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Below is a selection of recent testimonials
received from Real Russia customers …

"Real Russia, both the train ticket and visa sections, is amongst the most efficient organisations that I have ever dealt with"

Barry Cross

"I have found Real Russia so helpful for both my Belerous and Russian Visa. They picked up immediately on any errors and inconsistencies and have been extremely patient with all my phone calls!"

Georgina Park

"Very clear website and instructions. Excellent (and prompt) confirmation via email following purchase. I'll definitely recommend to others!"

Mark Bradshaw

"With the kind of travel support we got from Irina, I'm not surprised that RealRussia won the World Travel Awards twice already. Excellent service - will recommend"

Daniel Wirt

"Very happy with website and the online chat service. When necessary it was always easy to call in person and talk to an agent who was always helpful and polite"

Jessie Mills

"Incredible team, so helpful and informative id recommend to everyone!"

Courtlen Beckett

"Very prompt and personlised responses to queries, it was great to know there was a person behind the online forms"

Elona Hoover

"Very helpful staff. Always happy to assist. Really happy with the service. Took all the stress away!"

Gavin Roberts

For other testimonials – see our Testimonials page

Trans-Siberian Tours

Here at Real Russia all tours are designed around you. With unbeatable choice and flexibility, you are free to customise your trip exactly how you want, because one shoe really doesn't fit all. With years of practice and unparalleled expertise, allow us to give you a truly life-changing experience. Through multiple time zones and nations, your adventure will bring memories that you will never forget.

Dragon City, the Beijing extension

Beijing

Surely your journey does not end when you arrive in Beijing!

You will be collected from the international railway terminal in Beijing and transferred to a city centre hotel where you can freshen up before starting to discover this vibrant Asian city.

Over the next three days and two nights take in the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Mao's Mausoleum, the Forbidden City, the Silk Market, Peking Duck and Dim Sum. All of this and more awaits you with our popular Beijing round up.

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Dragon City, the 'Real Russia' Beijing extension

Beijing

Why not spend an extra few days in Beijing before either journeying home from, or beginning, your Trans-Siberian adventure.

Over the three days of this extension, you will have the opportunity to see new sights, such as the famous Beijing Jade Factory, where you will find out about how craftsmen have learned to craft this precious stone over the centuries.

You will also be able to spend more time in a few of the stops from your tour, giving you the chance to find out more about them, such as the Great Wall.

In addition to this, there will be time to explore Beijing at your leisure.

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Heart of Russia, the Moscow extension

MoscowIf you are travelling from Beijing or Vladivostok, then we would strongly recommend the Moscow extension!

The thriving capital of Russia will be introduced to you along with the iconic sights including the Kremlin, Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum, the Bolshoi Theatre and you can shop for souvenirs on Old Aarbat Street or one of the many markets nearby.

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Heart of Russia, the 'Real Russia' Moscow extension

Moscow

Add to your Moscow experience with a few extra days in Russia’s historic capital.

You will have the opportunity to see a few sights that may not be covered on your private tour, including the beautiful Alexander Gardens, along with the Eternal Flame there, the memorial to Soviet Cosmonauts and the famous artist’s quarter, Old Arbat.

Northern Capital, the St Petersburg extension

St PetersburgSpend a few days exploring the stunning city of St Petersburg built on the shores of the Baltic as his window to the west by one of Russia's greatest Tsars, Peter I.

Within a few days you will discover some of the many delights of this “Venice of the North” including one of the greatest treasures in the world, the Hermitage, the Peter and Paul Fortress on the banks of the Neva, the golden coated St Isaac's Cathedral and a trip through its many canals before setting off for Moscow. A great way to get your Trans-Siberian adventure off to a flying start.

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Northern Capital, the 'Real Russia' St Petersburg extension

St Petersburg

Spend a few days exploring the stunning city of St Petersburg; built on the shores of the Baltic as his window to the west by one of Russia's greatest Tsars, Peter I.

