Uzbekistan Highlights Tour

Uzbekistan Highlights Tour

Uzbekistan Highlights Tour


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This 7-day tour takes in all Uzbekistan has to offer

Explore the bustling city of Tashkent and its many historical and cultural highlights.

Travel to Khiva to experience the history and natural beauty that can be found there.

Visit the workshop of a master ceramicist and appreciate the expert craftsmanship.

Tour the legendary Silk Road city of Samarkand that evokes memories of an ancient time.

The Uzbekistan Highlights Tour covers the main cities of Uzbekistan, ensuring that you won’t miss out on any historic or cultural highlights. Travel back in time to the era when the Silk Road was at the height of its importance and spend countless hours meandering through the ancient streets and grand bazaars of legendary places like Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Gijduvan, and Samarkand.

While relatively few visitors discover Uzbekistan each year, it’s absolutely packed with sites and memories of its incredibly storied history. If you love historical sightseeing and want to experience the fascinating culture of Central Asia, then this tour will certainly not disappoint!

Uzbekistan Highlights Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival and City Tour in Tashkent

After your arrival at the Tashkent International Airport, you will meet your guides and transfer to your hotel to check-in. After, you will head out on an excursion in Tashkent, where you will visit a number of historical and cultural sites, such as the Hasti Imam complex, which includes the Muyi Muborak Library with real Holy Osman Koran, Barakhan Medresah and Kaffal Ash-Shashiy Mausoleum.

Your walking tour will begin from Chorsu bazaar, before taking you to Independence Square, the Romanov’s Palace, and the Alisher Navoi Theatre complex.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Tashkent

Day 2 Flight to Urgench and Walk Tour of Khiva

After an early breakfast, you will transfer to the domestic airport for a morning flight to Urgench. Upon arrival you will enjoy a walking tour of Khiva and its historic buildings.

In the afternoon, you will check into your hotel, followed by a visit to the Palvan- Darvaza Gate, Medrese of Abdulla-Khan, Minaret and Mosque of Khodja-Islam, Madrassah of Shergazi-Khan, and Mausoleum of Pakhlavan Makhmud.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Khiva

Day 3 Drive to Bukhara by Kizil-Kum Desert

Take some time to enjoy breakfast in the hotel before making the drive to Bukhara through the Kizil-Kum Desert. Along the way, you will stop near the banks of the Amudarya River for a scenic photo opportunity.

Upon your arrival in Bukhara, you will transfer to a hotel to settle into your overnight accommodations.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Bukhara

Day 4 Bukhara Excursion

After breakfast, you will have an action-packed day of excursions ahead of you in Bukhara. The itinerary includes Samanids’ Mausoleum, Chashmai Ayub Mausoleum, Bolo-Khovuz mosque, Ark Fortress, and the Poi-Kalyon complex. You will also visit the Ulugbek and Abdulaziz Khan madrassas, Magoki Attori mosque, Trade Domes (Toki-Zargaron, Toki-Telpakifurushon and Toki-Sarrofon), and Labi Khovuz complex. You will likely be tired after all the sightseeing, so settle into your hotel accommodation for the night.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Bukhara

Day 5 Drive to Samarkand and Gijduvan

Enjoy breakfast in the hotel before making the drive to Samarkand. On the way, you will stop at Gijduvan to visit the famous ceramicist Mr. Nazrullaev’s workshop, the Vabkent Minaret from the 11th century, the “Rabat Malik'' caravansary and the “Sardoba'' water reservoir in Karmana.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Samarkand
Breakfast, dinner

Day 6 Samarkand Excursion and Travel Back to Tashkent

After breakfast, you will have a full day of excursions in the legendary city of Samarkand. While out and about you will visit Afrosiyob Museum & hill, Observatory of Ulugbek, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, and Bibi-Khanum Mosque – the largest mosque in Central Asia. You will also have the chance to visit the oriental bazaar Siyab, Registan Square and the Guri-Emir mausoleum.

