Siberia

Travel to Siberia

- the largest geographical region of Russia that covers almost all North Asia

Untraversable forests of "little sticks" stalked by bears and tigers, snows that never end, and soil so frozen that it never thaws. These are all the images that come up when non-Siberians think of Siberia. The reality is that this region, although remote and scarcely populated, is an ideal destination for those travelers who appreciate the beauty of untouched nature, fantastic landscapes with green valleys and high mountains, and rich flora and fauna.

Stretching from the Ural Mountains to Lake Baikal (the deepest freshwater lake in the world, hailed as the "Blue Eye of Siberia"), and often included together by amateur geographers with Russian lands further east (better known today as the Russian Far East, or the Dalny Vostok), Siberia is a land ready-made for dreamers. The scales are unlike any that a traveler will ever see on dry land - the Russian Far East by itself could swallow whole a territory the size of the United States! Just imagine how many places are waiting to be explored in this vast territory.



One of the newly developing destinations in this increasingly discovered area of Russia is the village of Listvyanka near Lake Baikal. For many years, the site of both the premier Russian research facility on the study of freshwater lakes and a classified resort maintained by the Federal Security Service, its shores have attracted escape-seeking poets and politicians alike, as well as quite a few international travelers. Connected by road and ferry to nearby Irkutsk, a city made famous by the forcible relocation of a large number of Dekabristi, or Decembrists, following their attempt to overthrow Tsar Alexander I in 1825 (many of whom left their mark on this traditional Siberian destination), Listvyanka boasts not only a lakeshore decorated in wintertime with beautiful ice sculptures, but also the largest solar observatory in Asia, the Baikal Astrophysical Observatory. The views of the lake from this spot are breathtaking.

Looking beyond the must-see lakeside resort of Listvyanka on the Siberian side of Baikal, one of the most desirable destinations in the Russian Far East is Kamchatka. With only a handful of visitors each year, the remote peninsula is still largely untouched by tourism. An adventure to the dozen or so natural sanctuaries on Kamchatka will leave unforgettable impressions on any nature lover. Imagine hundreds of volcanoes (many over 3,000 meters, or 10,000 feet, in height), waterfalls, bizarre rock formations, colonies of rare birds, and white-water rapids, all set amid the lakes and fjords of one of Russia's most hidden travel secrets. Kamchatka, an oasis of unique natural sights set so very far away from the package tourist world, will speak to any eco-tourist's inner adventurer, naturalist, and conservationist.

The pride of Kamchatka is its numerous volcanoes enlisted into the UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The best way to explore Siberia is to make a rail voyage across the worldfamous Trans-Siberian Railway. The Trans-Siberian railroad, still the longest in the world, will celebrate its centennial of continuous service between European Russia and the Pacific Ocean port of Vladivostok in 2016. A second railroad, the Baikal-Amur Mainline, was started under Leonid Brezhnev in 1974, and declared completed just before the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. A third railroad, nearing completion to Yakutsk, is one that many global railroad enthusiasts hope will one day become part of a railroad line connecting Russia with North America through a tunnel under the Bering Strait.

There is no other place in the world compared to Siberia and the Russian Far East. An amazing variety of travel ideas, tours, and vacations to Siberia, Kamchatka, Baikal, and the Russian Far East are available in our tours section, including our popular Trans-Siberian Rail Tours. Although on the forefront of increasingly popular tourist destination, getting around this amazing area of Russia is still no small task, but with Travel All Russia, anything is possible!

