Uzbekistan is known for its ancient cities and architecture and its location at the crossroads of world civilisations, religions, cultural traditions, and culinary preferences. The tour starts in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan and visits Khiva, Bokhara, and Samarkand and a host of places along the way. One of the highlights is the Historic Centre of Bukhara, a UNESCO World Heritage site, situated on the Silk Road. It is one of the best examples of a wellpreserved Central Asian Islamic city of the 10th to 17th centuries.
Guests visit Sitorai Mohi Xosa Palace, the summer residence of Bukhara’s last emir, and take a Samarkand sightseeing tour, visiting Registan Square, Gur Emir Mausoleum – the mausoleum of Amir Timur, the remains of the Bibi Khanum Mosque, Siab Bazaar, and Ulugbeg Observatory. At the end of the trip, before taking the high-speed Afrosiyob train to Tashkent, clients visit the Konigil Village to explore the traditional way of making Samarkand paper from mulberry. Click for details.