All aboard the Trans-Siberian RailwayBeijing, China
Having enchanted travellers for decades, the Trans-Siberian Railway celebrated its hundredth birthday in 2016. Weaving through Eurasia from Beijing to Saint Petersburg, this 9289-kilometre journey is the ultimate adventure. Explore China’s Forbidden City and soak up the history of the Great Wall, then settle into your carriage. Lose yourself in ever-changing landscapes as you’re whisked to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital.
Drive to Khustain National Park, where indigenous takhi (Asian wild horses) roam the grasslands, and spend a night at a traditional ger (yurt) camp living as the nomads do. Next, it’s full steam ahead into Russia. Visit the glassy waters of Lake Baikal in southern Siberia, and marvel at the unique architecture and eye-popping colours of St Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin in Moscow, before arriving at your final destination, Saint Petersburg. It might seem like a long journey, but there’s no better way to watch the world fly by than on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
- Pop the champagne – you’re making an iconic journey across Eurasia!
- You’ll experience the best that each country has to offer sans lugging your bags and, inevitably, a stack of souvenirs
- Knowing you can kick back and relax in your seat and still watch the landscapes transform before your eyes
- If you’ve fallen in love with a particular place, you won’t be able to just pop off the train, then pop on again – you’re locked in for the long haul
The 23-day Trans Siberian Explorer with World Expeditions starts from around US$5650 a person.
This tour departs from June to August.