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Uzbekistan A Tour of the Highlights

  • Highlights
This 10-day tour provides a comprehensive view of Uzbekistan. Travel to Khiva, a beautiful city museum under the sky, straight out of ‘An Arabian Night’ – marvel at Bukhara, a city over 2500 years old, once the centre of the world, now a UNESCO World Heritage site. And of course, discover the mythical Samarkand.  We know you’ll love our country.

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 Uzbekistan!

A taste of history...
• Liaise with your tour guide and chauffeur before
   transferring and check into to your hotel
• Visit Uzbekistan's capital city Tashkent, starting off
   with the Hasan Imam complex
• Explore the Shashi Mausoleum - the tomb of
   Islam Poets

Ramada (Tashkent)

Day 2: Discover the Oriental Town of Khiva

Historic locations...
• Transfer to the airport for flight to Urgench: a
  gateway to the city of Khiva 
• Transfer and check-in to the hotel before  
   discovering the inner city, Ichan-Kala
• Learn of poet Mohammed Rakhim Khan, known under the pseudonym Ferouz

Asia Khiva (Khiva)

Day 3: Kyzyl-Kum Desert and Bhukara

Red sand forever...
• Early morning drive towards Khiva through the
   red sands of Kyzyl-Kum Desert
• Cross the Arride Steppe with its Astrakhan sheep
• Picnic on the way of the chayhana before
   continuation to Khiva in the afternoon

Liabi Khaouz (Bukhara)

Day 4: The Ancient City of Bukhara

Discover days past...
• Today in Bukhara, visit the Po-i-Kalyan which
   includes  the madrasa Mir-i-Arab
• Explore the mosque and the Kalon Minaret of the
   eleventh century
• Finally, go on excursions to the Tok-i-Zargaron
   domes and the Magok-i-Attari Mosque

Asia Bukhara (Bukhara)

Day 5: The Famous Architecture of Bukhara

Former Jewish area...
• Enjoy a day trip to Liabi-Hauz, the Madrasa
   Kukeldash, and more
• Take a stroll in a formerly Jewish quarter and visit
   the synagogue
• Explore the Bolo-Hauz Mosque and the Ark
   Citadel, previously home to Bukhara Emirs

Asia Bukhara (Bukhara)

Day 6: Meet a Local Uzbek Family

A day to remember...
• Drive to Mitan, winner of the World Responsible
   Tourism Travel Award
• You will be invited as a guest by an Uzbek family  
• Enjoy lunch at the local house (plov). before
   driving to Samarkand

Mitan, Samarkand
Emirkhan Hotel (Samarkand)

Day 7: The Pearl of the Orient

Magical Asian experience...
• Travel early to Samarkand, where the mausoleum
   Guri-i-Amir is first on your list
• Discover Samarkand's Pearl of the Orient, 
   housing the famous Registan square
• Onto the Architects and Artisans Khorossan,
   situated near the vibrant city of Bazaar

Emirkhan Hotel (Samarkand)

Day 8: Full Day Discovery of Ulugbek

Architectural delight...
• Spend half your day the Necropolis of Shak-i-
   Zinda, known for its architecture
• Depart for the Ulugbek Observatory and view the
   huge sextant of Ulugbek
• Finally, enjoy a view of the Afrasiab
   Museum, located right behind Afrasiab Hill

Emirkhan Hotel (Samarkand)

Day 9: Discovering Shakhrisabz

Rome of the Orient...
• Journey to Shakhrisabz and visit Ak-Saray Palace
• Tour the Bazaar of Shakhrisabz, Khazrat -Imam
   mosque and Dome Seidel mausoleum
• Return to Samarkand for transfer to Tashkent on
   the Afrasiab fast speed train

Ramada (Tashkent)

Day 10: Time to Say Goodbye!

Farewell, and thank you...
• Enjoy a lovely breakfast at your hotel
•  Transfer to the airport according to your flight
• Take advantage of duty-free shopping for
   souveniers before your flight


Tashkent Urgench Khiva Bukhara Kizilkum Mitan Samarkand Ulugbek 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. £1,100 / 10 days
Excluding international flights
02 Pax04 Pax06 PaxSingle Supplement
Price per person 4* hotels£1,070£910£810£400
Price per person 3* hotels£960£800£690£320

Included in price:

  • Accommodations in the mentioned hotels
  • Breakfast
  • The guide throughout the tour
  • Entrance fees (museums and sites) for all sights
  • Transport and transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle with a programme including a driver, petrol, road tax, etc. (unless unanticipated movements in the program)
  • Domestic train Samarkand-Tashkent ($35)
  • Domestic flight Tashkent-Urgench ($135)

Not included in price:

  • International flights
  • Consular Visa fee
  • Full board meals
  • Tips for guides, drivers, etc.
  • Government permanent taking a photo ($40)
  • Personal expenses
Book your flights to Uzbekistan
International flights are not included in this trip. Thanks to our partnership with Option Way, you can take advantage of booking your flights directly with your local agent.
Check out the many benefits:
  • Competitive rates
  • All-inclusive prices with no hidden fees
  • Shahlo, in Uzbekistan will inform you of any changes to your flights
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