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Travel through four different countries as you experience the Silk Road and the ancient land of Persia on board the fully en suite Golden Eagle train. Discover destinations that have been off the tourist map for many years and sites that are infrequently visited by western visitors, making this voyage all the more special.
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Early morning arrival and transfer to the centrally located Intercontinental Hotel (or similar) for 1 night. (N)
City tour including a visit to Panfilov park, home to a 19th-century Russian Orthodox church made entirely of wood. Board the Golden Eagle train for the next 5 nights. (B, D)
Arrive in the capital of Uzbekistan and take a tour of the city. Visit the old town with homes lining narrow streets and see the world’s oldest Qur’an in a small library. Make visits to the Railway Museum and the Museum of Applied Arts before boarding the train. (B, L, D)
Founded in the sixth century BC, Samarkand’s architecture speaks of the city’s past importance. Visit Registan Square, the elegant Bibi Khanum mosque and the 15th-century Ulugbek observatory. (B, L, D)
A tour of the atmospheric city of Bukhara provides a glimpse into the fascinating history of the crossroads of Asia. A highlight is a visit to The Ark, the fortified residence of the Emirs of Bukhara. Travel out of the city to visit the enchantingly named ‘Palace of Moon-like Stars’. (B, L, D)
On reaching Urgench, transfer to the ancient city of Khiva. Founded over 2,500 years ago, the city was one of the most important trading posts on the Silk Road. Discover its impressive mosques, bazaars and minarets within the city walls. (B, L, D)
Stop at Ichoguz to see the fiery Darvaza gas crater in the Karakum desert, known to locals as the ‘Door to Hell’. Tour the rapidly developing city of Ashgabat with its extravagant fountains, golden domes and towering new buildings. Visit the National Museum and Kipchak mosque. Overnight at Yyldyz Hotel (or similar). (B, L, D)
Take the train to the Iranian border town of Sarakhs, then cross the border by coach. After a short tour of Mashhad, reboard the Golden Eagle. (B, L, D)
Full-day tour of Yazd including the Zoroastrian fire temple, the 14th-century Friday Mosque and Amir Chakhmaq Square. (B, L, D)
Visit the impressive castle, with excellent views of Mount Hezar. Travel by road to Mahan to explore the royal palace with its Prince Garden and tomb, followed by lunch. This afternoon continue to Kerman and visit the Ganjali Khan complex with its exquisite frescoes. (B, L, D)
Drive into the Shahdad desert to see the Kalouts, ever-changing sand formations carved by the wind. (B, L, D)
Full-day tour of Isfahan’s highlights, including Naghsh-e Jahan Square, the Sheikh Lotfollah mosque, Chehal Sotoun Palace and the Vank Cathedral in the Armenian quarter. (B, L, D)
Morning tour of Persepolis, Darius the Great's summer capital, to view the magnificent stone terrace and palace. Continue to Naghshe-Rostam with its ancient royal tombs and Sassanian rock reliefs. Afternoon drive to Shiraz to view the Qur’an Gate; the tomb of Hafez, the celebrated Persian poet; and the citadel. Board the train for the journey to Tehran. (B, L, D)
After breakfast, disembark the train for the final time and transfer to the Espinas Hotel (or similar) for a 2-night stay. (B, L, D)
Visit the impressive Jewels Museum in the Central Bank of Iran building and Golestan Palace, a Unesco world heritage site, with its Versailles-inspired mirror-encrusted throne hall. Tonight there will be a farewell meal. (B, L, D)
Transfer to the airport and fly home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour will have transfers and excursions shared with one or more other passengers who may or may not be Cox & Kings clients. Cox & Kings is acting as an agent on behalf of Golden Eagle Luxury Trains Limited and its cancellation conditions will apply. Please contact Cox & Kings for details.
Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are based on the standard category, unless indicated otherwise.
Available on request.
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KTI2019: 15 Nights