A rail tour, Persia and the Silk Road will be officially opened on November 10, and all interested for 2,464 kilometers long journey will have to pay $21,000. Eastern culture lovers will have the opportunity to indulge in a unique journey from Moscow to Tehran in most luxurious trains by the private company “Golden Eagle Luxury Trains Limited“. The 18-day Persia and Silk Road tour is an ideal way to explore Central Asian and Middle Eastern culture since on its way the train will pass through Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Iran.
The organizers predicted that foreigners who arrive at Moscow airport be greeted and transferred to the five-star Ritz-Carlton where during the dinner will be familiar with the upcoming epic journey.
The next morning, passengers will board the train with champagne and accompanied by brass band and head for the Kazakhstan Baikonur, which was originally constructed by the Soviet Union in the late 1950s as the base of operations for its space programme.
This is a place filled with so much history from the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957 and the launch of the first human, Yuri Gagarin, into space in 1961 to the current day missions to re-supply the International Space Station.
Coming days, luxury train will pass through the Uzbek cities: Tashkent – the capitol city of Uzbekistan, Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, and from there to Ashgabat and Merv in Turkmenistan. Passengers will have the opportunity to visit and learn about history with all these cities of which Samarkand instantly conjures up evocative images of the Silk Road, more so than any other town.
Founded in the 6th century BC, Samarkand’s stunning architecture hints at its former status as one of the most important cities in Asia.
The journey ends in Iran, where is organized a tour of cities Mashhad, Mahan, Rayen, Yazd, Isfahan, Persepolis and Shiraz. Last stop was Tehran where is planned two-night stay and a farewell dinner at the five-star Espinas International Hotel.