ONE way to escape the heat of an Australian summer and experience a true white Christmas first-hand is to join Travel Directors exclusive 25-day itinerary “The Christmas Trans-Siberian”, a rail holiday on the Trans-Mongolian Express and the legendary Tran-Siberian trains from Beijing to Moscow.
The tour has a guaranteed departure December 15, 2016, with four days in Beijing before taking a train journey to Mongolia to spend time with a nomadic local family before a second train journey to the Russian city of Irkutsk in time for Christmas riding a horse-drawn sleigh through the Siberian forest.
Then it’s all-aboard again for the longer journey to St Petersburg, via Moscow for special New Year’s Eve celebrations in Moscow’s Red Square. Highlights of the tour include walking the Great Wall of China with a picnic in a watchtower, dog sledding on a frozen river in Mongolia, a classical music concert in a Russian mansion, a Christmas Day feast at Lake Baikal with a Siberian family as well as some exclusive surprises along the journey.
The all-inclusive package is priced from $17,100 per person twin share and includes return economy airfares from Australia with Singapore Airlines, all accommodation and the majority of meals, daily sight-seeing and entrance fees with local guides, a Travel Directors tour leader services, all transportation, visas and gratuities.
For more details contact Travel Directors on 1300-856-661