Silk Road Railway

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 30 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 12+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Shiraz, Iran
  • Ends Beijing, China
  • +18
Start in Shiraz and end in Beijing, the Silk Road Railway tour is a guided explorer trip that takes 30 days. You will visit Almaty, Xian, Persepolis and 17 other destinations in 7 different countries. Silk Road Railway is a small group tour which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. See below for further details.

Can you imagine how those early Silk Road traders felt as they set off for their long journeys to the distant empire they knew as Cathay? Today, the journey is easier but just as incredible, and the sights you’ll experience will be equally amazing.
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5 - Excellent
  • Hedley Clifford Horsler
  • From Britain
  • On Nov 11 2019
“A wonderful tour with excellent service from the operators. We had a great tour leader and really good local guides. Don't think about it anymore. Go. You'll not regret it!”
  • Day 1: Shiraz
  • Day 2: Yazd via Persepolis
  • Day 3: Yazd
  • Day 4: To Isfahan via Varzaneh Desert
  • Day 5: Isfahan
  • Day 6: Isfahan
  • Day 7: Tehran
  • Day 8: Tehran
  • Day 9: Tehran and onto Mashhad
  • Day 10: Mashhad
  • Day 11: Mashhad and to Ashgabat
  • Day 12: Ashgabat
  • Day 13: Ashgabat to Mary
  • Day 14: Mary to Bukhara via Merv
  • Day 15: Bukhara
  • Day 16: Bukhara
  • Day 17: To Samarkand via Shakhrisabz
  • Day 18: Samarkand
  • Day 19: Samarkand to Tashkent
  • Day 20: Tashkent to Almaty via Shymkent
  • Day 21: Almaty
  • Day 22: Almaty and onto Urumqi
  • Day 23: Urumqi
  • Day 24: Urumqi and to Turpan
  • Day 25: Turpan and Silk Road Railway
  • Day 26: Turpan and Silk Road Railway
  • Day 27: Xian
  • Day 28: Xian and onto Beijing
  • Day 29: Beijing
  • Day 30: Beijing
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  • 24 hotels / guesthouse (twin share)5 train (shared 4-berth) Optional single supplement available for hotel stays on this journey – prices available on request.
  • 24 breakfasts 3 dinners
  • All transfers including to and from the airport.
  • Comprehensive schedule of sightseeing with certified Local Guides. You’ll have a generous sprinkling of free time to relax or explore on your own.
  • An experienced Tour Leader accompanies the whole journey to keep your adventure on track. Local Guides are native to each destination and as certified professionals will share their immense knowledge with you. 24/7 support is available in the office and on the ground.
  • Any international flights to Shiraz and from Beijing are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Silk Road Railway tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Silk Road Railway tour. You can cancel the tour up to 80 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 79 days of departure.


A deposit of 917 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 79 days before departure. For any departures within 13 August 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Silk Road Railway tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Silk Road Railway tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.