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Three Capitals

Trans-Siberian Railway


Three Capitals

If your time is tight; Beijing to Moscow

Trip prices starts from $2215 per person – 11 days

Operational season: Year round.
Visas required: China, Mongolia, Russia.

DEPARTURE DATES 2019 – 11 Days
June 03, 10, 17, 24
July 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
August 05, 12, 19, 26
September 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
October 07, 14, 21, 28
November 04, 11, 18, 25
December 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
Day 1 - Arrive Beijing
On arrival in Beijing you’re free to make your own way to the hotel. The Howard Johnson Paragon 4* Hotel is ideally located on East Chang An Street, opposite Beijing Railway station in the heart of the golden area of the capital city, surrounded by major business centres, tourist attractions and only minutes away from the Wangfujing Street. During your stay in Beijing you’ll certainly want to visit both the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, these are within walking distance of the Paragon Hotel, and adjacent to each other, so this couldn’t be more convenient! The hotel is situated 40 minutes from the international airport.

The 10-story hotel boasts 308 modern furnished guest rooms and suites. Each room features modern facility including central air conditioning, satellite TV, minibar, IDD telephone, inroom safe and hair-dryer. (Chinese hotels cope badly with the idea of foreign travellers who haven’t arrived so for passengers commencing in Beijing or travelling onwards in China your train tickets will be delivered once you have checked in.)

No meals.

Day 2 - Depart Beijing
Make your own way to the station giving yourself at least one hour on arrival to complete security (metal-detectors are now in

force and there can be queues to use them) and find your train and platform. And then you’re heading off, along the most famous railway in the world!


Day 3 - Arrive Ulaanbaatar
Afternoon arrival in Ulaanbaatar. Our driver will meet you at the end of the platform and will be holding a meeting- board with your name on. Transfer from the station to hotel Bayangol. This is a great centrally located property and facilities include 5 restaurants, fitness centre, sauna and a supermarket. You will have a chance to freshen up before departing for your city tour.

The balance of today is free to explore more of the city. You can choose to visit the heady atmosphere surrounding the Gandan Monastery or visit the Choijin Monastery Museum, or the Bazaar… log on and pick up your email in one of the numerous internet cafes on Peace Avenue, have a latte and French pastries in the new generation of new-age coffee stores, go souvenir shopping in the peculiar grandeur of the Central Department Store, or pick up some snack food for the train in the Store’s food department… in the evening a wide range of traditional and new style Mongolian eateries are vying with European style places, Irish pubs and German beer halls to enjoy, usually with live music later on.

No meals.

Day 4 - Elstei Ger Lodge
After breakfast depart for Elstei Ger Lodge. With no specific activities planned you can choose to chill out, read, or go walking, or (for a small payment made directly to them locally) you can go horse riding with local nomad horsemen.

Breakfast, Lunch, Supper

Day 5 - Depart Mongolia
After breakfast transfer back to Ulaanbaatar. Transfer to the station where you will board the Moscow bound train.


Day 6 - 8 - On board the Trans-Mongolian Express
On board The Trans-Sib… the dining car is the heart of social life on the train. It functions as bar, lounge, and take-out snack store, as well as a café serving reasonably priced meals. It is a great place to meet fellow travellers and locals alike, sharing your experiences of your journey so far with a few drinks, which no doubt will include some Vodka – and maybe smoked salmon and caviar too!

Along the way you’ll you make a circumnavigation of Lake Baikal, and see astonishing scenery, Siberian pine-forests slowly give way to the deciduous forests of the Ural Mountains The major landmarks are the great rivers you cross, including the River Ob at Novosibirsk (one of the most famous bridges on the route), and the gigantic Enisei River (at Krasnoyarsk).

No meals.

Day 9 - Arrive Moscow
“S Priezdom! Welcome to Moscow!” early morning arrival. Our driver will be there to meet you at the end of the platform, and will be hold a meeting-board with your name on. You’ll then be transferred to the Irbis 3H Hotel. The facilities available at this hotel include a Restaurant, Lobby Bar, Lobby Wi-Fi access, Luggage Room, Safety deposit boxes and an ATM machine.

At check-in, (after 2pm) the hotel reception will advise you they will need your passport for visa registration. This process takes 1–2 hours. Your complimentary InfoPack is full of ideas for getting the most out of your free time.

No Meals.

Day 10 - Around Moscow
After breakfast one of our local expert staff will meet you at the hotel to take you on a three hour walking tour round the highlights – you’ll use public transport around the centre to avoid the traffic jams and get the hang of the system for when you come to use it independently. Our staffers are full of ideas for this walk but are flexible about other ideas if you have your own. Your walk ends in the city centre around lunchtime.

If you haven’t prebooked any of our range of city excursions the rest of the day is your own to explore further. Some of our top suggestions (please check opening times/days before setting off) would include visiting the Moscow Kremlin, the Tretyakov Gallery, the Pushkin Fine Arts Museum, or a boat trip along the Mosvka River… perhaps locate some tickets for ballet, opera, circus or a concert this evening? As well as famous classical music traditions Moscow features on the touring schedules of world names in jazz, rock, pop and world music.


Day 11 - Depart Moscow
You’ll need to check out of your room by 12 noon today. For services we offer in St. Petersburg please refer to our “St. Petersburg Add On”


Included in the trip:
TRAIN: 2-Class 4-berth rail for complete journey.
BEIJING: 1 night, room-only. 3* Hotel.
ULAANBAATAR: All transfers, one night Mongolian Ger Camp accommodation (full board). One night Ulaanbaatar, breakfast included. Walking tour of Ulaanbaatar.
MOSCOW: Transfer on arrival. Two nights 3* Hotel, breakfast included. 3 hours personalised guided walking tour of the city.

Booking Flights?

We have a range of airline tickets which fit in well with our trips. Run your flight requirements past us before confirming your flight arrangements.

Trip price Guide (per person):

1 person 2 people 3-9 people
Standard $3400 $2750 $2690
Superior $tba $tba $tba
Standard extra night Moscow $190 $90 $90
Standard extra night Beijing $180 $90 $90
Superior extra night Moscow $tba $tba $tba
Superior extra night Beijing $tba $tba $tba
Upgrade to 2 berth rail $650 $650 $650

Due to the nature of these destinations all prices are subject to change. Contact us to confirm exact price.

Deposits hold bookings but fares can still vary with exchange rates and only final payment guarantees price.