Book with us and we will process entry visas to Russia and China free of charge, you pay only the consulate fees.
This offer is exclusive to clients based in the United Kingdom and who are travelling on one of our journeys. Please complete the contact form for further advice on visa processing.
Please note: According to the Government decision, the following passport holders listed may travel to Mongolia for tourist /or business purposes without visa and stay up to 30 days, from 25 Jun 2014 to 31 Dec 2015.
The Russia Experience does not sell airline tickets, as there are so many possible ways you can use our journeys. You might travel across Russia from one side to the other. Or take the train down to Asia – and onwards. Maybe you are going all the way from the UK to Russia by train, but will need a flight home eventually. Is this the start of a Round the World journey? Or is it the trip of a lifetime?
We are aware that, sometimes, the flight prices that you can find might seem prohibitive? If that is the case, let us give you some good advice. Often it is NOT cost effective to check costs directly with an airline’s website, as they will price the journey as two one-way air fares. Not a good idea! If you would like a competitive price for flights, some travel agents hold specially negotiated Trans-Siberian Air fares; for instance, UK to Moscow or St Petersburg, and returning from Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong or Vladivostok. Please check before buying two one-way air fares, because the negotiated fares through a travel agent are usually much more cost effective. We work very closely with a branch of Fred Olsen Travel.
If you would like to check with them about the air fares for your trip, please call 01284 766866 and ask for Mark. We hope this information helps, and for all Trans-Siberian enquires contact us on 0845 521 2910
The Russia Experience does not sell train tickets to Russia but we know many of you are now keen to travel all the way from the UK to Russia to commence your Trans-Siberian journey.
This might be to extend your train experience or because you chose not to use a plane – whatever the reason if you travel this way make sure that if the train goes through Belarussia you obtain a Belarus transit visa.
If you would like to travel across by train we are happy to recommend trainseurope; We work very closely with them and if you would like to contact them for train prices in Europe or all the way to Russia you can contact them on 0871 700 7722
We hope that helps you and for all Trans-Siberian enquires contact as always on 0845 521 2910.
There is nothing more frustrating than arriving at your destination and realising that you left something behind.
You may have created your own packing checklist, if not, we have some ideas to help take the worry out of packing and let you concentrate on enjoying your trip as much as possible.
Russia Experience has been offering unusual and exciting itineraries to Russia, Mongolia, and China for more than 20 years. It’s the brainchild of a team including people who’ve worked in ex-Soviet and Russian travel since the Gorbachev era, and have literally decades of amassed expertise.
When newspaper travel columns or the travel glossies want background info on Russia, Mongolia or the Trans-Sib – it’s us they turn to. When Travel Shows plan talk series – its our staff they ask. Our staff also contribute to, update and fact-check for the major guidebooks.
We are based in the UK, with expert staff on hand to guide you through the booking and visa process, and advise you on route and destination choices based on years of experience.
The Russia Experience is one of the leading Global providers of trips on the Trans-Siberian Railway. We have been operating this iconic journey now for over twenty years and take bookings for travellers from all points of the globe. However we still remain a small UK based team that offer in-depth knowledge and a personalised service. While on the ground we have long-established links with local agents, guides and hoteliers nurtured and developed over more than two decades.
We’ve helped television crews from both the BBC and ITV capture this amazing journey on film, and a wealth of experience enables us to keep these trips as captivating and engaging as befits one of the world’s great journeys.
We’re always happy when one of our intrepid travellers writes a review about their journey, but we loved this one!
Trans-Mongolian Express: Traveling in style from Ulaanbaatar to Beijing
Hi. This is something I’ve wanted to do but never had the time, now a pensioner, retired, I booked my trip, last Sept 2011, with friends Jenny and Peter. Our trip started from Norwich UK, by train to Moscow, then onto the Trans-Siberian railway , Siberia, Mongolia down into China, Bejing. We had stops on the way, a couple of days here and there. My friends flew back to the UK, and I carried on by train to Hong Kong, where I finished my journey. What a great experience I had, the people I met and the countries. Thanks to Russia Experience and the team. The people to book with.
Dear Russia Experience team
I too have been meaning to write about my Dec 2011 transiberian trip that you arranged. All fantastic!! Loved my dog sledding in Irkusk although the dogs seemed small and were not Siberian. The home stay was perfect and so generous. Have recommended you to others and again thanks so much for making the trip care free. di
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