Uzbekistan Classic Tour

8
Days
Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand

On our Uzbekistan Classic Tour you can see for yourself why this country captures the heart of all who visit. This weeklong trip includes the best of Samarkand, Bukhara and Tashkent – Uzbekistan’s three most-visited cities – and a mountain excursion to visit Charvak Lake and hike in the pine forests of Ugam-Chatkal National Park.
Come explore the ruins of Old Bukhara, haggle for goods in Chorsu Bazaar, ride the epic Tashkent Metro and learn the legends of the magnificent and mysterious Gur Emir in Samarkand. Around every corner history, culture, exotic landscapes and many memories await you!

Arrive in Tashkent, Uzbekistan’s capital. Transfer to the hotel, where check-in begins at noon, and have a rest after your flight. Overnight in Tashkent.

After breakfast at the hotel, your guide and driver will pick you up to begin your Tashkent city tour. Your private tour will include:

Overnight in Tashkent.
Tour duration: 6 hours

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the railway station to take the morning train to Bukhara (580 km, 4hrs).
Arrive in Bukhara and transfer to your hotel in the Old City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
With your private local guide, enjoy a walking tour of the most impressive sights of Bukhara’s Old City:

Overnight in Bukhara.
Tour duration: 6-7 hours
After breakfast, free time to explore Bukhara before checking out of the hotel at noon.
Transfer in the afternoon to the train station for the Bukhara-Samarkand bullet train (280 km, 1.5hrs).
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 or explore the city. Overnight in Samarkand.

After breakfast, begin your private tour of Samarkand with an experienced local guide. Your tour will take you to the following places:

  • Gur Emir, the imposing burial site of Tamerlane and Mirzo Ulugbek;
  • Registan Square, the commercial center of Samarkand for centuries and Samarkand’s most celebrated site. The square includes 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 twenty small mausoleums that line the broad alleyway;
  • Ulugbek Observatory, where you can see the remains of a 14th-15th century sextant and tour Ulugbek Museum.
Overnight in Samarkand.
Tour duration: 6-7 hours
After breakfast, free time to explore Samarkand before checking out of the hotel at noon.
Transfer to the train station to take the late afternoon train to Tashkent (330 km, 2.5 hrs).
Arrive in Tashkent and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Tashkent.
After breakfast, depart Tashkent for Sukok, a small village located in Ugam-Chatkal National Park (60km, 1.5hrs). Sukok is famous for its pristine protected area, unique plants and coniferous trees. Take an easy 1.5-kilometer hike to soak in the cool air and scent of pine.
Continue to Charvak Lake (90km, 1hr, 45min), stopping for photos at the most scenic overlooks along the way. The drive will take you through picturesque villages, gardens plots and mountain streams. Arrive to Charvak Reservoir, where you will have some time to bask in the sun and soak up the magnificent view before continuing your trip. Drive down the well-known Serpentine Road to have a hot lunch at a local restaurant.
Return to Tashkent for drop-off at your hotel. Overnight in Tashkent.
Tour duration: 7-8 hours
Breakfast at the hotel followed by a free morning. Check out of the hotel by noon and transfer to the airport. End of Uzbekistan Classic Tour.
  • Airport and train station transfers;
  • Transportation during city tours in Samarkand and Tashkent;
  • Transportation for day trip to Sukok and Charvak Lake;
  • Accommodation in a double/twin room with breakfast (7 nights);
  • Guided sightseeing program with local guides in each city;
  • Economy-class tickets for train Tashkent-Bukhara, Bukhara-Samarkand and Samarkand-Tashkent trains.
  • Tour guide to accompany travelers for the full duration of the tour;
  • Letter of Invitation and consular fees for Uzbekistan tourist visa;
  • International flight tickets before and after the tour;
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Full board (lunches and dinners);
  • Entrance fees to the sights as per itinerary;
  • Travel insurance;
  • All other charges and services not mentioned under “Inclusions”.

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