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Traverse the wonders of the Old Silk Road

UZBEKISTAN & THE SILK ROAD | 12 Days - Starting Tashkent | 23 Aug 2024 & 22 Aug 2025

Discover the architectural wonders of Uzbekistan with Byroads, where ancient cities shimmer with turquoise domes and soaring minarets, and museums and artifacts reveal tales from Ghengis Khan to Soviet times.

In Tashkent be immersed in local culture. Ride the metro, explore the Hastim Imam Complex, bargain in Chorsu Bazaar. Ride the high-speed train to legendary Samarkand, and marvel at the famed Registan and the stunning Shah-I-Zinda complex.Enjoy a side trip to World Heritage listed Shahrisabz, formerly ancient Kesh.

Take time to explore Bukhara, a true jewel of Central Asia with its historic sites and hidden gems. Journey across the Kyzul-Kum Desert to Khiva, with its storied past, and step back in time in this UNESCO listed old city with is mosques, madrasas, and mausoleums. A return flight to Tashkent concludes this mesmerizing and immersive journey of Uzbekistan.

Steve Mortimer – Byroads Owner and Tour Facilitator

Your host, Steve Mortimer

My goal at Byroads is to use my 35 years of travel experiences in over 120 countries to provide you with an amazing and unforgettable holiday experience. I craft our holidays with this goal and you in mind. With just a limited number of tours each year, I select only the best times of the year to travel to our destinations, and it’s a thrill to travel with you and ensure your Byroads adventure is truly wonderful, with memories that will last a lifetime.

Bronny Nicholas – Tour Facilitator

Like Steve, I share a love for the world, its people, and have an unrequited passion for adventurous journeys. With a wealth of travel experience to some of the world’s most fascinating destinations, I look forward to the opportunity of sharing a Byroads adventure with you.

Why travel with Byroads?

Byroads is a travel company with a well-established pedigree. Small group tours are all we do. So we do them well. Hosted by either Steve or Bronny and accompanied by an expert guide- born and raised in the region, the Byroads’ traveller can be assured of an unforgettable travel experience.

We specialise in a select range of destinations, offering small group tours that cover not only the A-list sights, but many of the lesser-known attractions too. Our immersive tours run at the very best time of the year and wonderful, experiential accommodation truly adds to your holiday experience. A ‘byroad’ is a road less travelled, and this encapsulates the spirit of these tours.

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