We would like to start this newsletter with one of our Silk Road tour client’s quote “No matter what you read, how much you study this will never prepare you for what you will see and experience on a trip like this. Unbelievable!”, Brian McConnell.
The Silk Road adventure, the mother of all road journeys through 12 different countries, 16 borders and 21,000 km in 81 days has finished in London. It has been another awesome trip with a group of awesome like-minded people from New Zealand and Australia. Our clients have been both adventurous, accommodating, and sometimes patient when experiencing delays, adverse weather or officious and will be better people for their experience for sure. They have been a great bunch of people to travel with and in times of need, especially when a few minor breakdowns occurred lots of personal expertise came to the surface! As usual lots of everlasting friendships have been forged in 2019. Again, all of our friends, suppliers, agents, accommodation providers and car repairers have really performed to make this great trip happen. Thank you very much from all of us.
Meanwhile, we are glad to announce our amended program for 2020.
Yes it’s a winter trip in ice roads and its cold but it is spectacular! It’s ice roads, river crossings on ice, interesting culture and an amazing story of different cultures coming together to build the impossible, the BAM railway. The temperatures will be cold, but we supply the cold weather gear, warm reliable Land Cruisers and bright blue clear skies. This is a trip that you will definitely remember and want to tell your grandchildren about. It’s a lot more fun than laying on a beach in the hot sun!
Three Land Cruisers available, seat in vehicle or self-drive by application. 12 seats available in each direction. $USD7,500 per person.
Trip 1: February 24th February to 10th March – Novosibirsk to Blagoveshchensk (19 days).
Trip 2: March 14th March to 28th March – Blagoveshchensk to Novosibirsk (19 days).
Georgia and Armenia for New Zealanders and Australians is visa free and the hospitality is outstanding. This tour is designed as an introduction to the delights of Southern Russia, historical and beautiful Crimea, spectacular Georgia and Armenia in just 30 days.
Access by air into Moscow and out of Volgograd minimises flight time and maximises tour time.
This is a self-drive or seat in vehicle tour and we have just 3 vehicles or 8 seats available.
Dates: 11 April to 10 May 2020. 30 days tour.
Costs per person: $NZD13,200.
Email Anton at Overland Journeys firstname.lastname@example.org soon.
Highlights include: Moscow – beautiful and modern capital of Russia, Volgograd – “Mother Russia Statue”, Astrakhan’s beautiful Kremlin and gardens, Tbilisi city, Yeravan and spectacular views of Mt Ararat, Akhatlsikhe 12th century fort, Stalin’s museum in Gori, Mtskheta historic Georgian city, Sevastopol and Yalta on the coast of Crimea, crossing the new 19 km Russia Crimea link bridge, Krasnodar voted one of Russia’s nicest cities.
But best of all the hospitality and friendliness of the people in these areas will surprise you for sure! More information about the tour is here.
Cities of Central Asia were used by merchants who stopped on their way from China to Europe. They traded goods and brought new knowledge. Currently, Central Asia is a lively region with a diverse population.
Experience one of the epic drives of the world and the Silk Road – the Pamir Highway – gateway to the lands of legends Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
It’s a 22 days adventure starting in Bukhara, Uzbekistan on 20 May 2020 and finishing in Almaty, Kazakhstan on 10 June 2020. Tour price is $USD8,900 per person.
The Russian Altai reminds many of our New Zealand explorers of Queenstown but less crowded. The scenery is every bit as spectacular just over a much larger area with fewer people.
If you love your overland tour as much as some of our past tour participants, you will be back. And not just for the Chinggis vodka, some of the best in the world.
It’s a 21 days adventure starting in Novosibirsk, Russia on 03 August 2020 and finishing in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on 23 August 2020. Tour price is $USD7,500 per person.
We have selected a fantastic itinerary with lots of time to enjoy the sights along the way and is kind to the car. Call or email us very soon to reserve one of just 10 spaces available and receive details.
22nd April to 1st July 2020 (71 days) and $USD55,000 per couple. More information available on our website by clicking this link.
Vladivostok – Novosibirsk – Ekaterinburg – Volgograd – Tbilisi – Sevastopol – Odessa – Trier – London.
The hardest part of this trip is deciding to do it and understand it’s a big undertaking, but we can give you contacts of almost 40 couples that enjoyed this life changing experience, that we call our Silk Road experience.
The expedition route will be similar to past expeditions with some variations. There will be the usual self-drive 4×4 options and passenger in vehicle options.
Itinerary: Vladivostok, Russian Far East to London, UK, 12 different countries and 21,000 km in 81 days expedition. Dates: 03 May to 23 July 2021. Price: $NZD92,000 per couple. More details here or contact Anton email@example.com