The Pearl of Sheherazade’s Tales: Uzbekistan

Famous Objects of UNESCO World Heritage in Samarkand, Shakhrisabz, Bukhara and Khiva


Countries: Uzbekistan
Tour length: 7 days / 6 nights
Itinerary: Tashkent – Samarkand Shakhrisabz  – BukharaKhivaUrgenchTashkent

Выходные в Узбекистане

During this fascinating Uzbekistan tour you will discover the history and culture of Uzbekistan and its world-famous ancient cities of Samarkand, Shakhrisabz, Bukhara, and Khiva. These cities, historical and cultural reserves boasting colossal architectural masterpieces of the Tamerlane time and earlier historical periods, are UNESCO World Heritage sites and still keep traces and legacies of the Silk Road.

You will see the most exciting Uzbekistan’s highlights and monuments dating from different times. During this tour to Uzbekistan you will also visit exotic bazaars, take part in a culinary master classes, taste delicious dishes of Uzbek cuisine, travel across impressive desert, and meet hospitable and charming locals.

Travel to Uzbekistan and explore the pearls of Shererazade’s Tales!
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Tour itinerary:
Day 1 Tashkent, arrival.
Arrilval in Tashkent early in the morning. Meet at the airport and further transfer to the hotel.
Accommodation, rest and breakfast.
10:00 Meet the guide and start the sightseeing tour. Tashkent is the flavorful capital of Uzbekistan: it carries in itself both the modern infrastructure and the preserved cozy Old Town. Today we will visit Khast-Imam Square, Barak-Khan Madrasah, Kafal-al-Shashi Mausoleum, Kukeldash Madrasah, the oldest bazaar of Tashkent “Chorsu”.
After lunchtime visiting Museum of Applied Arts, Independence Square and Amir Temur Square.
Return to the hotel in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.

Meals: breakfast.

Самарканд, Узбекистан

Day 2 Tashkent – Samarkand by train, 2 hours.
Breakfast at the hotel.
07:00 Transfer to the railway station.
08:00-10:10 Transfer to Samarkand train.
On arrival in Samarkand - start the city tour. Sightseeing in Samarkand includes 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.
Dinner at a local national house, a culinary master class and tasting of manti - an authentic Uzbek dish that has the form of large dumplings filled with meat and steamed in a special pot.

Meals: breakfast, dinner.
Overnight at the hotel.

Регистан. Самарканд, Узбекистан

Day 3 Samarkand, trip to Shakhrisabz by road, 90 km.
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning transfer to the home town of Tamerlane - Shakhrisabz.
On arrival - sightseeing tour in the city that gave a birth to the great Amir Temur. Visit Ak Saray Palace, Dorus Saodat Complex, Dorut Tillavat Madrasah, Kok Gumbaz Mosque.
After lunchtime return to Samarkand.
In Samarkand we will have some more time to explore the local Siab bazaar and Saint Daniel’s tomb.
20:30 Transfer to the railway station.
21:43-23:23 Transfer to Bukhara by train.
On arrival - transfer to the hotel and rest. Accommodation at the hotel and rest.

Meals: breakfast, dinner.
Overnight in Bukhara.

Бухара, Узбекистан. Туры в Узбекистан

Day 4 Bukhara.
Breakfast at the hotel. Start of the sightseeing tour in Bukhara upon arrival. Visit of the following sites: Ismail Samani Mausoleum, Chashma Ayub Mausoleum, local bazaar, Bolo Khauz Mosque, Ark Citadel with Zindan prison, Po-i-Kalyan Complex (Kalyan Minaret and others), Miri Arab madrassa, Magoki Attori Mosque and Ulugbek Madrasah.
After sightseeing - dinner at a beautiful restaurant with a folklore show.

Meals: breakfast, dinner.
Overnight at the hotel.

Узбекские фрукты. Фрукты и овощи в Узбекистане. Базар Чорсу в Ташкенте. Базары Узбекистана. Туры в Узбекистан

Day 5 Bukhara – Khiva (440 km, 7-8 hrs).
Transfer across the famous Kyzyl-Kum desert and along the Amudarya River to Khiva. Arrival in Khiva. Leisure time. Visiting the souvenir shops and workshops.

Meals: breakfast.
Overnight at the hotel.

Узбекские фрукты. Фрукты и овощи в Узбекистане. Базар Чорсу в Ташкенте. Базары Узбекистана. Туры в Узбекистан

Day 6 Khiva - Urgench by road, 35 km
Urgench - Tashkent by evening flight.

Khiva, which is more than 2500 years old, is a museum-like city of the ancient Khwarazm, colorful and barely touched by humans, it is a true example of a medieval city in Middle East.
Sightseeing in Khiva (Ichan-Kala historical inner city) will include today: Pakhlavan Mahmoud Complex, Kunya-Ark Fortress, Islam Hajji Madrasah & Minaret, Tash Khauli Alakuli Khan Palace, Juma Mosque, Muhammadaminkhan Minaret & Madrasah.
Transfer to the airport in Urgench in the evening. Departure to Tashkent. On arrival - transfer to the hotel, accommodation and rest.

Meals: breakfast.

Узбекские фрукты. Фрукты и овощи в Узбекистане. Базар Чорсу в Ташкенте. Базары Узбекистана. Туры в Узбекистан

Day 7 Tashkent, departure.
Morning transfer to the international airport.
Departure from Tashkent.

Meals: breakfast.

