Highlights of Uzbekistan

Home to Central Asia’s most impressive architecture, Uzbekistan has ancient ruins and relics aplenty.

Journey Overview

Home to Central Asia’s most impressive architecture, Uzbekistan has ancient ruins and relics aplenty. Mosques, minarets and mausoleums are abundant and the cities are steeped in the legend of the ancient Silk Road. On this unique private journey you visit two of the region’s most fabled cities – Samarkand and Bukhara – seeing their religious attractions, trawling colourful market places and learning about the rich Uzbek handicraft traditions.

Journey Highlights

  • Walk in the footsteps of emperors and priests and discover the ancient civilisations of the Silk Road
  • Marvel at some of the world’s most impressive and intricate tile work at the region’s famous mosques and minarets
  • Admire elaborately designed and decorated stations of the impressive Tashkent underground
  • Discover the rich handicraft traditions of Central Asia meeting the artisans and craftsmen in their workshops

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Tashkent.

Arrive into the Uzbekistan capital and transfer to the hotel.
Lotte City Hotel Tashkent Palace (Standard Room)

Day 2: Tashkent.

A full day exploring the sprawling city of Tashkent, Uzbekistan’s 2,000-year-old capital. See the city’s highlights including the Khast-Imam Islamic complex, the Museum of Applied Arts, the 16th century Kukeldash madrassah and the old town. Wander through Amir Timur Square and visit the Tashkent underground, where each station displays a specific architectural and artistic decoration.
Lotte City Hotel Tashkent Palace (Standard Room) | Meals: BL

Day 3: Tashkent – Samarkand.

An early start for the high-speed train to the ancient city of Samarkand. On arrival you are transferred to the hotel. Later today head out with your guide to explore Uzbekistan’s most glorious city. Its long history is most famously linked to the legacy of the great 14th century ruler Tamerlane whose aim was to create the richest city on earth. Visit his famous mausoleum and Registan Square said to be the most spectacular architectural ensemble in Central Asia.
Hotel Dilimah or similar (Standard Room) | Meals: BL

Day 4: Samarkand.

This morning is a chance to learn from experts about Uzbek handicrafts when you visit an ancient mulberry paper factory and silk carpet factory. After lunch a visit to the Shah-i-Zinda necropolis to see examples of beautiful majolica tilework, next visit the impressive Bibi Khanym Mosque, one of the largest in Central Asia, a local bazaar and the Ulugh Beg Observatory.
Hotel Dilimah or similar (Standard Room) | Meals: BL

Day 5: Samarkand – Bukhara.

Today you are driven west to Bukhara. After lunch at a local restaurant enjoy a half day city tour including a visit to the Silk Road tea house for tea and treats.
Omar Kayyam Hotel or similar (Standard Room) | Meals: BL

Day 6: Bukhara.

The magical city of Bukhara is over 2,000 years old and is the most complete example of a medieval city in Central Asia. Touring here includes the important religious attractions of the city including the Bolo Hauz Mosque and Ismail Samani mausoleum which dates from the 10th century, Kalyan Square and the summer palace of the Emir.
Omar Kayyam Hotel or similar (Standard Room) | Meals: BL

Day 7: Bukhara – Tashkent.

 A full day at leisure in Bukhara with late check-out and transfer to the airport for your flight to Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel for overnight.
Lotte City Hotel Tashkent Palace (Standard Room) | Meals: B

Day 8: Depart Tashkent.

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
Meals: B

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

Lotte City Hotel Tashkent Palace

Highlights of Uzbekistan

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

Hotel Dilimah

Highlights of Uzbekistan

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

Omar Khayyam Hotel

Highlights of Uzbekistan

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

Journey Dates & Prices

As this suggested itinerary can be personalised to your specific requirements, it is not available for online booking.

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from low season to peak season travel.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey.


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