Real Russia Blog

Eurasian city-breaks: 48 hours in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Part two of our 6-part Eurasian city-break series will take you through a 48-hour journey of Almaty, exploring top tourist attractions and taking in the city’s immersive local history.

25
October
2019

Ever wanted to travel the Trans-Siberian, but been unsure of how or where to start? Our tours have been designed for those of you thinking ‘where do I begin?’ Created by travel-lovers for travellers from all walks of life, whether solo backpacker, couple or group.

Have you been on the Trans-Siberian and have an interesting story to tell? If so, we want to hear from you! From now until the end of November we will be running a competition for past travellers of the Trans-Siberian for a chance to win a copy of travel expert, Matthew Woodward’s new book ‘The Railway to Heaven’.

Seasoned Trans-Siberian travel expert and long-standing friend of Real Russia, Matthew Woodward sits down with our team for a quick Q&A session to discuss all things trains, along with the release of his upcoming book ‘The Railway to Heaven’.

Train travel is one of the simplest ways to navigate the vast expanse that is Russia, from speedy domestic trains connecting major cities such as Moscow and St. Petersburg to international sleeper trains operating on the Trans-Siberian train route. In this post, we will equip you with the essential facts you need to know about Russian train travel from planning, booking and understanding your train ticket to what you need to take with you.