Positioned on the ancient Silk Road between Europe and Asia, Uzbekistan has the most interesting and architectural legacy of all the Central Asian republics.
Ancient cities such as Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva were centers of science and art. Great architecture created palaces, mosques and mausoleums and monuments memorializing Alexander the Great and Genghis Khan. Many of these masterpieces have not survived to the present, however, for those who have been preserved; it is possible to restore the pages of the distant past.
Imagine hundreds of minarets, turquoise domes and graceful arched portals gracing the land, exotic bazaars and the open blue sky as your backdrop, makes one feel immersed in a scene from "One thousand and one nights"!
May - Jun &
Sep - Nov
Indulge in the elegant Orient Silk Road Express, decorated in a traditional style with prints in the style of the Uzbek oriental patterns. ndulge in the elegant Orient Silk Road Express, decorated in a traditional style with prints in the style of the Uzbek oriental patterns. This journey makes you familiar with the manifold cultures along the legendary Silk Road and numerous localities that made history, among them no less than 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Sometime about 100 years before the birth of Christ, the great empires of Parthia and China exchanged embassies and inaugurated bilateral trade. Thus the Great Silk Road was born, bringing great caravans the miraculous fabric from China to Parthia and onward to the Roman Empire and back. This itinerary also takes you to the well-preserved walled old town of Khiva.
Starting from Tashkent, the modern capital of Uzbekistan and Central Asia’s main transportation hub, discover rapidly-changing Ashgabat, the off-beat, nouveau-riche capital of Turkmenistan; the remains of mighty Merv; Bukhara and Samarkand, whose modern sections lie side-by-side with the great monuments from the time when the overland trade from East and West met.
The fabled and faraway lands of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan beckons on this journey along the Silk Road Less Traveled. Ashgabat? The “City of Love” will undoubtedly find admirers for its weird and wonderful architecture in the curious and inaccessible Turkmen republic. The exotic Uzbek cities of Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva may ring up images of timeless caravans, endless cups of steaming chai, iconic turquoise mosque domes dominating the skyline.
The epitome of luxury – the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express. Retracing one of the most important trading routes of ancient civilization, the Silk Road follows in the footsteps of such legendary figures as Alexander the Great and Marco Polo.
Travel in style and comfort to the stunning sights in Tashkent, Samarqand, Khiva and Bukhara. Indulge in the elegant Orient Silk Road Express, decorated in a traditional style with prints in the style of the Uzbek oriental patterns.
The Orient Silk Road Express train offer the comfort and time saving opportunity by covering miles of road while you were sleeping. You will cover 7 important UNESCO World Heritage Sites on this trip, along with former imperial city – Nisa, ruin of the ancient city – Merv, oasis and caravan hub – Khiva & historic centre – Bukhara.