Legendary Uzbekistan Comfort

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Today Uzbekistan with ancient monuments, rich nature and rapid modern development attracts the attention of the whole world.

For several centuries, this country was at the crossroads of various routes of the Great Silk Road, where once traveled merchants, geographers, missionaries, and, finally, tourists.

This fascinating cultural and educational tour will acquaint you with the ancient history and culture of Uzbekistan. You will visit such ancient cities as Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva with their magnificent monuments.

High and elegant minarets, grand madrassahs and mosques, medieval palaces and mausoleums decorated with magnificent ceramic ornaments, inimitable coloring of oriental bazaars, fabulous legends, ancient traditions and warm hospitality of the local people will leave an indelible impression in your memory.

Start of the tour: Tashkent Accommodation: 4-5 star.
End of tour: Tashkent Tour category: Historical tours, Sightseeing tours.
Duration: 8days/7nights Сities: Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva.
Program
  • Day 1: Tashkent

    Arrive in Tashkent. You will be met by «Happy Travel» driver and transferred to the hotel.

    Check in to the hotel.

    Free time.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 2: Tashkent

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Meet your guide to start sightseeing in the capital of Uzbekistan, the biggest city in Central Asia. Visit Old City part of Tashkent with Khast-Imam Complex where the world famous Quran of Caliph Uthman has been preserved.

    In Khast-Imam visit Madrasah of Barak-Khan,

    Tillya-Sheykh Mosque, Mausoleum of the Saint Kaffal Shashi

    and the Islamic Institute of Imam al-Bukhari.

    Explore Chorsu Bazaar.

    Free time for lunch.

    Then take a ride on Tashkent Metro to city center with

    Amir Timur Square,

    Independence Square

    and Applied Arts Museum.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 3: Tashkent - Samarkand

    At 07:00 transfer from your hotel to railway station. Fast-speed train "Afrosiab" departs Tashkent at 08:00 and arrives in Samarkand at 10:10 (300 km). Your guide and driver will meet you at train station to begin the city tour in Samarkand.

    Visit spectacular Registan Square,

    remains of Bibi-Khanum Mosque,

    Siab Bazaar,

    Ulugbek's Observatory,

    Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis

    and Gur-Emir Mausoleum – authentic shrine of Tamerlane.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 4: Samarkand - Bukhara

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Free time in the morning.

    At 11:30 transfer from hotel to railway station.

    Take "Sharq" train departing to Bukhara at 12:30 (270 km).

    Arrival at 14:45. You will be met by our driver and transferred to the hotel.

    Check in to the hotel.

    Free time.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 5: Bukhara

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Spend your day in fascinating Old Bukhara which is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

    Explore Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque

    and Miri-Arab Madrasah,

    Magoki-Attori Mosque,

    Madrasahs of Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan,

    trade domes,

    Lyabi-Khauz Ensemble,

    Chor-Minor Madrasah.

    Free time for dinner.

    Continue sightseeing: you will visit  Ark Fortress,

    Bolo-Khauz Mosque,

    Mausoleum Samani dynasty

    and Chashma-Ayub mausoleum.

     Then visit Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa – summer residence of Bukhara’s last emir, unique site combining Oriental and Russian architecture.

    Continue to Mausoleum of Bakhouddin Naqshbandi

    and Chor-Bakr Necropolis.

    Enjoy free time in the afternoon.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 6: Bukhara - Khiva

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    In the morning depart Bukhara and drive to Khiva (480 km, 7-8 h.*). The Great Silk Road once routed through Bukhara and Khiva ran through the Kyzyl Kum Desert, as the present road does nowadays**.

    Stop en-route to enjoy views of the desert and Amu Darya River.

    Arrive in Khiva late in the afternoon, check in to the hotel.

    Time for rest.

    Overnight at the hotel.

    *we advise preparing lunch-boxes for this trip. 

    **some parts of the road are presently being renovated.

  • Day 7: Khiva - Urgench - Tashkent

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Check-out from hotel till noon.

    Today you will visit Itchan-Kala Fortress which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    The tour features visits to Mukhammad Aminkhan Madrasah,

    Mukhammad Rahimkhan Madrasah,

    Kalta-Minor,

    Juma Mosque,

    Tash-Khovli Palace,

    Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum.

    Try yourself at climbing Islam-Khoja minaret, the highest minaret in Uzbekistan.

    Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Old Khiva in Kunya-Ark.

    Free time in the afternoon.

    In the evening you will be transferred to Urgench airport (30 km, 35 min.) for flight to Tashkent (1093 km, 1 h. 40 min.).

    Upon arrival transfer to the hotel.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 8: Tashkent

    Check-out from the hotel at noon.

    Free time until transfer to Tashkent International Airport.

    Departure.

    End of the tour.

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Budget
Quantity (from) Quantity (to) Cost
2 pers. 3 pers. $925 *
4 pers. 5 pers. $825 *
6 pers. 7 pers. $765 *
8 pers. 9 pers. $745 *
10 pers. 10 pers. $725 *
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.

What's included
  • Transportation throughout the tour, including airport/train stations pick-ups and drop offs;
  • Accommodation based on twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Sightseeing tour program in each city with local guides;
  • Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary;
  • Economy class ticket for train Tashkent-Samarkand;
  • Business class ticket for train Samarkand-Bukhara;
  • Economy class ticket for flight Urgench-Tashkent;
  • Visa support for Uzbekistan tourist visa.
What’s not included
  • International air tickets;
  • Full board (lunches and dinners);
  • Consular fees for Uzbekistan tourist visa;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Hotel charges for additional services.
Conditions

Accommodation:

Cities

Hotels

Tashkent

City Palace

Samarkand

Emirxan Otel

Bukhara

Asia Bukhara

Khiva

Asia Khiva

Additional services

Full board (lunches and dinners): + 15-16 USD per day/per person.

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