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  • Reviewed June 2017
    Catherine Jones

    Russia: Last Journey of the Tsars

    Just returned from the first departure of a new trip venturing to parts of Russia where foreign tourists are few and far between, travelling on sections of the Trans-Siberian route - but without the endurance test of days on end on a train.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    I'm not sure I'd describe moments as inspirational as much as very enjoyable and sometimes unexpected. Visiting Red Square at night on our first evening together as a group. The peace of small-town Suzdal after the tourist hoardes of the Moscow Kremlin. Seeing where the Romanovs were murdered in Yekaterinburg, and hearing conflicting theories about their fate. The attractiveness of Kazan. Hopping off the train to buy food from women selling meals on the platform at stations in the middle of nowhere. Eating great plov, khachapuri and shashlik all over the place....

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Yvgeny was calm and organised, and I had absolute confidence he would get us safely from one destination to the next. He was happy to talk about the ins and outs of everyday Russian life, and it was interesting to hear about his plans for his family dacha - a welcome escape from the pressures of Moscow living.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Don't change too much money into roubles all in one go. Prices are a lot more reasonable once you leave Moscow, and there are money exchanges in every town/city. Take insect repellent, particularly for Suzdal where we we all fell victim to mosquito bites. And don't overpack. The trip involves a lot of getting on and off trains and carrying your bag up and down numerous flights of stairs.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    This is a great trip if you want to see a slice of 'real' Russia and travel with real Russians, away from the main tourist route between Moscow and St Petersburg.
  • There's more to Russia than Moscow and St. Petersburg!

    This trip is the perfect opportunity to explore Russia beyond the usual Moscow to St Petersburg tourist trail. Traveling east on the route of the Trans-Siberian railway we got to experience lovely towns and cities that welcome very few foreign tourists. The trip really changed my perspective of what Russia is actually like. 

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Nizhny Novogord probably surprised me the most. I was expecting a pretty dank, industrial city. However it was actually a lovely place with a real European vibe, great cafes, a small Kremlin with a good modern art museum and a fascinating history, especially during the Soviet period, when it was a closed city.The pretty town of Suzal was also lovely and a total contrast to Moscow.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Our guide was cool, calm and organsied. Considering this was a first depart all went very well.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Travel light, carrying cases on and off the train, over bridges and through tunnels isn't easy. Don't forget mosquito repellent, around Suzal was particularly bad.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Go with an open mind about Russia and you'll be plesently surprised.
  • Reviewed June 2017
    Helen Porter

    Last Journey of the Tsars

    Just back from this very enjoyable trip. So interesting to see parts of Russia not on the usual tourist trail and experience the Trans-Siberian railway without spending multiple days and nights on the train. So few tourists, other than Russians, outside of Moscow, which was good.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    No single moment but the day on the train from Kazan was very interesting as we were the only tourists on the train and it was fascinating to see the country side rolling by (despite the huge number of trees) and get off the train to purchase food from vendors at stations.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Very organised and helpful

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Wi-Fi is hit and miss so don't rely on it. More mosquitos around than I expected so take some repellent.
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