Jewel Of The Silk Road
*you’ll marvel at the wealth of antiquities
*Unesco towns frozen in time
*wonderful bazaars and markets
*both set and custom itineraries of any length at discount prices
*perfectly located hotels
Truly the jewel of Central Asia and the Silk Road, Uzbekistan will thrill you at every turn. Its history dates back some 2500 years. Alexander the Great founded a city here in 329BC. The country is home to 4 Unesco World Heritage towns. One of them, Samarkand was the home and capital of Tamerlane, the Great Conqueror, whose exploits rivaled those of Alexander the Great and Caesar. You’ll spend unrushed time in the other great towns of Khiva, Bukhara, and Shakhrisabz, as well as the present day capital, Tashkent. They are truly living museums of yesteryear.
The many great (4 M’s) Madrassahs, Mosques, Minarets, and Mausoleums in Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva are a testament to them being great centers of learning, religion, and art down through medieval times. You’ll also enjoy the colorfully dressed local Uzbekis who are always willing to share a friendly smile.
Your classic journey through Uzbekistan will start in Tashkent, a beautiful park filled city and continue on by land through the magnificent Unesco World Heritage towns of Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, and Shakhrisabz. Along the way you’ll enjoy the hospitable Uzbeki people, and stroll the colorful bazaars and markets. You will have ample leisure time at all stops for exploring on your own.