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10D9N Heart of The Silk Road by Orient Silk Road Express ⚠ Minimum 2 adult(s) per departure

10D9N Heart of The Silk Road by Orient Silk Road Express
⚠ Minimum 2 adult(s) per departure

Per Pax
From: $3945 From: €3756 From: £3224 From: RM17150 From: CAD5111 From: SGD5471 From: AUD5694 From: HKD31076
Uzbekistan
Sedunia Travel
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Cities to Visit: Tashkent - Shahrisabz - Bukhara - Samarkand - Tashkent
Language: English

Tour Deal

~We regret that due to the intricate logistics of this tour, itinerary changes are sometimes unavoidable
~This journey is generally not for guests with limited mobility or who depend on CPAP machines. Please contact us for more information about your specific requirements before booking



Travel Period: from August 24, 2023 till September 2, 2023
Tour Highlight
~ Traditional welcome ceremonies in Bukhara and Samarkand
~ Insights into everyday life, witnessing crafts and traditions such as silk carpet weaving
~ Fascinating excavations at ancient Afrosiyab
~ Eating lunch in the Summer Palace of the former Emir
~ Spectacular nature of the Karakum and Kyzylkum deserts and the Tian Shan mountains
~ 600-year-old Ulugh Beg observatory
  • Day 1: Arrive in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

    Tashkent. Once an ancient oasis, now a bustling metropolis. So much to explore. For now, you relax in your first-class hotel. Tomorrow, you’ll board the Orient Silk Road Express.

    **Overnight: Grand Mir Hotel (or similar)**

  • Day 2: Tashkent, the Green Oasis

    Under immense blue skies, you tour vibrant Tashkent, the Uzbek capital along the ancient Silk Road. History comes to life through the city’s impressive sepia and turquoise architecture as caravanserai, fortresses, museums and madrasas rise from the desert. In the cool dusk, you visit a music hall to enjoy a performance (schedule permitting). Later amid the pillars and chandeliers of Tashkent station, you board your private train to continue your discovery of the legendary Silk Road.

    **Overnight: On board**

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3: Shahrisabz, the Mighty

    Today you explore Shahrisabz, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and birthplace of Timur, a fourteenth-century Mongol conqueror who filled this once mighty city with majestic testaments to his earthly power. His palaces surround you in the city's bustling markets. Later you enjoy a folklore performance and meet some local villagers. Before night closes in, you depart on your private train, joining fellow travelers for an Uzbek wine tasting in the dining car.

    **Overnight: On board**

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4: Bukhara, the Noble

    Beneath the impressive design of the Kalyan Minaret, you gaze at the intricate tilework of the magnificent city gates of old Bukhara. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a virtual city museum of a thousand monuments, every single one a testimony to the glory days of the legendary Silk Road. At Lyab-i Hauz you learn about the 500-year-old technology that keeps a pool from evaporating in the heat of the Kyzylkum Desert. Later in the courtyard of a madrasa, you discover the stories of Sufi poet Nasreddin Hodja, local dances, Uzbek music and dazzling national costumes.

    **Overnight: Hotel Asia Bukhara (or similar)**

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: Mausoleum of the Samanid

    It's another glorious day in the desert devoted to the rich sights and history of Bukhara—the magnificent design of the Mir-i Arab madrasa; the Samanid Mausoleum, one of the most revered buildings in Central Asia; the gigantic, 1,500-year-old Ark of Bukhara; and a unique women’s mosque. Standing on the immense ramparts of the city wall, you take in spectacular panoramic views of Bukhara, its turquoise and yellow surfaces glimmering in the bright afternoon sun.

    **Overnight: On board**

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: A Fairy Tale from the Thousand and One Nights

    Today you arrive in Khiva, an ancient walled city now a thriving, living museum. Beneath the vivid glazed blue mosaic of the Kalta Minor minaret, you set out through the sun and shade of winding streets on a dreamlike tour of the city's palaces, mosques, mausoleums and madrasas. You enjoy lunch in the old Summer Palace of the Emir.

    **Overnight: On board**

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: Samarkand, the Ancient

    The stunning sites of Samarkand, one of the oldest settlements on Earth, take you through an amazing history of conquest, culture and faith. At the time of Timur, the city was considered the most beautiful in the world. It’s almost impossible to suppress your sense of wonder as you stand among the ornate marble pillars and vaults of Registan Square or the exquisite glazed mosaics of the Shah-i-Zinda necropolis. Throughout the day you discover more and more, including the Afrasiyab excavation site, where you untangle the roots of this astonishing civilization.

    **Overnight: Registan Plaza Hotel (or similar)**

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8: Crossroads of Cultures

    Today you observe Uzbek craftsmen skillfully weave silk into carpets and press paper from mulberry bark before visiting the magnificent Ulugh Beg Observatory, the ruins of Bibi-Khanym Mosque and the Gur-e Amir mausoleum.

    **Overnight: Registan Plaza Hotel (or similar)**

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9: The Tracks to Tashkent

    On a last bright morning in Samarkand, you breakfast, wander the city, and board your private train by noon. The green hills, ancient rock and distant mountains of the spectacular steppe scroll past your window. By afternoon, you arrive in Tashkent, to discover another historic Silk Road city.

