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The Silk Road Great Rail Journey

World's oldest trade route

Retrace one of the most important trading routes of ancient civilisation, the Silk Road, via luxury train travel.

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12 nights
  • Accommodation
  • All inclusive
  • Bonus experiences
  • Selected drinks
  • Selected meals
  • Day tours

About this holiday

Rail route map

This 13-day rail itinerary transverses one of the world's oldest and most famous trade routes.

Travel aboard the legendary Golden Eagle as well as China's Shangri-La Express. Experience both Islamic and Buddhist cultures, UNESCO world heritage sites, exotic bazaars and spectacular buildings which serve as a testament to the former wealth of the region.

A Taste of the Silk Road is a 13-day journey into discovering a land of fable and legend. Ancient Silk Road cities, bustling markets and stunning desert scenery awaits as you travel the Silk Road trading routes by private train between Almaty and Moscow.


  • En-suite accommodation
  • Evening turndown service
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and bottled water in-cabin 24 hrs a day
  • Robes, slippers and L'Occitane toiletries in-cabin
  • Complimentary bottle of vodka in Golden Eagle cabin
  • Resident pianist in Bar Lounge Car
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily - starting with dinner on first day and finishing with breakfast on last day
  • Generous drinks allowance, including international wine, with lunch and dinner
  • Gala Caviar Dinner on the Golden Eagle
  • In-cabin breakfast option
  • Afternoon tea and cakes onboard the Golden Eagle
  • Inclusive drinks packages for Gold Class and Imperial Suite guests
  • The attentive services of carriage attendants, on call 24 hours a day
  • A fresh fruit basket in each carriage
  • A Golden Eagle embroidered backpack
  • Detailed route map

Off-train Excursions Programme

  • Fully included Freedom of Choice touring options
  • Personal Headsets for guide's commentary
  • Bottled water
  • Authentic dining experiences in local restaurants with a generous drinks allowance, including international wines


Silver cabin

A taste of the Silk Road: Almaty to Moscow (13 days)

Silver cabin twin share - $26,247 per person

Silver cabin single - $38,636 per person

Gold cabin twin share - $31,852 per person

Gold Cabin single - $47,928 per person

Silk Road: Beijing to Moscow (21 days)

Silver cabin twin share - $36,276 per person

Silver cabin single - $52,943 per person

Gold cabin twin share - $45,421 per person

Gold Cabin single - $65,775 per person

Travel dates

  • 24 April - 6 May 2019 - Almaty to Moscow (Westbound)- 13 days
  • 12 April - 24 April 2019 - Moscow to Almaty (Eastbound) - 13 days
  • 16 April - 6 May 2019 - Silk Road (Westbound) - 21 days


Itinerary options include:

  • Almaty to Moscow (Westbound)- 13 days
  • Moscow to Almaty (Eastbound) - 13 days
  • Silk Road (Westbound) - 21 days


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Travel at 60 and Rail Plus booking conditions apply. Please contact us to learn more.

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