From  £1875
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Tashkent
  • Visit the ancient capital of the Timur Empire
  • Admire the Registan Complex
  • Discover the tomb of Ismail Samani
  • Admire the Amu Darya River
  • Explore the Bazaar of Khiva
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Discover Uzbekistan

11 Day Tour, from £1875 per person

For those wanting to discover the main highlights of Uzbekistan this tour travels from the bustling capital of Tashkent to Samarkand, where magnificent Registan Square lies at the heart of the ancient city, and onwards to the UNESCO listed sites of Bukhara and Khiva. This itinerary can also be extended to include visits to some lesser known areas such as Nukus, capital of the Karakalpakstan Republic and Moynaq to discover the graveyard of ships in the desert.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO TASHKENT
FLY TO TASHKENT
Fly to Tashkent.
DAY 2
ARRIVE TASHKENT
ARRIVE TASHKENT
Arrive in Tashkent and transfer to the hotel for an early check in. Spend the morning at leisure before embarking upon an afternoon sightseeing tour of Tashkent - the most cosmopolitan city in Uzbekistan. Discover the Old City, Brak-Khan Madrassah, Yunus-Khan Mausoleum, Kaffal-al Shashi Mazar, Kukeldash Madrassah, Museum of Applied Art, Independence Square, Friendship People's Square and the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet.
DAY 3
TASHKENT TO SAMARKAND
TASHKENT TO SAMARKAND
Depart Tashkent and head southwest to Samarkand, a journey which will take approximately five hours. Samarkand is famous for its position on the Silk Road and was the capital of the Timur Empire in the 14th century. The city is a UNESCO world heritage site. On arrival, check in to the hotel for overnight stay and enjoy an afternoon tour of the city and of the Registan Complex (the heart of ancient Samarkand). (B)
DAY 4
SAMARKAND
SAMARKAND
Spend the day sightseeing in Samarkand. Visit the Guri-Emir Mausoleum (mausoleum of Tamerlane), the famous Bibi-Khanym Mosque, 15th century Ulugbek Observatory and the Shakhi-Zinda necropolis in the north east of the city. (B)
DAY 5
SAMARKAND TO BUKHARA
SAMARKAND TO BUKHARA
Today drive to Bukhara (approx 5 hours) The region around Bukhara has been inhabited for at least five millennia and the historic centre of Bukhara, which contains numerous mosques and madrassahs, is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ethnic Tajiks constitute the majority in Bukhara, but the city has historically had a wide mix of ethnicities. On arrival in Bukhara check in to the hotel for three nights. (B)
DAY 6
BUKHARA
BUKHARA
Spend the day exploring Bukhara with an English-speaking guide. This 2,000 year old Silk Road city is the most complete example of a medieval city in Central Asia. Must-see monuments include the famous tomb of Ismail Samani, a masterpiece of 10th-century Muslim architecture, and a large number of 17th-century madrassahs. (B)
DAY 7
BUKHARA
BUKHARA
This morning visit Sitorai Mokhi Khosa, the Summer Palace of the Bukharan Emirs, Bolo Khauz Mosque and the Bakhoutdin Nakshbandy Complex and Mausoleum located outside the city. Spend the afternoon exploring Bukhara further or simply relax and enjoy a refreshing drink in a traditional tea house. (B)
DAY 8
BUKHARA TO KHIVA
BUKHARA TO KHIVA
Depart Bukhara for the 8 hour drive to Khiva. Stop on the banks of the Amu Darya River en route which hugs the Uzbek-Turkmen border. On arrival in Khiva check in to the hotel for two nights. (B)
DAY 9
KHIVA
KHIVA
Khiva is one of old cities of ancient Khorezm, a masterpiece of eastern medieval architecture, located some 25 kilometres south of present-day Urgench. Spend the day exploring the small city of Khiva taking in sights including Ichan-Kala, Mohammed-Amin Khan Madrassah and Minaret, Kunya Ark, Pakhlavan Mahmud Complex, Islam Khodja Madrassah and Minaret, Jumma Mosque, Tash Hauli Allakuli-Khan Palace and the Bazaar. (B)
DAY 10
URGENCH TO TASHKENT
URGENCH TO TASHKENT
Transfer to Urgench airport and fly to Tashkent. On arrival transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay. Meet with the local guide and enjoy a sightseeing tour of this often overlooked capital. Spend the last evening in Uzbekistan at leisure. (B)
DAY 11
FLY TO THE UK
Transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

11 day tour, from £1875 per person

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with Uzbekistan Airlines from London Heathrow
  • All airport taxes & security charges
  • Accommodation in a range of hotels/guesthouses with breakfast 
  • Meals as specified (B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner) 
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Sightseeing with English-speaking guide/driver
  • Entrance fees on sightseeing tours

Price Excludes

Price Notes

Single room supplement from £175

Tour Route Map


  1. Uzbekistan, Tashkent
  2. Uzbekistan, Samarkand
  3. Uzbekistan, Bukhara
  4. Uzbekistan, Khiva
  5. Uzbekistan, Urgench
  6. Uzbekistan, Tashkent

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