Highlights along the Route

Beijing: Forbidden City

Beijing

Beijing is worth the visit for the Great Wall alone. Its most important palace is the Forbidden City.

Gorkhi-Terelj National Park

Stay the night in a traditional yurt (ger) out in the Mongolian steppes, watching the stars, listen to throat singing and the horsehead fiddle.

Ulan-Ude

Ulan-Ude is a great place to see West and East meet – not to mention the largest
statue of Lenin’s head in the world…

Lake Baikal

Clear water and friendly locals – take your swimsuit if you are not afraid of cold water!

Irkutsk

After the Decembrist revolt against Tsar Nicholas in the early 19th century, many Russian artists, officers, and nobles were sent into exile in Siberia. Irkutsk then became the major center of intellectual and social life for these exiles. Visit their wooden houses, adorned with hand-carved decorations.

Novosibirsk

Famous for relics of the old Trans-Siberian railway bridge, nowadays Novosibirsk is the fast-growing admin centre for Siberia.

Yekaterinburg

A few kilometers outside Yekaterinburg, you can stand at the geographical line where Europe and Asia officially meet.

Moscow

Moscow

To visit the tube stations that look like underground palaces, the Red Square and the Kremlin, allow at least two days in Russia’s capital.