We were very happy with all arrangements and enjoyed our couple of weeks in Russia.
The improvement in infrastructure in Moscow and St.Petersburg since my last visit 10 years ago, has been remarkable.
Irkutsk is a lovely city and we enjoyed our 4 days there.Lake Baikal is well worth a visit.
The Russian people were extremely friendly throughout.
The Trans Siberian was a great experience and fulfilled our dreams. The scenery and ever changing vistas were spectacular.
The train facilities were adequate but perhaps a shower facility in 1st Class would have been nice.
I will recommend your services in the future,
After getting retired from my service last year at the age of 60 , I made the â€œ Round the world trip â€ with my spouse in last summer of 2015 to have a vacation with my sister in USA.
It was my long lasting desire to visit Russia to pay homage for their help in our freedom, post-war rehabilitation. I determined to do the Trans-Siberian Railway journey in the next winter, lest I might be unable to do it due to my aging.
I could not make my spouse agree to accompany me. So I started to find the possibilities.
I went to the google chrome browser and wrote Trans-Siberian Railway. Thousands of links popped out. But I chose one which is a Russian company. You can have 24 hours service from them. The link is http://www.transsiberianexpress.net/
The link described
TransSiberianExpress.net has been selling discount tickets on the Trans-Siberian, Trans-Mongolian and Trans-Manchurian train routes for 10 years as well as offering Trans Siberian rail tours â€“ both fully customized and group tours.TransSiberianExpress.net is dedicated to bringing you up to date information on Russian train tickets and Russian train schedules. Over the years we have helped thousands of customers with their Siberian train travel arrangements. To begin, just enter your route information in to our train ticket search engine and submit. Please be aware that frequently, trains do not leave every day, therefore you may have to enter in a few dates to find exactly the train that you are looking for.
TransSiberianExpress can deliver your tickets to your home or office.
There were only 2nd class and 3rd class compartments when I did my journey. There were coups for four person ( two upper and two lower berths ). The lower berths are more expensive than the upper berths which is reasonable. The fare is same for the Russians and the foreigners and it is determined on the day of selling the ticket. Usually the tickets are sold 45 days before the journey. At present, they have added 1st class 2 berth coup in the train.
Usually, The Trans-siberian express company helps you in getting visa for Russia but the facility is not available for Bangladesh.
Finally I managed to get the visa for Russian Federation from Dhaka.
Experience in the train
I knew the scripts of Russian language so I could read the names, could say something (very poor) in Russian though I worked with Russians for 3 years in Bangladesh.
you have to keep your passport and tourist voucher with you always.
When I left Moscow hotel, they gave me a piece of paper and advised me to show if it is needed.
Usually the rooms are gender sensitive. But a 78 yrs. Old lady was with me in the lower berth. One boy who works in the Rail company accompanied me upto Vladivostok who spoke good English. The Russians are very friendly.
In many stations, the train stopped for more than 15 minutes. You can do errands, walk in open air in the platform and have cigarettes.
You will get any drinks, food from the attendants. They are two in number. Hot water Jar (Samovar) is open to all and free. For any problem, you ask the attendant, you will get the service. The room temperature is from 26 to 29 C
The dining room was next to our compartment. You can go through the compartments while the train is running.
The food is not very expensive in the train but I would suggest to have some with you.
I received the copy of train ticket by the company by e-mail. I had to just print it. Color print is better.
For me , the Journey was excellent with the old woman, little children and the young people.
I experienced -38C in New Zealand which was artificial. But in Russia it was -30C which was natural. I expected -62C .
I do not know how 7 days and 6 nights passed away to reach Vladivostok. Good people, books and a laptop is the answer.
Thanks for arranging my tickets to Saint Petersburg & back smoothly & professionally.
Wish you and your company the very best.
With best regards
Dear Ms Elena,
We just arrived from this wonderful trip through Russia,Mongolia and China!
No words to describe our satisfaction! Everything went in a perfect way!
All guides, arranged by Express to Russia and local representatives, were full knowledgeable.
Congratulation and we are open to giving all recommendations regarding your company.
In special, give to Miss Asya our bests thanks for the full assistance.
We booked our train from Moscow to St Petersburg using tour operator Express to Russia. I must state how impressed and pleased we were by the efficiency and help we received in booking our train. The journey itself was excellent, and the first class service superb. We will certainly use Express to Russia again in the future. H & K Bessos
Áîëüøîå ñïàñèáî. Thank you very much, Express to Russia , for your perfect service in getting me my invitation, voucher and TransSib tickets. No stress whatsoever!
Je tiens à vous dire combien j'ai apprécié vos services, tant pour l'obtention - si compliquée - des invitations nécessaires pour les visas que pour l'achat des 7 billets de train de notre périple de Moscou à Vladivostok. Merci encore à Ekaterina Statsura - pour les vouchers- et à Ksenia Distryanova - pour les billets. Tout s'est bien passé, obtenir les "vrais " billets à Moscou n'a posé aucun problème et nous avons faits un superbe voyage.
Je ne sais si vous pourrez utiliser ce courrier sur votre site mais si c'est possible je recommande vivement votre agence aux éventuels lecteurs.
Avec mon meilleur souvenir
Thanks a lot for your help of booking the Train from Moscow to St. Petersburg . Everything just went acording to the plan ! :-)
I'm back from my trip to Russia and would like to say thank you again for your incredible service and support. I'll certainly recommend Express to Russia whenever I have the opportunity to.
Thanks again, best regards,
Thanks for helping me out so much in Russia! Made my trip so much easier not having to worry about all the small things. :)