Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan: Ancient Trade Routes of Central Asia - A Limited Edition Small Group Journey (2020)

The mountains and deserts of Central Asia are the backdrop for this extraordinary adventure to the heart of the ancient Silk Road.

Journey Overview

The mountains and deserts of Central Asia are the backdrop for this extraordinary adventure to the heart of the ancient Silk Road. This is one of the world’s most remote and untouched areas and was, during the Middle Ages, the epicentre of a powerful empire. On this journey, you’ll explore Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, two countries steeped in antiquity with a lasting legacy from the warriors and emperors who made their mark. Visit some of the oldest cities in the world such as the legendary Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, each boasting a glorious architectural legacy that is simply dazzling.

Journey Highlights

  • Walk in the footsteps of emperors and priests and discover the ancient civilisations of the Silk Road
  • Breathe in the dramatic landscapes of the vast Central Asian steppe
  • Marvel at some of the world’s most impressive and intricate tile work at the region’s famous mosques and minarets
  • Soak up the atmosphere in exotic markets, bazaars and caravanserais
  • Admire the elaborately designed and decorative stations of the impressive Tashkent underground
  • Appreciate the world’s second largest collection of Russian avant-garde art in remote Uzbekistan
  • Discover the rich handicraft traditions of Central Asia meeting the artisans and craftsmen in their workshops
  • Learn the culinary secrets behind the perfect plov, a classic Uzbek dish

Want to travel sooner? Please see information on our 2019 departure here.

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