During your few days there, you will discover some of the many delights of this ‘Venice of the North’, including, the Hermitage, one of the greatest treasures in the world, the Peter and Paul Fortress on the banks of the Neva, the golden coated St Isaac's Cathedral and a trip through its many canals before setting off for Moscow. A great way to begin, or finish, your Trans-Siberian adventure.

Excursions

Excursions

All of our tours include activities and excursions to allow you to get the best out of your trip; however, we have a unique range of extras you can add to enhance your experience, including:

St Petersburg: visit a vodka factory, tea and pancakes with a Russian family, a trip to the Ballet and St Petersburg from the rooftops.

Moscow: Trip inside the Kremlin, KGB museum, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow by night, visit Moscow Circus and Stalin’s Bunker.

Yekaterinburg: Kungur Ice Cave, Horseback riding or rafting in the Urals, Romanov Dynasty trail and “Back in the USSR”.

Irkutsk: Boat trip and picnic, Decembrists remembered, Baikalo-Lensky Nature Reserve and diving in the lake. Ulan-Bator: Genghis Khan’s village, Natural History Museum, shopping for Cashmere, jeep trip to the Gobi.

Beijing: Ming tombs, shopping in the pearl and silk market, acrobatic show, rickshaw tour and the Bird's Nest and Water Cube Olympic venues.

Lord of the East, the Vladivostok extension

VladivostokSo you have arrived in Vladivostok, but surely this can't be the end of your Journey?

Collected from the Trans-Siberian Terminus on arrival, you will be transferred to your city centre hotel for an early morning check-in where you can freshen up before starting to explore this vibrant and unique city.

Over the next three days and two nights, with your own personal guide and driver you will discover and experience the highlights of the fortress city which has been called Russia's San-Francisco.

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Lord of the East, the 'Real Russia' Vladivostok extension

Vladivostok

Expand your Russian adventure with a few extra days in the naval port of Vladivostok.

Over the course of three days, you will be taken on a tour of the highlights of the city, including the Central Square, the Nikolai Triumph Gate and the Sports Harbour. Not only will you be guided around these highlights, but you will have time to explore at your own pace and recover from, or prepare for, two weeks adventuring along the Trans-Siberian railway.

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The Heart and Soul of Russia, the 'Real Russia' Moscow and Saint Petersburg Tour

MoscowWhy not combine your extra time in Moscow with a short trip to Russia’s former capital, the architecturally beautiful ‘Venice in the North’, Saint Petersburg.

Real Russia’s four, six and eight day tours cover everything you could want to see; from the Peterhof Palace and Gardens, to the world famous Hermitage museum.

 

Below is a selection of recent testimonials received from Real Russia customers …

"The whole tour was absolutely amazing ..."

Ben

"Everything was perfect, the guides, the hotels, the tours and the trains. The trip was beyond our expectations. I will happily recommend you to anyone. Thank you!!!"

Cynthia and Craig

"I just wanted to say that your thoughtfulness and attention to detail made for just a wonderful holiday. We have sung your praises so many times ..."

Barbara & Jan-Erik

"I don't see how you could do better. I couldn't recommend you more highly."

Jane

"I just wanted to thank you for your excellent services! Everything went brilliant and we enjoyed the Transiberian/Mongolian railway a lot. We will recommend you everywhere."

Michal

"Now that our Russian adventure has come to an end we want to let you know how much we enjoyed the tour. Your excellent planning and arrangements really resulted in a trip that more than met our expectations. It was truly the trip of a lifetime."

Alan and Gail

"The trip has been wonderful It has exceeded our expectations! You have done a wonderful job, congratulations to you and Real Russia!"

Cinthia and Craig

"We had a fantastic trip through Russia, Mongolia and China. It simply can't be described in words :-) It's one of those life changing experiences."

