- Stay in perfectly-located hotels with all beautiful monuments around you;
- Guided visits to 40+ most beautiful places of Uzbekistan;
- Dine in the courtyard of a beautiful madrasa with music and dance show;
- Beautiful views of monuments of Samarkand BY NIGHT;
- Go to the selected top places of Samarkand, Bukhara & Khiva, visit a 3000-year-old Desert Fortress and enjoy the landscapes of Takhtakaracha Mountains Pass to give yourself the best 8 Days Tour in Uzbekistan;- This tour is private and it will be organized only for you, your family, friends.
Best 8-Day Uzbekistan Guided Tour Itinerary, Local Guide & Driver. Private 8 days tour in Uzbekistan with local guides to visit the best of Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Shahrisabz, and Tashkent.
The best season for guided Uzbekistan tours is from March to early November.
This Custom-made 8 Days in Uzbekistan Trip is private and can be customized based on your timeframe, dates, and interests. Pre & Post tour extensions are available.
Day 1. ARRIVE IN TASHKENT, SIGHTSEEING
Arrive in Tashkent, welcome at the airport, and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Time for rest.
After having some rest and breakfast at your hotel, you will start private guided visits in Tashkent. Your first impressions in Uzbekistan will be discovering mostly white cars all around and the amazing contrast of people dressed both in pure traditional and modern western styles. In the morning we invite you to visit the most traditional and ancient part of Tashkent where you will visit the old madrasas, mosques, minarets, and mausoleums of Central Asian Silk Road architecture. During the visit, you can visit the biggest bazaar of Tashkent – Chorsu Bazaar.
In the afternoon you will continue the guided visits to the modern part of Tashkent:
We can assure you that your first day in Uzbekistan will be rich in emotions and discoveries. Every monument you visit, and every corner of the bazaar you see will amaze you with their unique but simple Uzbek atmosphere. And they will prepare for more surprising cultural discoveries.
Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 2. KHIVA - palaces and minarets
Early breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the domestic airport of Tashkent (06:15) to take the flight to Urgench (07:40). Arrive in Urgench (09:00) and transfer to Khiva (35km). You will be transferred to your hotel in Khiva to leave your luggage.
Today you will spend your day in the UNESCO World Heritage site Ichan Kala citadel. Guided visit to some of the 250 monuments of the old citadel:
After the visits, you will have some free time to walk on the walls of the citadel or to climb to the observation tower and a minaret which give a perfect panoramic view over the whole citadel
*Walking in the streets of the old city after dinner can be one of the best experiences of your Uzbekistan & Aral Sea Trip. That’s when you feel that you are in the stories of 1001 nights!
Overnight in Khiva.
Day 3. KHIVA – BUKHARA through the desert Kyzylkum
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Bukhara through the desert Kyzyl Kum (Red Desert). *This transfer can be made by train.
During the drive, you will stop to see a panoramic view of the Amu Darya river, visit a 3000-year-old citadel – Guldur sun Kala and have lunch in a typical dessert restaurant. You will arrive in Bukhara by the end of the day. Time for rest at your hotel.
Before dinner, we invite you to take a short walk in the center of the old city which will give you the first impression of this ancient city of the caravans.
Option: Just after leaving Khiva, you will stop in a small village where you can taste fresh Uzbek bread and see the preparation of Uzbek bread in a traditional clay oven - tandoor.
Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 4. BUKHARA (guided visits on foot)
Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will visit some of the most beautiful monuments of Uzbekistan. Your day will be full of well-narrated stories, and the discovery of the culture and crafts of Bukhara which differs a lot from Khiva. The guided activities of the day:
Dinner with traditional dance and fashion show in the madrasa Nodir Devanbeghi.
Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 5. BUKHARA – SHAKHRISABZ – SAMARKAND
Breakfast at the hotel and depart to Samarkand via Shakhrisabz (275 km, 4 h.*). Stop in Shakhrisabz to see the monuments built by Amir Temur (Tamerlane) 600 years ago:
After the visits, you will continue the drive to Samarkand (90 km, 2 h.*).
Tip: the road to Samarkand passes through the mountain pass Takhtakaracha. Takhtakaracha is widely famous in Uzbekistan for its traditional cuisine – Tandir Meat (entire lamb cooked during long hours in a traditional clay oven and flavored with herbs from the mountains). If you are a meat lover, you should consider tasting the Tandoor/Tandir Meat before arriving in Samarkand.
Arrive in Samarkand, and check in to the hotel.
Overnight in Samarkand.
Day 6. SAMARKAND – the highlight of the trip
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will start the guided visits to the heart of the Silk Road – Samarkand:
Option: 40-minute drive from Samarkand, there is a famous Bazaar of Urgut. If you want to see the most folklore, the traditional market of Uzbekistan, or want to buy a wide range of 100% locally made craft products, you can make a short visit to this market.
In the evening, we will invite you to make a Samarkand by Night tour where you will rediscover Gur-Emir and Registan with absolutely different colors!
Overnight in Samarkand.
Day 7. SAMARKAND – TASHKENT
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will continue the visits in Samarkand:
At 16:00 transfer to the railway station to get the fast-going train “Afrosiyob”, departing to Tashkent at 17:00. Arrival in Tashkent at 19:10.
Transfer to the hotel. Night in Tashkent
Day 8. TASHKENT – DEPARTURE
Early breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the airport and depart Tashkent.
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The best 8-day tour itinerary of Uzbekistan awaits you. Hope to see you at the crossroads of the Silk Road. Good Luck!
Best Places to visit on The Road to Samarkand, 8-Day Tour
Most of the top places of Uzbekistan are covered in this private tour. If you have more time, you may like our UNESCO Heritage Tour or Best Highlights of Uzbekistan tour. All these tour itineraries are prepared by local travel experts in Uzbekistan.
Perfectly-located 3* hotels, in double occupancy including breakfast;
Transportation with A/C, throughout the whole trip;
Sightseeing tour program in each city with local guides;
Entrance tickets to museums / monuments;
Dinner with traditional dance and fashion show in a madrasa in Bukhara;
Economy class ticket for high speed train Samarkand-Tashkent;
Samarkand by Night tour;
1bottle of mineral water per day per person.
International air tickets;
Domestic flight ticket Tashkent-Urgench;
Full board (lunches and dinners);
Single room at hotel (110 USD);
Tips & gratuities;