14 days from $11,735 pp*
  • Journey from Moscow to Beijing on a luxurious train.
  • Tour the Kremlin led by expert private guide.
  • Experience the natural splendor of Siberia and visit beautiful cities.
  • Enjoy a Mongolian horseback riding show.
  • Stroll along the famous Great Wall in Beijing with private guide.
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Take an epic journey through some of the remotest landscapes on Earth and be awed by fairy tale forests, ancient villages and sweeping steppes.

Climb aboard the Tsar’s Golden Train for a timeless Trans-Siberian journey. This legendary rail passage has been enchanting travelers since 1891 and continues to do so by combining the elegance of fine old-world rail travel with modern amenities and superb cuisine. Travel through Russia’s fairytale forests, the unspoiled wilds of Siberia, and the ancient relics of Imperial China on this epic voyage.

Explore Moscow, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk , Lake Baikal, Ulan Ude and more accompanied by expert guides on a fusion of private and shared tours. Experience a plethora of historical sites and cultural activities. Take a scenic boat ride across Lake Baikal and numerous captivating city tours. Enjoy picnics, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a Mongolian horseback riding show, gastronomic delights, traditional village visits, onboard entertainment, daily lectures about culture, countries and people. One of the last great travel adventures in our world, this adventure is a unique experience no traveler could ever forget. ... Show More »

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Train Departure Dates:

2020: May 10, Jun 5, Jul 3, Jul 26, Aug 21, Sep 13

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Moscow
    Moscow
    • Invitation Letter for Russian Entry Visa
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver
    • Russia - Welcome Package
    • Private - Moscow by Night - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Moscow
    Moscow
    • Private Tour - City Tour with Kremlin, Armory Chamber and Diamond Fund (8-9 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private Transfer - Train Station with Assistant - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver
    • Activity - Embarkation
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3 Kazan
    Kazan
    • Shared Tour - East: Kazan City Tour
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 Yekaterinburg
    Yekaterinburg
    • Shared Tour - East: Yekaterinburg City Tour
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 Novosibirsk
    Novosibirsk
    • Shared Tour - East: Traditional Welcome & City Tour
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 Krasnoyarsk to Siberia
    Krasnoyarsk to Siberia
    • Shared Tour - East: Crossing Siberia
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 Irkutsk
    Irkutsk
    • Shared Tour - East: City Tour & Open Air Museum
  • Day 8 Lake Baikal
    Lake Baikal
    • Shared Tour - East: Tour & Picnic
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9 Ulan Ude
    Ulan Ude
    • Shared Tour - East: Ulan Ude, Eastern Siberia & Mongolia
    • Activity - East: Mongolia Border Crossing
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10 Ulaan Bataar
    Ulaan Bataar
    • Shared Tour - East: Ulaan Baatar City Tour & Gandan Monastery
  • Day 11 Ulaan Bataar
    Ulaan Bataar
    • Shared Tour - East: Countryside & Mongolian Alps
  • Day 12 Ulaan Bataar to Beijing
    Ulaan Bataar to Beijing
    • Private Transfer - Airport
    • Air - Ulaan Bataar - Beijing [(2.5hrs)] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Tiananmen & Forbidden City with Lunch (5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 13 Beijing
    Beijing
    • Private Tour - Great Wall Mutianyu & Summer Palace with Lunch (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 14 Beijing
    Beijing
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
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Day 1: Moscow

After securing your trip with Kensington Tours, you'll be provided with a Letter of Invitation for your Russian entry visa, along with additional important travel documents.

Enjoy an airport transfer with private vehicle and driver. For your added comfort, an English-speaking assistant will help you with check-in, as well as walk you through the welcome package documents, your itinerary, and answer your questions.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

The Russian capital will present itself in wonderful illumination on the "Moscow by Night" city lights tour. Afterwards you can stroll across the famous Red Square with your guide and experience Stalin’s “palaces for the people”: Moscow’s Metro stations in all their splendour and beauty.

Accommodation: Savoy

The 4* boutique hotel Savoy is conveniently located in a historic building in the the heart of downtown Moscow. Walking distance to the Bolshoi Theater, Red Square and the Kremlin, as well as luxurious shops, cafes and nightclubs, guests are well situated for a pleasant stay in the Russian capital. Reflecting the Moscow lifestyle, the Savoy combines gracious traditions with state-of-the-art guest room amenities. The chic 67-room Savoy is notable for being the first hotel in Russia to become a member of the prestigious "Small Luxury Hotels of the World" group.

Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Moscow
Moscow

Day 2: Moscow

Set out on a full-day must-see highlights tour of Moscow with a private guide and vehicle. Have your camera ready to capture snapshots of the city’s iconic sights such as the historic Bolshoi Theater, the former KGB building from where the notorious Soviet enforcement agency once operated, and the Sofia Embankment with the imposing Kremlin looming across the river. No visit to Moscow is complete without a walk in Red Square, the most famous plaza in all of Russia. Recognized together with the Kremlin as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll stroll this vast cobblestone square, gazing upon  the city’s most recognizable landmarks; the colorful onion-shaped domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral, the red walls and towers of the Kremlin (office of the Russian president), the Lenin Mausoleum, the State Historical Museum, and the famous GUM department store. Visit the Kremlin’s Armory and Diamond Fund, and learn about the influence of the Russian Tsars and the mind-blowing stockpiles of gold, diamonds and precious jewels they amassed. On display here is a collection that may not be topped anywhere else in the world.

Enjoy a train station transfer with a private vehicle and driver. For added comfort, an English-speaking assistant will be on hand to assist you at the train station.

Welcome aboard the Tsar's Gold!

Take some time to get settled in your stateroom before departing from the Kazansky Railway Station in Moscow this evening. A relaxed get-together in the dining car offers you the chance to meet your fellow travelers and learn more details about your journey. 

Accommodation: Tsar`s Gold Train

Recalling the exclusivity and prestige of the golden age of rail travel, the Tsar’s Gold Private Train experience is sufficiently nostalgic, while acknowledging the needs of today’s modern traveler. The historic route between Moscow and Beijing is the heart of all travel variants. The exciting days of your journey deliver three of the world’s largest countries – Russia, Mongolia and China - directly to the window of your private compartment. Lean back to enjoy the dramatic changes of scenery, and savor an array of Europe’s and Asia’s most superb and splendid landscapes. The train has a maximum length of 21 cars with a restaurant and a luggage car. All meals are included in the journey, as well as special activities and features indicated in the itinerary. Travel in comfort, safety and style on one of the last great rail journeys in the world, the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Kremlin
Kremlin
Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Tsar's Gold Train
Tsar's Gold Train

Day 3: Kazan

After breakfast you arrive in Kazan, the old Tartar capital on the banks of the Volga. You will see plenty of history here on a guided tour of the city's UNESCO-listed Kremlin where you will hear about the wild and often bloody relations of the Tartars, Cossacks, and Russians. Take in the collection of government edifices and beautiful religious structures; and see firsthand how different cultures learned to coexist in this historic Russian city. Your private train resumes its journey in the evening.

Accommodation: Tsar`s Gold Train

Recalling the exclusivity and prestige of the golden age of rail travel, the Tsar’s Gold Private Train experience is sufficiently nostalgic, while acknowledging the needs of today’s modern traveler. The historic route between Moscow and Beijing is the heart of all travel variants. The exciting days of your journey deliver three of the world’s largest countries – Russia, Mongolia and China - directly to the window of your private compartment. Lean back to enjoy the dramatic changes of scenery, and savor an array of Europe’s and Asia’s most superb and splendid landscapes. The train has a maximum length of 21 cars with a restaurant and a luggage car. All meals are included in the journey, as well as special activities and features indicated in the itinerary. Travel in comfort, safety and style on one of the last great rail journeys in the world, the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Kremlin
Kremlin
Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Kazan
Kazan

Day 4: Yekaterinburg

In the afternoon halt in Yekaterinburg, the capital of the Ural region. The town was founded by Peter the Great in 1723 and it was beautifully restored in 2009. It is remembered as the place where the Russian tsar Nicholas II and his family were murdered in 1918. During your tour, stop at the Cathedral of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, a beautiful church built to commemorate the assassination. Marvel at the imposing exterior and head inside to feel the cathedral’ solemn ambiance and see a stunning selection of paintings and murals decorating its walls and ceilings. You will also get an opportunity to visit Yakaterinburg’s city center before heading back to the train. Back on board, your journey through the vast steps of Western Siberia continues.     

