Vodkatrain offers semi-guided journeys for 18 to 35 year olds on the Trans Mongolian Railway and the Silk Road. Travel routes cover Russia, Mongolia, China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and India. Setting it apart from other trip operators are the local 'Honchos' and flexible schedules that allow you to explore just the way you like. 

Why travel with Vodkatrain

  1. Small groups of like-minded travellers
  2. Expert staff with heaps of local knowledge
  3. Mix and match with Vodkapacks and Railpacks
  4. Comfortable rail travel between destinations
  5. Schedules are determined for you

Popular Vodkatrain tours

  • The Vodkatrain (21 days)
  • The Marco Polo (25 days)
  • Budgeting Bolshevik (12 days)
  • Ruski Huski (17 days)
  • The Holy Cow Leg 1 (12 days)

A unique approach

Feel like your crossing uncharted territory but know that Vodkatrain has your back the whole way, providing accommodation, transport and local guides to help you get the most out of your unique experience. You decide what you see, eat, drink and experience with a local expert at each stop to provide a little guidance and insight.  

During your overland adventure you have the opportunity to disembark and explore various cities along the route. In Beijing you can shop, eat fresh street food and walk along the Great Wall. In Mongolia you’ll stay in traditional felt huts and ride horses with the locals.

The Vodkatrain way

Known for its popular Vodkatrain twist on the Trans Mongolian journey, the Vodkatrain tour is a classic. Traverse three distinct countries as you soak up local culture, party to the wee hours at fantastic nightclubs and explore the unique diversity of each place you stop. From Beijing to St Petersburg, surprises and hidden treasures abound.

Group sizes are small to ensure more personalised service, and excellent value ensures you get the most bang for your buck as you go. Accommodation ranges from hostels and hotels to traditional gers and yurts along the Silk Road, while the train travel provides yet another opportunity to mingle with locals on scheduled services.

Did you know...

  • Vodkatrain provides visa support for Australian and British domiciled clients
  • Vodkatrain is a partner of Sundowners Overland, which offers more than 30 years in the industry

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