Our Beijing to Beijing, or 'Circular Tours' are back by popular demand! These tours are aimed at all of you living in Asia who want to experience the Trans-Siberian journey, or even just Mongolia, but do not want to travel all the way to Moscow and 'Europe'.
Below you can find some sample itineraries to give an idea of the types of the trip we can help you arrange. For a company specialising in train travel, a lot of these custom trips have the option to include the return by plane. Nearly all these tours can be 'reversed' if the timetables suit.
See our October Tour to three of the most interesting places on the Trans-Siberian Railway, with a special 'National Day, 国庆节 Guóqìng jié' trip from 1st October to 9th October with tours in Lake Baikal, Ulan Ude and Mongolia.
- Custom BUB
- OCTOBER SPECIAL - Custom BIUUB
Custom BUB: Beijing - Ulanbaatar - Beijing405
ITINERARY: Depart from Beijing on the overnight train to Ulanbaatar, book various optional tours in Mongolia, before returning to Beijing on the train.
PRICE: Standard Class from € 405
OUR SAY: The cheapest way to Mongolia and includes and option to visit the Gobi desert on the way out, or on the way back. Popular route, so book early in summer.
DATES: Trains run year round, but departs just once (or twice in summer) a week so you need to be flexible with dates. See below for exact schedule.
TRAIN UPGRADE: First Class upgrade Beijing to Ulanbaatar € 130
TRAIN UPGRADE: First Class upgrade Ulanbaatar to Beijing € 105
- The best way to reach Mongolia
- Overnight train journey crosses the Great Wall and the Gobi Desert
- Plenty of tours to book in Mongolia
PRICE INCLUDES: Train ticket for two journeys for three nights for one night on train #23 and one night on train #24, respectively, info pack, assistance departing from Beijing, additional tours in Mongolia must be booked.
EXTRAS: Not included in the price are visa costs, accommodation and tours in Mongolia, food on train. Remember you will need a re-entry visa for China.
As this is a custom trip there is total flexibility with dates, stay in Mongolia for as long as your visa allows. Return travel must be booked before departure in most cases.
Train #23 departs Beijing on Tuesday (until May 2012)
Train #24 departs Ulanbaatar on Thursday year round.
-10 Arrive Beijing with accommodation options
-10 Depart Beijing train #23 at 08:05 (SAT / TUE *)
-10 Cross Gobi Desert and arrive Ulanbaatar at 13:20 with options for transfers, accommodation and tours.
-10 Depart Ulanbaatar train #24 at 08:05 (THURS*)
Custom BIUUB: Beijing - Irkutsk - Ulan Ude - Ulaanbaatar - Beijing1,660
ITINERARY: Fly to Irkutsk, enjoy time at Lake Baikal before journeying through Ulan Ude to Mongolia and then fly back to Beijing in time for work the following Monday, a nine day trip.
PRICE: Standard Class from € 1,660*
OUR SAY: This is a special itinerary with extra flights to fit a tight holiday schedule and works very well with the October Holiday 2011. If time is short, skip Ulan Ude.
DATES: Specific dates 1-10-2011 to 9-10-2011. However, trains and flights operate year round so we should be able to arrange this itinerary any time of the year.
STANDARD PRICE: Second Class train and standard flights € 1,660
TRAIN UPGRADE: Extra Berth train IRK-ULU-ULB € 130
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: Only one person on tour € 400
- Amazing Lake Baikal
- Explore Buryat Religion in Ulan Ude
- Plenty of tour options in Mongolia
PRICE INCLUDES: Flight tickets, train ticket for two journeys from Russia to Mongolia, info pack, fully guided tours in Irkutsk (2 days), Ulan Ude (2 days), Elstei Open Steppe (2 days), some meals.
EXTRAS: Not included in the price are visa costs, food on train. Remember you will need a re-entry visa for China.
This itinerary is designed to fit October Holiday 2011 schedules, however as this is a custom trip there is total flexibility with dates, stay in Mongolia for as long as your visa allows and take the train back if you have more flexibility.
Dates for October Holiday 2011, but itinerary is available year round.
|01-10-11||Flight Beijing to Irkutsk, arrive at 08:35, transfer to Bolshoe Goloustnoe, afternoon tour (B|L|D)|
|02-10-11||Activity day at Lake Baikal, hiking in the National Park, overnight in Homestay (B|L|D)|
|03-10-11||Free morning, return to Irkutsk with city tour and free afternon, overnight at Angara Hotel|
|04-10-11||Depart train #8 at 07:55, arrive Ulan-Ude 14:25, transfer to Homestay. Afternoon tour to Atsagatski Datsun and local area, visit Buryat family, 2 nights (B|D)|
|05-10-11||Full Day tour Datsun/Old Believer Village, visit family, free evening. (B|L|D)|
|06-10-11||Early transfer to station, depart on train #362 at 06:55|
|07-10-11||Arrive Ulaanbaatar at 06:10, City tour and transfer to Elstei Ger Lodge (L|D)|
|08-10-11||A full day on the Open steppe with horse-riding, or visit a local family, overnight in Ger (B|L|D)|
|09-10-11||Free morning and transfer back to Ulaanbaatar for sightseeing, afternoon transfer to airport for flight to Beijing (or morning flight with China Airlines)|