TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

LEGENDARY SILK ROAD FROM ASHGABAT

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TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

MAP & DESTINATIONS

ASHGABAT ● MERV ● BUKHARA ● KHIVA ● SHAKHRISABZ ● SAMARKAND ● TASHKENT ● TURKISTAN ● ALMATY

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TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

TOUR OVERVIEW

13 NIGHTS / 14 DAYS

✔︎ INCLUDES 9 ORGANISED STOPOVERS

✔︎ INCLUDES ALL TRANSPORT & ACCOMMODATION

✔︎ INCLUDES ALL TOURS AS DESCRIBED

✔︎ INCLUDES ALL TRANSFERS & MEALS AS LISTED

✔︎ VISITS 🇰🇿 KAZAKHSTAN,🇹🇲 Turkmenistan, 🇺🇿 UZBEKISTAN

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TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

DATES & PRICES

DATES, LANGUAGES & PRICES PER PERSON IN GBP / USD

Starts Ashgabat 19th October 2021 - Finishes Almaty 1st November 2021

KALIF

TWIN : GBP £ 9,510 / USD $ 12,840
SINGLE : GBP £ 14,050 / USD $ 18,970

SULTAN

TWIN : GBP £ 9,155 / USD $ 12,360
SINGLE : GBP £ 13,570 / USD $ 18,320

ALADDIN

TWIN : GBP £ 5,660 / USD $ 7,640
SINGLE : GBP £ 7,600 / USD $ 10,260

ALI BABA

TWIN : GBP £ 5,120 / USD $ 6,910
SINGLE : GBP £ 6,680 / USD $ 9,020

HABIBI

QUAD* : GBP £ 3,360 / USD $ 4,540
*If there are 3 people in a 4 berth cabin then the price is £ 4,175 / US$ 5,640 per person. Single supplement for hotels only is £ 435 / US$ 590 per person.
Starts Ashgabat 12th April 2022 - Finishes Almaty 25th April 2022

KALIF

TWIN : GBP £ 9,340 / USD $ 12,610
SINGLE : GBP £ 13,880 / USD $ 18,740

SULTAN

TWIN : GBP £ 8,980 / USD $ 12,125
SINGLE : GBP £ 13,395 / USD $ 18,090

ALADDIN

TWIN : GBP £ 5,475 / USD $ 7,390
SINGLE : GBP £ 7,420 / USD $ 10,020

ALI BABA

TWIN : GBP £ 4,945 / USD $ 6,680
SINGLE : GBP £ 6,510 / USD $ 8,790

HABIBI

QUAD* : GBP £ 3,175 / USD $ 4,290
*If there are 3 people in a 4 berth cabin then the price is £ 3,990 / US$ 5,390 per person. Single supplement for hotels only is £ 440 / US$ 590 per person.
Starts Ashgabat 18th October 2022 - Finishes Almaty 31st October 2022

KALIF

TWIN : GBP £ 9,710 / USD $ 13,110
SINGLE : GBP £ 14,250 / USD $ 19,240

SULTAN

TWIN : GBP £ 9,430 / USD $ 12,730
SINGLE : GBP £ 13,850 / USD $ 18,695

ALADDIN

TWIN : GBP £ 5,830 / USD $ 7,870
SINGLE : GBP £ 7,775 / USD $ 10,495

ALI BABA

TWIN : GBP £ 5,475 / USD $ 7,390
SINGLE : GBP £ 7,040 / USD $ 9,500

HABIBI

QUAD* : GBP £ 3,460 / USD $ 4,670
*If there are 3 people in a 4 berth cabin then the price is £ 4,280 / US$ 5,780 per person. Single supplement for hotels only is £ 440 / US$ 590 per person.
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TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

DAY 1 - ASHGABAT

START YOUR TRIP IN THE CAPITAL OF TURKMENISTAN

On you first day in Central Asia, you arrive where the mountains meet the desert, in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan’s extraordinary capital city. You take the airport shuttle along newly-built, modern boulevards, past golden domes and marble monoliths to your hotel.

Once you arrive, you make yourself comfortable, getting ready for the adventure of a lifetime.

