The Spirit of Uzbekistan Guaranteed Departures


The Spirit of Uzbekistan Guaranteed Departures

Uzbekistan is still very much off the beaten track. Thus, this tour sheds a fascinating insight into a country with a history going back to the depths of time. Wander ancient cities that still echo to the call of the fabled Silk Road, and, to prayer, from the gloriously decorated Mosques. Explore the highlights of Uzbekistan in a never to be forgotten journey of exploration. Explore ancient madrassas, magnificent mausoleums and Mosques. Wander Old Tashkent, see the superb World Heritage site of the intriguing Ichan-Qala Fortress and sip tea in a Yurt - if the nomads haven’t gone on their travels! Explore the fabled city of Bukhara. Pause at the stunningly beautiful Registan Square in Samarkand. Wander vibrant bazars and try your hand at cooking with a Masterclass. Watch the turn of a potter’s wheel and fascinating Samarkand paper making from Mulberry bark – indeed the famed Babur said the paper was the best in the world! Uzbekistan is a musician’s delight; thus, the tour visits the Opera and Theatre Ballet and, whilst dining with a local family, listening to a traditional folk music recital.

10 days from £1,882.00 per person
London - Tashkent - Ferghana - Khiva - Bukhara - Samarkand - Tashkent - London

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Day 1: Fly to Tashkent

Saturday 2 April

Fly from London to Tashkent. International airfare is not included, flight options for Tashkent are Turkish Airlines, Uzbekistan airways and Emirate Airlines. Please contact us for a price for your preferred airline option.

Day 2: Arrive Tashkent

Sunday 3 April

Arrive Tashkent in the morning. After breakfast view Old Tashkent including Hast Imom Complex 16th C.Barakhan madrassa and colorful Chorsu bazaar. See Independence Square and Applied Arts museum. Evening at Alisher Navoi Opera and Ballet Theatre (subject to availability). Overnight at Lotte City Tashkent Palace. B, D

Day 3: To Urgench-Khiva: Guided Tour

Monday 4 April

Early flight to Urgench. Transfer to Khiva. Visit Ichan-Qala fortress with its fascinating history and numerous historical buildings. Free time in the afternoon. Overnight at hotel Asia Khiva or similar. B, D

Day 4: Khiva: Ayaz Kala, Yurt Camp

Tuesday 5 April

After breakfast drive to the intriguing fortress Ayaz Kala. Have a cup of tea at the nearby Yurt camp. Rest of day at leisure. Dinner at a private family home. Overnight at hotel Asia Khiva or similar. B, D

Day 5: To Bukhara: Bukhara Sightseeing

Wednesday 6 April

After early breakfast take train to Bukhara. Transfer to the hotel. Bukhara guided tour including Lyabi Hauz Complex, Magoki-Attori mosque, Kalon ensemble and Miri-Arab. Overnight at Hotel Omar Khayam or similar. B, D

Day 6: Bukhara: Bakhouddin Naqshbandi Mausoleum and Bukhara Tour

Thursday 7 April

Visit Bakhouddin Naqshbandi Mausoleum. Return to Bukhara: visits include Samani dynasty mausoleum and the Summer palace Sitorai-Mokhikhosa. Afternoon Culinary Masterclass at National House with Dinner. Overnight at Hotel Omar Khayam or similar. B, D

Day 7: To Gijduvan then train to Samarkand: Pottery Work Shop

Friday 8 April

Drive to Gijduvan to see pottery master’s workshop still following a centuries old process. Transfer to the train station for afternoon journey to Samarkand. Overnight at Hotel Grand Samarkand or similar. B, D

Day 8: Samarkand: City Tour including the Bazaar

Saturday 9 April

Sightseeing tour in Samarkand. Visit Registan Square, ruins of Bibi-Khanum Mosque, Shakhi-Zinda necropolis, Gur-Emir mausoleum, Ulugbek observatory, Afrosiyob museum. Overnight at Hotel Grand Samarkand or similar. B, D

Day 9: To Tashkent: Mausoleum of Imam al-Bukhari

Sunday 10 April

Visit to Mausoleum of Imam al-Bukhari. Return to Samarkand. Continue sightseeing: visit Afrosiyob Museum and Tomb of Saint Daniel. Drive to Koni Ghil to explore traditional way of making Samarkand paper from mulberry bark. Afternoon train to Tashkent. Overnight at Lotte City Tashkent Palace. B, D

Soaring above the clouds a view from the airplane window

Day 10: To London

Monday 11 April

Transfer to the airport for return flight to London.

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Dates & Prices

Dates Price per person (Double/Twin share) Single room supplement
02-11 Apr 2022 £1,882.00 £466.00
23 Apr - 02 May 2022 £1,882.00 £466.00
24 Sep - 03 Oct 2022 £1,947.00 £476.00
01-10 Oct 2022 £1,947.00 £476.00
08-17 Oct 2022 £1,947.00 £476.00
22-31 Oct 2022 £1,947.00 £476.00
05-14 Nov 2022 £1,947.00 £476.00
01-10 Apr 2023 £2,068.00 £494.00
15-24 Apr 2023 £2,068.00 £494.00
Cost includes:
  • Internal flights in economy class.
  • Accommodation with en-suite facilities.
  • Daily breakfast & dinner throughout.
  • Local Tour Escort
  • Services of English-speaking guide during sightseeing.
  • Transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned car.
  • Excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary.
  • Full ATOL & ABTA bonding.
Cost does not include:
  • International Airfare.
  • Visa Fee.
  • Any optional Excursions.
  • Any expenses of a personal nature.
  • Travel Insurance.

We aim to be as flexible as possible for new bookings  and have reduced holiday deposits to £250 per person until further notice, and made it possible to request a refund or postpone travel plans at no extra cost, in the event that a trip can’t go ahead due to Foreign Office advice or overseas government restrictions. All tour payments to Indus Experiences are 100% protected by our ATOL and ABTA Licences.

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