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Silk Road Tours

Silk Road Tours offer tailor made holidays through Central Asia, The Caucasus, Middle East and North Africa

Silk Road Tours have many satisfied customers from all over the world. Here you’ll find what some of them had to say about us.

Thanks for putting together a wonderful trip, everything went very smoothly and the itinerary was great! I think my favorite part were the people we met, many bear hugs from babushkas and thumbs up for Americans. A lovely surprise! We did get to experience the local hospitality by being invited into a couple of homes, one family even served us lunch.

Of course the history was amazing and I am veraciously reading “The Great Game” which makes so much sense now that I’ve been there! I will absolutely recommend your company to anyone wanting to travel in Central Asia.

Thanks again for all your work to put together a great trip!

— Margy Dudley, Colorado, USA

Margy and I would like to say THANK YOU for an absolutely amazing holiday, and making a dream come true for us to travel the heart of the Silk Road with ease and excitement. We had a fantastic time with many wonderful memories to have for a lifetime; the itinerary you put together was diverse and never once got boring! Our trip was simply splendid! Thank you again and we won’t hesitate to recommend your services to others!

— Louisa Drouet, Colorado, USA

Recently Silk Road Tours organised a tour of Georgia and Armenia for my husband and myself. From the time we landed in Tbilisi until we flew out from Yerevan we felt we were in safe hands.

We had little idea what to expect in the Caucasus, but were pleased with the itinerary arranged for us as it included the principal historic sites and also gave us the opportunity to visit markets and local cafes and to see everyday life in the southern Caucasus. In both countries we were fortunate to have excellent drivers and friendly helpful guides who spoke very good English and had an understanding of the likely perspective of Western tourists.

— Kate Irving and Bill Fitzgerald, Melbourne, Australia. June 2013.

Hello James,

Just back from our brilliant tour of Georgia and Armenia and had to write to thank you for organising such a superb trip. Your meticulous attention to detail in the planning stages meant that everything worked like clockwork on the ground: the hotels were good, the sites were amazing and the guides were knowledgeable and great fun to be with; they didn’t stint with their time and we enjoyed their company so much that we chose to eat with them as well in the evenings when we were in the same accommodation. We want to return to Georgia again soon to see some of the areas we missed this time – it is such a beautiful country – and perhaps we’ll cross into Azerbaijan next time too. And of course Iran will soon be back on the menu….. I’ll be in touch later in the year to plan our next tour!

Thanks again,
Rosemary & Mike

— Dr Brown & Dr Ingle, UK

In April and May Bill and I thoroughly enjoyed our second Silk Road Tour. Following last year’s tour of the Caucasus we asked James to organise a trip to Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan. From the moment we landed in Tashkent we felt we were in safe hands and everything went smoothly. The itinerary was diverse. We were never bored and we learnt so much. In particular we were gobsmacked by the archaeological sites.

So thank you again for the excellent organization. We appreciated the knowledgeable drivers and guides who were always available to help particularly at the bureaucratic border crossings.

— Kate Irving and Bill Fitzgerald, Melbourne, Australia.

We cannot fault Silk Road Tours for helping us to arrange a very memorable holiday and we would not hesitate in recommending them to friends and family

— Mr & Mrs Gilham, UK

We had the true pleasure of working with James Hamlyn from Silk Road Tours on our recent trip to Uzbekistan. My father and I enjoyed a 10-day trip visiting Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand and Tashkent. Uzbekistan is a fascinating country with friendly people and great infrastructure including fast trains and efficient airports. Silk Road Tours organized everything in advance. From the moment we landed we were well taken care of. Someone met us at the gate, and made sure we passed through immigration swiftly. From there we were taken to our hotel in Tashkent. We had excellent hotels, in the best locations near the sights. We had outstanding guides who spoke excellent English and knew the detailed history of the country. The drivers were careful and friendly. All of this resulted in an outstanding tour of the country. We felt safe and secure the entire time, and we also had the flexibility of being on a private tour. For about the same price as a larger group tour, we had private guides, drivers and individual attention. I would wholeheartedly recommend Silk Road Tours, they really know what they are doing. We are thinking about exploring other countries in the area with them, just because the experience was so enjoyable.

— Dr. Sehgal, San Francisco State University