- Explore Moscow and Beijing
- Travel the worlds most famous rail route
- Overnight in a traditional Mongolian yurt
7 nights hotels, 7 nights train, 2 nights guest house accommoation, 2 nights yurt camp
13 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 4 dinners included.
Although this is not an overly active trip, there are many long travelling days. Hotel accommodation in Moscow, Irkutsk, Ulaan Baatar and Beijing is of a three star standard. Guesthouse accommodation in Listvyanka will be more basic. The two nights spend at the Yurt camp will be clean comfortable and warm, but very basic by western standards.
On board the train we will be in four berth 2nd class cabins, and you will be expected to share. There is a constant supply of boiling water for making coffee, tea, noodles etc. but limited washing facilities. If you are looking for luxury accommodation and regular sightseeing this may not be the trip for you.
Entrances to most of the major sights are included in the price of the tour. These include the Kremlin all museums and galleries on the day tours, the Baikal Circum Railway, Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Great Wall. Any optional tour are at your own expense. On occasion, the government may choose to close Red Square and Tiananmen Square without warning.
Please note Russia is rather expensive - see our extra expenses section in the Trip Notes for further advice.
If you are travelling during June, July and August then please be prepared for queues and crowds at major sites.
Normal group size and age
Normally min. 4, max. 16, plus leader and local guides. Minimum age 18.
St Petersburg pre tour extension
Founded by Peter the Great in 1703, St Petersburg is one of Europe’s finest cities. A truly world class destination, full of breathtakingly beautiful buildings, threaded with canals and dotted with baroque bridges. The list of attractions is almost endless and many tourists can find it a little overwhelming. Three extra days can be added to this tour and are recommended, please ask our Sales team for more details.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
Designed for people who are in good health, enjoy the outdoors and want a relaxing trip packed with interest.
Exodus is always looking to improve our current itineraries and to offer something different. With many new trips this year, there is something unique and different to try every year.
Special Interest: For those who have a passion for archaeology, food, flowers, languages or yoga. Solar eclipse and Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) departures and specialist conservation holidays are also included.
Culture: Let Exodus show you a different side to many of the world's greatest cultural attractions.