Mit der Transsib in den wilden Osten China · Mongolei · Russland

Mit der Transsib in den wilden Osten

  • St. Petersburg - die elegante einstige Zarenstadt Russlands
  • Kreml & Roter Platz in Moskau
  • An Bord der Transsibirischen Eisenbahn
  • Naturparadies Baikalsee
  • Übernachtung in einer mongolischen Jurte
  • Auf den Spuren der Kaiserzeit in Peking
  • Mit der Transmongolischen Eisenbahn durch die Weite der Mongolei
  • Susdal - eine der ältesten Städte Russlands
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen
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20 Tage China · Mongolei · Russland

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Begleite uns auf einer Reise durch drei fantastische Nationen: Von Russlands goldenem St. Petersburg vorbei am Baikalsee, durch die unendliche Weite der Mongolei bis nach Peking. Schon der Weg ist das Ziel bei deiner Fahrt in der legendären Transsibirischen und der Transmongolischen Eisenbahn. Von den Prachtbauten St. Petersburgs geht es nach Moskau, dessen Sehenswürdigkeiten an den Prunk der Zaren erinnern. An Bord der Transsibirischen Eisenbahn reist du in das Herz Sibiriens. An den Ufern des funkelnden Baikalsees erhalten wir Einblicke in das ursprüngliche Dorfleben. In der Mongolei übernachten wir in einer typischen Jurte - ein besonderes Erlebnis. Über die Grenze geht es weiter nach China, wo wir unsere Reise mit den kulturellen Schätzen Pekings ausklingen lassen.

Tage 1-2: St. Petersburg
Als eine der schönsten Städte Europas besticht St. Petersburg durch eine faszinierende Mischung aus barocker Architektur und opulenten Palästen aus der Zeit der Zaren.

Tage 3-4: Susdal
Mit Holzgebäuden und den alles überragenden Zwiebeltürmen, wirkt Susdal wie ein Relikt aus einer anderen Zeit.

Tage 5-6: Moskau
Russlands Hauptstadt ist so facettenreich, dass hinter jeder Ecke eine Überraschung auf dich wartet. Wandle auf den Spuren der Geschichte durch die Kreml Metropole.

Tage 7-10: Moskau/Transsibirische Eisenbahn
Mit der legendären Transsibirischen Eisenbahn geht die Reise weiter Richtung Osten. Lehn dich mit einer Tasse Tee ganz entspannt zurück. Nach Hunderten von Kilometern auf Schienen erreichen wir unser nächstes Ziel, den Baikalsee.

Tage 11-12: Baikalsee
Nach der langen Reise entfliehen wir der Hektik des Alltags in ein kleines Dorf an den Ufern des Baikalsees. Der größte und tiefste See der Erde ist ein wahres Naturparadies.

Tage 13-14: Irkutsk/Transmongolische Eisenbahn
Irkutsk ist noch immer eine der beeindruckendsten Städte Sibiriens und hat den Charme vergangener Tage beibehalten. Hier startet deine Reise in der Transmongolischen Eisenbahn, die von Moskau bis nach Peking reicht und dich durch die endlose Weite der Mongolei führt.

Tage 15-18: Ulanbataar
In der Hauptstadt der Mongolei findet man neben Museen auch historische Klosteranlagen. Die mongolische Wildnis liegt gleich vor den Toren der Stadt.

Tage 19-20: Peking
Chinas Hauptstadt bietet ein breites Spektrum an Sehenswürdigkeiten und die Große Mauer liegt nur einen Steinwurf entfernt. In der Verbotenen Stadt fühlst du dich wie zur Zeit der kaiserlichen Dynastien, während du rund um den Platz des Himmlischen Friedens schlenderst.

