Treasures of the Silk Road Comfort

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Description

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, Bukhara and Samarkand 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: 7 days / 6 nights Сities: Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand.
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 - Bukhara

    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.

    At 21:00 transfer to railway station.

    Night train departs from Tashkent to Bukhara at 22:00 (600 km.).

    Overnight in the train.

  • Day 3: Bukhara

    Arrival in Bukhara at 07:00.

    Our driver will meet you at train station.

    Breakfast at cafe or restaurant.

    After breakfast take a walking sightseeing tour with a guide in historic center of Bukhara which has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Visit Lyabi-Khauz Ensemble,

    Magoki-Attori Mosque,

    Chor-Minor Madrasah,

    trade domes,

    Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasahs,

    Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque

    and Miri-Arab Madrasah,

    legendary Ark Fortress,

    Bolo-Khauz Mosque,

    Samanid mausoleum

    and Chashma-Ayub mausoleum.

    Enjoy free time in Old City.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 4: Bukhara

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Continue sightseeing tour with a guide. Drive out of the city to Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa – summer residence of Bukhara’s last emir,

    and visit Mausoleum of Bakhouddin Naqshbandi

    and Chor-Bakr Necropolis.

    Enjoy free time in the afternoon.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 5: Bukhara - Samarkand

    Early breakfast at the hotel.

    Depart to Samarkand (280 km, 4 h.).

    Arrive in Samarkand.

    Meet your guide. 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 6: Samarkand - Tashkent

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Check-out from the hotel till noon.

    Continue city tour: visit Afrasiab Museum

    and Tomb of Saint Daniel.

    Then drive to Konigil village to explore traditional way of making Samarkand paper from mulberry.

    Enjoy free time with car and driver at your disposal after sightseeing tour.

    At 16:00 transfer to railway station to take the train departing to Tashkent at 17:00 (300 km). Scheduled arrival time is 19:10.

    Pick-up and transfer to hotel.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 7: Tashkent

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Check-out from the hotel at noon.

    Free time until transfer to Tashkent International Airport.

    Departure.

    End of the tour.

Itinerary
Budget
Quantity (from) Quantity (to) Cost
2 pers. 3 pers. $735 *
4 pers. 5 pers. $695 *
6 pers. 7 pers. $665 *
8 pers. 9 pers. $625 *
10 pers. 10 pers. $615 *
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
  • All transfers, including airport/train station 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-Bukhara;
  • Economy class ticket for train Samarkand-Tashkent;
  • Visa support for Uzbekistan tourist visa.
What’s not included
  • International air tickets;
  • Full board (lunches and dinners);
  • Travel insurance;
  • Consular fees for Uzbekistan tourist visa;
  • Hotel charges for additional services.
Conditions

Accommodation:

Cities

Hotels

Tashkent

City Palace

Bukhara

Asia Bukhara

Samarkand

Emirxan Otel

Additional services

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


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