In The Footsteps Of Marco Polo

This item appears on page 55 of the March 2012 issue.

18-day/17-night tour of five Silk Road countries. Highlights: 2,750-year-old Samarkand in UZBEKISTAN/Tashkent/living museum city of Khiva/ancient Khodjent in TAJIKISTAN/in TURKMENISTAN, Bukhara/ Blue Mosque in Ashgabat/Bronze Age Anau-Depe/Almaty in KAZAKHSTAN/in KYRGYZSTAN, Bishkek, Issy Kul Lake, 11th-century Burana tower. Land, $5,999 low season or $6,499 high season. Single supp., $769. Silk Road Treasure Tours (Chester, NJ; 888/745-7670).