Guro and Thomas

"We had an amazing journey and loved every minute of it. Your organization of the tour was excellent and everything went to plan. The trip was made very interesting by the informative and very pleasant guides we had in the major cities – they looked after us very well, were always on the platform to meet us and ensured we got the next train. That certainly took the worry out of the trip. The way the tour was organized allowed us plenty of free time after we had the introduction to the city. All the hotels were good, the Imperia Park in St Petersburg was excellent for friendliness and location (away from the main tourist area but near the underground). The hotel in Moscow was also in an interesting location and suited us very well (although quite a walk to the underground) and gave us a flavour of soviet style hotels.

Our time in Yekaterinburg was most enjoyable, the hotel was excellent and our tour guide an amazing and informative man who ensured we got the best from his city. Lake Baikal and Irkutsk were cold, sunny but again very interesting – the Circum-Baikal railway was a definite highlight of the trip – it was a lovely day and the al fresco lunch with pine nut vodka will stay with us for a long time. Ulan Bator was a very different experience, despite the dreadful driving conditions we had an excellent guide and most importantly a very careful driver. The Ger camp was set in an amazing valley away from the main camps and was quite delightful – and the visit to a local herdsman was memorable.

I could continue to write about our trip for several hours but I am sure you can see that we had a wonderful time. We would like to thank Real Russia for their excellent organization, from the original enquiries, the visa service, hotels, train tickets and the partner guides in the various cities. All of these things ensured that we had a trouble free experience and we would highly recommend Real Russia for anyone thinking about travel in Russia. If you require any more detailed feedback we would be happy to do so.

Once again, many many thanks for helping us to go on this trip."

Andrea and Maurice

"Nick and I have just got back to the UK after a fantastic two-week adventure on the Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian routes, and I just wanted to write to you to register our big, big thanks!

You, and all the team at Real Russia, have done just the best job for us. You've been terrific from the start when we had lots of options and lots of changes of mind, and you were wonderfully patient and advised us very well. Once the itinerary was finalised you did briliantly with all the tickets and visas on time, everything clearly described, and all 100 per cent ready to go.

All the arrangements worked out perfectly. We've been delighted. You and Real Russia deserve all credit for a wonderful job and, again, many many thanks!

All best wishes"

John and Nick

For other testimonials – see our Testimonials page

Explore, Discover, Experience

Real Russia has drawn on years of experience in the region to create three ranges of our tours and a wide selection of options to give you maximum choice and flexibility in choosing your Trans-Siberian adventure.

This tour is in the Explore Range - this budget range is designed for the independent traveller who likes to plan their adventures but with all the main work done for them. Real Russia will book trains, transfers and selected 2* hotels or home stays.

To view this tour in the other ranges, then please select from the options shown below, or, if you are ready to start your adventure with Real Russia, then simply press “Request Tour” and we will get started!

Explore, Discover, Experience

Real Russia has drawn on years of experience in the region to create three ranges of our tours and a wide selection of options to give you maximum choice and flexibility in choosing your Trans-Siberian adventure.

This tour is in the Discover Range - designed for flexibility the Discover range includes trains, transport and quality 3* accommodation, along with a selection of half day tours and expert guides.

To view this tour in the other ranges, then please select from the options shown below, or, if you are ready to start your adventure with Real Russia, then simply press “Request Tour” and we will get started!

Explore, Discover, Experience

Real Russia has drawn on years of experience in the region to create three ranges of our tours and a wide selection of options to give you maximum choice and flexibility in choosing your Trans-Siberian adventure.

This tour is in the Experience Range - this premium range takes care of all travel arrangements including trains, transfers, full day excursions accompanied by a professional guide and the finest 4* hotels.

To view this tour in the other ranges, then please select from the options shown below, or, if you are ready to start your adventure with Real Russia, then simply press “Request Tour” and we will get started!

Trans-manchurian ExpressAn overview and guide to selecting which of Real Russia's award winning Trans-continental rail tours is ideal for you.

