Uzbekistan, along with other countries of Central Asia connected India and China with European countries for many centuries. This amazing country, located in the heart of Asia, has been through a lot of hardships. The armies of Alexander the Great and Genghis Khan passed these lands. Many famous Scientists, like Avicenna, Al-Khorezmi, and Ulugbek, lived and worked here. There was a war between the Russian and British empires for this territory. This confrontation is known today as the "Great Game".
Tours to Uzbekistan from the UK will expand your understanding of the history of the world. You can learn how scientists and rulers of Uzbekistan influenced European science and politics. You will see the majestic Samarkand, sung in poems, the sacred Bukhara with its labyrinths of streets, and Khiva, an amazing city-fortress. Uzbekistan is also famous for its hospitable people and rich, delicious cuisine!
Let's take a closer look at the advantages of tours to Uzbekistan from UK.
The shortest flight from the UK to Uzbekistan takes only 7 hours and is an Uzbekistan Airways London-Tashkent flight that flies twice a week.
In addition, there are several options for a one-stop flight, either via Istanbul or Frankfurt. The difference in time zones is 5 hours.
For UK citizens, there is visa-free entry to Uzbekistan for up to 30 days.
Uzbekistan is a warm country! There are almost 300 clear days a year. The inhabitants of England will find the local climate quite hot. Spring and autumn in Uzbekistan are the peaks of the tourist season since the weather is very nice. In summer the weather can be above 40 degrees Celsius, although it is not so hot in the mountains.
The nature of Uzbekistan includes deserts in the west and in the central part of the country, the eastern and southern parts are covered by mountains and fertile valleys. Nature lovers often choose tours to Chimgan and Boysun. If you want to feel the energy of the desert, you can choose tours to Aydarkul, live in a yurt, and ride a camel, or go to the drying Aral Sea, part of which has turned into the Aralkum desert.
A tour to Uzbekistan from the UK is impossible to imagine without visiting the three pearls of Central Asia and the Great Silk Road - Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva. You might be familiar with the poem “The Golden Journey to Samarkand" by James Elroy Flecker. As described in the poem, the journey to this ancient city will be full of secrets, hopes, and sudden revelations.
Although the biggest revelation for those who go on a tour in Uzbekistan from the UK will be the Uzbek people. Numerous surveys have shown that the most vivid and pleasant impression from Uzbekistan is getting to know the locals, their way of life, their experiences, their optimism, diligence, and talent in crafts.
We think that one of the main reasons why the Uzbek people are optimistic is the local cuisine, which is very tasty and rich. For foreigners, it may seem greasy sometimes, but this is not a reason to refuse a gastronomic tour of Uzbekistan, eat small portions and take Imodium.
As you can see, there are really many advantages of a tour to Uzbekistan from UK. You can also compare English and Uzbek tea-drinking traditions.
It is better to understand from your own experience why Uzbekistan is so attractive. And for sure, this small country with oriental flavor will enchant you. Below you will find some interesting Uzbekistan tours from UK.
Look with your own eyes at the great Samarkand, sung in the poem by the British poet James Ellroy Flecker. Along with this, you will see other magnificent cities of Uzbekistan: Bukhara, Khiva, Shakhrisabz and Tashkent.
Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Gijduvan, Samarkand, Shakhrisabz
Details10 Days | All year round from US$ 1,330 per person
Discover the secrets of Uzbekistan's history on a 13-day journey from the UK. Ancient settlements, ruins of thousand-year-old fortresses, excavations of Buddhist monasteries and much more are waiting for you all over Uzbekistan.
Tashkent, Fergana, Kuva, Margilan, Rishtan, Termez, Samarkand, Nurata Mountains, Bukhara, Paykent, Ayaz-Kala, Khiva, Urgench
Details13 Days | Spring, summer, autumn from US$ 2,410 per person
The most delicious trip to Uzbekistan from the UK! You will have 10 days to taste a variety of Uzbek dishes, including regional recipes. And along the way, for a better appetite, you will see the best monuments of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva!
Tashkent, Samarkand, Gijduvan, Bukhara, Khiva
Details10 Days | All year round from US$ 2,300 per person