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"Imperial Russia. Travel by train: Moscow - Beijing"
What could be more interesting than to cross almost the whole of Russia from west to east by train? After all, this is an opportunity to realize how huge and rich our country is, how diverse and united it is at the same time. But participation in this tour will allow you to realize an even more grandiose idea — to make a trip from Central Russia through Mongolia to China
Price: € 7100
| 1 day
|| Welcome to Moscow! After the transfer to the hotel, you can relax in your hotel room or take a walk around the city.
| 2 day
|| After breakfast, we invite you to take a sightseeing tour of Moscow. You will walk along Red Square, see the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral, and take a fascinating ride in the Moscow metro with its palace-like stations. You will be amazed by the impressive size of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, as well as the stunning view of Moscow from the height of the Sparrow Hills. After lunch in the city, you will visit the Kremlin, one of the most famous architectural monuments in Russia and in the world. Take a walk through the Old Arbat with numerous cafes, souvenir shops. After boarding the Imperial Russia train, we invite you to the dining car for dinner.
| 3 day
|| Upon arrival in Kazan, you will go on a city tour to discover the ancient capital of the Tatar Khaganate. Behind the white stone wall of the Kazan Kremlin, in the immediate vicinity of the Orthodox church, stands a new mosque. The grandiose folklore program "Tugal Avalym" will introduce you to the Tatar national epic. We invite you to taste the local cuisine and take part in a culinary master class that reveals the secrets of Tatar cuisine. In the evening, you will return to the train to continue your journey.
| 4 day
|| In Yekaterinburg, whose history is closely linked to the family of the last Russian emperor, you will visit the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, built to commemorate the tragic events that took place in this city. A mandatory point of the program will be the inspection of the monument, which marks the border between Europe and Asia. You will have a unique opportunity to be on both continents at the same time and capture this moment. In the evening, you will return to the Imperial Russia train.
| 5 day
|| Today, the Imperial Russia train arrives in Novosibirsk, the heart of Siberia, and you will begin exploring this city with a visit to the Railway Transport Museum dedicated to the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway. After lunch, you will walk along the embankment of the Ob River, during the bus tour you will see the main squares and streets of Novosibirsk. The Novosibirsk Opera House stands out among the local attractions — it impresses with its monumental architecture and is known as the largest theater building in Russia.
| 6 day
|| The Imperial Russia train continues its journey through Siberia. You will spend the next day on board the train. You can relax in your compartment, discuss your impressions with fellow travelers in anticipation of the next stop, or watch the changing landscapes: wooden houses, birch forests, and, if the sun comes out, mountain landscapes. We invite you to listen to the story of the Trans-Siberian Railway and enjoy a live violin concert with a glass of Russian champagne in your hands.
| 7 day
|| The Imperial Russia train arrives today in Irkutsk, one of the largest cities in Siberia. Many historical buildings and monuments have been preserved in this city. During the tour of the city you will see picturesque wooden houses, visit the House of the Decembrists, who were sent to exile in this city. After lunch, we invite you to visit the Museum of Wooden architecture, located in a picturesque place on the banks of the Angara River. This unique museum will tell you about the daily life of people in this region in the past. Before the train departs, you can walk around the Irkutsk Sloboda.
| 8 day
|| Standing on the shore of Lake Baikal, it is impossible not to admire the miracle that nature itself has created. This is the deepest lake in the world, which contains one-fifth of the planet's fresh water reserves. After breakfast, you will board a pleasure boat to sail through the waters of Lake Baikal to the village of Listvyanka. Here you will visit a unique museum dedicated to the flora and fauna of the lake. Beautiful views of the lake and the Angara River open from the observation deck at the Chersky Stone. Our train will travel directly along the shore of Lake Baikal on the Circum-Baikal Railway. Unique landscapes and a real steam locomotive will make you go back a hundred years and feel like a real pioneer. On the way, the train will stop at a picturesque place on the shore of the lake, where a picnic will be organized.
| 9 day
|| Today, the Imperial Russia train will make a stop in Ulan-Ude, the capital of Buryatia. You will visit an active Buddhist temple-datsan, visit a Buryat family. Here you will learn how to prepare traditional "poses" , play dice, wear a traditional costume and assemble a yurt. A colorful and interesting folklore program awaits you. In the evening, you will return to the train to continue your journey.
| 10 day
|| Today, the Imperial Russia train will make a stop in Ulan-Ude, the capital of Buryatia. You will visit an active Buddhist temple-datsan, visit the Buryat semPo upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar, you will go to the Gorkhi-Terelzh National Park, located 80 kilometers northeast of the Mongolian capital. You will get acquainted with the nomadic lifestyle of the Mongols, many of whom still adhere to this way of life. Today you will stay in one of the yurt tourist bases, get acquainted with the nature of the National Park, and in the evening you will taste national cuisine. Here you will learn how to prepare traditional "poses" , play dice, wear a traditional costume and assemble a yurt. A colorful and interesting folklore program awaits you. In the evening, you will return to the train to continue your journey.
