For more than a century, the Trans-Siberian trains have chugged across the world’s largest country and past the world’s deepest lake regardless of weather, revolution or political upheaval, providing an essential link for families and traders alike.
Transporting refugees, exotic and mundane goods and those seeking a new life, these working trains have since been fitted with cabins and shower facilities. On several trains, Trans-Siberian Railway holidays are typically shared with many varied nationalities and your most vivid memories will be from these chance meetings as much as from the scenery and typically Soviet facilities.
We also offer luxury Trans-Siberian Railway holidays on board the Tsar's Gold and Imperial trains. Read about our luxury Trans-Siberian Railway tours.
We have been arranging Trans-Siberian Railway holidays since 1980 so we can offer expertise in planning specialist group and tailor-made individual arrangements.
For travellers who recognise it’s the journey and not the arrival that matters, a trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway cannot be beaten. Those wanting to experience Russia beyond Moscow and St Petersburg will find many historic cities, authentic working towns and picturesque landscapes along the route, providing an in-depth glimpse into this vast region.
Our staff have travelled on the Trans-Siberian Railway many times over the past 34 years and will be happy to share their experiences and recommendations with you.
We recommend the following stops to complete your Trans-Siberian railway holiday:
Named after two Catherines - Peter the Great’s wife and the Russian patron saint of mining - Yekaterinburg has a rich and varied history which is well worth uncovering. Probably most famous as the location where the Romanovs met their end in 1918 and also as the birthplace of Boris Yeltsin, this prosperous, gem-rush town is also a great base for exploring the Ural mountains. Stay for two nights and enjoy excursions to the Romanov Monastery complex as well as the Europe-Asia Obelisk and perhaps even experience a real Russian banya.