Silk Road in Style by Golden Eagle Luxury Train

Almaty, Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Merv, Ashgabat, Darvaza, Khiva, Volgograd & Moscow
12 nights private tour from $18,400 per person

Traverse from the Kazakh metropolitan of Almaty through legendary Silk Road cities of Uzbekistan, the eccentric nation of Turkmenistan with burning Darvaza crater, and ending with Russia's iconic sights. Exact itinerary may slightly differ depending on your departure dates.

Silk Road in Style by Golden Eagle Luxury Train
At a glance
  • Once-in-a-lifetime journey through Russia and 3 Central Asia countries

  • Replaces long, bumpy drives typical of a Silk Road journey with unprecedented luxury and comfort of train facilities

  • Access to truly breathtaking, remote destinations such as Darvaza Gas Crater and Merv

  • Freedom of Choice Touring options to best suit your interests

Journey highlights
  • Once-in-a-lifetime journey through Russia and 3 Central Asia countries

  • Replaces long, bumpy drives typical of a Silk Road journey with unprecedented luxury and comfort of train facilities

  • Access to truly breathtaking, remote destinations such as Darvaza Gas Crater and Merv

  • Freedom of Choice Touring options to best suit your interests

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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Spring (March-April) and Fall (October-November) are the most ideal time to visit the Silk Road. It is best to avoid summer months between June and August when daily temperatures may hit as high as 40-50°C. Winters are generally mild and dry, but may get chilly in the open desert and Northern areas of the country.


Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

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  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
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April $18,800 $4,700 plan your trip
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
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    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $18,800
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    $4,700
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Itinerary

Day 1-13

Uzbekistan

Start in Almaty. Stroll through Panfilov Park, Zenkhov Cathedral and Chimbulak ski resort for a cable car ride with spectacular views of Almaty and the handsome Tien Shan mountains.

Continue to Tashkent. See the Old Town, Railway Museum and one of Islam’s most sacred relics – the world’s oldest Koran.

Explore Samarkand, a majestic Silk Road city with the enormous Registan Square, the refined elegance of Bibi Khanum Mosque and the Ulugh Beg astronomical observatory.

Bukhara mesmerizes with a visit to The Ark (a fortified residence of the Emirs of Bukhara) and the enchanting Palace of the Moon and Stars.

In the 7th century, Merv served as a base for Muslim expansion into Central Asia. The ancient oasis briefly became one of the world's largest cities.

Ashgabat's extravagant fountains, golden domes and towering modern buildings appear strangely incongruous in this desert setting. Highlights include the National Museum and Kipchak Mosque.

The 70 meter wide crater of Darvaza is known by the locals as the 'Door to Hell' and has been burning for over 40 years. A unique experience not to be missed.

Khiva looks like a scene straight from the pages of 1001 Nights. Beneath the vivid blue-glazed bands of the Kalta Minor minaret, stroll through the city’s winding streets on a dreamlike tour of palaces, blue-tiled domes, minarets, mausoleums and madrasahs.

Formerly Stalingrad, Volgograd was the dramatic scene of Second World War battles. Visit the poignantly sobering Mamayev Kurgan war memorial and a museum visit.

Arrive at Moscow, our final city. Take in the grandeur of the Kremlin, the treasures of the Tsars in the Armoury Chamber, the iconic Red Square, the ornate St Basil’s Cathedral’s magnificent onion-domed spires and the sombre Lenin’s tomb.

Alternatively, travel out to Sergiev Posad with its beautiful Russian Orthodox Church and State Tretyakov Gallery.

Accommodation: The Golden Eagle Train - Silk Road ( 12 nights )
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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When to visit

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  • S
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Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

Spring (March-April) and Fall (October-November) are the most ideal time to visit the Silk Road. It is best to avoid summer months between June and August when daily temperatures may hit as high as 40-50°C. Winters are generally mild and dry, but may get chilly in the open desert and Northern areas of the country.

Silk Road in Style by Golden Eagle Luxury Train
Silk Road in Style by Golden Eagle Luxury Train

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation.

Plan your trip

Why Scott Dunn?

At Scott Dunn, we live and breathe travel. An insatiable appetite to discover the world runs through everything we do. We relish the planning and revel in the detail. We know it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference, and we stop at nothing to make every trip not only exceptional but totally unique.

  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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