Nightly News   |  February 09, 2014

Take the Most Scenic Trip in Russia

Cross two continents, seven times zones and nearly a third of the planet, if you have enough money and time.

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>>> air tonight. it takes us on a journey that few of us will ever get the chance to experience during our lifetime. and it's one of the peak experiences for anybody visiting russia, especially those that have the money and the time to take the longest and most beautiful train journey on this planet, the extraordinary and legendary trans-siberia railway. tonight, mary carillo takes us along for the ride.

>> reporter: at moscow's train station , the russian anthem daily departure of the fabled trans-siberian railway. it takes you through the breathtaking and unforgetting terrain on earth. there's certainly no train ticket like the one for the trans-siberian railway. number two train starts here in moscow and finishes in vladivostok , two continents, seven time zones and nearly one-third of the planet. conceived bizarre nicholas iii , construction began in 1891 . workers braved extreme winters in the east and tiger attacks in the west. finally, completing the massive rail line 25 years later. the feat was celebrated by this fa fabr fabrege egg .

>> my father was a train driver . my grandfather worked on the railroad. i had this dream since i was a child.

>> reporter: all right. here we go. on to vladivostok . on your way to vladivostok , the train hugs the banks of one of russia's wonders, the deepest lake . premium seat across the land with all the bells and whistles will run you just over $1,000. no matter what the price of your passage is, the view is first class. even after 22 years on the job, the train's supervisor is still stunned by the view. do you get used to the great beauty of your country or can you still look out the window and be surprised?

>> translator: every time the view from the window is different. each trip amazes me. the nature, the beauty, as you can see for yourself.

>> reporter: a majestic view on a train once called the finest jewel in the czar's crown.