Itinerary Highlights

  • Explore Vienna's historic heart and visit the centuries-old St Stephen’s Cathedral and Hofburg Palace
  • Discover UNESCO-listed painted monasteries and meticulous Byzantine frescos in Romania
  • Take part in paragliding, traditional fishing, snorkelling, cooking classes or a yoga session in Oman
  • Immerse yourself into a fascinating Silk Road heritage amongst the mountains of Turkmenistan
  • Best time to travel June - Aug
17 nights
All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist
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Departs 1 June 2022

Uncover the treasures of the Silk Road on a TCS Legends & Empires Private Jet Tour. Immerse yourself into the fascinating history and culture of this storied region as you travel from Vienna to Athens aboard a luxurious private jet.

You’ll feel like royalty as you trace the path of emperors of old on this epic journey through some of the most unique destinations in Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Enjoy the enchanting artistic heritage of Austria before discovering communist history in Albania, Romania, and Georgia, and uncovering the treasures of the Silk Road across Oman, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The perfect ending place for this once-in-a-lifetime cultural exploration is Athens, one of the most historically significant cities in the world.

Taking in eight diverse destinations in 18 days, this tour is perfect for anyone wanting to discover the secrets of the Silk Road in absolute luxury. As you make your way between these incredible hand-picked destinations, you’ll travel in complete comfort and style aboard an Airbus321 in one of just 52 all-first-class seats.

Itinerary

London
Fly from the UK to Vienna for a luxurious overnight stay before your incredible journey along the ancient Silk Road begins.
Vienna, Austria
Vienna is a majestic cultural hub that was once home to legendary composers like Mozart and Beethoven. Explore Vienna's historic heart, from the imperial Hofburg Palace to the centuries-old St Stephen’s Cathedral or spend the day immersing yourself in its musical heritage. You could enjoy a private walking tour to see the highlights of the historic city centre, or be immersed in Vienna’s coffee house culture, a gathering place for artists and poets.
Tirana, Albania
A short flight from Vienna takes you to one of the most secluded nations in the world. Isolated by Communist rule until 1991, the treasures of Albania have only recently been discovered by luxury travellers. Uncover everything from medieval monuments to one of the best-preserved Ottoman cities in the world. Visit a restored nuclear bunker, be fascinated by contemporary art exhibitions or tour the remains of a Venetian castle overlooking the Albanian Alps.
Bucharest, Romania
You’ll then make your way to Romania, a fascinating blend of historic landmarks and modern delights. While exploring Bucharest and Suceava, you’ll discover everything from picturesque castles and world-famous painted monasteries to café-filled city streets and delicious dining. You could even arrange to fly by private jet to nearby Suceava. Here, you’ll discover beautiful UNESCO-listed painted monasteries that house meticulous Byzantine frescos.
Tbilisi, Georgia
Next, you’ll venture to Georgia. Over recent years the ancient capital, Tbilisi, has become one of the most sought-after destinations in Europe. With a fascinating past and a vibrant local wine scene, whether you’re a history buff or a wine enthusiast, Tbilisi will have something for you to enjoy. You’ll also get the chance to explore Old Tbilisi, where you’ll discover medieval architecture and the historic bath district on the bank of the Mtkvari River.
Your next destination, Oman, is widely considered the hidden jewel of the Arabian Peninsula, thanks to its stunning natural beauty and fascinating culture. Choose from a variety of activities to fill your time including everything from paragliding, traditional fishing and snorkelling to a cooking class or a yoga session. If you’d prefer your stop in Oman to be a little more relaxing, then you’ll find the perfect facilities at your resort.
Take the short flight to Uzbekistan and discover Bukhara, a fabled Silk Road outpost and medieval holy city. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its historic centre, Bukhara is home to 2,000 years of fascinating history and is one of Central Asia’s oldest cities. Surrounded by some of the most impressive architecture found in this part of the world, you’ll be treated to awe-inspiring mosques and shrines dedicated to Islamic culture.
Set in the heart of Central Asia, Turkmenistan is one of the least-visited countries in the world. This means that when you arrive in Turkmenistan, it’ll feel like you will have all its highlights to yourself. Expect rugged mountains and breathtaking remnants of a fascinating Silk Road heritage. You might also decide to stop in Merv for a day of exploration. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was once a thriving city on the Silk Road.
Conclude your journey in historic Athens. Look back on the incredible memories you’ve made on the trip as you explore one of the world’s most legendary cities. Then, make you way to the airport and catch your independent flight home the following day.
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All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist

TCS Legends & Empires Private Jet Tour

17 nights
All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist
The Inspiring Travel Company Team
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