In 1991 Uzbekistan emerged as a sovereign country after more than a century of Soviet rule. Positioned on the ancient Great Silk Road between Europe and Asia, majestic cities such as Bukhara and Samarkand, famed for their architectural opulence, once flourished as trade and cultural centres. The capital Tashkent is the most cosmopolitan city in Uzbekistan, noted for its tree lined streets, numerous fountains, and parks. Uzbekistan has a wealth of history and sights for all visitors from the Kyzyl Kum Desert to the historical influences of the Silk Road which made this Central Asian region a major centre for trade and a melting pot of nations.
Private & group tours
All our private tours are fully flexible and can be tailor-made to your requirements.
The tours featured below are privately-guided with an English-speaking driver/guide. Prices include taxes, transfers, entrance fees and hotels with meal plans and flights as specified in the tour details.
We also offer a guaranteed departure 7-day group tour leaving London on Tuesdays. For more details, please click here.
Uzbekistan Discovered Tour
This popular itinerary covers all the highlights of Uzbekistan including the citadel of Khiva and the beautiful iconic architecture of Samarkand. This signature tour introduces the country with time in Tashkent before exploring the great sites and cities of Uzbekistan and the Silk Route and travelling across the Kyzyl Kum Desert to the ancient city of Bukhara. The tour ends with a trip on the train from Samarkand back to Tashkent.
Uzbekistan Compact Tour
Many of Uzbekistan’s cities were considered oases along The Great Silk Road linking eastern civilizations to the developing western civilizations. This short introductory tour visits two of the most famous of these, Samarkand and Bukhara, as well as the capital Tashkent, and will give you the flavour of ancient Central Asia. If you wish to include Khiva, this itinerary can be extended by three days as per our Uzbekistan Discovered Tour.
Pearls of Uzbekistan
Tour the great sites and cities of Uzbekistan and follow the Silk Route visiting Tashkent, Termez, Samarkand, Shakhrisabz, Bukhara, Khiva , Nukus, Muynak (optional extension) and Fergana. This is a tour that immerses the traveller into the culture and history of the Uzbek people, experiencing the everyday working life, the markets, shopping, eating and living.
Silk Road Safari
This busy tour takes you on an adventure across the boundless deserts, immense steppes, little oases, beautiful mountain ranges, the dried seabed of the Aral Sea, local villages and national settlements. You also visit the pearls of Uzbekistan – ancient cities Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Shakhrisabz, included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Highlights Group tour
This guaranteed departure group tour offers an introduction to the main sights of Uzbekistan, including the wonderful architecture of Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand. Departures from London on Tuesdays on 24th March, 14th April, 26th May, 9th June, 28th July, 11th August, 1st September, 27th October and 17th November 2020 (subject to flight availability).
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