Trans-Siberian Handbook : Trans-Siberian, Trans-Mongolian, Trans-Manchurian and Siberian Bam Routes (Includes Guides to 25 Cities)
The eighth edition of the definitive guide to the world's longest railway journey is a major revision, entirely re-researched and updated by Anna Kaminski, a Russian-UK dual-national educated in both countries. All routes were retravelled and there is additional information on Siberia, including the Lake Baikal area. The book includes kilometre by kilometre route guides to the Trans-Siberian (Moscow-Vladivostok), Trans-Mongolian (Moscow-Beijing via Ulaan Baatar) and Trans-Manchurian (Moscow-Beijing) journeys with strip maps in Russian, English and Chinese plus a new section on the Siberian BAM route; city guides and maps to 25 stopovers including Moscow, St Petersburg, Sergiev Posad, Rostov-Yaroslavski, Yaroslavl, Vladimir, Suzdal, Nizhny Novgorod, Vyatka (Kirov), Perm, Yekaterinburg, Tyumen, Tobolsk, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Listvyanka, Bolshie Koty, Bratsk, Severobaikalsk, Nizhneangarsk, Ulan Ude, Chita, Birobidzhan, Khabarovsk, Vladivostok, Ulaan Baatar, Harbin, Beijing where to stay and eat, information about Siberia and the railway, and 76 maps plus timetables, rail fares, Russian & Chinese phrases.
- Paperback | 512 pages
- 119.38 x 177.8 x 27.94mm | 476.27g
- 22 Nov 2011
- Trailblazer Publications
- Hindhead, Surrey, United Kingdom
- 8th Revised edition
- Illustrations (some col.), maps (some col.)
The best guide to the Trans-Siberian is undoubtedly Bryn Thomas's the Trans-Siberian Handbook (Trailblazer) which has the most detailed route outline and a good history. 'To the Edge of the World' by Christian Wolmar, Atlantic Books, 2013
Back cover copy
A trip across Siberia on the longest continuous railway track in the world is undoubtedly the journey of a lifetime. It's also a convenient way to reach China, Mongolia or Japan. Tickets are not expensive or difficult to arrange.This acclaimed guide shows you how to organise a trip, where to get tickets, where to stay and what to see. ? Practical information - planning your trip; what to take; getting to Russia from Europe, North America and Australasia ? Kilometre-by-kilometre route guides covering the entire routes of the Trans-Siberian, Trans-Manchurian, Trans-Mongolian and Siberian BAM railways with 40 strip maps in English, Russian and Chinese: see where you are as you travel. ? City guides and maps - the best sights, places to stay and restaurants for all budgets: Moscow, St Petersburg, Ulaan Baatar, Beijing and 25 towns in Siberia; plus Lake Baikal and nutshell information on Minsk, Berlin, Prague, Budapest, Warsaw, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Helsinki, Hong Kong & Tokyo. ? Siberia and the railway - the detailed history of Siberia, the construction and the running of the railway today are of great interest not only to visitors but also to armchair travellers. ? This 8th edition now also includes a section on the Siberian BAM Railway side route ? With 76 maps - plus timetables, fares, Russian & Chinese phrases.
About Bryn Thomas
Originally written by Bryn Thomas, Trailblazer's founder, this 8th edition was updated by Anna Kaminski, a Russian-UK national who also works for Rough Guides.