Day 1: Arrive Tashkent – Sightseeing tour Arrive in Tashkent. You will be met by our driver and transferred to the hotel. Check in to the hotel at noon.
In the afternoon meet your guide and driver and start sightseeing capital of Uzbekistan, the biggest city in Central Asia. Visit Old City part of Tashkent with Khast-Imom Complex and Chor-Su bazar, continue to center of Tashkent with Amir Temur Square, Independence Square and Applied Arts Museum. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent – Urgench – Khiva Early morning transfer to local airport. Morning flight to Urgench (1 hour 30 minutes). Arrive in Urgench, transfer to the hotel in Khiva (30 minutes). Later proceed for guided walking sightseeing tour of Khiva. Spend a day in UNESCO World Heritage site Ichan-Qala fortress. In Ichan-Qala fortress visit Mukhammad Amin Khan madrasah, Mukhammad Rahimkhan madrasah, Kalta Minor, Kunya-Ark, Juma Mosque, Toshkhovli palace, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, Minaret of Islom-khodja. Free time in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Khiva – Bukhara, (480 km, 8 hours) In the morning depart Khiva and drive to Bukhara. The Great Silk Road routed through Bukhara and Khiva once ran through the Kyzylkum Desert, as the present road* does nowadays. En-route stop to enjoy views of Amudarya and the desert. Arrive Bukhara late in the afternoon, check in to the hotel. Time for rest and overnight at the hotel.
*-some parts of the road are presently being renovated.
Day 4: Bukhara Enjoy a walking sightseeing tour with a guide in Old City. The starting point sightseeing tour is Lyabi Hauz complex, continue to Magoki-Attori mosque, trade domes, Kalon Ensemble and Miri-Arab madrasah, Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasah, Ark Fortress, Ismail Samani and Chashma-Ayub mausoleum. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Bukhara Start the second day with a visit to summer palace of Bukhara Emirs Sitorai-Mokhikhosa, unique site combining Oriental and Russian architecture. Continue to Bakhoutdin Naqshbandi mausoleum and Chor-Bakr necropolis.Enjoy free time in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Bukhara – Shakhrisabz – Samarkand, (275 km, 4 hours + 90 km, 1 hour 30 minutes) In the morning depart Bukhara and drive to Samarkand via Shakhrisabz. Stop in Shakhrisabz for sightseeing. Visit remains of Ak-Saray palace, mausoleum of Jakhongir and Omar-Shaykh, mausoleum Dorut-Tilovat where conqueror Tamerlane’s father is buried, Kok-Gumbaz mosque. In the afternoon continue driving to Samarkand. Arrive in Samarkand, check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Samarkand Meet with your guide and driver at hotel lobby and start sightseeing. Visit spectacular Registan Square, remains of Bibi Khahum mosque, Ulugbek observatory, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis and Gur Emir Mausoleum, authentic shrine of Tamerlane.Enjoy free time in the afternoon. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Samarkand Continue sightseeing: head outside of the city to explore Afrosyiob museum, once a heart of ancient Samarkand and nowadays a unique archeological site. Then visit the tomb of Saint Daniel and drive to mausoleum of Muslim scholar Imam Al Bukhari– a pilgrimage place for Muslims (25 km, 30 min). The place is famous for its modern mosque built after the independence of Uzbekistan, mausoleum of Imam Al Bukhari, the author of second holy book Hadis after Qoran in Islam. Free time in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 9: Samarkand – Tashkent, (300 km, 2 hours 30 minutes) Free day in Samarkand, enjoy site of Samarkand on your own, car with a driver at your disposal. Transfer to train station at 16:15, fast-speed train Afrosiyob departs at 17:00. Arrive Tashkent at 19:30, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: Tashkent-departure Transfer to the airport. End of the tour.
|City||Accommodation OPTION 1 Comfort||Number of nights|
|Tashkent||Tashkent Palace, Park Turon, Markaziy||2|
|Samarkand||Grand Samarkand, Asia Samarkand, Malika Prime, Samarkand Plaza||3|
|Bukhara||Zargaron Plaza, Asia, Devon-Begi, Omar Khayam||3|
|Khiva||Asia Khiva, Malika Kheyvak, Shakherizada||1|
|City||Accommodation, OPTION 2 Economy||Number of nights|
|Tashkent||Rovshan, Grand Raddus||2|
|Samarkand||Malika Classic, Sherdor, CaravanSerail, Kamilla||3|
|Bukhara||Minzifa, K.Komil, Amelia, Amulet, Sasha&Son||3|
|Khiva||Orient Star, Malika Khiva, Sobir-Arkanchi||1|
|Number of persons traveling||Option 1, COMFORT price per person, US$||Option 2,ECONOMY price per person, US$|
|Half board supplement||175.00||175.00|
|Full board supplement||340.00||340.00|
- 1. All transfers: 1-2 pax by sedan type car; 3-6 pax by van type car; 8+1 to 12+1 by 20 seat bus, 14 pax and more by 45 seat coach;
- 2. Accommodation based on double room sharing, breakfasts included;
- 3. Sightseeing tour program in each city with local guides;
- 4. Entrance tickets to the sights, museums, mausoleums;
- 5. Airplane tickets for domestic flight Urgench-Tashkent;
- 6. Train ticket Samarkand- Tashkent, economy class;
- 7. Visa support for Uzbekistan tourist visa;
- 8. Starting 8 persons English speaking tour escort from Advantour;
- 9. Starting 10 persons +1 person travels free of charge
- 1. Tour leader to accompany the travellers for the whole period of the tour;
- 2. Full board (lunches and dinners);
- 3. Charges in hotels for additional services;
- 4. Consular fees for Uzbekistan tourist visa;
- 5. Personal insurance.