Trans-Siberian Railroad Highlights

Beijing: Forbidden City


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 is a great place to see East and West meet. It's also home 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!


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.


Famous for relics of the old Trans-Siberian Railroad bridge, Novosibirsk is the fast-growing administrative center of Siberia.


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



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.