Whether you’re heading from Beijing to Moscow or vice versa, a Trans Siberian Railway holiday will stay with you until you’re as old and gnarly as that provodnik you met in Irkutsk. The jump on/jump off nature of an organised tour allows you to experience the best of both worlds with constantly moving lake, forest and village scenes blending with insightful overnight stays in traditional ger camps and guesthouses. Not only will you get to experience the landscapes of Russia, Mongolia and China but you’ll also meet the people too. Students returning home from university, construction workers moving between projects and families visiting elderly Siberian relatives, you really never know who you’ll bump into over the course of your journey. Cards, chess, language lessons and the occasional vodka challenge; however you choose to spend your time, this is one train ride you’ll never forget – tickets please!