Win a copy of Matthew Woodward’s new book, ‘The Railway to Heaven’

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’.

12
October
2019

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.

You’ve planned your trip, booked your train tickets and hotels, but have you arranged your transfers? In this post we shall go through all you need to know when booking a transfer from the airport or train station in some of Russia’s busiest cities.

In this 6-part series, we share our thoughts on what makes the perfect Eurasian city-break from the places you stay and food you eat, to the things you experience. Our journey will take you through some of the most enigmatic cities across Northern Europe, Siberia and the northernmost parts of Asia, spanning the cultural capital of the Tsars, the land of blue skies, and the home of imperial China, Beijing. Today, we shall scratch the surface of Russia’s second largest city, St. Petersburg.