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What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

    Places visited:

  • Tashkent
  • Khiva
  • Bukhara
  • Samarkand
  • See the incredible and humbling Registan in Samarkand.

  • Cross the mighty Amu Darya River.

  • Stay in small but warm and welcoming courtyard accommodation.

Audley Travel specialist Chris
Audley Travel specialist John

What our specialists say...

This shorter itinerary will see you standing in the shadows of some of the best architecture along the Silk Route including the legendary cities of Samarkand and Bukhara. Starting and ending in Tashkent, you'll visit the walled city of Khiva, the 'Holy City' of Bukhara and the incredible architecture of Samarkand. You'll also witness the vast and inhospitable Kyzyl-kum desert and cross the mighty Amu Darya (Oxus River) en route.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Tashkent
  • Urgench
  • Khiva
  • Bukhara
  • Samarkand
  • Tashkent

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Tashkent.

Day 2 Tashkent

Tashkent

On arrival into Tashkent this morning, you will be met by your local driver and guide and be taken to your hotel. Later, you will be given a half-day tour of the Uzbek capital city.

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Day 3 Khiva

Tashkent , Urgench , Khiva

Your guide and driver will meet you this morning and take you back to the airport for your flight over the vast and inhospitable Kyzyl-kum desert to Urgench. From here, you will be driven to the infamous walled city of Khiva.

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Day 4 Khiva

Khiva

Spend today exploring the alleyways, courtyards and mosques in the small city within Khiva's city walls with your private guide today.

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Day 5 Khiva

Khiva

A further day to explore Khiva at leisure.

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Day 6 Bukhara

Khiva , Bukhara

Leaving Khiva this morning you will be driven through the endless sands of the Kyzyl-kum desert to the Holy City of Bukhara today. En route, cross the mighty Amu Darya taking you into Transoxiania.

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Day 7 Bukhara

Bukhara

Explore the highlights of Bukhara with your private guide and driver today, including the ominous Ark where Connolly & Stoddart famously met their fate in 1848.

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Day 8 Samarkand

Bukhara , Samarkand

From Bukhara, you will be driven to Samarkand today, breaking the journey at Tamerlane's former home town of Shakhrisabz on the way. Arrive into Samarkand later this afternoon.

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Day 9 Samarkand

Samarkand

Spend today with your guide visiting the main sights of Samarkand including the Avenue of Tombs, the Bibi Khanym mosque and the humbling Registan Square.

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Day 10 Samarkand

Samarkand

Today is at leisure in Samarkand to explore as you wish or to photograph this most photogenic of cities.

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Day 11 International return flight

Samarkand , Tashkent , International return flight

Return to Tashkent today for your return flight. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

Audley Travel specialist Chris
Audley Travel specialist John

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The specialist who designs your trip to Uzbekistan will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.

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