Uzbekistan UNESCO Sites Tour from Italy

Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent

Uzbekistan UNESCO Sites Tour from Italy is an excellent 7-day tour, created taking into account flights from Milan to Uzbekistan. In just a few hours, you will be transported from Milan to the world of an oriental fairy tale, starting your journey with a visit to Khiva, a small fortified city, inside which a large number of mosques, madrasahs, and minarets are concentrated. You can even climb one of the minarets to enjoy the panorama of the city. Then you will go to ancient Bukhara, where amazing architectural masterpieces of the Eastern Middle Ages are located in the old part of the city: the huge Kalyan mosque, the Kalyan minaret, the Ark fortress, the Chor-Minor madrasah and other monuments included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here you will cross the equator of your tour and go to the famous city of Samarkand, which is distinguished by its monumental madrasahs and mausoleums. The most beautiful monuments are located in this city - on the outside they are decorated with blue ceramics, and inside they are covered with gilded ornaments. And the end of your amazing trip to Uzbekistan from Italy will be a trip to Tashkent - the modern capital of the country. In Tashkent, you will see a real mix of architecture: there will be already familiar oriental forms of the Khast-Imam complex, the architecture of the Soviet era, and modern complexes of the 21st century made of glass and concrete. This is where your Uzbekistan UNESCO Sites Tour will end, and you will go home to Italy by flight Tashkent-Milan, taking with you a lot of vivid impressions, photos, and souvenirs.

Early morning flight HY256 arrives from Milan, after landing in Urgench airport, your driver will take you to the hotel in Khiva (35 km, 45min). Arrive to hotel, breakfast and check-in begins at noon. Free day to discover Itchan-Kala the UNESCO world heritage site. All monuments are near each other and in walking distance. Overnight in Khiva.
Optional Khiva walking tour: Your guide will meet you at the hotel to begin your walking tour of Khiva, the “Museum Under the Open Sky”: Kunya-Ark Fortress, Kalta Minor Tower, Muhammad Amin-Khan and Muhammad Rahim-Khan Madrasah, Juma Mosque, Tash-Hauli Palace, Necropolis of Pahlavan Mahmud, Minaret and madrasah of Islam Khodja.
Tour duration: 6 hours
Begin the second day of your Uzbekistan UNESCO Sites Tour from Italy with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Head to the railway station to take the train to Bukhara (480km, app.7hrs). Arrive in Bukhara, and transfer to your hotel in the Old City, the heart of Bukhara. Overnight in Bukhara.
Optional Activity: Nodir Devon Begi evening folk-show includes local dances, colorful costumes, a traditional band and even an Uzbek fashion show and dinner. (App. 20 USD)

After a leisurely breakfast, explore Bukhara on a walking tour with local guide, the most impressive sights of Bukhara’s Old City. It is about 3km from staring point to finish, you will have coffeehouse where you can enjoy and feel the atmosphere. Visit the following in your Italy to Uzbekistan Tour:

  • Lyabi-Hauz ensemble holding the largest artificial reservoir of medieval Bukhara (14th-17th centuries). This ensemble includes some of the largest madrasahs in the city: the Khanaka Madrasah, Kukeldash Madrasah and Nadir Divan Beghi Madrasah (all 16th century);
  • Magoki-Attori Mosque, the oldest mosque in Bukhara (12th century);
  • Four Trade Domes (15th-16th centuries), which still house local handicrafts for sale;
  • Poi Kalyan Ensemble (12th-16th centuries), consisting of the Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque, Amir-Alimkhan Madrasah and Miri-Arab Madrasah;
  • Ulugbek Madrasah (15th century) and Abdulazizkhan Madrasah (17th century), relatively untouched yet impressive religious schools;
  • Ark Fortress (4th century), the ancient center of Bukharan statehood and currently home to a small museum;
  • Bolo-Khauz Complex, consisting of an artfully decorated 18th century mosque, a minaret and reservoirs that once provided water for the entire city;
  • Samanids Mausoleum (9th-10th centuries), believed to be the most ancient brick building in Central Asia.
Overnight in Bukhara.
Tour duration: 6-7 hours
After breakfast at the hotel, free time to explore Bukhara in your Uzbekistan UNESCO Sites Tour from Italy. Checking out of the hotel at noon. Transfer in the afternoon to the train station for the Bukhara-Samarkand bullet train (280 km, 2-3hrs).
Arrive in the historical town of Samarkand, seat of Tamerlane’s ancient empire and a crossroads of the world's cultures. Transfer to the Samarkand hotel, followed by free time to rest. Overnight in Samarkand.

