Uzbekistan Jewish Heritage Tour
Silk Road Travel to Uzbekistan covers the most fascinating ancient sites and synagogues, markets and Silk Road Cities Bukhara, Samarkand, Khiva and Tashkent
With 3,000 years of history, culture and tradition in Uzbekistan, there's a lot to discover. Travel in the footsteps of explorers, scholars, traders and marauders who plied the vast steppes, deserts and mountain ranges of the great Silk Road routes. Medieval palaces and fortresses, synagogues and mosques, UNESCO World Heritage sites, bazaars and caravanserais crowd the ancient oasis cities, dotted with glittering blue and gold tiled cupolas and warm adobe walls that change color in the setting sun. Markets are filled with colorful ikat fabric and elaborate Uzbek embroidery, cheery babaychik figurines, warm rounds of bread and piles of spices and dried fruits. Silk swirls around costumed performers dancing to the thrilling sounds of the tambor and dombra. Outdoor adventures can include camel rides and picnics in a desert yurt camp, hiking and trekking in the mountains, or enjoying the crystal-clear waters of an alpine lake. Uzbekistan is the heart of Central Asia, with a tradition of hospitality unmatched anywhere.
Travel from Tashkent, Uzbekistan's modern capital, to the legendary cities of Samarkand and Bukhara, and west to fairy-tale Khiva. New high-speed trains whisk you between cities and air-conditioned vehicles transfer you between tour sites, airport and rail stations and your comfortable accommodations.
· Explore historic Jewish sites in neighborhoods and villages; synagogues, merchant's houses, Jacob's Well and the Tomb of Daniel.
· Discover the cultural treasures of Uzbekistan, its museums, minarets and madrassahs, handicraft workshops, bustling bazaars, and Silk Road tea houses
· Meet local families, craftsmen and merchants
· Enjoy traditional music and dance performances
· Taste traditional and kosher meals, including the beautifully decorated Shabbat breads of Bukhara
Silk Road Treasure Tours pricing includes visa support, air-conditioned transportation, English speaking guides/escort, hotel accommodations in double rooms, meals as outlined in itineraries, entrance fees to museums and monuments, folklore show in Bukhara, wine tasting, pre-departure travel materials and unlimited travel counseling. Price excludes consular fees, gratuity for guides and escorts, incidentals and personal expenses, lunches, alcoholic beverages and international airline flights.
Silk Road Treasure Tours specializes in custom private and group tours to Central Asia and the most fascinating destinations along the Silk Road. Zulya Rajabova, owner of Silk Road Treasure Tours and native of Uzbekistan, crafts expert, authentic and unforgettable journeys for tourists, academics, historians, business and special interest groups that suit both travel goals and budget. Along with a first-rate team of talented, multi-lingual professionals in Central Asia, Silk Road Treasure Tours offers a wealth of local knowledge and provides itinerary planning, travel arrangements, and the best in accommodation and tour guides that satisfy even the most inquisitive traveler.
Reservations and information can be obtained from Zulya Rajabova at (888) 745-7670 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
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