Trans-Mongolei Express westwärts
- Tauche in das eisige Wasser des Lake Baikal
- Erlebe die Wärme eines siberischen Homestays
- Mongolische Tradition bei einer Nacht in einer Jurte
- Stürze dich ins Getümmel Pekings
- Erkunde daie selten besuchte Stadt Kungur
- Mausoleum von Lenin in Moskau
- Termine & Preise
16 Tage China · Mongolei · Russland
- Tourcode: 122A10009
- Teilnehmer (min./max.): 1 - 12
- Mindestalter: 15 Jahre
- Hinweis zur Mindestteilnehmerzahl
Diese Reise führt Sie nach China, in die Mongolei und nach Russland. Vom kaiserlichen Peking über die ungezähmte Wildnis der Mongolei bis nach Moskau - diese Reise bietet einzigartige Eindrücke: Von Peking aus, reisen Sie über Ulan Bator in den Terelj Nationalpark. Inmitten dieser eindrucksvollen Landschaft übernachten Sie in einer traditionellen Jurte. Die Transmonglische Eisenbahn führt Sie durch die weiten Steppen der Mongolei in das Herz Russlands, nach Sibirien, und zum beeindruckenden Baikal See. Hier erwarten Sie Freizeitaktivitäten wie Bootsfahrten, Schwimmen oder Wandern. Genießen Sie die spektakuläre Landschaft, ehe Sie sich an Bord der Transsibirischen Eisenbahn auf den Weg nach Kungur machen, wo typische Zwiebeltürme die Silhouette der Stadt prägen. Abschluss Ihrer Reise bildet Moskau. Die Begegnungen mit Einheimischen werden Sie ebenso begeistern wie die Geschichte, Kultur und die atemberaubenden Landschaften dieser faszinierenden Region.Tag 1-2: Peking/Bahn
Tag 3-6: Ulan Bator/Ger Camp
Tag 7-10: Ulan Ude & Baikal See
Tag 11-12: Trans-Sibirische Eisenbahn
Tag 13-14: Kungur
Tag 15-16: Moskau
Leistungen enthaltenRundreise laut Programm, Transport, Unterkunft und Mahlzeiten gemäß Programm, Sehenswürdigkeiten, Aktivitäten und Ausflüge wie im Tourverlauf angegeben: Nacht im Jurtencamp im Terelj Nationalpark mit Kochunterricht, Mongolischer Sprachkurs, Familienbesuch und Stadtführung in Kungur, Perm-36 Memorial Complex Tour, Ulaanbaatar: Familienbesuch und Zaisan Hill, Alte Gläubigerstadt in Ulan Ude
Leistungen nicht enthaltenInternationale Flüge (gerne über uns buchbar), Visa, Flughafentransfers, Flughafen- und Ausreisesteuern, nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke, Reiseversicherung, persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgeld, Vor- / Nachübernachtungen zur Tour, optionale Aktivitäten/Ausflüge
6x Nachtzug (4er Abteil)
1x traditionelles Jurte-Camp
Die Unterbringung erfolgt in Doppelzimmern und Mehrbettunterkünften. Alleinreisende teilen sich das Zimmer mit Mitreisenden gleichen Geschlechts. Die Unterbringung in einem Einzelzimmer ist bei dieser Tour nicht möglich.
Es sind keine weiteren Mahlzeiten enthalten. Dies soll Ihnen die größtmögliche Flexibilität bei der Wahl der Mahlzeiten und die Möglichkeit geben die einheimische Küche des bereisten Landes kennenzulernen. Bitte planen Sie ca. USD450 für zusätzliche Mahlzeiten und Getränke mit ein.
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 dein Reisenden mit Kompetenz und voller Begeisterung ihre Heimat.
TransportartenBahn, Minibus, Taxi, Metro
Zusätzliche ÜbernachtungenBitte kontaktieren Sie uns - wir beraten Sie gerne.
FlughafentransferBitte kontaktieren Sie uns - wir beraten Sie gerne.
