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Classic Uzbekistan

5 days

≈ $122 per day

$612

COUNTRY

Uzbekistan

STARTS / ENDS IN

Tashkent / Tashkent

DESTINATIONS

4 (Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Tashkent)

TOUR TYPE

Culture & History

TOUR GROUP

Any day

START DATE

14 November 2018

END DATE

18 November 2018

SEATS LEFT

7+

AGE RANGE

5 to 70 year olds

Other Services

  • Upgrade of the hotel (Option 2)

    $112
  • Sing suppliment

    $141

Guide's Language

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japan
  • Russian

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 guide at the gate by your English-speaking guide. Transfer to your hotel in the heart of Tashkent.
    City tour in Tashkent: Visit Amir Temur square and Independence Square. Then dinner at a local restaurant.

  • Day 2
    Samarkand

    After an early breakfast at the hotel transfer at 07:00 AM to the railway station in Tashkent. At 08:00 AM the “Afrosiyob” train departs from Tashkent and arrives in Samarkand at 10:10 AM. You will be met by your driver and guide to begin the sightseeing tour around Samarkand. We start our tour with a visit to the Uugbek Observatory site where extraordinarily accurate astronomical work was accomplished by Ulugbek, then on to the “main square” Registan and Gur-Emir Mausoleum.
    We break for lunch at “Samarkand” restaurant and afterwards continue our tour with visits to the Bibi Khanum Mosque, Shakhi Zinda Mausoleums, then shopping at Siab Bazaar Local market. After Dinner at “Platan” restaurant return to the hotel for a good night’s rest.

  • Day 3
    Bukhara

    Early breakfast in the hotel. At 08:00 transfer to the railway station in Samarkand. At 09:43 train “Afrosiyob” departs Samarkand and at 11:17 arrives in Samarkand. You will be met by the driver and a guide to begin your sightseeing tour around Bukhara. This day will begin with the walking sightseeing tour inside of Bukhara city.
    The tour includes:
    • Samanid Mausoleum (IX – X c.). According to legends, the founder of the dynasty Ismail Samani built it for the burial of his father, but later it became a family tomb mausoleum for the whole dynasty. It is a masterpiece of world architecture for the perfection of geometric forms of its construction.
    • Chashma – Ayub Mausoleum -g.
    Chashma – Ayub Mausoleum - "the well of St. Job". According to legend, the fountain appeared owing to a miracle performed by St. Job (Ayub). When he struck the ground with his staff a healing spring with cool, crystal clear water appeared. This water is still considered to be healing.
    Lunch break at a local restaurant. Then continue the tour with visits to:
    • Bolo-Khauz Complex, this mosque is one of the most beautiful in Bukhara. It was built by the order of the wife of Bukhara’s emir in 1712 despite of the fact that at the time the Khanate was suffering from severe economic and cultural crises.
    • Ark fortress - Known as the city inside the city. A citadel of the last emirs of Bukhara, it is the oldest architectural and archeological monument in Bukhara. Legend has it that, the founder of the citadel is the epic Persian hero Siyavush, who wanted to marry the daughter of the local governor Afrasiab, but her crafty father set a condition to Siyavush. He needed to build a palace on the ground that could be placed on the skin of a bull. But Siyavush turned out to be smarter, he cut the skin into small patches, joined them with a rope, and built a palace upon this boundary. In ancient times, a whip hung on the wall of this fortress, which once belonged to the legendary hero Rustam and was considered to be a symbol of power in the Emirate.
    • The architectural ensemble Poi-Kalyan XII - XVI centuries – “Foot of the Great”. Complex consists of three monuments: madrasah Miri-Arab, mosque Kalyan and minaret Kalyan – “Great minaret” built in 1127 is almost 50 meters tall of and was once the beacon that guided the the caravans to the city of Bukhara.
    • Trade domes which were built in XVI when Bukhara was the capital of the region. still house trading.
    • Lyabi – Hauz ensemble (XIV - XVII centuries), which consists of Khanaka and the Madrasah Nodir Divan Begi (XVI century) and Kukeldash madrasah (15th century), a monument to Hodja Nasreddin.

  • Day 4
    Bukhara

    This day will begin with the sightseeing tour outside the Bukhara city. Visit Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa; the summer residence of Bukhara’s last emir, a very unique site combining both Oriental and Russian architecture. Continue to the Mausoleum of Bakhouddin Naqshbandi. We will have lunch and then transfer to the railway station in Bukhara. At 15:52 train “Afrosiyob” departs from Bukhara and at 19:40 arrives in Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel for some rest. Dinner at a local restaurant.

  • Day 5
    Tashkent

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

What's included

  • Hotel

    Double/twin room sharing hotel accommodation You can choose one of the following hotels in Option 1 and 2City (Country) Option # 1 Tashkent (Uzbekistan) City Palace, Uzbekistan, ShodlikPalace Samarkand Malika Classic, Kamila, Ideal, Jahon Palace, Bibi-Khanum Bukhara Kukeldash, Amelia, Amulet, Minzifa, K.Komil, Modarixon, Siyavush Option # 2 Tashkent Whyndham Tashkent, Miran International, Lotte City Tashkent Palace Samarkand (Uzbekistan) Emir Khan, Grand Samarkand, Grand Samarkand Superior, Malika Prime, Asia Samarkand, Registan Plaza Bukhara (Uzbekistan) Asia Bukhara, Omar Hayam, Zargaron Plaza, Devon Begi, Minorai Kalon, Sasha&Son

  • Breakfast

    Full board: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches; 4 dinners

  • Transfer

  • Transport

    Transportation along the sightseeing tours, pick-ups/drop-offs Economy/Business class train tickets Tashkent – Samarkand – Bukhara – Tashkent

  • Excursions

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

  • Guide

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

  • Lunch

    Full board: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches; 4 dinners

  • Dinner

    Full board: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches; 4 dinners

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