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zSilk Road of Uzbekistan

8 days

8 Day Privately Guided Journey

Privately Guided Discoveries for our Travelers

Behold the medieval architecture of Registan Square, revered as the Heart of Samarkand. Travel overland on the legendary Silk Road from Samarkand to Bukhara and on to Khiva, imbued with the exotic charm of an ancient town of the Orient. Behold the graceful Kalyan Minaret… Erected in 1127, it escaped the conquering forces of Genghis Khan which nearly destroyed ancient Bukhara. Discover 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites c

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Welcome to Tashkent!

Check in to the 5-star InterContinental Hotel and settle in to your spacious guestroom. Travelers arriving by 10:00 this morning will have time today for an included city tour. After time to refresh, your guide will meet you in the lobby to show you the highlights of the Uzbekistani capital, founded more than 2,000 years ago. Your sightseeing will include the Old City, the Barak-Khan Madrassah with its brilliant blue dome, Independence Square, the National Theater of Opera and Ballet and the Kukeldash Madrassah, built in 1570.


By rail to Samarkand

Transfer to the station for your first class rail journey to Samarkand, where you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted by private car to the Samarkand Plaza Hotel. Freshen up and then join your personal guide for an intimate and engaging afternoon tour around town.

Samarkandc was hailed as the Heart of the Great Silk Road – and Registan Square was revered as the Heart of Samarkand. Your privately guided tour explores the handsome medieval buildings that still grace the Square and also includes the imposing Bib Khanum Mosque and Gur-Emir Mausoleum. Meals B,L,D


Sightseeing in Samarkand

After breakfast, your privately guided sightseeing of Samarkand continues this morning with the 15th century Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis, the ancient Ulugbek observatory and the Afrosiab Museum. Then join your guide to browse in a colorful local bazaar before returning to your hotel. The balance of your afternoon is free to explore and enjoy as you wish. Meals B,L,D


Journey to Bukharac

Journey by private car, following the fabled Great Silk Road to the ancient city of Bukhara and check in to the comfortable Sasha and Son Hotel. Your private afternoon tour showcases the finely-preserved architecture of the Poli Kalon Ensemble including the Kalyan Minaret erected in 1127 and the Miri-Arab Madrassah. Meals B,L,D


Discover more of Bukhara

Nearly destroyed by Genghis Khan, Bukhara still offers a wealth of ancient sites, a legacy of its location on the Great Silk Road. Your private sightseeing continues this morning as you visit several more significant sites including the Bahouddin Naqshbandi Complex, dedicated to a great Sufi hermit born in Bukhara in 1318. Return to your hotel where the rest of your afternoon is at leisure. Meals B,L,D


Drive to Khivac

Travel overland to Khiva and check in to the Malika Khiva Hotel. Meals B,L,D


Ancient Khiva and back to Tashkent

With a small population and 2,500 years of history, Khiva is a living museum – its Old City capturing the exotic charm of an ancient town of the Orient. Your privately guided tour explores these sites in-depth, including the Kunya-Ark Fortress and Tash Hauli Palace. After sightseeing, journey with your private car and driver to the airport in Urgench for your included flight back to Tashkent. Upon arrival, you’ll be met and escorted once again to the lovely InterContinental Hotel. Meals B,L,D


Depart Tashkent

Your tour with us finishes this morning. Meals B


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See your travel agent or call us for current international airfare associated with this program. We offer both economy and business class fares. When you purchase air from us, arrival and departure transfers are automatically included. Prices are in U.S. currency and are per person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Availability is limited.

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