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£1945

Highlights of Uzbekistan

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
(limited dates/availability)
SOLO GROUP DEPARTURES
November 2024
March & November 2025

A great value tour of the Silk Road cities of Uzbekistan including Tashkent, Bukhara and Samarkand, using the high speed railway line to travel between the capital Tashkent and Bukhara

Visiting major sites and magical cities, this tour is designed to distil the Jules Verne experience into a compact seven-day discovery of Uzbekistan’s ethnic and cultural melting-pot. Concentrated on three destinations, the journey begins in the capital, Tashkent. A Soviet park-city, re-invented with a smart Downtown, and a revered religious complex; a combination of farmers’ market and modern commercial centre; with intriguing museums thrown in for good measure; it is Uzbekistan in microcosm. From here we take the high-speed train to beautiful Bukhara, where the whole medieval masterpiece at its heart is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Telling the tale of its two millennia of religion, academia, and art, the formidable Ark Fortress contrasts with the mulberry-tree-shaded Lyabi-Khauz plaza, labyrinthine lanes, caravanserai courtyards, and onion domes in azure hues.

An oasis at the crossroads of trade routes and cultures, Samarkand reflects adopted architectural styles and artistic crafts, and lives up to its legends of magic and romance with intricately paved alleys, exquisitely mosaicked façades, massive monuments hemming huge squares, and silks and spices spilling scent and colour through the city’s bazaar.

Overview

  • Flight  - 1 night
  • Tashkent  - 1 night
  • Bukhara  - 2 nights
  • Samarkand  - 2 nights
  • Tashkent  - 1 night
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Tour Highlights

  • Fascinating local train journeys
  • UNESCO Site: Bukhara
  •  UNESCO Site: Samarkand
  •  Enjoy a metro ride in Tashkent
  •  Pilov dinner with a local family
  •  Discover the Summer Palace of Emir

A great value tour of the Silk Road cities of Uzbekistan including Tashkent, Bukhara and Samarkand, using the high speed railway line to travel between the capital Tashkent and Bukhara

 

Notes:

Shah-I-Zinda (Day 6) monument involves many steps.

On occasion, alternative hotels may be used.

Accommodation

Hampton by Hilton - Tashkent

A 4-star hotel in central Tashkent. Restaurant, bar and WiFi (free). 175 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities and satellite TV.

Elements Hotel - Tashkent

A 4-star hotel in central Tashkent. Restaurant, bar, spa, pool and WiFi (free). 90 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, mini-fridge and satellite TV.

Wyndham Hotel

Devon Begi Hotel - Bukhara

A 3-star hotel within walking distance of the Lyabi-Khauz. Restaurants, bar, pool and 20 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.

Wellness Park Hotel

Zarafshon Parkside - Samarkand

A 4-star hotel, in the heart of Samarkand close to the old town with restaurant, pool (seasonal), gym and WiFi (free). 55 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, fridge, kettle, safe and satellite TV.

Courtyard by Marriott - Tashkent

A 4-star hotel in central Tashkent. Restaurant, bar, spa, pool and WiFi (free). 131 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, mini-fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities and satellite TV.

Royal Bukhara - Bukhara

A 3-star hotel within walking distance of the Lyabi-Khauz. Restaurant, bar, WiFi (free) and 22 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, kettle, mini-fridge, and satellite TV.
Notes:

Hotels in Uzbekistan are simple and unpretentious but well-located with a restaurant, bar and air-conditioned rooms with private facilities and satellite TV. From time to time, there may be water and electricity shortages and, on occasion, alternative hotels may be used. WiFi (free) is available at all hotels on the tour, although can be intermittent depending on local conditions. Food is based on fresh local produce and is nutritious but can be repetitive. Travel between the cities by road, whilst being a classic way to experience the country, involves some long journeys with only limited opportunities for comfort breaks. The order of sightseeing tours may vary in accordance with local conditions.

Extra Nights

Stay in Tashkent before you start your tour or before flying back to the UK

Extra nights are on request, please call to discuss your requirements

Hampton by Hilton
£70 (per night)
Single supplement £55

Hampton by Hilton - Tashkent

A 4-star hotel in central Tashkent. Restaurant, bar and WiFi (free). 175 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities and satellite TV.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double room
Uzbekistan Airways from Heathrow

September
September 13 (Friday)
  • 2 Places Remaining
September 20 (Friday)
September 27 (Friday)
  • Sold out
October
October 11 (Friday)
October 18 (Friday)
  • No Single Supplement
November
November 1 (Friday)
  • Solo Group Departure
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, transfers, 6 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily and 6 dinners, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, overseas airport taxes, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • No Single Supplement (limited availability)
  • 2024: Oct, Nov
  • 2025: Mar, Aug, Oct, Nov

  • 2024: Sep, Oct
  • £275
  • 2025: May, Sep
  • £280
Tour Only
  • Save
  • £550
  • Arrival or departure transfer
  • £16

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