Overview

Flight - 1 night
Tashkent - 1 night
Bukhara - 2 nights
Samarkand - 3 nights

Highlights of Uzbekistan

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

An ethnic and cultural melting pot, Uzbekistan has ancient roots and has seen the wax and wane of countless empires. Samarkand, Tamerlane’s capital, was one of the great medieval trading centres and whose gift, and that of his grandson Ulug Beg, is to be found in the magnificent buildings. The Registan, the main square, is the centrepiece surrounded on three sides by buildings whose pillars, arches and domes explore perfection in colour and shape.

Bukhara’s great days began in the 9th and 10th centuries when it was the seat of the Samanid dynasty, but even when they were deposed, and Samarkand prospered, the city remained an important trading centre on the Silk Road. The old town is a treasure trove of old and beautiful buildings dotted around a warren of jumbled streets with the Ark, a citadel with 18-metre walls, dominating the main square.

Key Features

Cultural Tour
Jules Verne Sightseeing
2 UNESCO Heritage Sites
Solo Group Departure
Local Expert Guides
Group Size: 6 – 26

 

Day 1 Overnight flight to Tashkent.

Day 2 Transfer to the 4-star Ramada Tashkent Hotel for overnight in Tashkent. Afternoon city tour. (B, D)

Day 3 Travel to Bukhara by train (4 hrs). Afternoon tour of Lyabi-Khauz Square with its madrasahs and tea houses and the Magoki-Attori Mosque. Spend two nights at the 3-star Devon Begi or similar. (B, D)

Day 4 Tour of Poi Kalyan Square, Abdulaziz Khan Madrasah, Ulug Beg Madrasah and the Ark Fortress, the old Citadel of Bukhara. (B, D)

Day 5 Visit the Summer Palace of Emir. Continue to a ceramics centre in Gijduvan for a demonstration and tea ceremony. Drive to Samarkand (3 hrs). Stay for three nights at the 3-star Asia Samarkand Hotel. (B, D)

Day 6 Full-day tour including Ulug Beg’s Observatory, the Shah-I-Zinda and Gur Emir mausoleums (Tamerlane’s tomb). (B, D)

Day 7 Visit Registan Square and Bibi-Khanym Mosque. (B, D)

Day 8 Travel to Tashkent (5 hrs) for the return flight, arriving later the same day. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

Notes

Lyabi-Khauz Square (Day 3) & Shah-I-Zinda (Day 6) monuments involve many steps.
On occasion, alternative hotels may be used.

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.

2019

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

Date Price
September 13 £1395
October 4 £1395
October 18 £1395
November 8 £1395

2020

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

Date Price
April 10 £1445
May 15 £1495
No Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)

Solo Group Departure

8 November 2019

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Limited availability

Solo Group Departure
2019: Nov 8
No single supplement

Single supplement £195

Independent Arrival

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Arrival transfer add £16
Departure transfer add £16

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.

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