Optionale Ausflüge / ZusatzleistungenPEKING:
Lama Tempel - CNY30
Beijing Art & Architecture Urban Adventure - CNY590
Kung Fu Show - CNY180
Akrobatenshow - CNY250
Oper - CNY200
Himmelstempel - CNY40
Beijing by Bike Urban Adventure - CNY480
Sommerpalast - CNY40
Real Beijing Gourmet Urban Adventure - CNY360
Beijing Insight Urban Adventure - CNY470
Great Wall Experience Urban Adventure - CNY900
Kungur Eishöhlen RUB1000.00
Traditionelle kulturelle Show - MNT10000
Museum für Naturgeschichte MNT3000.00
Ivolginsk Kloster - RUB700
Victory Park Museum - RUB200
Izmailovo Vernisazh Markets - RUB10
Tretyakov Gallerie - RUB400
Moscow Bunker & Underground Urban Adventure - RUB3930
Moscow Up Close & Personal Urban Adventure - RUB2340
Bitte beachten Sie, dass sich die angegebenen Preise/Aktivitäten jederzeit ändern können.
Nimen Hao! Welcome to China.
Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where it will take place. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you have all these details to provide to your leader.
Your adventure begins with a Welcome Meeting at 6pm on Day 1.
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.
As we will depart for Mongolia early morning on Day 2 we highly recommend arriving in Beijing a few days earlier to experience all this city has to offer, including the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Lama Temple, markets, hutongs, opera and acrobats.
Preparing to leave China we take the subway from our hotel to the central train station (3 stops and a line change) Although we will be travelling outside of peak hour be prepared to carry your own bags.
Board our train out of China and travel into Mongolia - the first leg of this epic train journey that will take us the 9,000 km to St Petersburg. This is an overnight journey (approx 30 hrs) that includes a long border crossing during the night where our passports are processed. It's here that the bogies (train wheels) have to be changed because of the differing rail gauges used in China and Mongolia.
Trains on this journey are simple but comfortable. 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 our comfort and safety although service standards can vary greatly. As toilet paper isn't always available it's advised to carry some of your own, keep in mind general train cleanliness may not be to the same standards you are accustomed to. 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. We recommend bringing a mug, spoon, knife and fork if you will be preparing your own hot drinks or food on the train (as these are not provided in cabins) Sometimes snacks and drinks are available for purchase on board and most trains also have a dining car, although with a limited menu. You may wish to purchase extra snacks of your choice before the journey to supplement food available on the train. With the exception of the Moscow to St Petersburg journey, where we travel in open-plan 3rd class carriages with triple bunks, all our journeys are in 2nd class (four berths per compartment) on this trip.
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.
Please note that in many cases, particularly in peak travel season, due to high demand for tickets on the Trans-Mongolian route we aren't always able to get all of our tickets together. It is likely that at least some members of the group will be sharing compartments with other travellers, either foreign or local, particularly if your group does not divide evenly into four.
Lama Temple - CNY30
Kung Fu show - CNY180
Beijing - Acrobat show - CNY250
Beijing Opera - CNY200
Temple of Heaven - CNY40
Beijing by Bike Urban Adventure - CNY510
Summer Palace - CNY40
Real Beijing Gourmet Urban Adventure - CNY360
Beijing Insight Urban Adventure - CNY470
Great Wall Experience Urban Adventure - CNY900
King Parkview or similar (1 nt), Overnight Sleeper Train (1 nt)
Days 3-6 Ulaanbaatar/Ger Camp
Crammed between superpowers Russia and China, the independent nation of Mongolia is a true Intrepid destination. The capital, Ulaanbaatar (affectionately known as UB), is a city where new meets old as elderly Mongolians in traditional dress mingle with the nation's young business elite. Mongolia's past close relationship with the USSR is evident in the Soviet-style architecture and city layout. Explore the city's many museums to learn about the country's turbulent history, including the reign of history's most famous Mongolian - the feared and respected Genghis Khan.
There are lots of great experiences to be had in UB including:
Go to the Museum of Natural History, which has an excellent dinosaur display.
One of the city's most fascinating museums is the Intellectual Museum where you can learn about the history and culture of this intriguing country through puzzles, toys and magic tricks.
Visit Mongolia's largest and most important active monastery, the lively Gandan Khiid, to learn about the main religion of Mongolia which is now experiencing a great revival - Tibetan Buddhism.
Experience Mongolia's rich artistic culture at a performance of traditional throat and "long song" singers, musicians, dancers and contortionists.
