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Majestic Uzbekistan


May 07 to 14, 2019

Today Uzbekistan with its numerous ancient monuments, rich nature, and present‐day rapid progress attracts the whole world's attention. For centuries the country was at the intersection of the Great Silk Road routes along which merchants, geographers, missionaries, and later tourists traveled. It is striking how the history, traditions and cultures of the nationalities populating the present‐day Uzbekistan have been entangled with the history of the Great Silk Road. Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, and Shakhrizabs, where cultural and spiritual values had long since been concentrated, where outstanding scientific centers and schools were established, and where architecture, craftsmanship, and applied art were flourishing, played the role of main urban centers. Creative work and various scientific achievements of the local scientists, thinkers, and poets have proved to be a valuable contribution to the development of the world civilization.

(Can be added as an extension to our scheduled Apr 26- May 7, 2019 Turkmenistan trip)

Land only prices per person based on sharing in double occupancy:

1 person: $3,295.00 based on single room occupancy (For one traveler only)

2-3 people: $2,350.00 per person in double occupancy

4-6 people: $2,100.00 per person in double occupancy

Single room supplement: $250.00 per person

Your 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

  • Cultural show

  • Local taxes

Your 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

Superior Class Hotels 4*- 5*

Khiva – Bek 3*, Malika Kheivak 3*, Malika Khiva 3*, Orient Star Khiva 3* (ex Madrassah) or similar

Bukhara – Omar Khayyam 4* or boutique hotels like Sasha & Son, Minzifa, Amulet, Lyabi House or similar

Samarkand – Grand Samarkand Superior 4*, Malika Diyora 4* or Malika Prime Boutique hotel and similar

Tashkent – Ichan Qala Luxury Boutique Hotel 5* or similar category

View Tour Itinerary

Day 01, Tue, May 07
Ashgabat- Dashoguz - Khiva

Early breakfast and transfer to the airport for your morning flight from Ashgabat to Dashoguz. Upon arrival drive to Shavat border. After border formalities drive to Khiva. 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 02, Wed, May 08
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 03, Thu, May 09

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 04, Fri, May 10

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 05, Sat, May 11
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 06, Sun, May 12

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 7, Mon, May 13
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 8, Tue, May 14

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

“We (STS) reserve the right to change hotels, restaurants or the order of activities if/as needed.”