On The Great Silk Road Tour, you’ll cross six nations and over 3600 kilometers as you retrace well-worn Silk Road routes strewn with signposts of ancient archaeological sites, medieval mosques, evocative castles, flamboyant bazaars and venerated tombs. Meanwhile, your encounters with acclaimed craftsmen, jovial shopkeepers, nomads and animated tour guides will bring this slumbering caravan route to life.
Cross mountains, deserts, lakes and present-day borders on this extended grand tour of Georgia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and western China. Allow this unique region to defy your expectations and reshape your view of the world as you discover West and Central Asia at their finest!
Arrive in Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital. You will be met by our driver for drop-off at the hotel, where check-in begins at noon.
Your guide and driver will pick you up to begin your private city tour to the following:
In the morning, drive to Mtskheta (25km, 30min), ancient capital of Iberia and a holy pilgrimage site for most Georgians, to visit three UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
Walk around Mtskheta to admire the homes and balconies or shop for churchkhela, Georgia’s famous snack.
Return to Tbilisi to tour:
Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel in Sheki to tour its finest sites:
In the morning, meet your guide and driver to begin your private Baku tour to the following:
Depart Baku and drive to Gobustan National Park (60km, 1hr), located on the Caspian Sea, to visit:
In the morning, transfer to Heydar Aliyev International Airport for a flight to Tashkent.
Arrive in Tashkent, Uzbekistan’s capital. After transfer to your hotel, your guide and driver will pick you up to begin your private Tashkent tour to see:
In the morning, transfer to the domestic airport for a flight to Urgench (1093km, 1hr 40min). Upon landing, a driver will take you to your hotel in Khiva (35km, 45min). Your guide will meet you at the hotel to begin your walking tour of Khiva, the “Museum Under the Open Sky”, including:
After breakfast, take a private walking tour of the Old City’s most impressive sights:
After breakfast, continue your tour of greater Bukhara to the following locations:
Breakfast at the hotel before your private tour of Samarkand, crossroads of the world's cultures:
Your guide will meet you and drive to Shakhrisabz (90km, 2hrs) via the Tahtakaracha Pass. During your tour you’ll visit:
Check out of the hotel before continuing your tour of Samarkand Region:
After breakfast, your driver will transfer you to the border crossing with Tajikistan (100km, 1hr 30min). After entering Tajikistan, a local guide and driver will drive to Khujand (70km, 1hr) for a city tour which includes:
In the morning, head to the Tashkent Southern Railway Station to begin your tour of Fergana Valley. Take a train to Kokand (165km, 5hrs), where a local guide will meet you to start your city tour of Kokand, once the capital of the entire Kokand Khanate. Your tour will include:
After breakfast, drive to Margilan (30km, 30min) to tour the following:
In the morning, your guide and driver will meet you for a city tour, beginning with Sulaiman Too Mountain:
The way up and down the mountain takes around one hour. Continue your discovery of Osh at the following:
In the morning, a local guide will give you a private tour of Kashgar to the following sights:
In the morning, get acquainted with the area by visiting:
In the morning, take a flight to Urumqi (1078km, 2hrs). Arrive in Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang, and transfer to the hotel, where check-in begins at noon.
Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel for a private tour to the following sights:
In the morning, depart Urumqi and transfer to Turpan (200km, 2hrs 30min) to visit:
After breakfast, continue your discovery of Turpan at the following: