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 (regional
connections available) to Tashkent with
Uzbekistan Airways. (N)
Arrive in Tashkent and transfer to the Miran
Hotel (or similar) for 1 night. Afternoon tour of
the old city stopping at Amir Timur Square and
the 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 2 nights at the Malika Kheivak
Hotel (or similar). (B, L, D)
Full-day tour of Khiva, including Kunya Ark,
Islam Khoja minaret, Tash Havli Palace and a
local bakery. (B, D)
Full-day drive to Bukhara (7-8 hours) through the
Kyzylkum desert, stopping at the Amudaryo river
for photos. Stay at the Asia Hotel (or similar) for
3 nights. (B, L, D)
Full-day drive to Bukhara (7-8 hours) through
the Kyzylkum desert, stopping at the Amudaryo
river for photos. Stay at the Asia Hotel (or
similar) for 3 nights. (B, L, D)
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)
Drive to Shahrisabz, birthplace of Tamerlane,
and visit the summer palace, mosques and
mausoleums. Continue to Samarkand for
3 nights at the Registan Plaza Hotel or the
Emirkhan Hotel (or similar). (B, L)
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)
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)
Morning at leisure in Samarkand. This
afternoon drive to Tashkent with a stop en route to at a small market and Tamerlane Iron
Gate. Transfer to the Miran Hotel (or similar)
for 1 night. (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.
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.
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UZI2019: 10 Nights
Most inspirational moment - Khiva - beautiful and unexpected although the people came close: friendly, interested proud of their country. Discussing jewellery, children and husbands with ladies selling bread in the market, and not a word of a common language between us, but we communicated just fine!Mrs Jane Laver
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,...