The Silk Road: Marco Polo & Golden Cities of Central Asia - 2018

Ashgabat • Khiva • Bukhara • Samarkand • Tashkent

  • TOUR OF BUKHARA, CENTRAL ASIA'S HOLIEST CITY
  • DISCOVER KHIVA'S HISTORIC CENTER, A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
  • DISCOVER NISA, THE IMPRESSIVE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
  • VISIT A MOSQUE, OBSERVATORY, AND MUSEUM IN SAMARKAND

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Enrich your vacation with Vantage's collection of deluxe optional tours, designed exclusively for our guests. You’ll discover a world beyond the landmarks and gain immeasurable insight into the culture and people of your destination. So join us … and make the most of your journey!

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Shakhrisabze, Birthplace of Tamerlane

  • Approximate Cost: $85 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 8 hours
  • Location: Samarkand, Uzbekistan
  • When: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Visit the hometown of Tamerlane – one of the world’s greatest conquerors – on this optional tour.  You’ll visit the ruins of his palace, an impressive remnant of medieval eastern architecture, as well as the tomb of his son Dzhahongir and a memorial complex dedicated to the founder of Sufism. This tour offers a unique insight into one of the most important figures in the history of Central Asia as well as a glimpse of the region’s religious heritage. Lunch is included.



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Bakhoutdin Nakshbandi Complex & Chor Minor

  • Approximate Cost: $59 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 4.5 hours
  • Location: Bukhara, Uzbekistan
  • When: 3:30pm to 8:00pm

Visit one of Islam’s most sacred sites on this optional tour.  As the burial place of one of Sufism’s leaders, Nakshbandi, this site is regularly visited by Muslim pilgrims from around the world. You’ll enjoy a leisurely walk through the complex, learning about this luminary of the Muslim faith as well as getting a primer on the times in which he lived. You’ll also gain insight into Sufism itself, which is a mystical sect of Islam. On this captivating optional tour, you’ll also visit Chor Minor, a colorful madrassa, before enjoying an included dinner.



Please Note: All prices are per person and subject to change. All optional tours are offered by Vantage Deluxe World Travel. Descriptions and scheduling are subject to change. Minimum tour participation is required to operate optional tours. Optional tours cancelled by passengers within 48 hours of the excursion are non-refundable.

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Journey The Silk Road: Marco Polo & Golden Cities of Central Asia On the Silk Road in Central Asia
Price without Air* $4,599 $5,339 Save $1,480 per couple, plus deluxe accommodations!
Trip Length 14 days 20 days Enjoy the most comprehensive itinerary at a convenient length!
Accommodations Enjoy a selection of deluxe and moderate-deluxe centrally located accommodations with satellite TVs, mini bars, and A/C All first-class hotels, with 1-, 2-, and 3-night stays Enjoy on-site restaurants with local delicacies, gym facilities, pools, and more, all within walking distance of main attractions!
Singles Reduced-cost Single Supplement on select dates Additional single costs starting from $815 Most & best single-friendly prices! Plus, FREE Single Supplements on Extensions - a value of up to $199!
Exclusive Features Home-hosted dinner; a carpet-making workshop; visit a family-owned ceramics studio; visit the home of an embroiderer; visit the summer palace of the emir Mokhi Khosa Share tea with a ceramics master; enjoy an archaeological lecture and site visit; witness a folk performance in Bishkek Per day, the MOST Cultural Experiences!
Extend Your Value Enjoy Almaty, Kazakhstan from $250 a day! None listed Extensions allow you to extend the value of your Discovery!
Meals 31 meals 50 meals THE MOST MEALS
Preferred Traveler Rewards 5% Vantage Travel Reward to use towards your next Vantage journey $100 per person BEST REWARDS PROGRAM ON THE MARKET
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