In the evening, you will take the Afrosiyob train to Tashkent, where you will transfer to your hotel for the night.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Tashkent

Day 7 Departure

Day 7 marks the end of your Uzbekistan Highlights Tour. In the morning, guests will transfer to the airport and depart.

Overnight Location

Uzbekistan Highlights Tour Price and Dates

Pricing for this guided sightseeing tour to Uzbekistan depends on the number of people traveling in your party.

Prices below are per person:

  • Guided group of 4: $925USD per person

*-Please note that the price depends on the size of your group. Please contact us to get the exact quote.

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Accommodation on the Uzbekistan Highlights Tour

This tour is based in hotels. Hotels on this trip are 3-star and offer modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant. Rooms may have 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 $190USD to have a private room in a hotel where possible. Please note that single rooms are only available in hotels.

Gabrielle International Hotel

This 3-star hotel features modern comforts in the heart of Tashkent. Complete with an on-site restaurant, fitness centre, bar, and lounge, this is a great place from which you can enjoy the city.

Orient Star Khiva Hotel

Located in Khiva, this hotel is located in the buildings of a former madrassa that dates back to the 19th Century. Modern amenities and historic charm characterize this hotel.

Lyabi-House Hotel

Situated in a charming old section of Bukhara, this hotel is loaded with historic charm to make for a unique experience.

Malika Prime

Situated conveniently in the legendary city of Samarkand, this hotel features modern amenities and serves as the perfect home base from which you can experience the surrounding area.

Gabrielle International Hotel

This 3-star hotel features modern comforts in the heart of Tashkent. Complete with an on-site restaurant, fitness centre, bar, and lounge, this is a great place from which you can enjoy the city.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Uzbekistan Highlights Tour?


6 breakfasts are included.


Accommodations for 7 nights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Vehicles and drivers for you and your luggage are provided throughout the tour. Transportation from and to the airport are also included. Air ticket to Urgench on Day 2 and train ticket to Tashkent from Samarkand on Day 6 are not included (but can be booked during the booking process) and you should budget around from 150 USD (economy class) to 245 USD (business class) for these.

Also Included

  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to sights and museums as per program
  • Map of Uzbekistan
  • Mineral water 1L per person daily
  • Ceramic souvenir
  • All applicable taxes within Uzbekistan
  • Modern vehicle with A/C

Not included

  • Photo/video fees in museums and sights
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • All types of personal expenses
  • Visas
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not previously mentioned
  • Anything not mentioned as included

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades where available

Frequenty Asked Questions about Uzbekistan Highlights Tour

How hard is the Uzbekistan Highlights Tour?

We rate this tour as a 1/5. This is an easy sightseeing tour with no notable physical requirements.

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 in the Uzbekistan Highlights Tour?

6 breakfasts are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip.

How do I get to Tashkent to start this tour?

Fly into Tashkent International Airport (TAS). You will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Is the Uzbekistan Highlights Tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English-speaking.

Where does the Uzbekistan Highlights 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.

What is the best currency to take to Uzbekistan?

The following currencies are converted easily into Uzbek Soums in the banks and relatively big hotels of the country:

  • Swiss Franc-CHF
  • UK pound-GBP
  • Euro-EUR
  • US dollar-USD
  • Japanese Yens-JPY

The most popular foreign currency is USD. We highly recommend changing partially in small amounts sinec travelers cannot change back to USD (or any other foreign currency) after completing the tour.

Can I use credit cards in Uzbekistan?

Payments by credit cards are available mostly in big hotels, souvenir shops and restaurants of Uzbekistan. Visa is more popular than MasterCard. 3% is an average commission.

What should I wear in Uzbekistan?

There is no strict requirement/dress code in Uzbekistan. Depending on the season and keeping in mind that the climate of Uzbekistan is mostly continental, a traveler can choose a casual style of clothing. Female travelers should keep in mind that it is respectful to have scarves to cover bare shoulders when visiting mosques and mausoleums.

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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