When most people think of luxury trains in Russia, they think of the Trans-Siberian train. Travelling along this rail route is undoubtedly the trip of a lifetime, covering a huge distance (9,000km and eight time zones, to be exact) and stopping at a range of remarkable sights along the way.
There are, in fact, various routes, with three of them proving to be the most popular: the Trans-Siberian train travels through Russia only, from Moscow to Vladivostok; the Trans-Mongolian train travels from Moscow to Beijing via the capital of Mongolia, Ulan Bator; and the Trans-Manchurian train travels to Beijing via Russia and China.
Apart from the Trans-Siberian, a rail trip into the remote and snowy north in December is enchanting and provides a great opportunity to look out for the northern lights. Travel from Moscow to the northern seaports of Arkhangel and Murmansk, finishing in St Petersburg.
Traversing Russia, from Moscow to Vladivostok, the Trans-Siberian railway line covers 9,000km, passing through eight time zones and 80 towns and cities. Along the way visit Kazan and its...
As rail tours go, experiencing Persia and the Silk Road on board the Golden Eagle is truly stunning. Combining one of the most important trading routes of ancient civilisation with the remarkable...
Travel across the vast expanse of Russia and then on through Mongolia to China on this epic rail...
Often viewed as the ultimate rail journey, this 16-day itinerary along the Trans-Siberian Railway aboard the Tsar’s Gold will take you from the majesty of the Red Square in Moscow, through the remot...
We have highlighted the standard of accommodation featured on a tour immediately above the tour itinerary.
In some cases, tours include some departures in one category and some in another: you can see and select the different tour types under ‘tour variations’. For these tours, the itinerary is generally the same and just the standard of accommodation varies. However, if there are any variations in the excursions included, these are shown within the itinerary.
Superior: Most Cox & Kings tours fall under this category and are based in 4- or 5-star accommodation, or the best available.
Luxury: These tours will usually feature 5-star de luxe accommodation throughout.
Standard: Simpler in emphasis, these itineraries typically feature 3- and 4-star accommodation throughout.
Discovery: This type of holiday is best suited to the hardier traveller, as it will typically include some quite basic accommodation, possibly longer and rougher road journeys and, in some cases, more arduous activities, such as trekking.