1. Day 1 Beijing. Arrival, accommodation and free day

    During the day, arrival of participants at the international airport of Beijing, where a guide will be waiting with our name to move in a private vehicle to the hotel.

    Welcome from responsibles of the organization, introduction of the guides ans general indications. Delivery of documentation and labels for the train and everything you need. Check in at the hotel and time to relax, settle and get to know the other travelers as they arrive.

    Rest of the day free. Depending on the time available, you can consult the guides to advise what you can do in the city. Welcome dinner and accommodation at the luxury hotel in Beijing.

  2. Day 2 Beijing. Big Wall.

    Big day in Beijing when we visit the majestic and huge Great Wall, often called the 8th world wonder, which stretches 6,000 km to the west. In the afternoon we will explore the Summer Palace in the western part of the city.

    Welcome dinner of Peking Duck in one of the most famous restaurants in Beijing for this specialty.

    Transfer to the hotel.

  3. Day 3 Beijing.

    After a hearty breakfast for which we recommend going with time enough to enjoy its enormous variety, we will meet to visit the Temple of Heaven, one of the largest sacred recincts of China. The temple is located in a park where many Chinese citizens come to dance, practice tai chi, fly kites or play cards.

    In the afternoon, we will visit the Imperial Palace (Forbidden City), an architectural complex, symbol of Beijing, which for many centuries was reserved for the emperor, his family and servants.

    We will finish the day by spending our last night at the Beijing hotel.


    At the appointed time, transfer to the airport for the night flight of 2 hours to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolian capital city.

    Customs procedures, reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel where we spend the night.



  4. Day 4 Beijing and Ulaanbaatar

    During the morning we will rest at the hotel or continue exploring the city. In the afternoon, as farewell from Beijing, we will make the typical tour through "hutong" in the old city.

    At the appointed time, transfer to the airport for the night flight of 2 hours to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolian capital city.

    Customs procedures, reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel where we spend the night.

  5. Day 5 Ulaanbaatar

    After the generous breakfast of the hotel, where we will take forces for the big day that awaits us, we will go to the buses that will take us to the mountains of Mongolia. Excursion to "Terelj" National Park, famous for its nature, with stunning rock formations and mountain landscapes interspersed with the green of the pastures, and shepherds, horsemen and herds spotted in the landscape. We will see the authentic yurts or Mongolian tents, how they are built and equipped inside.

    The highlight of the day, and one of the most valued of the trip, is to witness a unique spectacle in the world. We experience a fascinating Naadam spectacle privately, exclusive for travelers of the Trans-Siberian Express, with horses, archers, dancers who will delight us with their unknown culture, astounding us with their skill in the 3 disciplines of this famous national festival: Wrestling, Archery and Horseracing.

    Transfer to the hotel.

  6. Day 6 Ulaanbaatar

    Today we will make a sightseeing tour of the city, a cultural, industrial and financial center of Mongolia although it was founded as a center of Buddhist monasteries. It's a large city with a big circulatory chaos due to the fast growth of the city, and a place where Soviet-style buildings are mixed with traditional Yurts, producing a curious contrast. We visit the famous Ghandan Monastery, the central Sukhebaatar square, the Bogd Khan Museum, which used to be the summer and sometimes also the winter palace of the Khan, as well as the Zaisan monument, at a viewpoint that rises above the city and offers spectacular views. We will also attend a music and dance show to know better the Mongolian culture.

    In the afternoon we board on our train where we go to our cabins. All the characteristics will be explained and we spend our first night on the train.

  7. Day 7 Ulan Ude

    Early in the morning, the train reaches the Mongolian border station Suchbaatar and the Russian border station Naushki. Mongolian and Russian immigration formallidades take place in the train itself, passengers do not have to leave the train, only stay in their cabins and immigration officers are the ones who pass by checking the passports. Every moment our guides will inform us of the steps, and accompany the agents to translate or verify that there is no problem.

