2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Trans-Siberian rail line through Russia, undoubtedly the world’s greatest railway journey. The Trans-Siberian Railway runs like a steel ribbon across Russia travelling a total of 9288km and passes 485 bridges, 87 cities, 16 rivers, eight time zones and takes seven days to pass.
Russian rail specialist Beyond Travel have been providing the most comprehensive range of Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian rail journeys in the Australian market for over 21 years with a dedicated sales team many with first-hand experience on these legendary rail journeys as both tour leaders and passionate travellers on the trains and railways in Russia.
The 2016 Russia & Beyond brochure has eight pages dedicated to rail travel including popular small group options with weekly departures in summer. The 13-day Trans-Siberian from Moscow to Vladivostok (or reverse) over 13-days is priced from $3,395 per person.
Other popular options include tailor-made Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian packages, that can be customised to suit individual travellers requests. The 18-day Beijing to St Petersburg rail journey starts from $7,500 per person for travel this June to September, including first class rail tickets, four star hotel accommodation, transfers and comprehensive sightseeing throughout.
For those who would prefer a private train experience the Czars Gold departs from both Moscow and Beijing aboard a privately chartered first-class train and feature stops in Mongolia, Siberia and Tartarstan from $12,200 per person for a comprehensive deluxe 15-day rail-tour.