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Welcome to Uzbekistan



Route: Tashkent – Bukhara – Samarkand – Tashkent

Duration: 6 days/ 5 nights

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DAY 1  ARRIVE IN TASHKENT

Arrive in Tashkent.
Meet at airport, transfer to hotel for accommodation.
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 2  TASHKENT – BUKHARA UNESCO

Alisher Navoi Theatre, TashkentThe history of Tashkent is almost 2000 years old, and for this period the city passed a long way from small settlement to the metropolitan center. Nowadays, Tashkent is one of the most important industrial, financial and cultural centers not only in Uzbekistan but also all over Central Asia.
Spend the day exploring Tashkent through the Independence square, Amir Timur Square, Opera House Square. Take ride through the most beautiful stations of the Tashkent metro. Visit to Khast Imom complex including Barak-khan Madrassah, the only world-known original version of Khalif Osman’s Koran dated from 7th century is kept here in the library of Mui-Muborak Madrasah, visit to Chorsu bazaar (closed on Mon) in the old city and to Kukeldash madrassah. Visit to the Museum of Applied Arts, housed in the ancient palace of tsarist diplomat.
Transfer to railway station for high-speed train “Afrosiab” Tashkent/Bukhara (18h45/22h34).
Arrival in Bukhara. Accommodation at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 3  BUKHARA

Trading domes, BukharaArchitectural heritage of Bukhara  is very rich – caravan-sarais and trading domes, public baths and big pools, defensive walls and city gates, khanakas and mausoleums, mosques and madrassahs, individual structures and big complexes. Decorative methods, splendor designs and original ideas of architects strike the imagination of anyone.
Full day tour of Bukhara: Liabi-Khauz Complex; puppet wokshop; walk through the old Jewish quarter; Tok-i-Sarrafon – Moneychanger’s Bazaar; Magoki-Attari mosque (XII c., XVI c.); Tok-i-Tilpak Furushon – Cap Maker’s Bazaar; Ulugbek’s madrassah (XV c.) and Abdulaziz-khan madrassah (XVII c.); Tok-i-Zargaron (1570) – Jeweler’s bazaar; Poi-Kalyan Ensemble; Bolo-Khauz mosque (XVIII c); Fortress Ark (citadel), a fortified residence of Emirs of Bukhara).
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 4  BUKHARA – SAMARKAND UNESCO

Ceramic workshop in GijduvanDepart for Samarkand (300 km, 4-5 hrs drive). On the way we stop in Gijduvan to visit family ceramic workshop.
Arrive in Samarkand, a key city on the Great Silk Road that has witnessed a lot of upheavals during the times of Alexander the Great (Macedonian), the Arabic Conquest, Ghengis-Khan Conquest and lastly Tamerlane’s. Hence, Samarkand’s culture was developed and mixed together with the Iranian, Indian, Mongolian and a bit of the Western and Eastern cultures.
Today we visit world famous Registan Square (meaning “sandy place”) that ranks first in Central Asia and among the greatest of all the grandiose and magnificent works of the Islamic world; Gur-Emir Mausoleum (graves of Tamerlane and his descendants).
Overnight at hotel.
DAY 5  SAMARKAND – TASHKENT

Necropolis Shakhi-Zinda (Xi-XIX cc), SamarkandToday we continue on: Observatory of Ulugbek; Necropolis Shakhi-Zinda (The Living King) and ensemble of mausoleums of the 11th-19th centuries; visit to the impressive remnants of Mosque Bibi-Khanum built in honor of the ruler’s eldest and favorite wife; Siab bazaar, the city’s main bazaar (closed on Mon). In the evening take train for Tashkent (2 hrs train travel). Upon arrival, transfer to hotel, accommodation.
Overnight at hotel.







 
DAY 6  TASHKENT – DEPART

Transfer to the airport for International flight home


*This tour itinerary can be adjusted accoding to your requirements and needs
N° of persons prices 2021 in USD

Single room supplement
$ 688
$ 574
$ 530

$ 140

* For price enquiries (group tariffs) and more details please contact us

HOTELS:
Tashkent City Palace 4*/ similar 1+1 night
Bukhara Omar Khayam 3*/ similar 2 nights
Samarkand Orient Star 3*/ similar 1 night


PRICE OF TOUR INCLUDES:
  • Accommodation on double/twin base at above mentioned hotels;
  • Meal base: B&B base: 5 breakfasts;
  • A/C transportation for all transfers, drives and city tours;
  • Train tickets Tashkent/Bukhara & Samarkand/Tashkent (in economy class);
  • Local guide in each city for excursion time (English-speaking);
  • Entrance fees to monuments and museums as per tour itinerary

PRICE OF TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • Travel health insurance;
  • International flights;
  • Visa for Uzbekistan – visa free regime for 77 countries (please, check here: https://www.mfa.uz/en/pages/visa-republic-uzb) and e-visa for 77  countries (please, check here: www.e-visa.gov.uz) (please contact us, if any questions or doubts);
  • Tourist tax in Uzbekistan – 20 USD/person/tour (actual cost, subject to change);
  • Single room supplement;
  • All personal expenses, incl. payment for photo and video cameras at monuments;
  • Luggage overweight;
  • Gratuities for guides/drivers/hotel porters

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