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Gems of Uzbekistan (Guaranteed Departure for 2017/2018)

Uzbekistan, where monuments of ancient cultures of different ages are concentrated, is rightly called a treasury of history. Ichan-Kala complex in Khiva, historical centers of Bukhara, Shakhrizabs and Samarkand are included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Many unique monuments and architectural constructions in these towns have remained in a good state up to the present day and are of a great significance to the mankind.



Price valid until December 2018, based on 3* & 4* Hotels:

Number of People                              3* Hotel                                 4*-5* Hotel

1                                                             $ 2,750.00                                $2,950.00 

2-3                                                         $1, 950.00 pp                          $2, 500.00 pp

4-6                                                         $1,600.00 pp                           $2,000.00 pp

Single Supplement                              $300.00                                   $500.00

Led by local guide

 

Hotels:

Tourist Class Hotels 3*- 4*

Tashkent       Ichan Qala Premium Hotel / Sharq Hotel

Samarkand   Malika Prime Hotel / Bek Samarkand Hotel

Bukhara        Omar Khayyam Hotel / Sasha & Son Hotel

Khiva             Malika Khiva Hotel / Shakherezada Hotel

 

Superior Class Hotels 4*- 5*

Tashkent       Hyatt Regency Tashkent 5*

Samarkand   Registan Plaza Hotel / Grand Samarkand Hotel

Bukhara        Zargaron Plaza Hotel / Asia Bukhara Hotel

Khiva             Asia Khiva Hotel / Bek Khiva Hotel


Tour Includes:

  • Accommodation on double/twin room sharing
  • All transfers by comfortable air conditioned tourist class transport
  • Sightseeing tour program in each city as per itinerary
  • Escort guide for the whole tour
  • Entrance tickets to the sites, museums, mausoleums as per itinerary
  • Meals on Full board basis (B:breakfast, L:lunch and D:dinner)
  • Bottle of water per person per day
  • Domestic air ticket TASHKENT - URGENCH
  • Cultural show
  • Local taxes

Tour Does Not Include:

  • Charges in hotels for additional services
  • Consular fees for Uzbekistan visa
  • Photography and video fees
  • Personal insurance; and early arrivals and late departures
  • International air tickets
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any services not included in the above itinerary 

View Tour Itinerary

Day 01
Tashkent

Arrive to Tashkent International Airport. After passport and customs controls you will be met by your guide/driver, and will be transferred to your hotel for check in and overnight. Tashkent - The Capital of Independent Uzbekistan, the cosmopolitan city in the heart of Central Asia, the crossroad of different cultures.

Day 02
Tashkent - Khiva (18.6 miles)

Early breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight Tashkent-Urgench. Upon arrival drive to Khiva and start your day with a walk in the splendid historical part of Khiva – Ichan-Kala fort (IVc b.c-XXc). Your tour includes a visit to Muhammad Aminkhan Madrasah and Kalta Minar (XIXc), Kunya Ark, the Museum of Zindan and Muhammad Rahimkhan Madrasah (XIXc), take a walk to The Mausoleum of local Saint Pakhlavan Makhmud (XIV-XXcc), Shergazi-khan Madrasah (XVIIIc), beautiful Minaret and Madrasah of Islam Khodja (XXc), Juma Mosque (Xc), Allakuli Khan Madrasah and Caravan saray(XIXc), Tash-Khauli Palace and Harem (XIXc). Check into your hotel and enjoy free time walking through the old streets of Ichan-Kala and city walls. Dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 03
Khiva – Bukhara (280 miles)

Breakfast, then check out from the hotel and start your journey to Bukhara through the Kyzyl-Kum desert, the second largest desert in Central Asia. On the way stop to see The Amu-Darya River, the largest river in Central Asia. Arrive in Bukhara, transfer to your hotel for check in, dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 04
Bukhara

Begin your city tour of Bukhara including a visit to the old center of Tajik culture, where locals speak Tajik language the dialect of Farsi. Explore one of the gems of Islamic architecture, the center of Mediaeval Islamic Education. Visit: The Ark(IVc b.c-XVIIc a.d), Bolo-Khauz Mosque(XVIIc), Samanid’s Mausoleum(IXc-Xc), Mausoleum of Chashmai-Ayub(XII-XVIcc), city walls (XVIc), Kalon Minaret (XIIc), Miri-Arab Madrasah(XVIc), Kalon Mosque(XVIc). Visit Madrasah Of Ulugbek (XVc), Madrasah of Abdul-Azizkhan(XVIIc), trade domes from (XVIcc), Magoki-Attor mosque(XIIc), Lyabi-Khauz complex consisting of Nadir-Divan Begi Madrasah(XVIIc) and Khanaka (XVIIc), and the Khauz-water-pond(XVIIc). Dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 05
Bukhara

Breakfast at hotel, and then begin your visit touring the rest of the city and around it. Visit Bakhautdin Nakshband Complex, the holy area for locals and Muslims around the world, drive to Sitora-i-Mokhi khosa, the summer residence of the former Emirs of Bukhara, Chor Bakr Necropolis the burial of local aristocracy. Return to the city to have free time to explore the oldest commercial area of Bukhara. Dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 06
Bukhara - Shakhrisabz - Samarkand (174 miles)

After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and depart to Shakhrisabz, the road goes through the old road of Silk Road. Upon arrival to second important city in Empire of Tamerlane, visit the ruins of Ak-Sarai Palace, Dorut TIlovat Complex and Dorus Saadat Complex, Khazrat Imam Mosque and Mausoleum of Djakhangir, the first son of the Emperor, Chorsu Trade Dome, and bazaar. In the afternoon, continue to Samarkand, upon arrival check-in at your hotel and rest. Dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 07
Samarkand

Breakfast at hotel then begin your city tour in the former capital of Tamerlane’s Empire. City invaded by the horde of Mongols and destroyed to the ground, the Eden of the East; visit Gur-Emir mausoleum (XVc), Registan Square consisting of Ulugbek Madrassah (XVc), Sherdor Madrassah (XVIIc) and Tilla – Kori Madrasah (XVIIc), the Museum of Ulugbek’s observatory with the original part of main instrument sextant (XVc), Museum of Afrosiyab displaying the object from the archeological excavations (Vc b.c-XIIIc a.d), Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis (XI-XIVcc), Bibi-Khanum Mosque(XVc) and Siyab bazaar. Dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 08
Samarkand Tashkent (320km)

After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Tashkent, through countryside, crossing the Sir-Darya River on the way, passing the parts of Pamir Mountains. Arrive to the capital and check into your hotel and have a short rest. Start touring Tashkent; visit the Museum of Applied Arts, Khazrat Imam Complex with Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum, Barak Khan Madrasah, and Museum of Islamic Calligraphy, Independence Square, Monument of Courage, and Tashkent Subway Stations. Farewell Dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 09
Tashkent

After breakfast check out the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight back home. (B)