Dear guests, with this classic tour you will experience the historical fairytale cities of Uzbekistan. You will get to know the culture and people of the most populous country in Central Asia!
|1||Day of Arrival||-/-/-||☆☆☆☆|
|3||Tashkent → Samarkand||B/-/D||☆☆☆|
|4||Samarkand → Bukhara||B/-/D||☆☆☆|
|6||Bukhara → Khiva||B/-/D||☆☆☆|
|7||Khiva program; Urgench → Tashkent||B/-/D||☆☆☆☆|
|8||Transfer to the airport and departure||B/-/-||-|
Day 1: Day of Arrival (-/-/-)
Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent - a city where modern and old stand side by side (B/-/D)
After breakfast at hotel we start our Tour in Tashkent. Tashkent, the capital of the Republic of Uzbekistan where the history of modern and old stands side by side is located in the northeast of Uzbekistan and with circa 3 million inhabitants the biggest city in Central Asia. Along with modern hotels, restaurants, theatres, cinemas, opera, disco, oriental bazaars, the city also offers a thousand years of history. Khazrati Imam Complex consisting of Barak Khan Madrasah (XVI c.), Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum (XV c.), Muyi-Mubarak Mosque – storehouse of the well-known Koran of Khalif Osman and gold hair of Prophet Muhammad, Djuma Mosque of Khodja Akhrar Vali. Dinner at local city restaurant and overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Samarkand - travelling through the treausure of Temur (B/-/D)
After breakfast at hotel Transfer to Tashkent Railway Station and we drive to Samarkand (dep. 7.30 & arr. 9.40). we visit in Samarkand the three Medressen of the Registan - the Ulugbek-Medresse (built 1417-1420), the Sher-Dor-Medresse (1619 - 1636) and the Tillo-Kori-Medresse (1646 - 1660). The legendary Timurid mausoleum Guri Amir (XIV-XV century) enchants the viewer with its golden interior decoration. You will enjoy hearing some legends while visiting the Bibi-Chanum Mosque and the Medresse (XIV century). We visit the traditional oriental "Siyab Bazaar". Near the Siyab bazaar there is an ensemble of Shohi-Zinda (the living king, "IX.-XIV century), one of the world's most famous group of mausoleums, which fasinate you with its beautiful architecture. Next we will visit the famous Ulugbek Observatory (1428-1429 which was built on one of the hills of Chupanata). The observatory was a unique design in his time. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Bukhara - Pearl of the Orient (B/-/D)
After breakfast at hotel we visit Poyi Kalon Ensemble consisting of Kalon Minaret (12th c.), Kalon Mosque (12th c.), Miri Arab Madrasah (16th c.), domed bazaars Toqi Zargaron (15th c.), Toqi Telpak-Furushon (16th c.) and Toqi Zaroffon (16th c.). Continue we visit Lyabi-Khauz Complex (14-17th c.) and Nodir Devonbegi Madrasah. Dinner at Nodir Devonbegi Madrasah along with traditional folklore program. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Bukhara - Pearl of the Orient (B/-/D)
After breakfast at hotel we visit Citadel Ark (4th c. BC), Bolo-Khauz Mosque (beginning of the 20th c.), Samanides Mausoleum (9-10th c.), Chashmai Ayub (14th c.). Lunch at local city restaurant in Bukhara. Afternoon we visit: Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa Complex, summer residence of the last Emir (ruler) of Bukhara, Bakhouddin Naqshbandiy Memorial Complex, Chor Bakr (19th c.) and Chor Minor. Dinner at local city restaurant and overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Drive through the red wonder! (B/-/D)
After breakfast at hotel we drive to Bukhara. A drive destination from Khiva to Bukhara is 480 km. While driving through the desert Kysyl-Kum (Red Sand) you experience the unique expanse of desert landscape in Central Asia. The Kysyl-Kum Desert is about 200 000 square kilometres and it partly lies in the territories of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. It is covered with red sand from which the name of the desert derives. On the way to Bukhara we make a short stop at the teahouse "Bukhoro-i-Sharif", where you can have lunch or just relax and drink tea. After the arrival check in the 3-star hotel. Dinner at the live music in the local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Khiva – Museum under the open sky! (B/-/D)
After breakfast at the hotel we visit the historical city “Ichan Qala”. Afternoon we drive to Nukus. Dinner at the local restaurant. We flight to Tashkent. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: In the morning transfer to the airport and departure
- Accommodation in hotels on DBL/TWN sharing basis
- Meals: breakfasts at the hotels; lunches and dinners as per the program
- Mineral water bottles during the tour (1,5 L per person per day)
- Folklore show program in Khiva and Bukhara
- Services of A/C comfortable transport with professional driver pas per the program
- Professional English-speaking guides from group arrival to departure
- High-speed train economy-class (Y class) tickets for Tashkent → Samarkand route
- Domestic air tickets Urgench - Tashkent
- Entrance fees to all the mentioned sights as per the program (except photo and video charges)
- Visa costs and processing
- Photo and video charges
- International air tickets
- Meals not indicated in the program
- Travel insurance
- Tips and gratuities
- Any personal expenses
- Any services not included in the above itinerary