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Discover the Silk Road by Private Train

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Discover the Silk Road by Private Train

Set off on a once-in-a-lifetime journey on a private train to discover the ancient cities of Uzbekistan, some of the brightest jewels in Central Asia's crown. Along the way you'll admire some of the Silk Road's most impressive architecture and most famous sights.

You can choose from a range of train compartments: Habibi, Ali Baba, Aladin and Kalif - all offering a unique journey along the historic Silk Road!

 

What's included?

* All accommodation on board the train and in hotels

* Full-board dining throughout

* All transfers and transportation

* All sightseeing and excursions, including entrance fees

* English-speaking guides

 

We have lots of dates, durations and departure airports available, please call us on 0330 880 0340 for more information

 

From £2249 per person

Example Itinerary

Day 1 - Departure

* Fly from the UK to Tashkent

 

Day 2 - Arrive in Tashkent

* Arrive in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, in the early hours

* You'll be met and transferred to your hotel in the city centre to check-in

* Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure

 

Day 3 - Tashkent

* Explore the cosmopolitan capital of Tashkent - from the Soviet-ear architecture and ancient mausoleums to the imposing madrassahs and modern monuments

* In the evening enjoy a traditional folk music performance

* Transfer to the station to board your train

* Enjoy dinner on board

 

Day 4 - Shakhrisabz

* Wake up in rural Uzbekistan as the train takes you into the mountains

* Take an hour's drive to visit some Uzbek villages and learn a little about their ways and traditions

* In the afternoon the train will bring you to Shakrisabz, home to impressive architecture

* Back aboard the train you'll enjoy a tasting of Uzbek wines as the train carries you toward your next destination

 

Day 5 - Bukhara

* Explore the one thousand architectural monuments recalling the golden age of the Great Silk Route

* You'll also visit the UNESCO-listed Old City

* Later in the day you'll head for the courtyard of one of the madrassahs, where you can enjoy a performance of local dances and a presentation of colourful national costumes with music

* Spend the night in a local hotel

 

Day 6 - Bukhara

* Visit an incredible collection of architectural wonders

* You'll then be driven to the splendid Mir-e-Arab Madrassah and the Samanid Mausoleum

* Afterwards tour the massive Ark Citadel, a city within a city; there you'll view the Throne Room and visit the last emir's Summer Residence

* Return to the train in the evening and begin travelling towards Khiva

 

Day 7 - Khiva

* Visit the stunning museum-city of Khiva, boasting mighty walls and towering gates; you'll feel as though you've been transported to another world

* Take in Khiva's exotic atmosphere on the sightseeing tour

* Admire the many palaces, mosques, minarets, mausoleums and madrassahs

* In the afternoon visit the Konya Ark Citadel and the Islam Hodha Minaret

* Board the train in the evening and travel towards your next destination

 

Day 8 - Samarkand

* Spend the day exploring the stunning city of Samarkand, once known as one of the most beautiful and prestigious cities in the world!

* Visit the Necropolis of Shah-e-Zinde, where tombs and mausoleums line a narrow street, before visiting the excavation site of ancient Afrosiab

* Your last stop will be Registan Square, one of the most notable architectural ensembles in Central Asia

* Spend the night in a local hotel

 

Day 9 - Samarkand

* Visit the Ulug Beg Observatory to see the marvellous instruments created for plotting stars centuries ago

* Then head to the Bibi Khanum Mosque, a huge building now lying partly in ruins after suffering through multiple earthquakes

* Meet some of the city's craftsmen and take a tour of a silk carpet manufactory

* Enjoy a visit to an Uzbek family to see paper being made from mulberry bark

* Your day will also include a visit to the tomb of Amir Timur, which lies beneath a large turquoise dome

* Spend the night in a local hotel

 

Day 10 - Samarkand to Tashkent

* Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore Samarkand and pick up last-minute souvenirs

* Board the train and travel back to Tashkent

* Arrive in Tashkent in the afternoon and transfer to the hotel for your final night

 

Day 11 - Fly to the UK

* Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK

 

infoFor more information call us on 0330 880 0340.

 

*Prices are per person, based on 2 people sharing. Prices are subject to availability and possible change.

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