Arrive Moscow. Meet and transfer to homestay for three nights. Three hour walking tour.
Today, Russia’s capital, once the heart of global Communism, is one of the world’s richest and most dynamic cities.
Your three-hour introductory walking tour may include the reconstructed Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Lomonosov University, the New Virgin Monastery and Red Square with its colourful St. Basil’s Cathedral. As well there are the notorious former KGB headquarters and the White House.
Moscow is now a city much changed from the Soviet era, but its many surviving examples of architecture complement its thriving theatre and arts and for those so disposed, Moscow has museums to satisfy any interest.
Don’t miss our suggestions for optional sightseeing in and around Moscow!
The Trans Siberian route opens up great visual swathes of Siberia. You will see and thus feel, the immensity of this geographic region, passing sparsely populated village enclaves, interspersed with an occasional large city.
Time for the next chapter (or two) of War and Peace, or a game or two of chess! Expect to share a vodka with your Russian fellow travellers, too.
Eastbound from Moscow (or St Petersburg) across Siberia, then down through Harbin, northern China, to Beijing
For those with a short time budget (also avoiding the cost of a Mongolian transit visa). Should your time or budget not allow one of our more substantial programmes, it is possible to purchase an express ticket to travel directly from Beijing through northern China and Siberia to Moscow or vice versa.
The itineraries detailed here use the standard train and are for more independent travellers. If you prefer different levels of travel comfort, do consider our luxury private train options.