The Trans-Siberian Express – Russia

Romancing the Rails

The world’s longest continuous rail line and one of its greatest train journeys, the Trans-Siberian Express stretches almost 6,000 miles – one third of the distance around the globe – and crosses eight time zones between Moscow and Vladivostok on the Pacific coast, an area closed to all foreigners and most Russians throughout the Soviet era.

One of the truly heroic engineering marvels in the last 100 years, the network of routes crosses taiga, steppe, desert, and mountain. It was once an arduous voyage of several months, but this epic rail ride can now be enjoyed in luxurious comfort during two-week journeys in the company of expert guides

Three slightly routes travel in both directions from Moscow and St. Petersburg in Western Russia across to the Far East, with the option of including Mongolia and ending up (or beginning) in Beijing. Each trip affords in-depth, in-style exploration of regional capitals, remote towns, and villages.

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