Leistungen enthalten

  • Rundreise laut Programm
  • Transport, Unterkunft und Mahlzeiten wie beschrieben
  • Ausflüge und Aktivitäten wie im Tourverlauf angeben:
    • Suzdal: Russisches Abendessen & Traditionelles Backen, Geführter Spaziergang
    • Moskau: Geführte Tour Kreml & Rüstkammer, Lenin Mausoleum
    • Bolshoye Goloustnoye: Banya (Russische Sauna)
    • Irkutsk: Decembrists Museum, Zentralmarkt
    • Ulaanbaatar: Spaziergang durch den Ger Distrikt
    • Terelj Nationalpark: Kochkurs, Chinggis Khan Monument

Leistungen nicht enthalten

  • Internationale Flüge (gerne über uns buchbar)
  • nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke
  • optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten
  • Visa
  • Reiseversicherung
  • persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgelder
  • Flughafentransfers

Unterbringung

8x Hotel
8x Nachtzug (Merbett)
2x Gastfamilie (Homestay)
1x Jurte

Die Unterbringung erfolgt im Doppel-/Mehrbettzimmern. Einzelzimmer sind gegen Aufpreis buchbar (keine Einzelunterbringung in den Zügen, bei den Gastfamilien und in der Jurte möglich). EZ-Zuschlag bitte anfragen.

Bitte beachte, dass einige Unterkünfte sehr einfach ausgestattet sein können (oftmals sind nur Gemeinschaftsbadezimmer vorhanden es ist nur kaltes Wasser verfügbar). Bei den Homestays (Aufenthalt bei Einheimischen) kann es auch vorkommen, dass du dir das Zimmer mit Reisenden des anderen Geschlechts teilen musst. Sieh dies aber nicht als Hindernis, sondern als wichtigen Bestandteil deines Abenteuers.

Nachtzug: Die Züge sind einfach, aber komfortabel. Es gibt eine Toilette/Bad und Abteile mit Etagenbetten. Je vier Teilnehmer werden in einem Abteil untergebracht.

Verpflegung

11x Frühstück
4x Mittagessen
3x Abendessen

Weitere Mahlzeiten sind nicht enthalten. Dies soll dir die größtmögliche Flexibilität bei der Wahl der Mahlzeiten und die Möglichkeit geben die einheimische Küche des bereisten Landes kennenzulernen.

Tourbegleitung

Englischsprachige Reiseleitung

Hinter jeder Reise steht ein großartiger Reiseleiter. Der Enthusiasmus und das fast unschlagbare Wissen unserer einheimischen und englischsprachigen Reiseleiter werden deine Reise unvergesslich machen. Mit Rat und Tat stehen sie den Reisenden zur Seite. Vom Anfang bis zum Ende der Tour sind sie vor Ort für die Gruppe da, wissen nicht nur, in welchen Restaurants man gut isst und wo die besten Shops zu finden sind, sondern zeigen den Reisenden mit Kompetenz und voller Begeisterung ihre Heimat.

Transportarten

Öffentliche / gemietete Busse, Bahn, Metro, Boot

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

Bitte kontaktiere uns - wir beraten dich gerne.

Flughafentransfer

Bitte kontaktiere uns - wir beraten dich gerne.

Optionale Ausflüge / Zusatzleistungen

ST PETERSBURG:
"St Petersburg like a Local" Urban Adventure - USD63
"St Petersburg Discovery" Urban Adventure - USD52
Mariinsky Theater Vorstellung - RUB4000
Matryoshka Mal-Workshop - RUB700
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood - RUB250
Saint Isaac’s Kathedrale - RUB400
Bootstour - RUB600
Eremitage - RUB600
Kazan Kathedrale - Frei
Russian Art Museum - RUB450
Saint Isaac’s Cathedral Colonnade - RUB400

SUZDAL:
Met-Probe - RUB270
Bootstour (Kommentare nur auf Russisch) - RUB350
Aufstieg Glockenturm - RUB100

MOSKAU:
Bolshoi Theater - RUB4000
Victory Park Museum - RUB250
Izmailovo Vernisazh Märkte - RUB10
Tretyakov Kunstgallerie - RUB400
Bootstour - RUB700
Gorky Park - Frei
"Modern Moscow" Urban Adventure - EUR38
Red October Art Zone - Frei
"Moscow Underground" Urban Adventure - EUR38
"Moscow Behind the Icons" Urban Adventure - EUR38
St Basils Kathedrale - RUB350

