Witness some of the most spectacular sights in the world on a 15-day journey by rail through Russia in September 2019 on the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway!
Start your Russian adventure by train in Moscow, where candy-colored domes atop gingerbread buildings live side-by-side with the Brutalist architecture and remnants of Russia’s Soviet past. Get to know your AdventureWomen companions during a relaxing stroll through Gorky Park and the Garage Contemporary Art Center before a relaxing evening cruise down the Moskva River. Fly to Siberia and visit the covered market at Ulan Ude and wander the charming city center, where a stone Orthodox church towers over traditional Siberian wooden homes. Enjoy a traditional song in the home of an Old Believer, or Trans-Baikal Semeiskie, a unique subculture in Russia recognized by UNESCO.
Your first stretch on the epic Trans-Siberian Railway takes you from Ulan Ude to Irkutsk, the lovely Siberian ‘capital’ situated on the banks of the Angara River. You and your traveling companions will marvel at the intricate brightly-colored fretwork on the traditional Siberian buildings in this bustling town. A private concert at the Decembrist Museum, dedicated to the memory of the political revolutionaries, offers a glimpse into the region’s rich history.
Next, head to the sparkling waters of Lake Baikal, the world’s deepest lake. Bond with one of your companions as you kayak up the Angara River outlet. A private cruise will take you around the lake, with stops at the Circumbaikal, the complicated train route along the rocky shore, originally part of the Trans-Siberian Railway. A hike along the Great Baikal Trail will work up an appetite for a home-cooked meal at a traditional Russian farm. Unwind with the other adventurous women on your journey in a traditional Russian banya, or steam room.
Gaze out your train windows at rustic Russian villages and stunning landscapes as you journey on to Ekaterinburg. Sleeper accommodations offer a unique railroad travel experience and give you a chance to enjoy and share your impressions of your discoveries with your companions. Ekaterinburg is where the last Czar, Nicholas II, was imprisoned with his family before their execution in 1918. Visit the Church on the Blood, the memorial to this event, and marvel at the Europe/Asia obelisk, the monument demarcating the continental border before traveling back to Moscow aboard this iconic train while delighting over the many memorable experiences of your Russian train trip.
Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience to Russia aboard the world-renown Trans-Siberian Railway, an adventure by train like no other on earth!
- Experience one of the world’s greatest train rides
- Visit sophisticated cities, deep taiga forest, rolling steppe, imposing mountains, and a patchwork of different cultures
- Explore Moscow on a river cruise and taste traditional food
- Kayak on the Angara River all the way to Lake Baikal, the deepest lake in the world
- Stand with one foot in Europe and one in Asia en route back to Moscow by train
What You'll See and Do
- Local Delicacies
- Natural History
- Private Cruise
- Spa Element
- Trans-Siberian Railway
- UNESCO Site
- Women-To-Women Exchanges