Uzbekistan is right at the heart of the ancient Silk Road, which once ran all the way from China to Europe. The steppes, deserts, mountains and gleaming blue-tiled cities tell a story of trade and conquest. For centuries, if not millennia, this is the route where not only goods, but knowledge, ideas and cultures crossed… Read more »
Central Asia has always been a challenging and attractive region with its mystery and medieval spirit. Its history has witnessed many upheavals during the times of Alexander the Great, the Arabic Conquest, the Genghis Khan Conquest, and the Tamerlane’s. Its culture was developed and mixed with Iranian, Indian and Mongolian cultures. Once caravans passed here from Western Asia to China carrying porcelain, gold, jewelry, silk and spices along the route we have come to know as the Great Silk Road. Somerset Tours & Travel have put together a fascinating 22 day tour that will stir the imagination of every intrepid explorer and invite you to join a privileged few in the unique experience.