Baby-boomers want tours that will feed their minds (plus a bit of shopping), writes Caroline Gladstone.
On a trip along the old Silk Road, Sandra Hall admires intricate carpets and embroidery, and the revival of a nation's traditions.
Sandra Hall discovers a trove of art rescued from the Soviet regime and housed in an unusual outpost.
Breaking free of the tribe can deliver the holiday of a lifetime, writes frequent soloist Julietta Jameson.
Helen Anderson finds the bizarre and beautiful on a road trip through Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.
Be it saving bears, unearthing ruins or chasing miracles, special-interest tours get you to the heart of the action.