MEALS: Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Hotel Ashgabat ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 2 - ASHGABAT

VISIT A CENTRAL ASIAN MARKET & THE RUINS OF NISA

Amid the early morning bustle, you dive into the vast, dizzying delights of a typical Central Asian market. Scents mingle: rugs, piled spices, sheepskin, sizzling street food. Soon you leave the day’s deals behind and head to the ruins of the ancient city of Nisa, followed by a visit to the Ashgabat National Museum of History. After lunch, you continue to explore Ashgabat, its new marble buildings a gleaming display of the city’s oil wealth.

In the evening, you board your private train and find your luggage ready and waiting in your personal compartment. You unpack and relax, then head for the dining car.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Orient Silk Road Express Train

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DAY 3 - MERV

VISIT THE ANCIENT RUINS OF MERV & A LOCAL FAMILY

At daybreak, your private train draws into the ancient oasis of Merv. In the twelfth century, this was one of the largest cities in the world. Nourished by the Silk Road, its fame crossed continents.

On your city tour, you are surrounded by magnificent ruins that rise up from the desert sand, crumbling arches framing a bright blue sky. You walk among the relics of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, which include the gigantic Tomb of Ahmed Sanjar, the Maiden's Fortress and the so-called ice houses of Merv.

Later, a local family invites you to lunch in the courtyard of their home. Next stop: Bukhara.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Orient Silk Road Express Train

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DAY 4 - BUKHARA

THE ARCHITECTURAL TREAT OF UZBEKISTAN

Beneath the imposing yellow brickwork of the Kalyan minaret, you gaze at the magnificent city gates on either side of the courtyard, each a powerful mix of intricate tile work and grand design.

This is only a first glimpse of the Bukhara Historical Center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is a city-museum filled with a thousand monuments, each a testament to the glory days of caravan trade. At the Lyab-i Hauz complex, you discover the 500-year-old architectural ingenuity that makes it possible to have a pond in the middle of the Kyzylkum desert.

You learn about the Sufi Nasreddin, watch local dances, and listen to stirring Uzbek music.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Hotel Asia Bukhara ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 5 - BUKHARA

CONTINUE TO EXPLORE THIS QUINTESSENTIAL SILK ROAD CITY

Today, you spend another beautiful day exploring the infinitely rich Bukhara. After taking in the sumptuous tile designs of the Mir-i Arab Madrasa, you move on to the gorgeous geometry of the Samanid Mausoleum, one of the most highly regarded buildings in Central Asia.

Later you discover the 1,500-year-old Ark of Bukhara, a fortress built around the fifth century. Standing on its immense rampart, you take a gaze over Bukhara, glistening turquoise and gold in the afternoon light.

Rejoin the train this evening.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Orient Silk Road Express Train

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DAY 6 - on the train

FREE TIME IN BUKHARA BEFORE CONTINUING TOWARDS KHIVA

Today, you enjoy your final morning exploring the winding, romantic streets of Bukhara. After you say goodbye to this spectacular city, you board your private train for Khiva.

Stunning landscapes pass by your window - wide steppes, blue sky, and distant mountains - the same natural beauty that inspired the ancients who came before you.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Orient Silk Road Express Train

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DAY 7 - KHIVA

VISIT THIS LEGENDARY DESERT CITY

After a delicious breakfast, you set out with your tour guide to explore Khiva, an ancient city filled with historic monuments. Beneath the vivid blue-glazed bands of the Kalta Minor minaret, you stroll through the city's winding streets on a dreamlike tour of palaces, mosques, mausoleums and madrasas.

Marvel at its mix of ancient and modern sights, vibrant and thriving - a living museum. Later, you have lunch in the king's former Summer Palace.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Orient Silk Road Express Train

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DAY 8 - SAMARKAND

EXPLORE THIS CROSSROAD OF CULTURE - A HIGHLIGHT OF UZBEKISTAN

In Samarkand - one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities - wealth, conquest and religion are intertwined. As you become acquainted with the splendors of this ancient city, you learn that it was considered the most beautiful in the world in the time of Timur.

