From  £2515
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Visit the Palace of Khudayar Khan
  • Discover the Edgorlik silk factory
  • Sightseeing in Samarkand
  • Tour the small city of Khiva
  • Visit the Samanids Mausoleum
  • Stop on the banks of the Amu Darya
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Explore Uzbekistan

18 Day Tour, from £2515 per person

Discover the main highlights of Uzbekistan on this 18 day in-depth tour and explore the lesser visited areas of the Ferghana region and Karakalpakstan, including Moynaq, the fishing town now lost in the desert over 100km from the Aral Sea.

Journey through oasis, river valley, desert and grasslands. Explore the city of Samarkand, shimmering under the hot Asian sun, with the gold and turquoise of its intricate tile work, travel across the desert to Bukhara, and explore long disused mosques and madrassas, which once again are beginning to buzz with worship and learning.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO UZBEKISTAN
FLY TO UZBEKISTAN
Fly to Uzbekistan.
DAY 2
TASHKENT
TASHKENT
Arrive in Tashkent and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy an afternoon tour of the city taking in sights including 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. At the end of the excursion return to the hotel and spend the evening at leisure. (L)
DAY 3
TASHKENT TO KOKAND
TASHKENT TO KOKAND
This morning depart Tashkent and head east to Kokand, a city which played an important role in The Great Game. Here Visit the Palace of Khudayar Khan, the Grave of Kings and the mausoleums built for the Omar Khan family. The night will be spent in Kokand. (B,L)
DAY 4
KOKAND TO RISHTAN
KOKAND TO RISHTAN
From Kokand head to Rishtan, famous in the region for its pottery. Visit the workshop of Rustam Usmanov before heading onto Margilan to visit the Edgorlik silk factory. Transfer to Fergana and check in to the hotel for an overnight stay. (B,L)
DAY 5
RISHTAN TO TASHKENT
RISHTAN TO TASHKENT
Discover Margilan Bazaar and Akhsikent before visiting Namangan and the mausoleum of Khodjiamin Kabri and the Mullo Kirghiz Madrassa. In the afternoon return to Tashkent. Upon arrival back in the capital check back in to the hotel for an overnight stay. (B,L)
DAY 6
TASHKENT TO SAMARKAND
TASHKENT TO SAMARKAND
Depart the capital and head to Samarkand, a journey of around five hours. On arrival in Samarkand check in to the hotel for three nights. During the afternoon embark on a sightseeing tour of the city with an introductory city walk and a visit to the Registan Complex. (B,L)
DAY 7
SAMARKAND
SAMARKAND
Continue exploring the sights of Samarkand. Discover Shah-I-Zinda Complex, Gur Emir, Bibi Khanym and the Ulugbek Observatory. The excursion will finish imid afternoon and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (B,L)
DAY 8
SAMARKAND
SAMARKAND
Spend the day at leisure in Samarkand. Alternatively a a day trip to Shakriysabz for an additional fee can be arranged. (B)
DAY 9
SAMARKAND TO BUKHARA
SAMARKAND TO BUKHARA
Depart Samarkand and drive west to Bukhara, a journey of around 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 3 nights. During the afternoon enjoy sightseeing in the city with visits to the Lyabi-Khauz, Nadira Divan-begi, Kukeldash Madrassah, the Poi-Kalyan Complex, the Kalyan Mosque and the Bukhara Miri-Arab. (B,L)
DAY 10
BUKHARA
BUKHARA
Continue sightseeing in Bukhara with visits to the Samanids Mausoleum, Ark Citadel, Chor-Minor and Sitorai-Mohi Khosa Palace. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure. (B,L)
DAY 11
BUKHARA
BUKHARA
Spend the day at leisure exploring the sights in Bukhara. (B)
DAY 12
BUKHARA TO KHIVA
BUKHARA TO KHIVA
Today make the 8 hour drive to Khiva, stopping on the banks of the Amu Darya River en-route, near to the border with Turkmenistan. On arrival in Khiva check in to the hotel for a two nights. (B,L)
DAY 13
KHIVA
KHIVA
Spend the day touring 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,L)
DAY 14
KHIVA TO NUKUS
KHIVA TO NUKUS
Travel west to the city of Nukus in Karakalpakstan. Upon arrival check in to the hotel for two nights. Visit the famous Savitsky Museum. (B,L)
DAY 15
NUKUS
NUKUS
Head in a northerly direction to the town of Moynaq, a once thriving port town now stranded in the desert over 100km from the sea. Drive, approximately three hours each way across salt-scarred earth. Upon arrival in Moynaq visit the Ships Cemetery on the bone dry-sea bed of the Aral Sea. On the return journey to Nukus enjoy lunch en-route in a traditional roadside eatery. (B,L)
DAY 16
NUKUS TO TASHKENT
NUKUS TO TASHKENT
Transfer to the airport and fly to Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel and check in for two nights. (B)
DAY 17
TASHKENT
TASHKENT
Enjoy a full day free at leisure in Tashkent. (B)
DAY 18
FLY TO THE UK
Transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

18 day tour, from £2515 per person

Price Includes


  • Return economy flights with Uzbekistan Airways to Tashkent direct  from London Heathrow


  • Domestic flights as per the itinerary

  • All airport  taxes
  • Accommodation in hotels as specified
  • Meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch D=Dinner)
  • All transfers and transportation throughout by private vehicle
  • Local English-speaking Uzbek guide for sightseeing on days as specified (including entrance fees to these sites)
  • Uzbek Visa Invitation Letter

Price Excludes

  • Meals/Services other than those specified
  • Gratuities
  • Photo/Video Fees in Museums
  • Porterage
  • Travel Insurance
  • Uzbek visa (approximately £85 through CIBT, our recommended visa agent)

Price Notes

Cost per person

Sole traveller in single room £3590
Two persons twin-share £2515
Four persons twin-share £2330
Six persons twin-share £2130
Single room supplement £275

Tour Route Map


  1. Uzbekistan, Tashkent
  2. Uzbekistan, Kokand
  3. Uzbekistan, Rishtan
  4. Uzbekistan, Tashkent
  5. Uzbekistan, Samarkand
  6. Uzbekistan, Bukhara
  7. Uzbekistan, Khiva
  8. Uzbekistan, Nukus
  9. Uzbekistan, Tashkent

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