From Moscow to Beijing went first tourist train. This fact was an important step in the development of international rail travel. Tourist trains are different from the long-distance trains that passengers do not just make the trip from one point to another, and the process of the trip is the most important part of the tourism program.
The train, which started yesterday (July 15, 2011.) From the Russian capital, tourists travel from 20 countries with almost all the continents of South America, Asia, Australia and Europe.
The train "Moscow — Beijing" — 21 car. It is formed of the following types of cars:
compartment cars (accommodation at 3 or 4 passengers);
wagons CB (accommodation at 1 or 2 passengers);
wagons "luxury" (placement by 1 or 2 passengers).
The train included two restaurant cars, one car-bar, 1 dining car and a special car with showers. The car is designed with a shower compartment for passengers, cars and RVs. Passengers cars "luxury" will be able to take a shower in his compartment, as each compartment in a car equipped with a toilet and a wash basin and shower.
The train "Moscow — Beijing" will proceed with stops and sightseeing in the cities of Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude, Ulan Bator and Erlian. Also in the tour program will include a trip to Lake Baikal.
During the trip, passengers will be offered dishes of national cuisine and tasting a variety of delicacies.
During the trip, the tour participants will be able to participate in various entertainment programs and musical evenings, watch movies and try to learn Russian.
Service will be conducted in 7 foreign languages. In Beijing train will arrive on August 29.