Retracing one of the most important trading routes of ancient civilisation, the Silk Road follows in the footsteps of such legendary figures as Alexander the Great and Marco Polo. For centuries, merchants and adventurers journeyed to and from China on ancient routes through some of the most testing landscapes in the world trading silk, spices and perfumes. These "highways" - stretching some 4,000 miles - collectively came to be called the "Silk Road".
Crossing both Russia and China as well as some of the remotest former Soviet Republics - Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan - our epic journey on board the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express through Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan and the Shangri-La Express from the Kazakh border, across the Gobi Desert and onwards to Beijing through an ever changing landscape will take in some of the most magnificent yet little visited sights and oasis cities from the ancient world.
We travel a total of 11,000kms (6,800 miles) across 5 countries and 6 time zones through areas only accessible by train. Whilst the journey may present great difficulties for the independent traveller, our railway journey provides the opportunity to travel in comfort and safety. A true feeling of adventure and pioneering awaits on this unique 21 day railway journey by private train.
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Please find below the full list of our the Silk Road railway journeys:
10 DAY ORIENT SILK ROAD RAILWAY JOURNEY. TASHKENT ROUND TRIP
TASHKENT • Shahrisabz • Bukhara • Khiva • Samarqand • TASHKENT
13 DAY SILK ROAD RAILWAY JOURNEY FROM MOSCOW TO ALMATY
MOSCOW • Volgograd • Kara Kum • Khiva • Ashgabat • Merv • Bukhara • Samarkand • Tashkent • ALMATY
14 DAY ORIENT SILK ROAD RAILWAY JOURNEY FROM ASHGABAT TO ALMATY
ASHGABAT • Mary/Merv • Bukhara • Khiva • Samarqand • Shahrisabz • Tashkent • Turkestan • ALMATY