Explore an Enigmatic Country by Rail
From Moscow, you have a choice of
remarkable Russian cities to explore. Kazan, which stands where the
Volga and Kazanka Rivers meet is unmissable for its own kremlin
which was built upon the orders of the sixteenth-century Tsar, Ivan
the Terrible, and is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Named after Catherine, the wife of
Tsar Peter the Great, Yekaterinburg - one of Russia's first
industrial towns - has a long and turbulent history, but in modern
times has reinvented itself as a centre of arts and culture.
As a result, the city now boasts an eclectic mix of historic
buildings and churches, some fine galleries and museums, and some
thoroughly modern cafes, bars, and restaurants.
As you pass from city to city through the world's largest
country, your route along the Trans-Siberian
Railway reveals an ever-changing rota of scenery. These
magnificent rural landscapes are every bit as diverse and
unforgettable as the historical, cultural and natural experiences
you'll enjoy on an independent rail tour of Russia.