History and Uzbekistan Economy
This historical tour in Uzbekistan passes through the greatest ancient cities of the country, such as Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand. All cities are considered World Heritage objects by UNESCO.
|Start of the tour: Tashkent||Accommodation: 3 stars.|
|End of tour: Tashkent||Tour category: Historical tours, Sightseeing tours.|
|Duration: 8 days / 7 nights||Сities: Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand.|
Day 1: Tashkent
Arrival in Tashkent.
Transfer from the airport to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent - Khiva
Morning flight to Khiva (1000 km, 1 hour 45 min.).
Arrival to Urgench.
Drive to Khiva.
Full day at UNESCO World Heritage object, Ichan-Kala Fortress is a living museum in the open air.
Sightseeing tour in Khiva with a guide. You will visit the Kunya Ark Citadel,
Madrasah Muhammad Aminhan,
Madrasah Muhammad Rahimhan,
Mausoleum of Pakhlavan Mahmud,
Minaret of Islam-Khoja.
Free time in the afternoon.
Dinner with folklore show.
Overnight in the city of Khiva.
Day 3: Khiva - Bukhara
In the morning leave Khiva and go to Bukhara (480 km, 7-8 hours).
On the way stop in the village and explore the life of local residents. The Great Silk Road, once paved through Bukhara and Khiva, ran through the desert of Kyzyl-Kum, like the present road.
Stop on the route to enjoy the view of the Amu Darya River and the desert.
Arrival in Bukhara in the late afternoon, check-in at the hotel.
Time to rest.
Overnight in the city of Bukhara.
Day 4: Bukhara
Excursion for the whole day with a guide in the Old Town. You will visit Lyabi-Khauz ensemble,
Kalyan Mosque and Miri-Arab madrasah,
Madrasah of Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan,
mausoleum of Ismail Samani and holy spring Chashma-Ayub.
Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa is the summer residence of the last emir of Bukhara, a unique site that combines eastern and Russian architecture.
Further, Mausoleum of Bahuddin Naqshbandi
and Necropolis of Chor-Bakr.
Overnight in the city of Bukhara.
Day 5: Bukhara - Samarkand
Early breakfast at the hotel.
8:00 Transfer to Samarkand (200 km, 3-4 hours).
Stop at the ceramics museum in Gijduvan to see how to make handmade ceramics.
12:30 Arrival in Samarkand.
13:00 Lunch at the Uzbek restaurant.
Visit to the memorial complex of Imam Ismail Al-Bukhari.
Overnight in the city of Samarkand.
Day 6: Samarkand - Tashkent
08:00 Breakfast at the hotel.
Excursion: Saint Daniel Tomb is the only place in Central Asia that Muslims, Jews and Christians consider to be a sacred place in their religion.
Mausoleum of Emir Gur, burial place of Tamer Lang and other princesses of his family.
Registan Square, the heart of Samarkand, consisting of Madrasah of Ulugbek, Sher-Dor Madrasah and Tilla-Kori Madrasah.
Bibi Khanum mosque, once the largest mosque in Central Asia, was erected by order of Tamerlane after its victorious Indian campaign in 1399.
Necropolis Shahi-Zinda (the Living King), a place of pilgrimage from XI century.
Lunch and shopping at the famous East Bazaar - Siab.
Transfer to the station.
17:00-19:00 Departure of high-speed train "Afrosiob" to Tashkent (300 km, 2 hours).
Arrival in Tashkent and transfer to the restaurant for dinner.
Check-in at the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Tashkent
10:00 Visiting sacred places of Tashkent: ensemble "Khazrat Imam". Here you can see the oldest manuscript of Uzbekistan, the famous Muslim heritage - the Koran of Osman, which has a certificate of authenticity from UNESCO.
Madrasah Kukeldash, located on Chorsu Square, was built in the 16th century during the reign of the Sheibanikhan dynasty. Now it's a college where the basics of Islam are taught.
Chorsu Bazaar is an oriental bazaar where you can really bargain.
Museum of Applied Art,
Museum of History, White Mosque.
Overnight in the city of Tashkent.
Day 8: Tashkent
Departure from the hotel.
Transfer to the international airport of Tashkent.
Departure from Tashkent.
|Quantity (from)||Quantity (to)||Cost|
|2 pers.||3 pers.||$798 *|
|4 pers.||5 pers.||$588 *|
|6 pers.||7 pers.||$517 *|
|8 pers.||9 pers.||$472 *|
|10 pers.||11 pers.||$475 *|
|12 pers.||13 pers.||$466 *|
|14 pers.||15 pers.||$450 *|
|16 pers.||17 pers.||$458 *|
|18 pers.||19 pers.||$448 *|
|20 pers.||21 pers.||$439 *|
|Different number of people in your group?||TBD *|
* Requesting a price does not oblige you to buy a tour. You can send a request for different tours and choose the most suitable option.
- Accommodation in twin rooms;
- Free bottles of mineral water (0.5 litre bottle of mineral water per person per day);
- Visa support (invitation);
- Meals: full board;
- Professional guide services in Russian, English or German;
- All excursions along the route;
- All transfers on the route on transport with air conditioning;
- 100% discount for group leader for groups of more than 10 people;
- Tourist fee;
- All taxes.
- Additional services in hotels;
- Local air ticket Tashkent-Urgench;
- Consular fees for a visa to Uzbekistan;
- Payment for photos and videos in some sights;
- Personal insurance;
- International air tickets.
Supplement for single accommodation: 180 USD.
- Ark Fortress in Bukhara
- Lyabi-Khauz Complex
- Chorsu Bazaar
- Kukeldash Madrasah
- Chor-Bakr Necropolis
- Museum of Applied Art in Tashkent
- Ulugbek Madrasah
- Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah
- Miri Arab Madrasah
- Itchan Kala Fortress
- Kunya-Ark Fortress
- Muhammad Rahim-khan Madrasah
- Juma Mosque in Khiva
- Tash-Khauli Palace
- Islam Khoja Madrasah and Minaret
- Pahlavan Mahmud Mausoleum
- Muhammad Amin Khan Madrasah
- Bolo Haouz Mosque
- Magok-i-Attari Mosque
- Sitorai Mohi Hosa - Emir's Summer Palace
- Registan Square
- Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis
- Gur Emir - Burial Vault of Timurids
- Bibi Khanym Mausoleum
- Tomb of Prophet Daniel
- Tilla-Kari Madrasah
- Sherdor Madrasah
- Siab Bazaar
- Chashma Holy Spirit and Complex in Nurata
- Kalta-Minor Minaret
- Kalyan Minaret