Travel around Uzbekistan: Tour 3

Travel around Uzbekistan: Tour 3 

Travel around Uzbekistan: Tour 3
Duration: 6 days
Places to visit: Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva - Bukhara - Samarkand - Tashkent

Day 1: Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva  
We are glad to see you in Uzbekistan. In the morning you will have flight to Urgench then transfer to Khiva. In Khiva you will have tour in the oldest city of Uzbekistan. Admire beauty of visiting Ichan Qala which is inner city in Khiva with strong walls. You can find old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan Sarais and Bathhouses. You will find over 400 traditional houses and about 60 architectural monuments. Ichan Qala is historic and architectural conservation territory in 1969. The most significant sight here are Kunya Ark fortress of 17th century, found by Muhammad Arang Khan, Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace. Night is in a hotel. 

Day 2: Khiva - Bukhara  
We will travel to Bukhara known as "town museum" of the Middle Ages. Travelers will find more than 140 architectural monuments. See narrow streets, green parks and gardens, historical and architectural monuments of different epochs. The Khiva - Bukhara road goes via well-known Kizilkum desert where you can see the beauty of Amu Darya river as the deepest river in Central Asia. This river is merging of the Panj and the Vakhsh in Tajikistan that flow into Aral See. Night is in a hotel.

Day 3: Bukhara
Today is a city tour. We visit Citadel Ark of 4th century. It is the most prehistoric citadel in Bukhara that served to several Emirs' of Bukhara. See Samanids mausoleum, deliberated to be a masterwork of 9th -10th century. Then you will see famous Chashma Ayub or Job's well and Bolo-Hauz mosque, known also as the mosque of forty columns made in honor of Bukhara governor Abu Fayud Khan. We will walk the shopping domes and then visit one of the most famous madrasahs of Bukhara called Nodir Divan Begi. It is a part of Lyabi House Ensemble, famous central sightseeing of Bukhara. Then visit Poi Kalon complex, the unique sample of architectural art of Bukhara. It made of three structures of the 12th - 16th centuries as Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Night is in a hotel.

Day 4: Bukhara - Samarkand
In the morning is transfer to Samarkand by train. We will have a city tour. Samarkand situated in the valley of the river Zerafshan. It is the second largest city in Uzbekistan. You will visit most remarkable sights of this city: Registan square, Shakhi Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square, a site of three captivating Madrasahs of 15-17th centuries. Shakhi Zindeh complex is a big collection of mausoleums of 11th-15 centuries. It is UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque was built in honor of Tamerlane's wife, after his conquest in India. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 5: Samarkand - Tashkent
Morning train to Tashkent. On arrival you will have a city tour. You will visit Independence square dedicated to the victory of World War II. Then you will walk along the local Broadway where you can see metro opened in 1977. Visit the old part of the city with its Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that contains of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. Then see the Othman Quran which is the world's oldest Quran copy of the 8th c. Overnight is in a hotel. 

Day 6: Tashkent - Departure
Flight for next destination.


02 pax - Sedan
04-06 pax - Minivan
08-10 pax - Minibus


Price per person:
02 pax - 720 $
04 pax - 530 $
06 pax - 455 $
08 pax - 440 $
10 pax - 410 $
Single - 70 $

Early check-in - 40   
Single early check-in - 65 $  

Half board - 50 $
Full board - 85 $ 

English speaking guide - 390 $ per group 

Entrance fees in UZ* (with escort guide only) - 55 $ per person


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Khiva - "Porso" Hotel 3*
Bukhara - "Old City" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
Tashkent - "Samir" Hotel 3*
- Train tickets Bukhara - Samarkand, Samarkand - Tashkent in economy class. Afrosiab fast trains are in first choice, if there are no tickets for fast train, we will change with normal trains.
- Mineral water during the tour                                  

Service does not include:
- Visa
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Flight tickets Tashkent - Urgench