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Classic Eastern Tour

8 days

≈ $150 per day

$1 200

COUNTRY

Uzbekistan

STARTS / ENDS IN

Tashkent / Tashkent

DESTINATIONS

6 (Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Shahrisabz, Samarkand, Tashkent)

TOUR TYPE

Culture & History

TOUR GROUP

Any day

START DATE

21 November 2018

END DATE

28 November 2018

SEATS LEFT

7+

AGE RANGE

15 to 70 year olds

Other Services

  • Single suppliment

    $188
  • Upgrade of the hotel to Options 2

    $120

Guide's Language

  • English
  • Russian
  • German
  • French
  • Chinese

Available Months

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Tashkent

    Arrive at Tashkent International Airport (TAS) we provide passage through the Green Corridor which is a service that expedites customs, passport control and the receipt of the tourism group's luggage in the common hall of the International Airport of Tashkent.
    “Meet & Greet” with your English speaking guide at the gate. Transfer to your hotel in the heart of Tashkent. City tour in Tashkent 16:00: Visit Amir Temur square and Independence Square. 21:00 Then a late dinner at a local restaurant.

  • Day 2
    Khiva

    After an early breakfast at the hotel there will be a 06:30 AM Transfer to the airport with an 08:00AM Departure to the airport for a 1 hour, 40 minute Uzbekistan Airways flight HY 1051 to Urgench.
    We will arrive in Urgench at 09:40 local time. Then a 30km transfer to the city of Khiva which was once the last stopover on the silk road before the desert crossing into Persia.
    The tour in Khiva includes a visit to the Ichan-Qula Fortress (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Kunya-ARC, White Mosque (Arch Mosque or Oq-Masjid), Kalta Minaret and the Juma Mosque.
    13:00 A special lunch at the Asia Khiva hotel restaurant (Beshbarmak Soup, Khiva national dish with green noodles, Salads, Boiled Rice Bread, Mineral Water and Dessert) After lunch we will visit the Toshkhovli Palace, Minaret Islom-Khodja and Islom-Khodja Madrassahs and the Pakhalavan Makhamud Mausoleum.
    18:00 Dinner at a local traditional Uzbek restaurant.
    Overnight at the hotel in Khiva.

  • Day 3
    Bukhara

    In the morning, we will depart from Khiva for Bukhara. The road runs along the highway that crosses the Kyzylkum desert. During this trip you will be able to see the great Central Asian river Amu Darya and the nearby beautiful and exotic landscapes of the desert. Arrival in Bukhara will be late in the afternoon. The trip is a total of 480 km., 7-8 hours so we advise you to prepare lunchboxes, purchase extra food/snacks and drink for the trip. Arrival in Bukhara late in the afternoon. Check-in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
    *Or flight to Urgench – Bukhara, if it is available.

  • Day 4
    Bukhara

    After breakfast at the hotel we will do some sightseeing in Bukhara: visit Pan-Kalyan, The Kalyan Minaret, Magoki Attari Mosque, Miri Arab Masrassah and the Lyabi Hauz Complex.
    13:00 Lunch at Karavan restaurant. After lunch we continue our Bukara tour with visits to the Samani Dynasty Mausoleum, Bolo House and Ark Citadel.
    Special cultural evening with dinner in “Nodira Devon Begi” at the Lyabi-Hayz complex that includes traditional music folk dance and costume.

  • Day 5
    Shahrisabz

    After an 08:00AM breakfast at the hotel we start our journey of about 280 km to the city of Shakhrisabz.
    Arrive in Shakhrisabz about 11:00 We begin our sightseeing tour in the Historic Center of Shahrisabz (Declared UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000): visit the ruins of Ak Saray (White Palace) and the Kuk Gumbaz Mosque. 13:00 Break for lunch at a local café.
    We continue the tour at 14:00 in the afternoon with visits to Gumbazi Saidom, the Khazrati Imam Mosque and the Mausoleum of Jakhangir.
    16:30 We start our journey of about 60 km from the city of Shakhrisabz over the scenic Takhzakaracha Pass to Samarkand. We arrive in Samarkand about 18:00 Dinner at a local restaurant before heading to the hotel for the night.

  • Day 6
    Samarkand

    After an early breakfast at the hotel we start our tour at 09:00AM with a visit to the Uugbek Observatory site where extraordinarily accurate astronomical work was accomplished by Ulugbek. We will also visit the Registan (main square) and the Gur-Emri Mausoleum before 13:00 when we break for lunch at a local restaurant.
    At 14:00 we resume our tour with: Bibi Khanum Mosque, Shakhi Zinda Mausoleums, finishing off the afternoon with the chance to shop/bargain/browse at the Siab Bazaar local market. 18:00 dinner at a local restaurant and back to the hotel.

  • Day 7
    Samarkand

    On your last day in Samarkand, you’ll visit the Afrosiab museum, Khoni Gill village, where you will see the ancient art of the manufacture of the famous Samarkand paper. After lunch we will visit the mausoleum of St. Daniil. At 16:00 transfer to the railway station to catch the train back to Tashkent.
    We arrive in Tashkent at 19:10 and transfer to the hotel for dinner and a good night’s rest.

  • Day 8
    Tashkent

    After breakfast check-out from the hotel at 12:00. You will have free time in Tashkent before your transfer to the airport and departure.

What's included

  • Hotel

    The price for the tour is available only for group up to 10 pax. Double/twin room sharing hotel accommodation

  • Breakfast

    Full board: 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches; 7 dinners

  • Lunch

    Full board: 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches; 7 dinners

  • Dinner

    Full board: 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches; 7 dinners

  • Transport

    Transportation along the sightseeing tours, pick-ups/drop-offs; Economy class air tickets Tashkent – Urgench – Tashkent; Economy/business class train tickets Samarkand - Tashkent

  • Guide

    Standard sightseeing tours in cities with local guides; Escort guide for the whole tour (starting from the group of 10 people )

  • Excursions

    Entrance fees to architectural monuments/museums as per itinerary (Photo and video shooting are not included into the price)

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