Узбекские фрукты. Фрукты и овощи в Узбекистане. Базар Чорсу в Ташкенте. Базары Узбекистана. Туры в Узбекистан

Cost of the tour in USD per person, season 2024:

Group 1 pax 2-3 pax 4-5 pax 6-7 pax 8-9 pax 10-11 pax Supplement for single accommodation
Hotel 3* 1715 USD 995 USD 805 USD 755 USD 765 USD 755 USD +150 USD
Hotel 4* 2045 USD 1250 USD 1075 USD 1025 USD 1035 USD 1035 USD +200 USD

Tour price includes:

  • Accommodation at the hotels, mentioned below, or in similar, but of the same category in double/twin rooms with breakfasts, including early check in on day 1 in Tashkent; check-in at other hotels - at 14:00; check-out - at 12:00;
  • Meals - breakfasts at the hotels, 2 dinners according to the program;
  • Services of English-speaking guide;
  • Entrance fees to the monuments and museums listed above;
  • Comfortable air-conditioned transportation throughout the tour, including ‘airport-hotel-airport” transfers;
  • Railway transfer from Tashkent to Samarkand and from Samarkand to Bukhara on a high-speed train (economy class);
  • Flight ticket from Urgench to Tashkent (economy class);
  • Bottled mineral water per day/per person.

Tour price does not include:

  • The cost of international flights;
  • Meals not mentioned above;
  • Medical expenses and insurance;
  • Porters at the railway stations and airports
  • Tips and gratitudes;
  • Visa fees

This tour comes with the following accommodation:

Location Hotels 3* Hotels 4*
Tashkent Huvaydo Hotel 3*  or similar Panarams 4*  or similar
Samarkand Arba Hotel 3* or similar Zarafshon Parkside Hotel 4* or similar
Bukhara Rangrez Hotel 3* or similar Paradise Plaza Hotel 4* or similar
Khiva Arkanchi Hotel 3* or similar Asia Khiva 4* or similar

During the tour the following types of transport will be provided depending on the number of people in a group:

Uzbekistan and other countries Venicle
Group 1-2 pax "Chevrolet Lacetti" or similar
Group of 4 pax Hyundai Starex minivan or similar
Group 6-8 pax "King Long" or similar
Group 9-15 pax "Eurise" or similar



Visa to Uzbekistan Visa to Kyrgyzstan Visa to Turkmenistan Visa to Kazakhstan Visa to Tajikistan

Visa to Uzbekistan

Visa-free regime for up to 60 days has been established  for citizens of countries below:

  • Azerbaijan
  • Armenia
  • Belarus
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Moldova
  • Russia
  • Ukraine


Frequently Asked Questions


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Preparation for the tour and general information:

    1.Why should I go to Uzbekistan?

    2.When is it better to come to Uzbekistan?

    3.Do I need to apply for insurance?

    4.Do I need to get any vaccinations before my trip?

    5.What is the time zone in Uzbekistan?

    6.What language is spoken in Uzbekistan?


Visa, customs, documents:

    7. Do I need a visa to Uzbekistan?

    8. How much foreign currency is allowed to be imported into Uzbekistan? And exported?

    9. How many alcoholic beverages can be imported?

    10. What medicine should I bring with me? What are the rules for importing medicines?

    11. Do I need to issue any important documents upon arrival?

    12. What if I have a child with me?



    13. What currency is used in Uzbekistan?

    14. Where can I change my currency? Are there any nuances?

    15. How much cash do I need to have with me – for food, entrance fees, souvenirs and other additional expenses?

    16. Can I pay with a bank card or is it better to pay cash in Uzbekistan?


Organizational issues and transport:

    17. Where does the program start from?

    18. If I arrive at night or early in the morning on the first day of the tour, will I be met at the airport? The tour says that check-in at the hotel after 14: 00 - will I have to wait at the airport?

    19. Who and where will meet us at the airport? When will we meet the guide?

    20. What kind of transport will we use during the tour?

    21. We have railway crossings on our tours, who will give us train tickets and when?

    22. We want to independently move between cities and book hotel rooms ourselves. Can we only join city tours?


Group tour:

    23. What if the group is not complete enough?

    24. Can I take children with me on the group tour?

    25. Can I book an extra night at the hotel before or after the group program? In this case, what about the transfer to the airport?

    26. If I arrive on my own a few days before the start of the group program, can I cancel the airport-hotel transfer on arrival? Will the tour cost be recalculated?


Weather, clothing and footwear:

    27. What do I need to know about the weather and climate in Uzbekistan?

    28. Are there strict rules regarding clothing?

    29. What kind of clothes and shoes should I bring with me?


Nutrition and health:

    30. What will we eat during the tour?

    31. What dishes should I definitely try in Uzbekistan?

    32. What about the water? Is it possible to drink tap water?

    33. Where I can buy alcohol?


Culture and security:

    34. Is it safe in your country?

    35. Can I take photos/videos everywhere?

    36. Are there any national peculiarities that I should be aware of?

    37. How to behave in religious places? Tips for tourists: rules for visiting Muslim shrines.


Internet, mobile communication:

    38. Is there internet in hotels?

    39. Where and how can I buy a local SIM card to have mobile internet?


Shopping and souvenirs:

    40. What is recommended to bring home from Uzbekistan?

    41. Where and what to buy?

Photos of the tour:

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Our video gallery:

Traditional cuisine of Central Asia
Cuisine of Central Asia
Pilafs in Tashkent
Pilafs in Tashkent
Wine-Making in Uzbekistan
Wine-Making in Uzbekistan
Uzbek fruit and vegetables
Uzbek Fruit and Vegetables

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