We have carefully selected the following organised group tours from the world's leading adventure travel companies to offer you the best experience of travelling to Uzbekistan. For convenience, we have organised these into country-wide tours and (where available) regional tours, trekking itineraries and multi-country overland tours incorporating Uzbekistan. For further details and to book your tour, click "details & booking" to visit the tour company website.
|Silk Road (21)||Uzbekistan - Tours (8)||none||Uzbekistan - Tours (4)|
Tailormade Tours of Uzbekistan
Choosing a private, tailormade tour allows you to travel on exactly the dates that suit you and to share the journey only with your own family or friends. It may also be possible to amend the itineraries below to design a trip that's just right for you.
The Best of Central Asia
15 days from £2660 excl. flights*
Lying at the geographic and cultural heart of Central Asia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan stretch from the shores of the Caspian Sea to the western edge of China, spanning a wealth of landscapes, peoples and traditions. Home to the Turkic tribes of old, their cities and mountains, even to this day, are pervaded with the magic and romance of the ancient Silk Road.Tashkent provides the starting point for this incredible odyssey, providing a gateway onto the medieval city of Khiva and then through the barren Kyzylkum Desert to Bukhara and Samarkand, where you get a chance to explore the mosques and mausoleums of Bukhara and enjoy the Islamic majesty of the stunning Registan Square in Samarkand before flying on to the Kyrgyzstan capital, Bishkek.A full day in the Ala Archa Canyon and a swim in the warm waters of Lake Issy Kul is then followed by a wander through the fascinating backstreets of Karakol, before heading into the Chon Kemin Valley for an overnight stay in the rural village of Ashu. Journey's end then sees you amongst the mountains and museums of the Kazakh city of Almaty.
|Highlights|| - Explore the many mosques and mausoleums of Bukhara|
- See the blue tiles of the immense and inspiring Registan Square
- Swim in the warm Lake Issyk Kul
- Stay in a rural village in Ashu
- Visit the former capital of Almaty
Tour includes: 1 internal and 1 regional flight - 13 nights three and four star hotel, 1 night traditional guesthouse - 14 breakfasts and 1 dinner - Private guided sightseeing - Private driver and vehicle - Entrance fees included as per itinerary - Private guided transfers to and from all airports
Heart of the Silk Road
11 days from £1960 excl. flights*
Steeped in the legacy of Tamerlane, the Parthians and the Seljuks, the great cities of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan are home to some of the Silk Road's most evocative legacies. These are lands that still exude a little of the fabled glory of the great civilisations of Samarkand and Ashgabat, Merv and Bukhara, cities that once lay at the heart of this ancient trading route. Travelling across Uzbekistan and into the more remote regions of Turkmenistan you will explore some of the greatest cities of their age, beginning with Tashkent, the Uzbek capital. After a chance to explore the beautiful medieval city of Khiva, you then cross into Turkmenistan to visit Knye Urgench, home to the tallest minaret in Central Asia. Then it is on to the marbled splendour of Ashgabat and the ancient city of Nisa, the old Parthian capital.After exploring the ancient ruins of Gonor Depe and Merv, you then head back into Uzbekistan, to explore the treasures of Bukhara, Shakhrisabz and Samarkand, the great city of Tamerlane himself.
|Highlights|| - The remote medieval ruins of Konye Urgench|
- The tiny winding alleyways of Khiva
- Ashgabat - a bizarre city with more marble than any other in the world
- Explore the archaeological site of Gonor Depe
- Tamerlane's immense building projects in Samarkand
Tour includes: 2 internal flights - 10 nights 4 star traditional hotels and guesthouses - 10 breakfasts - Private guided sightseeing - Private driver and vehicle - Entrance fees included as per itinerary - Private guided transfers to and from all airports - First class train tickets
14 days from £1755 excl. flights*
An in-depth journey through one of Central Asia's most fascinating destinations, this comprehensive trip provides an unforgettable insight into the history, culture and natural majesty of Uzbekistan. Beginning in Tashkent, you'll take in Silk Road cities and desert castles, travel to the shores of the Aral Sea and hike through the beautiful Nurata Mountains.A journey to remote Nukus will introduce you to one of the world's finest collections of Soviet avant-garde artwork, before visiting the shores of the Aral Sea and the desert castles that lie along the road to Ayaz Kala, where you will spend the night at a traditional yurt camp. The adventure will also take in the iconic Silk Road cities of Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand, as well as the beautiful landscapes of the Nurata Nature Reserve, where you will trek and spend some time experiencing the wildlife and rural life of the Nurata Mountains.
|Highlights|| - One of the best collections of Russian art|
- Camp on the shores of the Aral Sea
- Experience a yurt in the desert
- See the architectural achievements of Tamerlane
- Meet and experience the life of the rural Uzbeks
Tour includes: 9 nights 4 star traditional hotels, 1 night yurt camp and 3 nights guesthouses - 13 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners - 1 internal flight - Private guided sightseeing - Private driver and vehicle - Entrance fees included as per itinerary - Private guided transfers to and from all airports
Silk Road Cities of Uzbekistan
10 days from £1295 excl. flights*
Once a part of the Samanid and Timurid Empires, Uzbekistan is one of Central Asia's most compelling republics. The only one of the 'Stans' that borders the other four, it also enjoys the reputation of being one of only two 'double landlocked' countries in the world. Lying at the cultural and geographic crossroads of the region, it was one of the Silk Road's most important links.This remarkable journey through the development and history of the old trading routes that once traversed the vast distances between the East and the West begins in Tashkent. Here, you have an opportunity to explore some of the main sights of the old city before moving on to the beautifully preserved medieval city of Khiva. Then a long drive through the haunting Kyzylkum Desert brings you to Bukhara and Samarkand, where you'll explore the winding alleyways, tiled madrassahs and beautiful palaces of two of the most iconic and enthralling cities ever to grace the vast, meandering course of the historic Silk Road.
|Highlights|| - Visit the mosques and madrassahs of Tashkent's old city|
- Shop in the colourful bazaar of Samarkand
- Gaze up at the immense tiled minarets in Khiva
- Imagine the original size of the Shakrisabz Palace
- Stay in some beautiful restored buildings
Tour includes: 4 nights traditional hotels. 4 nights four star hotels - 10 breakfasts - 1 internal flight - Private guided sightseeing - Private driver and vehicle - Entrance fees included as per itinerary - Private guided transfers to and from all airports - First class train tickets
* Prices are either exclusive of international flights or inclusive of flights from and to the UK as stated. For private tailormade tours, prices stated are usually per person based on two people sharing. Please refer to the tour website for details.