Travel to Terelj National Park by private van (approx 90 mins). With rolling meadows, forested hills and imposing rock formations this is the perfect place to take in Mongolia's natural beauty. We have a local guide with us to share some insight into Mongolian customs and culture, as well as lead us on a hike to a local Buddhist retreat.
In Terelj, we stay in a holiday ger camp 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 at our holiday camp 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 and you'll be toasty warm in no time! We share our meals together in the dining quarters. Bathroom facilities here are basic with no showers but do have 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 we'll use the outdoor pit toilet.
Get involved in making your own dinner by learning to cook buuz - traditional Mongolian dumplings.
Our private vehicle will return us to UB.
Leave Mongolia aboard the Trans-Mongolian Railway, which takes us across the border into Russia and on to Siberia (approx 20 hrs).
A brief word about drinking on the train: Social drinking is common on trains in Russia and Mongolia and can be an enjoyable way to meet local people as well as interact with your fellow Intrepid travellers. In order to make sure that your experience of train travel with us is a positive and safe one there are a few things we'd like you to keep in mind before setting out on your train journey.
While alcohol is often available for purchase on the train, spirits (including vodka) should only be consumed in the dining car. Train security guards keep a very close eye on drunken behaviour and have the legal right to fine or have any passengers who are intoxicated removed from the train without warning. Should this happen there's very little we can do to assist you in continuing your journey with the rest of the group.
Alcoholism is also a serious social problem in Russia and Mongolia so travellers should take care not to encourage or take part in drinking to excess. Fake alcohol is common and the motives for being invited to drink with locals may not always be honest. The locals' tolerance for alcohol is likely to be much higher than your own. You may be putting yourself and other members of your group at risk by getting involved in heavy drinking while on the train.
While we certainly want all our Intrepid travellers to have a great holiday it's important that you show due respect for your fellow group members and keep in mind that many of your local companions use the train as a means of transport to get home or to work. It's most appreciated if foreign travellers are respectful of this, particularly in the mornings and evenings or when other passengers are sleeping.
Informal Mongolian Language Lesson
Ger Camp - Terelj National Park
Ger Camp - Cooking class
Ulaanbaatar - Zaisan Hill
Ulaanbaatar - Family visit
Traditional Cultural Show - MNT12000
Winter Palace Museum - MNT5000
Winter Palace Museum of Bogd Khan - MNT3000
Natural History Museum - MNT5000
Ulaanbaatar - Gandan Monastery - MNT4000
Ulaanbaatar - Intellectual Museum - USD5
San Hotel or similiar (2 nts), Terelj Ger Camp or similiar (1 nt), Overnight Sleeper Train (1 nt)
Days 7-10 Ulan Ude/Lake Baikal
Ulan-Ude is the capital of the Republic of Buryatia and homeland of the Buryat people who are related closely to Mongolians. After years of repression during the Soviet era, Buryat traditions and religions (shamanism, Tibetan Buddhism) are now seeing something of a revival. The future of Buryatia is directly connected with development of the Lake Baikal area as a tourism zone. By coming here with our groups, respecting environmental issues and rational use of the area's rich cultural and historic legacy, Intrepid aims to contribute to the development of sustainable tourism in Eastern Siberia.
The city has a unique cultural mix of local and Russian traditions - it's the site of numerous flourishing Buddhist Datsans and its main square is home to a large and highly unusual head of Lenin - the world's biggest!
Make a visit to an Old Believers Village. The Old Believers are Orthodox Christians who were exiled or fled from European Russia during the church reforms that took place in the 17th century. This visit will take us to a place that has changed little since the 18th century. Visit the local church and ethnography museum, attend a concert of folk songs and games and enjoy a meal of timelessly tasty home-cooked dishes.
Travel to Enhaluk Village on the eastern shore of Lake Baikal by private van (approx 3 hrs).
Lake Baikal is the world's deepest, amazingly holding over 20% of the world's fresh water. There are plenty of optional activities to choose from during our stay here in a comfortable local guesthouse including hiking, swimming and boat trips.
This part of the lake has long, beautiful sandy beaches and some smaller and warmer lakes, where visitors can relax, play games and enjoy the sun and magnificent scenery.
Full board is included in Enhaluk with plenty of tasty Russian staples like salads, soups, black bread, pancakes and pies. We'll also get a chance to try the local fish from Baikal, omul, which definitely tastes even more delicious when roasted over a camp fire on the lake shore!
