Highlights of Uzbekistan

Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva – Bukhara – Shakhrisabz - Samarkand – Tashkent

8 days
Group size


  • Stantrips that offers an eight-day tour of Uzbekistan. The tour includes transportation, accommodation and an English-speaking guide. Travelers will visit Tashkent, Urgench, Khiva, Bukhara, Shahrisabz, and Samarkand. Some of the highlights include the Ark fortress, Lyab-i-Hauz complex, and the Registan Ensemble.


Day 1 - Tashkent

Early morning arrival to Tashkent by direct flight from London Heathrow (Uzbekistan Airways). Transfer and accommodation in hotel.Breakfast.Today we will discover the Uzbek capital city of Tashkent with population over 3,5 million people. Sightseeing tour in old part of Tashkent: Khast Imam Complex, consisting of Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum, Barak Khan Madrassah, Friday Mosque and Mui Muborak Madrassah, where you will see the original Quran of Khalif Othman (VIIth century), further we will visit the biggest market of Tashkent oriental buzzing bazaar Chor-Su (handicrafts bazaar). Lunch on self-arrangementSightseeing tour in modern part of Tashkent: beautifully decorated stations of Tashkent subway (Sovietic period Uzbek Architectural style), Mustakillik Square (Independence Square), Amir Temur Square, Theatretical Square and Monument of Courage dedicated to the Earthquake of Tashkent which happened on 26 April of 1966. Dinner on self-arrangement

Day 2 - Tashkent – Urgench – Khiva

Breakfast. Morning flight to Urgench (07:00-08:30).Transfer to Khiva (30km).Start the city tour.Sightseeing tour in Khiva: Kunya-Ark fortress, including Kurinish Khana (17c); Mohammed-Amin-Khan (19c) Madrassah, Islam Khodja Minaret; Palvan-Kari complex, Abd Al Bobo complex (18c), Rafanek Madrassah, Mohammed Rakim Khan (19 c), Amir-Tur Madrassah, Sho-I-Kalandar Bobo Mausoleum.Lunch on self-arrangement.Sightseeing tour in Khiva: Mazary Sharif Madrassah, Kheivak well (10c), Uch Avlioli (“three saints”) Mausoleum, Juma Mosque (18c), Kutluq-Murad Inaq (19c) Madrassah, Pakhlavan Mahmoud Mausoleum, Tash Hauli (“stone yard”) Palace, Alla-Kuli-Khan (18c), Arab Mohammed Khan (18 c) Madrassahs.Dinner on self-arrangement

Day 3 - Khiva - Bukhara

Breakfast.Transfer to Bukhara through Kyzyl-Kum desert. Route will take around 7 hrs. En route we will have several stops, with panoramique views to plains of desert and the river basin of Oxus (the ancient name of Amu-Daria river). Lunch on self-arrangement.Arrival to Bukhara late afternoon and accommodation in hotel. Free time till the dinner.Dinner on self-arrangement

Day 4 - Bukhara

Breakfast.Today’s visit is dedicated to discover Holy city of Bukhara, the city tour will be by foot as all monuments are located in close dense area. First we drive to starting point near the city park.Sightseeing tour in Bukhara: Mausoleum of Ismail Samani (9-10c)-vault of Bukhara rulers’ dynasty, Chashma-i-Ayub Mausoleum (14c, St. Job’s well), Bolo-Hauz complex (18 c) consisting of Mosque (where Bukhara emirs used to pray) minaret and khauz (pond), royal fortress Ark (6-16 c) with its high fortification walls. Lunch on self arrangement.Sightseeing tour in Bukhara: Poi-Kalyan Ensemble consisting of Minaret Kalon (12c) Djuma Mosque (15c) and functioning Madrassah of Miri-Arab (16 c), Emir-Alim-Khan Madrassah (14c), Ulugbek’s madrassah (15c), Abdulaziz’s (17c) Madrassahs. Medieval trading domes: Toqi Zargaron (jewellers), Toqi Telpak-furushon (cap sellers) and Toqi Sarrafon (money exchangers), Lyab-i-Hauz place (16-17c) consisting of Kukeldash and Nadir Devonbegi Madrassahs (16c, 17c) including Khanaqa (ancient hospice for pilgrims) and khauz (pond) of Nadir Divanbegi, ancient Mosque Magok-i-Attari (16c). Dinner on self arrangement

Day 5 - Bukhara – Shakhrisabz - Samarkand

Breakfast.Transfer to Samarkand via Shahrisabz. On way we’ll make some stops to make nice pictures of scenery. Arrival to Shahrisabz.Lunch on self-arrangement.Sightseeing tour in Shahrisabz: Ak -Sarai Palace (14-15c); Dorut Tilovat: Kok - Gumbaz Mosque (15 c), Dorus Siadat: the Jekhangir Mausoleum (14c), Tamerlane's vault (15c).Continue driving to Samarkand. Arrival and accommodation in hotel. Dinner on self-arrangement.

Day 6 - Samarkand

Breakfast.Sightseeing tour in Samarkand: Gur-Emir Mausoleum (15c), Registan Ensemble (including Ulugbek (15c)), Shir Dor (17c), Tillya –Kari Madrassahs (17c), Bibi Khanum Mosque and one of the biggest oriental bazaars Siab market.Lunch on self arrangement.Sightseeing tour in Samarkand: Shah-i-Zinda complex (14-15c), Mirzo Ulugbek’s observatory (15c) and Saint Daniel’s tomb, Meros Paper Mill Konigil (famous Samarkand silk paper workshop). Dinner on self-arrangement

Day 7 - Samarkand – Tashkent

Breakfast.Free at leisure time for self-discover.Lunch on self arrangement.In the afternoon around 15:00 transfer to train station. High speed train to Tashkent (16:08-18:25/16:40-18:50). Arrival to Tashkent, transfer and accommodation in hotel. Dinner on self-arrangement

Day 8 - Tashkent

Breakfast.Transfer to Tashkent airport in 2h in advance. Flight back home via Istanbul. End of your wonderful tour in Uzbekistan…

What's included / excluded

The tour price includes

  • Twin accommodation in hotels with breakfast
  • English speaking guides for city tours.
  • All transfers as indicated on the program by air conditioned moderne vehicle.
  • 2nd class train tickets

The tour price doesn't include

  • Airfare international
  • Meals
  • Entrance fees
  • Supplement for the escort guide: 300$
  • Single supplement
  • Medicine insurance
  • Video and photo shootings charge on the spots.
  • Lost, stolen and damaged luggage.
  • Visa fee
  • Cancellation charges.
  • Tips to guides, escort guide and drivers

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