Build the unforgettable Trans Siberian adventure of a lifetime with IntouristUK. Below we have covered some of the most popular destinations on the route, to help you plan your trip.
Visit the capital of Tatarstan. Known for its unique cultural blend, Kazan Kremlin has both a Mosque and a Cathedral side by side within its walls. Also, having undergone considerable development for modern day sporting events, the city still retains clear evidence of its fascinating history - the perfect blend of modern and ancient Russia.
UNMISSABLE EXCURSIONS: Kazan Kremlin (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Kazan Ski Resort Complex, Raifskiy Monastery
This friendly city provides a fresh mix of tradition and contemporary culture as it is home to the annual White Nights Festival (June-July) and the interesting Kungur Ice Caves, as well as the harrowing Perm 36 Gulag.
UNMISSABLE EXCURSIONS: Perm 36 Gulag, Kungur Ice Caves, Khokhlovka Open Air Ethnographic Museum
The centre of the Ural Mountains and the natural divide between Europe and Asia, Ekaterinburg is a flourishing hub, rich in natural resources and a colourful history. It was here where the last Tsar and his family spent their final days.
UNMISSABLE EXCURSIONS: Tsar Execution site, Europe-Asia Border, Ekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theatre
The lively city of Novosibirsk is situated where the Trans Siberian crosses the River Ob. Now one of the largest cities in Russia and the biggest one east of the Urals, Novosibirsk is a fascinating city to discover the history and ethnic diversity of Siberia.
UNMISSABLE EXCURSIONS: Novosibirsk Zoo, State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
The capital of eastern Siberia, Irkutsk developed its unique cultural heritage after many Russian artists, officers and nobles were exiled here after the Decembrist Revolt of 1825. It is the natural stopover en route to reach Lake Baikal, one of Russia's greatest wonders.
UNMISSABLE EXCURSIONS: Museum of Decembrists, Open Air Ethnographic Museum
The largest, deepest and cleanest freshwater source in the world is considered a natural treasure by the Russian people. Located in Siberia near the Mongolian border, and surrounded by mountains, forests and wild rivers, Baikal is an immense and breathtaking area of physical beauty. For the best views of Lake Baikal, we recommend you stay overnight in the village of Listvyanka.
UNMISSABLE EXCURSIONS: Lake Baikal Cruise (Summer), Snowmobiling (Winter)
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Situated amidst the vast Siberian steppe, this is a truly intriguing stop on the journey, offering a rare mix of Asian and Russian styles.
UNMISSABLE EXCURSIONS: City Tour, Ivolginsky Monastery
Once created as a defensive outpost against invasions, for many years Vladivostok stood guard defending the Motherland on the Pacific coast of the Far East of Siberia. The city is now vibrant with an extraordinary mixture of culture and history, and was enriched even further in 2012 with its fabulous 150th Anniversary celebrations.
UNMISSABLE EXCURSIONS: Seaside Oceanarium, Vladivostok Fortress
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Ulan Bator is situated on the banks of the Tuul River encircled by four mystical mountains. Mongolia was once the greatest empire under Genghis Khan, and is now one of the most enigmatic and romantic destinations on earth.
UNMISSABLE EXCURSIONS: Terelj National Park, Horse Riding
A truly remarkable destination, the mysterious and mesmerising capital provides an intriguing combination of ancient and modern style that captivates to all visitors. In particular, the Great Wall is one of the highlights outside Beijing, not to be missed.
UNMISSABLE EXCURSIONS: Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Imperial Palace, Ming Tombs