Tours in Uzbekistan: Tour 3
Route: Tashkent - Nukus - Khiva - Bukhara - Samarkand - Tashkent
Day 1: Tashkent
Uzbekistan awaits you! On arrival to Tashkent international airport the driver will meet you and transfer to city tour in Tashkent: You will visit the Independence square which is to be the main square of the country placed to the victory over fascism in World War II. Travelers will walk along the local Broadway located near Independence square and Amir Timur square. On the way you will see famous Tashkent metro. It is the most beautiful subways in the world, opened in 1977. Afterwards we will visit the old part of the city. It includes Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex. Hast Imam complex has several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. Also see the sacred Othman Quran as the world's oldest Quran copy of the 8th century. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent - Nukus (domestic flight)
Today is flight to Nukus in the morning. You will visit the Museum of Savitsky where you can see the masterpieces of forbidden art. This Museum has 20th century Russian avant-garde paintings, works of Sokolov, Komarovskiy and Amaravella group. The curator of the Karakalpakstan state museum of art composed the artworks in 1960s. It is known that he obtained barred works from wronged soviet artists and some of them were free. He placed in this remote central Asian art-house. We will drive outside of Nukus to see Mizdakhan necropolis. It is important to note that this city was an ancient city before. Archeologists say that area was constantly seized from the 4th century BC till about 14th century AD. In addition, you will be able to visit a 2200 years-old Zoroastrian ancient monument known as Chilpyk. Night is in a hotel.
Day 3: Nukus - Khiva
Travelers will be transferred to Khiva and have a city tour. We will see the oldest city of Uzbekistan. Start from inside of Ichan Qala as well as the inner city in Khiva with strong walls. Learn more about old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan Sarais and Bathhouses one-sided Ichan Qala into special city-monument. Ichan Qala has over 400 traditional dwelling houses and about 60 architectural monuments. Actually in 1969 Ichan Qala was branded a historical and architectural conservation area. There are wonderful places as the Kunya Ark fortress found in the 17th century by Muhammad Arang Khan. Then we will visit Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 4: Khiva - Bukhara (440 km, 7 hours)
We will drive to superb city of Bukhara where you can see more than 140 architectural monuments. It is significant to note that Bukhara city is a "town museum" found in the middle Ages. It is an attractive city of narrow streets, green parks and gardens, historical and architectural monuments of dissimilar epochs. You will pass from Khiva to Bukhara over famous Kizilkum desert. See outstanding view to Amu Darya river which is the deepest river in Central Asia and formed by the junction of the Panj and Vakhsh in Tajikistan as well as and flowing into Aral Sea. On arrival in Bukhara, night is in a hotel.
Day 5: Bukhara
Today is a city tour. We will visit ancient citadel in Bukhara of the 4th century named Citadel Ark. It united some dynasties of Bukhara Empire. Visit the Samanids mausoleum. It is the masterpiece of architecture of 9th -10th century. We will Chashma Ayub, meaning Job's well and Bolo Hauz mosque of forty columns built in honor of Bukhara governor Abu Fayud Khan. It is recommending walking along the shopping domes and visiting one of the most famous madrasahs of Bukhara called Nodir Divan Begi which is also a part of Lyabi House Ensemble. You will have the opportunity to visit Poi Kalon complex. It has three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries. They are: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Transfer to a hotel.
Day 6: Bukhara - Samarkand (Evening train)
In the morning we will have a sightseeing in the surrounding area of Bukhara. We will visit Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex. It is located few kilometers from Bukhara. You will be awe-struck by the memorial complex of famous Sufi Leader and Philosopher. It is one of the Muslim pilgrimage places for all people of Islamic world. Sheikh Bakhauddin Nakshbandi was one of the heavenly masters of Amir Timur. The complex contains of mosques of Kushbegi and Muzafarohana, courtyard with pool, madrasah, and burial vault of Bukhara rulers and Dakhma on the tomb of Saint Bakhauddin Nakshbandi. We will drive to see the background residence of Bukhara Emirs named Sitorai Mohi Hosa complex. You will find mixture of different architectural styles. The fact is that Emir named the palace for his wife who died young "Star - like and moon - like Palace". We will drive to Sumiton village to find Chor Bakr memorial complex. It is the town of the dead. It represents the four sides of the earth and infers that all people are one and the similar. The complex was built during the Samanids reign until the 16th century. Transfer to Samarkand. Rest is in a hotel.
Day 7: Samarkand
In the morning is a city tour in Samarkand. This astonishing city is located in the valley of the river Zerafshan. It is the second largest city of Uzbekistan as the city of Babylon or Rome. Visit Registan square, Shakhi Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square which is a pleasing complex of three attractive Madrasahs of the 15-17th centuries. Shakhi Zindeh indicates a large collection of mausoleums of the 11th-15 centuries as well as included to the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque is famous architectural complex dedicated to favorite Tamerlane's wife, after his campaign from India. Transfer to a hotel.
Day 8: Samarkand - Tashkent (Evening train)
The last day of tour will be continued in Samarkand city. We will visit Ulughbek observatory, built in 15th century by Ulughbek. It is one of the most famous Samarkand rulers and scientists. In 1437 Ulughbek worked in observatory. Before there was the "Zidji Guragoni" catalog, which had information about 1018 spiritual bodies. Later on he was killed by order of his own son. We will walk along the local Broadway surrounded by souvenir shops, teahouses, sweets and workshops. We will visit National bazaar Siab, oriental bazaar. On tour travelers will find Uzbek traditional handmade products and local sweets. Travelers will see carpet factory where over 400 women sew carpets without using traditional techniques. In the evening is transfer to Tashkent by train. Rest is in a hotel.
Day 9: Tashkent - Departure
Flight for next destination.
02 pax - Sedan
04-06 pax - Minivan
08-10 pax - Minibus
Price per person:
02 pax - 745 $
04 pax - 645 $
06 pax - 555 $
08 pax - 590 $
10 pax - 545 $
Single - 105 $
Early check-in - 40 $
Single early check-in - 45 $
Price per person:
02 pax - 930 $
04 pax - 830 $
06 pax - 740 $
08 pax - 770 $
10 pax - 725 $
Single - 210 $
Early check-in - 65 $
Single early check-in - 95 $9
English speaking local guides in Tashkent, Samarkand, Khiva, Bukhara - 270 $ per group
English speaking escort guide - 550 $ per group
All dinners - 70 $
All lunches and dinners - 120 $
Entrance fees - 70 $ (*with escort guide only)
Tashkent - "Samir" Hotel 3*/ "Ramada" Hotel 4*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*/ "Diyora" Hotel 4*
Bukhara - "Porso" Hotel 3*/ "Omar Khayyam" Hotel 4*
Nukus - "Jipek Jo'li" Hotel 3*
Khiva - "Old Khiva" Hotel 3* / "Bek Khiva" 4*
- Train tickets
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
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