If your kids are in their early teens and love a challenge, a tour of Russia is the perfect way to spend your downtime. We all remember how that first foreign experience changed us for the better, by opening our eyes to cultures we never knew existed, and the sooner your children experience different perspectives, the wiser they become.
The Trans Siberian Railway
If you were wondering how you and your family could manage to navigate across a vast country like Russia, look no further than the Trans Siberian Railway. You can ride from Moscow to Beijing and witness amazing natural scenery, while stopping regularly to interact with the local people, and the tour operator is with you all the way. Get online and check out Trans Siberian holidays for 2019 from established tour operators, and with their help, you and your family can experience the wonders of Asia. And with optional routes, you can spend some time on the Mongolian
Obviously, schooling has to come first, which makes the months of June and July the optimum time to take the railway trip of a lifetime. Book now and you still have time to make it happen this year, and sharing unique experiences bonds the family even tighter.
Planning your Route
You could take the straight route all the way from Moscow across to Beijing, a cool 9,000km that offers an unrivalled experience. Most people wish to visit Mongolia and marvel at the sheer enormity of the plains, and your tour operator can handle all the details, making sure you get the most out of the experience.
You can also experience Vladivostok, the jewel of Eastern Russia, where you can see a unique society and marvel at the grand architecture.
Life is All About Experiencing New Things
The old saying, “travel broadens the mind” rings true, and we can all remember how it felt to experience a foreign culture for the very first time, so why not pass this on to your children, and open their eyes to the wonders of the world. It might seem like a daunting prospect to plan your way across Russia, yet the tour operator handles everything, with a great family berth and all your meals taken care of.
If you set your children some learning objectives, they know how to use Google better than anyone and will soon learn about the amazing nation they are about to experience. There are a few things to organise, such as obtaining the visas (Russia, Mongolia and China), which the tour operator can help you with. From the UK, all visas can be applied for online, which is great, and there is a wealth of information on the tour operator’s website, and once you have booked, you can begin to prepare for what will be the holiday of a lifetime.
This once in a lifetime experience is on most people’s bucket list, and for good reason. To give your children such an opportunity will set them up for the rest of their lives.