Breakfast at the hotel, on the fifth day of your Uzbekistan UNESCO Sites Tour from Italy. Beginning your private tour of Samarkand to the following sites:

  • Gur Emir, the imposing burial site of Tamerlane and Mirzo Ulugbek;
  • Registan Square, the commercial center of Samarkand for centuries and Samarkand’s most famous site today. The square includes three madrasahs: Ulugbek Madrasah (15th century), Sher-Dor Madrasah (17th century) and Tilla-Kori Madrasah (17th century);
  • Bibi Khanum Mosque, built by Tamerlane for his favorite wife;
  • Siab Bazaar, a multi-level complex where you can shop for souvenirs and sample sweets, fruits and Samarkand’s famous bread;
  • Shakhi-Zinda, a burial complex built between the 9th-14th centuries. Climb the blue-domed path and explore more than 20 small mausoleums that line the broad alleyway;
  • Ulugbek Observatory, where you can see the remains of a 14th-15th century sextant and tour the Ulugbek Museum.
Overnight in Samarkand.
Tour duration: 6-7 hours
After breakfast, free time to discover Samarkand during your Italy to Uzbekistan holiday package before checking out of the hotel at noon.
Transfer to the railway station to catch the afternoon train to Tashkent (330km, 2-3hrs). You’ll be met at the Tashkent station and taken to the hotel. Overnight in Tashkent.

In the morning breakfast and check-out. Your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel to begin your private Tashkent city tour which include:

  • Excursion to the Old City, including the Khazret-Imam Architectural Complex, which holds the oldest known Quran in the world. Also on site are the Madrasah of Barak-Khan (16th century), Tillya-Sheykh Mosque, Juma Mosque and Mausoleum of Saint Abu Bakr Kaffal Shashi (all 15th century);
  • Visit to Chorsu Bazaar, Tashkent’s most well-established bazaar that includes a large selection of traditional Uzbek ceramics, jewelry, handbags, garments and more;
  • Drive through Amir Timur Square and Independence Square, including the touching Mourning Mother Monument;
  • Pass Drive to the Sacred Heart Cathedral, a 20th-century Roman Catholic Church with beautiful stained-glass windows and Gothic-style architecture;
  • Tour of the Applied Arts Museum, an informative collection of Uzbekistan’s finest handicrafts housed in an ornately decorated villa.
In the afternoon transfer to Tashkent International Airport. Take a flight from Tashkent to Milan. End of Uzbekistan UNESCO Sites Tour from Italy.
Tour duration: 4 hours

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  • Accommodation based on double/twin room with breakfasts, 6 nights;
  • Transfers including airport pick-ups and drop-offs;
  • Transfers including train station pick-ups and drop-offs;
  • Transfers during city tour on 5 and 7 days;
  • Sightseeing city tour with local guide on 3, 5 and 7 days;
  • Khiva to Bukhara train ticket, compartment class (4 beds in coupe);
  • Bukhara to Samarkand and Samarkand to Tashkent train ticket, economy class;
  • Your Uzbekistan UNESCO Sites Tour from Italy includes VAT tax 12%.
  • Tour guide to accompany travelers for the full duration of the tour;
  • International flight tickets before and after the tour;
  • Entrance tickets to the museums, mausoleums and sights;
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Tips are not included (driver, guide, porter);
  • Full board (lunches and dinners);
  • Travel insurance;
  • All other charges and services not mentioned under “Inclusions”.


Get discounts for Uzbekistan UNESCO Sites Tour from Italy price during mid and off seasons:

  • Uzbekistan UNESCO Sites Tour from Italy Price for March with 5% discount;
  • Uzbekistan UNESCO Sites Tour from Italy Price for November, December, January and February with 10% discount.

Good to Know before traveling Uzbekistan UNESCO Sites Tour from Italy

It is good to know general facts of the country before you travel on your Uzbekistan UNESCO Sites Tour from Italy, it will help to understand culture and discover the country.

  • Capital: Tashkent
  • Area: 447,400 square meters. km
  • Population: 35 million people.
  • Languages: Uzbek (state language), Russian (international, in large cities), Tajik (in Samarkand and Bukhara)
  • Religion: Islam - 89%, Christianity - 8%, other religions - 3%
  • Electricity: 220V AC, 50 A; standard double plug socket.
  • Time zone: + 5 hours
  • International dialing code: +998

Uzbekistan's local currency is “SUM”. During your Uzbekistan UNESCO Sites Tour from Italy, you can pay for services and meals in local money. Here are some exchange rates:

  • 1 USD = 12350 sum
  • 1 EURO = 13650 sum
  • 1 GBP = 15700 sum
*information update on January 2024.

To confirm your booking for the Uzbekistan UNESCO Sites Tour from Italy, we require prepayment. It can be made online with VISA/Master cards or by bank transfer.

In case the Customer requests cancellation of the tour:

  • in case of cancellation of the tour 30 or more, the deposit payment;
  • in case of cancellation of the tour 15 to 29 days, 30% of the tour;
  • in case of cancellation of the tour 7 to 14 days, 50% of the tour;
  • in case of cancellation of the tour 6 or fewer days, 80% of the tour.

Please contact your private travel agent and get a flexible cancellation policy.

Travel insurance is compulsory for all tour participants. At the time of booking, each traveller must arrange his or her own insurance with a reputable insurer. This insurance should provide comprehensive coverage for the full duration of the Uzbekistan UNESCO Sites Tour from Italy, including coverage for personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, loss of luggage, and expenses associated with the cancellation or curtailment of a tour. We recommend you arrange your insurance through a company in your home country, to make it easier if you need to make a claim.

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