► TRANS-SIBERIAN TOURS & TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY HOLIDAYS
The Trans-Siberian Travel Company (TSTC) specialises in offering well thought out, high quality, tried and tested Trans-Siberian rail tours and holidays. The epic Trans-Siberian railway adventure spans three countries and crosses two continents bringing some of the most remote parts of Russia, Mongolia and China right to the window of your comfortable train cabin. We feel this railway trip really is one of the great adventures left in travel and we look forward to using our expertise in arranging Trans-Siberian railway tours and holidays to ensure you have the best possible experience.
“You were very knowledgeable, and extremely helpful with special requests. One of the main reasons I chose this travel company. The trip was magnificent. Probably the greatest trip I'll ever take."
Choose The Best China Holidays For You
We, at TCTC, have a range of cheap package holidays for 2014 and 2015 and yet most trips include Great Wall of China tours, Forbidden City package tours, and China City Tours which you can find as part of the affordable China holiday packages that The China Travel Company offers. We focus on superb value for money for the high quality tour standards we insist on. Our own experience and contacts allow visitors to explore many different parts of the country comfortably and affordably during their China tours. Although our main focus is on individuals, we also cater for Private Group Tours, as well as Special Interest Trips on request. We look forward to creating your special itinerary!
Experience the Fantastic Great Wall of China Tours
Probably the most popular element on your vacation is seeing the Great Wall of China. There is a huge amount of Great Wall of China Tourism, so for the best experience, you need to be careful where you go. Our Great Wall of China tours do not visit touristy Badaling and focus on more unspoiled areas such as Mutianyu and Jinshanling, where you can stand on the Wall and enjoy the stunning views in relative peace. TCTC offers this at a competitive price all helping to make for a memorable Great Wall of China trip. You won't find a better Great Wall of China travel experience on your China holidays!
Forbidden City Package Tour Included In All Private Tours
The Forbidden City in Beijing, China, was once the imperial palace to 24 emperors in the Qing and Ming dynasties between 1368 and 1911. The Forbidden City size of around 72 hectares makes it one of the most complex royal palaces in the world. Consequently, it is essential to include it in our City tours of Beijing.
Take a look at this ancient royal wonder with The Forbidden City Package Tour made especially for you. See how the city is composed of two parts: an Outer Court where the Emperor would hold court and conduct the affairs of the nation; and the Inner Court where the Emperor resided with his family and would perform religious rites. A Forbidden City tour guide will direct you through the rich ancient architectural arts and historical relics and make sure that you don’t miss anything of interest. Forbidden City tickets include the entrance fee to the main sights. Ask us about tour prices.
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► TRAVEL BY RAIL ACROSS RUSSIA, MONGOLIA & CHINA
The journey itself is reason enough to take the a Trans-Siberian railway tour travelling through the vast forests of Russia and the open steppe and desert of Mongolia before finishing in vast China, a destination in itself. Yet as an added attraction each terminus of the railroad has some of the world’s most impressive destinations. On top of this there are also many opportunities to stop off along the way with Lake Baikal, Ekaterinburg and Ger stays in the Mongolian grasslands being real highlights of many Trans-Siberian tours.
► SAFE & SECURE TRANS-SIBERIAN TOURS
Today the trains themselves are safe, secure and have good comfort levels and all our tours are ABTA and ATOL protected for your peace of mind. The quality and variety of experience on offer is better than ever making now the time to take the greatest train journey on earth! We hope you enjoy exploring our Trans-Siberian tours which can start from Moscow, St Petersburg, Beijing or Vladivostok.
► STARTING YOUR TRANS-SIBERIAN TOURS IN MOSCOW, ST PETERSBURG, VLADIVOSTOK OR BEIJING
There are four places from which almost all Trans-Siberian holidays start from. The most popular of these is Moscow, a city that features in almost all trips. Many travellers also like to start from Russia’s cultural gem of St Petersburg, a magnificent city now only 4 hours from Moscow by fast “Sapsan” train. At the other end of the Trans-Mongolian route is Beijing, capital of China and home to some of this ancient country’s tourist highlights such as the Great Wall and Forbidden City. The final point a Trans-Siberian rail tour can start from is Vladivostok, an almost legendary port city in Russia’s Far East. There is no “best place” from which to start this rail adventure and we can arrange tours to start from any of these places.
► POPULAR STOPOVERS TO MAKE ALONG THE TRANS-SIBERIAN & TRANS-MONGOLIAN ROUTES - IRKUTSK & MONGOLIA
There are, of course, direct trains that run the routes from Moscow to Vladivostok and Moscow to Beijing and vice versa. However, one of the joys of Trans-Siberian tours is the ability stopping off along the way. As well as breaking up the long train journeys this gives the traveller the unique chance to visit remote destinations that would never normally be feasible to visit as a single trip for most people. So, where are the popular places to stop?
By far the most popular two stops are the Siberian city of Irkutsk which is the access point along the Trans-Siberian railway for Lake Baikal and Ulaanbaatar, the capital of remote and fantastic Mongolia. Irkutsk provides the quintessential Siberian experience of log houses, Russian banya (sauna) and delicious home-style food. There are several villages along the shore of Lake Baikal with the best option being just that bit too far to be a day trip.
A Mongolia stopover provides a truly special Trans-Siberian experience and is a real highlight of a Trans-Mongolian route. This is a land of Nomadic tradition and the open steppe and any Trans-Siberian holiday with a stop here should include time out on the grasslands with an overnight stay in a Ger.
► OTHER STOPOVERS ALONG THE TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY - EKATERINBURG, KAZAN, KRASNOYARSK & ULAN UDE
For those with a bit more time there are several other stopover options to choose from along the Trans-Siberian railway. The most popular of these is the city of Ekaterinburg in the rolling Ural Mountains a day’s train ride out of Moscow. Full of history, this is where the Romanov’s met their end and Boris Yeltsin rose from. Kazan, the prosperous capital of Tatarstan offers up a fascinating mix of culture and Krasnoyarsk has superb Siberian scenery just outside of this pleasant city. Ulan Ude is the capital of Buryatia, a land where Russia meets the indigenous cultures of the Far East making for a fascinating blend.
Wherever you decide stop we hope that you enjoy exploring this website and we are here to help with any questions you may have. Please also don’t forget to browse our Trans-Siberian Articles and latest news section for our musings about travelling through Russia, Mongolia and China by rail!
20th May 2015 - Learn all about stopping off at Irkutsk for Lake Baikal in our latest blog article.
31st March 2015 - Ever thought of visiting Ekaterinburg - read more about this popular Trans-Siberian stop here.
19th March 2015 - Learn all about the fascinating History of Moscow's Kremlin in our latest article.
19th February 2015 - New article on St Petersburg's fabulous Hermitage museum has been added - enjoy!
February 2015 - Updated website! Yes, a new look for The Trans-Siberian Travel Company designed to be a much quicker, fresher and brighter experience which we hope is more user friendly helping you to find the information you need to plan and book your Trans-Siberian tour with us!
29th September 2014 - View our latest Trans-Siberian article. Click here to visit our Articles section for our latest thoughts and advice on Trans-Siberian travel.
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