The Great Silk Road Adventure

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan

  • START & END Almaty ➔ Tashkent
  • COUNTRIES Kazakhastan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan
  • NOTABLE LANDMARKS Lake Issyk-Kul, Khiva, Samarkand

Your Itinerary


Your First Footsteps on the Silk Road


The Metropolis of Kazakhstan, Almaty


Out in the Country: A Day at Lake Issyk-Kul


Another Day, Another Adventure: The City of Bishkek


Tashkent, the City of Stones


An Ancient Crossroads in the Valley


Traveling Through Time in Shahrisabz


Samarkand: City of Monuments


Samarkand: A Day in the Life

DAY 10

Free Day in Samarkand

DAY 11

A Most Ancient Adventure: Khujand

DAY 12

Uzbekistan’s Hidden Gem: Khiva

DAY 13

Bukhara, City of Millennia

DAY 14

A City Within a City: The Ark of Bukhara

DAY 15

Return to Tashkent

DAY 16

The Detour Home


Central Asia is filled with sprawling metropolises, desert cities and mountain passes. It has a history that goes back even further than the time of Alexander the Great. Sixteen days on this stretch of the Silk Road will create memories that will last a lifetime.

Visit a traditional yurt in Kazakhstan. Enjoy a boat ride on a lake In Kyrgyzstan. Take a guided tour through the streets of one of Central Asia’s oldest cities, in Tajikistan. Learn about the ancient art of paper making in Uzbekistan.

The Silk Road is filled with one-of-a-kind sights that have origins spanning thousands of years and thousands of miles. An ancient crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe—modern-day Central Asia is a unique snapshot of how the ancient world used to be, made even more unique with a journey by private train.

Highlights of Your Journey

  • Discover Central Asia aboard a private train featuring 4 compartment classes
  • Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites—Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, Shahrisabz
  • Explore 4 Central Asian countries—Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
  • Marvel at ancient architecture like the Kalta Minor Minaret and the Ulugh Beg Observatory
  • Meet local families and watch the traditional baking of bread and many other crafts

Rates Include

  • 8 nights on your private train according to the category booked
  • 7 nights in hotels
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All excursions and sightseeing, including admission fees
  • Transportation to and from all airports and train stations according to itinerary
  • Multilingual Lernidee tour director
  • Experienced local guides
  • Doctor on board
  • Traditional welcome in the train stations of Bukhara and Samarkand
  • Wine and vodka tasting

Not Included

  • Visa fees (Please allow a processing time of at least 13 weeks)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • International flights
  • Personal expenses

Entry Requirements

  • Passport and visa required. Please check with your local embassy
  • Depending on your country of origin, you may require vaccinations. Please consult your doctor

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