About the Silk Road

A Silk Road Holiday or Group Tour takes you back in time, to a land of domed mosques, camel-led caravans and the trade of exotic goods. Spreading throughout Central Asia, the historic silk road trade route is vast, spanning multiple countries, towns and cities. The ancient network spreads over the Middle East, the Stans, and Asia like blood vessels through the body and several visits to Silk Road destinations will only scratch the surface of the history here.

A Silk Road trip can vary from one week long to over a month and concentrate on one country in depth or several spanning huge distances. You can travel by road as the route was originally built or fly between cities but enjoy significantly more luxury than in the days of old. At TransIndus, we can design a bespoke itinerary to suit your every need. We can combine luxury with adventure travel, deliver holidays on specialist subjects or trips of the Silk Road that concentrate on the main highlights. We also have a small selection of escorted tours of the Silk Road visiting the biggest highlights of the ancient trade route.

The Best Time to Travel the Silk Road

Central Asia and countries along the Silk Road enjoy picture perfect spring and autumn seasons. Mild weather and little rain are perfect for sightseeing. In the summer months, it can get incredibly hot and dusty making the long distance travel quite uncomfortable whilst in winter the region experiences freezing temperatures and snow.

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Designing a Silk Road Holiday

The Silk Road covers a vast network of ancient trading routes spreading across the Middle East, Central Asia, parts of the Indian Subcontinent and China. It would take many months to explore the route in it's entirety and most travellers visit only the biggest highlights of the region over the course of two or three weeks.

Our Silk Road experts have travelled the region in depth and create bespoke itineraries for every client depending on the duration, budget and travel style. 

To find out more about the Silk Road, get in touch. 

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Popular Silk Road Tours & Itineraries

Uzbekistan Discovery

Uzbekistan Discovery

11 days from £1995 per person

Great Cities of the Silk Road

Great Cities of the Silk Road

12 days from £2825 per person

Ultimate Silk Road

Ultimate Silk Road

28 days from £7500 per person

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Our Favourite Silk Road Holidays

Ultimate Silk Road

Ultimate Silk Road

28 days from £7500 per person

For anyone hooked on the romance of the ancient Silk Road, this epic, month-long tour has it all. You get to experience the full gamut…

China's Ancient Silk Road

China's Ancient Silk Road

19 days from £6195 per person

Retrace the route followed by the Buddhist monks and caravan traders of the Tang Dynasty on this wonderful odyssey from the country’s heartland to the…

Legends of the Silk Road

Legends of the Silk Road

23 days from £6595 per person

Follow in Marco Polo’s footsteps on a journey from the imperial heartland of China’s eastern seaboard to the dry, dusty capitals of Central Asia –…

Great Cities of the Silk Road

Great Cities of the Silk Road

12 days from £2825 per person

To travellers crossing the great deserts of Central Asia, the splendid turquoise domes and mosaic-tiled facades of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva must have seemed like…

Silk Road Explorer: Turkmen and Uzbek

Silk Road Explorer: Turkmen and Uzbek

15 days from £3995 per person

Combining the highlights of Uzbekistan with those of neighbouring Turkmenistan, this itinerary is our recommended option for adventurous travellers wishing to experience the ruined cities…

Yunnan: Along the Tea Horse Road

Yunnan: Along the Tea Horse Road

14 days from £3830 per person

Yunnan boasts the most astounding mountain landscapes in China and you’ll experience the finest of them on this 14-day journey. Beginning in the Province’s modern…

Uzbekistan Discovery

Uzbekistan Discovery

11 days from £1995 per person

Join TransIndus for an escorted Group Tour to Uzbekistan, a country whose cultural legacy spans more than three millennia. Marvel at the emerald, lapis blue…

Uzbekistan by High-Speed Rail

Uzbekistan by High-Speed Rail

8 days from £2500 per person

If you only have a week to spare then this streamlined tour, starting and ending in the capital Tashkent, is our recommended option. To squeeze…

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Plan your 2021 Adventure

With the world beginning to open up again, now is the time to begin planning your 2021 holiday to Asia. Our Travel Specialists are ready to take your call and discuss the adventure you have spent 2020 dreaming of.

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