| 11 day
|| Today you will return to Ulaanbaatar and get acquainted with this interesting city. You will visit the Gandan Monastery, where the famous 26-meter Bodhisattva statue is located, as well as the Mongolian National Historical Museum. You will enjoy a colorful folklore program with the famous throat singing.
| 12 day
|| Today, your train is approaching the Mongolian-Chinese border. Amazing desert landscapes will not leave you indifferent. The Imperial Russia makes a stop in Erlani, a border town, for passport control. Since the railway gauge in Russia and Mongolia differs from that in China, you will continue your journey on the Chinese train. In 16 hours, the train will arrive in the capital of China, Beijing.
| 13 day
|| Beijing is the final destination of your trip. There are millions of small shops in Beijing, and it is a place of lively trade. You will have the opportunity to try delicious Chinese cuisine in all its variations. During the tour of Beijing, you will visit the Forbidden City and the famous Tiananmen Square. Tiananmen Square is the largest square in the city, which has great cultural significance. It is the world's largest city square and an enduring symbol of China's national pride, surrounded by many imposing buildings, including the Heavenly Gate (the entrance to the Forbidden City), government buildings, and the Mao Mausoleum. Today you will spend the night in one of the hotels in the city center.
| 14 day
|| After breakfast, you will go to one of the most majestic symbols of ancient Chinese civilization — the Great Wall of China, which stretches for almost 9,000 km. The construction of the Wall, which lasted 10 years, employed more than a million people. We invite you to take a walk and enjoy the beautiful views of the Wall winding through the mountain ranges. Later, you will return to Beijing to visit the Summer Palace. Today you will spend the night in one of the hotels in the city center.
| 15 day
|| After breakfast, you will be offered a transfer to the airport. We are sure that your fascinating journey on the Imperial Russia train will remain in your memory for a long time.
Upcoming tour dates:
June 20, 2021 and August 15, 2021
||Per person in a double compartment
Extra charge for a single room
|First class plus
for one seat in a VIP compartment-1500 €, including VAT;
for one seat in a business class compartment-1500 €, including VAT;
for one seat in a first class compartment plus-900 €, including VAT;
for one seat in a first class compartment — 900 €, including VAT.
The carriage consists of five compartments with two sleeping places. Each compartment is equipped with an armchair, a table, an LCD TV, a built-in wardrobe for clothes and luggage, individual air conditioning, a washbasin, a shower and a toilet. The lower seat is transformed into a sofa, and the upper reclines.
Business Class carriage
The carriage consists of six compartments with two sleeping places. Each compartment is equipped with an armchair, a table, an LCD TV, a built-in wardrobe for clothes and luggage, individual air conditioning, a washbasin, a shower and a toilet. The lower seat is transformed into a sofa, and the upper reclines.
First Class Plus carriage
The carriage consists of eight compartments with two sleeping places. Each compartment has a table, an armchair, an LCD TV and a built-in wardrobe. A shower and washbasin are located between each two compartments, and in the ninth there is a luggage room. The car is equipped with a general air conditioning system.
All dining carriages intended for inclusion in long - distance trains are equipped with dining rooms, a kitchen, an audio and video broadcasting system and inter-car communication, and an air conditioning system. The interiors of the dining cars are made of environmentally friendly and fireproof materials.
The bar carriage is a unique carriage with a music lounge, divided into two functional areas — a lounge area with comfortable upholstered chairs and a restaurant area with a dance floor, where a piano is installed. The bar car is ideal for holding receptions, themed evenings, and festive events.
The price includes:
- pick-up at Moscow airport, transfers to the hotel and train station, departure to Beijing airport;
- hotel porter and railway station porter services;
- one night in a hotel in Moscow 5*, one night in a national park in Ulaanbaatar in yurts and 2 nights in a hotel in Beijing 5*;
- accommodation on board the train "Imperial Russia" (towels, bathrobes and slippers are provided; water, tea, coffee);
- full board according to the tour program (except for the first and last day);
- guided tours in Russian, English, German, Spanish and French, accompanied by local guides, according to the tour program (in other languages-on request);
- the train is accompanied by a qualified doctor, as well as English-speaking tour managers and a tour leader.
- flights (international and domestic);
- the cost of an entry visa*;
- drinks ordered additionally;
- additional excursions (in each city along the route of the trip and other cities of Russia);
- meals on the day of arrival and departure;
- personal expenses and tips;
- insurance policy**;
* The Company is not responsible for passengers who have incorrectly issued or expired visas.
** Each passenger is required to purchase a health insurance policy for the entire duration of the tour.
*** We recommend that you consult your doctor or medical center about the need for vaccination.