BAIKAL SEE:
Fahrrad Leihgebühr (pro Stunde) - RUB250
Bootstour - RUB6000

ULAN BATOR:
Zaisan Hill Memorial - Frei
Gandan Kloster - MNT4000
Winterpalast Museum von Bogd Khan - MNT5000
Kulturelle Show - MNT20000
Naturgeschichtliches Museum - MNT8000

PEKING:
Oper - CNY200
Lama Tempel - CNY30
Akrobatenshow - CNY250
Himmelstempel - CNY40
Kung Fu Show - CNY180
"Beijing by Bike" Urban Adventure - CNY530
Tiananmen Platz - Frei
"Beijing Insights" Urban Adventure - CNY490
"Beijing Foodie Walk" Urban Adventure - CNY360
Sommerpalast - CNY40
"Great Wall Experience" Urban Adventure - CNY900
Verbotene Stadt - CNY60

Bitte beachte, dass sich die angegebenen Aktivitäten/Preise jederzeit ändern können.
Day 1: St Petersburg
Zdrastvutye! Welcome to Russia. Your adventure begins with a Welcome Meeting at 6pm today, where your insurance and next of kin details will be collected. Please also have two copies of your passport, visa and migration cards ready. Your leader will collect one; the other is for you to keep on you at all times whilst on the trip. Truly one of Europe's finest cities - baroque European architecture combined with the opulent palaces of Russian royalty - St Petersburg was built by the Russian tsar Peter the Great and his legacy will clearly be felt as you explore its enigmatic streets and visit its showcase palaces and museums.

Accommodation
Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

Optional Activities

St Petersburg - St Petersburg like a Local Urban Adventure - USD63
St Petersburg - St Petersburg Discovery Urban Adventure - USD52
St Petersburg - Mariinsky Theatre Perfomance - RUB4000
St Petersburg - Matryoshka Painting Workshop - RUB700
St Petersburg - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood - RUB250
St Petersburg - Saint Isaac’s Cathedral - RUB400
St Petersburg - Boat Trip - RUB600
St Petersburg - Hermitage Museum - RUB600
St Petersburg - Kazan Cathedral - Free
St Petersburg - Russian Art Museum - RUB450
St Petersburg - Saint Isaac’s Cathedral Colonnade - RUB400

Day 2: St Petersburg
Built on 42 islands, St Petersburg is also known as the ‘Venice of the North’. Spend the day exploring the city on foot and using the great public transport, crossing its many rivers and canals. Perhaps enjoy incredible views across the city from the colonnade at St Isaac’s Cathedral, or walk along Nevsky Prospekt, St Petersburg’s main street. Head down to Aleksandr Nevsky Lavra where Russia's great musicians and writers like Tchaikovsky and Dostoyevsky are laid to rest in the cemetery or visit Peter the Great’s ghoulish collection of curiosities at the Kunstamera. The Hermitage Museum is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world with one of the world's premier art collections housed in this former imperial Winter Palace. A whole day could easily be spent wandering its halls. Whatever you choose, the city is easy to get around and your leader can help you make the most of your free day.

Accommodation
Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included

Breakfast

Special Information

The Hermitage is closed on Mondays, and in the high season (May-Sep) there can be very long queues. In order to avoid waiting and to make the most of your free day it's possible to book tickets online in advance: www.hermitagemuseum.org.

Day 3: St Petersburg

Before the overnight train this evening, perhaps try your hand at a Matryoshka Doll painting workshop or catch a matinee show at the famous Mariinsky Theatre. This evening, head to the railway station by public transport to take your first overnight train to Vladimir (approximately 11 hours). It’s recommended to bring some food with you for dinner in your compartment, before getting an early night. This is the only daily direct train to Vladimir and you’ll arrive at your destination at the crack of dawn.

Accommodation

Overnight Sleeper Train (1 night)

Meals Included
Breakfast

Special Information

Here are some useful sites to check for what will be on (ballet, opera, exhibitions, etc) in Moscow and St Petersburg when you are there: www.mariinsky.ru, www.bolshoi.ru and www.ticketsofrussia.ru. In particular, it’s recommended to see what's playing at the Bolshoi and Mariinsky, as it may be difficult to get tickets when you are there. If you are really keen on seeing a show, please check with your booking agent first and they can confirm the free times available for shows so you don't miss out on any included activities.