Accommodation: Tsar`s Gold Train

Recalling the exclusivity and prestige of the golden age of rail travel, the Tsar’s Gold Private Train experience is sufficiently nostalgic, while acknowledging the needs of today’s modern traveler. The historic route between Moscow and Beijing is the heart of all travel variants. The exciting days of your journey deliver three of the world’s largest countries – Russia, Mongolia and China - directly to the window of your private compartment. Lean back to enjoy the dramatic changes of scenery, and savor an array of Europe’s and Asia’s most superb and splendid landscapes. The train has a maximum length of 21 cars with a restaurant and a luggage car. All meals are included in the journey, as well as special activities and features indicated in the itinerary. Travel in comfort, safety and style on one of the last great rail journeys in the world, the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Church on the Blood
Church on the Blood
Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Yekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg

Day 5: Novosibirsk

Today you reach Novosibirsk, the largest metropolis and beating heart of Siberia. Here, you are welcomed in the traditional Russian manner with bread and salt. On a short city tour you will get to experience the most Soviet of all the cities visited during your journey. See the statue of tsar Alexander III, a monument built to honor the founder of the Trans-Siberian railway; and feel in awe of the views of the mighty Ob River meandering through this Russian metropolis. After dinner, the train continues east towards Krasnoyarsk.  

Accommodation: Tsar`s Gold Train

Recalling the exclusivity and prestige of the golden age of rail travel, the Tsar’s Gold Private Train experience is sufficiently nostalgic, while acknowledging the needs of today’s modern traveler. The historic route between Moscow and Beijing is the heart of all travel variants. The exciting days of your journey deliver three of the world’s largest countries – Russia, Mongolia and China - directly to the window of your private compartment. Lean back to enjoy the dramatic changes of scenery, and savor an array of Europe’s and Asia’s most superb and splendid landscapes. The train has a maximum length of 21 cars with a restaurant and a luggage car. All meals are included in the journey, as well as special activities and features indicated in the itinerary. Travel in comfort, safety and style on one of the last great rail journeys in the world, the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky
Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky
Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Novosibirsk
Novosibirsk

Day 6: Krasnoyarsk - Siberia

Today, your private train unit crosses the wide Yenisei River and rolls on through the mesmerizing wilds of Siberia. As you travel across this vast land, take in the views of Russia’s Far East, mountains, crystal clear rivers, and verdant slopes abound. The chefs aboard Tsar’s Gold once again demonstrate their skills as they serve traditional Russian specialties in a “tsar’s feast”. A vodka tasting accompanied by Russian snacks and clever toasts offers you a very enjoyable opportunity to combine pleasure and local hospitality. Your private train unit passes by villages with their typical wooden houses and through birch forests set against a background of impressive mountainscapes and, hopefully, ample sunshine.

Accommodation: Tsar`s Gold Train

Recalling the exclusivity and prestige of the golden age of rail travel, the Tsar’s Gold Private Train experience is sufficiently nostalgic, while acknowledging the needs of today’s modern traveler. The historic route between Moscow and Beijing is the heart of all travel variants. The exciting days of your journey deliver three of the world’s largest countries – Russia, Mongolia and China - directly to the window of your private compartment. Lean back to enjoy the dramatic changes of scenery, and savor an array of Europe’s and Asia’s most superb and splendid landscapes. The train has a maximum length of 21 cars with a restaurant and a luggage car. All meals are included in the journey, as well as special activities and features indicated in the itinerary. Travel in comfort, safety and style on one of the last great rail journeys in the world, the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Krasnoyarsk
Krasnoyarsk
Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Siberia
Siberia

Day 7: Irkutsk

Today the train reaches Irkutsk, Eastern Siberia’s administrative and commercial hub. During a city tour you will see traditional Siberian wooden cottages dotting Irkutsk’s landscape. Stop by the new statue of Alexander III, the initiator of the Trans-Siberian railway, proudly overlooking the Angara River. After lunch, take an excursion to the open-air museum focusing on life and work in Siberia throughout the centuries. Stroll among the beautiful timber structures and learn about the history and culture of the people of the Baikal region. Upon the conclusion of today’s touring, spend the night at a hotel located in Irkutsk’s city center.   

Accommodation: Courtyard Irkutsk City Center

Aptly named, the 4* Courtyard Irkutsk City Center is ideally situated in the city center of Irkutsk, within walking distance of Kirov Palace and the Angara River. This spacious Marriott property features 208 rooms and suites, and delicious on-site dining at the Mesto Vstrechi restaurant, and the laid-back Cedar Bar. Courtyard Irkutsk City Center was awarded a 2017 Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor.  

Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Matriushka
Matriushka
Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Irkutsk
Irkutsk

Day 8: Lake Baikal

Featuring thousands of kilometers of spectacular shoreline, Lake Baikal is a definite highlight of any trip to Eastern Siberia. The deep blues of this World’s largest reservoir of non-frozen freshwater are surrounded by dramatic mountain peaks and provide for most unforgettable vistas. Today, explore the coast of this legendary body of water as a bus takes you to Listvyanka, a Siberian village on the southern shores of Lake Baikal. From the village, embark on a short boat excursion to fully experience the beauty of the lake. Back onboard the train, travel directly along the coastline of Lake Baikal on the original route of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Your private unit halts at a scenic spot from which you can truly take in the majestic calm of this unique wonder. Weather permitting, tonight’s dinner will be served amid the natural surrounds of Lake Baikal.

Accommodation: Tsar`s Gold Train

Recalling the exclusivity and prestige of the golden age of rail travel, the Tsar’s Gold Private Train experience is sufficiently nostalgic, while acknowledging the needs of today’s modern traveler. The historic route between Moscow and Beijing is the heart of all travel variants. The exciting days of your journey deliver three of the world’s largest countries – Russia, Mongolia and China - directly to the window of your private compartment. Lean back to enjoy the dramatic changes of scenery, and savor an array of Europe’s and Asia’s most superb and splendid landscapes. The train has a maximum length of 21 cars with a restaurant and a luggage car. All meals are included in the journey, as well as special activities and features indicated in the itinerary. Travel in comfort, safety and style on one of the last great rail journeys in the world, the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal
Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal

Day 9: Ulan Ude

The journey continues along the banks of the seemingly endless and mystical Lake Baikal. Pass through the splendid Selenga Valley and the wild solitude of Siberia’s mountainous steppes. Stop in Ulan Ude, the capital city of Buryatia surrounded by rolling hills and gateway to the eastern shores of Lake Baikal. Take a guided tour of the city before boarding the train and heading south towards Mongolia. Border formalities at the Russian-Mongolian crossing are an easy matter carried out aboard the Tsar’s Gold train.   

Accommodation: Tsar`s Gold Train

Recalling the exclusivity and prestige of the golden age of rail travel, the Tsar’s Gold Private Train experience is sufficiently nostalgic, while acknowledging the needs of today’s modern traveler. The historic route between Moscow and Beijing is the heart of all travel variants. The exciting days of your journey deliver three of the world’s largest countries – Russia, Mongolia and China - directly to the window of your private compartment. Lean back to enjoy the dramatic changes of scenery, and savor an array of Europe’s and Asia’s most superb and splendid landscapes. The train has a maximum length of 21 cars with a restaurant and a luggage car. All meals are included in the journey, as well as special activities and features indicated in the itinerary. Travel in comfort, safety and style on one of the last great rail journeys in the world, the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal
Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Ulan Ude
Ulan Ude

Day 10: Ulaan Bataar

Today, early risers are treated to central Mongolia’s spectacular scenery, set in mountainous landscape dotted with colorful yurt camps and inhabited by solitary riders on horseback. In the morning, arrive in Ulaan Bataar. A guided city tour allows you to experience the highlights of Mongolia’s enigmatic capital city. Visit the impressive Gandan Buddhist Monastery, Ulaan Baatar’s beacon of pride. Explore this fascinating complex and feel in awe of Mongolia’s captivating spiritual heritage. Head to the peculiar Choijin Lama Temple; see a collection of beautiful thangka paintings and eerily resplendent tsam masks used in traditional Buddhist dance rituals. Afterwards, have a unique opportunity to attend a performance of traditional Mongolian folk arts including throat singing, horse-headed fiddle playing, national costumes, and dances.

Please note that the tickets to the show are not included.   

Accommodation: Ramada Ulaanbaatar Citycenter

The Ramada Ulaanbaatar Citycenter hotel offers comfortable accommodations and seamless service in the heart of Mongolia’s capital city. Conveniently located near the Gandantegchilen Monastery, businesses, and many local sights and attractions that underscore the rich nature and beauty of the region, the hotel serves as a great base for your exploration of Ulaan Baatar. With four onsite restaurants, there are plenty of options for culinary indulgences. Enjoy an invigorating workout in the fitness center, relax in the sauna or soak away the stress in the therapeutic hot tub. Ramada Ulaanbaatar Citycenter is a great option for discerning guests visiting Mongolia.

Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Ulaan Bataar
Ulaan Bataar
Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Ramada Ulaanbataar Citycenter
Ramada Ulaanbataar Citycenter

Day 11: Ulaan Bataar

oday, experience Mongolia’s spectacular natural beauty and get an insight into the country’s nomadic culture on a shared bus. After breakfast, head east of Ulaan Bataar to Gorkhi-Terelj National Park for a chance to take in some of the country’s famed scenery. Upon arrival, you will get to see the nomadic herdsmen’s exotic settlements of traditional tents, horse herds, and scraggly yaks, a type of wild Tibetan cattle. A small Mongolian horse-riding demonstration is put on especially for you as you enjoy a picnic lunch served in these splendid surroundings. After your tour ends, transfer back to Ulaan Bataar.   

Accommodation: Ramada Ulaanbaatar Citycenter
Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Mongolian Mountains
Mongolian Mountains

Day 12: Ulaan Bataar - Beijing

A private transfer between the Ulaan Bataar airport and your accommodation is provided. 

Fly from Ulan Bataar to Beijing. Flight time is approximately 2.5 hours.

Enjoy a private transfer between the airport and your hotel with an English-speaking guide.

Head to central Beijing with your private driver and English-speaking guide to explore Tiananmen Square and the adjacent Forbidden City. Start with a walk across the sprawling expanse of Tiananmen Square. Built in 1417 during the Ming Dynasty and serving as the front door to the Forbidden City, the present square is one of the largest in the world, stretching a vast 44 square hectares and featuring the Tiananmen Tower, Monument to the People’s Heroes, Great Hall of the People, and the Mao Zedong Memorial. Many historically important moments have unfolded in this public setting.

From here, cross the street and enter through the towering gates of the Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the largest number of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world. The expansive palace complex is comprised of 9,999 buildings spread across 74 hectares and protected by a 19-foot deep moat and a 32-foot tall wall, divided into two parts. The Outer Court was where the emperor exercised his supreme power over the nation, while the Inner Court was where he lived with his royal family. Twenty-four emperors from the Ming and Qing dynasties reigned over China from the Imperial Palace here until 1924. Lunch is included today at a city center restaurant.

Today’s tour involves a fair amount of walking at a leisurely pace. Comfortable walking shoes and adequate protection from the sun are highly recommended.

Accommodation: Park Plaza Wangfujing

Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing showcases the city as a unique reflection of the many changing facets of contemporary Chinese culture, where ancient cultural sites vie for space alongside high-rise buildings and an intricate freeway system. This Beijing lodging is just minutes away from several popular attractions, such as Tiananmen Square, the National Museum of China, and the Forbidden City. The world-renowned services at the Park Plaza Wangfujing Hotel Beijing ensure that guests enjoy a warm and personalized stay. Guest rooms provide visitors with optimum comfort and feature contemporary amenities, including cable TV, high-speed Internet access and work desks. Enjoy the hotels other amenities, including a gymnasium and massage center. The Park Plaza Wangfujing Hotel features three on-site restaurants that offer a range of cuisines. Enjoy Asian dining at Ooodle, international dishes at Bloo Dining, and a menu of light fare at First Lounge Bar.

Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square
Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Beijing
Beijing

Day 13: Beijing

Spend the day exploring two of Beijing’s most visually captivating sites with your private guide and driver. Start the day with a visit to the Summer Palace, which dates to the 12th century, and this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a vast imperial encampment of temples, ornate pavilions, and halls set in a park around Kunming Lake. Occupying an area of 294 hectares, three-quarters of which is water, the compound features a sprawling archetypal Chinese garden that is ranked amongst the most noted gardens in the world and a truly picturesque setting to explore. The Long Corridor is a must-see – this covered walkway is decorated with more than 14,000 lavish paintings.

Then drive out of the city to take in the awe-inspiring Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, located 45 miles northeast of the city. By far China’s most iconic architectural wonder, it captivates the imagination of generations of travelers intrigued by this feat of engineering. This well-preserved section winds along lofty, cragged mountains for 1.4 miles and holds a prominent place in Chinese military history. Construction began during the 6th century Northern Qi Dynasty, and it was restored in the early years of the Ming Dynasty (spanning from the 14th to 17th century).

