Grand Trans-Siberian Express
(Russia-Mongolia-China, China- Mongolia-Russia)
Russia is a mysterious country and many have tried to understand it but even Lev Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoyevsky wrote about the Russian restless soul, torn between Oriental traditions and Western civilization. To understand Russia, one should get on a train and cross it from West to East. For this purpose the Trans-Siberian Railway is a perfect adventure — the most famous railway in the World — the path to the heart of Russia.
Thousands of kilometers from the shores of the Baltic Sea to the Pacific Ocean you will hear the beating of the iron heart, what it is silent about, what it is inspired by. Just trust in the road and the country will reveal its unexpected sides.
You will see Russia in all its historical greatness, in the mixture of cultures and fortunes, in the architectural splendor and extravagance, diverse and united, unifying different people and religions.
Lake Baikal is the entry point to the Asian Russia. Locals call it the «Sea of Baikal». It is located in the center of the Asian continent, on the border of Irkutsk region and Republic of Buryatia. It’s the deepest Lake on the planet, the largest natural reservoir of fresh water.