Ancient Cities Tour to Uzbekistan

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Duration

8 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

English

About this tour

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation in top 3 star hotels
  • Tashkent-Urgench flight
  • Local certified tour guide
  • All breakfasts
  • 2 Lunch
  • 2 Dinners
  • Uzbekistan Visa Support
  • Entrance tickets to according to itinerary
  • Bukhara-Samarkand high-speed train
  • Samarkand-Tashkent high-speed train
  • Local prepaid SIM card with internet access
  • Face masks and hand sanitizers
  • All Airport/Train station transfers
  • Transportation services according to itinerary
  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Lunches and dinners not listed
  • Tips & gifts

Itinerary

Arrive in Tashkent. Our driver will meet you at the Tashkent International Airport. (If you are arriving by an early morning flight, extra night at the hotel may be needed). Start sightseeing from the Old City part of Tashkent. Visit Khast Imam - a cultic architectural complex and the religious center of Tashkent where the world famous Uthman Quran has been preserved. Khast Imam complex consists of Barak-Khan Madrasah, Tillya Sheikh Mosque, Muyi Muborak Madrasah, Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum, New Khazrati Imam Mosque and the Muftiate building. Drive to Chorsu Bazaar. After exploring the bazaar drive to the Central Asian Plov Center. Plov is cooked in a giant, wood-fired kazans. Enjoy your plov! Visit the State Museum of Applied Art to see priceless samples of applied art created by golden hands of masters from the first half of XIX century up to the present time. Have a short Tashkent metro ride from "Kosmonavtlar" station to "Mustakallik Maydoni" station. Visit Independence Square, Alisher Navoi State Academic Bolshoi Theatre, Amir Temur Square and Museum, "Broadway" street where some street artists and painters display their original artworks (there are many shopping centers, fashion shops, boutiques, restaurants, and cafes are located on and around the Broadway) and Monument of Courage. Drop off at the hotel. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

05:00 Transfer to the Domestic Airport. 07:25 Domestic flight to Urgench. 08:55 Arrive in Urgench and transfer to Khiva (34 km). 09:30 Arrive in Khiva. Leave your luggage in the hotel (check in from 14:00) and start your walking sightseeing tour in ancient Khiva. Explore the walled inner town of the city of Khiva - Itchan Kala. Visit Mukhammad Aminkhan Madrasah, Mukhammad Rahimkhan Madrasah, Kalta-Minor, Kunya-Ark, Juma Mosque, Tash-Khovli Palace, Minaret of Islam-Khoja, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel. 10:00 Transfer to Bukhara by car through the Kyzylkum Desert (457 km). Enjoy the different views of the Kyzylkum desert. 16:30 Arrive in Bukhara. Check in. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel. 10:00 Start walking sightseeing tour in Bukhara. Visit Lyabi-Khauz Complex, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Trade domes, Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque and Miri-Arab Madrasah, Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasahs, Ark Fortress, Bolo-Khauz Mosque and Chashma-Ayub mausoleum, Ismail Samani mausoleum.We will arrange a dinner at Nodir Devonbegi Madrasah Restaurant where you can enjoy Traditional Dance Show. Overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel. 09:00 Visit Chor-Minor Madrasah. Countryside sightseeing - visit summer residence of Bukhara’s last Emir - Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa, Bakhouddin Naqshbandi Mausoleum and Chor-Bakr Necropolis. Drop off at the train station. 15:51 Transfer to Samarkand by high-speed train "Afrosiyob". 17:30 Arrive in Samarkand. Transfer to the hotel. Check in. Free time. (Recommended to visit Gur-Emir and Registan to see a night view). Overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel. 09:00 Visit Gur-Emir Mausoleum, "The Pearl of Central Asia" - Registan Square, Bibi-Khanum Mosque and Siab Bazaar. Luxury Plov for lunch will be arranged by us. Visit Khazrat Khizr Mosque, Mausoleum of the first President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis and Ulughbek Observatory, Mausoleum of Saint Daniel. Visit the "Meros" paper mill in Konigil village. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel. 09:00 Transfer to Shakhrisabz (85 km). Drive through the Aman-Kutan Gorge and Takhta-Karacha Mountain Pass. On the way stop to take a view at Teshiktosh (Stone with hole). The film "Apachen" (1973) was shot on this location - an area that looks incredibly like the American Southwest. Short stop at the top of the mountain pass. There is a tiny market where some local dried fruits can be bought. 11:00 Arrive in Shakhrisabz. Visit Mausoleum of Jakhongir in Dor-us Saodat Memorial Complex, remains of Ak Saray Palace, Kok Gumbaz Mosque. 15:00 Drive back to Samarkand directly to the train station. 17:25 Transfer to Tashkent by high-speed train "Afrosiyob". 19:40 Arrive in Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel. 11:00 Check out. Free time. Transfer to the Tashkent International Airport according to the flight time.

Durations

8 days

Languages

English

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Owner

Dilbar

Member Since 2021

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