    In the afternoon the train will arrive to Ulan Ude, the capital of the so-called "Buryat Autonomous Republic" of the Russian Federation, this place has something magical and is very special. Buryats are close to the Mongolian ethnic group, and their land is an impressive mix of cultures, a meeting point between East and West. Possibly our local guide will be a Buryat, and will explain us in more detail and gladly how they differ and how their lifestyle is. We will make a sightseeing tour of the city where we see the world's largest the statue of the head of Lenin, and we will visit the Buddhist monastery Ivolginsky where the body of Khambo Lama, died in 1927 while meditating in the lotus position, is in perfect condition.

    When leaving Ulan Ude, the train switches from the Trans-Mongolian line to the Trans-Siberian line towards Moscow.

    Accommodation on the Train.

  8. Day 8 Baikal Lake

    Today is a key day of this trip, with which many dream from the beginning. We get to know, first hand, the "Blue Eye of Siberia", the huge lake that represents the largest reservoir of freshwater in the world, containing no less than 20% of unfrozen fresh water on the planet, with its 1,680 m of depth, the deepest in the world (known so far), and 638 km long.

    In the morning, the train runs at a very low speed along the scenic route around the lake between Sludyanka and Port Baikal. For a long time, this branch of the tracks is only used for local and tourist trains. We stop at a small town, where you can get off and walk, get your feet wet or even, the bravest, take a bath, and visit the typical wooden houses of local people, seeing an authentic Russian rustic way of life. We will make a picnic with a barbacue on the banks of the lake, to enjoy even more this special day.

    In the afternoon, a short boat trip will take us from Port Baikal to the small village of Listvyanka. We have a walk through the village and we will visit the St. Nicholas church, a typical orthodox building made of wood and beautifully rebuilt in the 90s. We enjoy a Siberian opulent lunch in a restaurant on the shore of the lake where we taste the famous Omul fish, endemic of Lake Baikal. 

    In the evening, after a one hour bus drive, we arrive to Irkutsk city, where we spend the night in a hotel.

  9. Day 9 Irkutsk

    After breakfast we meet our local guide that will introduce us this city, famous for its trade between Mongolia and China and that used to be called the "Paris of Siberia" because of its colorful life style in Tsars times. It is the most populous city in Siberia where the Cossacks were installed and where many Russian artists, officers and aristocrats were sent by rebels in the nineteenth century. They left here their intellectual mark on buildings of wooden houses decorated with hand-carved decorations which survive, in stark contrast, with the standard Soviet apartment blocks that surround them. Not all of these houses are well preserved, but it gives us a good idea of ​​what this city was.

    Trans-Siberian passengers have here a unique date with culture, they will be delight with a private concert of classical music, accompanied by champagne to toast in honor of our exclusive trip.

    In the evening, transfer to the big railway station, where our train will be waiting for us to spend the night while it keeps on rolling on their way along the tracks...

  10. Day 10 Krasnoyarsk

    In the morning, when we wake up, we have already arrived in this city. Breakfast and we leave to meet our local guide who will make us the city sightseeing tour, which was also a "closed city" during Soviet times, closed to foreigners and much of the Soviet people. Center of the Cossack-Siberian movement and that also get developed thanks to the Trans-Siberiano when gold was discovered nearby. During the Stalinist period gulags were settled in their surroundings. Today it is a modern city with curiosities such as a palm-filled garden.

    Boat ride on the immense Yenissej river that surrounds the city and is the most important river system that flows into the Arctic Ocean. From this point you can enjoy breathtaking views of the city and of the great railway bridge over the river, that our train also cross.

    Return to the train, where we spend the night.

  11. Day 11 Novosibirsk

    We have breakfast and we meet our local guide to visit the city that owes so much to our Trans-Siberian train as it was developed thanks to its construction, and therefore has the largest station of its route. Everything in this city looks great, it have the greatest opera of Russia, the biggest library in Siberia, the largest ballet of the country, surpassing even the Bolshoi in Moscow ... We will see some of the Orthodox churches that have survived the Soviet period and we will visit the inside od the Palace of the Opera which is located at Lenin Square.

