Arrive in Tashkent, the fusion city of Uzbekistan. The modern Tashkent Tower looms over the city with an observation deck taking in both the distinguished soviet-era and cosmopolitan architecture laying below.
You will be met on arrival at Islam Karimov Tashkent International Airport (TAS) by a local representative, and driven to your centrally located hotel around 20 minutes from the airport. For those booking their own flights, you will just need to let us know your flight details no later than three weeks prior to departure, in order to be met on arrival.
At the hotel, you will have all of the intrinsic trip details waiting for you, including local city guide details and phone numbers, internal flight and train tickets.
Due to the large number of flights that arrive in the early morning, we plan for you to have a sightseeing tour of the city this afternoon with a local guide, who will pick you up from your hotel. If you're booking your own flights, we recommend not arriving later than 12pm in order to make the most of the afternoon, or alternatively you may like to consider booking an additional night at the start of the trip in Tashkent.
Tashkent is a curious and lively city with a blend of modern skyscrapers, medieval buildings and Soviet-style architecture. During your sightseeing tour, head out to various points of interest around the city, like the Independence Square, Navoi Theatre, Old City, Abu Khasim Madrassah and the Earthquake Monument. You'll also take a ride for 2-3 stops on the Tashkent Metro, which boasts some flamboyantly decorated stations.
You'll want an early night tonight, as you will have an early flight tomorrow morning to Khiva.