Uzbekistan Classic Tour8 Days | Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva

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Welcome to Uzbekistan, where you will have an exciting tour to the world of oriental fairy tale. The Eight-day Uzbekistan classic tour is a visit of Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva the cities sparkling like diamonds with striking multifaceted architecture, rich of traditions and ancient customs of mysterious and hospitable Uzbekistan.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Tashkent – Arrival
Arrive in Tashkent. You will be met by Advantour driver and transferred to the hotel. Check in to the hotel at 14:00. Your Uzbekistan classic tour will start with meeting your guide to start sightseeing in the 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 has been preserved. Explore Chorsu Bazaar. Then take a ride on Tashkent Metro to city center to walk through Amir Timur Square, Independence Square and Applied Arts Museum. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 5-6 hours
Day 2: Tashkent – Samarkand
Morning transfer to the railway station for the high-speed Afrosiyob train ride to Samarkand (journey time 2 h 10 min). Your guide and driver will meet you at train station to begin the city tour in Samarkand. Visit spectacular Registan Square, remains of Bibi-Khanum Mosque, Siab Bazaar, Ulugbek Observatory, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis and Gur-Emir Mausoleum, the final resting place of the Turco-Mongol emperor, Timur. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
Day 3: Samarkand
Continue sightseeing: visit Afrasiab Museum and the 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. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 3-4 hours
Day 4: Samarkand – Bukhara
In the morning depart Samarkand and drive to Bukhara (280 km, 4 h*). Stop on the way at Rabat-i-Malik Caravanserai. Continue driving to Bukhara. Arrive in Bukhara, check in to the hotel. Spend your afternoon in fascinating Old Bukhara which is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Explore Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque and Miri-Arab Madrasah, Magoki-Attori Mosque, madrasahs of Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan, trade domes, Lyabi-Khauz Ensemble, Chor-Minor Madrasah. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 3-4 hours
*The drive on vans and buses is on average an hour longer.
Day 5: Bukhara
Start the second day in Bukhara discovering Ark Fortress, Bolo-Khauz Mosque, Samani dynasty and Chashma-Ayub mausoleums. Then visit 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. Enjoy free time in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 5-6 hours
Day 6: Bukhara – Khiva
In the morning depart Bukhara and drive to Khiva (480 km, 7-8 h*). Today we will have an overland transfer from Bukhara to Khiva through Kyzylkum desert**. Caravans on the Great Silk Road carrying porcelain and spices used the same route for hundreds of years. Arrive in Khiva late in the afternoon. Check-in to the hotel. Free evening in Khiva. Overnight at the hotel.
*As the cafés and restaurants on the way are basic and offer limited menus, you may wish to take a packed lunch on this trip (your hotel or guide can help you arrange this the day before).
**Some parts of the road are not in the best condition.
Day 7: Khiva – Urgench – Tashkent
Check-out from hotel till noon. Today you will visit Itchan-Kala Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The tour features visits to Mukhammad Aminkhan Madrasah, Mukhammad Rahimkhan Madrasah, Kalta-Minor, Juma Mosque, Tash-Khovli Palace, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum and Islam-Khoja minaret, the highest minaret in Uzbekistan. Free time in the afternoon. In the evening you will be transferred to Urgench airport (30 km, 35 min) for flight to Tashkent (1093 km, 1 h 40 min). Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Here you will complete your Uzbekistan classic tour. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 5 hours
Day 8: Tashkent – Departure
Check-out from the hotel at noon. Free time until transfer to Tashkent International Airport. Departure. 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;
  • Ticket for train Tashkent-Samarkand (on rare occasions when the high-speed train is unavailable, we will replace this with the most-comfortable class of regular train);
  • Economy class ticket for flight Urgench-Tashkent.
  • 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

