This will be a very unusual journey.
A trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway – the longest railway in the world – is tempting for many travelers. For backpackers it is a way to cheaply get from Moscow to Vladivostok, and for experienced tourists – to realize their dreams.
There are three options to travel on the Trans-Siberian Railway (ascendingbyprice):
- Normal train – without a shower. About 7 days on the road.
- Deluxe train “Russia” with all amenities. About 6 days on the road.
- Tourist train “Golden Eagle” with all amenities. 15 days on the road.
Why Take a Trans-Siberian Railway Trip
Crossing the biggest country in the world – Russia – using the world’s longest railway – Trans-Siberian Railway – is a dream of many travelers.
In addition, this railway passes through a lot of beautiful places along the way.
And if you, from time to time, will stop in some cities along the way, you can see a lot of Russia that is inaccessible by any other means.
The Cities that are Worth Visiting on a Trans-Siberian Railway Trip
Nizhny Novgorod is located at the confluence of the rivers Volga and Oka. The city is the fifth most populous city in Russia.
We recommend visiting Pechersky Ascension Monastery, Monastery of the Annunciation, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Church of the Assumption on Ilinski Mountain and other landmarks. The city is famous for its old low-rise buildings.
Ekaterinburg is the fourth largest Russian city, the center of the Ural region.
The city is infamous for the execution of the royal family that took place here.
Novosibirsk is the third largest Russian city, and it’s located close to a large river Ob. The city is sometimes referred to as the unofficial capital of Siberia.
What to see: Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre – the largest theater building in Russia, a very beautiful and unusual building; the railway station “Novosibirsk-Main” – the building resembles a racing locomotive, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral – the first stone building in the city.
Irkutsk is the sixth largest city in Siberia. Irkutsk is located on the banks of the Angara River where the River Irkut flows into it. About 70 kilometers from the city there is the deepest lake of the planet with the fifth part of the fresh water – Lake Baikal. Lake Baikal is the main attraction of the city. In Irkutsk, you can see a performance of winged seals – the only mammal of Lake Baikal.
Ulan-Ude is the capital of Buryatia (Russia).
You should definitely visit museums with ethnographic collections of Buryatia.
Vladivostok is located in the Peter the Great Bay of the Sea of Japan.
Vladivostok is the main base of the Pacific Fleet.
Expensive Trip on the Golden Eagle
Golden Eagle is the world’s most expensive tourist train. For 15 days of travel you will have to shell out more than $ 10,000. Golden Eagle takes the longest route in the world – about 11 thousand kilometers.
Passengers are typically of an average age of 60 years old, mostly – foreigners.
The train travels at night, and during the day it stops in different cities and even for some fishing on Lake Baikal (included in price).
The train is equipped with a modern electric locomotiveand a historic steam engine.
Each train compartment is equipped with air conditioning and heating systems, a toilet, a sink, a shower, heated floors and a fridge.
The train has two restaurant cars, a bar, a laundry car, a storage car and a car with a beauty salon and a medical center.
During the trip, chef prepares dishes from the Russian national cuisine – borsch, Siberian dumplings, and smoked cisco.
Train departure is accompanied by a brass band that plays the famous march “Farewell of Slav”.
The train stops for sightseeing in Moscow, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Ulan-Ude, Ulan Bator (Mongolia), Khabarovsk and Vladivostok.