The Silk Road: Empires of Central Asia (land tour)

Dates: Monday, May 21, 2018 to Wednesday, June 6, 2018 (17 days)
Tour Leader: Matthew Canepa

Registan Square, Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Image © Ekrem Canli

Retrace the fabled Silk Road in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, following in the footsteps of Alexander, Genghis Khan, and Marco Polo across vast deserts, mountains, and the steppes of Central Asia to cities as old as Babylon and Rome. Visit six UNESCO World Heritage sites (Merv, Nisa, Kunya Urgench, Bukhara, Shakrisabze, and Samarkand) and remote archaeological sites (Gonur-Depe, Izmukshir, Paikent), meet local artists and professionals, admire a variety of museum collections, and stroll through ancient towns (Ashkabad, Khiva, Tashkent) and bazaars.


Pricing:
$7,945 (12-16 participants) per person double occupancy.
$8,245 (10-11 participants) per person double occupancy.
$865 single supplement (limited availability).


 

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Itinerary

Monday, May 21, 2018 - Depart Home
Tuesday, May 22 - Ashgabad, TURKMENISTAN
Wednesday, May 23 - Ashgabad
Thursday, May 24 - Ashgabad | Nisa | Anau | Ashgabad | Mary
Friday, May 25 - Mary | Gonur-Depe | Mary
Saturday, May 26 - Mary | Merv | Mary | Ashgabad
Sunday, May 27 - Ashgabad | Tashauz | Kunya Urgench | Khiva, UZBEKISTAN
Monday, May 28 - Khiva
Tuesday, May 29 - Khiva | Ellik Kala | Khiva
Wednesday, May 30 - Khiva | Bukhar
Thursday, May 31 - Bukhara
Friday, June 1 - Bukhara | Paikent | Bukhara
Saturday, June 2 - Bukhara | Shahrisabz | Samarkand​​​​​​​
Sunday, June 3 - Samarkand​​​​​​​
Monday, June 4 - Samarkand | Tashkent
Tuesday, June 5 - Tashkent​​​​​​​
Wednesday, June 6 - Tashkent | HOME

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If you have any additional questions, please email us at aia@studytours.org (and include your full name) or call us toll-free at (800) 748-6262 (toll: 603-756-2884).

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