The Trans-Siberian Express

Experience a journey of a lifetime as you travel by rail across nearly 5,000 miles and pass through six time zones to experience ever-changing landscapes and the fascinating cultures between Beijing and Moscow.

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 The Tsar's Gold traveling along Lake Baikal  A panoramic view of the Forbidden City  Statue to the workers in Tiananmen Square  Mongolian nomad on the steppes  Ulaanbaatar prayer wheels  Naadam Festival wrestlers  Naadam Festival archer  National Horse Guard in ceremonial dress, Naadam Festival  The <i>Tsar's Gold</i> private train  Afternoon tea aboard the <i>Tsar’s Gold</i>  Smithsonian Journeys travelers take a moment to enjoy their surroundings along the tracks  Main street in Ulan Ude  Horseback riding in Mongolia  Village along Lake Baikal  Traditional and modern architecture of Yekaterinburg  An archery contest in Mongolia  A wrestling match in Mongolia  The Kazan Kremlin, featuring churches and mosque  Mongolian steppe festivities  Close-up of Annunciation Cathedral in Kazan Kremlin  A wrestling match in Mongolia  View of Moscow's Kremlin  St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow

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This was a wonderful trip. I thoroughly benefited from my time with Smithsonian.  An added bonus is that so many people on the tour are knowledgeable that we learn from each other. 

Barbara H.

All in all this was an outstanding adventure—unique background information, excellent city guides, and also all the attention to detail and safety was greatly appreciated.  Would urge anyone to take this Journey and experience the vastness of Russia. 

Pat R.

I really enjoyed this trip and will recommend it to my friends.  The was just ‘as advertised,’ the voyage of a lifetime by private train.  A unique experience with the most professional and personable staff.

Ken T.


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The Trans-Siberian Express

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