    **Overnight: Grand Mir Hotel (or similar)**

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10: The Journey Home

    After breakfast you head to the airport via private transfer service, marking the end of your unforgettable adventure on the legendary Silk Road. On the way, you look back at the time you spent on the world’s most famous trade route. Images play in your head—civilizations rising and falling in the desert; silk, spice and other wares being traded across continents; all made unforgettable by the ease and extravagance of rail travel on the Orient Silk Road Express.

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ 4 nights on an exclusively chartered train
~ 5 nights in first-class hotels
~ Excellent service from the tour director, group and local guides, each with excellent English
~ All excursions and sightseeing as per itinerary, including all entrance fees
~ Doctor on board
~ Transfers and bus tours as per itinerary
~ Hugely popular catering, with local specialties prepared on board and served as per itinerary
~ Entertaining and enlightening lectures on local lands, people and cultures
~ A booklet on the region and the train itself for each booking
~ Return airport transfer

Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Visa fees (if required)
~ Gratuity (Recommended U$180 per person)
~ Personal expenses
~ Other items not mentioned

Where to Visits

Cabin CATCabin SizePrice
Habibi(3 or 4 persons per cabin) This compartment has sleeping berths (26.4 × 72.4 in/67 × 184cm) for up to four guests. A table near the window separates lower and upper berths on either side. Each car has nine compartments; combined toilet and washing facilities are located at both ends. *NO shower facilities on train* RM13,200
Ali Baba(2 persons per cabin) Cabin size: approx. 2.2 sqm 2 lowed beds: 27.5 × 74.8 in/67 × 184 cm each The Ali Baba compartment features two comfortable lower beds. There is a table below the window and various options to stow belongings or luggage. Each car has nine compartments; combined toilet and washing facilities are located at both ends. *NO shower facilities on train* RM20,650
Aladin(2 persons per cabin) Cabin size: approx. 2.2 sqm 2 lowed beds: 27.5 × 74.8 in/67 × 184 cm each This category has a small table and storage space. Each car has eight compartments and a shower access on board of the train, together with washroom facilities at both ends. Guests in this category also receive one bathrobe per compartment. RM24,200
Kalif (2 persons per cabin) Cabin size: approx. 6.32 sqm Upper bed: 31.6 × 68.5 in/80 × 174 cm Lower bed: 44 × 72.4 in/112 × 184 cm The Orient Silk Road Express’ grandest accommodation. Each compartment includes a closet, safe and private bathroom with a separate shower cabin. Each car in this category is limited to four compartments and a maximum of just eight guests. RM41,700

Information

~We regret that due to the intricate logistics of this tour, itinerary changes are sometimes unavoidable
~This journey is generally not for guests with limited mobility or who depend on CPAP machines. Please contact us for more information about your specific requirements before booking



Travel Period: from August 24, 2023 till September 2, 2023
Tour Highlight
~ Traditional welcome ceremonies in Bukhara and Samarkand
~ Insights into everyday life, witnessing crafts and traditions such as silk carpet weaving
~ Fascinating excavations at ancient Afrosiyab
~ Eating lunch in the Summer Palace of the former Emir
~ Spectacular nature of the Karakum and Kyzylkum deserts and the Tian Shan mountains
~ 600-year-old Ulugh Beg observatory
  • Day 1: Arrive in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

    Tashkent. Once an ancient oasis, now a bustling metropolis. So much to explore. For now, you relax in your first-class hotel. Tomorrow, you’ll board the Orient Silk Road Express.

    **Overnight: Grand Mir Hotel (or similar)**

  • Day 2: Tashkent, the Green Oasis

    Under immense blue skies, you tour vibrant Tashkent, the Uzbek capital along the ancient Silk Road. History comes to life through the city’s impressive sepia and turquoise architecture as caravanserai, fortresses, museums and madrasas rise from the desert. In the cool dusk, you visit a music hall to enjoy a performance (schedule permitting). Later amid the pillars and chandeliers of Tashkent station, you board your private train to continue your discovery of the legendary Silk Road.

    **Overnight: On board**

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3: Shahrisabz, the Mighty

    Today you explore Shahrisabz, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and birthplace of Timur, a fourteenth-century Mongol conqueror who filled this once mighty city with majestic testaments to his earthly power. His palaces surround you in the city's bustling markets. Later you enjoy a folklore performance and meet some local villagers. Before night closes in, you depart on your private train, joining fellow travelers for an Uzbek wine tasting in the dining car.

    **Overnight: On board**

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4: Bukhara, the Noble

    Beneath the impressive design of the Kalyan Minaret, you gaze at the intricate tilework of the magnificent city gates of old Bukhara. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a virtual city museum of a thousand monuments, every single one a testimony to the glory days of the legendary Silk Road. At Lyab-i Hauz you learn about the 500-year-old technology that keeps a pool from evaporating in the heat of the Kyzylkum Desert. Later in the courtyard of a madrasa, you discover the stories of Sufi poet Nasreddin Hodja, local dances, Uzbek music and dazzling national costumes.

