Great Wall Trek

I so appreciated to spend those days close to the Wall and not just to “fly in” for one day. This enables me to get a bit of a “feel” for the country. To be with the Chinese crew also was a privilege I won’t forget. Our tour guide gave us valuable insights. I am thankful that I could be part of this challenge, it was worth it.

C. Strohmeier | United Kingdom

Classic Trans Siberian

There are few train journeys on earth that conjure up such majesty as the Trans Siberian. This superb itinerary traces the classic route from St Petersburg, home to the magnificent Hermitage, to Beijing where iconic attractions abound. Enroute we will discover a fascinating and varied landscape unfolding before us. We board the comfortable but basic train that takes us on an epic 5000km journey through history across the vast Russian Steppe through Siberia to Irkutsk. Bring a good book, a chess board and a bottle of vodka and you're sure to form some memorable friendships, whilst watching the world go by. After four days we arrive in Ulaanbaatar and experience wild Mongolia from our comfortable ger camp in Terelj National Park before we continue our journey to Beijing. Here our local expert guides showcase this great city and we explore the spectacular Mutianyu section of the Great Wall.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join St Petersburg
DAY 2 Visit Hermitage
DAY 3 In St Petersburg, overnight train to Moscow
DAY 4 Arrive Moscow, city tour
DAY 5 In Moscow, board train to Irkutsk
DAYS 6/8 On train
DAY 9 Arrive Irkutsk, transfer to Lake Baikal
DAY 10 Transfer to Irkutsk, overnight train to Ulaan Baatar
DAY 11 On train
DAY 12 Arrive Ulaan Baatar, transfer to Terelj National Park
DAY 13 Day in Terelj
DAY 14 Transfer to Ulaan Baatar
DAY 15 Train to Beijing
DAY 16 Arrive Beijing
DAY 17 In Beijing
DAY 18 Visit the Great Wall
DAY 19 In Beijing, trip concludes

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Trip Code: CTS
Trip Grading: Discovery & Cruising
Duration:  19 days
Activities:  Adventure Touring
Next Trip:  Departs fortnightly on a Thursday
price: $5,590.00 NZD

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Options & Supplements
Train Upgrade Ulaanbaatar to Beijing to 2 berth Cabin NZ $ 120
Train Upgrade St Petersburgh to Moscow to 2 berth cabin NZ $ 210
Train Upgrade Moscow to Irkutsk to 2 berth cabin NZ $ 530
Train Upgrade Irkutsk to Ulaanbaatar to 2 berth cabin NZ $ 370
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