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Great Uzbekistan

7 days

≈ $102 per day

$712

COUNTRY

Uzbekistan

STARTS / ENDS IN

Urgench / Airport

DESTINATIONS

6 (Urgench, Bukhara, Gijduvan, Samarkand, Tashkent, Airport)

TOUR TYPE

Culture & History

TOUR GROUP

Any day

START DATE

21 November 2018

END DATE

27 November 2018

SEATS LEFT

7+

AGE RANGE

18 to 80 year olds

Other Services

  • Half board

    $53
  • Full board

    $88
  • Flight Tashkent-Urgench

    $124
  • To change local guides on Escort one per group per tour

    $271
  • upgrade 4*

    $106

Guide's Language

  • English
  • Russian

Available Months

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

Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Urgench

    Transfer to Tashkent airport, registration and first morning flight to Urgench. Arrival and
    transfer to Khiva. Meet your guide and city tour in Khiva: At the first half of the day, you are
    going to visit the oldest part of the city - Kunya-Ark fortress, including Kurinish Khana (17c);
    Mohammed-Amin- Khan (19c) Madrassah, Islam Khodja Minaret; Palvan-Kari complex, Abd Al
    Bobo complex (18c), Rafanek Madrassah, Mohammed Rakim Khan (19 c) Amir-Tur Madrassah,
    and Sho-I- Kalandar Bobo Mausoleum. After lunch you will see Mazary Sharif Madrassah,
    Kheivak well (10c), Uch Avlioli («three saints») Mausoleum, Jami Mosque (18c), Kutluq-
    Murad Inaq (19c) Madrassah, and Pakhlavan Mahmoud Mausoleum. Night is in the hotel.

  • Day 2
    Bukhara

    Today we will have a long transfer to Bukhara. On the way we will stop near the biggest river in
    Central Asia – Amudarya, historically known by its Latin name, Oxus. Upon arrival to Bukhara
    you will have free time for rest. Overnight is in the hotel.

  • Day 3
    Bukhara

    Full day will be dedicated to a city tour in Bukhara with your your local guide. Today you will
    visit Ismael Samani mausoleum (9–10c) – vault of Bukhara rulers' dynasty, Chor-Minor,
    Chashma-Ayub Mausoleums (14 c), and Bukhara local bazaar. In Old Bukhara you are going to
    see Poli-Kalon ensemble including Minaret (12c) , Mosque (15c), functioning Madrassah Miri-
    Arab (16 c) Amir- Alim-Khan Madrassah (14c), Taqi (trading domes), and Kukeldash
    Madrassah (16c). After lunch time you will see Lyab-i- Hauz (17c), Nadir Divanbegi (17c),
    Magoki Attari (16c), Ulug Beg (15c), Abdul Aziz (17c) Madrassahs as well as Registan
    Ensemble, Ark Fortress (16c) and Bolo-Hauz complex (18 c). Overnight is in the hotel.

  • Day 4
    Gijduvan

    After the breakfast we will start our way to Samarkand – The pearl of the East. On the way, we
    will stop over at Gijduvan village to visit famous private pottery workshop, which was
    previously visited by Mrs. Hillary Clinton, Sir Charles and many of others. There we will have a
    chance to learn the history of pottery culture of Uzbekistan, short master class of pottery
    preparing and do buy the items you liked. Afterwards continue drive to Samarkand. Upon arrival
    you will have check in to the hotel and overnight.

  • Day 5
    Samarkand

    Breakfast is in the hotel. Full day city tour of Samarkand: Registan square – the complex of three
    historical building: Madrasah Ulugbek (15th c.), Madrasah Sher-dor (17th c.), Madrasah Tilla-
    Kori (17th c.) – the visiting card and the main attraction spot of Samarkand. Architectural
    complex Shakhi-Zindeh (11-15th c.) - the name Shah-I- Zinda (meaning "the living king") comes
    together with the legend about Kusam Ibn Abbas, the cousin of the prophet Muhammad who was
    buried here. Mausoleum Guri Emir - Tamerlane’s tomb (14-15th c.) - Gur-e Amir means "Tomb
    of the King". Bibi Khanum Mosque - name of the mosque translated as the "Elder wife" and it
    was built in honor of favorite Tamerlane’s wife, after his successful campaign in India.
    Overnight is in the hotel.

  • Day 6
    Tashkent

    Breakfast is in the hotel. In the morning you will drive to Tashkent (350 km, 4.5 hrs drive). Upon
    arrival there is a city tour in Tashkent including Independence square (Red square in former
    USSR, Main Square of the country). Broadway is walking street between independence square
    and Amir Timur square. Amir Timur square – one of the central squares of Tashkent, erected on
    behalf of national hero – Amir Timur. The square symbolizes sovereignty and power of Uzbek
    nation. Tashkent metro is among the most beautiful subways in the world. First line was opened
    in 1977. Now the number of stations is 29 with 36.2 km long. Old city is an old part of Tashkent
    city, the area, which preserves the traditional Uzbek style: Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah
    (16 th .c) and Hast Imam complex – the Islamic heart of the country. Overnight is in the hotel.

  • Day 7
    Airport

    After breakfast is transfer to Tashkent airport.

What's included

  • Transport

  • Excursions

    Entrances to all museums

  • Water

    Mineral water during the tour

  • Guide

    Local English / German / French speaking guides in Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand and Tashkent

  • Visa

    Uzbek visa support

  • Meals(B,L,D)

  • Domestic flight ticket

    Flight Tashkent-Urgench

  • Medical Insurance

    Travel insurance

  • Hotel

    Khiva – “Old Khiva” Hotel 3* / “Bek Khiva” Hotel 4* Bukhara – “Lyabi Hauze” Hotel 3* / “Omar Khayam” Hotel 4* Samarkand – “Malika Classic” Hotel 3* / “Diyora” Hotel 4* Tashkent – “Grand Orzu” Hotel 3* / “Ramada” Hotel 4*

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