- Visit Samarkand's Registan Square, the most spectacular architectural ensemble in Central Asia
- Take in the exceptional art and craft works of Bukhara's artisans
- Explore the perfectly preserved streets of Khiva's citadel, an oasis town on the famous Silk Road
- Visit the authentic rural market of Urgut just outside Samarkand
This group tour to Uzbekistan is a wonderful cultural overview of the country, taking in the arts, crafts, architecture and historical sites, accompanied by experts who will help bring the region to life. With its dazzling array of mosques, madrasahs, tombs, and tales of Tamerlane reflecting the depth of its history; Uzbekistan is the perfect introduction to the Central Asian Plateau.
Escorted by tour expert Chris Aslan Alexander, discover the art, architecture and culture of the fabled Silk Road cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. Explore the wealth of living textile and craft traditions that these cities play host to.
Roam the winding medieval streets of Khiva's old city, journey across the vast Kizilkum Desert, experience the thriving food markets of Bukhara, marvel at the intricate tile work of Samarkand's Registan and explore the vibrant Soviet-influenced city of Tashkent.
WHY SHOULD I JOIN THIS GROUP TOUR TO UZBEKISTAN?
Because Uzbekistan is a remarkable country made even more fascinating by the insight of Chris Aslan Alexander. Group tours can be a fun and fulfilling way to travel in the company of like-minded people, especially in a country like Uzbekistan.
"Chris was a wonderful Tour Expert. Hugely knowledgeable and easy to get on with. A highlight of the trip was dinner with his host family in Khiva." T O'Grady, Uzbekistan Group Tour.
IS THIS GROUP TOUR SUITABLE FOR SOLO TRAVELLERS?
Our group tours are perfect for solo travellers, as travelling as part of an organised group in faraway places does provide security and peace of mind. We handle all of the arrangements for you and there will be a local tour guide on hand throughout to provide advice and help if needed, as well as the expertise of a Tour Expert.
If you are willing to share, we will always do our best to match you up with another solo traveller of the same sex so that you do not have to pay for a single room.
If you would prefer the privacy of your own room and would like this guaranteed, then the single room price supplement will apply.
WHAT IS THE ACCOMMODATION LIKE IN UZBEKISTAN?
Tourism is still relatively new to Uzbekistan, and this is reflected in the accommodation standards. Therefore, the hotels we have chosen for the group are traditional and decorated in a typical style, all with private bathrooms.
Location is key for our group tour accommodation. In Khiva and Bukhara, accommodation is located centrally, as these are smaller towns and therefore during free time you will be able to wander at your own leisure from the hotel. For Samarkand and Tashkent, the accommodation is located close to one of the key sites, but as these are larger cities, it is harder to find somewhere central to all the key sites.
HOW FIT DO I NEED TO BE TO ENJOY THIS TOUR?
You do not need to be particularly fit and there are no long distance walks involved. However, walking can be on uneven ground so do let us know if you feel you are not particularly steady on your feet.
IS THERE A DRESS CODE IN UZBEKISTAN?
Yes, it is important that you cover shoulders, midriffs and legs. Knee length skirts are fine, but no shorts.
- 25th April 2020
- 5th September 2020
For a detailed itinerary or to book your place on this tour, please contact us.