The ICI2008 conference will help to arrange a tour to SAMARKAND and or BUKHARA Uzbekistan on 26th and or 27th of September 2008 after the conference and within the city of Tashkent. Interested individuals needs to contact the local organizers at TUIT.
You may want to visit the website of a travel agencies which can organize tours for you within the city Tashkent and or outside the city:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs website which contains information on Uzbekistan is at: http://www.mfa.uz/?newlang=eng
All foreign nationals except citizens of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine, are required to have business or tourist visas to enter the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Before application for the tourist visa, foreign nationals need to obtain a visa support, in form of a Letter of Invitation (LOI), from a licensed travel agency in Uzbekistan. Citizens of Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, UK, and USA do not need LOI, but they could be requested to obtain LOI, if they are obtaining Uzbekistan Visa outside of their country of citizenship. All travelers are suggested to contact in advance Uzbekistan Embassy or Consulate in your location, where they are planning to obtain their tourist visa.