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Highlights of Uzbekistan: Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva (SR-04)

Group size
2-12 people
Season
All year
Duration
8 days
Departs
Saturday
Starts
Tashkent
Ends
Khiva
Countries
Uzbekistan
Cities
Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva
Price
from $1,145
Reservation
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Uzbekistan shines as the premier destination in the region, boasting a rich tapestry of alluring attractions. Serving as a vital Silk Road crossroads, it offers a remarkable window into the profound impact of diverse cultures, beliefs, and ideas that have shaped its cities through centuries of merchant and trader exchanges. Our classic Silk Road adventure in Uzbekistan, at the core of Central Asia, will take you on a journey through the intricate layers of history, unveiling the cultural and spiritual legacy of the Silk Road and revealing centuries-old treasures.

IncludedServices included in the package price.
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts in the hotels
  • High-speed day train
  • English – speaking guides
  • Guided tours & entrance fees
  • Airport & railway transfers
Not includedServices not included in the package price.
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Tashkent
Day 1 – Saturday
Transfer from the airport to the hotel
Khush Kelibsiz - a warm welcome to Uzbekistan! We'll arrange transportation to take you to your hotel in Tashkent.
Day 2 – Sunday
Tashkent city tour
Gather in the hotel lobby to meet your guide and kick off your Tashkent sightseeing expedition. Immerse yourself in the charm of the historic Old Town, explore the architectural marvels of the Khast-Imam complex, and visit iconic landmarks such as Amir Timur Square, the Courage Monument, the Opera and Ballet Theater, and Mustaqillik (Independence) Square. Delve into the lively "Chorsu" Eastern Bazaar, renowned for its diverse array of Uzbek craftsmen's exquisite creations.
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Tashkent - Samarkand
Day 3 – Monday
Transfer from the hotel to the railway station
Afrosiab train: Tashkent - Samarkand
Transfer from the railway station to the hotel
Samarkand city tour
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, we'll arrange for your transfer to the train station to commence your journey from Tashkent to Samarkand on the "Afrosiab" train, which departs at 08:30 and arrives at 10:40. Upon your arrival in Samarkand, we will take you to your hotel.

Your exploration of Samarkand will commence with a visit to the iconic Registan Square, home to three magnificent madrassahs from the XIV-XVI centuries: Sherdor, Ulugbek, and Tillya Qory. Your itinerary will also include stops at the Bibi-Khanum Mosque (XV century), the Gur-Emir Mausoleum, Ulugbek's observatory, the Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis (XI-XVIII centuries), and the vibrant Siab Bazaar.
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Samarkand - Bukhara
Day 4 – Tuesday
Transfer from the hotel to the railway station
Afrosiab train: Samarkand - Bukhara
Transfer from the railway station to the hotel
Bukhara walking tour
Following your morning meal at the hotel, which lasts until 09:00, we'll make arrangements to transport you to the train station for your journey from Samarkand to Bukhara on the "Afrosiab" train. The train departs at 10:50 and arrives at 12:15. Upon your arrival in Bukhara, we'll promptly escort you to your designated hotel.

At 14:00, your guided exploration of Bukhara will commence with a visit to the historic and architectural marvel of Lyabi-Khauz. This complex boasts Central Asia's oldest pool, dating from the XIV-XVII centuries, surrounded by medieval edifices such as the Nadira Divan-begi madrasah and khanaka, with their exquisite mosaic facades from the XV-XVI centuries. Your journey will also take you to the Kukeldash madrasah, the largest of its kind in Bukhara, dating back to the XV century. Later, you will explore the Poi-Kalyan Complex, which showcases the renowned Kalyan minaret from the XII century, the Kalyan Friday mosque from the XV century, and the active Miri-Arab madrasah from the XVI century.
Day 5 – Wednesday
Bukhara walking tour
At 09:00, please convene with your guide in the hotel lobby to continue your Bukhara sightseeing expedition. You'll delve into the rich history of the region, visiting notable sites such as the Samanids Mausoleum, a gem from the IX-X centuries, the Ark Citadel, a historic fortress dating back to the IV-XX centuries that once served as the oldest Emir's residence, the unique Chor-Minor featuring its four minarets, a structure from the XIX century, and the Sitorai-Mohi-Khosa Palace, which served as the Bukhara Emirs' summer retreat during the XIX-XX centuries.
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Bukhara - Khiva
Day 6 – Thursday
Transfer by car / minibus: Bukhara - Khiva
A short walk along Kyzyl-Kum desert
Savor a delicious breakfast at your hotel. Between 09:00 and 10:00, get ready for a journey from Bukhara to Khiva, which involves crossing the Kyzyl-Kum desert, covering approximately 480 kilometers (300 miles) and lasting around 7-8 hours. During your trip, you'll have the opportunity to take a short break, allowing you to stroll through the Kyzyl-Kum desert and relish the picturesque vistas along the Amudarya river.

