An Epic Eco-Tour on The Trans-Siberian Railway
RUSSIA > MONGOLIA > BEIJING | October 5-22 | 17 Days
The landscape outside your train window changes from Siberia to Mongolia, and finally to Beijing . . .
Imagine trying to cover ground across Russia far west to far east– a crazy thought, huh? The solution: Get on the Trans-Siberian with us and watch this epic land glide by through the window of a comfortable train. You will be joined by a group of eleven others adventuring right alongside you. After visiting the historic sights of Moscow, we will take the train through the Ural Mountains (and cross into Asia!) to Yekaterinburg, before heading to the heart of Siberia in Irkutsk.
Throughout the tour we will stop to learn about how climate change affects the environment and local people through nature tours, interviews, and events scheduled to bring together local experts, activists, and social entrepreneurs.
Duration: 17 days
Start/Finish City: Moscow, Russia to Beijing, China
- All Accommodations
Kremlin and Armoury guided tour (Moscow).
Orientation walk (Vladimir). T
Yekaterinburg city tour.
Lake Baikal stay. Homestay experience (Listvyanka).
Irkutsk walking tour.
Decembrists Museum guided visit.
Local meal suggestions and language support throughout.
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
What's Not Included:
- Airfare to Moscow, Russia and from Beijing, China
- Passport and Visas, although we will write you a Visa letter
- Travel Insurance
- Lunch and Dinner
We will be staying overnight in 2nd Class Kupe Soft sleepers: 4 berth compartments that have lockable doors. There are overhead locker and storage space under the bottom bunk that is sufficient space for your luggage. Bed linen is provided on all trains. Each carriage has two toilets and one hot water boiler. There are two train attendants in each carriage to take care of passengers and maintain the facilities.
Most of the trains (but not all) will have dining car. This being said, it is always a good idea to bring your own snacks aboard for more variety of food options while travelling.
what the train is like
All the carriages on the trains have a similar set-up, whether in first or second class. There are toilets and washrooms at the end of each carriage with western style toilets and a sink with hot and cold water. If the water is not warm there is a samovar with boiling water on each carriage so you can use this to have a proper wash. In first class toilets are shared with nine cabins (so possibly 18 people) and in second class there are nine cabins with a possible 36 people.
Chinese train #23 and train #3 in deluxe class have a different look. There are two bunk beds on one side, a sofa on the other and a shower cabin you share with another compartment. There is more space available than in the other classes.