07 May 2019

Silk road


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Russian rolling stock very out of date.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

23 March 2018

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 -

22 March 2018

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 -

21 November 2017

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.

I wish to thank you for all your help in planning our trip from St. Petersburg to Moscow. All went very well. The train ride was uneventful. We did need some assistance from the concierge at our hotel in St. Petersburg in deciphering the signs in the railroad station. We had her write our the words "departure" and "arrival" in Russian, so we would know what track our train would be leaving.