Turkey, Iran & Central Silk Route

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Turkey, Iran & Central Silk Route - Dragoman
Turkey, Iran & Central Silk Route - Dragoman
+25 Destinations
Silk Road


  • Explore the Ishak Pasha Palace
  • See the city square of Naqsh-e Jahan
  • Visit the Dome of Soltaniyeh
  • Discover the former royal complex of Golestan Palace
  • Take a tour to the Tehran's National Museum
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Hostel, Hotel, Camping
Max Group Size
Travel style
Adventure, Overland truck, Discovery, In-depth Cultural
Start in Istanbul and end in Tashkent! With the adventure tour Turkey, Iran & Central Silk Route, you have a 39 day tour package taking you through Istanbul, Turkey and 25 other destinations. Turkey, Iran & Central Silk Route includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Tashkent
  2. Day 2: Samarkand
  3. Days 3 to 4: Samarkand
  4. Day 5: Nurata
  5. Day 6: Bukhara
  6. Days 7 to 8: Bukhara
  7. Days 9 to 10: Khiva
  8. Day 11: Kunye Urgench
  9. Day 12: Darvaza
  10. Day 13: Ashgabat
  11. Day 14: Ashgabat
  12. Day 15: Ashgabat
  13. Day 16: Shirvan
  14. Day 17: Damghan
  15. Day 18: Khoor
  16. Days 19 to 20: Yazd
  17. Day 21: Zein-o-din-Yazd
  18. Day 22: Persepolis-Shiraz
  19. Day 23: Shiraz
  20. Days 24 to 26: Esfahan
  21. Day 27: Tehran
  22. Day 28: Tehran
  23. Day 29: Zanjan
  24. Day 30: Tabriz
  25. Day 31: Doğubayazıt
  26. Days 32 to 33: Erzurum-Sivas
  27. Day 34: Göreme
  28. Days 35 to 36: Göreme
  29. Day 37: Istanbul
  30. Day 38: Istanbul
  31. Day 39: Istanbul

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

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  • Additional Services


  • Main Page Video
  • What Is Overlanding?
  • Dragoman - 2017
  • Overlanding with Dragoman
  • Dragoman Overlanding 2018
  • Dragoman Wild Camping
  • Snippet Turkmenistan - Darvaza Crater
  • Overlanding Istanbul
  • Dragoman Snippet - Uzbekistan
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Turkey, Iran & Central Silk Route

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About the countries

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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.


These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Recommended for Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Recommended for Iran. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Recommended for Iran, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. 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. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Recommended for Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Ideally 3 months before travel.


Istanbul is the starting point and Tashkent is the endpoint.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Dragoman to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $500 to confirm this Dragoman booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 23 March 2019 the full payment of $4,995 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $4995 for Turkey, Iran & Central Silk Route, but the deposit of $500 is non-refundable.
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Covering a total distance of approx 6,854 km.
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
  • 565 km
  • Goreme (Turkey)
  • 225 km
  • Sivas (Turkey)
  • 364 km
  • Erzurum (Turkey)
  • 243 km
  • Dogubayazit (Turkey)
  • 252 km
  • Tabriz (Iran)
  • 249 km
  • Zanjan (Iran)
  • 285 km
  • Tehran (Iran)
  • 339 km
  • Esfahan (Iran)
  • 347 km
  • Shiraz (Iran)
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