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The Marco Polo

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The Marco Polo - Vodkatrain
The Marco Polo - Vodkatrain
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Starts
Shiraz
+11 Destinations
Trans Siberian
Ends
Beijing
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Highlights

  • Nasir ol-Molk Mosque
  • Persian Empire
  • Golestan Palace
  • Karakum Desert to the Darvaza Crater
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Berth / Cabin, Guesthouse, Sleeper Train
Max Group Size
15
Transportation
Train & Rail
Physical Rating
Active
Travel style
In-depth Cultural
Start in Shiraz and end in Beijing! With the in-depth cultural tour The Marco Polo, you have a 25 day tour package taking you through Shiraz, Iran and 12 other destinations in Asia. The Marco Polo is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, transport and more.

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  • The Marco Polo reviewer 1
    Written on January 21, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    I LOVED this journey. The destinations are amazing! So many friendly people, gorgeous buildings, beautiful silks and ceramics and large expanses of absolutely nothing out of the train window! In my whole life I have never seen anywhere like Ashgabat,... Read more

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Shiraz
  2. Days 2-3: Yazd via Persepolis
  3. Days 4-5: Isfahan
  4. Day 6: Tehran
  5. Day 7: Tehran to Mashhad
  6. Day 8: Mashhad
  7. Day 9: Ashgabat
  8. Day 10: Ashgabat and to Darvaza Crater
  9. Day 11: Ashgabat to Bukhara via Turkmenabat
  10. Days 12-13: Bukhara
  11. Days 14-15: Samarkand
  12. Day 16: Tashkent
  13. Day 17: To Almaty
  14. Days 18-19: Almaty
  15. Days 20-21: To Urumqi
  16. Day 22: Urumqi
  17. Day 23: To Beijing
  18. Days 24-25: Beijing

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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The Marco Polo

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  • Monday
    May 13, 2019
    from Shiraz
    25 Days
    Thursday
    Jun 6, 2019
    to Beijing
    8 seats left
    $125
    USD $4,055
  • Monday
    Aug 19, 2019
    from Shiraz
    25 Days
    Thursday
    Sep 12, 2019
    to Beijing
    10+ seats left
    $131
    USD $4,249
  • Monday
    Sep 9, 2019
    from Shiraz
    25 Days
    Thursday
    Oct 3, 2019
    to Beijing
    9 seats left
    $132
    USD $4,273
  • Monday
    May 11, 2020
    from Shiraz
    25 Days
    Thursday
    Jun 4, 2020
    to Beijing
    8 seats left
    $132
    USD $4,273
  • Monday
    Aug 17, 2020
    from Shiraz
    25 Days
    Thursday
    Sep 10, 2020
    to Beijing
    7 seats left
    $132
    USD $4,273
  • Monday
    Sep 7, 2020
    from Shiraz
    25 Days
    Thursday
    Oct 1, 2020
    to Beijing
    10+ seats left
    $132
    USD $4,273

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About the countries

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Currencies

Rial
Iran
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Manat
Turkmenistan
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Som
Uzbekistan
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Tenge
Kazakhstan
¥
Yuan Renminbi
China

Plugs & Adapters

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Visa

Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Typhoid
Recommended for Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Cholera
Recommended for Iran and China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and China. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Rabies
Recommended for Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and China. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Iran, Kazakhstan and China. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and China. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Tick-borne encephalitis
Recommended for Kazakhstan and China. Ideally 6 months before travel.
Japanese B encephalitis
Recommended for China. Ideally 1 month before travel.

Policies

Location
Shiraz is the starting point and Beijing is the endpoint.
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Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Vodkatrain booking. The remaining balance is then payable 80 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 6 February 2019 the full payment of $4,055 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 80 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $4055 for The Marco Polo, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
Availability
Some departure dates and prices may vary and Vodkatrain will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
Credit Cards
The following cards are accepted for Vodkatrain tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 7,055 km.
  • Shiraz (Iran)
  • 308 km
  • Yazd (Iran)
  • 265 km
  • Isfahan (Iran)
  • 339 km
  • Tehran (Iran)
  • 738 km
  • Mashhad (Iran)
  • 216 km
  • Ashgabat (Turkmenistan)
  • 247 km
  • Darvaza (Turkmenistan)
  • 514 km
  • Bukhara (Uzbekistan)
  • 215 km
  • Samarkand (Uzbekistan)
  • 264 km
  • Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
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