Persia & the Silk Road aboard the Golden Eagle

Day 1 : To Moscow
Transfer to the Ritz Carlton for 1 night. (D)
 
Day 2 : Moscow
Board the Golden Eagle and depart Moscow on the 14-night train journey to Tehran. (B, L, D)
 
Day 3 : Karakum desert
Travel through the remote scenery of Kazakhstan's Karakum desert. (B, L, D)
 
Day 4 : Baikonur
Morning arrival into Baikonur, the home of the Russian space programme. View the launch platform, from which Yuri Gagarin travelled into space in 1961. (B, L, D)
 
Day 5 : Tashkent
Half-day tour of the capital of Uzbekistan including the old town quarter, the museums of railway and applied sciences. (B, L, D)
 
Day 6 : Samarkand
Morning tour of Bibi Kharum mosque, the Ulugh Beg observatory and Registan Square. (B, L, D)
 
Day 7 : Bukhara
Arrive in the oasis city of Bukhara. Visit The Ark, the fortified residence of the Emirs of Bukhara, and Emir's Palace of the Moon and Stars. (B, L, D)
 
Day 8 : Khiva
Afternoon arrival in Urgench and transfer to the 2,500-year-old city of Khiva. (B, L, D)
 
Day 9 : Ashgabat
Morning arrival in the capital of Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, and take a tour of the city's major sights and museums, including the National Museum and Kipchak mosque. (B, L, D)
 
Day 10 : Merv
Arrive in Mary and transfer by bus to Merv, once an important stop on the Silk Road. View the gigantic walls, ramparts, and many ruins of this Unesco world heritage site. (B, L, D)
 
Day 11 : Mashhad
Stop in Mashhad to visit the Imam Reza Holy Shrine, the largest mosque in the world in terms of its dimension, followed by a tour of the Nader Shah museum. After lunch, tour the tomb of Ferdowsi, the father of Persian literature. (B, L, D)
 
Day 12 : Rayen • Mahan
Afternoon arrival into Rayen to visit the impressive castle, which has excellent views of Mount Hezar. Travel by road to Mahan to explore the Royal Palace with its Prince Garden and tomb. Rejoin the train for the journey to Yazd. (B, L, D)
 
Day 13 : Yazd
Full-day tour to the Water Museum, the Zoroastrian fire temple and the Jame mosque. Other highlights include the Amir Chakhmaq complex. (B, L, D)
 
Day 14 : Isfahan
Full-day tour of the city's monuments, including Naghshe Jahan Square, the Imam and Sheikh Lotfollah mosque and the beautiful Khaju bridge. Conclude with a visit to the Vank Church in the Armenia quarter. (B, L, D)
 
Day 15 : Persepolis • Shiraz
Morning tour of Persepolis, Darius the Great's summer capital, to view the magnificent stone terrace and palace. Continue to Nagsh-e-Rostam, the site of the royal tombs and Sassanian rock reliefs. Afternoon drive to Shiraz to view the Quran Gate, the Hafez Tomb and Vakil Cathedral. Rejoin the train for the journey to Tehran. (B, L, D)
 
Day 16 : Tehran
Afternoon arrival into Tehran. Transfer to the Espinas Hotel (or similar) for 2 nights.
 
Day 17 : Tehran
Morning visit to the Crown Jewels Museum in the Central Bank of Iran building, with its vast array of crown jewels used by the Qajar and Pahlavi royalty. Morning visit to the Golestan Palace, a Unesco world heritage site. Farewell dinner at the hotel. (B, L, D)
 
Day 18 : Onward travel
Transfer to the airport or continue with your onward travel arrangements. (B)
 
As per itinerary :- B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner.
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 Signature Experiences
  • Visit Baikonur, the home of the Russian space programme
  • 14-night train journey on the Golden Eagle luxury train from Moscow to Tehran
  • Included visits to Samarkand, Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara & Merv
  • Follow the route of the anicent Silk Road
 
 What's included
  • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
  • Local transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative and local guides and entrance fees where applicable
 
Note : Hotels are subject to availability at the time of booking.
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 Payments
  • 80 days or more before date of departure: 25% of total cost
  • 79 - 40 days before date of departure: 50% of total cost
  • 39 - 20 days before date of departure: 100% of total cost
Important: The booking stands liable to be cancelled if 100% payment is not received 20 days prior to departure date and received amount will be fully forfeited.
 
 Cancellation
If you Cancel your Holiday
You or any member of your party may cancel their travel arrangements at any time. Written notification or an e-mail to that effect from the person who made the booking must be received at our office. The cancellation charges applicable are as per the published cancellation policy below:
 
Cancellation charges per person
  • 80 days or more before date of departure: 25% of total cost
  • 79 - 60 days before date of departure: 50% of total cost
  • 59 - 20 days before date of departure: 75% of total cost
  • 19 - 1 days before date of departure: 100% of total cost
If we change or cancel your holiday
  • We do plan the arrangements in advance. It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements.
  • Occasionally, we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. If there are any changes, we will advise you of them at the earliest possible date.
  • We also reserve the right under any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements by assigning reasons to you.
  • If we are unable to provide the booked travel arrangements due to reasons beyond our control (e.g. bad weather):We shall first try to offer alternative dates for the tour if the tour hasn’t already commenced.
  • If the tour has already commenced, then we shall refund the booking price/fee charged to you on a pro-rata basis depending on the portion of the tour utilized by you.
  • In all circumstances, however, our liability shall be limited to refunding to you the price we charged as tour fees.
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  • HolidaysAt provide fully escorted tour packages specially for womens.
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  • All the tours are specifically designed keeping your security in mind.
  • We planned tours that include a balance of activities and leisure time along with carefully selected destinations.
  • Still you feel uncomfortable at any place, contact your dedicated manager and he will take care of everything, so that you can enjoy your trip.
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  • We consider special care about Disabled / Senior Citizen traveler security during the tour.
  • All the tours are specifically designed keeping your challenges in mind.
  • We planned tours that include a balance of activities and leisure time along with carefully selected destinations.
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Accomodation for your comfort
  Espinas Hotel - Tehran
  Golden Eagle Train - Moscow
  The Ritz Carlton - Moscow
 
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