Traveling in Uzbekistan is more than 1000 kilometers long

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Unforgettable 8-day tour in the cities of the Great Silk Road. In this journey you will visit the ancient cities: Samarkand, Shakhrisabz, Bukhara, Khiva and of course Tashkent.

Your path will pass through time to the surviving historical monuments of past centuries. You will definitely visit a real oriental bazaar and be able to purchase natural products and gifts at very pleasant prices.

If you have never tried the dishes of Uzbek cuisine, then even a gourmet, will find a new and amazing combination of the taste and aroma of the freshly cooked dish.

Start of the tour: Tashkent Accommodation: 3 stars.
End of tour: Tashkent Tour category: Historical tours, Sightseeing tours.
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights Сities: Tashkent, Samarkand, Shakhrisabz, Bukhara, Khiva.
  • Day 1: Tashkent

    Arrival, be met and transferred to the hotel.

    Afternoon city tour of Tashkent, visit the old town and new part of the city. Sightseeing includes:

    • Khasti Imam Complex;

    Khasti Imam Complex

    • Barakhan Madrasah;

    Barakhan Madrasah

    • Mui Muborak library;
    • Chorsu bazaar;

    Chorsu bazaar

    • Kukeldash Madrasah.

    Kukeldash Madrasah

    If you have free time you can visit Tashkent Opera and Ballet theatre Alisher Navoi, performance starts at 18:00.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 2: Tashkent - Samarkand

    After breakfast transfer to Tashkent railway station.

    Transfer to Samarkand by fast train (300 kms, 2 hours).

    Arrival in Samarkand mid-morning and transfer to the hotel.

    Free time.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 3: Samarkand

    Today you will enjoy a full day tour of the ancient city as well as modern Samarkand. Visit includes:

    • Registan Square with Sherdor Madrasah, Ulugbek Madrasah, Tilla Sheikh Madrasah, all built in different periods but looking as one harmonious complex. It is also the main city square where locals celebrate have festivals and holidays and the international world music festival;

    Registan Square

    • Gur Emir Mausoleum, the stunning burial place of Temur’s teacher, sons and grandsons.

    Gur Emir Mausoleum

    After lunch visit:

    • Bibi Hanum Mosque;

    Bibi Hanum Mosque

    • Oriental bazaar;

    Oriental bazaar

    • Shahi Zinda complex, a holy place in Central Asia famed for its tile work;

    Shahi Zinda complex

    • Afrosiab ancient settlement destroyed by Ghengis Khan in the XIII century. The fascinating museum there holds a fresco dating from the 5th century AD.

    Afrosiab ancient settlement

    Day city tour ends up with folk show or Light and Sound show at Registan square (optional, available upon request or join booked show).

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 4: Samarkand - Shakhrisabz - Bukhara

    After breakfast drive to Bukhara via Shahrisabz, the birthplace of Amir Temur.

    If you are a small group of 1-3 persons, you can drive over the mountain of Zarafshan pass (1450 m) and arrive Shahrisabz in around one hour; bigger groups will travel by van or bus around the mountain which will take around 2,5 hours and see remote villages of the province.

    Visit in Shahrisabz includes the UNESCO-listed ruins of Ak Saray Palace

    Ak Saray Palace

    Jahangir's Mausoleum and Kok Gumbaz Mosque.

    Kok Gumbaz Mosque

    After lunch at a local restaurant you continue driving to Bukhara, another 290 kms through the semi steppe of Kyzikum desert.

    Arrival in Bukhara at around 18:00.

    Check in and overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 5: Bukhara

    Today’s full day city tour, all on foot through this ancient, holy city, includes:

    • Chashma Ayub Mausoleum;

    Chashmai Ayub Mausoleum

    • Ismail Samani Mausoleum;
    • Bolo Hauz Mosque;

    Bolo Hauz Mosque

    • Ark Fortress.

    Ark Fortress

    You will see palaces, trade domes, mosques, madrasas, hanaka, Turkish hammam, the bazaar and many souvenir shops.

    After lunch at a local restaurant or cafe, you visit;

    • Kalyan Minaret;

    Kalyan Minaret

    • Ulugbek Madrasah;

    Ulugbek Madrasah

    • Abdulazizkhan Madrasah;

    Abdulazizkhan Madrasah

    • Nadir Divan Begi Madrasah and Khanaka;

    Nadir Divan Begi Madrasah and Khanaka

    • Magaki Attari Mosque;

    Magaki Attari Mosque

    • Chor Minor Madrasah.

    Chor Minor Madrasah

    You can finish city tour with an optional folk show in Nadir Divan Begi Madrasah at 18:00.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 6: Bukhara - Khiva

    Transfer to Khiva (500 km, 8 hours).

    Today you will have a long journey through the Kyzilkum desert, which covers 1/3 of Uzbekistan's territory, crossing the river Amudarya (Oxus) near Urgench and arrive in Khiva at around 15:00.

    Free time.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 7: Khiva - Tashkent

    Full day walking tour in Khiva. You will visit the whole town with its minarets, mosques, museums, palaces and caravanserai. You will meet also local people living in the old town, celebrating weddings in the city, shopping in the local market. The main but not the full list of attractions located in the city:

    • Kunya Ark;

    Kunya Ark

    • Kalta Minor;

    Kalta Minor

    • Muhammad Aminkhan Madrasah;

    Muhammad Aminkhan Madrasah

    • Muhammad Rahimkhan Madrasah;

    Muhammad Rahimkhan Madrasah

    • Juma Mosque and Minaret;

    Juma Mosque and Minaret

    • Islam Hoja minaret;

    Islam Hoja minaret

    • Tash Hauli palace.

    Tash Hauli palace

    Interesting sites are the wood carving and local silk carpet workshops supported and organized by UNESCO.

    Lunch at a local restaurant in evening at around 19:00.

    Transfer to the airport of Urgench for flight to Tashkent at 21:00.

    Meet and transfer to the hotel.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 8: Tashkent

    Transfer to international airport for next destinations.

    End of the tour.

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What's included
  • Transport for all transfers and pick up/drops;
  • Hotel accommodation in twin room sharing;
  • Breakfast;
  • Local guides in every city;
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees;
  • Mineral water 1 litre per person per day;
  • Domestic air ticket Urgench-Tashkent;
  • Visa facility service.
  • 1-2 persons by sedan;
  • 3-8 persons by minivan;
  • 9-15 persons by minibus;
  • 16+ persons by 45 seater tourist bus.
What’s not included
  • Uzbekistan visa fee (paid at the embassy or at the airport);
  • Meals except breakfasts Days 2-8;
  • Tour guide to accompany for the whole trip (available upon request, otherwise a local guide is engaged for each city and included);
  • International airfares;
  • Personal charges in hotels.