Although embarking on a Trans-Siberian railway holiday can be done at any time of year, the landscape during the winter months is a sight that will remain in your memory forever. From Moscow to Vladivostok and everywhere in-between, the landscape epitomises the well coined phrase ‘Winter Wonderland.’ From the comfort of the train, you will witness sights that are really beyond the realms of most people’s imagination and with a high standard of both accommodation and food, you can be assured of having the trip of a lifetime.
Although it is technically possible to travel independently by rail in this part of the world, most people find the range of Trans-Siberian express tours and holidays offered by experienced tour operators to be the better option. These destination experts can organise everything for you, allowing you to sit back and savour the experience to the fullest.
Why Book a Tour with an Experienced Trans-Siberian Railway Tour Specialist?
As previously mentioned, travelling with a recognised tour operator makes things easy for you. Amongst other things, they will organise:
- Visas and other official permits for countries/areas you want to visit.
- Provide 24/7 assistance
- Assist with and make recommendations for excursions and stopovers
- Book everything according to your requirements
The above list is just a snapshot of the benefits of booking with a recognised tour operator.
Moscow in Winter
Almost all Trans-Siberian railway holidays either begin or end in Moscow, the capital city of Russia. Moscow is a true winter city and if anything, a dusting of snow actually enhances the main sights. Popular sights like Red Square, the Kremlin and St Basil’s Cathedral look absolutely stunning during the winter months and have been the subject of many photographic exhibitions over the years.
Getting Around Moscow in Winter
As previously mentioned, Moscow really is a winter city and is well equipped to function as normal even during the most inclement weather conditions. The legendary Moscow underground is a masterpiece of engineering and as an added bonus offers a respite from the sub-zero temperatures above ground. Packing your warmest clothing plus hat and gloves is highly recommended. Your tour operator will also be able to provide more packing recommendations upon request.
Booking your Trip
The first thing you need to do is book a time off work that suits your schedule. The Trans-Siberian railway runs 12 months a year, so you needn’t fear missing out. If you’d like to visit somewhere specific, whether in Moscow or at any point of your Trans-Siberian rail trip, be sure to let your tour operator know at the time of booking and they will do their very best to accommodate your requests. If you do have any questions or need help with your booking, your tour operator will only be too pleased to be of assistance, their one and only object is ensuring your 100% satisfaction with the holiday they facilitate in terms of your overall experience and level of customer service.