Classic Trans-Siberian
Classic Trans-Siberian
Classic Trans-Siberian
Beginning in Moscow, you will travel through the mighty Ural Mountains, stop in the frozen city of Irkutsk, and absorb the beauty of Lake Baikal. Your next stop is Mongolia's Ulan-Bator before cro...
Eurasian Capitals Trans-Siberian
Eurasian Capitals Trans-Siberian
Eurasian Capitals Trans-Siberian
Similar to our Grand Trans-Siberian Tour, with one exciting addition. The Venice of the North, St. Petersburg will be your launching pad, taking you then to Moscow, the Ural Mountains, Baikal Lake,...
"Golden Eagle"
"Golden Eagle"
"Golden Eagle"
The Golden Eagle is a one-of-a-kind luxury train. This glamorous throwback to the golden age of steam engines on the Trans-Siberian railway route is especially appealing for travelers who want over...
Naadam Festival
Naadam Festival
Naadam Festival
For a peak into the life of a Mongolian, book one of our Naadam Festival Trans-Siberian tours – a journey across Russia aboard the Golden Eagle Private Train to the lively Mongolian national ...
Grand Deluxe Trans Siberian Tour
Grand Deluxe Trans Siberian Tour
Grand Deluxe Trans Siberian Tour
Starting in Moscow, you will travel through the mighty Ural Mountains with stops in Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, and Krasnoyarsk. Next is the frozen city of Irkutsk and the beautiful Lake Baikal. Mon...
The Sacred Sea
The Sacred Sea
The Sacred Sea
Our short Trans-Siberian tour launching from Moscow takes you to the shores of the world's biggest lake, Baikal. Early settlers, astonished by the beauty of this huge body of water, used to call i...
Reverse Epic Trans-Siberian
Reverse Epic Trans-Siberian
Reverse Epic Trans-Siberian
A comprehensive journey across Russia with stops in ALL major cities along the way. Travel dates 2014: May 19 - June 08 June 09 - June 29 July 07 - July 27 August 11 - August 31 Septe...
Epic Trans-Siberian Expedition
Epic Trans-Siberian Expedition
Epic Trans-Siberian Expedition
A perfect match for active travelers. Take part in the exciting 21-day adventure of Russia with our Epic Trans-Siberian Expedition. Cross Russian Siberia and reach the Far Eastern port of Vladivostok ...
Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian Adventure
Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian Adventure
Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian Adventure
A private Trans-Siberian tour is a very special kind of travel. It focuses solely around your experience, and Tsar's Gold program is so carefully tailored and perfected over the years that you ...
Baikal-Amur Mainline Adventure
Baikal-Amur Mainline Adventure
Baikal-Amur Mainline Adventure
Setting up your trip in Vladivostok, the Russian Far East, be ready for a true 20-day- Russian adventure......
Reverse Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian Adventure
Reverse Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian Adventure
Reverse Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian Adventure
A reverse route of a private Trans-Siberian tour from Beijing to Moscow onboard the luxury train Tsar's Gold. Explore train details   Smart choi...
Reverse Eurasian Capitals
Reverse Eurasian Capitals
Reverse Eurasian Capitals
Similar to our Grand Trans-Siberian Tour, with one exciting addition. The Venice of the North, St. Petersburg will be your launching pad, taking you then to Moscow, the Ural Mountains, Baikal Lake,...
Reverse "Golden Eagle"
Reverse "Golden Eagle"
Reverse "Golden Eagle"
A reverse route of the "Golden Eagle" luxury train from Vladivostok to Moscow. Explore train details ...
Reverse Grand Deluxe
Reverse Grand Deluxe
Reverse Grand Deluxe
A reverse route of the Grand Deluxe Trans Siberian Tour. Starting in Beijing, you will travel through many wonderful places. Mongolia's Ulan-Bator awaits you before you cross the lush Gobi Dese...
"Imperial Russia" Short
"Imperial Russia" Short
"Imperial Russia" Short
The newly launched "Imperial Russia" train takes you from St. Petersburg to Baikal and introduces you to some less explored treasures of the Russian Siberia. This program is unique in man...
Reverse "Imperial Russia" Short
Reverse "Imperial Russia" Short
A reverse route of our new Trans-Siberian tour on "Imperial Russia" luxury train. Explore train details ...
"Imperial Russia" Classic
"Imperial Russia" Classic
"Imperial Russia" Classic
NEW! With our new exciting Trans-Siberian tour on a luxury train "Imperial Russia" you will feel the imperial spirit of the endless expanses of Russia, see unique nature of Siberia with y...
Reverse "Imperial Russia" Classic
Reverse "Imperial Russia" Classic
A reverse route of our new Trans-Siberian tour on "Imperial Russia" luxury train. Explore train details   Smart choice: Starting your Tran...
Trans-Siberian Journey
Trans-Siberian Journey
Trans-Siberian Journey
This Trans-Siberian trip across Eurasia unveils unsurpassed beauty of Russian nature. On your way from Moscow, the bustlung capital of Russia, to Vladivostok, the so-called "Russian San Franci...
Reverse Trans-Siberian Journey
Reverse Trans-Siberian Journey
This Trans-Siberian trip across Eurasia unveils unsurpassed beauty of Russian nature. On your way from Moscow, the bustlung capital of Russia, to Vladivostok, the so-called "Russian San Franci...
Pacific Trans-Siberian Express
Pacific Trans-Siberian Express
Pacific Trans-Siberian Express
Trans-Siberian Railway is an unequalled travel experience that every globetrotter should experience at least once in a lifetime. The best option to visit this remote destination is onboard our comf...