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Ultimate Uzbekistan

13 days Fully Inclusive Classic Group Tour

Ultimate Uzbekistan

Enjoy this in-depth tour throughout Uzbekistan, famous for its ancient cities, beautiful mosques and mausoleums, as you travel the ancient trade route - the Silk Road. This journey takes you through nature where you'll discover beautiful rivers and lakes, mountains and architectural wonders.

  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 10 , Lunches: 10 , Dinners: 10
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    10 nights in 3+/4 star accommodation
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 28
  • Physical Rating 1
    A reasonable level of fitness is required but it's more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.
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    Walking, some steps and time on your feet.
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Classic Group Tour
13 DAYS
From $9,080PP
Tashkent (1N+1N) - Nukus (1N) - Khiva (2N) - Bukhara (2N) - Samarkand (3N)
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Tour Highlights

Our Ultimate Uzbekistan tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Day by Day Itinerary

Tashkent (1N+1N) - Nukus (1N) - Khiva (2N) - Bukhara (2N) - Samarkand (3N)
  • Days 1-2
    Fly Overnight To Tashkent
    Lunch, Dinner
    DAYS 1-2: Fly Overnight To Tashkent

    Fly overnight via Dubai to Tashkent. This afternoon you will explore the capital visiting the old town, Barak Khana Seminary, Tila Shaikh mosque and the archives known for the rare copy of the Quran. Later, continue to Chorsu bazaar, the oldest market in Tashkent and Kukeldash Madrassah.

    Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3
    Discover Nukus
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 3: Discover Nukus

    This morning you will fly to Nukus where the day's highlight is the Igor Savitsky Museum, home to the finest collection of Soviet avant-garde art, gaining insight into Central Asia's unique cultural heritage. Also, visit the ancient city of Mizdahkan - an Islamic complex offering monuments located on three hills.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4
    Nukus To Khiva
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 4: Nukus To Khiva

    Today, drive 200 kilometres to Khiva, visiting ancient fortresses en route. Chalpik Kala, also known as the Tower of Silence, Kizil Kala Fortress and Toprak Kala Fortress – an excavated town considered to be one of the most important monuments on Khorezm. You'll also get to explore Ayaz Kala, one of the biggest complexes in Karakalpakstan, comprising three fortresses.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5
    Khiva
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 5: Khiva

    Today, you'll set out on foot taking in all the major sights of the Ichan Kala, the citadel, seeing the Kalta Minor minaret, the Kunya Ark, Madrassah Rakhimkhon and Mausoleum of Pakhlavan Makhmud. In the afternoon you will continue, visiting the Friday mosque and Tashauli Palace, including the harem.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6
    Khiva - Bukhara
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 6: Khiva - Bukhara

    Set off today for Bukhara, taking a long drive across the famous Kyzyl Kum desert. The Great Silk Road once ran a similar route that you will be traversing today. There will be several photo opportunities along the way as well as a stop along the banks of the Amudarya River. Your journey today will take approximately seven hours.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7
    Bukhara
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 7: Bukhara

    Begin your full day touring of this incredible city, home to hundreds of registered monuments. The main highlights will include Lab-i-khauz – modern centre of traditional Uzbekistan, Madrassah Nadirkhon Devanbegi, Khanaga, and Mogaki Attari mosque. After lunch, visit Ark Fortress, Bolo Hauz mosque and see the locals doing block printing, metal chasing, suzani embroidery as well as carving.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8
    Bukhara To Samarkand By Train
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 8: Bukhara To Samarkand By Train

    Visit Sitora-i-Mokhikhosa, the summer residence of the former emir of Bukhara, and then visit Bahauddin Naqshbandi – the memorial complex of famous Sufi, spiritual leaders of this region. In the afternoon you'll make your way to the train station for your journey to Samarkand.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9
    Samarkand
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 9: Samarkand

