Land of Silk Road Treasures
***PLEASE NOTE: Original trip date of April 23-May 4, 2020 is SOLD OUT.***
***Bookings are currently available for new date of May 5-16, 2020.***
Get to the heart of Central Asia on this modern-day caravan along the fabled Silk Route. These ancient lands were sought after and conquered by history’s legendary leaders and still today appeal to true travellers who seek out old-fashioned exploration and travel off the beaten track.
Traverse memorable landscapes and admire the best of Central Asian architecture, beginning in Tashkent, where a charming mix of restored 12th century Russian architecture blends with modern enterprise. In the remote western city of Nukus, visit the wonderful Savitsky Art Museum. A drive across the desert takes you to the beautifully intact architectural ensemble of Khiva, then onward to Bukhara for a relaxed three-night stay in one of Central Asia's holiest sites and a UNESCO Heritage Site. In Samarkand, discover architectural masterpieces – the magnificent monuments of Tamerlane and Registan Square.
The incredible sky-blue tile work, woven brick constructions, and brilliant fabrics of the Silk Road form a mosaic of vivid snapshots enhanced by warm Uzbek hospitality. We invite you to join this fascinating tour that showcases the glittering legacy of the Silk Road.