MOSCOW - Beijing

If you want to see the real Russia please seat in a train. Historically it is the most popular way to travel in Russia and a trip along the longest rail route in the world is one in a lifetime must. Beautiful scenery from the train windows, meeting the locals, couple of days on Baikal lake, in Mongol steppes and three grandiose capitals which all have a unique combination of Asian and European contrasts.

14 days
Start on Sundays
7 cities
From 1 person to a group
No special physical training required
Hundreds of fabulously beautiful photos
The price includes: train tickets, accommodation, professional guides in each city, admission fees to all the museums according to the program
Come to Russia with UTA! Join us on an unforgettable journey and create memories that will last forever!
Day 1, Moscow
Welcome to Moscow

Arrival day

(meeting with tour leader or company representative to discuss the program and route)

Stay overnight in hotel

Day 2, Moscow

Transfer to the train station. Leave luggage in lockers' room

Walking tour. This majestic city is steeped in history and beauty. A trip here combines the old and the new - learn the story of communism while enjoying the cosmopolitan life of present-day Moscow. We will explore the real wonder of Russian Capital: the Underground constructed in Soviet times with the idea of becoming Palaces for workpeople – that is why beautiful and unique decoration was used for each station. You will see expensive materials, mosaics, sculptures and the best architectural solutions of that time. Then we will have a walk around the city center, visit all must-sees including Red Square, Lenin Mausoleum (outside only), Newly opened Zaryadje park and stylish GUM department store. Free time

Optional Moscow River boat trip

Meeting at the train station
Day 3, Day and night on the train
0.35 departure of train to Irkutsk Day and night at the train
Day 4, Day and night on the train
Day and night at the train If you travel with the Group Leader - Lesson: Local communication tips, Russian Language
Day 5, Day and night on the train
Day 6, Irkutsk and Baikal
Evening arrival at Irkutsk

Transfer to Lake Baikal (1 h)


Stay overnight in hotel
Day 7, Baikal
Spend all day on a shore of Baikal - the largest freshwater lake in the world.


We will have a nice walk in Listvyanka, learn the story of Baikal evolution in the unique Baikal Museum and climb on a picturesque Chersky stone panoramic point (728 m above sea level). After a short break, let's meet the locals. We invite you to spend your evening in a local house not far from Listvyanka. You will learn how to make Russian pancakes, prepare batter and fry them under the supervision of the host. Banya is also included.
Optional Baikal boat trip
Stay overnight in hotel
Day 8, Baikal and Irkutsk
Breakfast. Transfer back to Irkutsk

On the way to the city a visit to Talci museum of wooden Siberian architecture.

Guided city tour (3 hours)

Irkutsk is a city that can tell you all controversial history of Russian Siberia: this history is mostly about extraction of mineral recourses and exile of state prisoners. In some areas the city still preserves the atmosphere of 19th century with old wooden houses of resettlers.

We will visit the House Museum of Maria Volkonskaya. Sometimes called the Princess of Siberia, Maria was one of the many Decembrist revolutionaries' wives who voluntarily accompanied their husbands into exile.

After the tour we will visit local market to buy local specialties, such as cedar nuts, herbal teas, etc.

Stay overnight in hotel
Day 9, Day and night on the train

Transfer to the train station

Morning train to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Day and night at the train

Crossing of the Russian-Mongolian border
Day 10, Ulaanbaatar Ger camp
Early arrival at Ulaanbaatar, the capital and the only city in Mongolia with the majority of country population living in it. Originally the people of Mongolia are nomads and still lots of them (even in Ulaanbaatar) live in gers – portable round tents made of wooden sticks and covered with felt. After breakfast we will transfer to National Park Gorki-Terelj (70 km from Ulan Bator) to explore the life of modern nomads. Terelj National Park is one of the most beautiful destinations in Mongolia. You can take leisurely strolls on meadows carpeted with variety of wild flowers, enjoy fascinating rock formations against a backdrop of pine-covered mountains and wander along the wooded banks of a mountain stream.

Let's spend time like Mongolians: start and end a day with a song. We will visit a local family and explore the main sites of the National park. One hour of horse riding is included.

Meals during the day are included

Stay overnight in a ger.
Day 11, Ulaanbaatar Ger camp
After breakfast we will depart back to Ulaanbaatar. En route we will stop by at the Chinggis Khaan monument which is the biggest equestrian statue in the world (40 m high). It was constructed at the place where the Great Emperor Chinggis Khaan had found a golden whip as told in a historical writings. You can take an elevator to the viewing deck on the horse's head and enjoy the view of magnificent Mongolian steppe.

Meals during the day are included.

Free time

Optional city tour

Optional Mongolian Folk Show

Stay overnight in hotel
Day 12, Day and night on the train
7.30 train to Beijing, Day and night at the train
Day 13, Beijing
Morning arrival at Beijing, final point of the route. The capital of the most populous country on earth, Beijing is quickly losing its historical face in favour of modernity.

Transfer to hotel. Short rest.

Guided walking tour around Tiananmen square district, visit to the Night market.

Optional Traditional Local dinner with Peking duck
Day 14, Beijing
Departure day


Optional program

Optional additional days at the hotel
The program includes:
  • Accommodation according to the program;
  • 13 breakfast;
  • English-speaking guide;
  • Train tickets;
  • Admission fees to all museums according to the program;
  • A permit for photo/video at the museums;
  • Head sets;
  • All local taxes
The program doesn't include:
  • Lunches and dinners;
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Porterage fee

Why choose us
We offer all kinds of traditional and specialized programs for your stay in Russia, which cover historical and cultural aspects.
Our managers are always ready to answer your questions
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