A Journey through Central Asia
Along the Golden Road from Samarkand
Departing: Tuesday 16 April 2019
Returning: Tuesday 30 April 2019
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 warriorkings Genghis Khan and then Tamerlane, and their descendants, they assumed inimitable power and splendour becoming
medieval cosmopolitan centres of science and art.
- Visit the Registan in Samarkand – ‘the noblest square in the world’
- Explore the beautifully preserved city of Bukhara, home to some of the most important monuments in the Islamic world
- Cross the fabled Oxus River and Karakum Desert dotted with Spring flowers en route to the ancient captial of Merv
HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE
ACTIVITY LEVEL: MEDIUM
Price person sharing, including flights from London. Single room supplement £380.
$4,460 - please note that this US Dollar price is based on the exchange rate in June 2018. Contact the relevant operator for the most up-to-date price information.