There are holidays that we remember for the rest of our lives, and for good reason. In fact, some holidays cannot really be called holidays as they are much, much, more than that and a Trans-Siberian railway journey is one such experience.
To get the very most from this magical experience, you will need to engage the services of an operator who has the expertise to plan the perfect trip based on your personal requirements.
The reasons people take Trans-Siberian railway holidays are wide and varied but for those brave enough to take the plunge, they are assured of an experience they will never forget.
As you travel on your journey, you will bear witness to landscapes that have barely changed for thousands of years. Obviously, the landscape’s appearance will be dependent on which time of year you choose to take your trip, with many people favouring the winter. Your tour operator will be able to provide you with guidance and recommendations if required.
Notable Tour Highlights
Using the classic Moscow to Vladivostok Trans-Siberian route as an example, there are a number of tour highlights which open your eyes to this magical route. Destinations include but are not limited to:
- Moscow – An absolutely fascinating city with a seemingly infinite number of things to do and see prior to your embarkation with the most celebrated being the Kremlin, Red Square and the Bolshoi Theatre.
- Kazan – Situated on the Volga River, Kazan is a picturesque city that is absolutely teeming with history with plenty of sites to fulfil the desires of the most avid Russian history buff.
- Yekaterinburg – Yekaterinburg is the 4th largest city in Russia and also the capital of the Urals. The Ural Mountains are said to be the natural border between Europe and Asia, resulting in a fascinating mix of cultures, architecture and customs.
- Novosibirsk – The largest city in Siberia, Novosibirsk is rich in culture with the arts and science playing a predominant part in the city’s history. Situated on the banks of the river Ob, the city is renowned for its imposing Opera House and world-leading ballet companies.
- Ulaanbaatar – The remote Mongolian capital is your launchpad to a country with beautiful natural landscapes and rich culture. As the centre of the enormous empire of Genghis Khan, this is one destination that will live long in the memory of all who are lucky enough to visit.
- Vladivostok – A closed city until fairly recently, this port city offers some insight into the Russia of old with a host of military attractions.
A Trans-Siberian railway journey is much more than a holiday, it is the adventure of a lifetime and in order to get the very most out of the experience, engaging the services of an experienced tour operator is essential.
Tours can be tailormade to meet your exact needs with a number of luxury options available. A quick online search will enable you to find out more.
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