A Journey through Central Asia
The Golden Road from Samarkand
Departing: Tuesday 10 April 2018
Returning: Tuesday 24 April 2018
Duration: 15 days
Few landmarks have tantalised the minds of travellers more than the legendary caravan cities of Central Asia with their monumental buildings, majestic façades and soaring domes of intricate tilework. Originally caravanserais on the Golden Trade route across Central Asia, they developed into thriving centres of commerce and culture.
Under the ferocious medieval warrior-kings Genghis Khan and then Tamerlane, and their descendants, they assumed inimitable power and splendour becoming cosmopolitan centres of science and art.
- Visit the Registan in Samarkand – ‘the noblest square in the world’
- Explore beautifully preserved Bukhara, home of some of the most important monuments in the Islamic world
- Cross the mighty Oxus River and Karakum Desert dotted with spring flowers
HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE
ACTIVITY LEVEL: MEDIUM
* Per person including international flights from London. Single room supplement £290.
$4,120 - please note that the US Dollar price is based on the exchange rate in April 2017. Contact the relevant operator for the most up-to-date price information.