Classic Uzbekistan Group Tour 20238 Days | Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand

Classic Uzbekistan Group Tour 2023

Explore the historical cities of Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand and Tashkent with this Classic Uzbekistan Group Tour 2023. Our most popular group tour takes you to the most popular cities in Uzbekistan, while also introducing you to tourists from around the world. Enjoy the modernity of Tashkent, the monuments of Samarkand, the serenity of Bukhara, and the history of Khiva, all while making the most of your time and money (and making new friends).
Make your journey even bigger by combining the Classic Uzbekistan Group Tour with group tours to Turkmenistan or Kyrgyzstan, or book an extension to the disappearing Aral Sea
, natural beauties of Aidarkul, a lake in the middle of desert, or visit Penjikent, the most ancient city of Tajikistan.

 

Tour itinerary:

Day 1, Fr: Tashkent – arrival
 
Arrival in Tashkent. Meet your driver and transfer to the hotel. Check in at noon. Free day.
Day 2, Sa: Tashkent – Urgench – Khiva
 
After breakfast start guided sightseeing tour in the capital of Uzbekistan, the biggest city in Central Asia. You will start with exploring the Old City. Visit Khast-Imam Complex, where the world famous Quran, holy book that belonged to Caliph Uthman, has been preserved. The complex consists of Barak-Khan Madrasah, Tillya Sheykh Mosque, Saint Abu Bakr Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum and the Islamic Institute of Imam al-Bukhari. Continue to 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.
Transfer to domestic airport, evening flight to Urgench departing at 20:25 (1093 km, 1 h 30 min). Arrival in Urgench at 21:55, transfer to the hotel in Khiva (30 km, 35 min).
Duration of sightseeing tour: 5-6 hours
Day 3, Su: Khiva – Urgench – Bukhara
 
After breakfast start your sightseeing tour of Khiva, a highlight for many on the Classic Uzbekistan Group Tour. Visit Ichan-Qala Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site. In Ichan-Qala Fortress visit Kunya-Ark, Sayeed Alauddin Mausoleum, Arab-Mukhamadkhan Madrasah, Oq-Masjid Mosque, Madrasah of Hodjan Berdi-biya, Shirgazikhan Madrasah, Abdullakhan Madrasah, Juma Mosque, Allakulikhan Madrasah, Tosh-Khovli Palace, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, Minaret of Islom-Khoja. At 19:00 transfer to domestic airport flight* to Bukhara at 21:00 arriving in Bukhara at 22:00. Arrival in Bukhara, transfer to the hotel.
*subject to availability and maybe substituted to transfer by train
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Day 4, Mo: Bukhara
 
After breakfast start walking sightseeing tour in Bukhara.
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. In the evening enjoy a National Show at Nadir Divan-begi Madrasah and a delicious dinner at the National house.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
Day 5, Tu: Bukhara – Samarkand
 
Breakfast. Continue your Classic Uzbekistan Group Tour with a visit to Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa – the summer residence of Bukhara’s last emir, unique site combining Oriental and Russian architecture. Continue to the Mausoleum of Bakhouddin Naqshbandi and Chor-Bakr Necropolis. In the afternoon take the high-speed train, Afrosiyob, 15:52-17:20 or overland transfer. Arrive in Samarkand, check in to the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 3-4 hours
Day 6, We: Samarkand
 
After breakfast, Samarkand sightseeing tour. Visit spectacular Registan Square, Gur Emir Mausoleum – the mausoleum of Amir Timur, remains of Bibi Khanum Mosque, Siab Bazaar, Ulugbek Observatory. Free time in the afternoon.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
Day 7, Th: Samarkand – Tashkent
 
Breakfast. Continue sightseeing tour in Samarkand. You will visit Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, Afrasiab Museum and the Tomb of Saint Daniel. Then drive to Konigil village to explore traditional way of making Samarkand paper from mulberry. Farewell lunch in Samarkand.
At 16:30 transfer to the railway station to take the high-speed Afrosiyob train departing at 17:30 (300 km, 2 h 10 m) and arriving in Tashkent at 19:40. Pick-up and transfer to the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours

Do you want to extend your adventures? Book extensions to explore virgin nature of Aidarkul or visit Penjikent, the most ancient city of Tajikistan.
Day 8, Fr: Tashkent – departure
 
Check-out from the hotel till noon. Transfer to the airport. End of Classic Uzbekistan Group Tour.
  • Accommodation based on double room sharing throughout the tour, breakfasts included;
  • Transportation throughout the tour, including airport/train station pick ups and drop offs;
  • Sightseeing with an English speaking guide in each city;
  • Entrance tickets to the museums, mausoleums and other sights;
  • Economy class tickets for flights Tashkent-Urgench, Urgench-Bukhara;
  • Economy class tickets for trains Bukhara-Samarkand (subject to availability and maybe substituted to transfer by bus/auto), 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;
  • Folklore show program at Nadir Divan-begi Madrasah and dinner at National house in Bukhara, farewell lunch in Samarkand;
  • English speaking tour leader from Advantour to accompany the group of 8 persons and more.
  • Charges in hotels for additional services;
  • Consular fees for Uzbekistan tourist visa;
  • Camera fees, charged separately by museums;
  • Travel insurance;
  • International flight tickets before and after the tour;
  • Full board (lunches and dinners).

Accommodation:

Tashkent - 2 nights
Grand Capital or similar
Khiva - 1 night
New Star, Qosha Darvoza or similar
Bukhara - 2 nights
As-Salom, Fatima, Volida or similar
Samarkand - 2 nights
City, Meros or similar

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