The architecture of the Tashkent Metro is one of the most beautiful in the world, and it is a traditional destination for tourists and guests...
The mountains and deserts of Central Asia are the backdrop for this extraordinary adventure to the heart of the ancient Silk Road. This is one of the world’s most remote and untouched areas and during the Middle Ages was the epicenter of a powerful empire.
A cradle of culture for more than two millennia, Uzbekistan is the proud home to a spellbinding arsenal of architecture and ancient cities, all deeply infused with the bloody, fascinating history of the Silk Road. In terms of sights alone, Uzbekistan is Central Asia's biggest draw and most impressive showstopper.
On this 10 days journey you’ll explore Uzbekistan, the country steeped in antiquity with a lasting legacy from the warriors and emperors who made their mark. Visit some of the oldest cities in the world such as the legendary Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. Each one boasts a glorious architectural legacy that is simply dazzling.
It is not only impressive fortresses that the routes of the old Silk Road and the legacy of its traders and conquerors they left behind, but also traditions for local cuisine and the haggling for bargains in an Uzbek market. From the capital Tashkent through to Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand, you will discover the range of goods sold on the Silk Road today.
Aside from its ancient heritage the country also shows traits of its more recent Soviet past and it is this colourful mix of the old and the new that really appeals to the visitor. Her people are an eclectic mix of Uzbeks, Tajiks, Kazakhs and others.
As Uzbekistan continues to develop and open up, now is the time to discover this double landlocked Central Asian nation.
Arrive by plane to visit the evocative city of Khiva, one of the most complete and best-preserved cities on the ancient Silk Road. The journey then moves to Bukhara. It was the beauty of the Kalyan minaret that saved it from being destroyed by Ghengis Khan in 1220 when the rest of the city was razed to the ground. The next stage is to Samarkand, which survived the arrival of Islam, the havoc of the Mongolian hordes and then flowered under the rule of Tamerlane. On the way to Samarkand you will make a stop over in Shakhrisabz for city tour and will visit the burial vault of Tamerlane’s father. After Samarkand you will be taken back to Tashkent.
- Tashkent - Wander through Tashkent's bazaar for a wonderful insight into daily life and mingle with the locals in the lively Chorsu market
- Khiva - Visit to the most romantic city on the Silk Road, a UNESCO protected site and perhaps the most perfectly preserved of all the Silk Road cities
- Bukhara - Admire Islamic architecture, browse bustling bazaars and take tea adjacent to the beautiful pool of Lyab-i-Khauz
- Samarkand - Discover the cultural gem of the Silk Road and visit the awe-inspiring restored madrassas standing on three sides of Registan Square
- Shahrisabz - Excursion to Shahrisabz, birthplace of Turco-Mongol conqueror Timur
- Konigil village - Visit ceramic workshops and a silk paper-making workshop
Arrival in Tashkent. Meet your driver and transfer to the hotel. Guided sightseeing (4-5 hours) in the capital of Uzbekistan, the biggest city in Central Asia. You will start with exploring the Old City. Visit Khast-Imam Complex where the world famous Quran, holy book, of Caliph Uthman has been preserved. The complex consists of Barak-Khan Madrasah, Tillya Sheykh Mosque, Saint Abu Bakr Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum and the Islamic Institute of Imam al-Bukhari. Continue to Chorsu Bazaar. Then take a ride on Tashkent Metro to the city center, stroll around Amir Timur Square, Independence Square and visit Applied Arts Museum. Overnight at the hotel.
Early breakfast. At 06:00 transfer to the domestic airport for flight HY051 to Urgench departing at 07:50 (1093 km, 1 h. 40 min.). Arrival in Urgench at 09:30, transfer to the hotel in Khiva (30 km, 35 min.). Leave your luggage at the reception desk and start guided walking sightseeing tour (4-5 hours). Visit a UNESCO World Heritage site Ichan-Qala fortress. In Ichan-Qala fortress visit Kunya-Ark, Sayeed Alauddin Mausoleum, Arab-Mukhamadkhan Madrasah, Oq-Masjid Mosque, Madrasah of Hodjan Berdi-biya, Shirgazikhan, Abdullakhan, Juma Mosque, Allakulikhan Madrasah, Tosh-Khovli Palace, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, Minaret of Islom-Khoja. Free time in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast depart Khiva and drive to Bukhara (480 km, 7-8 h.). The Great Silk Road once routed from Khiva to Bukhara through the Kyzylkum Desert, as the present road does nowadays. Stop en-route to enjoy views of Amudarya River and the desert. Arrive in Bukhara late in the afternoon, check in to the hotel. Time for rest and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast. In the morning start walking sightseeing tour in Bukhara that will last around 6-7 hours.
Visit Lyabi Hauz Ensemble, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Chor-Minor Madrasah, trade domes, Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque and Miri-Arab Madrasah, Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasahs, Ark Fortress, Bolo-Khauz Mosque, Ismail Samani and Chashma-Ayub mausoleums.
In the morning depart Bukhara and drive to Samarkand via Shakhrisabz (275 km, 4 h). Stop in Shakhrisabz for city tour. Visit Mausoleum of Jakhongir in Dor-us Saodat Memorial Complex, remains of Ak-Saray Palace, Dor-ut Tilavat Ensemble with Kok-Gumbaz Mosque and burial vault of Tamerlane’s father. In the afternoon continue driving to Samarkand (90 km, 2 h). Arrive in Samarkand, check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
In the morning depart Samarkand and drive to Tashkent (300 km, 4.5 h.). Arrive in Tashkent, check in to the hotel. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Check-out from the hotel at noon. Free time until transfer to Tashkent International Airport. Departure. End of the tour.
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Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from group size, low season to peak season travel. This tour can be personalized to your specific requirements. Please contact us for details
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|N of nights|
|Tashkent||Uzbekistan, Shodlik Palace, Sharq||Lotte City Hotel, Miran International, Wyndham, Ramada||2|
|Khiva||Euro Asia, Old Khiva, Malika Kheivak, Orient Star, Malika Khiva||Asia Khiva||1|
|Bukhara||Minzifa, K.Komil, Zargaron, Siyavush
||Asia Bukhara, Omar Khayyam, Devon Begi, Zargaron Plaza||3|
|Samarkand||Jahongir, Caravan Serail, Malika Classic
||Registan Plaza, Grand Samarkand, Diyora, Grand Samarkand Superior, Malika Prime||3|
Hotels will be booked based on availability
- Visa invitation letter;
- Transport service on comfortable tourist class vehicle (a certain type of vehicle is provided depending on the group size);
- Economy class ticket for flight Tashkent-Urgench;
- Double/twin & Single sharing accommodation in the hotels with full breakfast;
- English speaking guide accompanying you during the entire itinerary;
- Sightseeing with a local English speaking guide in each city;
- Entrance tickets to the museums, mausoleums and other sights ;
- Consular fees for Uzbekistan tourist visa;
- Fees for the use of cameras and videos in the monuments and tourist sites;
- Fees for extra service (folklore performance, meetings, tickets for a theatre and visits to museums which are not specified in the program);
- Alcohol drinks;
- Personal items;
- Full board (lunch and dinner);
- Charges in hotels for additional services;
- Early check-ins / late check-outs;
- International air tickets;
- Travel insurance.