Perhaps the world’s most famous and inspiring rail journey, the Trans-Siberian Express, traverses from Europe, east to the Orient. Beginning in Russia’s capital Moscow, it climbs through the magnificent Urals, across the majestic Russian steppes and the wild, barren and windswept tundra. Continuing beside the shores of beguiling Lake Baikal, passing beyond Asia to the Sea of Japan as it terminates in Vladivostok.
Lesley and I have just returned from our 6 night holiday to Venice brilliantly organised by Planet Rail. The perfect weather was matched by the perfect organisation of the holiday by the team at Planet Rail. From the first contact with the team you felt confident that you were in safe hands and that all your requests would be satisfied. All of the rail / taxi arrangements worked perfectly and the choice of hotels were stunning. From the 5star Grand Sitea in Turin, the marvellous Suisse Majestic in Montreux with its room overlooking a sun kissed Lake Geneva, to the perfection that was the Al Ponte Antico in Venice. Having breakfast on the balcony as the Grand Canal traffic passed in front you as it made its way through the Rialto Bridge is a memory that will treasured by us both. Thank you to all the team at Planet Rail for giving us such a wonderful experience.