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The Golden Road to Samarkand

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SOLO GROUP DEPARTURES
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29th March

Experience Uzbekistan’s Silk Road cities, from metropolitan Tashkent to Old Khiva’s towers and cupolas, across the Kyzylkum Desert to beautiful Bukhara, and into exotic Samarkand

Start in Tashkent, at once a multi-ethnic metropolis, commercial hub, farmers’ market town and exporter of textiles; in short, Uzbekistan in microcosm. Khiva’s afficionados wax lyrical about the UNESCO listed ‘old town’, where 300 houses and monuments huddle within fortress walls. Travel from Khiva to Bukhara into the timeless, tranquil landscape of the Kyzylkum Desert; its red sand ridges punctuated with small oasis settlements. Bukhara’s entire medieval masterpiece forms its core, complete with labyrinthine lanes, azure onion domes and bastions of the Ark Fortress. At the crossroads of cultures and trade routes, Samarkand reflects exotic architectural styles, where monuments hem huge squares, intricately paved alleys run between mosaicked façades, and silks and spices spill scent and colour through the city’s bazaar.

Overview

  • Flight  - 1 night
  • Tashkent  - 1 night
  • Khiva  - 2 nights
  • Bukhara  - 3 nights
  • Samarkand  - 3 nights
  • Tashkent  - 1 night
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Tour Highlights

  • Cultural Tour
  • Jules Verne Sightseeing
  • 3 UNESCO Heritage Sites
  • No Single Supplement
  • Solo Group Departures
  • Local Expert Guides

Experience Uzbekistan’s Silk Road cities, from metropolitan Tashkent to Old Khiva’s towers and cupolas, across the Kyzylkum Desert to beautiful Bukhara, and into exotic Samarkand

Notes:

Shah-I-Zinda (Day 9) monument involves many steps.

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.

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.

Asia Hotel - Khiva

A quiet 3-star hotel well-located in the old town just outside the city walls. Restaurant, bar, pool (seasonal) and WiFi (free). 129 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, mini-bar and satellite TV.

Farovon Hotel - Khiva

A 3-star hotel located outside the city walls. Restaurants, bar, pool (seasonal) and WiFi (free). 106 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe and TV.

Latifa Begim Hotel - Bukhara

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

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.

Kosh Havuz - Samarkand

Within walking distance of Registan Square, this 3-star hotel has a restaurant, bar, rooftop jacuzzi and WiFi (free). 32 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, kettle and TV.

Dilimah Hotel - Samarkand

A 4-star hotel with restaurant, bar, pool and WiFi (free). 41 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Reikartz Khiva - Khiva

A 3-star hotel located in the old town outside the city walls. Restaurant, bar, pool (seasonal) and WiFi (free). 66 air-conditioned rooms with safe, fridge and satellite TV.

Zargaron Plaza - Bukhara

A 4-star hotel a few minutes drive from the historical centre of Bukhara and close to historic Lyab-i Khauz Square with bar, restaurant, gym and WiFi (free). 66 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Wellness Bactria - Samarkand

A 10 minute drive from Registan Square, this 3-star hotel has a restaurant, bar, spa and WiFi (free). 94 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, mini-bar and TV.

Asia Hotel - Samarkand

Within walking distance of Registan Square, this 3-star hotel has a restaurant, bar, outdoor pool and WiFi (free). 85 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, mini-bar 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.

Extension Options

Ferghana Extension

Travel by road to this scenic and fertile valley for one night hotel in Ferghana, one night in Kokand and one night in Tashkent with breakfast and dinner daily.

Terra Nova Hotel - Ferghana

A 3-star hotel about 5 minutes’ walk to the centre of Ferghana. Restaurant and WiFi (free). 34 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-fridge and TV.

Silk Road Hotel - Kokand

A 3-star hotel in Kokand town with restaurant, bar, garden and WiFi (free). 36 rooms with air-conditioning, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Asmald Palace Hotel - Kokand

A 3-star hotel located in the old town outside the city walls. Restaurant, bar, pool (seasonal) and WiFi (free). 66 air-conditioned rooms with safe, fridge 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.

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.

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
(per night) £70
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.

Optional Excursions

Navoi Theatre Performance

Enjoy an opera, ballet or theatre performance in a state-of-the-Art historical Navoi theatre. The repertoire includes both national Uzbek and European classic opera and ballet carefully cherishing the cultural heritage developed and obtained locally from the previous epoch and developing it into modern trends.

Departures & Prices

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

April
April 26 (Friday)
  • 2 Places Remaining
  • On Request: Please Call
May
May 3 (Friday)
  • 1 Place Remaining
  • On Request: Please Call
May 10 (Friday)
  • Spring Sale

Was £2745

£ 2595

May 17 (Friday)
  • Sold out
May 24 (Friday)
  • Spring Sale

Was £2745

£ 2545

June
June 7 (Friday)
  • Spring Sale

Was £2695

£ 2545

June 28 (Friday)
  • Solo Group Departure
  • Spring Sale

Was £2595

£ 2495

July
July 12 (Friday)
  • Spring Sale

Was £2695

£ 2595

September
September 6 (Friday)
September 13 (Friday)
  • Sold out
September 20 (Friday)
  • Sold out
September 27 (Friday)
  • Sold out
October
October 4 (Friday)
October 11 (Friday)
October 18 (Friday)
October 25 (Friday)
November
November 1 (Friday)
  • Solo Group Departure
  • 2 Places Remaining
November 8 (Friday)
  • Solo Group Departure
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, transfers, 10 nights' accommodation, half board, 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: Jun, Nov
  • 2025: Jul, Oct

  • 2024: Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct
  • £355
  • 2025: Apr, May, Sep, Oct
  • £360
Privately Guided
£1245
  • Privately guided options available, £1245 per person (based on 2 people)
  • On request, please call
Optional Excursions
  • Navoi Theatre Performance (2024, 2025)
  • £18
Tour Only
  • Save
  • £550
  • Arrival or departure transfer
  • £16
Extension Options
  • Ferghana Extension (3 nights )
  • £825
  • Single Supplement
  • £80

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