The Spirit of Uzbekistan Tailor-made

Uzbekistan

The Spirit of Uzbekistan Tailor-made

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 £2,350.00 per person
London - Tashkent - Ferghana - Khiva - Bukhara - Samarkand - Tashkent - London

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Day 1: Fly to Tashkent

Fly from London to Tashkent

Day 2: Arrive Tashkent

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. Overnight at Lotte City Tashkent Palace. B

Day 3: To Urgench-Khiva: Guided Tour

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

Day 4: Khiva: Ayaz Kala, Yurt Camp

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

Day 5: To Bukhara: Bukhara Sightseeing

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

Day 6: Bukhara: Bakhouddin Naqshbandi Mausoleum and Bukhara Tour

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

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

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

Day 8: Samarkand: City Tour including the Bazaar

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

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

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

Day 10: To London

Transfer to the airport for return flight to London.

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Prices

Price per person (Double/Twin share)
£2,350.00
Cost includes:
  • International & internal flights in economy class.
  • Accommodation with en-suite facilities.
  • Daily breakfast throughout.
  • 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:
  • Visa Fee.
  • Any optional Excursions.
  • Any expenses of a personal nature.
  • Travel Insurance.

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