From January-March 2018 we’re taking our longest trip yet – from Hong Kong to London by train.
We’ll spend a month in China to see the Tibetan Buddhist temples in Lhasa, the Terracotta Army in Xi’an, the ancient walled city of Pingyao, the Harbin ice festival, The Forbidden City and Great Wall in Beijing and more.
Then from Beijing we’ll take the train to Ulanbaatar, Mongolia, where we’ll celebrate Monogolian Lunar New Year with local families staying in a ger (yurt).
Then we’ll take the Trans-Siberian train into Russia, go dog-sledding around Lake Baikal, spend several days traveling across Siberia until we reach St. Petersburg.
From St. Petersburg we’ll visit Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany and finally Amsterdam and Brussels before catching the Eurostar train back to London.
Map of the Hong Kong to London by Train Journey
Where to stop on the Hong Kong to London train journey
Here’s where we decided to stop along the way on our Hong Kong to London train journey in Winter 2018. This will be updated with links to the relevant blog posts and trip reports as we visit them!
- Hong Kong
- Xining, China (33 Hour Train Journey in Hard Sleeper class Part 1, Part 2)
- The Highest Train in the World (Xining to Lhasa)
- Lhasa, Tibet, China. 5 Days in Tibet; The Day I Became a Minor Celebrity
- Jiayuguan, China – western end of The Great Wall
- Xi’an, China – Terracotta Warriors
- Pingyao, China – gorgeous ancient walled city
- Harbin, China – unbelievable ice and snow festival
- Beijing, China – The Great Wall, The Forbidden City and more.
- Ulanbaatar, Mongolia – Lunar new year with a local family in a ger (yurt!)
- Ulan-Ude, Russia
- Irkutsk, Russia (Lake Baikal) – Dog Sledding!
- 48 hours on the Trans-Siberian Train
- Yekaterinburg, Russia + 36 more hours on the Trans-Siberian Train – officially crossing into “Europe”
- St. Petersburg, Russia
- Talinn, Estonia
- Vilnius, Lithuania
- Warsaw, Poland
- Berlin, Germany
- Amsterdam, Netherlands + Eurostar to London, United Kingdom