Tour itinerary: Tashkent – Urgench – Khiva – Bukhara – Samarkand – Tashkent
Season: February – November
Days: 8Nights: 7
Price: $ 675
Tour description:


Departure dates, 2018
27 February – 6 March 31 July –  7 August
  9 March – 16 March 3  August  – 10 August
16 March – 23 March    14 August –  21 August
23 March – 30 March  17 August – 24 August
6 April –  13 April 4 September – 11 September
20 April – 27 April 7 September – 14 September
1 May – 8 May 19 September – 25 September
4 May – 11 May 21 Seotember – 28 September
9 May – 16 May 30 September – 7 October
11 May  – 18 May 5 October – 12 October
18 May – 25 May 9 October – 16 October
25 May – 1 June 19 October – 26 October
29 May – 6 June 23 October – 30 October
5 June – 12 June 2 November – 9 November
27 July – 3 August 6 November – 13 November

Group size: minimum 2 participants and maximum 6 participants.
We may arrange private or/and individual tours based on the guaranteed departure itinarary with consequent price change

Are you going to join the group? Take this opportunity with our guaranteed tour. Choose the suitable date and send us your inquiry – our tour operator will contact you  shortly. 



Day 1


Arrival in Tashkent by morning/afternoon/evening flights.

The driver will meet you at the meeting zone of the airport. Transfer to the hotel.

14:00 Check in* ( for those guests who arrive with morning flight, there will be an early check in) .   Time to rest after the flight.

When all the group members arrive at the hotel, meeting with the company representative who will present the tour package .  You will have time to discuss the details with the representative.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2

Tashkent – Urgench – Khiva

Early breakfast.

06:00 Transfer to local airport.

07:00 Flight to Urgench (Uzbekistan Airways HY1051)

08:40 Arrival in Urgench Airport. Meet the guide and driver. Transfer to Khiva (30 км) totel to  drop off the bags at the luggage room. Standard hotel check-in at 14:00.

Walking sightseeing tour in the old part of Khiva – Ichan Kala known as “Inner town”. Ichan Kala is the biggest open air museum in Central Asia and consists of the following architectural monuments:  Ata Darbaza (West Gate), Kunya Ark, Muhammad Rakhim-Khan Madrassa, Muhammad Aminkhan Madrassa, Kalta Minor Minaret, Jome Mosque and Minaret, Islam Khodja Madrassa and Minaret, Said Alauddin Mausoleum, Pahlavan Mahmud Mausoleum, the last Khiva Khan Allakulikhan’s Madrassa and Tosh Hovli Palace (there was the harem with 40 concubines) , Caravanserai and Tim Allakulikhan.

Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3

Khiva – Bukhara


Transfer to Bukhara through the Kizil Kum desert (475 km). On the way stop to see Amudarya River. Arrival in Bukhara in the afternoon, check–in the hotel. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4


Breakfast in the hotel.

09:00 Meet the guide at the lobby.

Full day city tour along the old part of Bukhara including visits to the Mausoleum of Samanids, Bolo Hauz Mosque and the Ark Fortress – the oldest citadel dating back to I century BC, Poi Kalon Square  with Kalon Minaret and Mosque, Mir Arab Madrassah.
There are three trading domes or so called covered bazaars preserved from the XVI century. The bazaars were the centers for trade of silk, jewelry and  for money exchange. Today as well, one can enjoy  traditional bazaar bargains and purchase different souvenirs of a wide range, from small souvenir magnets to the famous Bukhara carpets.
The excursion around Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan Madrassahs, Abdullakhan’s Tim and a visit to the Caravanserai Sayfuddin which is the Center of Handicraft Development of Bukhara. Magoki Attari Mosque. Lyabi Hauz  , the center of old Bukhara ,  is an architectural complex of the XVII century that includes Nadir Divanbegi Madrassah and Khanaqa, Kukeldash Madrassah and the monument of the famous historical comedian character Khodja Nasreddin .
Dinner with folk show in Nadir Divanbegi Madrassa. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5

Bukhara – Shahrisabz -Samarkand


09:00 Transfer to Samarkand through  Shahrisabz city.

