Uzbekistan, A journey along the silk route - Steppes Travel announces new escorted tour to Uzbekistan

January 07, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Steppes Travel announces new escorted tour to Uzbekistan. Steppes Travel are one of only a few travel companies to organise tours to spectacular country.

For a thousand years, the Silk Route, the greatest land based trading highway the world has seen, wound its way from China, through Central Asia to Europe. Small towns grew out of obscurity on the back of the new found trading opportunities, to become cities of incalculable wealth and splendour. Today, it is the newly independent state of Uzbekistan that contains the most interesting sites and this trip is designed to visit the great cities that survive from this legendary era. The trip begins in Tashkent from where you travel on to the evocative city of Samarkand, which survived the arrival of Islam, the havoc of the Mongolian hordes and then flowered under the rule of Tamerlane. The journey then moves to Bukhara. It was the beauty of the Kalyan minaret that saved it from being destroyed by Ghengis Khan in 1220 when the rest of the city was razed to the ground. The next stage is to Khiva, one of the most complete and best-preserved cities on the ancient Silk Road. From here explore the desert castles before ending in Nukus for a visit to the receding Aral Sea.

Day 1 Depart London Heathrow to Tashkent on Uzbekistan Airways (overnight)
Day 2 Arrive in Tashkent
Day 3 Train to Samarkand
Day 4 Samarkand
Day 5 Samarkand
Day 6 Drive to Bukhara via Shakrizhabs
Day 7 Bukhara
Day 8 Bukhara
Day 9 Drive to Khiva
Day 10 Khiva
Day 11 Khiva
Day 12 Drive to Nukus
Day 13 Nukus (Aral Sea)
Day 14 Fly to Tashkent
Day 15 Fly to London

Please contact Paul Craven, or
telephone him on 01285 651010 for more information or to register your interest.

About Steppes Travel
Steppes Travel ( specialises in arranging tailor made holidays to exotic destinations. All Steppes Travel consultants have first hand and in-depth knowledge of all the countries they cover. For further information, please call 01285 651 010.

For further information, please contact:

Justin Wateridge
Steppes Travel
Tel: 01285 651 010