Who We Are

The Silk Road Tours Difference

With an in-depth knowledge of the Silk Road’s sights and history, and extensive experience in organising travel to off-the-beaten-path destinations, Silk Road Tours offer a complete tailor-made service to the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia.

We have long established relationships with our handpicked local agents to ensure you get the best service and the best quality at competitive prices, and as all tours are private and designed to meet your requirements you can travel exactly where and when you wish to go.

All our tours are escorted by the best local guides, so you can be sure that you’re tapping into expert local knowledge to really get under the skin of these amazing destinations. We also include site entrance fees and any not-to-be-missed experiences so that you aren’t confronted with lots of hidden extras once you’re on your holiday.

Our belief in personal service and going the extra mile to deliver your perfect holiday means that we do not offer an online booking service – we want to talk to you and work with you to ensure that your trip fully lives up to your expectations.

By focusing solely on the areas we know and love, rather than trying to arrange travel to countries we are less familiar with, we are able to offer unparallelled advice, specialist knowledge, competitive prices and an insight into these fascinating countries which you will not find with the average travel company.

About James Hamlyn

Ever since he was a child, James has been fascinated by all things historical and archaeological, and this led him to study Ancient History and Archaeology at Birmingham University, where he specialised in the Middle East and worked on digs in both the UK and Greece. This love of history was combined with a passion for travel, and over the years he has travelled extensively around the world.

After a few lost years in the world of IT support, James decided a change of careers was needed and spent the next 10 years travelling and working for some of the UK’s leading travel companies before setting up Silk Road Tours. His experience creating bespoke itineraries, combined with James’ love of the Silk Road and the Middle East, places you in the safest of hands when it comes to discovering this incredible part of the world for yourself.