Experience the ‘other’ Trans-Siberian Railway on this expedition from Russia's Far East
Every bit as rewarding as its famous Trans-Siberian counterpart, this lesser-known Russian rail route follows the Baikal-Amur Mainline and ventures from Russia's Far East, across Eastern Siberia and north of Lake Baikal, where it’s even more stunning than in the south. Learn the traditions of the indigenous Nanai and Evenki people, visit the astounding rock formations of Stolby National Park, soak up the rich history of Vladivostok and Moscow, and learn the hard facts of Russia’s Soviet past in places that saw unspeakable drama and revolution. With the Trans-Siberian Railway so well known, the Baikal-Amur Railway is your ticket off the beaten track and into next-level expedition travel in Russia.
Get off the beaten track and onto the Baikal-Amur Mainline, where Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East unravel in a mind-boggling combination of history and landscape
Experience not only the spectacular scenery found north of Lake Baikal but the strange and wonderful rock formations of Stolby National Park
Step back into the Soviet era with a visit to fascinating Komsomolsk, where the hard times of life under Stalin time seem all too real
Visit indigenous Nanai and Evenki peoples and get a taste of their respective ways of life by way of musical performances and handicrafts
Starting in Vladivostok and finishing Moscow, see modern-day urban Russia taking shape beyond its Soviet past
This is a train trip of epic proportions! That means adventure and excitement, but it also means you’ll be on the train for long stretches (five nights and many full days). There will be plenty of downtime. So be sure to come prepared with books, a music source, cards, that kind of thing.
Since you’ll be spending so much time on the train, you’ll need to self-cater by buying supplies at shops and markets along the way, or order from the (limited) dining car on board, for much of the trip.
You’ll be travelling in a region that sees few outsiders, so be prepared to forgo some of the comforts of home (such as daily showers, barista-made coffee, Wi-Fi, and general use of English). They don’t call it expedition travel for nothing!
Trip departures are unavailable.
There are currently no scheduled departures on our Russia Expedition: Baikal-Amur Railway trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. In order for our local operator to book train tickets in Russia, we require the following information at time of booking or no later than 31 days prior to departure.
• Passengers full name (First, Middle and Last)
• Full Passport Details (number, expiry, issued)
• City of Birth
Please note that the above information needs to be the same as your travelling passport, any wrong information provided may result in extra personal expense to reissue train tickets, or missing out altogether.
2. A minimum of 3 travellers is required for departures of this trip to run.
Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.View Essential Trip Information