Short city tour around historical part of Shahrisabz :Mausoleum of Jakhongir in Dor-us Saodat Memorial Complex, remains of Ak-Saray Palace, Dor-ut Tilavat Ensemble with Kok-Gumbaz Mosque and burial vault of Tamerlane’s father.
Continue driving to Samarkand. Arrival in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6



09:00 Meet the guide at the lobby.

Sightseeing tour of Samarkand with visiting: Gur Emir Mausoleum (Tamerlan’s tomb), Ruhabad Mausoleum, Registan Square (a heart of the city), Bibi-Hanum Mosque, orient bazaar Siyab, Shahi Zinda Necropolis,  Ulugbek’s Observatory,  Mausoleum of Khodja Doniyor also known as Saint Daniel.

Transfer  to the hotel. Free time.Overnight.

Day 7

Samarkand – Tashkent


Free day in Samarkand for walking around and taking pictures of  the sights.

Standard check-out  at 12:00

 16:00 Transfer to railway station.

17:00 Depart Samarkand by fast train “Afrosiab”.

19:10 Arrival in Tashkent.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8



09:00  Meet the guide at the lobby.

Tashkent city tour (4-5 hours) includes visiting old and European parts.  Sights to visit: complex “Khazret-Imam” (Mausoleum of  Imam Kaffal al-Shashi, Barak-khan Madrassah, Tellya Sheikh Madrassah, Mui-Mubarak Madrassah), bazaar Chorsu, Amir Timur Square, Theatre Square, Independence Square, Monument of Courage and Memorial to the Victims of Repression.

Transfer to the airport

Late afternoon/ evening   departure flight

City Hotels 

Old Khiva/ Arqanchi


Kabir/ Kavsar/ Fatima


Zilol Baht/ Malika Classic


Uzbekistan/ Shodlik



Price per person

2 pax

$ 780

4 -6 pax $ 675
Single supplement + $ 110
Tour Price includes:

– Letter of invitation (if necessary) for Uzbekistan visa;
– Transportation throughout the tour, including transfers airport – hotel – airport;
– Accommodation in the hotels on double/twin sharing rooms based on breakfasts;
– Sightseeing tours with local English speaking guides (5 excursions);
– Entrance fees to the museums, mausoleums and other sites;
– Train ticket Tashkent – Samarkand, economy class;

– Dinner with folklore show program at Nodir Devan Begi Madrassah in Bukhara;
–  English speaking staff provided from our company to accompany the group during entire itinerary if the group is minimum of 6 people and up.


Tour Price does not include:

– Uzbekistan tourist visa fee paid at the embassy/consulate of Uzbekistan or at the Tashkent International Airport;
– International air tickets to/from Tashkent;

– Air ticket for the domestic flight from Tashkent to Urgench (130 USD per person);
– Fees for the use of photo/video cameras charged separately at monuments and museums;
– Personal insurance;
– Lunches and dinners (except one dinner in Bukhara with folk show);
– Luggage handling at the airports and hotels;
– Tips for porters, guides and drivers.


Hotels and Accommodation:
Accommodation on this tour will be arranged in the hotels that are equal to 3 star category. The hotels chosen for the tour feature double/twin sharing and single occupancy rooms with all necessary room facilities like air-conditioning, bathroom with bathtub or shower, refrigerator, satellite  TV and IDD telephone (at least at the reception desk). The price of the tour is quoted based on double/twin sharing accommodation and single room supplement is paid separately as shown above (please see the above mentioned prices).

Transportation service is fully included from the very beginning till the end of the tour.
And type of vehicle varies depending on the number of people in the group:
– a minivan with 14 seats for a group up to 8 people;
– a minibus with 20 seats for a group up to 12 people.

Only breakfasts are included throughout. We keep lunches and dinners excluded guessing that you might opt just for a snack or light meal, or even people sometimes don’t have any meal in the daytime having a great dinner instead. So, meals are optional on the tour.

English speaking local guides will provide sightseeing tours in each city as specified in the itinerary program. In case the group size is at least 6 and more people, then an English speaking tour leader will be provided who will be accompanying the group and arranging all  activities like sightseeing tours, hotel check-in, meals (if needed) and etc.


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