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, all of our adventures are inclusive of rail travel, budget accommodation and rail station transfers. Our Trans-Siberian Railway journeys offer a range of exciting optional activities, including dog sledding in Yekaterinburg, diving beneath the surface of Lake Baikal, staying in a traditional ger in Mongolia and plenty more. If our featured itineraries do not exactly suit your requirements, we're also more than happy to tailor-make your Trans-Siberian Railway journey for you.
This is the ultimate train journey.... all aboard!
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.
Trans-siberian Journeys from Moscow
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.
Unique experiences travelling the Trans-Siberian
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.
Recommended places to visit on the Trans-siberian Railway
Located in eastern Siberia, Lake Baikal is the world’s deepest lake. In the summer it is a fantastic place to trek and camp as well as a very unique place to scuba dive- it is relatively unexplored so perfect any budding Jacques Cousteaus! Come winter when the deep snow has settled, the is winter wonderland is perfect for dog sledding, skiing, ice fishing and snow mobiling!
Capital of Mongolia, Ulaan Bataar is a pulsating city of modern and traditional architecture. Located in the north of the country it is where most trips to Mongolia will start or end. With lots of monasteries and palaces to explore as well as modern bars and restaurants to enjoy – it is the perfect place to spend a few days whilst on your Trans-siberian adventure.
Located on the eastern side of the Middle Ural Mountains, Yekaterinburg is a colourful city with a somewhat tumultuous history. While a visit must be paid to Church on the Blood – where the family of Tsar Nicholas II was murdered, the city is also a centre for culture and arts with several fine museums and theatres. Yekaterinburg is also excellent for outdoor sports, like cross-country skiing in the winter months and trekking in the summer. For something truly unique, stand with your feet over the Europe/Asian border.
As the eastern terminus of the Trans-Siberian Railway, if you are ending your journey here then you’ll want to head to the Sporivnaya Harbour for a stroll along the promenade – enjoy the fresh sea breeze and grab a bite to eat from a street food stall. The Central Square, is a good place to relax and people watch, plus you can also see a massive pair of memorial statues. For history buffs there are several interesting museums dotted round the city.
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