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Uzbekistan Classic Tour - Discovering the Brillance of the Silk Road

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Discover the highlights of Uzbekistan - medieval streets and monuments alongside modern townships. Covering about 2000km by air and ground, you’ll ride camels and cook with the locals in Mitan. Explore the medieval cities of Bukhara, Khiva and Samarkand, and focus on the history, culture and hospitality of the local people – also visit the largest bazaar in Silk Road. Enjoy!...

Discover the highlights of Uzbekistan - medieval streets and monuments alongside modern townships. Covering about 2000km by air and ground, you’ll ride camels and cook with the locals in Mitan. Explore the medieval cities of Bukhara, Khiva and Samarkand, and focus on the history, culture and hospitality of the local people – also visit the largest bazaar in Silk Road. Enjoy!

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Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Tashkent

You have arrived...
• Liaise with your tour guide and chauffeur before
   transferring and check into to your hotel
• Enjoy your first day at your leisure
• Stay overnight at the hotel of your choosing,
   enjoying a restaurant dinner

Visited:
Tashkent

Day 2: Discovering Tashkent

The old city...
• Breakfast at the hotel followed by a drive back to
  Tashkent
• Visit Friday Mosque with its Holy Quran, one of the
   oldest in the world
• Transfer to Khiva, and check-in for overnight stay
   at the hotel

Visited:
Tashkent

Day 3: Day Trip in Khiva

Historic locations...
• Explore Islam Khodja Madrassah which has the
   tallest minaret in the city
• Onwards to Tach Khaouli and the mausoleum
   Pakhlavon Makhmud
• End the day with a folk concert and dinner in
   Allakouli Khan Madrassah

Visited:
Khiva

Day 4: Drive on to Bukhara

Sky and sand...
• Early morning drive towards Bukhara through the
   red sands of Kyzyl Kum Desert
• Discover Amu Darya River, an oasis in the desert
   that crosses the Prairie Arrid with its sheep herds  
• For lunch, a picnic in a traditional Uzbek
   Chaikhana (Tea House)

Visited:
Bukhara

Day 5: Day Trip in Bukhara

Discover days past...
• Today in Bukhara, visit the Po-i-Kalyan with
   fascinating narrow streets and monuments  
• Visit the Madrassahs of Ulugbek and
   Abdulaziz Khan before lunch
• View the Mausoleum of Samanids, one of the
   oldest monuments in Central Asia

Visited:
Bukhara Ulug Bek

Day 6: Another Day in Bukhara

Old monuments...
• Visit the holy Chashma Ayyub Mausoleum, a
   pilgrimage site during the month of Ramadan
•  Lunch at a restaurant then free time in the
   afternoon
• Dinner and stay over night at your hotel

Visited:
Bukhara

Day 7: Onwards to Nurata

Hands on experience...
• Discover Guijdivan and its ceramic workshop 
   protected by UNESCO 
• Observe the ruins of an ancient Citadel  built  by 
   Alexander the Great  
• Ride desert camels followed by an evening
   around a campfire with cocktails and dinner   

Visited:
Gijduvan Nurata

Day 8: Visit to Samarkand

Exotic lifestyle...
• Breakfast in Yurts, then depart for a fascinating
   trip to Samarkand via Mitan village
• Experience the locals' exotic lifestyle before lunch
   in a traditional house
• Drive to Samarkand, check into your hotel before
   dinner, then stay over night

Visited:
Mitan Samarkand

Day 9: Samarkand: A Contrasting City

Oriental Culture...
• Discover the Pearl of the Orient, Registan Square,
   Tillya-Kori Mosque and much more  
• Experience the  breathtaking view from Bibi
   Khanum Mosque  
• Continue to Koni-Guil and participate in a
   workshop making tissue paper

Visited:
Samarkand Koni-Guil

Day 10: Visit to Shakhrisabz

Amazing ruins...
• Home of the greatest conqueror of Central Asia –
   Tamerlan (Amir Temour) 
• Enjoy lunch before discovering the ruins of
   Ak-Saray Castle 
• Drive back to Samarkand to a lovely dinner, and
   stay overnight at your hotel


Day 11: Another Day in Samarkand

Artistic expression...
• Visit the necropolis - the Shakh-i-Zinda, where you
   can find unique decorations of Islamic buildings
• Visit the ruins of the Ulugbek Observatory, the first
   observatory in Asia
• Free time before dinner,  then overnight stay at
   your hotel  

Visited:
Samarkand

Day 12: Departure

Farewell, and thank you...
• Enjoy breakfast at your hotel then journey to
   Tashkent
• Visit the Museum of Applied Arts and other scenic
   places in town before dinner
• Transfer to Tashkent Airport for your flight home

Visited:
Tashkent

Tashkent Khiva Bukhara Ulug Bek Gijduvan Nurata Mitan Samarkand Koni-Guil Shahrisabz

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. £1,170 / 12 days
Excluding international flights
2 Pax 4 Pax 6 Pax Single Supplement
Hotel 4**** £1,130 £950 £820 £340

Included in price:

  • Hotel accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Lunches (Day 8, Day 9), dinner (Day 8)
  • Transportation and transfers (land) according to the program (air-conditioned)
  • English/Italian/French/Spanish/German/Chinese/Japanese/Russian/Turkish/Arabic-speaking guide
  • Luggage handling at hotels
  • A souvenir gift to each traveler of the group
  • Domestic ticket fare Tashkent-Urgench (flight HY1057/71 £) NOTE: Ticket fare price (flight HY1057)  is subject to change due on the time of issue
  • Entrance fees in monuments and sightseeing (60 £ )

Not included in price:

  • Round-trip international ticket cost
  • Consular visa fees
  • Tips for hotel staff, guides, drivers, restaurant or café staff, etc
  • Personal expenses
  • Porter services at Tashkent International Airport (Arrival/Departure area)

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