

Irkutsk boasts an amazing location close to China and Mongolia, making it an interesting blend of cultures. The city played a major part in the country's history and is a "must-visit" place for those who want to experience genuine Russia.

1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a hotel
Day 7
Irkutsk City Tour

After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and say "Good-bye" to Lake Baikal! Your driver takes you to Irkutsk for a guided tour around the most remarkable city's attractions.

You first walk along Angara River embankment - the most popular meeting place among the locals - to an eternal flame and the monument to explorer Yakov Pohabov, the founder of the city. You proceed to the only Catholic Cathedral in Irkutsk, the beautiful Polish Roman Church, located in the historical part of Irkutsk. 

You are then driven to one of the main monasteries in Siberia  - Sign Monastery is also known as the Znamensky Monastery. You also explore the Kazan Church, which with its Byzantine-style decorations looks like a fairy tower, and Block 130, the historical zone with many colorful wooden houses and buildings constructed in the 17th century.

After the tour, you are transferred to centrally located hotel, and the rest of the day is free for you to explore the city on your own.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 10
Car Ride to Ulan-Ude & Train to Ulan Bator

After breakfast, you check out from your hotel, and a private driver transfers you to the amazing Russian city of Ulan-Ude where you board a train that takes you to the final destination of your Trans-Siberian tour - striking Ulan Bator. 

You spend thу rest of the day on board your train enjoying fantastic scenery passing by your window and a company of your fellow travelers from all over the world.

Breakfast box is included.

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4-star hotel
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All 4-star accommodations that we offer to our clients boast a fantastic location in the city centers, impeccable service, great on-site amenities, and comfortable guestrooms, fitted with everything you might need for a comfortable stay and a good night's sleep.

train
Irkutsk
Ekaterinburg
2 days 4 hrs
Set off on a regular train in your Trans-Siberian Railway travel from the heart of Siberia, Irkutsk, to "the window overlooking Asia", Ekaterinburg. Relax and immerse into the moment of passing inspirational sceneries and landscapes or make new acquaintances.
Ekaterinburg, Russia

Ekaterinburg

fourth destination

A bridge between Europe and Asia, lovely Ekaterinburg is one of the most significant Russian cities, boasting a rich cultural heritage and plenty of amazing sights to explore, including the world-famous Church of All Saints!

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 9
Arrival in Ekaterinburg

Early in the morning you walk to the train station to continue your journey to the capital of Ural - Ekaterinburg. You spend this day on board your train enjoying fantastic scenery passing by your window and a company of your fellow travelers from all over the world.

In the evening you arrive in Ekaterinburg. Your driver meets you at the train station and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for overnight.

Breakfast box is included.

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Day 10
Last Days of Russian Imperial Family Tour

After breakfast you meet your guide and enjoy a guided sightseeing tour around the most remarkable city landmarks.

During the tour you take a walk through the historical city center, visit Ural Craftsman Lane where you can buy some traditional hand-made souvenirs, see the magnificent architectural ensemble of the Rastorguev - Haritonov’s House, admire at Sevastyanov House - symbol of the city, and take a trip to the famous Europe-Asia monument where you can happily experience being at two places at once putting one foot in Europe and the other in Asia.

The second part of your tour is dedicated to the last days of the Russian Imperial Family. You visit the Church on Blood built on the site of the notorious Ipatiev House, where the last Russian Emperor, Nicolas II, and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918.

The last stop for today is the first burial place of the tsar’s family - the Monastery Complex “Ganina Yama” that now consists of seven chapels - one for each member of the royal family.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the evening free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 11
On Board the Train

You spend this day on board your luxurious Golden Eagle train. Enjoy fantastic sceneries passing by your window, a diverse entertainment program, gourmet dining and a company of your fellow travelers from all over the world.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

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4-star hotel
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All 4-star accommodations that we offer to our clients boast a fantastic location in the city centers, impeccable service, great on-site amenities, and comfortable guestrooms, fitted with everything you might need for a comfortable stay and a good night's sleep.

train
Ekaterinburg
Moscow
25 hrs 40 min

A regular Russian train will carry you along the Trans-Siberian Railway from gorgeous Moscow to the capital of Ural, Ekaterinburg. During the ride, immerse into unforgettable experience and get inspired by astonishing views of the Russian scenery.