    After lunch, in the afternoon, we will make an excursion to the Taiga, the "real Siberian forest", about 30 kilometers from the city, where you can visit the largest open air railway museum of Russia, with a collection of locomotives and historical wagons that, definitely, are going to take us to other times.

    Return to the train, where we spend another night in our cabin.

  12. Day 12 Yekaterinburg and sightseeing tour

    After breakfast, at the appointed time, we will meet the local guide of this day, who will tell us about this city, the capital of the Urals, that in the early twentieth century, was one of the most important financial, industrial and cultural centers of Russia. We visit the city center where the "Cathedral of the Spilled Blood" is located, built in the place where Czar Nicholas II and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918. In the afternoon, an excursion to the Urals by bus, to Ganina Yama, considered a holy place by the Russians for being the place where the bodies of the royal family murdered were thrown, and now a center of celebration and worship, with 7 chapels built of wood, one for each member of the family executed.

    We will stop at the famous obelisk that marks the separation between Asia and Europe, where we can make the typical photo where you have one foot on each continent.

    Transfer to the city hotel, where we spend the night.

  13. Day 13 Siberian steppe and Urals

    The sound of the train on the tracks and its particular swaying will rock us all night and we will wake up watching the lights changing with the landscape. It's a different experience that, for sure, will impress us. Breakfast in the dining car. Today is a train day to enjoy contemplating the landscapes of the steppe that are going to delight us. It is the day of recognition of our new home on rails, walking through the cars, living with other colleagues, interacting in the wagon-bar and listening to the piano music that will accompany us during the trip in the lounge. At any time you can order tea or coffee to the person in charge of your cabin, who are available 24 hours for passengers, taking turns, day and night so that everything works correctly. Russian tea, served in its characteristic holders will form part of the trip, from now on. We recommend you walk to the end of the last car, it will take you a while given the large number of wagons of the convoy, but you will enjoy this special walk and particularly the view of the end of the track.

    The journey on the train takes us through Western Siberia that will subjugate us with their landscapes. Huge forests, towns and houses, country people working, pure nature... Lectures and conferences on the train about Russian culture, as we move forward. During stops in approach areas and while passing through different stations, although we are not allowed to get off, the train greatly reduces the speed, and this is the moment when you can get to discover the true pace of life and the activity of Russian travelers that use trains very often. We will see all kinds of people with their lives, so different from ours; this is a unique moment to realize where we really are.

    This is the last night that we sleep in the train, so we take advantage to rest in our cabin cradled by the rattle, while the machine continues its journey through the steppe tracks.

  14. Day 14 Moscow. City tour and Kremlim

    Today concludes our journey of nearly 8,000 km started in Beijing. In the morning we reached the city of Moscow, where entering its Central Station is a show, as long as finding out its huge structure from inside and its frenetic activity. We say goodbye to the staff that has served us so well during our trip, and we get off the train. The porters will take care of our luggage that we picked up at the hotel, where we will be transferred to check in and where we spend the last night of the trip.

    In the afternoon, at the appointed time, we meet our guide at reception for the visit of the Red Square and the Kremlin, always in Spanish with a local guide.


    We will spend the night in our hotel in Moscow.

  15. Day 15 Moscow


    Today we will have all day to enjoy and discover Moscow. We can visit the Bolshoi theater, the Moscova river, the Novodevitchy monastery, the GUM store or the Sparrow Hills.

    Last night at our hotel in Moscow and of our trip.

  16. Day 16 Moscow and end of the trip

    Breakfast at the hotel. Until the appointed time for airport transfers, organized by the service team, you can enjoy the hotel or take some other city walk, depending on the time available. End of the fantastic journey that will remain forever in our memory ...

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