The classic 8 day overland tour of Uzbekistan featuring the ancient cities is a trip to Uzbekistan's principal and most famous historical monuments
The classic 8 day overland tour of Uzbekistan featuring the ancient cities is a trip to Uzbekistan’s principal and most famous historical monuments – the grandiose must-see objects, which are an inherent part of Uzbekistan’s image.
Medieval mosques, madrasahs and minarets, artisans’ workshops, bustling bazaars surrounded by quiet narrow ancient streets, the burning Asian sun and cool nights, the fantastically delicious Uzbek cuisine and contrast between deserts and oases will make you deeply feel the aura of the oriental culture during this travel to Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan’s greatest cities provide an ideal base from which to explore the country\’s rich and diverse cultural and historical heritage.
Classic Uzbekistan is a group tour to Uzbekistan; you can join any of the combined groups that would suit you best in terms of the tour’s fixed date, duration and cost. We offer a classic itinerary for 8 days.
Day 1 - Arrival in Tashkent, where your 8 day overland tour of Uzbekistan's historical monuments begins. Arrival in Tashkent. Meeting at Tashkent airport at any time of arrival mentioned by tourist. Transfer to the hotel and check in after 14:00 PM. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 - Tashkent (excursion). Tashkent - Samarkand (330 km, 4-5 hours)
Breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing in Tashkent: Khast-Imam Square, Barak-Khan Madrasah, Kafal-al-Shashi Mausoleum, Kukeldash Madrasah, the oldest bazaar of Tashkent “Chorsu”. After lunch visit Independence Square and Amir Temur Square. Transfer to Samarkand by road. Upon arrival check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 - Samarkand (excursion)
Breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing in Samarkand: the most impressive square in the entire Central Asia - the Registan Square (madrasah of Ulugbek, Sher-Dor madrasah, Tilya-Kori madrasah), Gur-e Amir mausoleum - necropolis of the Timurids. After lunch continuation of sightseeing in Samarkand: Bibi-Khanym mosque, architectural ensemble Shah-i-Zinda, Ulugbek observatory. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 - Samarkand - Bukhara (300 km, 4-5 hours).
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Bukhara by road. Upon arrival check in to the hotel. After lunch start of sightseeing in Bukhara: Lyab-i Hauz Architectural Ensemble, Kukeldash Madrasah, Nadir Divan-Begi Madrasah, domed shopping arcade. Visit to the demonstration room of Bukhara gold-embroidered factory and Karakol workshop. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 - Bukhara (excursion).
Breakfast at the hotel. this 8 day overland tour of Uzbekistan continues with sightseeing in Bukhara: Mausoleum of Samanids, Chashma Ayub Mausoleum, Bolo-Khauz Complex, Ark Citadel, Po-i-Kalyan Complex (Kalyan Minaret and others), Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan Madrasah. After lunch visit out-of-city sights of Bukhara: Sitorai Mohi Khosa - summer residence of Bukhara last emir (ruler) and Bakhautdin Naqshbandi complex. Transfer back to Bukhara. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 - Bukhara - Khiva (440 km, 8-9 hours).
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer by road across the famous Kyzyl-Kum desert and along the Amudarya River to Khiva. Lunch en route. Arrival in Khiva. Leisure time. Visiting the souvenir shops and workshops.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7 - Khiva (excursion). Khiva - Urgench - Tashkent (domestic flight).
Breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing in Khiva (Ichan-Kala historical inner city): Pakhlavan Mahmoud Complex, Kunya-Ark Fortress, Islam Hajji Madrasah & Minaret, Tash Khauli Alakuli Khan Palace, Juma Mosque, Muhammadaminkhan Minaret & Madrasah, and Avesta Museum. In the evening - transfer to the airport in Urgench. Further flight to Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel on arrival, accommodation and overnight.
Day 8 - Tashkent, departure.
Free time without transport services and excursions. Before your 8 day overland tour of Uzbekistan ends, visit bazaars and walk in the city centre is recommended. Transfer to the airport. Departure from Tashkent.