Uzbekistan – Classic
Type: Classic Tour
Duration: 11 Days
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Uzbekistan – Classic - Itinerary
Uzbekistan lies at the heart of the Silk Road and echoes of its former importance can be seen at the magnificent cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, the latter two effectively now open air museums. At Tashkent visit the vast covered Chorsu Bazaar and the imposing Friendship Square.
Discover rural life in Uzbekistan at Ferghana. Khiva is a beautifully preserved old city with pale blue minarets and domes as indeed is Bukhara with its massive walls of The Ark Fortress. The centrepiece though is Samarkand and the Registan with its intricately decorated medrassas.
Arrive and transfer to the hotel.
Tour of Tashkent visiting the Hast Iman complex, Tila Shaikh Mosque, the covered Chorsu Bazaar, the imposing Friendship Square, the Navoi Theatre and Applied Arts Museum.
Tashkent – Ferghana
Drive to Ferghana via the Kamchik Pass.
Arrive in Ferghana and have a short tour around the city.
Visit Magilan where we learn about silk making and walk through the colourful bazaar.
Proceed to a master potter’s home / factory to see how Ferghana’s renowned pottery is created.
Ferghana – Tashkent
Excursion to Andijan, one of the oldest cities in the Ferghana Valley. Our visits include the Babur Museum and the main bazaar.
Fly to Tashkent.
Tashkent – Khiva
Early flight to Urgench. Drive to Khiva, a wonderfully preserved old walled city. Explore this amazing open air museum.
Khiva – Bukhara
Drive through the Kizikum Desert to another magical city on the Silk Road, Bukhara.
Arrive in Bukhara in the late afternoon.
xplore some of the old city’s best known sites including Lyabi Khauz, the towering 45m high Kalon Minaret and the Ulugbek Madrassah.
Visit Bolo Khauz – the Emir’s mosque, the Ark and the Ismail Samani Mausoleum.
Bukhara – Samarkand
Depart for Samarkand. En route, stop at Shakre Sabz, the birthplace of Tamerlane and the ruins of his former palace Ak Saroy.
Continue to Samarkand.
A full day’s guided sightseeing of old Samarkand including the Registan, the giant Bibi Khanum Mosque and the Shahi Zinda necropolis.
Visit the Afrosiab Museum and Ulugbek’s Observatory followed by Gur Emir, Timur’s mausoleum.
Samarkand – Tashkent
Free time to explore further.
Fast train to Tashkent.
Transfer to Tashkent Airport for your onward flight.
- Room accommodation in twin share
- Private transportation by car/ minivan
- Experienced English speaking Uzbek guide
- Drinking water in car / minivan
- Daily breakfast and meals as mentioned in itinerary
- Train tickets Tashkent – Samarkand
- National dances and show in Bukhara
- Entrance and sightseeing fees as mentioned in the itinerary
- Airport arrival and departure transfers
What's Not Included?
- International Flights
- Drinks during meals
- Optional tours
- Uzbekistan visa
- Any personal expenses such as laundry, hotel phone
- Tips and gratuities