The Vodkatrain (St. Petersburg - Beijing)

No it`s not all Vodka and Babushkas! This is a legendary journey riding the rails through fascinating cultures and diverse landscapes along the Trans-Siberian and Trans Mongolian Railways, visiting incredible cities along the way! From Russia`s "Venice of the North" through to electrifying Beijing. You`ll stay with the nomads in Mongolia and party in quirky Ulaanbaatar. Enjoy a dip in Lake Baikal after a few nights on the train and absorb fascinating history in Moscow or while strolling along the Great Wall.

Duration: 2 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 168175
Starts: St.Petersburg, Russia Finishes: Beijing, China
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Day 1

Arrive St. Petersburg
Welcome to Russia’s ‘Venice of the north’ and your launching Pad for your epic adventure on our Vodkatrain Journey! Walk through the city’s imperial, fairy tale-like streets and then treat yourself at Yeliseev’s Food hall! If museums are your thing, for something different, check out the Soviet Arcade Machine Museum, the Faberge museum or the very unusual Kunstkamera Museum of Curiosities. Your Honcho will meet you in the hotel lobby at 5pm for a Pre-departure meeting. After your meeting the night is yours to explore!


Day 2

St. Petersburg
Take in the sights and discover the local live music scene, your Honcho is sure to have some favourites. Wander the labyrinth of canals and beautiful bridges, visit the spectacular Hermitage Museum (with the world’s largest collection of paintings) or venture outside of the city to the summer retreat of the Tsars in the town of Pushkin.


Day 3

St. Petersburg to Moscow
Visit the Grand Avenue of Nevsky Prospekt before boarding our evening train to Moscow.

    • Train Tickets - 4-berth train tickets from St. Petersburg to Moscow, Moscow to Irkutsk, Irkutsk to Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar to Beijing
    • Your accommodation nights will include the following; train (8 nights / 4-berth), ger camp (2 nights / shared), Siberian guesthouse (2 nights / shared), hostel (6 nights / shared) and hotel (2 nights / twin share)
    • Honcho services are provided in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Irkutsk, Listvyanka, Terelj National Park, Ulaanbaatar and Beijing
    • All station transfers are included while you are with the group
    • Visa support - We will supply you with all the necessary documentation to help you process the required visas for Russia, Mongolia and China
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Tour Highlights:
    • The classic Trans-Mongolian
    • Walk along Nevsky Prospekt
    • Stay with the nomads
    • Visit Moscow’s Red Square
    • Overnight at Lake Baikal