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Wonders Of The Silk RoadScores 8.8 out of 10 based on 12 reviews
(8 out of 10)


Excellent example of post-soviet system how it works and how it does not. An eye opening on Central Asia history and fantastic architecture of Uzbekistan cities of Buchara and Khiva in combination with modern and developed environment.Living cities in a historical framework.
Confirmed traveller: 06 January 2017
Published on: 07 June 2017
(9 out of 10)


Sutton Coldfield
The tour did what it said on the tin. We saw all that we had been promised in more or less comfort. Both tour leaders were well informed and helpful. Their information was heavy on the historical side ,but light on the stylistic and aesthetic aspect of the spectacular buildings. Journeys seemed to take longer than indicated in the trip notes and free time was curtailed in some places and visits reorganised because of the altered timescale.Vegetarians on the trip were poorly catered for; leaders need to consider this aspect. Khiva was a fascinating place, reached after a long journey and followed by an even longer journey ,yet time there was quite short with little free time. Both journeys were,however ,interesting in themselves. Bukhara was a highlight,but ourguided tour ended with the former royal palace , which is not a very interesting or attractive sight and needs a trip out of town to see at the end of a long hot day.
In our free time we found the Fayzulla Khojaev House to be more interesting, in better condition, and only 15 mins walk from the hotel.In Samarkand the illumination of Registan Square was not mentioned and yet floodlighting gives a fabulous other worldly ,almost magical feeling to this glorious square. Not to be missed. Overall this was avery good trip despite my caveats.
Confirmed traveller: 06 January 2017
Published on: 06 June 2017
(8 out of 10)


Bukhara was the highlight of the trip and we were fortunate to arrive in time for the Silk Spices Festival-dancing, music and people enjoying the atmosphere. We also had some free to follow our own interests. Surprisingly Ashgabat was a surrealist wonder not to be missed.
The accommodation was fine with air conditioning. In Bukhara we stayed at a small charming courtyard hotel .
The weather was very hot and the days long. Standing in the sun for nearly half an hour listening to history can be very tiring ( I found an umbrella useful). Sometimes lunch was missed ( bring muesli bars) and we did not have as much free time as suggested by the itinerary.
Confirmed traveller: 06 January 2017
Published on: 06 June 2017
(8 out of 10)


Sacramento, CA
Highlights - sights in Samarkand including the overwhelming Registan, accomodation in
Khiva (next to the Kalta Minor Minaret), tour leaders Murad and Ruslan

Tips - be prepared for very hot weather, we experienced atypically hot
temps.; lack of shade; the border crossing is tedious and demanding, requiring carrying luggage for hundreds of yards several times (wheeled luggage doesn't matter, the surface is cobbly and very rough);
Confirmed traveller: 06 January 2017
Published on: 06 June 2017
(9 out of 10)


Sunnyvale, CA, USA
It was very interesting to visit ancient silk road cities like Merv,
Konja, Bukhara and Samarkand. Very interesting is new marble city of Ashgabat, capital of Turkmenistan. The most interesting sight was the oldest Kuran (written on gazela skins, 18kg heavy) from 7th century in Tashkent.
Confirmed traveller: 06 January 2017
Published on: 06 June 2017
(10 out of 10)


Wow. What a fantastic tour.
The new airport at Ashgabat was amazing. Ashgabat was so clean and full of marble buildings. What a contrast to Mary and ancient Merv.

Highlights of Uzbekistan for me were staying in the old Madrasah at Khiva, stepping back in time in Samarkand and the great wealth of information from our guide Shukhrat.

Definitely want to go back to Uzbekistan.
Confirmed traveller: 14 October 2016
Published on: 21 October 2016
(9 out of 10)


A fascinating experience from the truly bonkers Turkmenistan to the beauty of the Uzbek cities.
Confirmed traveller: 13 October 2016
Published on: 21 October 2016
(10 out of 10)

Confirmed traveller

Stunning architecture in Ashgabat and monuments in BokharraBoth Murad in Turkmenistan and Victoria in Uzbekistan were excellent tour leaders, each going beyond expectations to ensure the group had a brilliant experience.
Confirmed traveller: 09 July 2015
Published on: 07 November 2015