Uzbekistan

Experience Silk Road cities and post-Soviet life

Few places on earth are as satisfying for a history- or monument-buff as Uzbekistan. Located on a major Silk Road thoroughfare, its history is rich with ambitious satraps and conquerors, all of whom, it seems, were eager to leave proof of their greatness. Uzbekistan’s capital, Tashkent, is, for the eager traveler, little more than a gateway to the three great Silk Road cities—Samarkand (home to the noble Registan), Bukhara (the Second Mecca) and Khiva (with sky-blue domes and minarets)—that make Uzbekistan so compelling.

Caravans & Conquerors

  • Caucasus Mountains & Silk Road cities
  • 16 days of touring by luxury train
  • Cross the Caspian Sea by train-ferry
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The Silk Road By Luxury Train

  • Epic Moscow-Beijing journey
  • Peel back millennia of history
  • Explore Bukhara, Khiva & Merv
  • 21 days, 2 trains
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The Silk Road: A Journey Through Time

  • Xian, China to Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Follow an ancient trading route
  • 20 days through 3 countries
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Silk Road: Xian to Rome

  • Trace world's mightiest trade route
  • China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Turkey, and Italy
  • 22 days across 7 countries
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The Epic of Central Asia

  • Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan
  • Behold fabled Silk Road cities
  • Incredible Islamic architecture
  • 21 days, with Karakol’s Sunday bazaar
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