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 traversed the famed Silk Road which once spanned the East and West spheres of humanity, 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 and receiving 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 Qal'a in Khiva
  • Immerse yourself in Uzbek culture in the spiritual city of Bukhara
  • Visit immense Registan Square and its three famed madrasahs in Samarkand
  • Finish your journey across Uzbekistan in the historic capital of Tashkent
  • Enjoy traditional wine tastings, cooking classes and a folk show
  • Dates & Prices

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    October 2 - October 12, 2018 (11 days)

    Standard Blind Price: £2299 Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: £1499 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: 1799 GBP Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: 999 GBP Contact us for availability

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    Monumental gate of the ancient necropolis of Shakhi Zinda in Samarkand. The gate is patterned with flowers and imagery.
  • Homemade chorba soup with lamb meat on bone, potato, carrots, bay leaf and dried apricots served with basil and tomatoes

    What's Included

    • Flights & transfers from the UK (UK prices only)
    • Internal Flight from Tashkent to Urgench
    • 3 nights accommodation at Orient Star Hotel in Khiva
    • 3 nights accommodation at As-Salom Hotel in Bukhara
    • 2 nights accommodation at Platan Hotel in Samarkand
    • 1 night accommodation at Ichan Qal'a hotel in Tashkent
    • All breakfasts
    • Two dinners
    • Specified excursions
    • Services of local guides
    • Services of a Traveleyes tour manager
  • Excursions

    • Tashkent City Tour
    • Khiva Tour
    • Ayaz Kala Fortress & Yurt Camp Tour
    • Bukhara Tour
    • Bukhara Folk Show
    • Plov Workshop
    • Pottery Workshop
    • Samarkand Tour
    • Samarkand Wine Tasting
    • Samarkand Paper Workshop
    • Chor-Su Market Visit
    The Western gate of the walled inner town of Khiva. Domed guard towers are on either side of the gate. The wall stretches off into the distance. The sky is clear and full of stars.

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

Tuesday 2nd October

Today we depart for Tashkent.

Overnight in flight.

Wednesday 3rd October

Arrive into Tashkent, Uzbekistan’s capital and discover some of the city’s long history and architectural splendour. First we journey to Amir Temur Square and marvel at the statue of the famed medieval conqueror, then to The Applied Arts Museum and finally Independence Square – so named in 1991 when Uzbekistan declared independence from the Soviet Union. This afternoon we depart to Urgench and transfer to Khiva.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Khiva.

Thursday 4th October

Today we explore Khiva on a guided tour. We discover the incredible walled city and fortress of Ichan Qal’a, the UNESCO world heritage site lost in time contains more than 50 historic monuments. Stretching above the vast sand-coloured city walls are huge minarets and impressive madrasas.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Khiva.

Friday 5th October

Venture to the stunning remains of Ayaz Kala fortress, dating back from as early as the 4th century BC. The fortress is located on a hill overlooking the surrounding plains, designed to defend settlements from raids of nomadic peoples of centuries past history flows through the site. We will then get traditional as we enjoy some local tea in a Yurt Camp in the shadow of the Sultan-Uiz-Dagh Mountains.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Khiva.

Saturday 6th October

Today we transfer to Bukhara through the Kyzylkum Desert. Tredding in the footsteps of Silk Road traders from across the ages.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Bukhara.

Sunday 7th October

We discover the religious significance of Bukhara with a walking tour that takes us past stunning mosques, madrasas and mausoleums. In the evening we shall enjoy a folk show in the evening, complete with traditional dance, costume, singing and food!

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Bukhara.

Monday 8th October

Today we explore Bukhara further with visits to the Itorai Mokhikhosa Summer Palace, Chor-Bakr Necropolis and Bakhouddin Naqshbandi Mausoleum. This evening we enjoy a traditional Plov making class, the rice based dish with meat and vegetables is a local delicacy and we will get to reap the rewards of our cooking endeavours with an included meal after our class.

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Bukhara.

Tuesday 9th October

Today we continue our discovery of Uzbek culture with a pottery making experience in Gijduvan village. Their centuries-old methods remain constant and we will have chance to try our hand at making our own pottery, using the traditional methods of course. In the afternoon we will board the train to Samarkand.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Samarkand.

Wednesday 10th October

Today we visit the awe-inspiring and immense Registan Square in Samarkand, one of the oldest cities in central Asia. This afternoon we relax and unwind with a local wine tasting.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Samarkand.

Thursday 11th October

We explore the ancient Jewish Quarter of Samarkand. We then venture to Koni Ghil Village to learn of the Mulberry paper making traditions before departing by luxurious high-speed train to Tashkent.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Tashkent

Friday 12th 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.

Breakfast included.