Medicine in Uzbekistan with the Royal Society of Medicine

24 Apr - 7 May 2022
  • Medical & Professional Tours

About the tour

Uzbekistan is the land-locked heart of Central Asia’s evocative Silk Road. The stunning architecture of its ancient cities links the empires of China and Persia and reflects layers of history that take in the giddy pinnacles of civilisation and culture, but also the depths of oppression.

Travel in the footsteps of those early traders through Uzbekistan and make a visit to Tajikistan to visit its mountain lakes and archaeological site overlooking the Zarafshan Valley. Travel through vast isolated landscapes containing magnificent sites and cultures little changed over time and gain insight into medical practice in these lands - ancient, traditional and modern.

Your tour leader

Picture of JBT tour leader, Janice Liverseidge

Janice Liverseidge

Until recently Janice Liverseidge was a Director at The Royal Society of Medicine and is now a full time guide and in her spare time a trustee of both the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund and the London Handel Festival. Earlier in her career she worked for the British Medical Association. She is also a registered Blue Badge tourist guide and regularly leads groups in London on medical history walks, tours of the Wellcome Collection and other healthcare locations plus provides music and art tours for the Foundling Museum and the London Handel Festival. Janice has travelled extensively, including an eight month journey around India, South East Asia and Australia, and has led highly successful RSM tours to Vietnam and Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Cuba, South Africa and China.

Janice has the Visit Britain "Good to Go" Industry standard demonstrating that she has shown her compliance with government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, has a Risk Assessment in place and ensures social distancing including using a phone app when providing tour commentaries.

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Itinerary at a glance

  • Day 1: Tashkent (Sun, 24 April) Arrive and transfer to the Hyatt. Walk across Independence Square and visit the Hast Imam and orientation tour of the parks and city.
  • Day 2: Tashkent (Mon,25 April) Explore from of Tashkent’s more ornate stations. Travel to Kosmonavtlar Station and visit the Museum of Applied Arts. Visit to a Tashkent city hospital and meet with local doctors. Dinner at a local winery.
  • Day 3: Tashkent / Khiva (Tues, 26 April) Visit a traditional clinic, the Tabib Nursafar. Fly to Khiva and transfer to the hotel. Dinner on a terrace with a view of the walled city.
  • Day 4: Khiva (Wed, 27 April) Explore Khiva, including the city gates and walls, the Mohammed-Amin Khan Medressa, Kalta Minor Minaret and the Palace of the Khan with its harem. Lunch at Zainab’s House. Visit the Museum of Khorezm History and prison. Drive out to Lake Kharrat in the desert for a barbecue dinner. Hear traditional Khorezm music and see dancers.
  • Day 5: Khiva (Thurs, 28 April) Visit the desert castles and the archaeological sites of ancient Khorezm, including Toprak-Kala and Ayaz-Kala. Visit a village health clinic before returning to Khiva.
  • Day 6: Khiva / Bukhara (Fri, 29 April) Take the train across the desert crossing the River Amudarya (Oxus) to Bukhara.Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Late afternoon orientation tour of Bukhara including the Kosh and Ulubek Medressa. Rooftop dinner at Minzifa café.
  • Day 7: Bukhara (Sat, 30 April) Walking tour visiting the Kalon minaret, the Miri Arab Medressa, the Domes of the Jewellers, Hatters and Money Changers. Lunch at Lyabi Hauz, an ancient plaza shaded by mulberry trees. Visit the Ismail Samanid Mausoleum, the Bolo – Khauz Mosque and the lovely Chor Minor. Candlelit dinner on the hotel terrace overlooking the Kalon Minaret.
  • Day 8: Bukhara (Sun, 1 May) Visit the Ark and the Zindan. Visit the village of Afshona, the birthplace of Avicenna, and visit the Museum of Abu Ali Ibn Sino (Avicenna). The museum houses reconstructions of surgical instruments from the period. Visit the adjacent medical college and medicinal herb garden.Dinner at the private Dostan House.
  • Day 9: Bukhara / Samarkand (Mon, 2 May) Visit the pottery at Gijduvan. Continue to Navoi and take the train to Samarkand. Arrive and transfer to the Hotel Grand Samarkand. Visit the tomb of Tamerlane and Registan Square.
  • Day 10: Samarkand (Tues, 3 May)Visit the Ulugbek Observatory, Daniel’s Tomb and the Bibi-Khanym mosque. Visit a private health clinic. Walk to the winery for wine and cognac tasting. Dinner in a local restaurant.
  • Day 11: Samarkand (Wed, 4 May) Visit Langar village and Shakre Sabz, Tamerlane’s birthplace. Return to Samarkand and at leisure.Dinner in a private house.
  • Day 12: Samarkand / Tajikistan / Samarkand (Thurs, 5 May) Drive into Tajikista. Visit the archaeological site overlooking the Zarafshan Valley and the Rudaki Tajik Museum. Lunch and visit the local market. Return to Samarkand.
  • Day 13: Samarkand / Tashkent (Fri, 6 May) Take the high speed train to Tashkent. Afternoon at leisure. Farewell dinner.
  • Day 14: Tashkent (Sat, 7 May) Depart Tashkent.

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