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Luxury

Trans-Mongolian Express With Russian Waterways

Ulaanbaatar to St Petersburg
27 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUWTM27
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Private State Hermitage visit

Visit the State Hermitage in St Petersburg before the crowds arrive and see the Peacock Clock Ceremony.

Discover Russia's capital

Enjoy a tour of Moscow's iconic monuments including Red Square, home to the ornate domes of St Basil's Cathedral.

Authentic Soviet Locomotive

Absorb the grandeur of Lake Baikal as your train is pulled by an authentic Soviet steam locomotive.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 14 destinations
  • Freedom of Choice inclusions in two locations
  • Luxury dining - a total of 72 meals
  • Beer, wine and soft drink included with lunch and dinner
  • Expert tour and cruise directors
  • Transfers, porterage, port charges and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Russia Map EUWTM27 2020
Ulaanbaatar to St Petersburg

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

Be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to settle in and relax. Tonight, gather together to meet your fellow travellers at a welcome reception and dinner.

Stay: Three nights, Ulaanbataar, Shangri-La or similar

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Spend a full day at the Naadam Festival, a Mongolian tradition involving wrestling, horse racing and archery. Attend the opening ceremony featuring dancers, athletes and musicians. You’ll then head outside Ulaanbaatar to watch the national horse race.

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On the second day of the festival, attend the archery and wrestling events, as well as see the ankle-bone shooting event.cluded flight to Bergen in Norway. Enjoy dinner in a local restaurant tonight.

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Today you’ll have a choice of sightseeing that best suits you. Perhaps embark on a discovery of Ulaanbaatar and visit Gandan Monastery. You will also visit Chinggis Square and see the central monument of Genghis Khan. Alternatively, head out of the city to the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park to meet a nomadic family. Later, board the Golden Eagle train, where you’re greeted by a welcome reception.

Stay: Eight nights, The Golden Eagle

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Arrive in Ulan Ude and embark on an exploration of the Old Believers Village, where you’ll enjoy a concert featuring local traditions and folk singers, before re-boarding your train.

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Absorb the scenery of Lake Baikal, the world’s deepest freshwater lake. Here, wind your way through tunnels as your train is pulled by an authentic Soviet steam locomotive. Disembark and travel by boat to the village of Listvyanka, where you can learn about the lake’s flora and fauna at the Lake Baikal Museum and Aquarium. Weather permitting, enjoy a barbecue lunch of smoked Omul fish prepared on the shores of the lake - a local delicacy. Or for amazing views, take a hillside hike. If you’re feeling adventurous, dive into the clear but ice-cold water for an invigorating swim.

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Arrive in Irkutsk, often referred to as the ‘Paris of Siberia’ thanks to its tree-lined avenues. Perhaps take a city exploration, then visit the Volkonsky House Museum. Or maybe learn more about Russian cuisine and authentic culinary traditions during a fun cooking class, which of course involves plenty of eating.

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Enjoy the opportunity to unwind today in comfort on board your private train.

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Disembark your train and perhaps enjoy a visit to the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre, an architectural marvel that’s one of the largest opera houses in the world. Alternatively, you can choose to visit the Railway Museum or the Mineralogical Centre.

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Cross the Europe-Asia divide and the Ural Mountains, then arrive in Yekaterinburg. Here, perhaps tour the city or explore the Museum of Military Machinery and look at the Cold War through Soviet eyes.

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Take in a selection of the city’s major sights, including the World Heritage-listed Kremlin Fortress. As Kazan is the birthplace of one of Russia’s most famous opera singers, Feodor Chaliapin, we have prepared a private concert for you featuring his music.

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Disembark in Moscow and see Tsarist treasures in the Kremlin’s Armoury Chamber. You’ll also visit Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral and GUM department store. Enjoy a farewell dinner.

Stay: Four Seasons Moscow or similar

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Be transferred to your next Moscow hotel.

Stay: Three nights, Moscow, Kempinski Baltschug

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A free day offers numerous possibilities.

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After a day at leisure, meet your fellow travellers at a welcome dinner and folklore show.

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Embark on an exploration of Moscow. Afterwards, the time has come to board your river ship, the MS Valentina.

Stay: 10 Nights, MS Valentina

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Tour the Armoury Museum and venture inside the walls of the Kremlin, a fortified complex that was once the royal residence of the Tsars. Later visit the Novodevichy Convent.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps gain an insight into the history of space exploration with a visit to the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, Alternatively, you can explore Tretyakov Art Gallery.


Choose your experience today.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

On a guided tour of Uglich, visit the Kremlin and the Church of St Demetrios on the Blood. Or perhaps visit the Hydroelectric Station and Hydropower Engineering Museum.


Select one of two experiences today.

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Arrive in Yaroslavl, which traces its origins back to the Vikings. Here, a sightseeing exploration illuminates the city’s history through its glorious architecture, including Spassky Monastery and the Church of Elia the Prophet.

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Dock in Goritsy and visit the Monastery of St Cyril on the White Lake and its Museum of Icons. Later, cruise the White Lake.

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Situated on Lake Onega, Kizhi Island is home to the Transfiguration Church, built in 1714 without a single nail.

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Dock in the village of Mandrogi, teeming with traditional houses.

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The City of Tsars. The Venice of the North. Russia’s hub for the arts. Whichever way you describe St Petersburg, it certainly does not disappoint. Board a Hydrofoil and travel to Peterhof Palace for a guided tour. After lunch, visit St Isaac’s Cathedral, the Nevsky Prospect and the Peter & Paul Fortress.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

At the State Hermitage, experience a special tour before the museum is open for the exclusive Hermitage Peacock Clock Ceremony.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Later this evening, attend a private ballet performance at the iconic Hermitage Theatre.


Take a Hydrofoil ride to the State Hermitage.

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Disembark for the final time. Tour Catherine Palace. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.

Stay: St Petersburg, Kempinski Hotel Moika 22

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Be transferred to the airport.

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Travel & Accommodation

Exterior of the Ms Valentina

Cruise Russia in Style

Take in breathtaking scenery as you glide your way through Russia on our stylish and comfortable river ship.

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The Golden Eagle

Step aboard Russia’s most luxurious train as you relax in the lounge, enjoy Russian language lessons and lectures.

Savour a taste of Russia

Dine in the stylish Restaurant Car, where expert chefs serve carefully-prepared international and Russian cuisine.

As a family-owned company with origins that date back to 1927, we know how to make a great holiday extraordinary