Uzbekistan Cultural and Historical Tour

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Discover Uzbekistan in your 8 days trip in the country. You will start from the capital city Tashkent, visiting its old and new town with Madrasah, Mosque and old Bazaar of Tashkent as well as its modern part with museums, galleries, workshops and beautiful squares and parks.

Most highlights of your trip will be Registan square in Samarkand, original Koran  of 7 Century in Tashkent Hasti Imam complex, Kalyan Minaret and Trade Domes of Bukhara, the birth place Temur in Shahrisabz, Open city museum of Khiva with its many minarets and madrasah.

You may also want to learn to cook local meals with local families in Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva as each region of Uzbekistan has their own specific food that can be offered to guests.

You will start your journey in Tashkent and travel by fast train to Samarkand, later to Bukhara and return to Tashkent by flight from Khiva.

You will definitely be impressed by local hospitality and  kindness of Uzbek people.
Itinerary



Day 1: Arrival in Tashkent



Stop At: Chorsu Bazaar, Tashkent, Tashkent Province

Day 1: Arrival in Tashkent, be met and transferred to your hotel. Sightseeing includes: Khasti Imam complex, Barakhan madrasa, Mui Muborak library, Chorsu bazar and Kukeldash madrasah. Tashkent Opera and Ballet theatre Alisher Navoi, performance starts at 1800 (optional).

Duration: 6 hours



Meals included:

• Breakfast

Accommodation included: Accommodation in a 3 star hotel in Tashkent located in the center of the city.



Day 2: Tashkent-Samarkand by train



Stop At: Samarkand Textile Workship, Samarkand, Samarqand Province

Day 2: Tashkent-Samarkand (300 kms, 2 hours by fast train). Take morning train ride to Samarkand 0800-1010. Visit includes: Registan square with Sherdor Madrasa, Ulughbek madrasa, Tilla Sheikh madrasa, Gur Emir Mausoleum, the stunning burial place of Temur’s teacher, sons and grandsons. Bibi Hanum mosque, Bazaar, Shahi Zinda complex, a holy place in Central Asia famed for its tile work; Afrosiab ancient settlement destroyed by Ghengis Khan in the 13th century.  Tour ends up with folk show or Light and Sound show at Registan square (optional, available upon request or join booked show)

Duration: 7 hours



Meals included:

• Breakfast

Accommodation included: Accommodation in one of the nice boutique hotels of Samarkand located in the center of the city.



Day 3: Samarkand-Bukhara via Shahrisabz



Stop At: Ark of Bukhara, Bukhara, Bukhara Province

Day 3: Samarkand-Bukhara via Shahrisabz. (80 km+290 km) After breakfast  drive to Bukhara via Shahrisabz , the birthplace of Amir Temur. If you are a small group of 1-3 persons, you can drive over the mountain of Zarafshan pass (1450 m) and arrive Shahrisabz in around one hour; bigger groups will travel by van or bus around the mountain which will take around 2. 5 hours and see remote villages of the province.

Visit in Shahrisabz includes Ak Saray Palace, Jahangir’s mausoleum and Kok Gumbaz mosque  PM continue driving to Bukhara, another 290 kms through the semi steppe of Kyzikum desert.

 

Duration: 8 hours



Meals included:

• Breakfast

Accommodation included: Accommodation in the old town of Bukhara , in walking distance to all historical sites .



Day 4: Bukhara



Stop At: Ark of Bukhara, Bukhara, Bukhara Province

Day 4: Bukhara: Today’s full day city tour, all on foot through this ancient, holy city, includes Chashmai Ayub mausoleum, Ismail Samani mausoleum, Bolo Hauz mosque and Ark Fortress.  Turkish hammam, the bazaar and many souvenir  shops.

After lunch at a local restaurants or café. you visit Kalyan minaret, Ulughbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasa, Nadir Divan Begi Madrasa and Khanaka, Magaki Attari mosque, Chor Minor madrasa. You can finish city tour with an optional folk show in Nadir Divan Begi madrasa at 1800.

Duration: 8 hours



Meals included:

• Breakfast

Accommodation included: Accommodation in one of the boutique hotels in Bukhara



Day 5: Bukhara-Khiva



Pass By: Khiva Silk Worshop, Khiva, Xorazm Province

Day 5: Bukhara-Khiva (500 km, 8 hrs) Today you will have a long journey through the Kyzilkum desert, which covers 1/3 of Uzbekistan's territory, crossing the river Amudarya (Oxus) near Urgench and arrive in Khiva at around 1500. Free time.Overnight.



Meals included:

• Breakfast

Accommodation included: Accommodation in Ichan kala of old Khiva.



Day 6: Khiva



Stop At: Khiva Silk Worshop, Khiva, Xorazm Province

Day 6:  Full day walking tour in Khiva. You will visit the whole town with its minarets, mosques, museums, palaces and caravanserai. You will meet also local people living in the old town, celebrating weddings in the city, shopping in the local market. Kunya Ark, Kalta minor, Muhammad Aminkhan madrasa, Muhammad Rahimkhan madrasa, Juma mosque and Minaret, Islam Khodja minaret, Tash Hauli palace are the main but not the full list of attractions located in the town. 

Duration: 6 hours



Meals included:

• Breakfast

Accommodation included: Accommodation in one of the nice boutique hotels in Ichan kala.



Day 7: Khiva-Tashkent flight



Stop At: Old Tashkent, Tashkent, Tashkent Province

Day 7: After breakfast you can visit ancient ruins of Khorezm, Ayazkala and Topraqkala and evening fly to Tashkent and enjoy your free time in Tashkent. 

Duration: 8 hours



Meals included:

• Breakfast

Accommodation included: Accommodation in 3 star hotel in the center.



Day 8: Departure



Pass By: Old Tashkent, Tashkent, Tashkent Province

Transfer to airport for your return flight home. End of Services.



No meals included on this day.

No accommodation included on this day.

Schedule details

Departure Point:
Traveler pickup is offered



Ports

Tashkent airport



Departure Time:

All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Duration:
8 days
Return Details:
The tour ends in Tashkent airport . Driver and guide will drop you to Tashkent airport for your return flight home.

Pricing information

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Pricing information

Uzbekistan Cultural and Historical Tour

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Inclusions:
  • 7x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • 7 nights accommodation in Boutique hotels with National character
  • Transport by private vehicle with air conditioning (Sedan 1-2 people, 3 and more in Minivan)
  • Local guides in Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva (escort guide available upon request)
  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Bottled water
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Chorsu Bazaar
  • Entry/Admission - Samarkand Textile Workship
  • Entry/Admission - Ark of Bukhara
  • Entry/Admission - Ark of Bukhara
  • Entry/Admission - Khiva Silk Worshop
  • Entry/Admission - Old Tashkent
Exclusions:
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Soft Drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (optional) for Guides and Drivers
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Wheelchair is not accessible in some historical sites
  • A maximum of 15-20 people per booking
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Cancellation Policy

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