The Trans-Siberian Railway
The Trans-Siberian Railway reaches right across Asia, connecting Moscow with the Far East, cutting through the fascinating lands in between. Crossing a third of the globe, the Trans-Siberian Railway heads through the natural wonders of the Gobi Desert, the Ural Mountains and the grassy steppe of Mongolia. Available all year round, we offer eastbound and westbound journeys for the semi-independent and adventurous traveller, which include your train tickets, en route stopover accommodation and rail transfers - plus lots of optional excursions.
Experience Fascinating Cultures
Encounter fascinating cultures as you travel, experiencing centuries-old customs and traditions as you journey across Asia. Visit Lake Baikal, the world's oldest and deepest body of fresh water, camp out in a traditional Mongolian ger in Terelj National Park, eat local food and watch local festivals like the Naadam festival during the summer months.
More about travelling aboard the Trans-Siberian
Our Trans-Siberian Railway journeys are semi-independent and not group tours, so you'll normally be travelling by yourself or as part of your own private group. We organise all of the elements necessary to make your journey smooth and hassle free, from the train tickets and accommodation en route to the rail station transfers and optional sightseeing tours and excursions. Our Trans-Siberian itineraries allow the adventurous semi independent traveller to hop aboard in Beijing or Moscow and get off at intermediate points en route. If there is not an itinerary that suits your requirements, we're also more than happy to tailor-make your Trans-Siberian Railway journey for you.
More about our adventures on the Trans-Siberian
Travel from one red city to another by hopping on the Trans-Siberian Railway in Moscow and expressing it to Beijing, or opt for a longer journey with stops en route. Discover the sights of Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk and mighty Lake Baikal, Ulan Ude and Ulaan Baatar with one of our many optional activities, or explore each port of call your own way. Alternatively, take the original Trans-Siberian Railway journey from Moscow through to Vladivostok on our epic 19 day adventure.
Cross a third of the globe on board the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway, from one capital city to another, with one of our exciting adventures from Beijing to Moscow. Stop off and explore some fascinating towns and cities en route, from Ulaan Baatar and beautiful Terelj National Park, to Ulan Ude, Irkutsk – home to Lake Baikail, and Yekaterinburg. Or for those short on time, express rail it on the Trans-Siberian from Beijing to Moscow in just 9 days.
If you’d like to spend a bit more time exploring the sights of Mongolia and Russia on your Trans-Siberian Railway journey, why not take a look at one of our private tours which can be built into your trip for a special tailormade holiday. Whether you want to explore the Gobi Desert, witness the competitions at the colourful Naadam Festival, ride a Przewalski horse in the Mongolian countryside, visit the Pacifici Ring of Fire or hike around Lake Baikal, here are just some of the options available for your holiday of a lifetime.
The Trans-Siberian is so much more than just a train ride. Half the fun of the journey is the time off the train, experiencing local cultures and lifestyles, all adding up to an epic adventure. We've got some great city breaks to extend your stay and enable you to make the most of your holiday. Climb the Great Wall and explore the Forbidden city in China, enjoy authentic vodka and marvel at the huge art collection at the Winter Palace at St Pete's or explore Moscow's Kremlin and Red Square in Russia.
If you are travelling on one of our Trans-Siberian Journeys from Moscow or Beijing, which stops en route in Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Ulaan Baatar, Ulan Ude or Vladivostok you can choose an number of exciting selection of optional activities featured below. Spend two nights by beautiful Lake Baikal - the pearl of Siberia, experience nomadic life camping out in a Mongolian ger, test your dog sledding or cross country skiing skills, climb the Great Wall, explore Red Square and more.
Hi Cheryln! I just wanted to also thank you as it was an amazing experience and we were impressed with every On The Go representative we met in Moscow, Ulaan Bataar and Beijing! They were all so helpful, friendly and also informative! This was my 2nd OTG tour and I would do another in a heartbeat :) ”
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