    Today you will explore one of the oldest existing cities in the world and the oldest in Central Asia. You'll visit Registan Square which was the heart of Samarkand, and the beautiful madrassahs of Ulug-Bek built in the 15th century, Tillya-Kori built in the 17th century and Gur Emir the mausoleum of Great Tamerlane. Later you will enjoy a wander through the Silk Road bazaar.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10
    Shakhrisabz
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 10: Shakhrisabz

    Travel two hours to Shakhrisabz, the birthplace of the Great Amir Timur where you will explore sites such as Ak-Sarai Palace, Dorus Tilavat cemetery and Kok-Gumbas Mosque. This is a small, traditional city lying 80 kilometres south of Samarkand.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11
    Samarkand To Tashkent
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 11: Samarkand To Tashkent

    Exploring today begins with a visit to Ulugbek's observatory followed by a visit to the ancient settlement of Afrosiab situated in the hills. You will have some leisure time in Samarkand before transferring to the train station, heading back to Tashkent.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Days 12-13
    Fly To Australia
    Breakfast
    DAYS 12-13: Fly To Australia

    Fly to Australia via Dubai, arriving home the following day.

    Breakfast
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Accommodation

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

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When to go

City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Khiva
  • -7
    2
    -2
  • 9
  • Samarkand
  • -2
    7
    3
  • 41
  • Tashkent
  • -2
    7
    3
  • 58
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Khiva
  • -6
    5
    0
  • 8
  • Samarkand
  • 0
    9
    4
  • 46
  • Tashkent
  • 0
    9
    5
  • 57
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Khiva
  • 1
    13
    7
  • 18
  • Samarkand
  • 4
    14
    9
  • 69
  • Tashkent
  • 5
    15
    10
  • 65
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Khiva
  • 9
    22
    16
  • 18
  • Samarkand
  • 9
    21
    15
  • 60
  • Tashkent
  • 10
    22
    16
  • 60
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Khiva
  • 15
    30
    22
  • 11
  • Samarkand
  • 14
    26
    20
  • 36
  • Tashkent
  • 14
    28
    21
  • 41
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Khiva
  • 19
    35
    27
  • 3
  • Samarkand
  • 17
    32
    25
  • 6
  • Tashkent
  • 18
    33
    26
  • 11
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Khiva
  • 22
    37
    30
  • 3
  • Samarkand
  • 19
    34
    26
  • 4
  • Tashkent
  • 20
    36
    28
  • 4
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Khiva
  • 19
    34
    26
  • 1
  • Samarkand
  • 17
    33
    25
  • 1
  • Tashkent
  • 18
    35
    26
  • 2
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Khiva
  • 13
    29
    21
  • 1
  • Samarkand
  • 13
    28
    20
  • 4
  • Tashkent
  • 13
    29
    21
  • 6
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Khiva
  • 5
    20
    12
  • 5
  • Samarkand
  • 7
    22
    14
  • 17
  • Tashkent
  • 8
    22
    15
  • 29
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Khiva
  • 1
    12
    6
  • 9
  • Samarkand
  • 3
    15
    9
  • 34
  • Tashkent
  • 4
    15
    10
  • 41
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Khiva
  • -4
    5
    0
  • 13
  • Samarkand
  • 0
    9
    4
  • 47
  • Tashkent
  • 0
    9
    4
  • 54

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    • Flight Inclusive rates only: These include airline fuel surcharge and taxes. Correct as of 1 August 2023. Please note supplements may apply if lead in economy rates are not available.
    • Customary tipping amount approximately US$100pp (AU$149pp) is paid locally in Uzbekistan.
    • Depending on airline schedules, you may depart and/or arrive on Day 2. Extra nights' accommodation (pre or post tour) or stopovers may be required at an additional cost.
    • Flight Inclusive rates only: Based on departures from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth. Departures from other cities and flight upgrades available on request.
    • Price listed is based on new bookings only

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    • International flights and current taxes (excluded if a land only option is selected)
    • All Meals (refer to itinerary)
    • Domestic transportation
    • Touring with guides and entrance fees
    • 3 - 4 star accommodation

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