An abundance of natural springs in the area give this section of the Great Wall a lush verdant ecosystem, and the rolling forested hills make for an impressive panoramic photo regardless of the time of year. Take a cable car to the top of the hillside to explore the 26-foot-high granite walls. The 22 watchtowers stretch along the top of the mountain ridge as far as the eye can see, an impressive military barrier against invading forces from the north. Today’s lunch will be had at a local restaurant near the Great Wall. If you are interested and traffic permits, it is possible to stop for a quick photo at the 2008 Olympic sites of the Bird's Nest and Water Cube along the drive.

Today’s tour involves a fair amount of walking at a leisurely pace. Comfortable walking shoes and adequate protection from the sun are highly recommended.

Accommodation: Park Plaza Wangfujing
Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Great Wall at Mutianyu
Great Wall at Mutianyu

Day 14: Beijing

Enjoy a private transfer between the airport and your hotel with an English-speaking guide.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
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Savoy: Moscow

The 4* boutique hotel Savoy is conveniently located in a historic building in the the heart of downtown Moscow. Walking distance to the Bolshoi Theater, Red Square and the Kremlin, as well as luxurious shops, cafes and nightclubs, guests are well situated for a pleasant stay in the Russian capital. Reflecting the Moscow lifestyle, the Savoy combines gracious traditions with state-of-the-art guest room amenities. The chic 67-room Savoy is notable for being the first hotel in Russia to become a member of the prestigious "Small Luxury Hotels of the World" group.

Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Savoy
Savoy

Tsar`s Gold Train: Moscow

Recalling the exclusivity and prestige of the golden age of rail travel, the Tsar’s Gold Private Train experience is sufficiently nostalgic, while acknowledging the needs of today’s modern traveler. The historic route between Moscow and Beijing is the heart of all travel variants. The exciting days of your journey deliver three of the world’s largest countries – Russia, Mongolia and China - directly to the window of your private compartment. Lean back to enjoy the dramatic changes of scenery, and savor an array of Europe’s and Asia’s most superb and splendid landscapes. The train has a maximum length of 21 cars with a restaurant and a luggage car. All meals are included in the journey, as well as special activities and features indicated in the itinerary. Travel in comfort, safety and style on one of the last great rail journeys in the world, the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Tsar's Gold Train
Tsar's Gold Train

Tsar`s Gold Train: Kazan

Recalling the exclusivity and prestige of the golden age of rail travel, the Tsar’s Gold Private Train experience is sufficiently nostalgic, while acknowledging the needs of today’s modern traveler. The historic route between Moscow and Beijing is the heart of all travel variants. The exciting days of your journey deliver three of the world’s largest countries – Russia, Mongolia and China - directly to the window of your private compartment. Lean back to enjoy the dramatic changes of scenery, and savor an array of Europe’s and Asia’s most superb and splendid landscapes. The train has a maximum length of 21 cars with a restaurant and a luggage car. All meals are included in the journey, as well as special activities and features indicated in the itinerary. Travel in comfort, safety and style on one of the last great rail journeys in the world, the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Tsar's Gold Train
Tsar's Gold Train

Tsar`s Gold Train: Yekaterinburg

Recalling the exclusivity and prestige of the golden age of rail travel, the Tsar’s Gold Private Train experience is sufficiently nostalgic, while acknowledging the needs of today’s modern traveler. The historic route between Moscow and Beijing is the heart of all travel variants. The exciting days of your journey deliver three of the world’s largest countries – Russia, Mongolia and China - directly to the window of your private compartment. Lean back to enjoy the dramatic changes of scenery, and savor an array of Europe’s and Asia’s most superb and splendid landscapes. The train has a maximum length of 21 cars with a restaurant and a luggage car. All meals are included in the journey, as well as special activities and features indicated in the itinerary. Travel in comfort, safety and style on one of the last great rail journeys in the world, the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Tsar's Gold Train
Tsar's Gold Train

Tsar`s Gold Train: Novosibirsk

Recalling the exclusivity and prestige of the golden age of rail travel, the Tsar’s Gold Private Train experience is sufficiently nostalgic, while acknowledging the needs of today’s modern traveler. The historic route between Moscow and Beijing is the heart of all travel variants. The exciting days of your journey deliver three of the world’s largest countries – Russia, Mongolia and China - directly to the window of your private compartment. Lean back to enjoy the dramatic changes of scenery, and savor an array of Europe’s and Asia’s most superb and splendid landscapes. The train has a maximum length of 21 cars with a restaurant and a luggage car. All meals are included in the journey, as well as special activities and features indicated in the itinerary. Travel in comfort, safety and style on one of the last great rail journeys in the world, the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Tsar's Gold Train
Tsar's Gold Train

