There are few destinations as diverse and exciting as Russia. With its cultured cities, alive with historic architecture and dynamic arts, scenic countryside and vast, dramatic wilderness spread out over the world?s largest land mass, this is a country of staggering depth and variety.
Without question, one of the finest ways to experience Russia's diversity is onboard the famous Trans Siberian railway, one of the world's most iconic train adventures.
Marvel at the museums, monuments and all-round grandeur of St Petersburg, Russia's imperial city. Head to The Hermitage Museum to admire one of the world's finest art collections, housed in a splendid cluster of 18th century palatial buildings; and see the historic Peter and Paul Fortress, one of St Petersburg's oldest and most important monuments.
Once in Moscow, head straight for the Red Square - the heart of Russia's majestic capital. Waiting for you here in this iconic public plaza is the magnificent St Basil's Cathedral, a masterpiece of Orthodox art with its fairytale candy-coloured domes; and the famous Kremlin, a fortified citadel complex of palaces and historic buildings that has been the epicentre of all religious and political activity in Russia since the 12th century.
From here, continue on to Irkutsk aboard the Trans Siberian, passing through a variety of scenic landscapes on this classic train journey. Take a look at our exciting range of itineraries and start planning your once-in-a-lifetime Russian adventure!