Russia Photo Gallery
For obvious reasons Russia is the main part of any Trans-Siberian railway Tour. Indeed, the Trans-Siberian Express itself refers to the route from Moscow to Vladivostok which crosses most of the country.
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Highlights of Russia Which can be seen Along the Trans-Siberian
★ MOSCOW – THE ICONIC CAPITAL
The start or finish of many Russia tours, the capital also has some of its most famous sights including the Kremlin, Red Square and St Basil’s Cathedral.
★ ST PETERSBURG – A CULTURAL GEM
A trip to Russia is not complete without having visited this city of culture and magnificent architecture. Always a worthwhile add on.
★ THE TRANS-SIBERIAN IN WINTER
Few trips combine romance and adventure better than the Trans-Siberian in the depths of the Russian winter, a time of harsh but extraordinary beauty.
★ KAZAN – CAPITAL OF TATARSTAN
A successful blend of Islamic and Russian Orthodox culture make the attractive and prosperous city of Kazan located on the Volga river a superb option.
★ SUZDAL – A CITY TIME FORGOT
Sleepy Suzdal was overlooked by Soviet planners and so gives a rare view of what a pre-Soviet city looked like – very attractive indeed!
★ VLADIMIR – ANCIENT CITY
One of Russia’s oldest cities with some of the country’s most impressive mediaeval architecture make a stop here on the way to Suzdal worthwhile.
★ THE GOLDEN RING CIRCUIT
The Golden Ring cities north east of Moscow make for a fascinating 2 or 3 night trip. Not all need to be visited depending on the time you have available.
★ URAL CITY OF EKATERINBURG
Ekaterinburg is full of history and an important city in Russia. Located in the geologically rich Ural mountains it is also where the Tsars met their fate.
★ KRASNOYARSK DEEP IN SIBERIA
Often overlooked on itineraries, Krasnoyarsk is a prosperous city offering easy access to some beautiful Siberian countryside and scenery.
★ IRKUTSK – CLASSIC SIBERIAN CITY
Known for it’s culture and wooden architecture, Irkutsk is also the gateway city to Lake Baikal, the combination of which makes for a perfect stop.
★ BEAUTIFUL LAKE BAIKAL
Long a Trans-Siberian highlight, the crystal clear waters of Lake Baikal offer the quintessential Siberian experience in remote lakeshore villages.
★ ULAN UDE – EAST MEETS WEST
The capital of Buryatia, is where the Eastern culture of Mongolia meets Russia making for an intriguing mix of architecture, beliefs and people.
★ VLADIVOSTOK – END OF THE LINE
The remote and almost legendary port city of Vladivostok is where the Trans-Siberian ends although the city is worth a visit in its own right.
★ ALL LINKED BY THE TRANS-SIBERIAN
All the destinations in this slideshow are linked by the Trans-Siberian railway and its offshoots making the train by far the best way to travel Russia.
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