Along the Golden Road from Samarkand

Along the Golden Road from Samarkand

  • The Pride of Samarkand
  • Bhukara
  • Uzbekistan - Khivalr

9 September - 23 September 2022 (14 days)

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

Per person including flights

Single supplement £320

Tour type  
History and Architecture
Activity level  
A journey through 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.


  • Explore Samarkand with some of the finest art and architecture in the Islamic World
  • Visit the beautifully preserved ‘Divine Bukhara’ with its hundreds of mosques, minarets and madrassas
  • Discover the ancient city of Nisa, seat of the Parthian Kings in the 3rd century and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Cross the mighty Oxus River from Uzbekistan into Turkmenistan’s Karakum desert with its splendid array of Spring flowers
  • Enjoy local hospitality and meals cooked in private hoes
  • Complete your journey in the marvellous city of Khiva where it is still possible to experience the timelessness of a Central Asian caravan town
Tour operator
Address: 13 Melloncroft Drive, Caldy, Wirral CH48 2JA
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