Day 4: Suzdal
Arrive in Vladimir very early this morning and transfer by private minivan to Suzdal (approximately 30 minutes).

The town is a main stop on Russia’s legendary Golden Ring, the circle of ancient and former capitals that played an important part in the formation of the Russian Orthodox Church and that hold the memories of significant events in Russian history. The fairytale-feel historic small town of Suzdal is filled with contrasting examples of early Russian architecture, where onion-domed monasteries stand next to lovingly decorated wooden cottages. Take in the sights - the grandeur of the Kremlin, the carved stonework of the Cathedral of the Nativity, the trading square, market and monasteries (approximately 3 hours total). Today you’ll also have a chance to try hearty home cooking at the home at one of our local friends for lunch or dinner.

Accommodation
Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included
Breakfast
Lunch

Included Activities

Suzdal - Russian Dinner & Traditional Pastry Baking
Suzdal - Guided Walking Tour

Optional Activities

Suzdal - Mead Tasting - RUB270
Suzdal - River Cruise (Commentary in Russian only) - RUB350
Suzdal - Belfry Climb - RUB100

Day 5: Moscow
Transfer back to Moscow by private van (approximately 4 hours). The great city of Moscow has survived centuries of revolution and seen Russia through some of its most turbulent years, from the days of the tsars through the communist era to the growing pains of democracy. Beneath its modern veneer, a sign of Russia's recent embrace of capitalism, Moscow is a fascinating, historic city with a wealth of sights to see. In your free time in today you could step inside the colourful St Basil's Cathedral on Red Square. Legend has it that tsar, Ivan the Terrible, had the two architects blinded so that they couldn't again build anything as beautiful. Otherwise you might travel back to the beginnings of Russian art at the Tretyakov Gallery or join on of our Urban Adventure tours.

Accommodation
Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included
Breakfast

Optional Activities
Moscow - Bolshoi Theatre - RUB4000
Moscow - Victory Park Museum - RUB250
Moscow - Izmailovo Vernisazh Markets - RUB10
Moscow - Tretyakov Art Gallery - RUB400
Moscow - River Cruise - RUB700
Moscow - Gorky Park - Free
Moscow - Modern Moscow Urban Adventure - EUR38
Moscow - Red October Art Zone - Free
Moscow - Moscow Underground Urban Adventure - EUR38
Moscow - Moscow Behind the Icons Urban Adventure - EUR38
Moscow - St Basils Cathedral - RUB350

Day 6: Moscow
Visit the mausoleum of Russia’s most famous revolutionary - Lenin. He was the initiator of the 1917 Russian revolution that ushered in the era of communism, and you will join the sometimes long queue lining up to visit his austere eternal resting place on Red Square. Then enter the Kremlin grounds with a local guide, home to the oldest and most important churches in the country, and where many Tsars and Tsarinas are laid to rest. Walk through the soaring towers and cathedrals of the political and spiritual heart of Russia before entering the Armoury Museum, home to an eye-bulging former royal collection of ambassadorial gifts, Faberge eggs, coronation robes and glittering jewels. Afterwards perhaps take the metro to see elaborately decorated stations unlike any other. From sculptures depicting the glory of the soviet days to ornate chandeliers and stained glass windows, these are the 'Palaces of the People'.

Accommodation
Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included
Breakfast

Included Activities
Moscow - Kremlin & Armoury Guided Tour
Moscow - Lenin's Mausoleum

Special Information
On occasion Lenin's Mausoleum and Red Square may be closed to the public during regular opening hours without prior warning. As Moscow's premier tourist attractions, tickets for the Kremlin and Armoury are in high demand, and the Moscow Tourism Administration sets strict quotas to control visitor numbers. Time in each area is also limited to 90 minutes, with any exceptions possibly resulting in the guide losing their license. While we appreciate that some travellers would like to spend longer in the Armoury Museum, we ask for your understanding that the guide is under pressure to keep to the schedule.

The Diamond Fund isn't included in your tour, but after the Kremlin and Armoury there may be time to visit. Entrance tickets can be purchased in the ticket office at the Armoury. The Diamond Fund is open for visitors from 10am-1pm and from 2pm-4pm. On Thursday it is closed.

