Uzbekistan Family Tour8 Days | Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara

Uzbekistan Family Tour

The Uzbekistan Family Tour combines three ancient cities - Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara - with interactive museums, amusement parks, crafts classes, and performances that are interesting for children. The Polytechnic Museum in Tashkent is a favorite for its science-based exhibits, while Samarkand hosts masterclasses in papermaking and cooking traditional pilaf. Enjoy a ceramics class and a puppet performance in Bukhara, before returning back to Tashkent. Combining visits to historical places with an active cultural program, this is the best tour for keeping busy while also fully immersing yourself and your family in the life of Uzbekistan.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Tashkent
Arrive in Tashkent. You will be met by Advantour driver and transferred to the hotel. Check in to the hotel at noon. Overnight.
Day 2: Tashkent
At 9:00 meet your guide to start sightseeing in the capital of Uzbekistan, the biggest city in Central Asia. Your family vacation in Uzbekistan starts with s visit to Old City part of Tashkent. There you will discover Khast-Imam Complex, where the world famous holy book Quran (Koran) of Caliph Uthman has been preserved. The Khast-Imam complex consists of Madrasah of Barak-Khan, Tilla Sheikh Mosque, Mausoleum of the Saint Abu Bakr Kaffal Shashi and the Islamic Institute of Imam al-Bukhari. Then take a ride on Tashkent Metro to the only Polytechnical museum in Central Asia. Here you and your children will learn the history of automobile development, how lengths originated, experience laws of physics and optical illusions. There are also entertainment facilities for both, toddlers and school kids.
After the museum, our driver will take you to the Next Mall, where you and your children will have free time (without a guide) to enjoy the ice rink, dinosaur park, Ice City, scientific laboratory, and other attractions. The driver will take you back to the hotel for overnight.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
Day 3: Tashkent – Samarkand
At 07:00 transfer to the railway station. The high-speed train Afrosiyob departs Tashkent at 08:00 and arrives in Samarkand at 10:10 (300 km). Your guide and driver will meet you at the train station. You will head to Konigil village, where you will learn how Samarkand paper is made from mulberry in a traditional way. During a small master class children will participate in papermaking which is going to be good keepsake for 300-400 years. That’s how long Samarkand papers live.
In the afternoon you will explore architectural heritage of Samarkand. You will visit spectacular Registan Square, which had been centre of the city for many centuries, remains of Bibi Khanum Mosque. There are lots of folk legends about this place. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
Day 4: Samarkand
Astronomical miracle of medieval Uzbekistan will start your day. You will visit Ulugbek Observatory. Ulugbek was a grandson of Amir Temur (Tamerlane), ruler of Samarkand and great scientist of the Middle Ages. Then you will continue to Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, beautiful ensemble of mausoleums where Samarkand aristocracy was buried. After, you will visit Gur Emir Mausoleum – the mausoleum of Amir Timur. The next sight is Siab Bazaar; here one can buy oriental sweets,fresh fruits and national souvenirs.
In the evening you will enjoy cooking master class in the national house(where local people live and receive visitors for lunch and dinners). You and your children will cook plov (pilaf) – a signature dish of Uzbekistan served in major life events. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Day 5: Samarkand – Bukhara – Gijduvan – Bukhara
At 09:00 transfer from your hotel to the railway station. Fast-speed train “Afrosiyob” departs Samarkand at 10:13 and arrives in Bukhara at 11:47. Meet your driver at the train station and head to Gijduvan, where you will have pottery master class. Arrival in Bukhara. Free time.
In the evening enjoy a National Show at Nadir Divan-begi Madrasah. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Bukhara
Enjoy a walking sightseeing tour in Old City. Visit Lyabi Hauz Ensemble, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Chor-Minor Madrasah, trade domes, Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque and Miri-Arab Madrasah, Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasahs, Ark Fortress, Bolo-Khauz Mosque, Ismail Samani and Chashma-Ayub mausoleums. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
Day 7: Bukhara – Tashkent
Start the second day in Bukhara with a visit to Sitorai-Mokhikhosa – the summer residence of Bukhara’s last emir (ruler), unique site combining Oriental and Russian architecture. Continue to the Mausoleum of Bakhoutdin Naqshbandi and Chor-Bakr Necropolis. At 14:20 transfer to Bukhara train station. The high-speed train Afrosiyob departs Bukhara at 15:20 and arrives in Tashkent at 19:10 . Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Tashkent – departure
Check-out from the hotel at noon. Free time until transfer to Tashkent International Airport. End of the tour.
  • All transfers 1-2 pax by sedan type car; 3-7 pax by van type car; 8-13 pax by 30 seat bus, 14 pax and more by 40-50 seat bus;
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Sightseeing tour program in each city with local guides;
  • Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary;
  • Visa support letter for Uzbekistan visa;
  • Tickets for trains Tashkent-Samarkand-Bukhara-Tashkent (on rare occasions when the high-speed train is unavailable, we will replace this with the most-comfortable class of regular train);
  • Master classes in Samarkand and Gijduvan.
  • Tour leader to accompany the travellers for the whole period of the tour;
  • Full board (lunches and dinners);
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Consular fees for Uzbekistan tourist visa;
  • Tips are not included, but would be appreciated;
  • Travel insurance.


Economy Option
Comfort Option
Tashkent - 3 nights
Navruz, Praga, Grand CapitalCourtyard by Marriot, Wyndham Tashkent, International
Samarkand - 2 nights
Meros, Boulevard Palace, City, Malika Prime, Rabat or similarDilimah, Sultan, Grand Samarkand Superior, Grand Samarkand, Platan or similar
Bukhara - 2 nights
Bibikhanum, As-Salom, Fatima, Kavsar or similarOmar Khayam, Zargaron Plaza, Asia Bukhara or similar

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