Today, it’s impossible to suppress your sense of wonder as you stand among the ornate marble buildings of Registan Square. The exquisite glazed tiles of the Shah-i-Zinda necropolis give you the same feeling.

During a visit to the Afrasiyab excavation site, your tour guide discusses the origins of this astonishing city.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Registan Plaza Hotel ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 9 - SAMARKAND

VISIT MORE OF THE CITY’S HISTORICAL & CULTURAL TREATS

Today is another day to soak up the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Samarkand. You delve into its Islamic past and sift through the riches you find there. You watch in amazement as Uzbek craftsmen skillfully weave silk into carpets and press paper from mulberry bark.

Later, you gaze into the the magnificent past with visits to the Ulugh Beg Observatory, the ruins of the Bibi-Khanym Mosque, and the impressive Gur-e Amir mausoleum.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Registan Plaza Hotel ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 10 - SHAKHRISABZ

JOURNEY THROUGH THE HISTORY OF CENTRAL ASIA

Under wide blue skies, you explore Shahrisabz, home to yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Timur - the fourteenth-century Mongol conqueror - filled the city with immense monuments to his success.

Today, his palaces surround you in the bustling market of the city, crumbling reminders of a once great empire. Later, you watch a traditional folk performance and meet some locals in a small village. Before nightfall, your private train departs for Tashkent.

On board, you join your fellow travelers for an Uzbek wine tasting in the dining car.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Orient Silk Road Express Train

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DAY 11 - TASHKENT

EXPLORE THE CAPITAL OF UZBEKISTAN

Your private train rolls into Tashkent, a city studded with monuments that hark back to the Silk Road. You experience the lush, green oasis of the steppe and tour its caravanserais, fortresses and madrasah - history in earthen brick and turquoise tile.

As evening arrives, you depart and travel the Silk Road trail to Kazakhstan.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Orient Silk Road Express Train

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DAY 12 - TURKISTAN

TRAIN ACROSS THE STEPPE & VISIT TURKISTAN

As you eat breakfast, the glorious steppe unfolds outside the window to the steady beat of the railroad moving along the tracks.

Soon you arrive in Turkistan, and stand before the magnificent Mausoleum of Khawaja Ahmed Yasawi, the vast, brightly tiled testament to power and beauty that UNESCO have made a World Heritage site and the Kazakhs revere as their national icon.

It’s your last night on the train and your last dinner in the dining car. You bid a fond farewell to the staff as you roll on towards Almaty.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Orient Silk Road Express Train

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DAY 13 - ALMATY

EXPLORE THE CITY KNOWN AS “THE FATHER OF THE APPLE”

Standing beneath the brilliantly colored patterns on the Ascension Cathedral, you gaze up at one of the largest wooden buildings in the world. It’s been a day of discovery, strolling through Kazakhstan’s capital of avenues and cafes, framed by the foothills of the Tian Shan mountain range.

You see the circus, the wedding palace and the central mosque, and, in the evening eat a farewell dinner in a yurt restaurant.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Rahat Palace Hotel ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 14 - end of tour

YOUR JOURNEY WITH US ENDS

After breakfast free time until a transfer to the airport for your flight out of Kazakstan leaving the wide blue skies, the open steppe, and epic monuments behind you, laden with unparalleled memories of the Silk Road.

MEALS: Breakfast

TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS

Tour INCLUDES

✔︎ 7 nights on an your private train
✔︎ 6 nights in first-class hotels
✔︎ English-speaking guide throughout journey
✔︎ Doctor on board
✔︎ All excursions and sights according to itinerary, including entry fees
✔︎ All transport and bus tours according to itinerary
✔︎ All meals according to itinerary
✔︎ Porters and luggage service at all railroad stations
✔︎ Fun and informative talks about local lands, people and culture
✔︎ A booklet on the region and the train itself for each reserved compartment

Tour EXCLUDES

• International flights - we can book these for you if you wish.
• Visas - we provide the paperwork and can recommend visa agents to help with applications.
• Tips and own expenses.
• All beverages in bar car.
• Travel Insurance (every passenger is obliged to have a medical insurance for the whole duration of the Tour).
• Vaccinations: Consult your doctor for specific health advice.

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