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

Uz-2 Train Tour

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.


Economy Option
Comfort Option
Deluxe Option
Tashkent - 2 nights
Ateca, Navruz, Moderno, Praga, MilanHampton by Hilton, Wyndham Tashkent, Courtyard by Marriot, PanaramsHyatt Regency, Hilton
Khiva - 1 night
Zarafshon Boutique, Erkin Palace, Orient Star, Muso TuraZarafshon Boutique, Asia Khiva, Orient Star, Erkin PalaceFaravon
Bukhara - 2 nights
Minzifa, As-Salom, Bibikhanum, K.Komil, Fatima, Amulet, Lyabi House, Sasha & Son, KavsarParadise Plaza, Omar Khayam, Asia Bukhara, Minorai-KalonMercure Old Town Bukhara, Shakhristan, Wyndham
Samarkand - 2 nights
Gur Emir Palace, Jahongir Premium, Silk Road Empire, Bibikhanum, City, Asia Samarkand, UsmanEast Star, Zarafshon Parkside, Dilimah, Royal, Medina, Sultan, PlatanMovenpick, Hilton Garden Inn

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