Tsar`s Gold Train: Siberia

Recalling the exclusivity and prestige of the golden age of rail travel, the Tsar’s Gold Private Train experience is sufficiently nostalgic, while acknowledging the needs of today’s modern traveler. The historic route between Moscow and Beijing is the heart of all travel variants. The exciting days of your journey deliver three of the world’s largest countries – Russia, Mongolia and China - directly to the window of your private compartment. Lean back to enjoy the dramatic changes of scenery, and savor an array of Europe’s and Asia’s most superb and splendid landscapes. The train has a maximum length of 21 cars with a restaurant and a luggage car. All meals are included in the journey, as well as special activities and features indicated in the itinerary. Travel in comfort, safety and style on one of the last great rail journeys in the world, the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Tsar's Gold Train
Tsar's Gold Train

Courtyard Irkutsk City Center: Irkutsk

Aptly named, the 4* Courtyard Irkutsk City Center is ideally situated in the city center of Irkutsk, within walking distance of Kirov Palace and the Angara River. This spacious Marriott property features 208 rooms and suites, and delicious on-site dining at the Mesto Vstrechi restaurant, and the laid-back Cedar Bar. Courtyard Irkutsk City Center was awarded a 2017 Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor.  

Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Courtyard Irkutsk City Center
Courtyard Irkutsk City Center

Tsar`s Gold Train: Lake Baikal

Recalling the exclusivity and prestige of the golden age of rail travel, the Tsar’s Gold Private Train experience is sufficiently nostalgic, while acknowledging the needs of today’s modern traveler. The historic route between Moscow and Beijing is the heart of all travel variants. The exciting days of your journey deliver three of the world’s largest countries – Russia, Mongolia and China - directly to the window of your private compartment. Lean back to enjoy the dramatic changes of scenery, and savor an array of Europe’s and Asia’s most superb and splendid landscapes. The train has a maximum length of 21 cars with a restaurant and a luggage car. All meals are included in the journey, as well as special activities and features indicated in the itinerary. Travel in comfort, safety and style on one of the last great rail journeys in the world, the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Tsar's Gold Train
Tsar's Gold Train

Tsar`s Gold Train: Ulan Ude

Recalling the exclusivity and prestige of the golden age of rail travel, the Tsar’s Gold Private Train experience is sufficiently nostalgic, while acknowledging the needs of today’s modern traveler. The historic route between Moscow and Beijing is the heart of all travel variants. The exciting days of your journey deliver three of the world’s largest countries – Russia, Mongolia and China - directly to the window of your private compartment. Lean back to enjoy the dramatic changes of scenery, and savor an array of Europe’s and Asia’s most superb and splendid landscapes. The train has a maximum length of 21 cars with a restaurant and a luggage car. All meals are included in the journey, as well as special activities and features indicated in the itinerary. Travel in comfort, safety and style on one of the last great rail journeys in the world, the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Tsar's Gold Train
Tsar's Gold Train

Ramada Ulaanbaatar Citycenter: Ulaan Bataar

The Ramada Ulaanbaatar Citycenter hotel offers comfortable accommodations and seamless service in the heart of Mongolia’s capital city. Conveniently located near the Gandantegchilen Monastery, businesses, and many local sights and attractions that underscore the rich nature and beauty of the region, the hotel serves as a great base for your exploration of Ulaan Baatar. With four onsite restaurants, there are plenty of options for culinary indulgences. Enjoy an invigorating workout in the fitness center, relax in the sauna or soak away the stress in the therapeutic hot tub. Ramada Ulaanbaatar Citycenter is a great option for discerning guests visiting Mongolia.

Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Ramada Ulaanbataar Citycenter
Ramada Ulaanbataar Citycenter

Park Plaza Wangfujing: Beijing

Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing showcases the city as a unique reflection of the many changing facets of contemporary Chinese culture, where ancient cultural sites vie for space alongside high-rise buildings and an intricate freeway system. This Beijing lodging is just minutes away from several popular attractions, such as Tiananmen Square, the National Museum of China, and the Forbidden City. The world-renowned services at the Park Plaza Wangfujing Hotel Beijing ensure that guests enjoy a warm and personalized stay. Guest rooms provide visitors with optimum comfort and feature contemporary amenities, including cable TV, high-speed Internet access and work desks. Enjoy the hotels other amenities, including a gymnasium and massage center. The Park Plaza Wangfujing Hotel features three on-site restaurants that offer a range of cuisines. Enjoy Asian dining at Ooodle, international dishes at Bloo Dining, and a menu of light fare at First Lounge Bar.

Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Park Plaza Wangfujing
Park Plaza Wangfujing
Trans-Siberian Moscow to Beijing (Classic) Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lobby
Lobby

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Sandra S — August 11, 2019 — Europe

    Fantastic tour that met all our special requests! Our anniversary celebration was perfect! Our grandchildren made so many memories from playing in the fields of the farm to sailing through the fjords and eating desserts at all the bakeries! A marvellous intergenerational experience!

  • Julie S — July 05, 2019 — Europe

    Thank you to Daniel for making our family’s trip to Greece so enjoyable and memorable. We asked him for an “Instagram” worthy trip, and he delivered! The hotels on the islands were stunning, and our private tour guides at each stop easily accommodated our individual wishes. Our trip was the perfect mix of relaxation and exploration.

  • Elizabeth B — July 20, 2019 — Europe

    I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your services. Everything from the drivers to the hotels to guides was five stars! We never had to wait in line and were treated like royalty. I highly recommend the private boat ride/tour to Capri. It was fabulous! We had never been to Italy and left feeling like we learned so much. We fell in love with the people and culture. We cannot wait to have Kensington book our next adventure.

  • Kimberly E — July 14, 2019 — Europe

    It was the first time we have used a company of this nature to manage our bookings. Most often I book my rooms, and tours, but after this experience, I would definetely use Kensington again for a trip of this type. Our Destination truly supported us and allowed us to make changes until the plan was just perfect for us. This truly showed when we were in country and everthing went off perfectly. I was worried to have other book items on my families behalf seeing as we were traveling with kids (age 8 and 10), but I feel our destination Expert did take that into account and it was perfect.

  • Lisa B — July 20, 2019 — Europe

    I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your services. Everything from the drivers to the hotels to guides was 5 stars! We never had to wait in line and were treated like royalty. I highly recommend the private boat ride/tour to Capri. It was fabulous! We had never been to Italy and left feeling like we learned so much. We fell in love with the people and culture. We cannot wait to have Kensington book our next adventure.

  • Kim E — July 14, 2019 — Europe

    This was the first time we have used a company of this nature to manage our bookings. Most often I book my own rooms, and tours, but after this experience I would definetely use Kensington again for a trip of this type. Our Destination truly supported us and allowed us to make changes until the plan was just perfect for us. This truly showed when we were in country and everthing went off perfectly. I was worried to have other book items on my families behalf seeing as we were traveling with kids (age 8 and 10) but I feel our destination Expert did take that into account and it was perfect.

  • Keith M — July 13, 2019 — Europe

    There is so much to say about this amazing family trip to northern Spain we just came home from, but in short, the trip was even more than we could have hoped for - From the planning to the tour guides, drivers and accommodations our needs were met and in most cases surpassed. There is no way the trip could have been as successful without the help of Maryanne from Kensington Tours and her team.

  • Sara L — June 29, 2019 — Europe

    Our Iceland trip was fantastic. From planning with Melissa (many times over until we had it right) to being greeted in Iceland and all of the wonderful tours we took, we had a fabulous time. Our guide, Sigga, was excellent. She guided us, told us tales of Iceland, was extremely accommodating with my elderly mom. We enjoyed being with her very much. Inke, our guide to the glacier, was also wonderful. We had a great time and felt Kensington did a fabulous job. Thanks!

  • Dawn K — July 18, 2019 — Europe

    The trip overall was amazing and all the activities and travel plans went so very smoothly. Our whole familiy really enjoyed every day of the trip. Patrick McCallion, the expert from your agency who helped us, was awesome! He not only set up everything perfectly for us but helped us with reservations for dinners at fine dining places and answered many questions we had in advance. We did leave our glasses in the van at one point in Barcelona and had to contact the local agent who quickly retrieved the glasses for us without any problem. We highly recommend this agency given the quality of the experience, the smoothness of the itinerary, and the flexibility to tailored the experience to our needs. Thank

  • Diana B — June 23, 2019 — Europe

    This was our 6th Kensington tour. We have gone as a couple on trips and taken our children sometimes to destinations all over the world. We have never been disappointed and have had the most personal and professional service. We would not even consider using anyone else. Thank you Alania for everything! Our most recent trip to Russia and Scandinavia was fabulous and perfectly planned!

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Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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