Moscow, Russia

Moscow

fifth destination

You can't say you've been in Russia if you haven't stopped in legendary Moscow, and even if you have just one day to spend there, there are a lot of things you can cross from your Russia travel bucket list.

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 12
Exploring the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow

Early in the morning your train arrives in the legendary capital of Russia - Moscow. Your driver meets you at the train station and takes you to your centrally located hotel for check-in and breakfast.

Later in the morning you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and walk to the Kremlin territory where you have a chance to explore the gems hidden behind the Kremlin walls such as the Cathedral Square and the Assumption and Annunciation cathedrals.

Then you visit the famous Armoury Chamber that houses a unique collection of crown jewels, stunning coronation finery, hand-forged armor and weapons, royal carriages and sleighs, and world-famous Fabergé eggs.

After a short break for coffee you take a walk through the beautiful Red Square, go inside the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral and explore the famous GUM department store.

After the tour you walk back to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 13
Visiting the Tretyakov Gallery & Moscow Subway Ride

Following breakfast you meet your guide and driver and enjoy a tour of the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery, where you have amazing time viewing the gems of its collection, including the famous masterpieces of Ivan Aivazovsky, Mikhail Vrubel, and Viktor Vasnetsov.

After the tour of the Tretyakov Gallery you have a quick subway ride to explore the most beautiful stations of Moscow Subway, which is known to be one of the most beautiful and efficient metro systems in the world. Then you see the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior and learn the story of its destruction and reconstruction.

Today you also have a chance to enjoy one of the best city views at Sparrow Hills and see the grand building of Moscow State University, the highest of seven Stalinist skyscrapers of Moscow.

After the tour you are transferred to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 14
Departure from Moscow

This is the final day of your amazing Trans-Siberian train tour! Following breakfast you check out from the hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.

  • Optional post-tour extension: Continue your journey further to the legendary Venice of the North and the brilliant Northern capital of Russia - St. Petersburg. Contact your travel specialist for details.
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4-star hotel
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All 4-star accommodations that we offer to our clients boast a fantastic location in the city centers, impeccable service, great on-site amenities, and comfortable guestrooms, fitted with everything you might need for a comfortable stay and a good night's sleep.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Ulan Bator, Listvyanka Village, Irkutsk, Ekaterinburg, and Moscow;
  • Overnight at a traditional Mongolian ger camp;
  • 1st or 2nd class tickets for Ulan-Bator - Irkutsk, Irkutsk - Ekaterinburg, Ekaterinburg - Moscow trains;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US and Canadian citizens (Mongolian visa is not required). Full Russian and Mongolian visa processing service for Australian and New Zealand citizens. Visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Other meals according to the itinerary;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrance tickets to Aryabal Temple and National Museum of Mongolia, Baikal Limnological Museum and Aquarium, Ganina Yama, Kremlin territory & Amber Chamber, St. Basil's Cathedral, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow subway;
  • Folk show in Ulan Bator;
  • Ride on a chair-lift to the Baikal viewpoint;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Note: Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

Note: Due to specific travel arrangements and train departure times depending on the schedules of Russian and Mongolian Railways, the itinerary may be subject to change.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Professional local guides
  • Guided sightseeing tours of Ulan Bator, Listvyanka Village, Irkutsk, Ekaterinburg, and Moscow
  • Baikal Exploration
  • Included Russian visa processing

What To Know

  • The currency used in Russia is the Russian Ruble, in Mongolia - Mongolian tugrik. Although debit cards are widely accepted, it is good to have some cash on you for minor purchases.
  • Make sure to pack comfortable walking shoes as you'll spend many hours exploring major Russian sights on foot.
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