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1 person
US$ 2,480
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2 persons
US$ 1,460
US$ 1,620
US$ 1,840
3 persons
US$ 1,260
US$ 1,420
US$ 1,650
4 persons
US$ 1,110
US$ 1,270
US$ 1,490
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
Samarkand - 2 nights
Wellfort / Shohjahon Palace / Samaria Hotel and Spa / Jakhongir Premium / Bibikhanum / Silk Road Empire
Platan / Royal / Dilimah / Grand Samarkand Superior / Arka Boutique / Emirhan
Movenpick / Hilton Garden Inn / Zarafshon Parkside
Khiva - 1 night
Zarafshan Boutique / Asia Khiva / Erkin Palace / Minor Boutique / Bankir / Muso Tura / Orient Star
Zarafshan Boutique / Asia Khiva / Erkin Palace / Minor Boutique / Bankir / Muso Tura / Orient Star

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Uzbekistan Classic Tour (Uz-2) Reviews

Author: Yasmin   |   Rating: 525 April 2024
The tour was very good thank you. You yourself have been very helpful and replied to all my inquiries in good time. The guides were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and it was a pleasure to be shown around by them. Special mention for our guide in Samarkand and Khiva.

The drivers were all very good and punctual on the whole. Again special mention to our driver in Tashkent and especially the driver who took us from Bukhara to Khiva. He was very friendly and helpful.

The hotels were on the whole of a very good standard although the hotel in Khiva was not as good as the air conditioning in our room was not functioning properly and the water was cold when showering/washing. However the staff were helpful and polite.

Overall we were very happy with the service and the whole experience was very stress free for us. we felt very well taken care of so thank you to you and to all involved for providing us with a comprehensive service which delivered in all respects :-)

Visited April 2024
Author: James   |   Rating: 508 July 2023
I just want to say "Thank you" to all the Advantour staff who had guided and helped me and my family during our tour in your beautiful country in the past 10 days - we had a wonderful time and had returned to our home in China safely. In our tour, your team members have show your kindness and patience professionally, which has impressed us a lot.
I look forward to the next journey with you and please also remember you are always welcome to visit my homeland - China!

Visited June 2023
Author: Nelly   |   Rating: 510 April 2023
A huge thank you for such a wonderful trip to Uzbekistan. The sites we visited were beyond everything I imagined. We couldn't have done this trip without your help and the great service provided by Advantour.

The drivers were all very professional, friendly and always on time.

The guides in every city were friendly and amazing teachers! It has been like taking a crash course on Central Asian history, art and civilization. While I was a History and Literature major back in college, my education on Central Asia was minimal.

We enjoyed every single hotel we stayed at. They were all very unique and special with beautiful Uzbek touches. The staff at Rabat Hotel in Samarkand was specially kind and helpful. They shared a lot of information about the special house and its history. I will always remember them!

Visited April 2023
Author: Rebeca   |   Rating: 531 October 2022
We cannot fully thank you for such a marvelous tour. Your professionalism was beyond even our wildest expectations. Everything Worked like a swiss watch. Your choice of guides was right on target ,Keeping in mine that we were not a young group. We will spread this to anyone that will listen to us both family and friends. We have just returned 2 days ago so sorry that this Took Longer to send. I will give your address to some travel agents that i have Worked with when i traveled with my students. Keep save and thank you again for making my dream come true of visiting the silk road.

Visited October 2022
Author: Hiroko   |   Rating: 531 October 2022
Belated but sincerely we like to express our thanks for your support for making our trip in Uzbekistan such a memorable one.
The drivers and guides on the list were very good and professional.
Mr. Ulugbek in Tashkent on the first day was especially excellent and introduced us with helpful knowledge to start our journey.
Ms. Saida in Khiva was also very informative and helpful.
Sorry to say Mr. Kamal in Nukas seemed not so eager to work, or he didn’t know of our program well, and he almost skipped Gyaur-Kala fortress and asked us if we wanted to get closer to see it, so we of course said yes and we saw it. He did not show us around the city of Nukus at all, so next day we asked Mr. Izzat, guide of the next day, to have a quick drive of the city before leaving the city, and he was cooperative for that. Except for this incident everything went well and we are both very satisfied for the safe driving and all the information we received.
So a big thank you !!

Visited October 2022

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