Uzbekistan

Home to the legendary cities of Samarkand and Bukhara, discover extraordinary architecture, grand mosques, UNESCO World Heritage sites and breathtaking landscapes on a luxury tour through Uzbekistan.

Located in the heart of Central Asia, Uzbekistan has some of the region’s finest architecture and a dynamic, distinctive history. Uzbekistan’s capital city, Tashkent, was a major trading centre along the Silk Road, and the country’s proud legacy of warriors and emperors reflects in monuments dating back to the 13th and 14th centuries.

All of our luxury trips are fully customisable and promise a unique, elevated travel experience. Your dedicated Abercrombie & Kent guide will carefully balance popular attractions with live-like-a-local experiences so you come away from your holiday with a full appreciation for Uzbekistan’s culture, customs, and people.

From the ancient cities of Samarkand and Bukhara to the crystal waters of Aidarkul Lake and the fertile silk region of the Fergana Valley and Chimgan Mountain, Uzbekistan’s cities and countryside will delight travellers of all interests.

Award-winning Luxury Tours in Uzbekistan

We carefully prepare itineraries suited to solo travellers, couples, and small groups. Guests with a penchant for history and culture will relish the opportunity to travel back in time on a luxury holiday through this storied country. Many of Uzbekistan’s small villages feel unchanged across centuries, with long plots of land dotted with woolly, fat-tailed sheep. At every destination, you will be welcomed by friendly, smiling faces.

Journey into Fergana Valley, the epicentre of silk production in Central Asia. After a guided tour of the General Skobelev House and a private silk weaver’s workshop, take pause for quiet reflection as you look out over the towering Tien Shan mountains, a mountain range spanning more than 2,900 kilometres.

Experience life in a medieval city during your stay in Bukhara. In addition to important religious attractions including the Bolo Hauz Mosque and Ismail Samani mausoleum, you will visit a local puppet maker’s workshop and attend a private folk show as the guest of honour.

Inspired Accommodation in Uzbekistan

Your luxury tour includes stays at some of Uzbekistan’s most coveted accommodations. We take care to select properties that pay homage to the country’s history and architecture, whilst offering guests a safe and relaxing experience.

Hotel Grand Samarkand Superior is located in the heart of Samarkand; guests can easily travel to Registan Square, said to be one of the most spectacular architectural displays in Central Asia. Here you will enjoy a full menu of spa services, and an outdoor pool and terrace to steal away to after a day of sightseeing.

In Khiva, one of Uzbekistan’s enchanting medieval towns, you’ll unwind at Asia Khiva Hotel. Uzbek decor is paired with Oriental hospitality, European services, and access to popular destinations including Kunya Art, Emir’s Palace, and the Juma Mosque.

Destination Highlights

To bring you the best of Uzbekistan and cater to your travel preferences, we take time to understand your needs and build an itinerary with our signature Abercrombie & Kent touches of luxury. Choose from activities and experiences including:

  • VIP treatment at a special tea ceremony, held in a local ceramic workshop;
  • Enjoying a meal of authentic Uzbek plov, prepared with care by a local family;
  • Lessons from local silk and mulberry paper artisans;
  • And more...


When to Go

Uzbekistan is best visited during the country’s warm, dry months, which fall across spring (April to early June) and autumn (late August to November), between the country’s weather extremes. Markets are in full swing during July and August, but travellers can expect to be met with very hot temperatures.

Read the Gourmet Traveller article on Jennifer Byrne's journey along the silk road through Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan.

Featured Uzbekistan Journeys

Private16 days, from AU$41,905
Golden Eagle: Caspian Odyssey

A breathtaking rail journey across six countries located close to the shores of the Caspian Sea - Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.

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Golden Eagle: A Taste of the Silk Road (Moscow - Almaty)

Discover a land of fable and legend. Ancient Silk Road cities, bustling markets and stunning desert scenery await as we ply the Silk Road trading routes by private train on a 13 day adventure between Moscow and Almaty.

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Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan: Ancient Trade Routes of Central Asia - A Limited Edition Small Group Journey (2020)

The mountains and deserts of Central Asia are the backdrop for this extraordinary adventure to the heart of the ancient Silk Road.

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Golden Eagle: Silk Road (Westbound)

An iconic 21 day rail adventure between Beijing and Moscow through Central Asia. Join us in April 2019 as we retrace the most important trading routes of ancient civilisation.

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Featured Accommodation

Lotte City Hotel Tashkent Palace

​Lotte City Hotel Tashkent Palace is located in the centre of the city and within close proximity to some of the major sights and attractions.

Hotel Dilimah

The new Hotel Dilimah is ideally situated in the heart of Samarkand and offers accommodation in 41 comfortably furnished rooms decorated with Uzbek artefacts.

Omar Kayyam Hotel

​With a unique location in the heart of Bukhara’s Old City, Omar Khayyam Hotel is within walking distance of the most important ancient monuments.

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