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 ?
"I took the Vodkatrain trip in August 2009 at the beginning of a long trip away. I would thoroughly recommend the trip to anyone. It was exactly what I was after in terms of a pre booked trip. The 'Honchos' give you the advice and guidance you need, without being a tour group leader. There is no "be ..."
reviewed 8 Aug
"Palaces, museums, monasteries, yak meat, milk and curd, and of course ... cucumber. Trains, buses and camels and the Metros of Saint Petersburg and Moscow. Churches and temples, shamanism and Buddhism to orthodox Russian churches ... hotels and home stays and train cabins.... vodka and beers.... 21..."
reviewed 13 Jun
"That was by far one of the most unique experiences of my life!
The landscape was stunning and the 56th Parallel team provided us with a perfect balance between comfort and adventure!
I recommend everyone to visit Siberia at least once in their lifetime!"
reviewed 12 May
"I did a Tailor made trip with another senior person (in our 60s) as the trip we wanted to do was cancelled. Accommodation in Beijing was nice but in a rather down trodden area, the guide was wonderful. We were rather scared on one of the train trips which stopped in the middle of the night awoke us..."
reviewed 10 Aug
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
"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
"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
I am booked on this tour and am keen to know anyone else is going on this tour? i'll be arriving in tallinn on the 12th at about 8am, would be good to meet my fellow travellers beforehand :)"
commented 1 Jun