Welcome To Uzbekistan

Traveleyes welcomes you to explore the unique world of Uzbekistan, the central Asian nation of varied and fascinating culture. The Uzbeks are a Turkic people who traditionally lived in yurts and they traversed the famed Silk Road which once connected the trade routes of the East and West and runs through the heart of Uzbekistan. This tour of discovery will illuminate an enigmatic land, explore cities conquered by Alexander the Great, and survey the grandeur of immense mosques, minarets and mausoleums juxtaposed with the iconic architectural legacy of the Soviet era. We will be welcomed by a warm culture as we discover the walled city of Khiva, spiritual Bukhara and spectacular Samarkand. Uzbekistan is waiting to tell you its spellbinding story.

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the spectacular ancient walled town of Ichan Qala in Khiva
  • Immerse yourself in Uzbek culture in the spiritual city of Bukhara
  • Visit Registan Square and its three famed madrasahs in Samarkand
  • Finish your journey across Uzbekistan in the historic capital of Tashkent
  • Enjoy traditional wine tastings and paper making demonstrations
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  • Dates & Prices

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    October 1 - October 11, 2019 (11 days)

    Standard Blind Price: £2499 Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: £1799 Contact us for availability

    The prices shown below are for non-UK travellers and do not include return flights and transfers. If you are travelling from within the UK, please .

    Standard Blind Price: 2099 GBP Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: 1399 GBP Contact us for availability

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    A brick archway with blue tile work and an impressive blue tower line cobbled streets
  • Panorama of Bukhara, Uzbekistan with sunsetting over horizon

    What's Included

    • Direct flights & transfers from the UK
    • Internal flight from Tashkent to Urgench
    • 1 night accommodation at Ichan Kala Hotel
    • 2 nights' accommodation at Malika Prime Hotel
    • 3 nights' accommodation at Minzifa Hotel
    • 3 nights' accommodation at Orient Star Hotel
    • All breakfasts
    • Two dinners
    • Specified excursions
    • Services of local guides
    • Services of a Traveleyes tour manager
  • Excursions

    • Guided tour of Tashkent
    • Visit to UNESCO World Heritage Site Ichan-Qala fortress
    • Day trip to Ayaz Kala Fortress with visit to yurt camp
    • Drive the Great Silk Road
    • Guided walking tour of Bukhara
    • Visits to Sitorai Mokhikhosa Summer Palace, Chor-Bakr Necropolis and Bakhouddin Naqshbandi Mausoleum
    • Plov making masterclass
    • National music, dance and costume show in Bukhara
    • Pottery demonstration and class
    • Guided tour of Samarkand
    • Winetasting at Kovrenko Wine Museum
    • Papermaking in Koni Ghil village
    • Visit to Chor-Su bazar in Tashkent
    Yurt camp in Kyzylkum desert, Uzbekistan

Below is the itinerary for the holiday. Please click each day for more information.

Tuesday 1st October

Today we leave the UK and begin our journey to Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Overnight in flight.

Wednesday 2nd October

After landing in Tashkent, we’ll transfer to our hotel for breakfast before beginning sightseeing in Tashkent. We’ll see Independence Square – named in 1991 when Uzbekistan declared independence from the Soviet Union – and Earthquake Monument, as well as visiting Amir Temur Square and the Applied Arts Museum. In the afternoon, we’ll check into the hotel and then enjoy some free time in the evening.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Tashkent.

Thursday 3rd October

It’s an early start this morning as we fly from Tashkent to Urgench at 7am before transferring to Khiva. Upon arrival in Khiva, we’ll visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the walled city, Ichan-Qala. In this fortress, we’ll visit Kunya-Arc, Sayeed Alauddin Mausoleum, Toshkhovli Palace, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum and the Minaret Islom Khodja. There’s some free time in the afternoon so feel free to explore more of Khiva or rest in the hotel!

Breakfast included. Overnight in Khiva.

Friday 4th October

Today’s excursion is to Ayaz Kala fortress which dates back as early as the 4th century BC. The remains of this fortress are located on a hill which overlooks the surrounding plains, and they were originally designed to defend settlements from the raids of nomadic people. You’ll then be able to enjoy some local tea at a yurt camp in the shadow of the Sultan-Uiz-Dagh Mountains.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Khiva.

Saturday 5th October

We travel to Bukhara today through the Kyzylkum Desert, tredding in the steps of the traders that used to travel the Great Silk Road. On our journey we will stop to enjoy views of the Amudarya river and the desert. When we arrive at the hotel, we’ll have time to rest before our sightseeing tomorrow.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Bukhara.

Sunday 6th October

This morning, we’ll take a guided tour around the Old City of Bukhara which takes us past stunning mosques, madrasahs and mausoleums. In the evening, we’ll enjoy a folk show complete with national music, dance, food and costume.

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Bukhara.

Monday 7th October

Today we’ll continue the sightseeing of Bukhara by exploring the Sitorai Mokhikhosa Summer Palace, Chor-Bakr Necropolis and Bakhouddin Naqshbandi Mausoleum. In the evening we’ll enjoy a Plov making masterclass, a rice-based dish with meat and vegetables. This local delicacy will be made with your very own hands before enjoying dinner with the group.

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Bukhara.

Tuesday 8th October

On our visit to Gijduvan Village, we’ll visit a home of a famous pottery master and you’ll have the chance to learn about Gijduvan pottery. You’ll even get to make your own pottery using traditional methods. We’ll then embark on an exciting train journey through the countryside to Samarkand.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Samarkand.

Wednesday 9th October

Today we visit the awe-inspiring and immense Registan Square in Samarkand, one of the oldest cities in central Asia. We’ll also visit the remains of Bibi Khanum Mosque, Siyob, Bazaar, Ulugbek Observatory, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis and the Gur Emir Mausoleum. This afternoon we’ll relax and unwind with a local wine tasting experience at the Khovrenko Wine Museum.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Samarkand.

Thursday 10th October

This morning is more sightseeing of Samarkand with a visit to St Daniel’s Tomb where it is believed that the spirit of a buried saint patronises Samarkand and protects it. We’ll then venture to Koni Ghil Village to explore the traditional way of making Samarkand paper from mulberry before departing for Tashkent by train.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Tashkent.

Friday 11th October

We enjoy the morning at the sprawling Chor-Su Market to pick up some last minute local crafts before our international departure. The market is huge and is a bustling hive of activity with people from all over the city congregating here to buy meat, fish, fruit, nuts, breads and other local goods. This morning is also an opportunity to use Tashkent’s metro – the stations are fantastically ornate and definitely worth a visit. After midday, we’ll check out of the hotel before departing for our flight home.

Breakfast included.

Single Supplement: £250

Visa Information: British passport holders can travel visa free to Uzbekistan for up to 30 days. This applies after 1st February 2019.