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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
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About this holiday

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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


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Silver cabin

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

  • Silver cabin twin share - $27,737 per person
  • Silver cabin single - $40,694 per person
  • Gold cabin twin share - $33,529 per person
  • Gold Cabin single - $50,603 per person

Silk Road: Beijing to Moscow (21 days)

  • Silver cabin twin share - $40,084 per person
  • Silver cabin single - $58,682 per person
  • Gold cabin twin share - $50,298 per person
  • Gold Cabin single - $72,706 per person

Freecall our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to book this iconic journey!

Travel dates


Almaty to Moscow (Westbound) - 13 days

21 April - 3 May 2020 or

9-21 October 2020

Beijing to Moscow 21 day journey also available.



Itinerary options include:

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


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Travel at 60 & supplier booking conditions apply. Please contact us to learn more.