Phenomenal rail journeys of Asia
By Sukie Chapman
18 January 2018
You love rail travel but also want to explore further afield than Europe; this is a conundrum many of our customers call us about.Read more
Founded in 1893, Novosibirsk is the capital and largest city in Siberia, and is the third largest city in all of Russia. It developed quickly after the opening of the Turkestan-Siberia Railway in the late 1890s. Following the revolution soon after the city's founding, the city became loyal to the Bolsheviks. On Lenin's death in 1924, a Lenin statue was erected in the new Lenin Square.
Yet undoubtedly the main attraction of Novosibirsk is the theatre. The performing arts are an important part of both the city and Siberia, and the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre is the largest building of its kind in Russia. Built in 1944, the magnificent structure has been a key symbol of the city ever since. Due to its importance in the country, this theatre has been nicknamed the 'Siberian Colosseum' and is a much-loved attraction of both Novosibirsk and Siberia.
Step on board the Golden Eagle and be transported back to the romantic age of travel as we wend our way across Russia, Mongolia and Siberia in unprecedented luxury. This rail adventure takes you on a journey of over 8,000 miles; a true odyssey to the other side of the world.… see more
19 days from £11,195 ppView tour details >
Witness the true splendour of Dr Zhivago landscapes from the warmth of your luxurious carriage, enjoying sleigh rides and choirs, saunas and yurts en-route to Vladivostok. Travel on the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express train for an unforgettable 8,000-mile winter adventure.… see more
19 days from £11,895 ppView tour details >
Let the Tsar's Gold Train take you on an incredible adventure across almost half of the surface of the world from the ornate splendor of Moscow to the bustling beauty of modern Beijing, through remote Siberia, beautiful Mongolia and the vast landscapes of the Gobi Desert.… see more
20 days from £8,845 ppView tour details >