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 the Trans-Siberian Express 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.
Choose a Start City to Begin your Trans-Siberian Journey
Probably the single most popular city to start Trans-Siberian Express tours from, Moscow offers the choice of both the Trans-Manchurian and Trans-Mongolian Railways to Beijing or the rail line all the way to Vladivostok in Russia’s far east. Get aboard here!
Russia’s cultural capital of St Petersburg, although not on the main Trans-Siberian line, is a fantastic place to start your trip from for the fully rounded experience. High speed trains now link the city to Moscow making it even more practical to start here.
The majority of Trans-Siberian trips use the Trans-Mongolian route and so visit Beijing making China’s capital is an ideal place to start your holiday from. In fact we can also offer a wide range of tours in China and Tibet ideal to add on to the start or end of your trip!
Vladivostok, a port city in Russia’s far east is a good place to start a trip if you are coming from Japan or Korea or don’t want to visit China or Mongolia. The rail road from here runs all the way to Moscow in the longest 9,259 km single train ride in the world!
Private & Luxury Trans-Siberian Train Tours
Travel the Trans-Siberian by private train with like minded people on the Tsars Gold. These tours cover the highlights of the Trans-Siberian with routes from Moscow to Beijing and Beijing to Moscow. Selected departure dates through the summer and autumn.
The Golden Eagle is the luxury train experience along the Trans-Siberian running the original route from Moscow to Vladivostok. This exclusive train has ensuite cabins and a maximum number of 100 passengers making for a truly special and unforgettable Trans-Siberian experience.
Additional Popular Tours & Other Options
For many a Trans-Siberian railway holiday is a trip of a lifetime and for good reason. We understand that you want your tour to be perfect for you and that one size certainly does not fit all. This may include additional stops, particular hotels or occasions and specialist tours.
Winter is a great time to take the Trans-Siberian to both avoid the crowds as well as see Siberia covered in its beautiful snow blanket. Russia, China and Mongolia all function well in the winter with some really unique options available along the routes.
A Trans-Siberian Railway trip is a trip of a lifetime for many who take our tours so why not take this one step further and make this amazing experience your perfect honeymoon tour. Our attention to detail will ensure you get the best out of this special time.
China is the start or finish of the majority of Trans-Siberian railway trips and is a whole destination in itself! We offer a wide range of tours in China that are designed to fit either before or after the train trip. We can also arrange bespoke China tours including Tibet.
Mongolia is a real highlight of any Trans-Mongolian train trip. Our standard stops are 2 to 3 nights but we can also arrange much longer adventure tours exploring Mongolia by jeep and using internal flights as the country deserves more time if you have it available.
In addition to the main Trans-Siberian stopovers we can also arrange many of the smaller less visited places such as Kazan, Perm and Krasnoyarsk that can be added in to your trip. We also offer areas off the Trans-Siberian such as the Golden Ring and Tuva and more.
Travel by the Trans-Siberian Express 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 Express Railroad 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 blog section for our musings about travelling through Russia, Mongolia and China by rail!
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