– Excursions into the ancient oriental cities of Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva and Tashkent during the quieter season;
– Typical Festive lunch/dinners in each city;
– The best hotels in each city. Every day you will see beautiful things from the window of your room;
– An authentic New Year/Christmas activity or event every day;
– The Uzbekistan winter break with a traditional New Year/Christmas lunch, fantastic entertainment programs and planned excursions to the must-see sights of Uzbekistan.
Christmas & New Year tour of Uzbekistan. Explore Uzbekistan on this 7/8 Day New Year and Christmas tour package. Celebrate the best holidays of the year with this well-crafted New Year Tour of Uzbekistan. This Christmas & New Year tour package is an ideal option to see the Essentials of Uzbekistan during your holidays.
This New Year Tour of Uzbekistan is private and can be customized based on your timeframe, dates, and interests. Pre and Post Extensions are available.
Day 1. WELCOME TO UZBEKISTAN
Flight from Europe to Uzbekistan and arrival in Tashkent
Arrive in Tashkent, welcome at the airport, and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Time for rest.
Day 2. SIGHTSEEING IN TASHKENT
After breakfast and some time for rest, you will start your journey full of cultural discoveries in Tashkent. Uzbekistan has a wide mix of ethnic groups and during the last 100 years, the Christmas and New Year decorations and traditions have been embodied in Uzbek life. Your expert tour guides will make sure you see the best places during this memorable New Year Vacation in Uzbekistan and see the Uzbek approach to the New Year absorbed in local culture.
In the morning we invite you to visit the most traditional and ancient part of Tashkent – Khastimam, where you will visit the old madrasahs, mosques, minarets, and mausoleums of Central Asian Silk Road architecture. During the visit, you can visit the biggest bazaar of Tashkent – Chorsu Bazaar. You can also visit:
The best places to go for New Year & Christmas celebrations in Tashkent:
Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 3. TASHKENT – URGENCH/KHIVA
Breakfast in the hotel. Early transfer to the Domestic Airport to catch a flight to Urgench (07:50). Arrive at Urgench airport at 09.20 and drive to Khiva (35 km), hotel check-in.
Today you will visit one of the most impressive places in all Central Asia – the Ichan Kala citadel. With some 250+ monuments, this citadel is a museum under the open sky. The visits of the day:
Typical lunch, the festive food “8 Ta’m” (8 flavors, 8 different meals of Khiva) in the restaurant Terrassa with a fantastic view over the monuments of the city.
Overnight in Khiva.
Day 4. KHIVA TO BUKHARA (450km, 6-7hrs)
After breakfast, you will take a long and enjoyable drive towards Bukhara through the desert – Kyzylkum. The highlights of the day: encountering some of the rare camels in the desert, enjoying the beautiful panoramic view of the Amu Darya River.
*You can have lunch in a desert teahouse on the road where we recommend you to enjoy delicious shashlik – kebabs.
You will arrive in Bukhara by the end of the day. Free time.
Tip: the Lyabi Khauz restaurant in the old city is one of the greatest places for dinner.
Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 5. THE SAINT BUKHARA (visits on foot)
Bukhara used to be the biggest Central Asian marketplace for the Silk Road traders and you will really feel it when you see an uncountable number of small bazaars and caravanserais all around the old city. Today you will be walking around Bukhara to visit its most wonderful monuments. The activities of the day:
The Uzbek traditional food Plov and typical New Year’s dinner in a traditional house, vodka included. In Uzbekistan, the New Year is celebrated as a family holiday and this dinner is exactly the same as what most Uzbeks have on their New Year’s Eve table.
Overnight in hotel.
Day 6. BUHKHARA - SAMARKAND (270km, 3-4 hrs)
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Samarkand (260km, 3.5-4 hrs). Arrive in Samarkand by midday. On arrival in Samarkand you can make have lunch and then you will start the guided visits of the city:
In the evening we can offer you a Samarkand by Night trip. Samarkand is the highlight of all tours in Uzbekistan. Tonight, standing in front of the most iconic place of Uzbekistan – the Registan, we will open a local wine or champagne to celebrate your New Year's holiday in Uzbekistan.
Overnight in Samarkand.
Day 7. SAMARKAND
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will continue the visit in Samarkand and you will see more wonderful monuments and attractions of the city:
At 16:00 you will be transferred to the train station for taking the high-speed train Samarkand–Tashkent (17:00). Arrival in Tashkent (19:10).
On arrival in Tashkent, you will be transferred to your hotel. The driver will be at your disposal for going to the central squares of Tashkent where you can be a part of the New Year celebrations.
Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 8. FLIGHT FROM TASHKENT TO …
Transfer to the Tashkent International Airport for taking the flight ..
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New Year and Christmas Tour in Uzbekistan awaits you!
Uzbekistan New Year & Winter Tours Information
We’ve got Customizable New Year Travel Deals which can be long from 5 to 12 days. This package can be tailored based on your interests and we can add so many specific activities of your choice. Based on the dates, timeframe, and flights of your trip, we can prepare a specific Christmas/New Year’s Eve in any city that you want. You can decide to make it a New Year/Christmas in Samarkand or Tashkent or in another city.
The temperature in winter in Uzbekistan
Some years the winter can be colder than and during the coldest days (first weeks of January) you can expect about -5 °C in the north of Uzbekistan. However, in the major tourist areas (Samarkand, Bukhara, Tashkent) the temperature will be much higher. Compared to the early days of January, December is much milder.
Best Places to visit in Uzbekistan during New Year & Christmas
All top places of Uzbekistan can be visited in the winter months. Therefore, our New Year Winter Tour package includes the best classics of Uzbekistan: Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva. And if you have more time and want to experience some unique adventures, the Adventure Winter Vacation Package is a great winter tour that goes to more authentic places like Nukus, the antique desert citadels, Shahrisabz, and beautiful mountain passes. If you don’t have enough time to see all the interesting places of Uzbekistan, you can have a look at the Amazing Winter Tour of Uzbekistan which includes 3 top places: Tashkent, Samarkand, and Bukhara.
Perfectly-located 3* hotels, in double occupancy including breakfast;
Transportation with A/C, throughout the whole trip;
The festive lunch “8 Ta’m” in Khiva;
Typical New Year’s dinner in a traditional house in Bukhara;
Samarkand Winery Khovrenko and tasting local wines of Samarkand;
Samarkand by Night tour;
Sightseeing tour program in each city with local guides;
Economy class ticket for ftrain Samarkand – Tashkent;
Visa support for Uzbekistan tourist visa (if required).
Economy class ticket for flight Tashkent-Urgench;
Entrance tickets to museums / monuments;
Full board (lunches and dinners) other than given in the tour program;
Tips & gratuities.