Trans Siberian Railway

Russia

Siberia

ULAN UDE Saturday 24 September 2016 Siberia is the Asian part of the Russian Federation; a huge area (10% of the world’s land) with little population. After completing Russian arrival formalities in our cabins we were on our way again…

Western Russia

YEKATERINBURG Thursday 29 September 2016 The border between Asia and Europe is the Ural Mountains near Yekaterinburg so having travelled 4300km across Siberia in 5 days we are now in the Russian heartland. Yekaterinburg, founded in1723, once closed Soviet industrial…

Moscow

MOSCOW Saturday 01 – Wednesday 05 October 2016 After arriving in Moscow on the Trans-Siberian, we were off on a whirlwind tour of the sights – Red Square, Gum Department Store, St Basil’s Cathedral, the Kremlin and so on.  After…

St Petersburg

ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA Peregrine Falcon is Sapsan in Russian and an appropriate name for the high speed train which takes 4 hours to cover the 675 km from Moscow to St Petersburg.  It runs smoothly and quietly in contrast to the classic…