Set on the Silk Road, Uzbekistan has
played host to waves of conquerors and
nomads. On this tour, see the legacy they
left behind in the towering fortresses
of Khiva and Bukhara and the Islamic
architecture of Samarkand, once some of
the most powerful cities in the world. The
remnants of more recent Soviet history
are evident in the capital city Tashkent.
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Fly overnight from London to Tashkent with
Uzbekistan Airways. (N)
Arrive in Tashkent and transfer to the Grand
Mir (or similar) for 1 night. Afternoon tour of
the old city, Revolution Square, the Museum
of Decorative and Applied Art, the bazaar, and
Kukeldash mosque and madrasa. (D)
Transfer to the airport and take a 1-hour
morning flight to Urgench. Visit the ancient
fortresses of Ayaz Kala and Toprak Kala before
an afternoon drive to Khiva via Ulli Khovli. Stay
at the Malika Kheivak Hotel (or similar) for 2
nights. (B, L, D)
Full-day tour of Khiva, including Kunya Ark, Islam
Khoja minaret and Tash Havli Palace. (B, D)
Morning transfer to Urgench airport and fly to Bukhara. Full-day city tour including visits to the Ark Fortress, the Samanid mausoleum and Chashmai Ayub. Lunch will be in a local restaurant. Continue the tour to Khoja Bakhautdin Naqshbandi, Summer Palace and Magoki Attori Mosque. Stay at the Asia Hotel (or similar) for 2 nights (B, L, D)
Morning visits to Chor Minor, the Poi Kalyan complex with Kalyan mosque and Miri Arab madrassah, Ulugbek and Abdullazizhan madrasahs, Trade Domes, the Lyab-i-Hauz complex and the ancient silk market. (B)
Full day at leisure or optional tour to the ancient
city of Poykent. (B, D)
Drive to Samarkand via Gijduvan, which
produces some of the finest ceramics in
the Bukhara region. Stay for 3 nights at the
Emirkhan Hotel (or similar). (B, D)
Full-day tour of Samarkand, including visits
to Registan Square, the Ulugbek Observatory,
Afrosiab Museum, Shah-i-Zinda necropolis, and
the Bibi Khanum mosque. (B, D)
Full-day tour of Shahrisabz, surrounded by
the foothills of the Pamir mountains, where
Tamerlane built a large summer palace. (B, L)
A morning free in Samarkand is followed by
a visit to the Gur Emir mausoleum. This is the
tomb of Tamerlane, the most influential Central
Asian military leader of the middle ages. Late
afternoon transfer to the train station to board
the Afrosiyob Express for the 2-hour journey to
Tashkent. On arrival, transfer to the Grand Mir
(or similar) for an overnight stay. (B, D)
Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to the
airport. Fly from Tashkent to London with
Uzbekistan Airways. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is fully escorted
throughout by a local tour manager from arrival
Cox & Kings uses the best
available accommodation in Uzbekistan.
However, outside Tashkent the standard is
relatively simple. This tour involves some long
drives and walking over rough terrain.
Pre- and post-tour extensions are
available in Tashkent, and include 2 nights’
accommodation with arrival or departure
transfers. Alternative post-tour extensions are
also available to Nukus, Muynak and Termez.
Please speak to a Cox & Kings consultant for
This itinerary can
be taken privately, for which guideline prices are
shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your
exact requirements. Please call 020 7808 6784
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Asia Bukhara Hotel is located in the heart of the old city, within easy walking distance of the historical buildings and monuments of Old Bukhara. The hotel is constructed in the style of a traditional two-storey madrasa, with much of the furniture handmade by local craftsmen.
Hotel features: 95 rooms, restaurant, rooftop bar, outdoor swimming pool (open during high season only).
Room amenities: En-suite facilities, air conditioning, satellite television,...
The Grand Hotel Mir is located in Tashkent’s downtown area, around 15 to 20 minutes drive from the main sights. All 126 rooms have a modern design and facilities such as fridge, flat screen television and wireless internet. The hotel offers excellent hospitality as well as a fitness centre, sauna, massages and beauty parlour. There are two restaurants, Restaurant Sultan, which is open from 7am to 11pm, and Restaurant Harem, open each evening and featuring a panoramic balcony overlooking the...
Situated in the old town of Khiva, the Malika Kheivak hotel is near to all the main sights of interest. This welcoming hotel offers 22 comfortable rooms decorated in traditional style. The restaurant serves local cuisine and regional wines and spirits at the bar.
Features: 22 rooms, restaurant, laundry, ironing.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, telephone, hairdryer,...
The Emirkhan is a 4-star character property located within picturesque gardens in the heart of Samarkand, approximately 15 minutes' walk from Registan Square. The 61 guestrooms are traditionally furnished and each offers air conditioning, television, refrigerator, safety deposit box and an en suite bathroom with hairdryer and bathrobes. Complimentary wireless internet access is available throughout the property. The Emirkhan's restaurant offers a selection of authentic Uzbek fare for breakfast, lunch and...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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UZB2016: 10 Nights
Registan Square in Samarkand - The sight was so extraordinarily beautiful it took our breath away, and we all stood silent for several minutes, just taking in the scene. I think this site is one of the wonders of the world.Dr. Eva Simmons
The entire trip was inspirational.Ms Jennifer Streeter
The most inspirational moment was the first view of Registan Square in Samakand, which was the primary reason for our Uzbek trip and the overwhelming genuine friendliness of the Uzbek people.Mr John Bourne
The beautiful buildings in Samarkand were awe-inspiring for me.Mr Norman Young
Bukhara: walking into the Kalyon mosque and seeing the huge tiled facades, the minaret and turquoise domes all set in the immense courtyard, in which we heard that Genghis Khan murdered the entire young male population of the city in the 13th century. Historic, tragic and beautiful all at once.Miss Miranda Dawkins
The guide was the most impressive of all. She always responded to our individual needs and made the journey and tour very comfortable and enjoyable. She was a guide, a singer, a dancer, and above all a friend. Dr Muhammad Rahman
I found Khiva fascinating. The hotel was very good and within a few minutes walk of the 'old town', which we first saw it lit by moonlight when we arrived and it was a stunning sight. Mrs Judith King
I really can't really pick out one moment, all of it was wonderful. Our guide, Tahir, was marvellous. Very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and helpful. Mrs Christine Gregory
Bukhara is largely built of brown mud-brick, and as a result is perhaps visually less...
The ancient city of Khiva lies around 450km north-west of Bukhara, and only around 40k...
Samarkand is one of the world's oldest cities, located in the very centre of Uzbekistan,...
Although little remains of Tashkent’s history, there has been a settlement on this site,...