SILK ROAD OF RUSSIA
16 Day Silk Road of Russia
- Journey along one of the world’s oldest trade routes
- Visit Moscow, Astrakhan, Gamsutl & Sarykum
Includes Return Singapore Airlines Flights
Spice traders and silk merchants, hill forts and camel caravans; the Silk Road is one of the most exotic and alluring trade routes of antiquity - a vast and winding trail from Asia to Europe, passing through harsh deserts and lush farmland, grand capitals and long-abandoned villages. On this 16 day journey along the Silk Road of Russia, the diverse wonders of this ancient trail will truly come to life.
Uncover the highlights of Moscow on tour, from the Kremlin and Red Square to the KGB Building and Leningradsky Avenue; plus enjoy free time to further explore this vibrant city. Travel to Astrakhan on the Volga River, known for its domed churches and 16th century Kremlin; discover Elista, the only predominantly Buddhist city in Europe; stroll through the desert city of Sarai Batu, where you can feel like a visiting trader during the heyday of the Silk Road; admire the beauty of Astrakhan Nature Reserve; and visit the colossal sand dune of Sarykum. Stay in Makhachkala; marvel at the immense scale of Sulak Canyon in the mountainous region of Dagestan; delve into the history of the region at Akhulgo culture complex; visit Gamsutl, an abandoned village described as the ‘Machu Picchu of Russia’; discover the ancient city of Derbent, its UNESCO listed Naryn-Kala citadel - and more!
With return international flights aboard Singapore Airlines, two additional one- Add an info section way flights within Russia, 12 nights quality hotel accommodation, 22 meals, English-speaking guides and much more, this dazzling Silk Road odyssey is sure to be one for the history books!
Day 1 Australia - Moscow, Russia
Day 2 Welcome to Moscow
Day 3 Moscow City Tour
Day 4 Moscow Free Day
Day 5 Moscow - Astrakhan, Russia
Day 6 Astrakhan City Tour
Day 7 Astrakhan - Elista (approx. 300km)
Day 8 Astrakhan - Sarai-Batu (approx. 140km)
Day 9 Astrakhan - Volga Delta - Makhachkala (Overnight Train)
Day 10 Welcome to Makhachkala
Day 11 Makhachkala - Akhulgo - Gunib (approx. 240km)
Day 12 Gunib - Gamsutl - Derbent (approx. 200km)
Day 13 Derbent
Day 14 Derbent - Kubachi - Makhachkala - Moscow (approx. 260km)
Day 15 Moscow, Russia - Australia
Day 16 Arrive in Australia