Hints & Tips
Below are a few tips that you may want to think about prior to booking. The digital Information Pack we provide once you have booked with us is filled with over 80 pages of history, what to see, and what to do during your journey. We are confident the info pack will answer questions you would never have thought to ask! It will give you an idea of current costs, what to budget per day on and off the train.
Eating and drinking are similar to most European cities, although Ulaanbaatar and Beijing have upscale versions if you have the cash to flash!
When itineraries take you far from the shops or cafes we include meals. Russian souvenirs tend to be fun and low priced so you will be able to stash your pack full of Russian goodies!
Photocopy your passport, visa and other travel documentsKeep them safe somewhere or, better still, email them to an account you can access via your smart phone, table device or by logging-on at a hotel or internet café.
The old days of food shortages..tasteless local meals, expensive imported items and a culinary famine for anyone following a vegetarian diet are long gone. You can expect to eat well on your travels. There certainly isn’t anything of a culinary nature we can think that you must bring along.
However, if there are items that are comforting, or bolster a special diet, then feel free to pack them, but always use common sense when it comes to items that will be frowned upon by customs officials (such as meat or dairy products).
Russia, Mongolia and China now all have modern mobile networksconnections should be generally good. Although when on board the Trans-Siberian there will be large empty swathes of land in which there will be no network connection. We suggest you make the most of this time to escape emails, texts and the like and just soak up the journey!)
Never change money with anyone on the street..This is almost always a scam.
We’re sure on-board housekeeping won’t let you down..But there’s no harm travelling with a small supply of toilet tissue and wet wipes