Trans-Siberian Rail Route Brochures

trans-russian tours

Trans-Russian

  • Travelling the length of Russia
  • Trans-Siberian Express:
    10 days Moscow to Vladivostock direct
  • Classic Trans-Siberian:
    13 days Moscow to Vladivostok via Irkutsk and Lake Baikal
  • Vladivostok Voyager:
    16 days Moscow to Vladivostok via Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk and Lake Baikal

trans-manchurian tours

Trans-Manchurian

  • Travelling through Russia and China
  • Beijing Express:
    10 days Moscow to Beijing through Manchuria
  • Siberian Eye:
    14 days Moscow to Beijing via Irkutsk, Lake Baikal and Manchuria

trans-mongolian tours

Trans-Mongolian

  • Travelling through Russia, Mongolia and China
  • Trans-Mongolian Express:
    9 days Moscow to Beijing direct
  • Three Capitals:
    13 days Moscow to Beijing via Ulan-Bator
  • Classic Trans-Mongolian:
    17 days Moscow to Beijing via Irkutsk, Lake Baikal and Ulan-Bator
  • Real Eurasian:
    19 days Moscow to Beijing via Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal and Ulan-Bator

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Trans-manchurian ExpressAn overview and guide to selecting which of Real Russia's award winning Trans-continental rail tours is ideal for you.

Trans-Siberian Rail Route Brochures

trans-russian tours

Trans-Russian

  • Travelling the length of Russia
  • Trans-Siberian Express:
    10 days Vladivostock to Moscow direct
  • Classic Trans-Siberian:
    13 days Vladivostok to Moscow via Lake Baikal and Irkutsk
  • Vladivostok Voyager:
    16 days Vladivostok to Moscow via Lake Baikal, Irkutsk and Yekaterinburg

trans-manchurian tours

Trans-Manchurian

  • Travelling China and Russia
  • Beijing Express:
    10 days Beijing to Moscow through Manchuria
  • Siberian Eye:
    14 days Beijing to Moscow via Manchuria, Lake Baikal and Irkutsk

trans-mongolian tours

Trans-Mongolian

  • Travelling through China, Mongolia and Russia
  • Trans-Mongolian Express:
    9 days Beijing to Moscow direct
  • Three Capitals:
    13 days Beijing to Moscow via Ulan-Bator
  • Classic Trans-Mongolian:
    17 days Beijing to Moscow via Ulan-Bator, Lake Baikal and Irkutsk
  • Real Eurasian:
    19 days Beijing to Moscow via Ulan-Bator, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal and Yekaterinburg

Trans-Mongolian ExpressAn overview and guide to selecting which of Real Russia's award winning Trans-continental rail tours is ideal for you.

Trans-Siberian Rail Route Brochures

trans-russian tours

Trans-Russian

  • Travelling the length of Russia
  • Trans-Siberian Express:
    10 days Moscow to Vladivostok direct
  • Classic Trans-Siberian:
    13 days Moscow to Vladivostok via Irkutsk and Lake Baikal
  • Vladivostok Voyager:
    16 days Moscow to Vladivostok via Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk and Lake Baikal

trans-mongolian tours

Trans-Mongolian

  • Travelling through Russia, Mongolia and China
  • Trans-Mongolian Express:
    9 days Moscow to Beijing direct
  • Three Capitals:
    13 days Moscow to Beijing via Ulan-Bator
  • Classic Trans-Mongolian:
    17 days Moscow to Beijing via Irkutsk, Lake Baikal and Ulan-Bator
  • Real Eurasian:
    19 days Moscow to Beijing via Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal and Ulan-Bator

trans-manchurian tours

Trans-Manchurian

  • Travelling through Russia and China
  • Beijing Express:
    10 days Moscow to Beijing through Manchuria
  • Siberian Eye:
    14 days Moscow to Beijing via Irkutsk, Lake Baikal and Manchuria

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Trans-Mongolian ExpressAn overview and guide to selecting which of Real Russia's award winning Trans-continental rail tours is ideal for you.

