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Travel the Silk Road through Central Asia

Special tours in Turkmenistan

TRAVELLING TO TURMENISTAN - information & FAQ's

We have created the best possible itineraries to maximise your stay in Turkmenistan, covering a wide variety of places such as the stunning city of Ashgabat, the Caspian sea port city of Turkmenbashi and the nearby ‘Turkmen Dubai’ of Avaza, the far Northern Dashoguz area with its Uzbek peoples and culture, the flaming gas crater of Darvaza as well as much more. Visit the tallest Minaret in central Asia, the region’s largest Mosque, the world's largest Bazaar and so much more, an unforgettable experience is absolutely guaranteed! Read on for more information on what you need to know about Turkmenistan. Contact Guidepost Tours for tour details. 

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WONDERS OF THE SILK ROAD - 14 days Turkmenistan & Uzbekistan

 Scheduled departures May & September - We discover the culture and history of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan and as we explore the ancient sites and ruins of the UNESCO World Heritage site at Merv and the Parthian Fortress of Nisa. We also explore the fabled Silk Road cities of Samarkand, Ashgabat, Bokhara and Khiva. (ExpWW)

TASHKENT TO TEHRAN - 19 days Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan & Iran

 Scheduled small group departures May & September - An overland exploration offers an opportunity to discover some of the lesser-travelled stretches of the ancient silk routes. This pioneering journey travels west from the vibrant Uzbek capital of Tashkent, through little-known Turkmenistan, to reach the Iranian metropolis of Tehran and a country that has only just opened it's doors to tourists again. Contact Guidepost Discovery Tours.  (ExpWW)

Journeys around Southern Russia -Black Sea to the Caspian

ROSTOV REGION & THE COSSACKS - Destination Information

 Rostov-On-Don is the capital of the Don Cossack Region - Taganrog - Razdorskaya - Starocherkassk - Novocherkassk - Azov - Veshenskaya - Aksay - Tanais. This information will assist in planning your holiday in Southern Russia. Contact Guidepost Tours for more information. (SagaV)

CITY TOURS & SHORT STAYS IN SOUTHERN RUSSIA

Guidepost Tours will arrange your short stay programmes in Southern Russia and the Cossack Region. Volgograd - Astrakhan - Elista - Sochi - Rostov-on-Don

THE DON COSSACKS LAND - 8 day tour

 This is a small group or private tour taking you through the River Don Delta to discover the history and culture of towns dating back to medieval times with their beginnings in the Silk Route trade. Contact Guidepost Tours for information and reservations. (SagaV)

ELBRUS NATURE TOUR - 7 days

 Discover the amazing natural scenery from the beautiful corners of Europe's highest mountain, Mt Elbrus, in the high Caucasus Range of Southern Russia - wildflowers, waterfalls, pine forests, alpine meadows, mineral springs and glacial rivers. Contact Guidepost Tours. (SagaV)

AT RUSSIAN COUNTRYSIDE

 The Village of Lysogorka is located in an ecologically clean place where an unforgettable panorama of the Don Steppes can be seen. Here you can see quaint cretaceous masses with a height of more than 10 metres. To the north of the village grows the most beautiful kind of feather grass in the world, so the territory around Lysogorka is a Nature Reserve. We have included a 'homestay' in this package. Contact Guidepost Discovery Tours for prices and available. (Gpt-SagaV)

CHARMING STEPPES & THE DON DELTA - 5 day nature tour

 The Southwest of Russia is the most biologically diverse region of Russia. Unique environments are formed by the high altitudes and slope habitats of the Caucasian Mountain Range. The southern slopes abound in subtropical forests while the northern slope meets the plains, the grassland steppes that roll to the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. This 5 day nature tour can be extended and tailored to your available time in the region. Contact Guidepost Tours. (SagaV)

DISCOVERIES OF THE ANCIENT DON - Archaeological Tour

 Archaeology has shown that nomadic tribes were migrating out of regions north of the Black Sea long before there were ever kingdoms to record them. Theories now suggest that the origin of Proto Indo-European roots are in this region. Discoveries are still taking place and we can take you to "open air museums" in the Don Region. Contact Guidepost Tours (SagaV)

BATTLEFIELDS OF SOUTHERN RUSSIA

 On this tour you will discover the most tragic pages of Russian history – the period of World War II in Southern Russia. It includes Rostov-on-Don (the city nicknamed “the Gateway to the Caucasus” by the Minister of Propaganda of Nazi Germany); the Cossack capitals of Starocherkassk and Novocherkassk; the battlefields of Mius-front near Taganrog; and at last, the legend of World War II Stalingrad, now the large industrial city of Volgograd on the river Volga. Contact Guidepost Tours for more details. (SagaV)

WILDLIFE IN THE SOUTH OF RUSSIA

 This special nature route is an unforgettable trip for birdwatchers and for those who truly like wild nature in its different appearance. This vast steppeland is a home of many rare and endangered animals and birds like saiga antelope, bustard, wild horses. Southern Russian steppes are especially beautiful when blooming with tulips in spring. Gather a group of friends and join Guidepost Tours in Southern Russia. (Gpt-SagaV)

FASCINATING MOUNTAINS - NATURE OF ELBRUS

 Magnificent nature of Elbrus – Beautiful Valleys – Flora and fauna of the mountains  This tour is a discovery of amazing natural scenery from the beautiful corners of Europe’s highest mountain. Elbrus tour is a breathtaking journey devoted to hiking in beatuful landscapes and discovering a rich fauna and flora. Explore Southern Russia with a group of friends on a private tour. Contact Guidepost Tours. (Gpt-SagaV)

BEYOND URAL

 Perm – Ekaterinburg – Chelyabinsk – Ufa (7 Days) This tour is designed to discover the best Ural cities and their cultural and ethnographic heritages. Old Russian wooden architecture, traditions of merchants and manufacturers, industrial giants and heritage of the Turkic people of Ural Region. Contact Guidepost Tours for more details. (Gpt-SagaV)

URAL & SIBERIA

 Perm – Ekaterinburg – Tumen – Omsk (8 Days). This tour is designed to take you to the best cities of the Urals and Siberia and their cultural and ethnographic heritages. Old Russian wooden architecture, traditions of merchants and manufacturers, Orthodox Cathedrals, history and tragedy of the Russian Civil War. Excorted private touring. Contact Guidepost Tours. (SagaV)

BUDDHIST PEARL OF EUROPE - 4 day tour

 Russia is a big country with various traditions, customs and religious flavor. Kalmykia is considered to be the eastern tale of Russia and the only Buddhist land in Europe. Contact Guidepost Tours for reservations. Tour is available for small groups and private touring. (SagaV)


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