Trans-Manchurian Railway Express: from Moscow via Siberia to Beijing (TS-18)

One of the world’s greatest train rides, this is your opportunity to travel on the Trans-Manchurian railway all the way from Moscow to Beijing, non-stop, with a full-tour in both capitals to make sure you get the most out of your adventure. Sit back in your compartment and relax as the landscape unfolds outside. If you’ve not got time to spend in Mongolia, this is the best way to enjoy this epic journey.

Day 1. Moscow
Arrival in Moscow. Our driver will meet you in the arrival sector. Transfer to the hotel.
Day 2. Moscow
Today we will explore Moscow and its major landmarks - Red Square, Lenin's Tomb, St. Basil's Cathedral. In the evening transfer to the railway station to board a comfortable Trans-Manchurian train from Moscow to Beijing.
Day 3-8. Onboard Trans-Manchurian train
Days spent onboard the train.
Day 9. Beijing
Arrival in Beijing. Our guide will meet you at the station. Transfer to the hotel. We will visit Tiananmen Square, Forbidden city and Summer Palace.
Day 10. Beijing
 We will visit the Badaling Great Wall situated in Yanqing County, approximately 70 kilometres (44 miles) north of Beijing. We will also explore the Olympic Park..
Day 11. Beijing
Transfer to the airport. Our driver will meet you with a sign board at the hotel lobby.
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Quick Facts
  • Season: Four Seasons
  • Days: 11
  • Group Size: 2-10
  • Tour Grade:   Gentle

Day 1 - Friday - Moscow
On your arrival into Moscow, our driver will meet you and you’ll be transferred to your hotel.
Day 2 - Saturday - Moscow
Moscow’s highlights are covered today. We will explore the busiest street in the city (Tverskaya Street), Lubyanka Square (the world-famous KGB centre), Teatralnaya Square next to the Bolshoi Theatre. We will spend time at the Red Square (for St. Basil's cathedral, Lenin Mausoleum and the Kremlin towers. Lastly, we will explore Moscow’s fascinating Underground - a network of marble, mosaics, stained glass panels and bronze sculptures looks like a vast art museum.

In the afternoon our driver will meet you with a sign board at the lobby of the hotel. Your railway adventure begins aboard the world-famous Trans-Manchurian train from Moscow to Beijing. Note: the train does not pass through Mongolia. Both first (2 berth) and second (4 berth) compartments are available as are clean linens, blankets and pillows. The dining car serves decent meals too. The wheels are changed on the border between Russia and China and you will arrive in Beijing early in the morning seven days later. (B)
Day 9 - Saturday - Beijing
On arrival in Beijing, you will be met by our driver who’ll safely transfer you to your hotel. Later on, your guided tour to Beijing will take in all the key sights, including Tiananmen Square - the largest city square in the world, the famous – and UNESCO listed- Imperial Palace and the Forbidden City and the magnificent Summer Palace, an outstanding example of Chinese landscape garden design. (L, D)
Day 10 - Sunday - Beijing
A guided tour of China’s most famous icon, the Great Wall. You will visit the Badaling section of the Great Wall situated in Yanqing County, 44 miles north of Beijing. It is the most preserved section of the Wall. (B, L, D)
Day 11 - Monday - Beijing
Transfer to the airport. Our driver will meet you with a signboard at the hotel lobby. (B)

Want to travel on different dates?
Please see below for our group tour dates, if you would like to travel on a different day, please let us know and we will come back to you with an offer. There might be additional surcharges for a private tour but all depends on the number of people in your party and your travel preferences.


Tiantan Hotel Beijing 4*
Address: No.1, Ti Yu Guan Road, Chong Wen District, Beijing 100061
Telephone: +86 10 6719 0666

The Tiantan (The Temple Of Heaven) Hotel is a modern 4 star hotel located in downtown Beijing. The hotel was fully renovated in 2005 and opened in June that year. Tiantan hotel is just minutes walk from the famous Temple of Heaven and the nearby park. The major tourist attractions like Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square are within less than a 15-minute drive, and it is only 40 minutes to Beijing Capital International Airport.

There are 300 guest rooms in the Temple of Heaven hotel, all equipped with telephone, central air-conditioning, safe-box, mini-bar, satellite TV system and bed-side control panel.

The hotel also features Chinese and Western restaurants, coffee shop, lobby bar, karaoke dancing club, billiard and recreational centre with gym, sauna and massage room. Business centre offers fax, photocopying and telex services.

  • 24 hour reception
  • Private parking
  • Business centre
  • Deposit boxes
  • Air-conditioning
  • Night Club
  • Fitness centre and sauna
  • Beauty-centre

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