Uz-2 Train Tour8 Days | Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand

Private Tour from US$ 1,040
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  • SamarkandSamarkand
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Feel the charm of the East in an eventful Eight-Day Cultural Uz-2 tour by train, where you will have detailed excursions to historical places of Tashkent, Samarkand, Khiva and Bukhara. You will enjoy unique monuments of the IX-XIX centuries and learn the rich culture and traditions of the Uzbek people. The main tour program includes a visit of the well-known Registan Square, the Bibi-Khanum Mosque of Tamerlane’s beloved wife in Samarkand; the Mausoleum of the Bukhara rulers from the medieval Samanid dynasty, Kalyan Minaret - the highest one in Old Bukhara, grandiose Ark Fortress-Citadel in Bukhara; and Itchan-Kala, a town of oriental fairy tale in Khiva.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Tashkent – Urgench
Arrive in Tashkent. You will be met by our driver and transferred to the hotel.
Meet your guide and driver and start sightseeing capital of Uzbekistan, the biggest city in Central Asia. Visit Old City part of Tashkent with Khast-Imam Complex where the world famous Quran of Caliph Uthman– Ottoman has been preserved. In Khast-Imam visit Madrasah of Barak-Khan, Tilla Sheikh Mosque, Mausoleum of the Saint Abu Bakr Kaffal Shashi and the Islamic Institute of Imam al-Bukhari. Explore Chorsu Bazaar. Then take a ride on Tashkent Metro to the city center to visit Applied Arts Museum and walk through Navoi Theater to Amir Timur Square where you will end Tashkent city tour.
At 19:30 transfer to the train station. Take an overnight train to Urgench departing at 21:00, and arriving on the next day at 10:09 (1093 km, 13 h. 09 min.). Overnight in the train.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 5-6 hours
Day 2: Urgench – Khiva
Arrive in Urgench at 10:09, transfer to the hotel in Khiva (30 km, 35 min.). Check in after 14:00. Enjoy free day in Khiva. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Khiva – Bukhara
Spend a day in Ichan-Kala Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit Mukhammad Amin Khan Madrasah, Mukhammad Rahimkhan Madrasah, Kalta Minor, Juma Mosque, Tash-Khovli Palace, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, Minaret of Islam-khodja. At 15:50 transfer to the train station in Urgench and take the train to Bukhara at 17:55. Arrival in Bukhara at 00:15. Transfer to the hotel for overnight.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 5 hours
Day 4: Bukhara
Enjoy a walking sightseeing tour with a guide in Old City. Visit Lyabi-Khauz Ensemble, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Chor-Minor Madrasah, trade domes, Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque, 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 5: Bukhara – Samarkand
Start the second day in Bukhara with a visit to Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa – 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 14:40 transfer from the hotel to the train station. Take the high-speed train, Afrosiyob, to Samarkand departing at 15:52, arriving at 17:25 (270 km). Upon arrival the driver will transfer you to the hotel in Samarkand. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 3-4 hours
Day 6: Samarkand
Meet your guide and driver at the hotel to start city tour. Visit spectacular Registan Square, remains of Bibi Khanum Mosque, Siab Bazaar and Gur Emir Mausoleum – the mausoleum of Amir Timur. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 5-6 hours
Day 7: Samarkand – Tashkent
Check-out from the hotel till noon. Continue sightseeing: visit Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, Ulugbek Observatory and Tomb of Saint Daniel. Then drive to Konigil village to explore traditional way of making Samarkand paper from mulberry. Enjoy free time with car and driver at your disposal after sightseeing tour. At 16:00 transfer to railway station. Take the high-speed Afrosiyob train departing to Tashkent at 17:00 (300 km). Scheduled arrival time is 19:10. Pick-up and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Day 8: Tashkent – departure
Check-out from the hotel till noon. Transfer to the airport. End of the tour.
  • All transfers: 1-2 pax by sedan type car; 3-7 pax by minivan 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;
  • SV-class (compartment for two) tickets for train Tashkent-Urgench-Bukhara;
  • Tickets for trains Bukhara-Samarkand-Tashkent (on rare occasions when the high-speed train is unavailable, we will replace this with the most-comfortable class of regular train);
  • Visa support letter for Uzbekistan visa.
  • 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;
  • International flight tickets before and after the tour;
  • Tips are not included, but would be appreciated;
  • Travel insurance.

