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The Silk Road Express - Westbound

The Silk Road Express - Westbound

The Silk Road Express - Westbound
13 days – 12 nights
Almaty, Turkistan, Tashkent, Shahrisabz, Samarkand, Khiva, Bukhara, Merv, Ashgabad
Adventure, Culture, History
This program may be operated for individuals or for groups
This is a suggested itinerary

Day 1: Almaty [Kazakhstan]
Overnight transfer to your hotel. You will spend the rest of the night at a yurt.

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Tour includes
  • Transfers as required
  • 12 nights’ accommodation:
    • Almaty 1 night
    • Registan Train 8 nights
    • Samarkand 2 nights
    • Bukhara 1 night
  • Meals:
    • Breakfast daily
    • Lunch daily
    • 11 dinners
    • 1 farewell dinner
  • 1 welcome drink
  • Doctor on board
  • Daily cleaning service
  • Each car has 2 hostesses (they work in shifts)
  • Tea and coffee are served free throughout the trip
  • Bed linen is changed once during the trip
  • Tea, coffee and 1 bottle of mineral water during meals
  • Sightseeing of Almaty
  • Mausoleum of Kohja Ahmed Yasawi
  • Tashkent city tour
  • Folkloric show in Shahrisabz
  • Visit of Samarkand
  • Carpet manufacturing in Samarkand
  • Khiva minarets and madrasas
  • Visit Bukhara
  • Discover Lyab-i-Khauz ensemble
  • Tour the great Ark fortress
  • Sufi order women’s mosque
  • Tour Kyrk-Qyz-Qala or fortress of the virgins
  • The Parthian city of Nisa
  • A/C Registan Train in cabin of your choice
  • Local transportation by A/C vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Local guides for sites visited
  • Entrance fees for sites visited
  • All local taxes
Not included in tour
  • International airfares
  • Any taxes related to airfares or airports
  • Meals not mentioned under inclusions
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Tips to guides or drivers
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Any item not mentioned as “Included”


Hotels

Category Hotel Name Tripadvisor
First Class
Almaty KazZhol Almaty 4
Samarkand Hotel Grand Samarkand Superior 4
Bukhara Minzifa Hotel 4.5
Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking

Prices

These programs can be customized for individuals and groups. Changes to this program may be requested by phone (1855-55-TOURS) or using the web FIT Quote Request

  • Airfare

We also be glad to add the necessary airfare from your gateway so you take advantage of our special discounted leisure fares

  • Program

You may add or remove;

    • Trip days
    • Cities and sites
    • Meals

  • Other options
    • The program was designed with private services, however, we may substitute shared sightseeing where available
    • If you prefer deluxe services we may operate this program including private driver, private guide and concierge service.

  • Quotation

Once we have designed the program the way you want we'll give you a quote within 2 business days.

Tour Code: KZ02ALA20VT

Train #
Ashgabad-Almaty
K04
31 March
K10
6 October
These dates may change and will be confirmed at time of booking

Options
  • Lunches and dinners can be arranged for individuals, families and groups at top restaurants or any restaurant requested by you.
  • We can revise the itinerary to spend more time and provide more depth in those areas that you are interested on.
  • Any other changes to the itinerary will be accommodated depending on the facilities available in the area.

Group Quotations
  • If you wish to use these programs for your group or as the basis for a customized journey please either call us (1-855-55-TOURS or use the web Group Quote Request.
  • In either case our specialists will work with to refine all the details and they will get you a quote with 2 business days. Quotes may be obtained for the air and land portions of just for the lad journey.
  • Booking both air and land with us will represent savings for you because of our buying power and longtime relationship with the airlines.
We will also may have the choice between regular fares and special leisure fares not available to the public.

Others
Available Cabins:
 
Habibi (3 or 4 people per cabin)
Sleeping car with 9 compartments each. The beds are 26x72 inches. Each compartment has 2 low beds and 2 upper beds, 220V nightstand and plug to recharge camera and mobile batteries. The compartment can be occupied by 3 or 4 people. The toilets (WC and washbasin) at both ends of the car.
 
Alibaba (1 or 2 people per cabin)
Sleeping car with 9 compartments each. The beds are 26x72 inches. Each compartment has 2 low beds and 2 upper beds, 220V nightstand and plug to recharge camera and mobile batteries. The compartment can be occupied for exclusive use guaranteed by a single person (something almost impossible on regular trains). The compartment can be occupied by 3 or 4 people. The toilets (WC and washbasin) at both ends of the car.
 
Aladdin (1 or 2 people per cabin)
Sleeping car with 8 compartments each. The beds are 26x72 inches. Each compartment has 2 low beds, nightstand and 220V plug to recharge camera and mobile batteries. The compartment can be occupied for exclusive use guaranteed by a single person (something almost impossible on regular trains). The toilets (WC and washbasin) at both ends of the car and shower cabin for use by all "Aladdin" passengers. Shifts will be established for the use of the shower. The cars have air conditioning while the convoy is in motion. Therefore, the windows of the “Aladdin” sleeping cars cannot be opened and will remain closed during the entire tour.
 
Sultan (1 or 2 people per cabin)
Sleeping cars with 6 compartments each. Each compartment has a low bed (43x72 inches) suitable even for 2 people if necessary, and an upper bed (31.5x68.5 inches), wardrobe, 220V plug to recharge camera and mobile batteries, also has TV and DVD. The compartment can be occupied for exclusive use guaranteed by a single person (something almost impossible to get on regular trains). Ecological WC, washbasin and shower (with curtain) for private use is inside the compartment. The cars have air conditioning while the convoy is in motion. Therefore, the windows of the “Sultan” dormitory cars cannot be opened and will remain closed throughout the tour.
 
Caliph (1 or 2 people per cabin)
Sleeping car with 6 compartments each. Each compartment consists of a low bed (47x72 inches) suitable even for 2 people if necessary, and an upper bed (80 x 174), wardrobe, 220V plug to recharge camera and mobile batteries, also has TV and DVD. The compartment can be occupied for exclusive use guaranteed by a single person (something almost impossible to get on regular trains). Ecological WC, washbasin and shower (with screen) for private use inside the compartment. The cars have air conditioning while the convoy is in motion. Therefore, the windows of the “Caliph” sleeping cars cannot be opened and will remain closed throughout the tour.
 
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