Along the Golden Road

Along the Golden Road

  • The Pride of Samarkand

1 October - 1 October 2021 (1< day)

Professor Charles Melville
(Pembroke 1969)
Director of Studies in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Pembroke College, Cambridge
Price details  

Pricing will be made available shortly.

 

Flexible booking policy 

All deposits fully refundable up until February 2021.

Tour type  
Land
Theme  
History and Architecture
Activity level  
Medium
Explore Central Asia

A regular feature in our annual travel programme, few landmarks tantalise travellers more than the legendary cities of Central Asia. This journey will take you along the Golden Trade route across Central Asia, exploring cities that, until the demise of the Soviet Union, were almost impossible to visit. Visit Samarkand and continue your journey through the beautifully preserved town of Bukhara, and across the fabled Oxus Riber and the Karakum Desert into Turkmenistan.

Highlights

  • Visit the Registan in Samarkand, described by Lord Curzon as the 'noblest square in the world’
  • Explore the beautifully preserved town of Bukhara, home to some of the finest and most important monuments in the Islamic world
  • Discover the citadel of Merv in Turkmenistan, the second most important city in Asia Minor during Medieval times
  • Visit the ancient walled city of Khiva and experience the timelessness of a Central Asian town
  • Enjoy meals in private homes

NB. Dates to be confirmed

Tour operator
Address: 13 Melloncroft Drive, Caldy, Wirral CH48 2JA
Telephone: +44 (0) 151 625 3425