Discover Uzbekistan on a 7 day trip along Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent, Khiva - the cultural cradle cities of Central Asia. Dicover fascinating architectural, historical monuments and friendly, hospitable locals which are amongst the best things to experience in this country.
Day 1 : Arrival in Tashkent
Upon arrival at Tashkent International airport you will be met and transferred to hotel. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 2 : Tashkent - Urgench and Khiva
In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel lobby and transferred to Tashkent’s domestic airport for flight to Urgench. On arrival at Urgench airport, you will be met with your driver and transferred to Khiva which is a 40 minute drive away. Your expert guide will meet you and start your personal Khiva tour visiting Ichan-Qala (the Inner Fortress), Muhammad Amin madrasah, the unfinished Kalta Minar, Kunya Ark, Pahlavan Mahmud mausoleum, Islam Khodja complex and Friday mosque. Overnight in Khiva.
Day 3 : Khiva - Urgench - Bukhara
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Urgench Airport for your flight to Bukhara*. On arrival in Bukhara, transfer and check in to hotel followed by a walking tour of Bukhara with your expert, English speaking guide. Overnight in Bukhara. *Note: The flight between Urgench and Bukhara operates during tourist season only and the flight schedule is subject to change without prior notice.
Day 4 : Bukhara
After breakfast, your expert English speaking guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and continue visits in Bukhara including a visit to Lyabi Hauz, Trade domes, Poi Kalon Ensemble of Kalan Minaret, Kalan mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah, the Ark Fortress and Bolo Hauz mosque. Your guide will recommend a good, local, restaurant for lunch in Bukhara and if time permits, bring you shopping for local handicrafts as well. Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 5 : Bukhara - Samarkand
After an early breakfast in the hotel, you will be picked up and transferred to Kagan Railway Station. Take a journey to Samarkand on ”Afrasiab” Express Train and arrive at Samarkand Railway Station, where you will be met with your driver for your personal day sightseeing tour of Samarkand. The tour includes visits to Gur Emir Mausoleum, the final resting place of the Great warlord and statesman Amir Temur (Tamerlane) and his dynasty. Tour Registan Square and shop for local handicrafts in Samarkand. Overnight in Samarkand.
Day 6 : Samarkand - Tashkent
After breakfast in the hotel, discover one of the largest in the Central Asia, the medieval Friday Mosque of Bibi Khanum and explore Siyab Bazaar in Samarkand. Also visit Shahi Zinda Complex with many mausoleums displaying beautiful tile work and remains of the medieval Ulughbek Observatory and Afrosiyob Museum in the middle of ancient city ruins. After the day tour, transfer to Samarkand Railway Station where you will catch the train to Tashkent. On arrival in Tashkent you will be met the driver and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 7 : Departure from Tashkent
Transfer to Tashkent International airport for departure flight.