Historical tour: The Legends of the Great Silk Road (8/7A)

Traveling in major tourist cities of Uzbekistan. 8 days tour program with a visit to the cities of Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Shahrisabz and Samarkand.

 

 

Itinerary

Historical tour: The Legends of the Great Silk Road (8/7A)

Travel itinerary: Tashkent – Khiva – Bukhara –  Samarkand – Tashkent

Duration: 8 days/7 nights

Kind of route: airway tour and motor coach

Places of visit (nights): Tashkent (2) – Khiva (1) – Samarkand (2) –  Bukhara (2)

Best time to travel: april, may, june; august, september, october

Accommodation: single or double accommodations in hotels

Description:Traveling in major tourist cities of Uzbekistan. 8 days tour program with a visit to the cities of Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Shahrisabz and Samarkand.

 

DAY

ITINERARY

01

Homeland – Tashkent

Arrive Tashkent, welcome at the airport and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Time for rest. Night in Tashkent.

02

Tashkent – Khiva

Breakfast in the hotel. Early transfer to the Domestic Airport to catch a flight HY1051 to Urgench at 9 a.m. Arrive Urgench airport at 10.40 a.m. and drive to Khiva (30 km), hotel check-in. Full day for sightseeing of Khiva – AM sightseeing including visits to the inner town of Ichan Kala (XIV-XX CC) with Muhamad Amin khan Madrassah, Kalta Minor Minaret, Kunya Ark, Muhamad Rahim khan Madrassah, Djuma Mosque and Minaret, Tash Hauli Palace. PM sightseeing for 2 hrs: Islam Khodja Minaret and Madrassah, Shirgazi khan Madrassah Pahlavan Mahmud Mausoleum. Night in Khiva.

03

Khiva – Bukhara

Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to Bukhara via the Kizilkum (Red) desert (460 km, 9 hrs). Currently the road between Khiva and Bukhara is under reconstruction and it will take around 8-9 hours to reach Bukhara from Khiva. Arrive Bukhara, hotel check-in, free time. Night in Bukhara. the inner town of Ichan Kala (XIV-XX CC) with Muhamad Amin khan Madrassah, Kalta Minor Minaret, Kunya Ark, Muhamad Rahim khan Madrassah, Djuma Mosque and Minaret, Tash Hauli Palace. PM sightseeing for 2 hrs: Islam Khodja Minaret and Madrassah, Shirgazi khan Madrassah Pahlavan Mahmud Mausoleum. Night in Khiva.

04

Bukhara

Breakfast in the hotel. Full day in Bukhara. AM portion of city tour for 4 hrs with visits to the Ark Fortress (I-XX CC), Bolo Hauz Mosque (XVIII C), Samanids Mausoleum (IX-X CC), Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum (XII-XVI CC). PM portion of s/s tour on foot along the old town of Bukhara from Poi- Kalyan complex with Kalyan Minaret (XII C) through orient bazaars with three trade domes of Toki Zargaron (XV C), Toki Sarrafon (XVI C), Toki Telpak Furushon (XVI C), Ulugbek Madrassah (XV C), Abdulazizkhan Madrassah (XVII C) to the Lyabi Hauz complex (XVI -XVII CC). Night in Bukhara.

05

Bukhara – Samarkand

Early breakfast in the hotel. At 07:10 a.m. transfer to the railway station to get the fast going train “Sharq”, departing to Samarkand at 08:05 a.m. Arrival in Samarkand at 11:10 a.m., check in to the hotel. Full day sightseeing of Samarkand includes the visits to Gur Emir Mausoleum (where conqueror Amir Temur (Temurlane), famous Registan Square (with Madrassa Sherdor XVII century, Tilla Kori and Ulugbek XV century), remains of grandiose Bibi Khanum Mosque, Samarkand oriental bazaar, Shokhi Zinda Nekropole (important pilgrimage place in Samarkand). Night in Samarkand.

06

Samarkand – Tashkent, (356km, 3,5 hrs)

Continue sightseeing Samarkand: Ulugbek Observatory (XV C), Excavation of an ancient city and museum of Afrosiyab, Tombstone of Saint Danyar. And if the time will be available visit “Samarkand-Bukhara Silk Carpets” factory, where you can observe the whole process of weaving silk carpets based on “handmade” technology. At 16:20 transfer to the railway station to get the fast going train “Afrosiyob”, departing to Tashkent at 17:00. Arrival in Tashkent at 19:10. Transfer to the hotel. Night in Tashkent.

07

Tashkent

Breakfast in the hotel. Sightseeing tour of Tashkent to the old and new parts of the city: Amir Timur Square, Theatre Square with the Opera House, Applied Art Museum, Earthquake Memorial, Abdul Kasim Madrassah and AlisherNavoi National Park, Independence Square, Khast Imam Square – a religious center of the city consisting of the Barakkhan madrasah, KaffalShashi Mausoleum and the library of Islamic Literature with the Holy Koran Book of the VII century. Night in Tashkent. :00. Arrival in Tashkent at 19:10. Transfer to the hotel. Night in Tashkent.

08

Depart Tashkent

Early breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the airport and depart Tashkent.  End of our services!!! 

Hotel options: To make your stay pleasantly in Uzbekistan, we offer you Comfort or Budget hotel options. Also for your convenience, according to your desire and budget you can choose any accommodation in Uzbekistan hotel list, and let us know by filling special cells - hotel name and room type in tour request form.

Hotels in Cities

Comfort option

Budget Option

Tashkent

Hotel “Ramada” 4*
or “City Palace” 4* or similar

“Shodlik Palace” 3* 
or “Uzbekistan” 4*

Khiva

“Khorezm Palace” 4*
or “Asia Khiva” 3*

“Kala” 3*
or “Arkanchi” 3* or similar

Samarkand

“Emirkhan” 4*
or “Sultan Boutique” 4* or similar

“Malika Classic” 3*
or “Ideal” 3* or similar

Bukhara

“Amelia Boutique” 4*
or “Asia Bukhara” 3* or similar

“New Moon” 3*
or “Omar Khayam” 3*

Standard tour price includes:

Visa support;

Accommodation with breakfast;

Transportation with A/C throughout the whole trip;

Sightseeing tour program in all cities, including entrance fees to sights, museums, mausoleums, except camera/video fees;

Train tickets economy class Bukhara - Samarkand and Samarkand - Tashkent;

Air-tickets for domestic flights;

Escort guide;

Lunches and dinners;

 

Tour price does not include:

Hotel charges for additional services;

Consular fees paid upon collection of the entrance Visa;

International flight tickets;

Personal insurance and any items not mentioned above.

  

 

 

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