Along the Silk Road: Central Asia by Rail

What is the Silk Road
October 13, 2016
17 Days
Overland Adventure
40 Guests
From $21,480
Along the Silk Road: Central Asia by Train

Expedition Highlights

  • Visit six amazing countries—Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan—in the company of renowned Asia expert, Gary Wintz.
  • Travel aboard the luxurious Golden Eagle train, where you will enjoy spacious en suite cabins, impeccable service, gourmet meals, and large picture windows to savor the ever-changing landscapes.
  • Admire the magnificent domes and turquoise spires of Registan Square, the heart of ancient Samarkand, flanked on three sides by grand, elaborately-decorated madrassas (Islamic seminaries).
  • Explore Georgia’s famous cave city, Uplistsikhe, continuously inhabited from the 6th century B.C. until the 13th century, and wander through a labyrinth of cavernous halls and narrow passages.
  • Stroll through the ancient streets of Bukhara, one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Central Asia, to discover beautiful examples of Islamic architecture dating from the 10th to 17th centuries.

Expedition Team

Trip Preparation: Gear Up!

  • Packable Daypack
Packable Daypack

When you’re going off-the-beaten-path along Central Asia’s Silk Road, you’ll want your gear close at hand and easily accessible—a feat made easy with this lightweight packable that quickly unzips and transforms into a full-size daypack. You’re visiting six countries on this trip so you’re sure to need that extra space for the treasures you pick up along the way! 

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