Travel to Uzbekistan: Tour 2

Uzbekistan tours, Travel to Uzbekistan: Tour 2. 

Travel to Uzbekistan: Tour 2
Destination:
Turkmenistan
Duration: 7 days
Places to visit: Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva - Bukhara - Shahrisabs - Samarkand - Tashkent 

Day 1: Tashkent
Upon arrival to the airport you will be met and transferred to the capital of Uzbekistan here you are going to start your guided city tour. In course of the travel you will visit the most prominent sights of it like the Independence square. It is known as the main square of the country that was made as a symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. Next will be local Broadway that divides the Independence square and Amir Timur square. Later on visit Tashkent metro which is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world. This sight started its operation in 1977.  After it you will head on o the old part of the city where you will see Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex which has several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. The most prominent sights of the tours here is the world's oldest Quran copy of the 8th century. The sacred book Quran belonged to Othman Ibn Affan who was murdered by his enemy. Nowadawys it still possible to see the blood on the pages of  Quran. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 2: Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva
Today you will start your travel with the morning flight to Urgench and after that is transfer to Khiva. You will discover the oldest city of Uzbekistan that is known as the Ichan-Qala. It is inner city in Khiva that is encircled by strong walls. Inside of it you will enjoy the beauty of ancient buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravanserais and Bathhouses. This sight can show you at least 400 traditional dwellings and 60 architectural monuments. In 1969 Ichan-Qala was announced to become a historical and architectural conservation area. Kunya-Ark fortress of the 17th century was found by Muhammad Arang Khan. There are Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace that are known as the architectural mastership an incredible sample of Khorezm since 1830s. Night will be in a hotel.

Day 3: Khiva - Bukhara
In the morning we will travel to Bukhara. This city is known as the "town museum" of the Middle Ages due to more than 140 architectural monuments. This city is made of narrow streets, green parks and blooming gardens, historical and architectural monuments that were made in different time that are located near to each other. The road will go through famous Kizilkum desert where you are going to see the breathtaking view of Amu Darya River. It is considered to be as the deepest river in Central Asia which is formed by the confluence of the Panj and Vakhsh in Tajikistan. It flows into Aral See. Upon arrival in Bukhara the night will be in a hotel.     

Day 4: Bukhara
Today you will have a great time while exploring the most ancient citadel in Bukhara. The Citadel Ark was built in the 4th century and was used as a palace for Bukhara Empire. Samanids mausoleum of 9th - 10th century is the next destination of the guided tour. After it you will explore Chashma Ayub Job's well and Bolo-Hauz mosque, which is known as the forty columns that were made in honor of Bukhara governor Abu-Fayud Khan. You will visit shops as well as madrasahs of Bukhara called Nodir Divan Begi that is a part of Lyabi House Ensemble. The Poi Kalon complex is made of three structures of the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Overnight is in a hotel. 

Day 5: Bukhara - Shahrisabs - Samarkand
The tour will drive to the birthplace of Amir Timur to the Shahrisabs. Upon arrival you will have a great city tour where you will visit the famous site as Ak Saray Palace, built by Amir Timur. The place has an inscription on the portal that tells: "If you want to know about our power, look at our buildings". Jahongir mausoleum is a sight that was built in honor to the eldest son of Amir Timur, who died in battle when he was twenty years old. When his son died, the ruler was in deep sorrow for 30 years. Afterwards you will visit Shahrisabs where you will visit the Dorus Siadat and Dorus Tillavat memorial complexes where all descendants and relatives of Amir Timur were buried. Head on to Samarkand for overnight in a hotel.

Day 6: Samarkand - Tashkent
In course of the tour you will know that Samarkand is a second largest city that can be find in the valley of the river Zerafshan. Moreover the age of it is similar to Babylon or Rome.  You will have an opportunity to explore the Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. The first sight to visit will be the Registan Square that is known as the complex of three breathtaking Madrasahs of the 15-17th centuries. Complex of Shakhi-Zindeh covers the large assemble of mausoleums which were built during 11th-15 centuries. Next is the Guri Emir Mausoleum and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Bibi Khanum Mosque was made for the favorite wife of Tamerlane, after his successful trip in India. Evening train to Tashkent. The night will be spent in the hotel.

Day 7: Tashkent - Flight
Transfer to airport. 

 

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

 

Price per person:
02 pax - 695 $
04 pax - 520 $
06 pax - 465 $
08 pax - 440 $
10 pax - 400 $
Single - 90 $

Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 55 $  

English speaking local guides in Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Shahrisabs and Samarkand - 190 $ per group
English speaking escort guide - 450 $ per group 

All dinners - 65 $*
All lunches and dinners - 110 $*

Entrance fees - 55 $* (*with escort guide only) 

Flight tickets Tashkent - Urgench - 90 $ per person

 

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Tashkent - "Samir" Hotel 3*
Khiva - "Porso" Hotel 3*
Bukhara - "Old City" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
- Train tickets Samarkand-Tashkent 
- 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