This 4 day tour to Uzbekistan lets you explore:

Bukhara – admire the best examples of Islamic architecture (UNESCO)

Samarkand – key city of the East at the time of Tamerlane (UNESCO)

Tashkent – the capital of Uzbekistan, the city which attracts by its modern buildings and unusual underground stations, browse bustling bazaar “Chorsu”.


4 days/ 3 nights

Day 1 Tashkent –Samarkand  

Day 2 Samarkand –Bukhara  

Day 3 Bukhara–Tashkent

Day 4 Tashkent –Departure

Detailed itinerary

Day 1 Tashkent –Samarkand (4 h of drive)

Flight to international Airport in Tashkent. Arrival at 07:05 a.m. Welcome by driver at Tashkent International Airport. Transfer to Samarkand by air-conditioned, private car. Upon arrival in Samarkand (in about 4 hours) meet the local guide and start sightseeing tour. You will explore: The Registan Square (“Sandy Place”), the ensemble of three madrasahs (the Ulughbek Madrasah (1417-1420), the Sher Dor Madrasah (1619-1636) and the Tillya Kori Madrasah (1646-1660)) is a unique example of town-building art, a remarkable pattern of the architectural planning of the main town square; Lunch time.

In the afternoon you will explore other miracles of the city: The Gur-Amir Mausoleum –a world known masterpiece of Central Asian architecture, the family crypt of the great dynasty of Tamerlane, with a fine ribbed dome and decorated with paper-maché inside. The Pearl of Samarkand – Bibi Khanum Mosque. Constructed in 1399 by the best architects and artisans of Khorossan, Azerbaijan, Persia and India, the mosque was compared on the beauty and shining with the Milky Way; the Siyab Bazaar, the most ancient and biggest in Samarkand; The Shakhi-Zinda ensemble with more than 20 buildings, built from early XI up to XIV cc. Each mausoleum has its own style of decoration and great fantasy of skillful artisans. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2 Samarkand –Bukhara (visits & 4 h. of drive)

Breakfast at hotel. In the morning transfer to Bukhara. On the way make rest stops en route. Upon arrival meet the local guide and start to discover the most mysterious city of the Silk Road –Bukhara and its magnificent historical monuments that attract thousands of visitors by their beauty.

Full day sightseeing program includes the visits to: Architectural complex Poi-Kalyan (means «Foot of the Great»), consists of three constructions built in XII-XVI centuries: madrasah Miri-Arab, mosque and minaret Kalyan – “Great minaret” is the main decoration of the complex; the madrasa of Ulug Beg and Abdulaziz Khan. Built in 1652, a few centuries later than Ulugh-Beg Madrasah (built in 1417), Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasa marks the remarkable progress of medieval Central Asian architecture; Tim Abdullah Khan – a covered bazaar built in 1577; Magok-i Attari Mosque (today, Museum of Carpets) is one of the oldest architectural monuments where you will find heathen shrines, the remains of a Buddhist monastery, a Zoroastrian Temple in Bukhara. Lunch time.  

In the afternoon continue to explore other monuments, as: architectural ensemble Laybi-Hauz (means «the shore of reservoir»), consists of three monumental buildings: Kukeldash madrassa and two other religious buildings: Hanaka on the west and Madrasah of Nadir Divan-Begi on the east;

Dinner time. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3 Bukhara –Tashkent (train express)

Breakfast at hotel. In the morning meet your local guide and continue sightseeing tour, visits to:

ArkCitadel –a residence of Bukhara khans, a massive fortress, built and occupied around the 5th century AD. Bolo-Hauz Mosque, built in the 17th century, was a place of prayer for the Emirs and their entourage. It is the only preserved monument in Registan Square that includes: multi-column aivan, domed mosque, minaret and a small pool; the mausoleum of Ismail Samani, one of the most ancient monuments in the city, mausoleum Chashma Ayub, or “Source of Job”. As well, you will explore the mosque Tchor Minor or « Four Minarets », hidden in the alleys of the ancient district of the city, a bright architectural example of XIX cc. Lunch time.

At 15:00 transfer to the Railway Station to take train express to Tashkent. Departure at 15:50, arrival at 19:40. Upon arrival in Tashkent, meet the driver and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4 Tashkent –Departure

Breakfast at hotel.  

At 10:20 transfer to the International Airport for taking flight. Flight at 12:20.  Have a safe flight!

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