Don't miss out on experiencing a banya - the Russian saunas that locals say get you cleaner than any other form of bathing. The banya here gives us a chance to cool off from our steam right into the lake, before you go back in and do it all again!
Return to Ulan Ude and head to the train station.
Board the train for our longest journey of the trip - the three-night journey on the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway which takes us all the way to Kungur.
Please note there are a limited number of trains from Ulan-Ude to Kungur with two different time schedules. Due to late schedule changes we may need to leave Ulan-Ude earlier and arrive during the very early morning in Kungur.
Ulan Ude - Old Believers Village
Beryozovka Ethnographical Museum - RUB525
Ivolginsk Monastery - RUB700
Baikal Enkhaluk or similar (2 nts), Geser Hotel or similar (1 nt), Overnight Sleeper Train (1 nt)
Days 11-12 Trans-Siberian Railway
The Trans-Siberian Railway is the world's most famous train line. It's also the longest, extending from Moscow across Siberia to the far-flung town of Vladivostok. We experience part of this celebrated train odyssey from Ulan Ude to the Ural town of Kungur (3 nights total). Travelling through five time zones, we wind our way through forests, small Siberian villages and big industrial Russian cities, to reach the bustling European part of this vast and varied nation.
The train stops roughly every 4-5 hours at major cities in Siberia, and some smaller ones as well. A list of stations where we'll stop is available, along with the time spent at each one. Major stops (15-40 mins) are usually at Irkutsk - Angarsk - Zima - Nizhneudinsk - Ilanskaya - Krasnoyarsk - Mariinsk - Tayga - Novosibirsk - Barabinsk - Omsk - Nazyvayevsk - Ishim - Tyumen - Sverdlovsk and finally Kungur where we disembark.
The duration of each stop ranges from 2-40 minutes but ALWAYS double check with the carriage attendant and your leader and do not stray too far from the train if you get off for a walk on the platform. Trains in Russia run on Moscow time even as we pass through different time zones so make sure you and the train are on the same schedule. It may be a very long wait for the next train to come through and it's unlikely that many people at the station will speak English if you get left behind (it has happened!). Even if you get off the train for a short stop make sure you have your passport and valuables with you, as well as the itinerary with contact details of your leader and your train ticket. Additional safety issues will be discussed by your leader at the group meeting.
It might seem like a long journey but the majority of our travellers are actually surprised how quickly it goes! Spend the days learning some Russian, chatting with your fellow travellers, having some meals in the dining car or taking a chance on finding some babushkas hawking local produce or baked goods on the platforms. Watch the landscape roll by, read up on the upcoming destinations or play cards. There's actually plenty to keep us busy and enjoying this relaxing part of our journey and you may even be reluctant to get off when we reach our next destination.
Overnight Sleeper Train (2 nts)
Days 13-14 Kungur
A pretty provincial Russian town, Kungur is well known for its traditional architecture. When Siberia was first opening up for settlement, a major road passed through here, turning it into a centre for trade.
Kungur is seldom visited by foreign tourists and we hope that through regular visits by our groups, Intrepid can have a positive impact on the development of tourism here.
Architects were invited from all over European Russia to make Kungur into one of the most beautiful towns in the region, something which we see in the mix of architectural styles in the original buildings we pass on our walking tour with a local guide. . Since Intrepid started visiting Kungur, we have acquired the first English speaking guide in the area, a student training to work in tourism in the future. Please take this into account during our walking tour.
The Kungur area is interesting for its unique karst landscape. The Kungur Ice Caves are some of the most extensive in the world. Of the 6 km of passages, currently 1.5 km are open to the public. The first two caves contain permanently frozen ice formations, waterfalls and underground lakes. Watch out for the mythical monster mammoth that is said to inhabit the caves! It is possible to visit the caves as an optional activity, although please note that English speaking guides are not usually available.
In the evening, we visit a local family for a local Russian dinner experience.
Our accommodation in Kungur is centrally located in twin rooms, one bathroom is shared between two rooms.
En-route to the nearest major train station we make a visit to the Perm-36 Memorial Complex.
