When it comes to Russian holidays, travel guides usually point you at the same things: The same cities, the same attractions, even the same roads to get there. So why not break free of conventional travel and try something new?
Trans-Siberian holidays are the fun, fresh way of seeing the sights in Russia and northern Asia. Not only is the railway more comfortable than a plane and less time-consuming than a cruise, but it will also provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see Russia like few travellers do.
Not quite convinced? Here are a few more reasons to consider a trip down the railway for your Russian holidays.
One of the biggest perks of Trans-Siberian holidays is the sheer variety of the things you’ll see. The railways can take you everywhere from the bustling cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg to the sleepy little villages on the border, giving you the chance to enjoy multiple holiday experiences in a single trip. Hop off for day excursions in shopping, dining and sightseeing, then hop back on when you’re ready to move on to the next destination.
As the longest railway in the world, the Trans-Siberian Railway has evolved from its simple beginnings as train tracks on the ground. These days it will also take you across bridges, up mountains and through hundreds of local stations, providing an amazing, intimate look at some of Russia’s most gorgeous natural scenery.
Russian holidays can be cold, but you won’t know it once you’ve installed yourself in the railway shower and are enjoying hot steaming water. You might also be tempted to look out the window and enjoy a breathtaking view of cathedrals and high-walled palaces while you shampoo! Railway holidays are meant to be savoured, so kick back, relax and enjoy all the amenities of home.
Say goodbye to language barriers and baggage headaches! Once you’ve decided to try your luck on Trans-Siberian holidays, you can toss all the typical hassles of travel right out the window. The railway is comfortable, orderly and stress-free in all the best ways. You don’t have to worry about mealtimes or sleeping accommodations. You won’t have to kill yourself trying to keep all your visas straight. On the railway, everything is taken care of for you.
With trains running day and night, it’s easy to extend your stay in the cities you enjoy and skip the ones you don’t. You’ll have the freedom and flexibility to alter your schedule as you see fit, not tied down by anyone else’s itinerary. You might even decide you like Russia so much you never want to return home! Ya shuchu!