Uzbekistan Highlights tour

Uzbekistan Highlights tour

Tour Experience

Adventure tour of Tashkent, Urgench, Khiva, Bukhara & Samarkand

Available

March to November

Location

Tashkent, Urgench, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand

This 8-day tour is the perfect introduction to Uzbekistan. We start our journey in the ancient capital of Tashkent, a former Silk Route city which still retains its role as one of the most important cities in the region. From here we take a short flight to Urgench and on to nearby Khiva which is situated in the Khorzem Oasis. In Khiva we have a full day of sightseeing, including a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site at the Ichan-Qala Fortress. Leaving Khiva behind we fly to Bukhara where we'll have a comprehensive full day walking tour and also watch the National Show at Nodir Devan Begi Madrasah. Our final city of interest is incredible Samarkand where amoungst many of places, we'll visit the spectacular Registan Square which has graced the covers of many famous travel guides of the years! Our final journey is onboard one of the high-speed trains back to Tashkent where this exciting week will come to an end.

Many flights into Uzbekistan will operate via Istanbul, Turkey - Why not combine your week in Uzbekistan with some time on one of our Turkey group tours.

If our scheduled departure dates don't work for you, or you would prefer not to travel with a group, then we can also run this tour privately for you. Please contact us for more information and prices.

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INCLUDED

  • All accommodation in 3 and 4-star hotels as stated in the itinerary
  • All transport and transfers
  • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
  • Domestic flights from Tashkent to Urgench and Urgench and Bukhara
  • Train between Samarkand and Tashkent
  • Professional English-speaking local tour guides at each site
  • Dinner with folklore show at Nadir Divan-Begi Madrasah in Bukhara
  • Entrance fees to various sites
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Tipping kitty
  • Visa support letter for Uzbekistan visa

EXCLUDED

  • International Flights (available on request)
  • Uzbekistan tourist visa costs
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory, available on request)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Drinks, snacks, tips and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Tips for guide & driver
  • Any other items not mentioned above

PACKAGE DETAILS

Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrive in Tashkent, transfer to hotel

Upon arrival our staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Tashkent for the start of your trip.
OVERNIGHT:
Tashkent hotel
EXTRAS:
Single Room Supplement (UZSGUH)

DAY 2: Tashkent City Tour, fly to Urgench

Our trip begins this morning with a tour of the capital city of Tashkent. We’ll visit the old part of the city to see the Hast-Imam Complex and ChorSu Bazaar. Later, we’ll continue on to the centre of Tashkent to see Independence Square, Amir Temur Square and the Applied Arts Museum. Later in the afternoon, we’ll transfer to the Tashkent Domestic Airport where we’ll take a short flight to Urgench. Upon arrival, we’ll transfer directly to Khiva where we’ll spend this evening.
OVERNIGHT:
Khiva hotel
MEALS:
Breakfast

DAY 3: Khiva & Urgench sightseeing, fly to Bukhara

We’ll check out of our hotel in Khiva this morning before beginning our sightseeing. Our first stop of the day will be to the incredible UNESCO World Heritage site at the Ichan-Qala Fortress. Whilst at the fortress, we’ll also visit the Kunya-Ark, Saveed Alauddin Mausoleum, Arab Mukhamadkhan Madrasah, Og-Masjid Mosque, Madrasah of Hodjan Berdi-biya, Shirgazikhan, Abdullakhan, Juma Mosque, Allakulikhan Madrasah, Tosh-Khovli Palace, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, and finally the Minaret of Islom-Khoja. In the afternoon we’ll have a little free time for further exploration before we transfer to Urgench airport for another short flight to Bukhara, where we’ll spend the night.
OVERNIGHT:
Bukhara hotel
MEALS:
Breakfast

DAY 4: Bukhara sightseeing

Today we’ll take a walking tour of Bukhara City. Our first stop will be at the Mausoleum of the Samani Dynasty. Today we’ll also visit the Ark Fortress, Chashma-Ayub, Kalon Ensemble, Miri-Arab Madrasah, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan Madrasah, trade domes, Lyabi Khauz complex and the Chor-Minor Madrasah. This evening we’ll head to the Nodir Devan Begi Madrasah for a dinner and show.
OVERNIGHT:
Bukhara hotel
MEALS:
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5: Bukhara to Samarkand

After breakfast today we’ll continue our sightseeing with a drive out of the city to visit the Sitoraj Mokhi-Khosa, which was the summer residence of Bukhara’s last Emir. We’ll also visit the Mausoleum of Bakhoutdin Naqshbandi and the Chor Bakr necropolis. This afternoon we’ll depart for Samarkand, which is around a 4 hour drive. Along the way we’ll make a stop at the Rabat Malik Caravanserai, which dates back as far as the 11th century. Late in the afternoon we’ll arrive in Samarkand where we’ll spend the night.
OVERNIGHT:
Samarkand hotel
MEALS:
Breakfast

DAY 6: Samarkand Sightseeing

This morning we’ll start our sightseeing of Samarkand. We’ll include a visit to the spectacular Registan Square, the remains of Bibi Khahum Mosque, Ulugbek Observatory, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, Gur Emir Mausoleum, central Samarkand Bazaar and the Shrine of Tamerlane.
OVERNIGHT:
Samarkand hotel
MEALS:
Breakfast

DAY 7: Samarkand sightseeing, train to Tashkent

Today is our final day in Samarkand before heading back to Tashkent. In our remaining time here we’ll visit the Tomb of Saint Daniel and the Afrosivob Museum, before driving to Koni Ghil village to experience the traditional way of making Samarkand paper from Mulberry. At around 16:00, we’ll transfer to the railway station for the high-speed train to Tashkent.
OVERNIGHT:
Tashkent hotel
MEALS:
Breakfast

DAY 8: Tashkent, free time, transfer to airport

Your time is free in Tashkent today for some last minute sightseeing and shopping before we transfer you to the airport for departure.
OVERNIGHT:
N/A
MEALS:
Breakfast

DURATION

8 days

Price

A$1796

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