A good trip all round, but some comments.
Credit cards not accepted on the train.
Russian rolling stock very out of date.
For our class, we were allowed two free drinks per meal, food was good
The tour guides were good and helpful
It took over an hour to get visas in Turkmanistan. Not that you could do anything about it, just info. One could walk the streets there.alone
Thanks for all your assistance, Rodney
The best holiday ever
The best holiday ever! Unforgettable experience! Thank you East West Tours for being so efficient and patient with all the bookings and other help. We loved this trip so much! Alina Bohler – Alina Bohler -
Last year we did The Legendary Silk Road from Ashgabat to Almaty and would like to do it again.
Last year we did The Legendary Silk Road from Ashgabat to Almaty and would like to do it again. The memories we brought home are unforgettable but there is so much more to see and experience in Central Asia and we are planning another trip soon. We still feel the smells of the traditional markets and hear the sounds of authentic Uzbek instruments. East West Tours agency arranged the tour for us in a very short time and did it in a very professional way. Highly recommend this company. Ulan Kolpert – Ulan Kolpert -
Fantastic Silk Road journey
Hi, Here are my impressions on the Legendary Silk Road Train Journey. We flew to Ashgabat via Frankfurt. Upon arrival, we were met by an English speaking guide who was very knowledgeable and loaded us with lots of interesting information about Turkmenistan. Ashgabat was very nice and clean, the weather was fantastic, about 26 degrees C. On the train, there were 12 English speakers and we made friends with each other immediately. Our guide Timur spoke perfect English and was very friendly. He helped us in every possible matter. The train staff was Russian or Uzbek so Timur helped us a lot to comunicate with them. The service and the food in the restaurant car were good, very good, to be exact. Most of our train travel was by night.