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Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan tailor-made holidays

Introduction

One of the most spectacular Silk Road countries, Uzbekistan is awash with architectural treasures; travel to Uzbekistan to see delicate mosaics, intricate tile work, soaring minarets and relics from an era when the region was a seat of learning and culture.

Whilst gritty Tashkent, a mix of Soviet-era architecture and Islamic influence, isn't the most inspiring place, three cities encapsulate the country and conjure up spectacular images: Samarkand, steeped in history, culture and beauty is today an Islamic centre for scholarly study whilst the Bibi-Khanym Mosque remains a major landmark; Bukhara is one of the holiest cities in Central Asia. Admire the beautiful architecture, bazaars, old town and mosques and visit the Poi Kalan minaret dating from 1127; historic Khiva has been preserved in its entirety; walk amidst mosques, tombs and palaces that have been tidied up but still retain an air of their original bustle.

Outside of the urban centres there are walking and activity options at Chimgan; travel to Ugam-Chatkal National Park for rafting, kayaking and even exploring by helicopter. The Tien Shan and Nurata Mountains also offer walking activities and some ecotourism opportunities.

At a glance

Flying time from UK
6½ hours

Time zone
GMT +5

Currency
Uzbek sum = 100 tiyn

Language
Uzbek

Travel advice
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Top itineraries in Uzbekistan

The Golden Eagle Caspian Odyssey

16-day luxury rail journey from £14,795 pp

Discover the ancient cities of the Silk Road on this 16-day luxury rail journey, taking in six remarkable countries on the eastern and western shores of the Caspian Sea.

Golden Eagle A Taste of the Silk Road

13-day itinerary from £11,695 pp incl. flights

A once-in-a-lifetime chance to retrace the ancient Silk Road trading route from Almaty in Kazakhstan, through Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Russia to finish in Moscow.

Golden Eagle Luxury Trains

Luxury rail journey

Golden Eagle Luxury Trains are the world's leading operator of exclusive, long-distance rail tours, offering fully-escorted, private and adventurous rail tours to discerning guests looking to visit off-the-beaten-track destinations without compromising on comfort.

The Silk Road – Moscow to Beijing

21-day luxury rail journey from £15,395 pp

This epic three-week journey takes you from Moscow, through Russia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan to China and the city of Beijing on board the spectacular Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express and Urumqi Private train.

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