Founded in February of 2005, Silk Road and Beyond offered tourism services to customers interested in ancient archeological destinations and encountering other cultures. The service specialized in travel to:
- The Middle East
- North Africa
- Central Asia
- The Far East
The service offered an encompassing travel experience. Tours offered included the ancient Silk Road cities of Samarkand and Bukhara, the archaeological sites of Petra or Persepolis, tours of the remote hill tribe villages of Northern Vietnam, and a beach resort in the Maldives.
Silk Road Tours
The service offered a private guide and chauffer-driven car, access to areas inaccessible to larger tour groups and the experience of the distinctive history, cultures and people of the Silk Road. Established in 1965, the company specialized in tourism visits to the Middle East, tours of the Caucasus and Central Asia.
The service offered personalized tours to its clients via email, telephone, or in-person appointments. Their offices were located at Kensington High Street London W14.
Private Silk Road Tours
Their service provided private tourswhich included:
- international flights
- private English-speaking local guide
- private car with driver throughout the journey
- a full sightseeing program.
Personalized Silk Road Tours
The service offered to help its customers to create their ideal itinerary including clients; personal interests, taste in accommodation and preferred mode of travel. They specialized in planning complicated, in-depth itineraries and included many countries and destinations. Silk Road and Beyond promised its clients an immersive travel experience custom-tailored to its customers with a focus on its clients requirements, ranging from a combination of adventure, education and relaxation. Their travel agency promised to custom-make travel plans based on a family’s interests and personalities, featuring things like:
- personalized activity schedules
- preferred hotels
- swimming locations
- extra free time to spend on the beach Egypt, Jordan and Morocco are included in their family destinations, combining the rich historical heritage with luxurious beach locales. The service offered discounts for children under 12 years old ranging from 25-50%, including both flights and accommodations. The service touted its use 4-star accommodations on its tours and in order to provide its clients with a immersive cultural experience, it offered:
- traditional hotels
- personal-use lodges
- private riverboats
In addition, the service also gave its clients access to a wide range of 5-star hotels and luxury resorts, with many customizable options.
Silk Road Guided Tours
All travel and sightseeing excursions were accompanied by each client’s own private local English-speaking guide, who was in charge of the tour planning as well as assisting customers in gaining valuable insight into the history, culture and day-to-day life of their country. Each guide adapted these personalized tours to their clients’ particular interests. The website ended in August of 2018.