Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Uzbekistan Highlights tour
Bukhara Samarkand Uzbekistan Highlights Trip

Uzbekistan Highlights

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
8 days
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Overview

Short Description

Discover the highlights of Uzbekistan on this 8 day tour. Starting in exotic Tashkent we travel to Urgench, Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand. Along the way we'll utilise internal flights and local trains to get a real feel for Uzbekistan

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City N/A
End City N/A

Trip Includes

  • 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

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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 1600, 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

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 20

Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • 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

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