On an exclusive railway tour aboard the lavish , explore a fascinating stretch of the legendary Silk Road in five beautiful countries: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Kyrgyzstan. A cultural crossroads between East and West, this region holds ancient treasures once revered by Genghis Khan and Alexander the Great, later concealed behind the Iron Curtain. Watch all this history unfold on a whirlwind journey. Begin in Moscow for a behind-the-scenes appreciation of its Tsarist splendors. Then, board the , with its elegant, private cabins, for two exquisite weeks, stepping off to wander ancient Silk Road trade centers, including the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Samarkand, Bukhara, Merv, and Khiva. Behold heralded art collections in renowned museums, kaleidoscopic mosques, centuries-old madrasahs, opulent monuments, and Central Asia's native tulips, which will be in glorious bloom in spring. Conclude in Almaty, Kazakhstan, where you will take in spectacular views of the surrounding mountains on a scenic cable car ride.