FLY TO TASHKENT
Fly to Tashkent.
Arrive Tashkent and transfer to hotel for overnight stay. After a brief rest you will start with a day tour of Tashkent, taking in the Old City, Brak-Khan Madrassah, Yunus-Khan mausoleum, Museum of Applied Art, Independence Square, Friendship People’s Square and the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet.
TASHKENT TO KOKAND
Head east to Kokand, a city which played an important role in the Great Game and here visit the palace of Khudayar Khan, the Grave of Kings and the two Mausoleums built for Omar Khan’s family. Moving on visit Rishtan, known for its local pottery production, where you will visit the workshop of Rustam Usmanov before transferring to your hotel for 2 nights.
This morning visit the folk museum of Fergana before driving to Kuva for a quick visit of the area. Drive to Shakhrihan, a town known for its blacksmiths. Also included is a stop in Andijan.
KOKAND TO TASHKENT
This morning drive to nearby Margilan and the Edgorlik Silk Factory. Also visit Namangan and the three mosques there. In the afternoon transfer back to Tashkent for overnight stay.
TASHKENT TO SAMARKAND
Early departure from Tashkent to Samarkand, a journey which will take around 5 hours. Transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Enjoy an afternoon tour of the city, visiting the Guri-Emir Mausoleum, Rukhabad Necropolis and the Registan Complex.
Continue tour of Samarkand, visiting the Ulugbek Observatory, Bibi-Khanum Cathedral Mosque, Shakhi Zinda Mausoleum and the bazaar. Rest of day free to explore at leisure.
Free day in Samarkand.
SAMARKAND TO BUKHARA
Depart from Samarkand to Bukhara (takes around 5 hours) with visits en route to Gizhduwan and Vobkent. Arrive Bukhara, transfer to hotel for 3 nights.
Full day tour of Bukhara including the main highlights: Samanids Mausoleum; Chashma Ayub Mazar; Poi-Kalan complex; Ulugbek Madrassah; Lyabi-Hauz complex; Bolo Khauz Mosque and the Ark Citadel.
Free day in Bukhara.
BUKHARA TO KHIVA
Drive through the Kyzyl-Kum desert to Khiva, which takes around 7 hours. En route you will stop on the banks of the Amu Darya River, which hugs the Uzbek-Turkmen border. Arrive Khiva, transfer to hotel for 2 nights.
Full day tour of Khiva including Ichan-Kala, Mohammed-Amin Khan Madrassah, Kunya Ark, Paklavan Mahmud complex, Islam Khoja Madrassah and the Jumma Mosque.
KHIVA TO TASHKENT
Transfer to Urgench Airport for flight back to Tashkent. On arrival, transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
FLY TO UK
Transfer to airport for flight back to home