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Trans-Siberian Railway Network

Moscow, Russia
About Trans-Siberian Railway Network
Tour operator of over 25 years standing ...selling this icnonic route...budget to luxury ..its all we do .
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Lily wrote a review Apr 2020
The Netherlands38 contributions47 helpful votes
I did the Trans Mongolia Express, from Moscow to Beijing with different stops along the way. It was a great experience. Just don't expect any luxury, it's back to basic. It's a fantastic way to meet people from all kinds of countries, especially Russia, Mongolia and China of course. There will be some short stops during the train ride. Sometimes the train will stop long enough to have a look at the station and to buy some groceries for the train ride.
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Date of experience: May 2019
2 Helpful votes
Ben U wrote a review Feb 2020
15 contributions6 helpful votes
Managing director Andrei Bezsudov organized two activities for us (ice fishing and husky sled ride) during the shooting of a TV show and everything worked wonderfully and very reliably. Uncomplicated communication, always helpful, friendly and flexible. A really great experience and I can only recommend everyone to contact Andrei if they want to get to know Russia from its best side!
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Date of experience: January 2020
Elizabeth wrote a review Feb 2020
Columbia, South Carolina37 contributions22 helpful votes
65-year-old female traveling solo, purchased ticket Moscow to Vladivostok for a January 9, 2020 departure, tickets purchased about 45 days in advance from "express to Russia". This time of year, there is not first class on every departure, but January 9 had a first class car, and I purchased both bunks, so I had a cabin in private. This was a really good decision, as the ride is six full days, and I did not feel comfortable not knowing who I might be sharing six days, 24 hours a day, with an unknown that did not speak English. Despite assurances on the web, that there are English-speaking staff, no one but myself spoke English. We had a 24 hour cabin attendant who did a fabulous job at keeping the carriage clean. The bathrooms were clean. Sani wipes were available in the toilets. If you can, request cabin one or two not cabin eight or nine, as the latter are close to the vacuum suction toilets, quite noisy. There was one three-course meal per berth, so on the six day trip, having purchased two berths, there were two meals. These appear to be made from scratch, and were really tasty. After that, you had to pay for your meals on board, or buy fried dough from some vendors in some stations, but if you have a long enough stop, in some stations, there are kiosks to buy fruit and more fried dough. On the train, and in the train stations, there was beer, about 200 rubles, but no vodka and no wine. BYOB, be discreet, these trains will leave on time, I recommend to be on on board 3 to 5 minutes before departure time, as They button up and are ready to roll. The last thing you want, is to be stranded in a train station in Siberia, wondering where your luggage is going to end up… the upside is there were no drunks. These trains will leave on time, I recommend to be on board 3 to 5 minutes before departure time, as they button up and are ready to roll. On my train, there was a hand-held shower nozzle, but you share it with mops, buckets, and other cleaning materials. The shower did not drain properly, and the floor was slimy. I asked my attendance several times, but she seem to forget my request, and now I understand why. Make do with sponge baths, in the toilet room the sink was configured so you could wash your hair underneath the faucet. No hairdryers, but cabin and carriage was comfortably warm. MasterCard is accepted on board, sometimes you have to wait for a signal, so best to pay your bill when you are close to a town. Enjoy!
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Date of experience: January 2020
8 Helpful votes
Skibumdude wrote a review Feb 2020
Vail, Colorado1,256 contributions172 helpful votes
After having visited more than 60 countries including Antarctica, this undoubtedly represents the greatest adventure. We started in Beijing and finished in Moscow, 4735 miles away. That is 2000 miles more than a train ride from NYC to LA. We traveled through 3 countries and visited 9 cities, towns and villages. We saw more on this trip than any other equivalent amount of time. Incredible!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
5 Helpful votes
Response from Odette-Jeremy, Manager at Trans-Siberian Railway Network
Responded Feb 12, 2020
What a great review ...
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omatzke wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution5 helpful votes
In the summer of 2018, I (German guy in mid 20s) did one of my best journeys so far. Via a friend from Switzerland I got Andrei's contract. Andrei manages the company "Transsib Moscow" and he organized the full train trip for me from Beijing, via Mongolia and Russia, Belarus until I ended in Berlin. The trip went for three and a half weeks and I spend less money then most companies display on their website. Altough, the service was the best there could be. During my trip, I always took the train for around 2-3 days and then did sightseeing in various cities (Beijing, Ulaan-Batar, Ulaan-Ude, Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Jekaterinburg, Moskow and Berlin). The Russian transsib trains have three categories of comfort. I mixed all of them to get the real experience and Andrei was the best organizer so far. He bought all the tickets, helped with the Visa and organized trips for me in Russia. I would recommend everybody to book via him.
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Date of experience: August 2019
4 Helpful votes
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