The Silk Road: Empires of Central Asia (land tour)
Dates: September 11, 2013 - September 27, 2013
Tour Leader: Claudia Chang
The Silk Road: Empires of Central Asia with optional post tour extension to Iran
Main Tour Pricing: $6,995 per person double occupancy.
Single Supplement: $795
Post Tour Iran Extension Pricing: $3,995 per person double occupancy.
Single Supplement: (limited availability) $745
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - Depart Home
Thursday, September 12 - Ashkabad, Turkmenistan
Friday, September 13 - Ashkabad
Saturday, September 14 - Ashkabad | Mary | Merv | Mary
Sunday, September 15 - Mary | Gonur-Depe | Mary
Monday, September 16 - Mary | Ashkabad | Nisa | Ashkabad
Tuesday, September 17 - Ashkabad | Tashauz | Kunya Urgench | Izmukshir | Khiva, Uzbekistan
Wednesday, September 18 - Khiva
Thursday, September 19 - Khiva | Nukus | Khiva
Friday, September 20 - Khiva | Bukhara
Saturday, September 21 - Bukhara
Sunday, September 22 - Bukhara | Paikent | Bukhara
Monday, September 23 - Bukhara | Shakrisabze | Samarkand
Tuesday, September 24 - Samarkand
Wednesday, September 25 - Samarkand | Tashkent
Thursday, September 26 - Tashkent
Friday, September 27 - Tashkent | Home OR Tashkent | Tehran, Iran
OPTIONAL POST Tour Extension to IRAN: September 27 – October 5, 2013 (9 days)
At the crossroads of East and West, ancient Persia (modern Iran) nurtured a host of civilizations and attracted numerous invaders. On this in-depth extension, learn about the Achaemenid, Parthian, and Sassanian dynasties; as well as the exploits of Alexander the Great, Arab armies, the Mongols, and others. Visit the monumental rock carvings at Naghsh-e Rostam and the grand site of Persepolis, which was the heart of the great Achaemenid Empire that stretched from western India to northern Greece. Admire Iran’s magnificent mosques, madrassahs, and shrines, such as those of Isfahan—one of the most majestic collections of buildings in the Islamic world—and the treasured classical Persian garden of Bagh-e Fin. Explore the exquisite collections of Tehran’s National Museum, Reza Abbasi Museum, and Abgineh Museum of Glass and Ceramics. And, amidst these extraordinary cultural wonders, experience the genuine warmth and hospitality of the Iranian people.
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