Trans-Siberian Rail Route Brochures

trans-russian tours

Trans-Russian

  • Travelling the length of Russia
  • Trans-Siberian Express:
    10 days Vladivostok to Moscow direct
  • Classic Trans-Siberian:
    13 days Vladivostok to Moscow via Lake Baikal and Irkutsk
  • Vladivostok Voyager:
    16 days Vladivostok to Moscow via Lake Baikal, Irkutsk and Yekaterinburg

trans-mongolian tours

Trans-Mongolian

  • Travelling through China, Mongolia and Russia
  • Trans-Mongolian Express:
    9 days Beijing to Moscow direct
  • Three Capitals:
    13 days Beijing to Moscow via Ulan-Bator
  • Classic Trans-Mongolian:
    17 days Beijing to Moscow via Ulan-Bator, Lake Baikal and Irkutsk
  • Real Eurasian:
    19 days Beijing to Moscow via Ulan-Bator, Lake Baikal, Irkutsk and Yekaterinburg

trans-manchurian tours

Trans-Manchurian

  • Travelling through China and Russia
  • Beijing Express:
    10 days Beijing to Moscow through Manchuria
  • Siberian Eye:
    14 days Beijing to Moscow via Manchuria, Lake Baikal and Irkutsk

Trans-Russian ExpressAn overview and guide to selecting which of Real Russia's award winning Trans-continental rail tours is ideal for you.

Trans-Siberian Rail Route Brochures

trans-russian tours

Trans-Mongolian

  • Travelling through Russia, Mongolia and China
  • Trans-Mongolian Express:
    9 days Moscow to Beijing direct
  • Three Capitals:
    13 days Moscow to Beijing via Ulan-Bator
     
  • Classic Trans-Mongolian:
    17 days Moscow to Beijing via Irkutsk, Lake Baikal and Ulan-Bator
  • Real Eurasian:
    19 days Moscow to Beijing via Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal and Ulan-Bator

trans-mongolian tours

Trans-Russian

  • Travelling the length of Russia
  • Trans-Siberian Express:
    10 days Moscow to Vladivostok direct
  • Classic Trans-Siberian:
    13 days Moscow to Vladivostok via Irkutsk and Lake Baikal
  • Vladivostok Voyager:
    16 days Moscow to Vladivostok via Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk and Lake Baikal

trans-manchurian tours

Trans-Manchurian

  • Travelling through Russia and China
  • Beijing Express:
    10 days Moscow to Beijing through Manchuria
  • Siberian Eye:
    14 days Moscow to Beijing via Irkutsk, Lake Baikal and Manchuria

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Trans-Russian ExpressAn overview and guide to selecting which of Real Russia's award winning Trans-continental rail tours is ideal for you.

Trans-Siberian Rail Route Brochures

trans-russian tours

Trans-Mongolian

  • Travelling through China, Mongolia and Russia
  • Trans-Mongolian Express:
    9 days Beijing to Moscow direct
  • Three Capitals:
    13 days Beijing to Moscow via Ulan-Bator
     
  • Classic Trans-Mongolian:
    17 days Beijing to Moscow via Ulan-Bator, Lake Baikal and Irkutsk
  • Real Eurasian:
    19 days Beijing to Moscow via Ulan-Bator, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal and Yekaterinburg

trans-mongolian tours

Trans-Russian

  • Travelling the length of Russia
  • Trans-Siberian Express:
    10 days Vladivostok to Moscow direct
  • Classic Trans-Siberian:
    13 days Vladivostok to Moscow via Lake Baikal and Irkutsk
  • Vladivostok Voyager:
    16 days Vladivostok to Moscow via Lake Baikal, Irkutsk and Yekaterinburg

trans-manchurian tours

Trans-Manchurian

  • Travelling through China and Russia
  • Beijing Express:
    10 days Beijing to Moscow through Manchuria
  • Siberian Eye:
    14 days Beijing to Moscow via Manchuria, Lake Baikal and Irkutsk