Uzbekistan is very famous for its world-famous historical cities, some of which are included in the World Heritage List, and this classic route covers four of them. This is the Golden Ring route, which will begin in Tashkent, the largest city and capital of Uzbekistan, known for its wide boulevards, green parks and easy and affordable nightlife. Each city is unique and has its own magic. Khiva is an open-air museum, Bukhara is filled with the bewitching atmosphere and ancient architecture of a medieval city, and Samarkand will immerse you in fairy tales from “1001 Nights” In fact, this is the same 7-day route for those who want to travel by high-speed train to get the experience of traveling on the Uzbek railway. What makes this trip a lifetime memory? 

  • Tashkent is the most cosmopolitan city of Central Asia and a real crossroads of civilizations. 
  • World famous ancient bazaars - getting to know the real life of the people of Uzbekistan in their daily lives and trading in silks and spices that have been trading since the Silk Road. 
  • National houses - visit traditional Uzbek families to try and enjoy real Uzbek cuisine in 200-year-old houses recognized by UNESCO 
  • Folklore shows - concerts with traditional Uzbek music, traditional dances and a demonstration of national costumes and textiles in a modern performance. 
  • The best melons, watermelons and organic fruits in the world - you will taste them in the roadside markets during the trip. 
  • A picnic and a coffee stop in a roadside teahouse - on a long trip to enjoy mountain views near the legendary Iron Gate of Tamerlane. 
  • Wine tasting in Samarkand winery - the oldest winery in Central Asia.
  • Carpet factory - a master class demonstrating and explaining the whole process of creating famous Bukhara carpets, and observing their production.
  • Pottery and handicrafts in museums that will give you excellent knowledge about the entire region and lifestyle in the past of Uzbekistan.
  • A visit to the ancient Jewish quarters and synagogue in Bukhara. 
  • World famous masterpieces of Islamic architecture. 
  • Feel the romance with your loved ones on the ancient streets of Khiva.

7 Days

Route Map

Tour program

  • Day 1 Ташкент

    Program
    Flight to Tashkent by HY-….. Arrival and meeting at the airport of Tashkent by English speaking guide. Transfer to hotel, check in and rest after the flight. Dinner
  • Day 2 Tashkent-Urgench (Khiva)

    This city is an open air museum, like Pompeii and Herculanum. UNESCO has declared Khiva a city reserve and included Khiva’s oldes part Ichan-kala in its World Heritage List

    Time Program
    05:00
    Early Breakfast at hotel.
    05:30
    Transfer to airport for flight HY-1051 Arrival to Urgench Accommodation at hotel
    10:00
    Full day city tour of Khiva. Visit to the oldest part of the city - Kunya-Ark fortress, including Kurinish Khana (17c); Mohammed-Amin-Khan(19c) Madrassah, Islam Khodja Minaret; Palvan-Kari complex, Abd Al Bobo complex(18c), Rafanek Madrassah, Mohammed Rakim Khan (19 c), Amir-Tur Madrassah, Sho-I-Kalandar Bobo Mausoleum.
    14:00
    Lunch at national house. Getting aquanted with uzbek family and tasting Uzbek dishes. Continuing city tour: Mazary Sharif Madrassah, Kheivak well (10c), Uch Avlioli («three saints») Mausoleum, Jami Mosque(18c), Kutluq-Murad Inaq (19c) Madrassah, Pakhlavan Mahmoud Mausoleum, Tash Havli palace with Harem Free time at leisure
    19:00
    Dinner at hotel
  • Day 3 Khiva – Bukhara

    Time Program
    8:00
    Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Bukhara. Photo stop near the biggest river in Central Asia Amudarya (Oxus).
    13:00
    Lunch time in one of Oasis in the middle of Karakum desert. (Lunch boxes prepared by our company)
    16:00
    Arriving to Bukhara. Accommodation at Hotel. Free time at leisure
    18:00
    Dinner at Lyabi Hauz-a cozy pond in the center of the ancient part where people come together for having a drink and dinner. One of places where you can see the real Uzbek life.
  • Day 4 Bukhara

    Ancient and fairy-tale town of Bukhara - the land of magical lamps and Eastern beauties. Ancient Great Silk Road caravans never missed this town - the only oasis around. Nowadays Bukhara is famous not only for its superb historical monuments, but for its lively trade. ...every traveler finds something unique in this town

