Places Visited: Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent
Join TransIndus for an escorted Group Tour to Uzbekistan, a country whose cultural legacy spans more than three millennia. Marvel at the emerald, lapis blue and wax-yellow patterns adorning Samarkand’s Registan Square – one of the great wonders of the Islamic world. Shop for hand-woven kilims, silk scarves and soft, camel-wool shawls in the bazaars of Bukhara. And savour the exotic desert sunsets as you cross the Oxus Delta in the footsteps of Alexander the Great and Marco Polo.
The itinerary has been carefully devised to showcase the architectural genius of the Timurids and their successors, the Shaybanid Dynasty, whose buildings greatly influenced those of the Mughals in India. Along the way, you’ll have opportunities to meet local people, experience traditional music and dance, watch ceramicists, carpet weavers and embroiderers at work, and shop for fabulous, locally made silk garments.
Accommodation will be in comfortable, Western-style hotels, and all meals are included in the price. A dedicated, English-speaking TransIndus guide will be with you every step of the way. You’ll also be accompanied around specific monuments by specialist guides.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY:
“A BIG thank you again for a truly memorable and wonderful trip to Uzbekistan. It really exceeded my expectations and I feel so very lucky to have been able to come along to experience all that we saw and did. I have returned with many special memories and some new friends.” Carol Doran
“I had a very enjoyable voyage round Uzbekistan. The company was hugely entertaining and great fun. Small group tours suit me well.” Susan Pyle
“I got out of the tour all I had hoped and learnt a lot.” Cyril Ridley
‘Our recent visit to Uzbekistan was a total triumph, and your planning and organisation were faultless . . .Our local guide was inspired. His engaging personality and care for all our comfort, coupled with his cheerfulness, encyclopaedic knowledge and very good English combined to complete our enjoyment. We have encountered good guides in Bhutan, Vietnam and Ethiopia but Otabek (was) a champion!’ Dick Andrews