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THE SILK ROAD ABOARD THE GOLDEN EAGLE & SHANGRI-LA EXPRESS
FREE FLIGHT UPGRADE TO WORLD TRAVELLER PLUS FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY
Join us as we retrace one of the most remarkable trading routes of ancient civilisation from Moscow to Beijing.
20 nights from £13795

The Silk Road was a network of routes, plied by merchants and traders between China and the Mediterranean. We will follow in the footsteps of such legendary figures as Alexander the Great and Marco Polo, discovering 2000 years of history. Travelling aboard the Golden Eagle and the Shangri-La Express, we will travel through Russia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and China in great comfort.

Our journey will take in some of the most magnificent yet little visited sights from the ancient world. From Moscow, we continue through Russia, observing the changing landscape as we cross into Kazakhstan and make our way through the Kara Kum Desert and into Uzbekistan where will explore the 2,500 year old cities of Khiva and Bukhara as well as Samarkand, the ‘Rome of the East’, home to the beautiful Registan Square. We will also venture into Turkmenistan and visit the capital city of Ashgabat and the ancient city of Merv. At the China border crossing, we will leave the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express and join the Shangri-La Express. Our tour will then take in the fascinating Magao Thousand Buddha cave complex, the Jiayuguan fortress at the end of the Great Wall and the world-famous Terracotta Warriors. We end our journey in Beijing, the vibrant capital of modern China. This is a journey for the adventurous traveller, keen to discover ancient history, hidden wonders and varying cultures, from the comfort of your private train.

 
 
Prices per person based on double occupancyTour Code:- LASILK1
Price Includes:  Economy class scheduled air travel, two nights hotel accommodation in Moscow and three nights in Beijing on bed and breakfast basis, 10 nights aboard the Golden Eagle, 5 nights aboard the Shangri-La Express on full board basis with wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner, tea, coffee and mineral water while aboard train, local guides, tour leader, porterage, excursions, Noble Caledonia tour manager, transfers, gratuities, airport taxes.
Not Included:  Travel insurance, optional excursions, visas.
Flight upgrades:  Complimentary flight upgrade is offered subject to availability on a first come first served basis.
 
 
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Golden Eagle - Trans Siberian Express

On 26 April 2007 HRH Prince Michael of Kent, GCVO unveiled the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express, Golden Eagle Luxury Train’s private train that brings unprecedented luxury to the world’s greatest railway journey. The Golden Eagle has been carefully designed with an emphasis on your comfort, relaxation and enjoyment.

Imperial Suites
The most spacious cabins available, the Imperial suites measure 120 square feet and benefit from a King Size bed, a lounge area with dressing table, private en suite facilities with power shower, underfloor heating, individual air conditioning, wardrobe, personal safe, DVD/CD player with LCD screen and two large picture windows. Bathrobes, slippers and toiletries are also provided. Guests will also benefit from butler service, a selection on complimentary drinks from the premium bar list, included laundry service and hotel room upgrades to the next available category according to itinerary.

Accommodation
The full train comprises three categories of sleeping cars which feature state of the art amenities and all with en suite facilities. All accommodation has been cleverly designed to maximise the available space as cabins convert from a sitting area by day into a cosy sleeping area by night (with the exception of the new Imperial Suites). All cabin categories benefit from an evening turndown service and a cabin attendant on hand 24 hours a day.

Gold Class
At 77 square feet, Gold Class cabins are well-proportioned and have everything from power showers and underfloor heating to a DVD/CD player, LCD screen and individual airconditioning, wardrobe, large picture window and a double lower bed or the option to use the upper bunk bed. Bathrobes, slippers and toiletries are also provided. Guests in Gold Class also enjoy included drinks off the standard bar list from the Bar Car.

Silver Class
Silver Class cabins are more compact at 60 square feet but have similar facilities to those of Gold Class. The Silver Class cabins have their own en-suite wet room with washbasin, toilet and shower. Bathrobes, slippers and toiletries are also provided.

Dining & Onboard Atmosphere
A particular delight of the Golden Eagle are the beautifully appointed restaurant cars, where all guests are accommodated in one sitting. Here exquisite meals are served, carefully prepared by chefs who use local ingredients wherever possible. Whether it be the world-renowned ‘Borscht’ or Omul (a fish unique to Lake Baikal), the culinary experience represents the very essence of Russia. Meals are complemented by wines from around the world, as well as – naturally – vodka. The social hub of the train is the bar car, a great place to relax and settle into the unhurried pace of life on board. Unwind in comfortable surroundings and watch the world go by as you get to know your fellow passengers. Enjoy the sounds of the pianist playing in the evenings; and the bar stays open until the last person leaves.

   
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Shangri-La Express

THE TRAIN
Accommodation on board the Shangri-La Express offers passengers a comfortable setting with modern facilities and air conditioned cars. The cabins are twin berth with upper and lower berths. A wash basin facility is shared between adjoining compartments for the convenience of guests and toilet/wash facilities are available at each end of the sleeping carriages. A separate state of the art shower car with individual compartments, each containing a shower and changing area is located centrally on the train. As standard with all the private trains, towels and robes are provided. There is also an on board laundry service at an additional cost.

THE RESTAURANT CAR
A western breakfast is available to all guests before embarking upon the day?s adventures. Chinese chefs offer a variety of gastronomic local specialities at lunch and dinner using the finest of local ingredients. Quality wines from around the world are served with both lunch and dinner, along with beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee. (Special diets and celebratory events can be catered for with prior notice).

THE BAR CAR
The Bar Car, featured on every departure, offers a relaxed setting to meet and chat with your fellow passengers whilst watching the passing countryside. Serving an extensive array of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, the bar stays open until the last person leaves. There are books and magazines to help you while away the hours and an on board pianist soothes a tired mind with an assortment of classical favourites each evening.

STAFF
Attentive, personal service awaits guests and as an attendant is assigned to every sleeping carriage, you will be assured the best in care and attention with staff providing a daily bed make up and turn down service. There is also complimentary round the clock tea, coffee and mineral water provided. Experienced, English speaking Tour Managers and Tour Staff will be present on every departure to ensure the smooth running of your adventure holiday.

   
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