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Lonely PlanetTrans-Siberian Railway is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Get to know your fellow passengers or just gaze through the window at the unfurling landscape, gawk at Moscow's Kremlin or glimpse Lake Baikal, Russia's sacred sea; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the Trans-Siberian Railway and begin your journey now!
Highlightsand itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
Essential infoat your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - the history of the railway, history of Siberian travel, Russian culture & cuisine, Mongolian culture & cuisine, Chinese culture & cuisine, landscapes & wildlife
Over 60 maps
Covers Moscow, St Petersburg Beijing, the Trans-Siberian, Trans-Mongolian, Trans-Manchurian and Baikal-Amur Mainline routes and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Trans-Siberian Railway, our most comprehensive guide to the Trans-Siberian Railway, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.
Looking for a guide focused on Russia or China? Check out Lonely Planet'sRussia guideor China guide for a comprehensive look at all these countries have to offer; Discover China, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions; or Pocket Beijing,a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Simon Richmond, Greg Bloom, Marc Di Duca, Anthony Haywood, Michael Kohn, Shawn Low, Tom Masters, Daniel McCrohan, Leonid Ragozin, Regis St Louis, Mara Vorhees
About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Combines parts of the Lonely Planet guides for Russia (and I assume China and Mongolia) into a one-source book. Great focus on many different paths for a trans-Russia itinerary. If you are seriously considering making the trip, this is the book to buy!!
A lot of stuff they write about is closed in winter and they just don't provide information at all about winter travel in some places making the guide frustrating sometimes. They also don't always list the names of things in the native language (Russian, Mongolian, Chinese so when you are looking for something on a sign it is impossible to find or figure out. It is nice that it is digital though so I can just have it on my phone and I did find some good restaurants (when open) using the guide just don't use it as your travel bible. I got the trans-Siberian handbook by Bryn Thomas and Anna Kaminski and liked that they include native language names and the time difference from Moscow for every town (very helpful on the train). Although there winter info is a little off also.
Lots of info about routes and prices. Great source of planning material.
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