Don’t think of passing by. Novosibirsk is a mandatory stop on the Trans-Siberian Railway. In addition to being the capital of Siberia, Novosibirsk is an important cultural, scientific, tourist and transport hub, as well as Russia’s third largest city. It is a very young city, founded in 1893, and it holds the Guinness record as the city that has reached a population of one million in the shortest
4.3. The Trans-Siberian (and the Transmongolian)
The Trans-Siberian is a railway route (not a train) that runs through Russia from end to end, but it also connects to Mongolia and China. In this route very different trains can circulate, both regular lines and luxury trains operated by private companies.
The Trans-Siberian also has two other branches: The Trans-Mongolian is the most popular route and goes from Moscow to Beijing via Mongolia and its capital. The Trans-Manchurian also makes the journey from Moscow to Beijing but without going through Mongolia.
In this section of the blog I explain step by step how to organize a trip with the Trans-Siberian in the easiest and most economical way: visas, accommodation, train reservations, hotels, practical aspects, etc.
Yekaterinburg is the capital of the Urals and an obligatory stop of the Trans-Siberian Railway. It is the fourth city in the country and the place where Europe and Asia meet. It is historically known to be the place where in 1918 the Bolsheviks murdered Tsar Nicholas II and his entire family. In this post I’ll tell you what you can see in this beautiful city and its surroundings. 1.
Lake Baikal, located in the vicinity of the cities of Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude (both stops of the Trans-Siberian), is a unique natural site in the world for many reasons: the vast richness of its landscapes, its biological diversity, fusion of cultures, the charm of its villages and towns. In this article I will tell you what to see and do in Lake Baikal and how to organize a trip, step by step, to
The banya is the traditional Russian spa and it constitutes one of the most important activities in Russia, not only because it is a site of relaxation, health and well-being, but also because it is a place to socialize with friends or family. The Sanduny Baths in Moscow are the most famous in Russia. Below I will explain how to organize the visit. 1. What is a Russian banya? The Russians
A nation as large, varied and complex as Russia can be visited in many different ways: from visits to the two main capitals, Moscow or St. Petersburg, excursions to more rural areas such as the cities of the Golden Ring or Veliky Novgorod or doing the Trans-Siberian route by train. In this post I will explain you the main available options when visiting Russia, depending on the time you
Organizing a train trip on the Trans-Siberian (or Trans-Mongolian) route may seem complicated. In this guide I explain you step by step how to organize the trip in the easiest and most economical way: the visa process, train tickets, flights, accommodations, etc. 0. Introduction In this article I have tried to collect each and every one of the most important aspects to consider when