Days 7-10: Moscow/Trans-Siberian Railway
Take the metro to Yaroslavsky Station, the starting point of your epic journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway. It’s a 3-day, 4-night trip to Irkutsk (approximately 90 hours). There is only one daily train between Moscow and Irkutsk that has a total travel time of less than 100 hours and departs at a convenient time from Moscow. Some foreign travel companies that have less regular departures than us may take the train that departs late evening, however this train only departs every second day. In order to ensure that this trip can always run on the same itinerary, we take the daily train that leaves during the day. The downside of this is that we only have a limited time in Moscow, so you will need to plan carefully to fit as much in as possible. The upside is that this train has fewer foreign tourists on board and gives you much more of a chance to interact with regular Russian travellers. Life on the train will pretty much consist of eating, drinking, talking, reading, sleeping and gazing out the window. Settle into the rhythm and enjoy the simplicity of having very little to do. Pro tip: buy dill and parsley from the station sellers along the way to freshen up your drinks, soups and other meals!

Accommodation
Overnight Sleeper Train (4 nights)

Meals Included
Breakfast (1)

Special Information

Trains on this journey are simple but comfortable. You’ll travel 2nd class on this trip. There's a toilet/bathroom at the end of each carriage with a small sink and cold water. An attendant is assigned to every carriage to look after your comfort and safety (although service standards can vary greatly). Each compartment has four bunks with luggage storage space inside. Bedding is provided, although some travellers still prefer to bring their own sleeping sheet. There's hot water available for making drinks or instant meals, tea and coffee. Sometimes snacks and drinks are available for purchase on board and most trains also have a dining car, although with a limited menu. Trains are generally heated but most do not offer air conditioning. The train can become very hot even in winter and the train attendants will not allow the windows to be opened, please pack clothing appropriate for the warmer conditions on these train journeys. A brief word about drinking on the train: Social drinking

Day 11: Lake Baikal
Your long rail journey finally brings you to the Siberian city of Irkutsk, gateway to Lake Baikal - the largest freshwater lake in the world. Drive direct from the train station to a lakeside village by private minivan (approximately 2 hours). Bolshoye Goloustnoye sits in the delta of the Goloustnoye River on the western edge of Lake Baikal. Here you’ll be hosted by some of the kindest and most hospitable people around - our lovely local Buryat (the ethnic group of the Lake Baikal area) friends in their guest house and home. Accommodation is basic and multi share, with no running water and outside toilets, but cosy and comfortable. Situated right in the centre of the village, you'll certainly get to experience typical Russian rural life here. Slough away the grit of your long train journey in the family's backyard banya, the Russian version of a sauna. Locals swear by the cleansing, healing and meditative properties of having a steam and a wash in the banya, and it can also be quite the social occasion! Make sure to avail yourself of some birch twigs and slap yourself (and others!) over the shoulders for a traditional Siberian 'massage' to get the true banya experience.

Accommodation
Homestay (1 night)

Meals Included
Lunch
Dinner

Included Activities

Bolshoye Goloustnoye - Banya (Russian sauna)

Optional Activities
Lake Baikal - Bike Hire (per hour) - RUB250
Lake Baikal - Boat trip - RUB6000

Day 12: Lake Baikal
Enjoy your surroundings today explore the beautiful Baikal nature. There are options for swimming in the lake or river, or taking a boat trip along the shore. You can take a short hike up a nearby mountain for epic views of the lake and the village, then hire some bikes to explore further afield. The lake is so flat that you may hardly be able to make out the horizon in the distance. In the village cows roam freely, contained only by the fences keeping them out of the village's produce gardens. The houses themselves are bright examples of 'Siberian Lace' - decorative carved wooden window fixtures that keep evil spirits from entering homes. Each day you’ll be treated to delicious, hearty Siberian home cooking, all made from fresh local produce.

