Come on an armchair tour of Russia – the gilded domes of the Kremlin, the Red Square in Moscow, the Russian Ballet in St. Petersburg, one of the best art collections in the world at the Hermitage, the 10,000 kilometre journey on the Trans Siberian Railway, the tall green grasses of the Russian Steppes, iconic Matryoshka dolls, vast birch forests, Mongolian and Cossack heritage, the naval secrets of Vladivostok, Vodka and Caviar... does that whet the travel appetite ?
"Crossing China, Mongolia and Russia on the Trans-Mongolian and Trans-Siberian Railway has been an unforgettable experience. We are really happy with our decision to go with Vodka Train. It was all the parts of a tour we like - organised transport and accommodation, without the structured sight-s..."
reviewed 5 Sep
"If you’re visiting Xi’an then the Xiangzimen International Youth Hostel is a good place to relax, get a meal and use the internet. I’d also recommend the Summer Palace in Beijing, you can easily spend a day there. In my experience tours usually go to Tiananmen and the Forbidden City. Happy Eas..."
commented 29 Mar
"There were 15 of us in our group, with ages ranging from 30's to 70's. They were an interesting mix of people who melded well and were very supportive of each other. We were ably lead by our attractive French/Canadian female guide,she was quiet, tactful and resourceful, but a strong leader. We trave..."
reviewed 14 Aug
"Hi Pam, Mike and Robyn... it's great to hear from you all... Just had our Russian visas approved and now in the hands of the Mongolian embassy... And this weeks tasks for us is to arrange US cash and a US cash passport.. looking forward to the trip.. not long now :)... Bea "
commented 23 Jul
"56th Parallel are the best! If you want a truly unique experience then this is how to travel... their local knowledge means that you get to see and experience things usually totally unavailable to tourists. Plus they know how to have FUN - these certainly aren't your average tours. Can't wait for th..."
reviewed 13 May
My partner Steven and I are taking the Trans Mongolian Express, departing Beijing 21/4. I understand that there are 10 of us brave souls..from UK, Australia and Canada. We fly on to England after our tour.
It would be great to say hello to the other members of our group. Cheers from Terri"
commented 25 Mar
"I had a fantastic time, the vodkatrain was a really great journey and the honchos definitely made travelling and time at each city easier and more interesting. The group element was the best part probably and i would do this trip or another vodkatrain one again. Two things i would improve is more pr..."
reviewed 5 Sep