Popular Vodkatrain Tours
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. There is no official ‘tour leader', but rather a local ‘Honcho’ at each city stop instead. There are no set activities so you can choose to either do your own thing or hang out with the Honcho in a small group.
You’ll still feel like your crossing uncharted territory, but 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 but you can be sure it’s all been tried and tested.
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 hawker food and walk along the Great Wall; in Mongolia you’ll stay in traditional felt huts and ride horses with the locals; in Russia you’ll lay eyes on the Kremlin, experience Russia’s cultural hub St Petersburg and take a traditional sauna by Lake Baikal. As for Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan? They offer many surprises and hidden treasures of their own.