Upon your arrival in Khiva, complete your check-in at the hotel and enjoy some leisure time to unwind.
Day 7 – Friday
Khiva walking tour
Please gather in the hotel lobby at 09:00 to meet your guide and commence your Khiva sightseeing tour, an exploration of the marvels within Ichan Kala, a museum meticulously preserved and recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The tour's highlights include a visit to the Kalta-Minor Minaret, a remarkable but unfinished structure dating back to 1855, characterized by its towering height of 26 meters and a base diameter of 16 meters, originally intended to become the tallest minaret in Central Asia. Additionally, you will explore Kunya-Ark, the first palace of Khiva's khans, the Pahlovan Mahmud Mausoleum from the XIV-XIX centuries, the Islam Khodja Madrassah and Minaret constructed in 1908, and the distinctive Juma Mosque, celebrated for its flat roof upheld by 218 intricately carved wooden columns, which span various centuries from the X-XIX, and renowned for its exceptional acoustics.
Day 8 – Saturday
Transfer from the hotel to the airport
As your Silk Road journey concludes, we will make the necessary arrangements for your transfer to Urgench Airport, where you can catch your return flight home. Alternatively, you have the option to return to Tashkent and depart for your international flight from there.
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Dates and prices
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Travel package
Year of travel
2024
Travel dates Excluding flights Single supplement Book
06/29/2024 - 07/06/2024 $1,145 $195 book now
07/06/2024 - 07/13/2024 $1,145 $195 book now
07/13/2024 - 07/20/2024 $1,145 $195 book now
07/20/2024 - 07/27/2024 $1,145 $195 book now
07/27/2024 - 08/03/2024 $1,145 $195 book now
08/03/2024 - 08/10/2024 $1,145 $195 book now
08/10/2024 - 08/17/2024 $1,145 $195 book now
08/17/2024 - 08/24/2024 $1,145 $195 book now
08/24/2024 - 08/31/2024 $1,145 $195 book now
08/31/2024 - 09/07/2024 $1,145 $195 book now
09/07/2024 - 09/14/2024 $1,145 $195 book now
09/14/2024 - 09/21/2024 $1,145 $195 book now
09/21/2024 - 09/28/2024 $1,145 $195 book now
09/28/2024 - 10/05/2024 $1,145 $195 book now
10/05/2024 - 10/12/2024 $1,145 $195 book now
10/12/2024 - 10/19/2024 $1,145 $195 book now
10/19/2024 - 10/26/2024 $1,145 $195 book now
10/26/2024 - 11/02/2024 $1,145 $195 book now
11/09/2024 - 11/16/2024 $1,145 $195 book now
11/23/2024 - 11/30/2024 $1,145 $195 book now
12/07/2024 - 12/14/2024 $1,145 $195 book now
Travel dates Excluding flights Single supplement Book
06/29/2024 - 07/06/2024 $1,345 $295 book now
07/06/2024 - 07/13/2024 $1,345 $295 book now
07/13/2024 - 07/20/2024 $1,345 $295 book now
07/20/2024 - 07/27/2024 $1,345 $295 book now
07/27/2024 - 08/03/2024 $1,345 $295 book now
08/03/2024 - 08/10/2024 $1,345 $295 book now
08/10/2024 - 08/17/2024 $1,345 $295 book now
08/17/2024 - 08/24/2024 $1,345 $295 book now
08/24/2024 - 08/31/2024 $1,345 $295 book now
08/31/2024 - 09/07/2024 $1,345 $295 book now
09/07/2024 - 09/14/2024 $1,345 $295 book now
09/14/2024 - 09/21/2024 $1,345 $295 book now
09/21/2024 - 09/28/2024 $1,345 $295 book now
09/28/2024 - 10/05/2024 $1,345 $295 book now
10/05/2024 - 10/12/2024 $1,345 $295 book now
10/12/2024 - 10/19/2024 $1,345 $295 book now
10/19/2024 - 10/26/2024 $1,345 $295 book now
10/26/2024 - 11/02/2024 $1,345 $295 book now
11/09/2024 - 11/16/2024 $1,345 $295 book now
11/23/2024 - 11/30/2024 $1,345 $295 book now
12/07/2024 - 12/14/2024 $1,345 $295 book now

Note on pricing:

  1. All prices are per person, in US dollars. All included services are listed in the tour dossier and the section "Included" in the tour description.
  2. Price "Excluding flight" does not cover airfare, you are free to book your own flights. Alternatively we can quote for flights from any international airport.
  3. Single supplement goes towards single room (cabin for cruises) accommodation.
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