In Search Of The Silk Road

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Run by: Ramblers Walking Holidays

Reference number: 42440

From: £2995.00

We are in the company of some of historys greats, Marco Polo and Tamerlane, of beautiful buildings and exotic peoples. The majestic skyline of brightly coloured minarets and sand-coloured towers all contribute to the atmospheric setting. Our central Asian journey begins in Kazakhstan; little known by westerners, but a land of wild natural landscapes. In contrast the cities, such as Astana and Almaty, are home to the most unusual and futuristic architecture. Our time here will be spent exploring natural wonders such as Burabay National Park and Charyn Canyon as well as visiting the city highlights in Astana and Almaty. We follow the Silk Road further into neighbouring Uzbekistan, with some of the most precious opulent buildings in the Islamic world. We begin in Tashkent and briefly explore the unique city. Well discover hidden hiking trails through the snow-capped mountains in Beldersay where a local mountain guide will direct us through the outstanding scenery. Well continue to Khiva, the best preserved of the Silk Road cities where we will enjoy sightseeing. Travelling south, well experience Bukhara where well discover the spectacular sights of the city during a guided tour. Then on to Samarkand, a wonderful place and home of the impressive Registan Square (described by Curzon in 1899 as the noblest public square in the world). Here well enjoy learning the local culture and traditions at the Koni Ghil Silk Paper Centre and the musical instruments at Sherdor Medrassah. We return to Tashkent where well enjoy some free time before our early afternoon flight to Astana. Well have dinner and overnight here and have a leisurely morning before our transfer to Astana airport for our flight home.

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
13/06/2019 27/06/2019 See our website ££2995.00
22/08/2019 05/09/2019 See our website ££2995.00
12/09/2019 26/09/2019 See our website ££2995.00

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