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Tours in Uzbekistan: Tour 5

Tours in Uzbekistan: Tour 5, Uzbekistan tours 

Tours in Uzbekistan: Tour 5
Route: Tashkent - Samarkand - Urgut - Gijduvan - Bukhara

Day 1: Tashkent
Welcome to Uzbekistan. On arrival you will be met and drive to the city. Travelers will have a city tour and visit the Independence square as well as walk along the local Broadway and see famous Tashkent metro. First line was opened in 1977. The tour will be continued visiting the old part of the city which includes: Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that contains of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. The highlight of its exhibits is the Othman Quran which is the world's oldest Quran copy dating back to 8th century. Quran belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph by he was in 8th century. His blood is seen on the Quran pages. Night is in a hotel.

Day 2: Tashkent - Samarkand (350 km, 4 hrs drive)
In the morning you will be transferred to Samarkand. Samarkand is located in the valley of the river Zerafshan. It is the second largest city of Uzbekistan. We will have a city tour and visit Registan square, Shakhi Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square, a compound of three captivating Madrasahs of the 15-17th centuries. See Shakhi Zindeh signifies a large collection of mausoleums of the 11th-15 centuries. It is UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque is dedicated to Tamerlane's wife, after his effective campaign in India. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 3: Samarkand - Urgut - Samarkand
In the morning you will drive to a small village of Samarkand named Urgut. This village is well-known for its raucous and interesting national bazaar. In the afternoon we will return to Samarkand and drive to another village where you can see commemorative complex of Al Bukhary. Al Bukhary was an Islamic researcher, who authored the hadith collection known as Sahih al Bukhari, observed by Sunni Muslims as one of the most authentic Hadith collections. He wrote books such as Al Adab al Mufrad. Night is in a hotel.

Day 4: Samarkand - Gijduvan - Bukhara
We will travel to Bukhara and stop over at Gijduvan village to visit famed private pottery workshop. Gijduvan ceramics school skills passed from father to son from generation to generation. Nowadays Gizhduvan is home for the sixth generation of potters from Narzullayevs family which overvalued Gijduvan school ceramics all over the world. Gijduvan School of ceramics is notable by a geometric pattern. Green and blue colors triumph in beautification of products. We will continue to Bukhara. Night is in a hotel.

Day 5: Bukhara
Today we will have a city tour of Bukhara. We will visit the most ancient citadel in Bukhara of the 4th century named Citadel Ark which served as a palace for several dynasties of Bukhara Empire. See Samanids mausoleum, a wonderful masterpiece of architecture of 9th -10th century. We will continue to Chashma Ayub, meaning Job's well and Bolo Hauz mosque, known also as the mosque of forty columns constructed in honor of Bukhara governor Abu Fayud Khan. Then we will walk sideways the shopping domes and visit one of the most famous madrasahs of Bukhara called Nodir Divan Begi which is also a part of Lyabi House Ensemble, famous central exploring of Bukhara. The tour will end with visiting Poi Kalon complex, the exclusive sample of architectural art of Bukhara. It has three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 6: Bukhara - Flight
Transfer to airport. We wish you safe flight!

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

Price per person:
02 pax - 475 $
04 pax - 420 $
06 pax - 385 $
08 pax - 355 $
10 pax - 325 $
Single - 60 $

Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 50 $ 

*Half board - 40 $
*Full board - 75 $

*Entrance fees - 30 $ available with escort guide only  

Local guides - 160 $ per group
Escort guide - 320 $ per group

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Tashkent - "Tourist Inn" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
Bukhara - "Old City" Hotel 3*
- Mineral water during the tour                                  

Service does not include:
- Visa
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Train tickets Tashkent - Samarkand - 30 $