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The ornately decorated oblong facades of Samarkand, Uzbekistan are accompanied by tall cylindrical columns and blue topped domes against a pristine clear blue sky

Central Asia Holidays

Stretching from the Black Sea to China with vast imperial cities, stunning natural wilderness, ancient trading routes, and grand mosques and churches, Central Asia is one of the least travelled regions on the planet.

Long hidden behind the Iron Curtain, that situation is gradually changing with more and more people discovering the charms of this extra-ordinary region.



The Silk Road
15 days / 14 nights
from €2,749
  • Samarkand and Bukhara, two of the greatest cities on the Silk Road
  • Almaty with its leafy streets and cafe culture
  • Kyrgyzstan’s spectacular mountain scenery
  • Issyk Kul Lake

  • Jewels of Uzbekistan
    11 days / 10 nights
    from €1,735
  • Discover Samarkand and its wonderful architecture
  • Travel through the unforgiving Kyzyl-Kum desert
  • Barter for goods at Chorsu Bazaar in Tashkent
  • Try Uzbek food during a local cooking class

  • The Five Stans of the Silk Road
    23 days / 22 nights
    from €4,779
  • 'Door to Hell’ giant burning gas pit in Turkmenistan
  • Islamic architecture and ruins along the great Silk Road
  • Villages and lakes of the Fann and Tien Shan Mountains
  • Post Soviet grand monuments
  • History of traders, preachers and invaders

  • Georgia Adventure
    11 days / 10 nights
    from €1,260
  • Guided walking tour of Tibilisi
  • Wine tasting at a local winery
  • Discover cheese-making in Mestia
  • Explore medieval towns of Kutaisi

  • Highlights of Georgia & Armenia
    14 days / 13 nights
    from €2,299
  • Visit UNESCO churches and fortresses in Georgia
  • See Mount Ararat towering over Yerevan
  • Explore spectacular monasteries in Armenia including Khor Virap
  • Walk amongst the pre-Christian cave houses in Uplistsikhe
  • Experience cafe culture in Tbilisi

  • Explore Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia
    15 days / 14 nights
    from €2,960
  • Visit the eternally burning Yanardagh Fire Mountain
  • Sample Georgia’s best wine
  • Listen to traditional Georgian music
  • Explore the ‘pearl of Armenia’, Lake Sevan
  • Discover one of the world’s oldest capital cities, Yerevan


    Mountainous Armenia was one of the first nations in the world to adopt Christianity and this unique natural and historic mix makes for a fascinating combination.
    Tucked away on the western shores of the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan boasts a fascinating capital city, that blends the modern trappings of this oil wealth with carefully preserved historic architecture, magnificent mountain scenery and intriguing reminders of the its Silk Road heritage.
    Off the beaten track for so long - Georgia is now most definitely in the spotlight and once you've discovered its fascinating capital city and spectacular landscapes you'll understand its booming popularity.
    The largest landlocked country in the world, Kazakhstan is arguably also the most cosmopolitan of the 'Stans' with vibrant cities and good infrastructure a reflection of its vast mineral wealth.
    Landlocked Kyrgyzstan boasts magnificent mountain scenery and a glimpse into a fast disappearing nomadic culture that has existed for centuries.
    Travelling in Tajikistan feels like exploring the roof of the world. With over 90% of the country covered in mountains, your days here will be filled with towering snow-capped peaks, turquoise lakes and rushing rivers.
    Turkmenistan is perhaps one of the most mysterious countries in Central Asia. The capital Ashgabat is a fascinating place to observe the legacy of its bizarre recent history but your lasting impression of this country is likely to be the stark beauty of the surrounding Karakum Desert that covers over 80% of the country.
    Slap bang on the trading routes that linked the great civilisations of China and the Mediterranean for centuries, Uzbekistan is world-renowned for its glorious Silk Route cities: Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva.
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