Steeped in the legacy of Tamerlane, the Parthians and the Seljuks, the great cities of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan are home to some of the Silk Road’s most evocative legacies. These are lands that still exude a little of the fabled glory of the great civilisations of Samarkand and Ashgabat, Merv and Bukhara, cities that once lay at the heart of this ancient trading route.
Travelling across Uzbekistan and into the more remote regions of Turkmenistan you will explore some of the greatest cities of their age, beginning with Tashkent, the Uzbek capital. After a chance to explore the beautiful medieval city of Khiva, you then cross into Turkmenistan to visit Konye Urgench, home to the tallest minaret in Central Asia. Then it is on to the marbled splendour of Ashgabat and the ancient city of Nisa, the old Parthian capital.
After exploring the ancient ruins of Gonor Depe and Merv, you then head back into Uzbekistan to explore the treasures of Bukhara, Shakhrisabz and Samarkand, the great city of Tamerlane himself.
This is an example itinerary to give you an idea of what we can offer.
*Please note the prices shown are per person and based on two persons sharing a twin or double room