The Legendary Silk Route by Rail

Day 1 : Fly to Almaty, Kazakhstan
Arrive
 
Day 2 : Almaty
Early morning arrival in Almaty. Transfer to the Rahat Palace Hotel (or similar). Afternoon at leisure.
 
Day 3 : Almaty
Morning city tour including Zenkov Russian cathedral, one of the world’s tallest wooden buildings. Lunch in Kazakh yurts before transferring to the Orient Silk Road Express train. (B, L, D)
 
Day 4 : Turkestan
After breakfast, arrive in Turkestan. Visit the mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, famed for its dome hall and monumental mosque. Later the train continues its journey, crossing the Kazakh-Uzbek border towards Tashkent. Border formalities are completed in the comfort of your compartment. Overnight on the train. (B, L, D)
 
Day 5 : Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Early morning arrival into Tashkent, followed by a sightseeing tour, including the Kukeldash madrasa, the Kavoj and Amir Timur monuments and the typical Kazakh mud brick houses. In the evening, schedules permitting, attend a concert in a music hall. The train leaves in the evening for Shakhrisabz. Overnight on train. (B, L, D)
 
Day 6 : Shahrisabz
Today includes a regional folklore performance and a visit to the site of Tamerlane’s large summer palace, as well as the monumental memorials to the Mongol prince. In the evening, the train departs for Samarkand and you are invited to a tasting of Uzbek wines. Overnight on train. (B, L, D)
 
Day 7 : Samarkand
Full-day tour of Samarkand, with visits to Shahi- Zinda necropolis, the imposing madrasas on Registan Square and the excavation sites of Afrosiyob, the oldest part and ruined site of the ancient and medieval city. Stay at the Registan Plaza hotel (or similar) for 2 nights. (B, L, D)
 
Day 8 : Samarkand
Another day to explore Samarkand, with a chance to see the Bibi Khanum mosque, the Ulugh Beg observatory and the Gur Emir mausoleum, as well as visiting a carpet factory and local craftsman’s family. (B, L, D)
 
Day 9 : Samarkand
Morning at leisure. At midday, the train departs for Khiva. Overnight on board. (B, L, D)
 
Day 10 : Khiva
On arrival in Khiva, enter the imposing old city and, after visiting palaces, mosques, minarets and mausoleums, enjoy lunch at the former emir’s summer palace. Evening departure to Bukhara. Overnight on train. (B, L, D)
 
Day 11 : Bukhara
On arrival in Bukhara, visit the great Kalyan minaret, the Labi-Hauz architectural ensemble and the ‘Nasreddin on a Donkey’ monument. Dinner is served in a madrasa’s courtyard, accompanied by local music and dancing. Overnight at the Asia Bukhara Hotel (or similar). (B, L, D)
 
Day 12 : Bukhara
Full-day city tour, with visits including the beautiful Mire-e-Arab madrasa, the Ark (fortress), the Samanid mausoleum and the last emir’s summer residence. Board the train for an evening departure. Overnight on train. (B, L, D)
 
Day 13 : Merv
Morning arrival in Merv for a chance to see the gigantic walls, ramparts and ruins of this Unesco world heritage site. Enjoy lunch with a local family in their home’s picturesque courtyard. Stay overnight at the Grand Turkmen Hotel (or similar). (B, L, D)
 
Day 14 : Nisa • Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
In the morning, drive to the nearby Unesco-listed ruins of the ancient city of Nisa. After lunch, take a guided tour of the modern-day capital followed by a guided tour of the National Museum in Ashgabat, where you will view artefacts excavated from the ruins at Nisa. Evening transfer to the airport. (B, L, D)
 
Day 15 : Departure
Transfer to airport and fly to your next destination.
 
As per itinerary :- B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner.
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 Signature Experiences
  • Experience three contrasting countries: Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan & Kazakhstan
  • Meals with a difference including lunch in Kazakh yurts, dinner in a madrasa courtyard & lunch with a local Turkmen family
 
 What's included
  • 3- & 4-star hotel and rail accommodation
  • 7 nights on board the Orient Silk Road Express
  • Shared arrival & departure transfers
  • Ali Baba class twin / double cabin with shared washing facilities
  • All meals included
  • Guided excursions as specified including all entrance fees
 
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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  • 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
  Asia Bukhara Hotel - Bukhara
  Grand Turkmen Hotel - Ashgabat
  Orient Silk Road Express Train - Almaty
  Rahat Palace hotel - Almaty
  Registan Plaza Hotel - Samarkand
 
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