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Russia to Kazakhstan Railway Adventure

From £1575 for 12 days
Trip Overview
This 12-day adventure tour from Russia to Kazakhstan will have you fully immersed in life in both Russia and contemporary Central Asia. Explore Soviet symbolism in Moscow and an former gulag site in Perm, then how one village as overcome the after effects of Soviet collapse with a social enterprise. Learn about Bolshevik history and the fate of the Romanovs in the revolution in Yekaterinburg and finish in glittering Nur-Sultan, formerly known as Astana. At the heart of this journey are two epic train journeys. These day-long affairs are the perfect opportunity to meet local travellers and marvel at the vastness of these two immense countries. 
Essential Info
Starts: Moscow
Ends: Nur-Sultan (Astana)
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IWBSC
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Kazakhstan, Russia
What's Included


9 Breakfasts included
2 Lunches included
1 Dinners included


Overnight Sleeper Train,Private Bus,Metro,Public Bus


Hotel (8 nights),Guesthouse (1 night),Overnight Sleeper Train (2 night)

Trip Highlights

•   This trip takes you on an overland journey from Russia to Kazakhstan, revealing rural villages recovering from Soviet collapse, historic cities with long-buried secrets and more.

•   Explore emerging cultural destination Perm and tour the former Soviet forced labour camp Perm-36 – said to be one of the most severe of all the gulags.

•   Discover an incredible honey cooperative in Maly Turysh, a tiny village where a social enterprise employs most of the residents and has hopes to revive the village.

•   Uncover hidden history in Yekaterinburg, where the last Romanov’s met their bitter end during the Bolshevik revolution and a local guide will take you to their formerly secret graves.

•   A guided tour of Nur-Sultan reveals some of the most impressive architectural sites in the city, a great way to learn about this young capital.

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 12th Jun 2020
Returning: 23rd Jun 2020
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Departing: 10th Jul 2020
Returning: 21st Jul 2020
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Departing: 14th Aug 2020
Returning: 25th Aug 2020
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Departing: 11th Sep 2020
Returning: 22nd Sep 2020
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Departing: 16th Oct 2020
Returning: 27th Oct 2020
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Departing: 14th May 2021
Returning: 25th May 2021
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Departing: 11th Jun 2021
Returning: 22nd Jun 2021
Availability: Good
Departing: 9th Jul 2021
Returning: 20th Jul 2021
Availability: Good
Departing: 13th Aug 2021
Returning: 24th Aug 2021
Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Zdrastvutye! Welcome to Russia. Moscow is a fascinating, historic city with a wealth of sights to see. Your adventure begins with a Welcome Meeting at 6pm at the hotel today, where your insurance and next of kin details will be collected. After the meeting, your leader will organise an optional meal so you can enjoy your first taste of delicious Russian cuisine with new friends. For those who arrive early, our Urban Adventures are a great insight into the city and can be booked in advance at
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