Classic Uzbekistan Group Tour 20218 Days | Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand

Classic Uzbekistan Group Tour 2021

Explore the historical cities of Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand and Tashkent with this Classical Uzbekistan Group Tour 2021. 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 an Uzbekistan trip 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.

For the itinerary and prices for this tour in 2022, please check here.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1, Fr: Tashkent – arrival
 
Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Check in the hotel at 14:00. Free day in Tashkent. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 2, Sa: Tashkent – Urgench – Khiva – Bukhara
 
At 06:00 transfer to Tashkent domestic airport. Flight HY051 departs Tashkent for Urgench at 07:25. Arrival in Urgench is at 08:55. Transfer to Khiva. Leave your luggage in the car. Meet your guide and start sightseeing trip Khiva. 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 15:30 transfer to Khiva train station. The train departs at 16:05.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Day 3, Su: Bukhara
 
Arrival in Bukhara at 00:15. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
At 10:00 meet your guide and 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 delicious dinner in one of the local restaurants.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
Day 4, Mo: Bukhara – Samarkand
 
Breakfast. Start the second day 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. Arrive in Samarkand, check in to the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 3-4 hours
Day 5, Tu: 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 6, We: 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
Day 7, Th: Tashkent
 
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 walk through Amir Timur Square, Independence Square and visit Applied Arts Museum.
Free time in the afternoon. Overnight.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Day 8, Fr: Tashkent – departure
 
Check out the hotel till noon. Transfer to Tashkent International airport. End of the services.
  • Accommodation throughout the tour, breakfasts included;
  • Transportation throughout the tour, including airports/train stations pick up and drop offs;
  • Sightseeing with a local English speaking guide in each city;
  • Entrance tickets to the museums, mausoleums and other sights;
  • Economy class ticket for flight Tashkent-Urgench;
  • Economy class ticket for train Urgench-Bukhara-Samarkand-Tashkent;
  • Visa support letter for Uzbekistan visa;
  • Dinner in Bukhara, farewell lunch in Samarkand.
  • Charges in hotels for additional services;
  • Consular fee for Uzbekistan tourist visa;
  • Camera fees, charged separately by museums;
  • Travel insurance;
  • International air tickets;
  • Full board (lunch and dinner).

Accommodation:

Tashkent - 3 nights
Grand Capital or similar
Samarkand - 2 nights
Usman or similar
Bukhara - 2 nights
Bibikhanum or similar

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