Silk Road Tours

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

To book now, or for more information about this or other tours, call us on 0208 728 2478 or email us at info@silkroadtours.co.uk.

Prices and Availability

Available to run every day of the week

Price per person from £1975 based on two sharing

Price Includes
•Private English Guide/Driver
•All entrance fees
•Medium locally graded accommodation
•9 nights accommodation Bed and Breakfast Basis

Price Excludes
•International flights
•Visa
•Travel Insurance
•Personal expenses (drinks, tips etc)

Silk Road Tours offers the following alternative tours in this region. Please get in touch for more information.

  • Lebanon Jewel of The Levant - 8 Days
  • Home to one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited settlements, Lebanon has an extremely rich history, and on this tour you will delve into the long and complex past of this wonderful country. Discover incredibly well-preserved Roman ruins at Baalbek, wander through the remains of Umayyad cities, and travel back in time as you explore imposing Crusader castles. You will also experience modern Lebanon’s cosmopolitan side in the vibrant capital, Beirut.

  • Lost City of Petra - 5 Days
  • Discover the ‘rose red city’ of Petra on this short tour, which also includes the fine Crusader castle of Kerak and the famous mosaics of Madaba.

  • Egyptian Desert Safari - 9 Days
  • A fascinating 9-day tour exploring the oases of the Western Desert. This is an intrepid journey far from the well-known sites of the Nile. From the remote oasis of Siwa, surrounded by the Great Sand Sea, you will travel deep into the Sahara towards Bahariya, where time is set aside to discover the surreal landscapes of the Black and White Deserts. The tour also includes the lively port city of Alexandria and the Second World War battlefields of El Alamein, a poignant reminder of this region’s place in history.

  • Egypt's Nile Kingdoms
  • Highlights of Jordan - 7 Days
  • This compact tour of Jordan takes in its key highlights, with a whole day devoted to its most spectacular and iconic site – the rose-red city of Petra. Delve into Jordan’s fascinating history with visits to the Roman city of Jerash and the famous mosaics at Madaba and Umm al Rasas, and discover its natural side as you have a unique swimming experience in the Dead Sea and take a 4-hour jeep safari in the deserts of Wadi Rum.

  • Treasures of Jordan - 10 Days
  • A comprehensive tour taking in Jordan’s breathtaking variety of historical and archaeological sites. Wander the streets of Roman cities, discover magnificent Crusader castles, explore early Islamic hunting lodges and the incredible Nabatean city of Petra, and journey deep into the red sands of Wadi Rum before relaxing in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea.

    Silk Road Tours can modify these tours to meet to your exact requirements. Get in touch for more information.

    Featured Hotels

    Atigh Hotel

    Located in a quiet suburb of Isfahan about 15 minute’s drive from the centre the Atigh Hotel is set in a stunning 200 year old building from the Qajar era. The traditional courtyard house retains many of its original features with the 20 air conditioned, en suite rooms set around the two central courtyards. The hotel also features a restaurant, café and tea bar. The Atigh Hotel makes for a truly characterful stay though it can seem a little isolated from the centre.

    Classic Tour of Iran

    This 9 day tour through the heartland of Iran starts in Tehran and continues to explore Isfahan, Yazd, Shiraz and the important sites in between. A comprehensive cultural tour of some of Iran’s most important sites.

    Itinerary:

    1. Day 1 Arrive – Afternoon Tehran City Tour

      Arrive Tehran. In the afternoon enjoy a tour of Iran’s bustling capital including Golestan Palace and the jewellery museum.

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    2. Day 2 Tehran – Kashan – Abyaneh – Isfahan

      Travel south from Tehran to first visit the beautiful Persian garden at Kashan. Then travel up into the Zagros mountains to wander through the narrow alleys of the Abyaneh – one of the oldest villages in Iran. Later arrive in Isfahan.

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    3. Day 3 Isfahan City Tour

      One of cultural jewels of Iran, today enjoy a full day tour of Isfahan starting in Imam Square – a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the largest squares in the world. There will also be time to explore the bustling bazaar – an excellent place to pick up souvenirs including the famous Persian carpets. In the evening view the spectacularly lit up Safavid bridges across Zayande river.

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    4. Day 4 Isfahan City Tour (2)

      ‘Isfahan is half the world’ – so goes the proverb and it certainly warrants a second full day of exploring including the ‘Pavilion of 40 Columns’ and stunning Masjid-i Jami.

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    5. Day 5 Isfahan – Na’in – Yazd

      Today leave Isfahan to travel to the desert city of Yazd. En route there will be time to stop at the mosque at Na’in – its origins date to the 10th century and it is one of the oldest in Iran.

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    6. Day 6 Yazd City Tour

      Today enjoy a full day’s tour of the desert city of Yazd – once an important stopping point on the trade routes from India and Central Asia – and famous for badgirs or wind towers. The old town is remarkably well preserved and the visitor is able to get a real sense of historic Yazd.

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    7. Day 7 Yazd – Pasargadae – Shiraz

      Travel from Yazd to Shiraz with a stop at Pasargadae – thought to be the ceremonial centre for Cyrus The Great.

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    8. Day 8 Shiraz City Tour – Persepolis – Naqsh-I Rostam

      Enjoy a half day tour of Shiraz, the ‘city of roses’. Later travel outside the city to visit the impressive sites of Persepolis, the capital of Darius the Great which was sacked by Alexander The Great and the rock reliefs of Naqsh-i Rostam.

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    9. Day 9 Depart Shiraz

      Today you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

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    B = Breakfast provided
    L = Lunch provided
    D = Dinner provided