Journeys

Trans Siberian

  • EAST TO WEST Vladivostok ➔ Moscow
  • WEST TO EAST Moscow ➔ Vladivostok
  • LENGTH 6 Nights

The classic Trans Siberian – rail peg to rail peg – runs between Moscow and Vladivostok. Europe and the Atlantic were joined by rail to the Pacific in September, 1904. However, the railway as we now see it was finished in 1916. Overall, it took 13 years and 4 months to build. The term Trans Siberian has become generic even if you depart from Beijing, which is technically the Trans Mongolian journey.

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Trans-Mongolian

  • EAST TO WEST Beijing ➔ St Petersburg
  • WEST TO EAST St Petersburg ➔ Beijing
  • LENGTH 21 Nights

From the cobblestones of the Forbidden City to (or from) the cobblestones of the Winter Palace in St Petersburg: embark on an epic but leisurely journey across Siberia and the Mongolian Steppes.

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Trans-Manchurian

  • EAST TO WEST Beijing ➔ Moscow or St Petersburg
  • WEST TO EAST Moscow or St Petersburg ➔ Beijing
  • LENGTH 17 Nights

From Beijing through northern China (via historic Harbin, home of the world-famous Ice and Snow Festival) then right across Siberia to Moscow and on to St Petersburg

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Silk Road

  • EAST TO WEST Beijing ➔ Moscow
  • WEST TO EAST Moscow ➔ Beijing
  • LENGTH 22 Nights

Explore the wonders of the ancient world: travel through Central Asia on the world-renowned Silk Road, a crossroads of civilisations that spans thousands of years and thousands of miles. Observe the ancient crafts of silk weaving and paper making. Meet local people and get to know their daily lives. A journey on the Silk Road is an adventure through time and wondrous landscapes.

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BAM Trans-Siberian

  • EAST TO WEST Vladivostok ➔ St Petersburg
  • WEST TO EAST St Petersburg ➔ Vladivostok
  • LENGTH 21 Nights

Rated as one of the world's great train rides... which line runs through over 2,500 miles (4,320km) of Siberian wilderness, connects remote settlements where temperatures sink to -60°C (-76°F) in winter and was heralded as the Soviet Union's greatest ever construction project? The Trans-Siberian? Nope, it’s the Baikal–Amur Mainline, better known as the BAM – the rogue sibling of the infinitely more famous railway to the south. The BAM is colder, remoter and traverses scenery that is every bit as spectacular, but its rails are travelled by barely any tourists. We were the first to explore the BAM Trans Siberian route - previously closed to foreigners. In fact our colleague, Athol Yates, wrote the definitive guide book for this route.

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