Day 1: Native Land - Tashkent.
Arrival in Tashkent in the evening, passing border and passport control. Meet, welcoming group, transfer to hotel and accommodation. Dinner in hotel. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 2: Tashkent.
After breakfast full excursion day over Tashkent, one of the largest ancient cities in Central Asia, capital of Uzbekistan. Khazrat-Imam Complex including Madrasseh Barak-Khan (XVI c.); Jami Mosque (XIX c.); Mausoleum of Kaffal-Shoshi (XV c.). Madrasseh of Kukeldash (XV c.), Medrasseh of Abdul Kasim.
Lunch free at local restaurant. 14:30 – Visiting Museum of Applied Arts and new part of the city: Navoi Grand Opera and Ballet Theater, Amir Temur Square, Square of Independence, Monument of Courage. Dinner in hotel or local restaurant. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 3: Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva.
04:30 – Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport. 07:00–Flight to Urgench by HY-1051(time may change). 08:40 – Arrival in Urgench. 09:00 – Transfer to Khiva (30 km), check-in hotel. Excursion over Khiva: Ichan-Kala architectural ensemble–„Museum under the open sky“.Tosh-Khowli Palace (Harem) (1830-1836), Kunya-Ark Fortress (1868-1888), Kalta-Minor Minaret (1855), Medrese of Shergazi-Khan (1718-1720), Complex of Alla-Kuli Khan (XIII-XVIII), Juma Mosque and Minaret (XII-XX), Karavan-Saray (XVIII), Minaret and Mosque of Khodja-Islam (1908-1910), Medrese of Kutluk-Murad Inaka (1804-1812), Tim of Ala-Kulikhan (XIX), Medrese of Abdulla-Khan (1865), Mausoleum of Said Alautdin (XIV), Medrese of Mukhamad Amin-Khan (XIX), Walls of Ichan-Kala (XVIII-XIX), Palvan-Darvaza Gate (XIX). Lunch free
Dinner in local restaurant. Overnight in Khiva.
Day 4: Khiva - Bukhara.
08:00 – Breakfast at the hotel. 09:00 – Drive to Bukhara (480 km) through Kizil-Kum desert. Lunch stop on the road (according to clients’ wishes). 17:00 – Arrival in Bukhara and accommodation at hotel. Dinner in hotel or local restaurant. Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 5: Bukhara.
After breakfast full excursion day over Bukhara including:
Ark Fortress (VII-XIX); Mausoleum of Ismail Samani (X), Medrese of Ulugbek (1417), Poi-Kalyan Complex including: Minaret of Kalyan (XII), Medrese of Mir-Arab (XVI), Kalyan Mosque (XV); Taki-Zargaron Dome Bazar (XVI), Lyabi-Khauz Mosque (XVI-XVII), Chor-Minor Medrese (1807). 13:00 – Lunch in local restaurant Sitorai Mokhi Hosa Palace (XIX-XX), once the country residence of the last emir. Here you can see one of the best examples of palatial architecture. So called “White Hall” with its Guncha carvings with mirror layer are of exceptional beauty. 19:00 – Dinner at Nadir Devon-begi Madarassah with folklore show. Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 6: Bukhara - Samarkand.
After breakfast drive to Samarkand (300 km). 13:00 – Arrival to Samarkand, accommodation at hotel. Lunch free. Visiting Registan square including: Madrasseh of Ulugbek (XIV), Sherdor Madrasseh (XVII) and Tillya Kari Madrasseh; visiting ancient settlement Afrosiyab and Afrosiyab Museum (8th BC-13th AD). Situated in the outskirts of the city, with archeological discoveries, pottery and terracotta statuettes are on the exhibit in the Afrosiyab Museum. Dinner in hotel or local restaurant. Overnight in Samarkand.
Day 7: Samarkand - Tashkent.
After breakfast excursion “The town of Blue domes”: Visiting Gur-Emir Mausoleum (XV c.), Ulughbek’s Observatory (XV.), Bibi Khanum Mosque (XV c.), Visiting Shakhi Zinda Mausoleum (XII-XVI cc.), world famous Samarkand bazaar – “Siyob”. Lunch free. 14:00 - Drive to Tashkent (335 km). Photo stops on the way. Arrival in Tashkent and accommodation at hotel. Farewell dinner at restaurant with local alcohol drinks. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 8: Tashkent - Native Land.
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Departure to native land in the morning.
Note: Tour program and visits of excursion sights may change because of unforeseen circumstances. In such a case, declined sights will be changed by the same importance object.
- Accommodation in rooms with private facilities at hotels:
* “Uzbekistan” (4* local standard) or similar hotel in Tashkent (3 nights),
* “Malika Khiva” (3*) or similar hotel in Khiva (1 night),
* “Semurg Bukhara” or “Malika Bukhara” (3*) hotel in Bukhara (2 nights),
* “Malika” (3*) or similar hotel in Samarkand (1 night),
- Meals – Half Board (7 Breakfasts, 7 Dinners);
- All transport services:
* for 15 pax and more on big bus (42 seats) with A/C, audio-system and mic.;
* for 8-15 pax on media bus (16 seats) with A/C, audio-system;
* for 4-7 pax on mini van (10 seats) with A/C;
* for 1-2 pax on sedan type car with A/C;
- All entrance fees for sightseeing according to program;
- English/German/French/Russian/Italian/Spanish speaking escort guide services for whole tour;
- Folklore concert in Bukhara.
- Charges for entries with photo and video cameras;
- Air-tickets Urgench-Tashkent: $80 USD p/p (price may change).
- Charge for consular fee at the Embassy of Uzbekistan;
- Cost of the international air tickets to and from Tashkent.
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