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Pearls of the Great Silk Road

$865.00
8 day(s)
from January to December
Tour countries:
Uzbekistan
Type of tour:
Historical, General

TASHKENT - URGENCH - KHIVA - BUKHARA - SAMARKAND - TASHKENT

Day 1: Tashkent

Arrive Tashkent, welcome at the airport and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Sightseeing tour of Tashkent: a visit to the Amir Timur Square, Theatre Square with the Opera House, Applied Art Museum, Earthquake Memorial, People's Friendship Palace with Abdul Kasim Madrassah and Alisher Navoi National Park, Independence Square. Night in Tashkent.

Day 2: Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva

Early transfer to the airport and fly to Urgench. Arrive Urgench and drive to Khiva (30 km), after arrival hotel check-in. Full day for sightseeing of Khiva - including visits to the inner town of Ichan Kala (XIV-XX CC) with Muhamad Amin khan Madrassah, Kalta Minor Minaret, Kunya Ark, Muhamad Rahim khan Madrassah, Djuma Mosque and Minaret, Tash Hauli Palace, Islam Khodja Minaret and Madrassah, Shirgazi khan Madrassah, Pahlavan Mahmud Mausoleum. Night in Khiva.

Day 3: Khiva - Bukhara

Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to Bukhara via the Kizilkum desert (460 km, 7 hrs). Stop en route near the Amu Darya River. Arrive Bukhara and hotel check-in. Night in Bukhara.

Day 4: Bukhara

Breakfast in the hotel. Full day sightseeing tour in Bukhara. Visits to the Ark Fortress (I-XX CC), Bolo Hauz Mosque (XVIII C), Samanids Mausoleum (IX-X CC), Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum (XII-XVI CC). Lunch. PM portion of s/s tour on foot along the old town of Bukhara from Poi-Kalyan complex with Kalyan Minaret (XII C) through orient bazaars with three trade domes of Toki Zargaron (XV C), Toki Sarrafon (XVI C), Toki Telpak Furushon (XVI C), Ulugbek Madrassah (XV C), Abdulazizkhan Madrassah (XVII C) to the Lyabi Hauz complex (XVI -XVII CC). Night in Bukhara.

Day 5: Bukhara - Samarkand

Breakfast in the hotel. Today we drive outside Bukhara for sightseeing: Bagautdin Nakhshbandi Complex - a center of Sufism (XIV-XVI CC, 14 km outside the town), Sitorai Mokhi Khosa - summer residence of the last Emir of Bukhara (XIX-XX, 4 km outside the town). PM transfer to Samarkand (290km, 4hrs.) Arrive Samarkand and hotel check-in.  Night in Samarkand.

Day 6: Samarkand

Breakfast in the hotel. Full day sightseeing tour in Samarkand: Ulugbek Observatory (XV C), Excavation of an ancient city and museum of Afrosiyab, Tombstone of Saint Danyar, Registan Square (XV-XVII CC), Bibi Khanum Mosque (XIV-XV CC), Shakhi Zinda Necropolis (XIV-XV CC) and Samarkand local bazaar. Night in Samarkand.

Day 7: Samarkand - Tashkent

Breakfast in the hotel. Half day sightseeing tour in Samarkand:  Ulugbek Observatory (XV C), Excavation of an ancient city and museum of Afrosiyab. Drive to Tashkent (320 km, 5 hours). Arrive Tashkent and hotel check-in. Night in Tashkent.

 

Day 8: Depart Tashkent

Transfer to the Tashkent International Airport and depart Tashkent. End of the tour.

Tour schedule

DayTimePointDuration
1Arrive Tashkent. Sightseeing tour of Tashkent
2Early transfer to the airport and fly to Urgench.
2Drive to Khiva (30 km), hotel check-in. Full day for sightseeing of Khiva.
3Arrive Bukhara, hotel check-in, free time. Night in Bukhara.
3Drive to Bukhara via the Kizilkum (Red) desert (460 km, 7 hrs). Stop en route near the Amu Darya River
5Drive to Samarkand (280 km, 4 hrs). Arrive Samarqand and hotel check-in. Night in Samarqand
7Drive to Tashkent (320 km, 5 hours). Arrive Tashkent and hotel check-in. Night in Tashkent.

 

Group

Price per person in USD

3 star hotel

4 star hotel

2 people

1190 USD 1385 USD

4 people

970 USD 1180 USD

6 people

865 USD 1025 USD

8 people

770 USD 980 USD

10 people

665 USD 930 USD

Single

160 USD 190 USD

Early check-in

40 USD 70 USD

Attention: 5 Star hotels are available only in Tashkent.

 

Service include

Service does not include

- Letter of Invitation

- Double/Twin sharing room accommodation in hotels

- Meals (only breakfasts included)

- Transportation service on a comfortable tourist class vehicle

- Airfare for the domestic flight Tashkent-Urgench

- English speaking local guides in each city

- Entrance fees for the monuments and sites as per program

*You will have wine tasting in Samarkand's famous wine factory as a bonus !

- Cost of the Uzbek visa which is paid at the Embassy of Uzbekistan

- Air tickets for international flight to/from Tashkent

- Fees for the use of photo and video cameras at the monuments,museums and sites

- Lunches and dinners

- Early check-in and Late check-out at hotels

- Single room supplement (160$/190$) per person is additionally paid

- Items of personal expenses

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