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Cox & Kings Uzbekistan Heart of Central Asia
from £1795 pp
USEFUL INFO
  • Location
    Uzbekistan, Middle East
  • Board Basis
    Selected Meals Included
  • Duration
    12 Days
  • Holiday Type
    Escorted Tours
  • Brochure/Itinerary
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Set on the Silk Road, Uzbekistan has played host to waves of conquerors and nomads. The legacy they have left behind can be seen in the towering fortresses of Khiva and Bukhara and the glorious Islamic architecture of Samarkand.

 

What’s Included?
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International flights (and domestic flights if applicable) 
UK departure and overseas airport taxes
Accommodation, Itinerary & meal basis as described 
Local Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
Fully escorted by an English-speaking guide throughout
Entrance fees unless otherwise stated

Tour Highlights
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Comprehensive tours of the mosques, madrasas and mausoleums of Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand
Visit ceramic workshops in Gijduvan and a silk paper-making workshop in Samarkand
Excursion to Shahrisabz, the birthplace of Turco-Mongol conqueror Timur
Fly from Urgench to Bukhara, avoiding lengthy road journeys
Small group size – maximum 26 people

Itinerary
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Day 1 – To Tashkent

Day 2 – Tashkent

Day 3 – To Khiva

Day 4 – Khiva

Day 5 – To Bukhara

Day 6 – Bukhara

Day 7 – Bukhara

Day 8 – To Samarkand

Day 9 – Samarkand

Day 10 – Samarkand

Day 11 – To Tashkent by train

Day 12 – To London

Extensions
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Fergana Valley
3 Nights 
After the tour, explore Uzbekistan’s cultural heartland with visits to some of the major towns in the Fergana valley. Highlights include Andijan’s vibrant local market and the Yodgorlik silk factory in Margilan, which still uses traditional production methods that date back to the days of the Silk Road caravans.

Day 12: Kokand • Fergana valley
Drive to the Fergana region of Uzbekistan, visiting the ancient city of Kokand en route. Stay 2 nights at the Asia Hotel (or similar). (B, D)
Day 13: Fergana valley
Full-day tour of the region, including Andijan and Fergana. (B, D
Day 14: Tashkent
Morning at leisure. Return to Tashkent and stay at the Grand Mir (or similar). (B)
Day 15: Fly to London
Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Nukus & Moynak
3 Nights
Prior to the tour, journey to the Aral Sea, once one of the four largest lakes in the world but today little more than a toxic puddle due to disastrous agricultural planning in the 1960s. Visit the ghost town of Moynak, a former fishing village, and Nukus, which contains an excellent collection of avant-garde art.

Termez
3 Nights 
Termez is located in the far south of the country, close to an ancient crossing over the Amu Darya river leading into Afghanistan. The location of the city has changed throughout history due to a succession of invaders. The first settlement was established in the third century BC. Ghengis Khan then destroyed the city in 1220, leaving the inhabitants to rebuild in its current location on the left bank of the Amu Darya river. Much of the modern city dates from the early 19th century and, during the Soviet era, was effectively closed to the outside world.

Accommodation
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Asia Bukhara Hotel, Bukhara

Malika Kheivak, Khiva

Miran International Hotel, Tashkent

Registan Plaza Hotel, Samarkand

Price Information
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Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote. 

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