    **Overnight: Hotel Asia Bukhara (or similar)**

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: Mausoleum of the Samanid

    It's another glorious day in the desert devoted to the rich sights and history of Bukhara—the magnificent design of the Mir-i Arab madrasa; the Samanid Mausoleum, one of the most revered buildings in Central Asia; the gigantic, 1,500-year-old Ark of Bukhara; and a unique women’s mosque. Standing on the immense ramparts of the city wall, you take in spectacular panoramic views of Bukhara, its turquoise and yellow surfaces glimmering in the bright afternoon sun.

    **Overnight: On board**

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: A Fairy Tale from the Thousand and One Nights

    Today you arrive in Khiva, an ancient walled city now a thriving, living museum. Beneath the vivid glazed blue mosaic of the Kalta Minor minaret, you set out through the sun and shade of winding streets on a dreamlike tour of the city's palaces, mosques, mausoleums and madrasas. You enjoy lunch in the old Summer Palace of the Emir.

    **Overnight: On board**

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: Samarkand, the Ancient

    The stunning sites of Samarkand, one of the oldest settlements on Earth, take you through an amazing history of conquest, culture and faith. At the time of Timur, the city was considered the most beautiful in the world. It’s almost impossible to suppress your sense of wonder as you stand among the ornate marble pillars and vaults of Registan Square or the exquisite glazed mosaics of the Shah-i-Zinda necropolis. Throughout the day you discover more and more, including the Afrasiyab excavation site, where you untangle the roots of this astonishing civilization.

    **Overnight: Registan Plaza Hotel (or similar)**

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8: Crossroads of Cultures

    Today you observe Uzbek craftsmen skillfully weave silk into carpets and press paper from mulberry bark before visiting the magnificent Ulugh Beg Observatory, the ruins of Bibi-Khanym Mosque and the Gur-e Amir mausoleum.

    **Overnight: Registan Plaza Hotel (or similar)**

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9: The Tracks to Tashkent

    On a last bright morning in Samarkand, you breakfast, wander the city, and board your private train by noon. The green hills, ancient rock and distant mountains of the spectacular steppe scroll past your window. By afternoon, you arrive in Tashkent, to discover another historic Silk Road city.

    **Overnight: Grand Mir Hotel (or similar)**

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10: The Journey Home

    After breakfast you head to the airport via private transfer service, marking the end of your unforgettable adventure on the legendary Silk Road. On the way, you look back at the time you spent on the world’s most famous trade route. Images play in your head—civilizations rising and falling in the desert; silk, spice and other wares being traded across continents; all made unforgettable by the ease and extravagance of rail travel on the Orient Silk Road Express.

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ 4 nights on an exclusively chartered train
~ 5 nights in first-class hotels
~ Excellent service from the tour director, group and local guides, each with excellent English
~ All excursions and sightseeing as per itinerary, including all entrance fees
~ Doctor on board
~ Transfers and bus tours as per itinerary
~ Hugely popular catering, with local specialties prepared on board and served as per itinerary
~ Entertaining and enlightening lectures on local lands, people and cultures
~ A booklet on the region and the train itself for each booking
~ Return airport transfer

Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Visa fees (if required)
~ Gratuity (Recommended U$180 per person)
~ Personal expenses
~ Other items not mentioned
Cabin CATCabin SizePrice
Habibi(3 or 4 persons per cabin) This compartment has sleeping berths (26.4 × 72.4 in/67 × 184cm) for up to four guests. A table near the window separates lower and upper berths on either side. Each car has nine compartments; combined toilet and washing facilities are located at both ends. *NO shower facilities on train* RM13,200
Ali Baba(2 persons per cabin) Cabin size: approx. 2.2 sqm 2 lowed beds: 27.5 × 74.8 in/67 × 184 cm each The Ali Baba compartment features two comfortable lower beds. There is a table below the window and various options to stow belongings or luggage. Each car has nine compartments; combined toilet and washing facilities are located at both ends. *NO shower facilities on train* RM20,650
Aladin(2 persons per cabin) Cabin size: approx. 2.2 sqm 2 lowed beds: 27.5 × 74.8 in/67 × 184 cm each This category has a small table and storage space. Each car has eight compartments and a shower access on board of the train, together with washroom facilities at both ends. Guests in this category also receive one bathrobe per compartment. RM24,200
Kalif (2 persons per cabin) Cabin size: approx. 6.32 sqm Upper bed: 31.6 × 68.5 in/80 × 174 cm Lower bed: 44 × 72.4 in/112 × 184 cm The Orient Silk Road Express’ grandest accommodation. Each compartment includes a closet, safe and private bathroom with a separate shower cabin. Each car in this category is limited to four compartments and a maximum of just eight guests. RM41,700

Per Pax
From: $3945 From: €3756 From: £3224 From: RM17150 From: CAD5111 From: SGD5471 From: AUD5694 From: HKD31076
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Cancellation Policy

~ Up to 92 days prior to departure: 15% of total price
~ Between 91 and 42 days prior to departure: 45% of total price
~ Between 41 and 11 days prior to departure: 80% of total price
~ 10 and less days prior to departure/ no-show: 90% of total price