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Trans Siberian Railway - Trans Mongolian Railway
Trans Manchurian Railway - Silk Road Railway
China Mongolia Siberia and European Russia.
East to West and West to East.
Independent: Guided: Private Train
All levels Backpacker to Deluxe

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From: Jane Sent: Monday, 1 May 2017 10:38 PM
To: Marie Subject: Cafe Pushkin
Hi Marie. We made it to Cafe Pushkin - amazing decor- especially in the loos downstairs! Fantastic weather 25deg - walking tour guide lovely- off to St P. tomorrow. Hope you're well Jane

We have been operating a wide variety of independent programmes and tours into Russia since 1989, starting with university language study groups. As Russia opened up we introduced Trans Siberian train journeys at a real price. We were the first to introduce homestay accommodation. Others were paying high costs while our clients were paying low cost! Same bed, same cabin!

We were the first to explore the BAM Trans Siberian route - previously closed to foreigners. We explored so much that our colleague, Athol Yates, wrote the definitive guide book for this route - BAM Trans Siberian Route - which has been published by "TrailBlazers" in the UK.
Trailblazers also publish the classic guide for this route, "The Trans Siberian Handbook". Following this success Athol was asked by TrailBlazers to update their own Trans Siberian Handbook ! All this experience results in;

  • great trips
  • up to date information
  • reliable partners at all stops means safety for you
  • accountability

You will also note our name is referenced in most of the guidebooks relating to these areas. In fact we have helped many of the Lonely Planet guidebook authors travel around Russia.

Financial Security
We are a registered Travel Agent - You can verify our registrations via the Australian Securities and Investment Commission website. In addition we are members of the ATAS - involving yearly audits of compliance and Helloworld - protection of your funds..

You can also select any of the cities on the map for additional information, maps, images and links to accommodation options, as they become available.

What We Offer: Types of trips: Financial Security: Visa Facilitation: All Russian Travel services. Moscow St Petersburg and Golden Ring tour programmes. Russian visa services. Your one stop Russian Gateway. Board the Trans Siberian Express for the journey of a lifetime.

Special news

Cats of St Petersburg have Siberian & Yaroslavl Genes

When you visit St Petersburg you may see more cats than in other Russian cities.

Catherine II gave the cats the status of “Gallery Guards” dividing them into 2 classes – outside and inside. The cats were tasked with cleaning the premises of rodents. Each cat has its own Hermitage Passport I.D, a veterinary card.

Today, about seventy cats live in the Hermitage living comfortably, in the basement which is always warm and dry. All rooms are equipped with small holes, to allow free movement of cats, much like on farms in the U.K. They are known by Museum staff as, “Hermiks”.

During the sige of Leningrad in WW2 the cats disappeared from all the city. The people of Leningrad shared recipes for mice and rats. “If people didn’t eat their cats, the cats starved with their masters,” a local guide stated. When “the Great Patriotic War” ended, the Russians of Yaroslavl and Siberia sent house cats by the trainload, to combat the now rampant rat infestation. Residents wept at the sight of a kitten in a shop window on Nevski Prospect, the city’s main street, our guide said. “They saw it as a sign of hope for the future.

Private Train Fully Escorted Exclusive Cabins

For those that do not want to use the standard train and require more comfort here is an opportunity to take a private train on set departure dates. Cabins range from simple to luxury with private bathrooms. Fully guided and a doctor on board.

2018 dates and prices up now published
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2017 New Winter Departure of Private Train

Many people want to repeat this rail journey in different seasons. Winter is one most sought after!