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This sightseeing tour will introduce you to the history and culture of Uzbekistan and its world-famous ancient cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, which still hold the traces and legacy of cultural exchange of the Silk Road and the once great empires of Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan and especially Timur, better known in the West as Tamerlane, who made Samarkand his capital.

Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva - Bukhara - Shakhrisabz - Samarkand - Tashkent

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Tour “Classic Uzbekistan”

8 days / 7 nights

 

Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva - Bukhara - Shakhrisabz - Samarkand - Tashkent

 

Best time to travel: March - June, August - November

 

Day

Itinerary

Day 1

Tashkent, arrival

Arrival in Tashkent early in the morning. Meet at the airport and further transfer to the hotel. Accommodation and rest.

After breakfast meet the guide and start of the sightseeing tour in Tashkent. Visit the following sites:

Khast-Imam Square, Barak-Khan Madrasah, Kafal-al-Shashi Mausoleum, Kukeldash Madrasah, Chorsu bazaar; after lunch: Independence Square, Amir Timur Square, Minor Mosque. Overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation: Samir Hotel 3* / Ramada Hotel 4*

 

Day 2

Tashkent - Urgench (morning flight) - Khiva (road transfer, 30 km).

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport and further flight to Urgench. Transfer to Khiva on arrival (40 min drive). Guided sightseeing tour around Khiva (inside Ichan-Kala ‘inner city’ historic old city): Pakhlavan Mahmoud Complex, Kunya-Ark Fortress, Kalta Minor Minaret, Islam Khoja Minaret and Madrasah, Tash Khauli-Khan Palace, Juma Mosque, Muhammad Amin-Khan Minaret and Madrasah, Avesta Museum. Overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation: Shams Hotel 3* / Bek Hotel 4* (or Orient Start Khiva Hotel3*)

 

Day 3

Khiva - Bukhara (road transfer, 440 km).

After breakfast transfer across the Kyzyl-Kum Desert and along the Amudarya River to Bukhara. Lunch en route. Arrival in Bukhara. Leisure time. Souvenir shops / workshops. Overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation: Fatima Hotel 3* / Devon Begim Hotel 4*

 

Day 4

Bukhara.

Breakfast at the hotel. Meet the guide and start of the sightseeing tour around Bukhara. Visit the following sites: Ismail Samani Mausoleum, Chashma Ayub Mausoleum, Bolo Khauz Mosque, Ark Citadel, Po-i-Kalyan Complex (Kalyan Minaret and others), Ulugbek Madrasah; after lunch: Lyab-i Hauz Architectural Ensemble, Kukeldash Madrasah, Nadir Divan-Begi Madrasah, domed shopping arcade. Overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation: Fatima Hotel 3* / Devon Begim Hotel 4*

 

Day 5

Bukhara - Shakhrisabz (road transfer, 260 km) - Samarkand (road transfer, 150 km).

After breakfast transfer to Samarkand via Shakhrisabz - the home town of famous Tamerlane. Guided sightseeing tour around Shakhrisabz on arrival. Visit Ak Saray Palace, Dorus Saodat Complex, Dorut Tillavat Madrasah, Kok Gumbaz Mosque. Further transfer to Samarkand.

Arrival in Samarkand. Leisure time: Siab Bazaar recommended. Overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation: City Hotel 3* / Grand Samarkand Hotel 4*

 

Day 6

Samarkand.

Breakfast at the hotel. Meet the guide and start of the guided sightseeing tour around Samarkand: Registan Square (Ulugbek Madrasah, Sher-Dor Madrasah, Tilla-Qori Madrasah), Gur-e Amir Mausoleum (Tamerlane’s sepulcher), after lunch: Bibi-Khanym Mosque, Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis, Ulugbek Observatory. Overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation: City Hotel 3* / Grand Samarkand Hotel 4*

 

Day 7

Samarkand - Tashkent (evening railway transfer).

Breakfast at the hotel. Continuation of the guided sightseeing tour around Samarkand: St. Daniel Mausoleum, Afrosiab museum and settlement, Silk paper workshop. Transfer to the railway station in the afternoon. Further transfer to Tashkent by train. Transfer to the hotel on arrival. Overnight in Tashkent.

Accommodation: Samir Hotel 3* / Ramada Hotel 4*

 

Day 8

Tashkent, departure.

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to airport. Departure from Uzbekistan.

 

All prices are given in USD per one person by twin/double occupancy

The cost of the tours is available on request, the table shows the starting prices.

Numbers

2 pax

4 pax

6 pax

8 pax

10 pax

12 pax

Suppl for SGL

Hotels 3*

1082

818

754

723

714

671

171

Hotels 4*

1235

977

915

885

875

833

306

 

Numbers

15 pax

20 pax

25 pax

30 pax

35 pax

40 pax

Suppl for SGL

Hotels 3*

638

619

588

567

552

541

171

Hotels 4*

811

793

762

742

727

716

306

 

Numbers

15+1 pax

20+1 pax

25+1 pax

30+1 pax

35+1 pax

40+1 pax

Suppl for SGL

Hotels 3*

687

656

617

591

573

559

171

Hotels 4*

880

845

804

776

757

742

306

 

Prices do include

Prices do NOT include

  • Accommodation at the hotels 3*-4* with breakfasts; early check-in on arrival is included into the package; check-in at other hotels at 14:00; check-out at 12:00:

  • Sightseeing tour in each city according to the tour program;

  • Services of English/Spanish/French/German speaking guide for the whole tour in Uzbekistan

  • Entrance fees to the monuments and museums, listed in the program above;

  • Transportation services for the whole tour - provision of comfortable air-conditioned vehicles is guaranteed;

  • Flight ticket of “Tashkent-Urgench” destination (economy class);

  • Train ticket of “Samarkand-Tashkent” destination (economy class for high speed train OR business class for classic train);

  • A bottle of mineral water on each day of the tour.

  • International flights;

  • Meals;

  • Medical insurance;

  • Photo and video shooting charges at

    museums and monuments;
  • Porters services;

  • Uzbekistan visa fee.

 

 

*Additional services:

  • Wine tasting in Samarkand - 10 USD/per person;

  • Show and dinner in Nodira Divan Begi madrassah in Bukhara - 15 USD/per person;

  • Meals:

  • Meals on half board basis (7 dinners) - 80 USD/per person/for the whole tour;

  • Meals on full board basis (7 dinners and 7 lunches) - 150 USD/per person/for the whole tour;

 

Accommodation:

  • Hotels 3* - cozy private hotels, with traditional national interiors in many of them, providing all the necessary facilities for comfortable stays; notable for very warm hosting and home-like atmosphere.

  • Hotels 4* - very comfortable hotels providing excellent facilities and services; mainly located in or near city centers.

*NET prices