Prices, per person

1 person
US$ 2,030
US$ 2,290
US$ 2,780
2 persons
US$ 1,250
US$ 1,410
US$ 1,630
3 persons
US$ 1,150
US$ 1,310
US$ 1,530
4 persons
US$ 1,040
US$ 1,200
US$ 1,420
Single supplement
US$ 220
US$ 280
US$ 540
Prices are for 2024 in US$ per person, with discounted prices for larger groups available on request.


Tashkent - 2 nights
Khiva - 1 night
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Zarafshan Boutique / Asia Khiva / Erkin Palace / Minor Boutique / Bankir / Muso Tura / Orient Star

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Uz-2 Train Tour Reviews

Author: Uwe   |   Rating: 520 June 2023
Thank you very much for organizing this great tour ! Everything was well organized, on time and with high quality.
All hotels were right in the centre of the tourist sites and of high standard, I liked specifically the small family-led hotels in Khiva and Buchara.
All transportation was on time, and I noticed that your phone calls to the drivers in advance of the meeting time also contributed to this. Thank you very much for the excellent organization !

Advantour and you did a great job !

Visited June 2023
Author: Burck   |   Rating: 518 October 2022
We had a wonderful time and we were very pleased with the services you arranged for us. The tour met all our expectations and above that.
Your flexibility in arranging the additional trip to Chimhan was very much appreciated, it was a wonderful day and made us realize that we know so little of your country.Durk agrees with you that the traintrip was not very comfortable (small beds), but for me it was one of the highlights to wake up riding through the desert.
We were very pleased with the hotel in Khiva, their roof top terrace provided wonderful evenings and the staff very friendly.
The excursion to Khorezm was wonderful, but it might be advised to start with Ayoz Kala as much climbing is needed and that is better done in the morning than at noon.
We also liked our stay in Buchara very much, there is so much to see and we had wonderful evenings at the Lyabi Hauz.
The excursion to Langar Ota and Shakribasz was arranged wonderfully and the driver pointed out beautiful sights to us. The guide in Shakrisabz made us feel welcome and the return route to Samarkand, through the mountains was a surprise to us.
Hotel 'l Argamak was a pleasant place to stay and the sight seeing in Samarkand was very well guided, we learned a lot.
Our special appreciation goes to all your drivers. They were very punctual and they drove us very safely. In addition to that, they were very helpful and made us feel welcome.
You made it possible for us to travel the way we wanted and to see the things we wanted to see, without the hassle of arranging transport and hotels for ourselves. this way we could really enjoy the beauty of Uzbekistan and we are very grateful for that

Visited September 2022
Author: Alasdair Scott   |   Rating: 523 February 2017
Excellent interactions before arrival. Everything ran on time. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides.

Transportation is good overall - Samarkand-Tashkent train excellent, Tashkent-Khiva train average.

Visited January 2017
Author: Jakub+1   |   Rating: 516 February 2017
I`d like to thank Advantour for the services provided. We were very satisfied with the three tour guides in Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand. My mom liked Saida in Khiva most because she was very personable. I enjoyed the day with Valentina in Samarkand because even though she talked non-stop but she is extremely knowledgeable and I could ask many questions and she would answer in details. Mansura in Bukhara was very professional, we liked both her and Bukhara very much.

Visited February 2017
Author: Roxanne Daruwalla   |   Rating: 503 February 2017
We had a great time! Thank you! Unforgettable!

Visited December 2016

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