Travel of Uzbekistan 09

Uzbekistan: Heart of Central Asia

Group | 12 Days / 10 Nights

Day 1 - To Tashkent. Fly overnight from London to Tashkent with Uzbekistan Airways (N)

Day 2 - Tashkent: Tashkent Arrival and transfer to Tashkent Palace Hotel or similar for 1 night (including immediate occupancy). Afternoon tour of the old town, Plaza of the Revolution, the museum of decorative and applied art, bazaar or Kukeldash Mosque and Madrasa. (D)

Day 3 - To Khiva: Transfer to the airport and take a morning flight to Urgench. Visit the ancient fortresses Ayaz Kala and Toprak Kala before an afternoon drive to Khiva via Ulli Khovli. Stay on the Malika Hotel or similar for 2 nights. (B, L, D)

Day 4 - Khiva: Full-day tour of Khiva. (B, D)

Day 5 - To Bukhara: Full day drive to Bukhara. Stay 3 nights in Zargaron Plaza or similar. (B, L, D)

Day 6 - Bukhara: Full-day tour of Bukhara, including the Ark Fortress, the great Kalyan Minaret, Bukhara, the Samanid Mausoleum and the craft center. (B, D)

Day 7 - Bukhara: Morning excursion to the Summer Palace and the shrine of Khoja Bakhautdin Naqshbandi. (B, D)

Day 8 - To Samarkand: Samarkand drive over Gidjuvan, scene of one of the finest ceramic products in the Bukhara region. Stay 3 nights at the Grand Samarkand Hotel or similar. (B, D)

Day 9 - Samarkand: Full-day tour of Samarkand, including visits to Shah-i-Zinda necropolis, the Bibi Khanum Mosque and the grave of Tamerlane, the most influential Central Asian military leaders of the Middle Ages. (B, D)

Day 10 - Samarkand: Full-day tour of Shahrisabz, surrounded by the foothills of the Pamir Mountains, where Tamerlane built a large summer palace. (B, L, D)

Day 11 - to Tashkent by train: A morning visit Gur Emir, the mausoleum of Tamerlane, then transfer to the train station for a two-and-ahalf-hour cruise aboard the Sharq train from Samarkand to Tashkent. The afternoon is free to explore Tashkent. Overnight in Tashkent Palace Hotel or similar. (B, D)

Day 12 - to London: Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to the airport. Fly from London to Tashkent with Uzbekistan Airways. (B)

Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan: After completing a tour of Uzbekistan, it is possible to travel to one of the neighboring countries as part of a customized extension. Please contact Cox & Kings consultant for details.

Discovery Tour: Cox & Kings uses the best available accommodation in Uzbekistan. But outside of Tashkent, the standard is simple. This tour includes some long drives and walking on uneven terrain.

Meal basis: (B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch (D) = Dinner, (N) = No Meals

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