"Sun in a Bottle" - Wine Tasting Tour to Uzbekistan (Economy)

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Description

"Wine is forbidden, but there are four" buts ": who, with whom, when and to which extent one drinks.

Under these four conditions

Wine is allowed to a clearheaded person."

Omar Khayyam

Start of the tour: Tashkent Accommodation: 4-5 star, Guesthouse.
End of tour: Samarkand Tour category: Historical tours, Gastronomic.
Duration: 7days/6nights Сities: Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand.
Program
  • Day 1: Tashkent

    Arrival in Tashkent by flight HY 602 (2245/0435 +).

    Tashkent is one of the most beautiful cities in Central Asia.

    At the airport, our guide and driver will meet you and take you to the hotel (the previous night is included for early check-in).

    Rest after the flight.

    Tour of Tashkent: Madrasah Kukeldash,

    Khast Imam Complex, where the world-famous Quran of Osman is located,

    local bazaar Chorsu.

    Modern Tashkent: Independence Square,

    Amir Timur Square,

    famous Tashkent Chimes,

    Forum Palace and local Broadway.

  • Day 2: Tashkent - Parkent - Tashkent

    A trip to the village of Namdanak, one hour drive from Tashkent. Its name translates as "fresh bones".

    The Hamkor winery is located here. The Uzbek château Hamkor is one of the successful wineries in Uzbekistan, where for over 20 years, under the leadership of one of the best technologists in Uzbekistan, wine varieties of grapes are grown: Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling and others.

    The Hamkor wines received the highest category of "Grand Cru" French winemakers and are exported to different countries of the world, including France.

    The vineyards of the winery occupy 250 hectares and the landscapes amaze with their beauty.

    The tour includes: a walk to the vineyards, familiarization with the wine varieties of grapes, a story about the winery itself, a survey of the surroundings and workshops and dinner with a tasting of the best wines of the farm.

    Return to Tashkent, rest.

  • Day 3: Tashkent - Bukhara

    Journey to Bukhara on the Afrosiab high-speed train.

    The train departs at 08:00 and arrives in Bukhara at 11:47.

    Bukhara - a real pearl of Central Asia - carefully keeps its ancient monuments and the beauty of ancient streets.

    Today you will see Ark citadel,

    Bolo Haus mosque,

    Samanid mausoleum,

    Chashma Ayub, which means "source of Job",

    Poi Kalyan complex and much more.

  • Day 4: Bukhara - Samarkand

    Free time to once again stroll through the fairytale town and souvenir shops.

    After lunch, transfer from Bukhara to Samarkand (270 km).

  • Day 5: Samarkand

    Samarkand is one of the main cities of the Great Silk Road.

    Today you will visit the world famous Registan Square

    and mausoleum of Amir Timur - Gur Emir.

    Next you will visit the winery named after Khovrenko. Here you will see a winemaking museum and taste wine products popular far beyond Uzbekistan.

    You will be offered the best varieties of wines, starting from the most delicate wine Gulyakandoz and finishing with strong brandy called Zarafshan.

  • Day 6: Samarkand

    Today's program includes: Bibi Khanum mosque,

    Shahi Zinda Necropolis: an ensemble of the noble tombs, among which is tomb of the cousin of the Prophet Muhammad,

    Observatory of Ulugbek with the remains of the sextant, that Ulubek invented long before the telescope.

    The modern GPS navigator works exactly according to the principle Ulugbek invented almost 600 years ago! And, of course, you will visit the local market of Siab - an embodiment of the abundance of goods - and try freshly baked bread, which is baked in clay ovens (tandyrs).

    Optional: transfer to the station, for the Afrosiab high-speed train to Tashkent (17: 00 / 19:15). Transfer to the hotel, accommodation. Departure from Tashkent the next day.

  • Day 7: Samarkand

    Transfer to the Airport for the flight back to Moscow.

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Budget
Quantity (from) Quantity (to) Cost
2 pers. 2 pers. $932 *
4 pers. 4 pers. $761 *
6 pers. 6 pers. $663 *
8 pers. 8 pers. $680 *
10 pers. 50 pers. $686 *
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
  • Accommodation in double rooms, breakfast included
  • Lunch with wine tasting at Hamkor winery
  • Entrance tickets to the specified attractions
  • Airport - hotel - airport transfer
  • Ticket for Tashkent - Bukhara local high-speed train (economy class)
  • Russian-speaking tour guide for the whole tour
  • 2 bottles (0.5 liters) of mineral water per person per day
Transport

Air-conditioned transport:

1-2 person – sedan (up to 3 seats)

3-6 person –  minivan (up to 7 seats)

7-8 person – minibus (up to 13 seats)

10-40 person - bus (up to 43 seat)

What’s not included
  • International flights
  • Meals not indicated in the program
  • Fee for photo / video shooting, tips, personal expenses
  • Tips for drivers and guide
  • Supplement of half / full board: USD 10 for one meal
Conditions

The proposed routes are not fixed, and you can adjust them according to your needs.

Rates per person in USD for the period from 1 March to 31 October 2018

Cities

Hotels

Tashkent

Asia Tashkent 4*

Bukhara

Lyabi Hauz 2*

Samarkand

Malika Prime b&b


Payment: 100% prepayment must be paid at least 10 days (bank transfer takes from 3 to 5 business days) before the arrival of the group.   

Cancellation fee: 
Cancellation 30 days prior to arrival - no penalty
Cancellation 15-29 days prior to arrival - 50% of the tour price
Cancellation 4-14 days prior to arrival - 70% of the tour price
Cancellation 1-3 days prior to arrival - 100% of the tour price

Additional services

Single Supplement: +$124 per person

Extra bed for a child: +$20 per night

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