18 days

From £6,630

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The Silk Road has long captured our imaginations and this tour offers the best of two Khanate states whose vast wealth was ploughed into splendid architecture. We will explore shimmering monuments in Khiva and Bukhara, as well as deserted, once splendid sites, such as those in Merv and Kunya-Urgench.

Tour highlights:

  • Explore the legendary Silk Road city of Samarkand, one of the oldest cities in Central Asia
  • Admire the UNESCO-listed site of Khiva with its ornate palaces, mosques and crenelated walls
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kunya-Urgench, a deserted city with 11th-16th century ruins
  • Spend two days at the incredible Turkmen site of Merv, with its vast ruins that span over many centuries

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Today's Price

Deposit: £1,000 Single supplement: £655

Includes flights

Meet your Experts

Dr Iain Shearer FRAS

Andante Guide Lecturer

Iain is an archaeologist who works across the Middle East, Northern Africa, Central Asia, Caucasus, China, India, Pakistan, USA, Balkans, Europe and UK.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary, tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
  • Internal flights
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
1 September 2023 ATUZ230901 1 September 2023 (Friday) 18 September 2023 (Monday) Dr Iain Shearer FRAS £6,630
(inc. flights)
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