Accommodation
Homestay (1 night)

Meals Included
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Included Activities

Bolshoye Goloustnoye - Banya (Russian sauna)

Optional Activities
Lake Baikal - Bike Hire (per hour) - RUB250
Lake Baikal - Boat trip - RUB6000

Days 13-14: Irkutsk/Trans-Mongolian Railway
Return to Irkutsk today (approximately 2 hours). Once a boom town of exiles and gold merchants, Irkutsk suffered under a regime that brought Soviet architecture and communist propaganda to its streets. Fortunately, the sophisticated atmosphere it once offered is not totally lost, and Irkutsk remains a fascinating city. Some parts of town are still lined with traditional houses and the old homes of liberal aristocrats exiled from Moscow early in the 19th century. Visit the House Museum of Maria Volkonskaya. Sometimes called the Princess of Siberia, Maria was one of the many Decembrist revolutionaries' wives who voluntarily accompanied their husbands into exile. The house is still filled with many of her personal items and visitors can get a sense of how she must have felt, a young aristocratic woman banished to depths of Siberia. Walking through the city, see some of the original wooden residences and stop off at the Central Market to taste some of the amazing range of local produce for sale and to stock up on supplies for our next journey. Then it is back on the rails as we travel the Trans-Mongolian Railway for a two-night train trip (approximately 40 hours) into Mongolia. During the journey you’ll cross the border from Russia (Naushki) into Mongolia (Sukhbaatar). There's a long wait at the border towns while passports are processed, customs does their checks and we wait for the engine to rejoin the train. It can sometimes be a long, hot and frustrating day, so a healthy dose of patience and understanding is recommended. After everything is finally completed, you’ll be rewarded with the magical landscapes of Mongolia.

Accommodation
Overnight Sleeper Train (2 nights)

Meals Included
Breakfast (1)

Included Activities
Irkutsk - Decembrists Museum
Irkutsk - Central Market

Special Information
This train is the most basic on our journey and a restaurant car is not always provided, so we recommend bringing some supplies with you for your meals. There's only one train from Irkutsk to Ulaanbaatar that departs daily - other, faster trains only depart once a week. We take the daily train to ensure we're able to offer this trip at regular, set departures without the need to change the itinerary each time.

Day 15: Ulaanbaatar
Crammed between the superpowers of Russia and China, the independent nation of Mongolia is a truly adventurous destination. The capital, Ulaanbaatar (affectionately known as UB), is a city where you’ll find elderly Mongolians in traditional dress, business suit-clad entrepreneurs and young monks. After checking in to our hotel, venture out into the city, where the close relationship with the USSR is evident in the Soviet style architecture. Perhaps explore one of the city's many museums to learn about the country's turbulent history, including the reign of the most famous of Mongolian historical figures - the feared and respected Genghis Khan. As more and more traditionally nomadic Mongolians are moving to the city in hope of a better life, they bring with them their traditional lifestyle of living in gers, and so UB is surrounded by a growing number of such ‘ger districts’. Life here is hard, with high unemployment and little access to facilities such as electricity and running water. Together with local guide you'll visit one such district located in Northern outskirts of the city, where you’ll meet some of the residents, have a cup of traditional Mongolian tea and a chat about life in an urban ger community.

Accommodation
Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

Included Activities

Ulaanbaatar - Ger district walking tour

Optional Activities
Ulaanbaatar - Zaisan Hill Memorial - Free
Ulaanbaatar - Gandan Monastery - MNT4000
Ulaanbaatar - Winter Palace Museum of Bogd Khan - MNT5000
Ulaanbaatar - Traditional Cultural Show - MNT20000
Ulaanbaatar - Natural History Museum - MNT8000
Ulaanbaatar - National History Museum - MNT8000

Day 16: Terelj National Park - Ger Camp
Travel to Terelj National Park by private van (approximately 90 minutes). With rolling meadows dotted with munching yaks, forested hills, and imposing rock formations, this is the perfect place to take in Mongolia's natural beauty. A local guide will share some insight into Mongolian customs and culture with you, as well as lead you on a hike to a local Buddhist retreat. In Terelj, you’ll stay in a holiday ger camp (multi-share) with full board. Vegetarians can be catered for, although choices may be limited - please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. The gers sleep up to four people with comfy beds and plenty of blankets. In the colder months you might want to stoke up the stove in the centre of the ger - you'll be toasty warm in no time! You’ll share meals together in the dining quarters. Bathroom facilities here are basic with no showers, but there are toilets and basins with cold water in a support building outside. Please note in the colder months when plumbing is no longer functional there will be no running water and an outdoor pit toilet will be used. Tonight, get involved in making your own dinner by learning to cook buuz - traditional Mongolian dumplings! Then take in the wonderful views across the gers and rocky escarpment as you experience a memorable Mongolian sunset.

