Totally Trans-Mongolian

An Epic Package

From £1879
Duration 19 Days
Welcome aboard our Trans-Mongolian Railway complete gap year comrades! Full steam ahead for the Chinese city of Beijing, across Russian tundra and Mongolian plains. Watch out for Ghengis!

Epic doesn’t begin to describe this overland journey from Russia to China. From the cathedrals of Russia to the imperial palaces of Beijing, you’ll encounter the best of St Petersburg and Moscow before boarding the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway en route to Lake Baikal. Experience secluded Mongolia’s colourful culture and spend a night in a ger before continuing on to the palaces of Beijing. An experienced CEO will lead the way and take care of the details so you’re free to enjoy one of the world’s greatest train rides. Offering a balance of guided excursions and free time, this adventure is proof that getting there is half the fun.

Day 1 St Petersburg

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 St Petersburg

Optional visit to the Hermitage or St Isaak’s Cathedral, or take a boat trip around the canals. Overnight train to Moscow.

Day 3-4 Moscow

Free time to explore Moscow’s numerous museums and galleries, the Kremlin and Lenin’s Mausoleum.

Day 5-7 Russia

Riding one of the world’s most famous rail routes, journey 72 hours across the Ural Mountains and through the wilds of the Siberian taiga. Share laughs and drinks with fellow passengers, Russians and foreigners alike.

Day 8 Listvyanka/Lake Baikal

Enjoy a homestay in the village of Listvyanka, on the shore of Lake Baikal. Opt to try a banya (Russian sauna), go for a boat trip on the lake or take an invigorating swim.

Day 9-10 Trans-Mongolian Railway

Guided tour of Irkutsk before two nights on the train to Ulaanbaatar. Cross the border to Mongolia. Watch the scenery change and sample the different local foods along the way; life by rail can be quite interesting!

Day 11-13 Ulaanbaatar

Explore Mongolia’s capital and stay one night in a traditional ger camp.

Day 14 Trans-Mongolian Railway

Relax on the final train journey of 36 hours through Inner Mongolia to Beijing with a border crossing into China.

Day 15-16 Beijing

Explore the buzzing capital of China. Enjoy an included visit to the Great Wall and walk along the Mutianyu section. Opt to see the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.

Day 17 Beijing

Depart at any time.

Experience Packages
Region Asia, Europe
Country China, Mongolia, Russia


StudentUniverse has been supplying the best flight, hotel and tours deals to students around the world for years now and we're delighted to be the preferred travel partner of and to make your travel experience even more amazing. We have a great team of travel gurus that understand what a gap year is all about just waiting to help you, and since we are part of the Flight Centre Trave...
See all products from StudentUniverse >
Profile picture of

Interested in Totally Trans-Mongolian? Ready to enquire?

Here are some of the ways to get in touch with our experts…

Find similar experiences


In-Class TEFL Course in Prague

from £1215

20 days

Join our 4-week TEFL in-class course in Prague and become a TEFL/TESOL certified teacher of English as a foreign language.

Far East Explorer

from £1325

32 days

Uncover the mysteries of the Far East! A group adventure tour through China, Laos and Vietnam, including some of the...

International Arts Internship In Korea

from £1125

60 days

South Korea is a destination that is bursting with talented designers, creators, and artists that have found a country in...

Finance Internships in Shanghai

from £3100

28 - 180 days

Get ahead in the competitive world of finance by pursuing a leading internship in Shanghai.

Red Cross Medical Placements – Japan

from £2500

180 days

Our Medical volunteers in Japan usually work in busy Red Cross hospitals, getting to observe everything from nursing to brain...

Combined TEFL Course Seoul

from £1011

10 days

Join our 10-day combined TEFL course in Seoul and become a TEFL/TESOL certified teacher of English as a foreign language.

In-Class TEFL Course in Granada

from £1300

20 days

Join our 4-week TEFL in-class course in Granada and become a TEFL/TESOL certified teacher of English as a foreign language.

Culture Homestay English Teaching Program

from £100

80 - 365 days

Integrate educational travel, Mandarin learning, childcare and English tutoring together for overseas youngsters to experience China with an authentic touch...

Ultra Festival Hostel Package

from £569

5 - 5 days

Every night you party your socks off until sunrise and stare into an explosive fireworks display. Set up in a...

6 Weeks in Italy You’ll Never Forget

from £9870

42 days

Travel Italy with new friends; study the greatest works of art & architecture in Europe; discuss history, theology, politics &...

Find similar experiences


Highlights of France

from £1199


Anyone familiar with the French knows they've perfected the art de vivre (the art of living) but, for those that...

China Adventure

from £2329

11 - 11 days


Modern cities and ancient history collide in the exotic lands of China. 12-days are yours to feast on peking duck,...

Thai Island Hopper West

from £709

7 - 7 days


You've seen The Beach, you've dreamt of limestone islands, & you've foamed for Thai food since before you were born....

Sri Lanka Family Holiday

from £956

Sri Lanka

Naturally gorgeous, culturally captivating and steeped in mysticism, Sri Lanka makes for a wonderful introduction to both travel and the...

Classic Nepal

from £1338


Journey into the heart of Nepal and experience the colourful sights and culture of this enchanting region. Mingle with local...

Iceland Getaway Independent Adventure


If you’re looking for an extra-special long weekend, then there’s no cooler getaway than Iceland (pardon the pun). This quick...

Mainland Greece Discovery

from £1105


Get lost in colourful cities filled with natural and ancient treasures on this whirlwind tour of mainland Greece. See where...

Trekking in the Dolomites


Beloved by mountaineers and nature lovers alike, the Dolomites sit perched atop northern Italy like a rocky crown. This exhilarating...

ANZAC Day Memorial Tour

from £169


With symbolic links to the dawn landing at Gallipoli, stand in the morning breeze and pay respect to the fallen...

Cambodia & Laos Encounter

from £1168


Immerse yourself in the cultures of Cambodia and Laos on a 12-day tour through these beautiful countries. Explore the incredible...

More inspiration and advice

[contact-form-7 id="4" title="Contact form 1"]