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    A new Moscow-Tehran route organized by the private travel agency Golden Eagle Luxury Trains Limited will be available on November 10.

    The private travel company Golden Eagle Luxury Trains Limited is due to open its new route from Moscow to Tehran on November 10, according to information published on the company's website.

    Foreign tourists will be able to start their journey from Moscow, where they will arrive by plane in order to take part in the 18-day Persia and Silk Road tour.

    Compartment of a Golden Eagle Luxury train
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    Compartment of a Golden Eagle Luxury train

    Two days later, the company's train will leave Moscow for Kazakhstan's Baikonur and Uzbekistan's cities of Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara as well as Ashgabat and Merv in Turkmenistan located in Central Asia.

    A Golden Eagle Luxury train's restaurant
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    A Golden Eagle Luxury train's restaurant

    After that, tourists will go to the Iranian shrine city of Mashhad, from where they will be delivered to the cities of Mahan, Ryan, Yazd, Isfahan and Shiraz. This three-day trip will end with a stop in the Iranian capital Tehran.

    A Golden Eagle Luxury train's restaurant
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    A Golden Eagle Luxury train's restaurant

    At least five such trips are expected within the Persia and Silk Road program between 2016 and 2017, which will additionally see tourists coming to Moscow from Tehran.

    Going by train from Russia to Iran is believed to be one of the most unusual and exciting ways to travel across Central Asia and the Middle East, something that understandably costs a bundle. 

    The price tag of the cheapest ticket for the Moscow-Tehran train, including the cost of food and excursions, stands at almost $21,000.

    As for Golden Eagle Luxury Trains Limited, it is the world's leading operator of luxury rail trips to Central Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Russia. Earlier this month, a Golden Eagle train with 42 Americans and Europeans on board arrived in the Iranian ancient city of Isfahan.

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