Travel through some of the defining eras of Russian history on an epic journey through the vast country’s major cities and landscapes. This in-depth exploration travels by luxury cruise as the M/S Volga Dream slips downstream from St Petersburg to Moscow, and by train, rattling along the rails of the Trans Siberian Railway aboard the Golden Eagle to reach the port town of Vladivostok on the far eastern coast. The lives of Russia’s former elite, once roaming the opulent halls of St Petersburg’s immense palaces are a stark contrast to the simple, traditional community lives in the small riverside villages you’ll stop at during the cruise. In Moscow, discover how modern oligarch wealth has shaped a city home to the Kremlin and the seat of the country’s power, before taking the train through the frozen forests of the Siberian wilderness. This pioneering train journey stops to discover some of Russia’s lesser-known settlements like Kazan and Novosibirsk where life developed to rely on the railroad and famous figures like Lenin spent parts of their lives . The route also skirts around the shores of stunning Lake Baikal and dips into Mongolia to visit Ulaanbaatar and Ulan Ude.
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