Unique in Russia, this open air museum is situated on the site of one of the USSR's most notorious GULAGs. Forced labour camps such as this one interned millions of Soviet citizens during the darkest days of the regime. Perm-36 serves as a potent reminder of the political oppression that the region endured for so long and as a memorial to those who suffered here.
We have a tour with a local guide (Russian only, so our leader will translate) of the barracks and the site to hear of its history and ensure that its stories are not forgotten.
Board the overnight train to Moscow (approximately 25 hrs).
Kungur - Family visit
Kungur - Guided walking tour
Perm - Perm-36 Memorial Complex tour
Kungur Ice Caves - RUB1000
Iren Hotel or similar (1 nt), Overnight Sleeper Train (1 nt)
Days 15-16 Moscow
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.
We arrive in Moscow mid morning and take the busy metro to our centrally located hotel.
Intrepid's aims when researching and contracting accommodation is to find properties that are well maintained, clean and as centrally located as possible. In an expensive destination such as Moscow there is a balance to be reached in choosing a centrally located, clean property and still maintaining a value priced trip.
The hotel we stay in is simple and is located centrally in the embassy sector of Moscow. It will only take 20 minutes walking to get to Red Square.
We can celebrate the end of our journey here in Moscow with an evening visit to Red Square.
TRIP CHANGE FOR 2014:
From 1st January 2014 this trip concludes in Moscow on Day 16. As such it no longer includes any activities in Moscow. Travellers who wish to continue their journey to St Petersburg should book the 22 day Beijing to St Petersburg (CBSQC).
As there is plenty to see and do, we highly recommend staying a few extra days to enjoy experiences such as:
Visit Lenin, the initiator of the 1917 Russian revolution which ushered in the era of communism, at his austere mausoleum on Red Square.
Please note that on occasion Lenin's Mausoleum and Red Square may be closed to the public during regular opening hours without prior warning.
Relive the nation's turbulent past at Victory Park.
Travel back to the beginnings of Russian art at the Tretyakov Gallery.
The Izmailovo Markets are considered the best place for souvenir shopping.
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 build anything as beautiful.
There are no activities planned for the final day and you are able to depart the accommodation at any time.
Victory Park Museum - RUB200
Izmailovo Vernisazh Markets - RUB10
Bolshoi Theatre - RUB2500
Tretyakov Gallery - RUB400
Moscow Bunker & Underground Urban Adventure - RUB4000
Moscow Up Close & Personal Urban Adventure - RUB2340
Arbat-House Hotel or similar (1 nt)
- 03.04.2018 - 18.04.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.175 €
- 10.04.2018 - 25.04.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.175 €
- 24.04.2018 - 09.05.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.175 €
- 01.05.2018 - 16.05.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.175 €
- 08.05.2018 - 23.05.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.175 €
- 15.05.2018 - 30.05.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.055 €
- 22.05.2018 - 06.06.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.055 €
- 10.07.2018 - 25.07.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.940 €
- 17.07.2018 - 01.08.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.940 €
- 24.07.2018 - 08.08.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.940 €
- 31.07.2018 - 15.08.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.940 €
- 07.08.2018 - 22.08.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.940 €
- 14.08.2018 - 29.08.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.055 €
- 21.08.2018 - 05.09.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.055 €
- 28.08.2018 - 12.09.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.055 €
- 04.09.2018 - 19.09.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.175 €
- 11.09.2018 - 26.09.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.175 €
- 18.09.2018 - 03.10.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.175 €
- 25.09.2018 - 10.10.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.055 €
- 16.10.2018 - 31.10.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 3.055 €
Für alle, die die Welt so entdecken möchten, wie sie wirklich ist. Sie wollen Land und Leute richtig kennen lernen und jeden Tag spannende neue Erfahrungen machen. Sie unternehmen viele Aktivitäten in der Gruppe, haben aber auch individuellen Freiraum für eigene Erkundungen. Individuelle Freiheit wird mit der Sicherheit und dem gemeinschaftlichen Erlebnis einer kleinen Gruppe kombiniert. Mahlzeiten sind teilweise inbegriffen. Die Unterbringung reicht von einfachen oder Touristenklassehotels (2-3 Sterne) bis hin zur Unterbringung bei einheimischen Gastfamilien. Auch die Transportmittel variieren. Das authentische Erleben der Region, Kultur und Menschen vor Ort steht im Vordergrund.