Over 30 years of experience

More than 30,000 satisfied guests have travelled Europe's most experienced tour operator on the Trans-Siberian Railway with the know-how from over 30 years of operating tours in Russia and on the Trans-Siberian.

Our Expertise

  • 30 years of experience on the Trans-Siberian
  • Europe’s most experienced tour operator on the legendary route
  • More than 30 000 satisfied customers
  • Over 750 successful tours

The Beginning (1986)

A Russian language course on the Trans-Siberian Railway in 1986 was the first trip that Lernidee Erlebnisreisen carried out. The travellers were full of praise and even the New York Times reported about this event. From these days the name “Lernidee” (learning concept) derives even though the company no longer offers language course trips, now concentrating on its extensive “Erlebnisreisen” (adventure tours) programs for tourists.

Europe's number 1

Since the year 2000 more than 30 000 satisfied customers have travelled with Lernidee on the Trans-Siberian Railway, making Lernidee Europe's number 1 for exclusive worldwide private train charters. Addressing charter clients, groups and foreign individual travelers, Lernidee also offers private train journeys in other regions of the world: on the Silk Road in Central Asia, between Cape Town and Tanzania in Africa, to name just a few …

Lernidee also operates exclusive overnight cruises on Thailand’s and Laos’ Mekong River making formerly inaccessible parts of the Mekong accessible. The ompany-owned boutique ship offer the highest possible comfort available in this part of the world. Excursions to undiscovered villages feature unique cultural and educational experiences plus untouched nature.

The CEO, founder, and sole owner, Mr. Hans Engberding excels in securing high quality partners. The planning and execution of numerous unusual travel programmes worldwide has earned Mr. Engberding an excellent reputation. The 55 employee strong team in the Berlin headquarters organises unsual, sophisticated journeys on Private Charter Trains and Boutique River Ships for approximatly 8,500 travellers per year. Creativity, dependability and friendliness characterize the team. The same is true for the staff working in the offices in Laos, Russia and South-Africa.

Lernidee is one of Germany's 50 largest tour operators and cooperates with more than 4 000 travel agencies and tour operators around the world.