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Set on the Silk Road, Uzbekistan has played host to waves of conquerors and nomads. See the legacy they left behind in the towering fortresses of Khiva and Bukhara, and the Islamic architecture of Samarkand. The remnants of more recent Soviet history are evident in the capital city, Tashkent.
Fly overnight from London (regional connections available) to Tashkent with Uzbekistan Airways. (N)Day 2: Tashkent
Arrive and transfer to the Lumiere Hotel & SPA Tashkent (or similar) for 1 night. Afternoon tour of the old city stopping at Amir Timur Square and the Kukeldash mosque and madrasa. (D)Day 3: Fly to Urgench - Khiva
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 2 nights at the Malika Kheivak Hotel (or similar). (B, L, D)Day 4: Khiva
Full-day tour of Khiva, including Kunya Ark, Islam Khoja minaret, Tash Havli Palace and a local bakery. (B, D)Day 5: Bukhara
Full-day drive to Bukhara (7-8 hours) through the Kyzylkum Desert, stopping at the Amudaryo River for photos. Stay at the Suzangaron Hotel (or similar) for 3 nights. (B, L, D)Day 6: Bukhara
City tour of Bukhara, including visits to Chor Minor mosque, the Poi-Kaylan complex, the surviving trade domes and Lyab-i-Hauz complex, once the city’s principal source of water. This evening enjoy dinner and a cooking demonstration. (B, D)Day 7: Bukhara
After breakfast, continue your tour of Bukhara, including visits to the imposing fortress known as ‘The Ark’, located on the site of a 2,000-year-old fortress; the Summer Palace; and the Samanid mausoleum, built in the early 10th century with a facade incorporating Zoroastrian symbols. (B)Day 8: Shahrisabz - Samarkand
Drive to Shahrisabz, birthplace of Tamerlane, and visit the summer palace, mosques and mausoleums. Continue to Samarkand for 3 nights at the Emirkhan Hotel or the Dilimah (or similar). (B, L, D)Day 9: Samarkand
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)Day 10: Samarkand
Continue your tour of Samarkand. Visit Gur Emir mausoleum, which marks the final resting place of several members of the Timurid dynasty, including Timur himself. Other visits include Nodir Divan Begi madrasa, Hazrat Khizr mosque and the Khodja Doniyor mausoleum. After lunch, stop at a silk carpet factory before returning to your hotel. (B, D)Day 11: Tashkent
Morning at leisure in Samarkand. This afternoon drive to Tashkent with a stop en route at a small market and Tamerlane Iron Gate. Transfer to the Lumiere Hotel & SPA Tashkent (or similar) for 1 night. (B, D)Day 12: Fly to London
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.
Discovery tour: 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.
Private & tailor-made travel: This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements.
The 5-star Miran International Hotel is one of the newest hotels in Tashkent and located 4km from the centre of the city, close to the central railway station and 15 minutes' drive from the airport. The hotel's rooms are individually decorated in an elegant style, whilst the restaurant serves a mixture of Turkish, Indian, European and Chinese cuisine. Features: 140 rooms, restaurant, bar, indoor swimming pool, sauna, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Television, safe, minibar, hairdryer.
Located in the Ichan Qala and next to the Islam Khoja minaret, the Malika Kheivak hotel is ideally situated to explore all the main sights of Khiva. This welcoming hotel offers 33 comfortable rooms decorated in traditional style. The restaurant serves local cuisine and regional wines and spirits at the bar. Features: 33 rooms, restaurant, laundry & ironing services, cafe. Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, telephone, hairdryer, Wi-Fi.
The Zargaron Plaza Hotel, meaning 'the quarter occupied by jewellers', is located a 20-minute walk away from the historical centre of Bukhara and a 15-minute drive from Bukhara airport. The hotel has a European feel with a Spanish bar while the lobby has an oriental feel with marble flooring, white arches and columns. Rooms are spacious and furnished with dark wood furniture and simple soft furnishings.
The Emirkhan is a characterful property located within the heart of Samarkand and 1.8km from the renowned Registan Square. All guestrooms are traditionally furnished in bright colours with gold detail. Not all rooms have a bath.
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|Available||UZB2022||Uzbekistan: Heart of Central Asia||20 May 2022 - 31 May 2022||£2,245||£0||£395||5/20/2022 12:00:00 AM||5/31/2022 12:00:00 AM||Yes||Reserve||Available||0||Available|
|Available||UZB2022||Uzbekistan: Heart of Central Asia||26 Aug 2022 - 6 Sep 2022||£2,195||£0||£395||8/26/2022 12:00:00 AM||9/6/2022 12:00:00 AM||Reserve||Available||0||Available|
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|Available||UZB2022||Uzbekistan: Heart of Central Asia||9 Sep 2022 - 20 Sep 2022||£2,295||£0||£395||9/9/2022 12:00:00 AM||9/20/2022 12:00:00 AM||Reserve||Available||0||Available|
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|Available||UZB2022||Uzbekistan: Heart of Central Asia||30 Sep 2022 - 11 Oct 2022||£2,295||£0||£395||9/30/2022 12:00:00 AM||10/11/2022 12:00:00 AM||Reserve||Available||0||Available|
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