From  £1595
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Tashkent
  • Visit the Registan Complex in Samarkand
  • Visit the famous Bibi-Khanym Mosque
  • Explore the city of Bukhara
  • Admire the Amu Darya River
  • Discover Khiva's colourful bazaar
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Essential Uzbekistan

9 Day Tour, from £1595 per person

Uzbekistan is endowed with some of the most magnificent buildings of the Islamic world, breathtaking monuments created by ancient rulers in an attempt to ensure their own immortality. Uzbekistan's past calls out to you from cities such as Samarkand, shimmering under the hot Asian sun, with the gold and turquoise of its intricate tile work. Across the desert in Bukhara, explore long disused mosques and madrassas, which once again are beginning to buzz with worship and learning. Uzbekistan, as a tourist destination, is in its infancy but for the adventurous and well-travelled, it holds the architectural gems of Central Asia such as Khiva, as well as the often overlooked capital of Tashkent.

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. Enjoy the morning at leisure before embarking upon an afternoon sightseeing tour of Tashkent, the most cosmopolitan city in Uzbekistan. Enjoy sights including the Old City, Brak-Khan Madrassah, Yunus-Khan Mausoleum, Kaffal-al Shashi Mazar, Kukeldash Madrassah, the 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 of 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 an overnight stay and enjoy an afternoon tour of the city and of the Registan Complex (the heart of ancient Samarkand). (B)
DAY 4
SAMARKAND TO BUKHARA
SAMARKAND TO BUKHARA
Spend the day sightseeing in Samarkand. Visit the Guri-Emir Mausoleum (mausoleum of Tamerlane), the famous Bibi-Khanym Mosque, the 15th century Ulugbek Observatory and the Shakhi-Zinda necropolis in the north east of the city. In the afternoon transfer to Bukhara (a journey of approximately five hours). The region around Bukhara has been inhabited for at least five millennia and the historic centre of Bukhara, which contains numerous mosques and madrassas, 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 two nights. (B)
DAY 5
BUKHARA
BUKHARA
Spend the day exploring Bukhara. Visit Sitorai Mokhi Khosa, the Summer Palace of the Bukharan Emirs, Bolo Khauz Mosque and the Bakhoutdin Nakshbandy Complex and Mausoleum. (B)
DAY 6
BUKHARA TO KHIVA
BUKHARA TO KHIVA
Depart Bukhara for the 8 hour drive to Khiva. En route stop on the banks of the Amu Darya River which hugs the Uzbek-Turkmen border. (B)
DAY 7
KHIVA
KHIVA
Tour the small city of Khiva. Visit 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 8
URGENCH TO TASHKENT
URGENCH TO TASHKENT
Transfer to Urgench airport and fly toTashkent. On arrival transfer to the hotel in Tashkent for an overnight stay and spend the last evening in Uzbekistan at leisure. (B)
DAY 9
FLY TO THE UK
Transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

9 day tour, from £1595 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 £125

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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