    Time Program
    08:00
    Breakfast at hotel Full day of city tour. Visit to Ismael Samani mausoleum (9-10c)-vault of Bukhara rulers' dynasty, Chor-Minor, Chashma-Ayub Mausoleums (14 c), Bukhara local bazaar. Visit to Old Bukhara: Poli-Kalon ensemble including Minaret (12c) , Mosque (15c), functioning Madrassah Miri-Arab (16 c), Amir- Alim-Khan Madrassah (14c), Taqi (trading domes), Kukeldash Madrassah (16c),
    09:00
    Lunch time Lyab-i-Hauz (17c), Nadir Divanbegi (17c), Magoki Attari (16c), Ulug Beg (15c), Abdul Aziz (17c) Madrassahs; Visit to Registan Ensemble, Ark Fortress (16c) and Bolo-Hauz complex (18 c); Free time at leisure
    14:00
    Folklore show and show of national clothes at Nodir Devonbegi madrassah
    19:00
    Dinner Visiting national house for master class of plov (Uzbek traditional dish)
  • Day 5 Bukhara-Samarkand

    Program
    Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to railway station for train to Samarkand. SHARQ fast train: Departure 09:16. Arrival at Samarkand 12:00. or AFROSIAB speed train: Departure 15:20. Arrival at Samarkand 16:55. Transfer to Hotel.
  • Day 6 Samarkand - Tashkent

    The grandiose capital of the Empire of famous Tamerlane -Amir Temur with biggest mausoleums, madrassahs and mosques in Central Asia. And finally you have a chance to visit the world famous Registan square.

    Time Program
    08:00
    Breakfast at hotel
    09:00
    Full day sightseeing tour of Samarkand: Guri Emir- Legendary mausoleum of Amir Temur and all his family members. Registan square - world famous complex of 3 Madrasahs and Golden mosque. Mosque Bibi Khanum – the biggest mosque ever built in Central Asia as gift of wife of Tamerlane to her husband. Traditional Siyab bazzar-unique place where you can get acquainted with the life of Samarkand people.
    14:00
    Lunch at local restaurant. Shahi - Zinda necropolis, a holy place and cemetery with mausoleums of Temurid dynasty and a grave of cousin of Prophet Muhamed. Observatory of Ulugbek – incredible construction of 15 century for astronomical research.
    16:00
    Transfer to the train Afrosiab at 17:00
    19:10
    Meeting in Tashkent. Transfer to Hotel.
  • Day 7 Tashkent

    The capital of Uzbekistan, the biggest city in Central Asia. It is known all over the world as a city of friendship. It has a unique combination of historical monuments and modern life!

    Time Program
    08:00
    Breakfast at hotel
    09:00
    Full day city tour in Tashkent: Khastimam Complex, Kukeldash Madrasah, Chorsu bazar. Lunch New Part of the city; Independence square, Museum of Applied Arts of Uzbekistan, Alisher Navoi theatre, Amir Temur square etc. Dinner Transfer to the Airport for flight home.

Services included in the price of the tour

  • Double / Single accommodation with breakfast
  • Transport services all over tour by luxury air conditioned car/minivan/bus
  • Portage charges at airports and hotels
  • Picnics and coffee stops
  • Unlimited entrance fees to all sights
  • OPTIONAL services for your choice
  • Visiting Christian churches
  • Tashkent zoo and botanic garden
  • winetasting in local wineries
  • theatres
  • parties and customs / Traditions. Visiting Uzbek families
  • medical institutions
  • archives of ancient books
  • Presents from Roxana Tour
  • English speaking guide services (to be ordered)
  • Local flight Tashkent-Urgench
  • Tips at the airports and hotels
  • Unlimited mineral water during the tour
  • Folklore show in Bukhara city
  • Tickets for performance in Alisher Navoi Theatre
  • Cup of Tea at Tashkent TV tower restaurant
  • Any museums of Tashkent
  • all museums
  • taking part in national holydays
  • Schools
  • bazaars
  • libraries and much much more
  • Visa Support (Letter of Invitation)

Not included in the list of services

  • Airfare due to the program (international)
  • Beverages and meals not included in main menu
  • All personal expenses (extra luggage fee / room service / medical expenses/insurance / etc.)
  • Tips to the guides and drivers
  • All optional deviations from the main itinerary
  • Photo-and video charges
  • Trip cancellation / accident insurance

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