Accommodation
Ger Camp (1 night)

Meals Included
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Included Activities
Terelj National Park
Terelj National Park - Cooking class

Day 17: Ulaanbaatar
Return to the hotel in Ulaanbaatar today (approximately 1.5 hours). On the way back to UB, stop and visit the huge Genghis Khan Monument. Genghis Khan, the legendary horseman who conquered half the known world in the 13th century, can be viewed from miles away. You can climb up the structure and see the view from atop the horse, maybe a little tacky but also pretty amazing. For the rest of your free time in UB you can explore the city, perhaps experience Mongolia's rich artistic culture at a performance of traditional throat and ‘long song’ singers, musicians, dancers and contortionists. Maybe visit Mongolia’s largest and most important active monastery, the lively Gandan Khiid, to learn about the main religion of Mongolia - Tibetan Buddhism. Perhaps look out over Ulaanbaatar from the top of Zaisan Hill, or visit one of the city’s fascinating museums. At the Intellectual Museum you can learn about the history and culture of this intriguing country through puzzles, toys and magic tricks.

Accommodation
Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included
Breakfast

Included Activities
Terelj National Park - Chinggis Khan Monument

Day 18: Ulaanbaatar/Overnight Train
Farewell Mongolia today as you travel from Mongolia to Beijing, the next part of your epic train ride. The overnight journey (approximately 30 hours) leaves early in the morning and includes a long stop at the Mongolia-China border where the train changes bogies (wheels) due to the different rail gauges. The train may have a basic restaurant car but it's advisable to stock up at the supermarket before leaving Ulaanbaatar. Say goodbye to the relative time warp of Mongolia, get comfortable and watch the scenery change from rolling green meadows to rocky desert, to the built-up modernity of the city.

Accommodation

Overnight Sleeper Train (1 night)

Meals Included
Breakfast

Special Information
Due to the high demand for train tickets from June-October, and the fact that the train only runs once a week, some groups may need to depart Ulaanbaatar a day later and stay the extra night in Mongolia at the ger camp. The itinerary will be amended to fit in all the included activities. For this reason we recommend either booking a late night flight on departure day, or planning to stay a few extra days in Beijing.

Day 19: Beijing
Arrive in Beijing and transfer to your hotel. The capital of the most populous country on earth, Beijing is quickly shedding its historical face in favour of modernity. However, there are still plenty of places to go that will give you a great insight into the nation's ancient past, as well as sights that showcase China's contemporary culture. After a quick freshen up at the hotel, get out onto the streets of Beijing. Perhaps head to Tian'anmen Square - most famous outside of the country for the 1989 massacre - this is the symbolic centre of Chinese power. Framed by the Gate of Heavenly Peace with its Mao portrait, Mao's Mausoleum, the Great Hall of the People, and the National Museum, it's a place of pilgrimage for the Chinese tourists who consider it the heart of their nation. Here you can enter the imposing Forbidden City, former home to China's imperial rulers and filled with palaces, gardens and seemingly never-ending grand courtyards. There's so much to see and do in Beijing that staying an extra few days is highly recommended. In this extra time you could take a tour to the Great Wall, cycle around the city, visit the park surrounding the Temple of Heaven, or explore the beautiful Tibetan-style monastery of Yonghegong (the Lama Temple). Beijing is vast and overflowing with sights - with your hotel located centrally, a walk in any direction will unveil all sorts of wonderful surprises.

