Big, bigger, biggest! Travel from the world’s greatest wall, along the world’s longest railway line, through the world’s largest nation, to the world’s deepest freshwater lake. Explore far-flung cities, small rural villages and everything in between in this breathtaking part of the world. Journey to China and see the sights of Beijing, stay overnight in a Mongolian ger, then ride the Trans-Siberian Railway through Russia to see impressive St Petersburg and the small town of Kungur. Immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of this region on this exciting trip, while gaining insight into a big part of the world that is little explored.
Cases of novel coronavirus were first reported in Hubei Province, China, in December 2019. Since then, further cases of the virus have been confirmed in a number of countries in Asia and further afield. The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade travel advisory for China remains at “Do Not Travel”.
Trans-Mongolian (CBSU, WBSB, CBSQC) departures will still be running, with the start/finish point changed from Beijing, China to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia for departures starting in April, May & June. Trips will still start and finish on the same dates. We are currently in the process of notifying and assisting affected customers. As per our booking conditions, customers may choose between accepting this changed itinerary, obtaining a refund of money paid on the land portion of the trip only or transferring to an alternative tour.
Trans-Mongolian departures from July onwards will also still be running, wiith the following conditions:
– Should the Do Not Travel advice level remain in place we will reroute all Trans-Mongolian itineraries to avoid Beijing and instead start or finish in Ulaanbaatar.
– Should the Do Not Travel advice level be lifted, our Trans-Mongolian trips will return to Beijing as intended
Further updates on these departures will be communicated in the coming weeks.
- Experience this incredible bucket-list rail adventure through China, Mongolia, and Russia – one of the world’s greatest and most epic journeys
- Stay in the Mongolian wilderness local-style with an overnight in a tourist ger camp
- Immerse yourself in Mongolia's rich cultural heritage, from the country’s original Buddhist temple to the city built by Genghis Khan
- Discover a way of life that has changed very little since the 18th century with a visit to an ‘Old Believers Village’ near Ulan Ude
- Live life on the shores of magnificent Lake Baikal in a Siberian village
- Visit the austere mausoleum of Lenin, the initiator of the 1917 Russian revolution, contrasting with the eye-bulging treasure collection in the Kremlin and Armoury Museum
- Share in traditional tastes with a visits to the homes of our local friends in Suzdal & St Petersburg for a hearty home cooked meal, piles of pancakes and endless cups of tea
- Encounter the legacy of Russian tsar Peter the Great while exploring the enigmatic streets that showcase the many palaces and museums of St Petersburg