- Visit Samarkand's Registan Square, the most spectacular architectural ensemble in Central Asia
- Wander the bustling market of Bukhara; taking in the exotic aromas
- Explore the perfectly preserved streets of Khiva's citadel, an oasis town on the famous Silk Road
- Visit the authentic rural market of Urgut just outside Samarkand
This group tour to Uzbekistan is a wonderful cultural overview of the country, taking in the arts, crafts, architecture and historical sites, accompanied by experts who will help bring the region to life. With its dazzling array of mosques, madrasahs, tombs, and tales of Tamerlane reflecting the depth of its history; Uzbekistan is the perfect introduction to the Central Asian Plateau.
Escorted by tour leader Siddiq Wahid, discover the art, architecture and culture of the fabled Silk Road cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. Explore the wealth of living textile and craft traditions that these cities play host to.
Roam the winding medieval streets of Khiva's old city, journey across the vast Kizilkum Desert, experience the thriving food markets of Bukhara, marvel at the intricate tile work of Samarkand's Registan and explore the vibrant soviet-influenced city of Tashkent.
WHY SHOULD I JOIN THIS GROUP TOUR?
Because Uzbekistan is a remarkable country made even more fascinating by the insight of Siddiq Wahid. Group tours can be a fun and fulfilling way to travel in the company of like minded people, especially in a country like Uzbekistan.
IS THIS GROUP TOUR SUITABLE FOR SOLO TRAVELLERS?
Our group tours are perfect for solo travellers, as travelling as part of an organised group in faraway places does provide security and peace of mind. We handle all of the arrangements for you and there will be a local tour guide on hand throughout to provide advice and help if needed, as well as the expertise of a Tour Lecturer.
If you are willing to share, we will always do our best to match you up with another solo traveller of the same sex so that you do not have to pay for a single room.
If you would prefer the privacy of your own room and would like this guaranteed, then the single room price supplement will apply.
WHAT IS THE ACCOMMODATION LIKE?
You will be staying in small local hotels decorated in a typical style and all have private bathrooms.
HOW FIT DO I NEED TO BE TO ENJOY THIS TOUR?
You do not need to be particularly fit and there are no long distance walks involved. However, walking can be on uneven ground so do let us know if you feel you are not particularly steady on your feet.
WHY HAS STEPPES CHOSEN TO WORK WITH SIDDIQ WAHID?
Siddiq Wahid brings a fresh perspective to the country of Uzbekistan. By being accompanied by Siddiq, as a non-national, he will give a different view of the country. He will also will bring an academic quality to your experience and will endeavour to explain the complexities of the region and its position in the ‘Great Game’; the fight for the control of Central Asia between Russia and Great Britain.
IS THERE A DRESS CODE?
Yes, it is important that you cover shoulders, midriffs and legs. Knee length skirts are fine, but no shorts.
- 1st September 2017
- 28th April 2018
For a detailed itinerary or to book your place on this tour, please contact us.