Silk Road of Uzbekistan Tour

Silk Road of Uzbekistan Tour

Silk Road of Uzbekistan Tour


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Discover the Great Silk Road history of the cities of Uzbekistan

Let your mind be blown by Tashkent, a bustling capital city influenced by many countries and cultures.

Stroll streets over 2,200 years old as you visit sites that travellers on the Silk Road once visited themselves.

Discover the architecture, culture, and food that stems from Uzbekistan’s one of a kind past.

Meet the locals, making connections in a country largely unexplored by international tourism.

The Silk Road passed through Uzbekistan many years ago, but its history and cultural influence still stand in a country lesser known to international tourism. The Silk Road of Uzbekistan tour is a fascinating deep-dive into the rich culture of this place.

Land in the bustling center of Tashkent, a city influenced by a long list of countries and cultures. Walk down streets over 2,200 years old that Silk Road traders walked themselves, visiting with the shopowners and locals who will no doubt be interested to meet you. Stellar architecture, unique cuisine, and a tapestry of cultures have merged here to create a place perfect for the off-the-beaten-path traveller. Come discover it for yourself!

The Silk Road of Uzbekistan Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival and Tashkent Historical City Tour

Arrive in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. You’ll have lunch in the city and then an afternoon city tour with local guide. See the old part of the city, the architectural complex of Khazret-Imam, Barak-Khan Madrasah (16th c.), the Kaffal-Shashi mausoleum (15th c.), Kukeldash Madrasah (16th c.), the Juma mosque (9th c.), and the Chorsu oriental bazaar.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Tashkent

Day 2 Flight to Urgench – Khiva and City Tour

Fly to Urgench, the administrative centre of the Khorezm region. You’ll then transfer to Khiva, the "museum under the open sky" of Central Asia that has been completely preserved up to the present day. Your hotel will be in or near Ichan-Qala, the historical center of Khiva, which has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Take a city tour around the architectural complex of Ichan-Qala, Kunya-Ark khan's castle, the inner citadel of Ichan-Qala (16-17th c.), the Djuma Mosque with 220 wooden columns, and more. You’ll eat lunch at a local restaurant and then tour Khiva, seeing the Tash-Hauli, Ak Mosque (White Mosque) the necropolis of Pahlavan Mahmud, and the tallest observation point in town.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Khiva

Day 3 Transfer from Khiva to Bukhara and Picnic at Oxus River

Overnight Location: Hotel in Bukhara

Breakfast, lunch

Day 4 Historical Tour in Bukhara

Today is a full sightseeing tour of Bukhara. You’ll eat lunch at local restaurant at the ARK Fortress, which, in the Middle Ages, was a whole town. Visit the Madrassah Chor Minor (19 c.), a tiny madrasah with four different minarets, and then a national museum named after merchant F. Khodjaev that offers tea-drinking and a demonstration of national clothing.

In the evening, you can stroll the shops, drink some tea, and continue seeing the sights of Bukhara.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Bukhara

Day 5 Moving to Samarkand and Ceramist Workshop

After breakfast, you will drive to Samarkand. On the road, stop in Guijduvan to visit the famous ceramics workshop of Abdullo Narzullaev. After lunch in a local restaurant in Samarkand, you’ll have a half-day tour of the city, visiting the mausoleum of Tamerlane - Guri Emir

Overnight Location
Hotel in Samarkand

Day 6 Sightseeing in Samarkand and Transfer to Tashkent

Meet your guide and driver for today’s city tour. Visit spectacular Registan Square, the remains of Bibi-Khanum Mosque, the Siob Bazaar, and the Shakhi Zinda Necropolis. Eat lunch at a local house in Samarkand. Continue sightseeing with Tamerlan’s tomb, the Ulugbek Observatory, and a drive to Konigil village to explore traditional way of making Samarkand paper from mulberry. You’ll enjoy free time with your car and driver at your disposal after the sightseeing tour.

In the evening, you’ll transfer to the railway station to take the high-speed train to Tashkent.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Tashkent
Breakfast, lunch

Day 7 Departure

Thoroughly acquainted with Uzbekistan, it’s time to head home. You’ll be taken to the airport to depart.

Overnight Location

Silk Road of Uzbekistan Tour Price and Dates

This guided tour of Uzbekistan is always run as a private tour for your group only and the price depends on the number of people in your group.

Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Groups of 4: $975USD per person

Please note that the pricing might change depending on the size of your group

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Accommodation on the Silk Road of Uzbekistan Tour

This tour is based in hotels. Hotels on this trip are mainly 3-star and offer modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant. Rooms may have fireplaces or access to amenities such as hot tubs, steam rooms, or private decks to lounge on.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement of $225USD to have a private room in a hotel where possible. Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

Night 1-6

Hotel rooms along Silk Road of Uzbekistan

Accommodations are in double hotel rooms as you travel between towns and cities.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Silk Road of Uzbekistan Tour?


6 breakfasts are included.


Accommodations for 6 nights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Airport transfer and transportation including local flights and train tickets in economy class are included. Flights to and from Uzbekistan are not included.

Also included

  • Guide services
  • All taxes

Not included

  • Entrance tickets to the museums, mausoleums, and other sights
  • Additional services in the hotels
  • Video and camera fees at museums, monuments
  • Special cultural programs including concerts, performances, etc
  • Insurance

Optional extras

  • Extra nights before or after the tour

Frequenty Asked Questions about Silk Road of Uzbekistan Tour

How hard is the Silk Road of Uzbekistan Tour?

We rate this tour as a 1/5. There will be light walking between points of interest each day, but this is a relaxed sightseeing tour.

When is the best time to travel to Uzbekistan for this tour?

The best time to travel to Uzbekistan for this tour is the spring (April-June) and the fall (September-October). Summer temperatures in the cities of Uzbekistan can be very hot.

Do I need a visa to travel to Uzbekistan?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Silk Road of Uzbekistan Tour?

6 breakfasts are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover the activities mentioned in this itinerary. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Tashkent to start this tour?

Fly into the Islam Karimov Tashkent International Airport (TAS). The city is served by several international airlines, but the national airline is JSC Uzbekistan Airways.

Is the Silk Road of Uzbekistan Tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English-speaking.

Where does the Silk Road of Uzbekistan Tour end?

The tour ends in Tashkent, where you will be taken to the airport.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Uzbekistan?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Uzbekistan?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.


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We rate this tour as a 1/5. There will be light walking between points of interest each day, but this is a relaxed sightseeing tour.

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