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TravelSim: The smart way to call abroad!

TravelSim: The smart way to call abroad!

The international SIM card that can save you up to 85% on international calls!

Travelling abroad can be an exciting and enthralling experience. Absorbing the breath taking scenery, sampling local delicacies and viewing historical architecture is only half the excitement. Sharing your happiness with family and friends back home makes it that much more enjoyable.

Introducing TravelSim! Over three million travellers around the world use TravelSim to call, text and use data when travelling abroad. TravelSim is an international SIM card that enables customers to save up to 85% on international calls. With free Skype calls to TravelSim and network coverage in over 200 countries, TravelSim is designed to help the customer keep in touch with family and friends at an affordable rate. There’s no need to worry about international roaming charges and is stress free for the customer. Click here to find out more!

Cheap international calls from the Trans-Siberian

While you are relaxing in your cabin, appreciating the earth’s natural beauty, you can also share this unforgettable experience with family and friends by calling them cheaply. TravelSim allows the customer to call from Russia, China, Mongolia, Japan and other countries at affordable prices. Not only is TravelSim inexpensive, but it is also free to receive incoming calls and there are no monthly fees or contracts to sign.

Free Skype calls for family and friends

When a family member goes on holiday, calling them can be expensive. With free Skype calls, family and friends can enjoy calling their loved one for absolutely free!

TravelSim is now available to purchase from the Real Russia website.

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Russian Railways change Trans-Siberian tariffs

Russian Railways change Trans-Siberian tariffs

From January 2013 Russian Railways (RZD) will replace the international tariff for selected trains on the Trans-Siberian route with the domestic tariff.

Not only are domestic tariff prices generally more expensive but, unlike the international tariff, may increase or decrease depending upon the travelling date. The change in tariff will only apply to the segments of a journey that are wholly within Russia and segments that start or end outside of Russia will remain on the international tariff.

There has been no official announcement from RZD but we understand that the popular trains that are most likely to be affected will be:

#002 Moscow – Vladivostok (Москва-Владивосток)
#008 Novosibirsk – Vladivostok (Новосибирск-Владивосток)
#010 St. Petersburg – Irkutsk (Санкт-Петербург-Иркутск)
#016 Moscow – Yekaterinburg (Москва-Екатеринбург)
#056 Moscow – Krasnoyarsk (Москва-Красноярск)
#087 Novosibirsk – Omsk (Новосибирск-Омск)
#102 Moscow – Adler (Москва-Адлер)

These changes were announced less than a month after confirmation that Trans-Siberian Train #9 was changing its schedule and route from the end of May 2013.

The latest prices for our 2013 Trans-Siberian tours are now available, and the Trans-Siberian Planner for independent travellers. Of course, our Trans-Siberian specialists are available by contacting our travel team who will be happy to help.