Private Train | Silk Route Train Journey |
Ashgabat to Almaty

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Highlights of the tour Our service––Your benefit

UNESCO's World Heritage:

  • The old Parthian city of Nisa
  • The Pearl of the East: Ruins of ancient Merv
  • Itchan Kala: The inner town of the old Khiva oasis
  • Historical Centre of Bukhara
  • Samarqand­––Crossroads of Cultures
  • Historical Centre of Shakhrisabz
  • Turkestan: Mausoleum Kooja Ahmed Yasawi

Distinctive capitals:

  • Ashgabat: the most modern city in Central Asia
  • Tashkent: the cultural centre of Central Asia

Places that made history:

  • Registan: the most beautiful square of the Orient
  • Ulug Bek observatory
  • Ismael Samani and Gur Emir mausoleum
  • Ark Fortress in Bukhara
  • Excavations of ancient Afrosiyob town
  • Shah-i-Zinda complex of mausoleums
  • Almaty - "Father - apple"

Everyday life in Central Asia:

  • The making of traditional art objects: silk and carpets
  • Tolkuchka Bazaar in Ashgabat
  • Valuable cultural insights: lectures, fairy tales and information about
  • history and regional traditions
  • Dinner with fashion show in the courtyard of an old madrasah
  • Lunch in the summer palace of an Emir
  • Lunch in a typical Uzbek house

Spectacular nature:

  • Karakum and Kysilkum deserts
  • Tien Shan Mountains
  • Multi-lingual Lernidee Tour Director
  • Experienced local guides for a maximum of 25 guests per group
  • Doctor on board
  • 6 overnights in hotels
  • 7 overnights on the train according to the booked category
  • All meals according to program (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
  • Sightseeing program including all entrance fees
  • Guided transfers to and from all airports and train stations according to program
  • Sightseeing tours/guided walks in Ashgabat, Bukhara, Khiva, Samarqand, Taschkent and Astana
  • Traditional welcome in the train stations of Mary, Bukhara, Samarqand and Urgentch
  • Lunch/dinner with an Uzbek and a Turkmen family as well as in in a Madrasah with folklore
  • Wine and Vodka tasting
  • Log book with information about the Silk Road

Special features

  • No inter-Asian flights
  • No long bus rides on bad and dusty roads
  • Safe, clean and well maintained: your Private Train
  • Your luggage remains on board during the entire trip
  • All cars air-conditioned while the train runs
  • Excellent food meeting high hygienic standards
  • After dinner restaurant cars operate as bars

Notes

Entry requirements: Visas for Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan should be obtained. We provide any special paperwork required.

Health: You should check your own medical requirements.

Not included:
Flights, tips, beveragrs, visa fees (if requested we will procure the visa for you)
Minimum number of participants on the train (booked from all over the world) for the tour to operate: 60
Program and costs can be subject to modifications and amendments.

Cabin Styles and Plans

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Price

Cabin Type 2017 US$ per person
Habibi Catagory US$3540
Surcharge per person for 3 to occuply cabin US$930
Ali Baba Catagory US$5240
Surcharge for single use of this cabin US$1930
Aladin Catagory US$6140
Surcharge for single use of this cabin US$2300
Sultan Catagory (ensuite) US$9590
Surcharge for single use of this cabin US$4950
Kalifa Catagory (ensuite) US$9740
Surcharge for single use of this cabin US$5110
Surcharge for all catagories to have single hotel room occupancy. Only for Habibi class US$660
High season Supplement reduction for march and April US$240
Compulsory Supplement for Turkmenistan invitation letter Not applicable for 2017
Conversions to Australian dollars done at the exchange rate when final invoice is issued. You can pay early to capitalise on exchange rates.  


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