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Botanica

Wildflowers, Landscapes, History & Culture of the Silk Road by Luxury Train

Almaty to Moscow

Trip Code: BTSR13
13 Days
18 Apr 2021
  • Trip Inclusions
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Similar Trips

Trip Inclusions

  • 13 Days with a Train Manager and Botanical Guide
  • Airport transfers on first and last day, porterage and tipping
  • 9 nights on the Golden Eagle luxury train
  • One night in Almaty and two nights in Moscow in 5-star hotels
  • 35 meals plus wine, beer and soft drink with lunch and dinner on the train
  • Learn about the Silk Road’s Flora from your expert Botanical Guide
  • Enjoy the extraordinary landscapes when wildflowers are blooming
  • Visit the World Heritage-listed city of Bukhara and spend time seeing the sights of Moscow

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Please note a multiple entry visa is required for this tour
  • Medium Fitness level - involves walking on uneven surfaces for more than one hour. A good degree of mobility is required
  • Group size 15-25 guests
  • Prices are for land/rail only. Flights not included
Asia map BTSR13 2020-2021
Almaty to Moscow

Arrive into Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city surrounded by the majestic Tien Shan Mountains and an abundance of apple orchards. Be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Stay: Almaty, InterContinental Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today, you will be welcomed aboard the luxurious Golden Eagle train. Before setting off from Almaty, enjoy a visit to Panfilov Park and the grand Zenkhov Cathedral. Afterwards, a cable car ride from Chimbulak Resort offers spectacular views of Almaty and its nearby mountains.

Stay: 9 Nights, The Golden Eagle luxury train

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today you’ll arrive in the former Soviet city of Tashkent, largely rebuilt following a devastating earthquake in the 1960s. Explore the Old Town before arriving at an unassuming library, which is home to the world’s oldest Koran. Later visit the Railway Museum and the Museum of Applied Arts.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

One of Central Asia’s longest-inhabited cities, Samarkand marks the crossroads of Eastern and Western cultures. Described as the ‘Paris of the Muslim World’, its grand architecture reflects its importance within the region. Explore Bibi-Khanym Mosque, Ulugh Beg Observatory and the impressive Registan Square.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Arrive in the World Heritage-listed city of Bukhara this morning. Discover the oasis city’s 2,500-year-history during a visit to The Ark, the fortified residence of the Emirs of Bukhara. We’ll also visit the Palace of the Moon-like Stars.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today, the Golden Eagle reaches the once-mighty city of Merv, which, for a brief moment in history, was the largest in the world. Set off to visit one of the five walled cities within Merv’s 130-square kilometre area, to see remnants of the former metropolis.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The Golden Eagle makes a brief stop at Ichoguz, where you can make a short journey to Darvaza’s famous burning gas crater, known as the ‘door to hell’. Continue on to Ashgabat, a mesmerising city of marble, set among the desert sands.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The Golden Eagle pulls in to the city of Khiva today, a once-prosperous city and one of the most important trading posts along the Silk Road. Its beauty and air of mystery remain spellbinding. During your time here, an astonishing array of architecture is revealed through Khiva’s wealth of mosques, madrassas and minarets.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy a relaxing day on board our train, travelling across the vast expanse of the Kara Kum Desert. For mile after mesmerising mile, gaze out at the arid landscape, or listen to a talk on the history of the Silk Road and its people along the route.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Arrive into Russia this morning in the city on the banks of the Volga formerly known as Stalingrad. The scene of one of the most important battles of World War II, here visit the Mamayev Kurgan war memorial and the war museum to gain a greater perspective of this monumental period in history. Your final evening on board the Golden Eagle is celebrated with a Farewell Banquet.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark the Golden Eagle at the grand central station, close to Moscow University where we will visit the Chemist’s Garden which was founded by Peter the Great in 1706. Then transfer to the five-star Four Seasons Hotel, your resplendent home for the next two nights, located just steps from the Kremlin and Red Square in Moscow’s historic heart.

Stay: Two Nights, Moscow, Four Seasons Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today promises a full day of exploration of the magnificent jewels of the Russian capital including the Kremlin Armoury with an exclusive private viewing of the Armoury Chamber, Red Square and St Basil’s Cathedral. Alternatively you may wish to see the Tretyakov Gallery (National Museum of Fine Art) or the Space Museum. Enjoy lunch at Café Pushkin, a legendary Moscow restaurant with a décor that revives the atmosphere of an early 19th-century mansion and serves traditional Russian cuisine. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport today as your Silk Road journey comes to an end.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Everything was wonderful. There were great sightseeing trips and the guides were very knowledgeable.

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