Accommodation
Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

Optional Activities

Beijing - Opera Perfomance - CNY200
Beijing - Lama Temple - CNY30
Beijing - Acrobat Show - CNY250
Beijing - Temple of Heaven - CNY40
Beijing - Kung Fu Show - CNY180
Beijing - Beijing by Bike Urban Adventure - CNY530
Beijing - Tiananmen Square - Free
Beijing - Beijing Insights Urban Adventure - CNY490
Beijing - Beijing Foodie Walk Urban Adventure - CNY360
Beijing - Summer Palace - CNY40
Beijing - Great Wall Experience Urban Adventure - CNY900
Beijing - Forbidden City - CNY60

Day 20: Beijing
There are no activities planned for the final day and you are able to depart the accommodation at any time. There's so much to see and do in Beijing that we highly recommend staying an extra few days.

Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
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  • April 2018

    • 09.04.2018 - 28.04.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.475 € anfragen buchen
    • 23.04.2018 - 12.05.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.475 € anfragen buchen
  • Mai 2018

    • 07.05.2018 - 26.05.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.475 € anfragen buchen
    • 14.05.2018 - 02.06.2018 Ausgebucht 3.475 € anfragen buchen
    • 21.05.2018 - 09.06.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.615 € anfragen buchen
  • Juli 2018

    • 16.07.2018 - 04.08.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.615 € anfragen buchen
    • 23.07.2018 - 11.08.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.755 € anfragen buchen
    • 30.07.2018 - 18.08.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.755 € anfragen buchen
  • August 2018

    • 06.08.2018 - 25.08.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.755 € anfragen buchen
    • 13.08.2018 - 01.09.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.755 € anfragen buchen
    • 20.08.2018 - 08.09.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.755 € anfragen buchen
    • 27.08.2018 - 15.09.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.615 € anfragen buchen
  • September 2018

    • 03.09.2018 - 22.09.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.615 € anfragen buchen
    • 10.09.2018 - 29.09.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.615 € anfragen buchen
    • 17.09.2018 - 06.10.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.615 € anfragen buchen
    • 24.09.2018 - 13.10.2018 Wenige Plätze 3.475 € anfragen buchen
  • Oktober 2018

    • 01.10.2018 - 20.10.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.475 € anfragen buchen
  • April 2019

    • 08.04.2019 - 27.04.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.475 € anfragen buchen
    • 22.04.2019 - 11.05.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.475 € anfragen buchen
  • Mai 2019

    • 06.05.2019 - 25.05.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.475 € anfragen buchen
    • 13.05.2019 - 01.06.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.475 € anfragen buchen
    • 20.05.2019 - 08.06.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.475 € anfragen buchen
  • Juni 2019

    • 03.06.2019 - 22.06.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.475 € anfragen buchen
    • 10.06.2019 - 29.06.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.475 € anfragen buchen
    • 17.06.2019 - 06.07.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.475 € anfragen buchen
    • 24.06.2019 - 13.07.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.475 € anfragen buchen
  • Juli 2019

    • 08.07.2019 - 27.07.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.475 € anfragen buchen
    • 15.07.2019 - 03.08.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.475 € anfragen buchen
    • 22.07.2019 - 10.08.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.475 € anfragen buchen
    • 29.07.2019 - 17.08.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.475 € anfragen buchen
  • August 2019

    • 05.08.2019 - 24.08.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.475 € anfragen buchen
    • 12.08.2019 - 31.08.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.475 € anfragen buchen
    • 19.08.2019 - 07.09.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.475 € anfragen buchen
    • 26.08.2019 - 14.09.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.475 € anfragen buchen
  • September 2019

    • 02.09.2019 - 21.09.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.475 € anfragen buchen
    • 09.09.2019 - 28.09.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.475 € anfragen buchen
    • 16.09.2019 - 05.10.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.475 € anfragen buchen
    • 23.09.2019 - 12.10.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.475 € anfragen buchen
    • 30.09.2019 - 19.10.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.475 € anfragen buchen
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Die Übernachtungen sind vorwiegend in ausgewählten Mittelklasse-Hotels und landestypischen Gästehäusern, die von Einheimischen geführt werden. Einige Mahlzeiten sind bereits inkludiert. Die Beförderung ist eine Mischung aus privaten, öffentlichen und lokalen Transportmitteln. Die lokalen Transportmittel werden nur genutzt, um etwas Besonderes zu erleben. Das authentische Erleben der Region, Kultur und Menschen im besuchten Reiseland steht im Vordergrund.

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