Travel for three weeks from bustling Beijing to the Hermitage in St Petersburg, the grassy steppes of Mongolia and the taiga forests of Siberia on one of the world's great trains. Share train carriages with locals and spend nights in a Mongolian ger and a cosy Russian guesthouse. Price reduced by $1285 to $3854 on September 23 departure if booked by June 30. Phone 1300 180 969. See gadventures.com.au.