Where can tours starting in ST PETERSBURG finish?
As with starting from Moscow, there are three options. Firstly, to finish in Beijing using the Trans-Mongolian train which departs from Moscow. However, the same train can be used to finish up in Ulaanbaatar if you don't wish to go to China providing a second option. The third and, a popular option, is to travel from St Petersburg to Vladivostok on the Trans-Siberian line which departs from Moscow. It is possible to also dip in and out of Mongolia on that line.
how do i get from ST PETERSBURG to moscow?
Although there are still overnight sleeper trains from St Petersburg to Moscow by far the most popular option these days is the "Sapsan" high speed rail link that takes just 4 hours to travel the 650km between the 2 cities. The new Sapsan trains are economical and comfortable.
why start a tour from ST PETERSBURG?
St Petersburg, although technically not on any of the Trans-Siberian lines, is the most natural add-on to such a trip. A former Russian capital, St Petersburg is the country's most beautiful and cultural city and a very different experience to Moscow. For many it makes sense to start and Eastbound adventure from St Petersburg instead as a pre-stop of Moscow.
if travelling to vladivostok can I also visit mongolia?
Yes, this is perfectly possible with some planning. You will see some tour options in our St Petersburg to Vladivostok section and it is a popular thing to do for those not wishing to take the Trans-Mongolian to Beijing but also wanting to experience Mongolia.
HOW DO WE GET STARTED ORGANISING a tour?
Have a look through the tours from St Petersburg you can view from the links further up the page. Then, the best thing to do is contact us by phone on +44 020 8816 8925 or email so we can start planning your Trans-Siberian tour.