Tour 4: Heart of Oriental Architecture
Duration: 8 days
Places to visit: Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva - Bukhara - Samarkand - Tashkent
Day 1: Tashkent
Your English speaking guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. You will have some rest before starting city tour. Tashkent is the capital of Uzbekistan, the biggest city in Central Asia. It is known all over the world as a city of friendship and harmony. It has a unique combination of ancient history and modern life! The first half of the day you will visit Khastimam Complex, Kukeldash Madrasah, and Chorsu bazar. After lunch you will see the New Part of the city; Independence square, Museum of Applied Arts of Uzbekistan, Alisher Navoi theatre, and Amir Temur square. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent - Urgench (Khiva)
In the morning you will have a flight to Urgench. Today you will have an excursion in Khiva. It is an open air museum- city similar to Pompeii and Herculanum. According to UNESCO Khiva is on the World Heritage List. The first half of the day is dedicated to a visit to the oldest part of the city - Kunya-Ark fortress, including Kurinish Khana (17c); Mohammed-Amin-Khan(19c) Madrassah, Islam Khodja Minaret; Palvan-Kari complex, Abd Al Bobo complex(18c), Rafanek Madrassah, Mohammed Rakim Khan (19 c), Amir-Tur Madrassah, Sho-I-Kalandar Bobo Mausoleum. On the second half of the day you will see Mazary Sharif Madrassah, Kheivak well (10c), Uch Avlioli («three saints») Mausoleum, Jami Mosque(18c), Kutluq-Murad Inaq (19c) Madrassah, Pakhlavan Mahmoud Mausoleum, Tash Havli palace with Harem. Night is in a hotel.
Day 3: Khiva - Bukhara
In the morning is transfer to Bukhara. It is 500 km. This city is like a real fairy tale combining the magic lamps and eastern beauties. It is an oasis that Silk Road merchants never missed. On the way you can make a photo stop near the biggest river in Central Asia named Amudarya (Oxus). You will also have a picnic lunch in one of oasis in the middle of Kyzylkum desert. Upon arrival to Bukhara you will have free time. Night is in a hotel.
Day 4: Bukhara
Full day is dedicated to a sightseeing tour in Bukhara. You will visit Ismael Samani mausoleum, the oldest royal mausoleum of Bukhara, Chor-Minor madrasah, Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum, local bazaar, Poi-Kalon ensemble including Minaret, Jome Mosque and Madrassah Miri-Arab, Amir- Alim-Khan Madrassah and trading domes. In the afternoon you can visit Lyab-i-Hauz Ensemble, Nadir Divanbegi, Magoki Attari, Ulug Beg, Abdul Azizkhan Madrassahs; Registan Ensemble, Ark Fortress and Bolo-Hauz complex. Night is in a hotel.
Day 5: Bukhara - Samarkand
In the morning we will start our way to Samarkand. It is 268 km between the two cities. On the way we will visit house-museum-workshop of Gijguvan Master of Ceramics Abdulla Narzullaev. You can make a lot of photo stops at cotton fields, cotton factory and at ancient Karavan Sarai (motel for traders) Rabat Malik, built along the Great Silk Road on the way. Upon arrival you will have free time. Night is in a hotel.
Day 6: Samarkand
Samarkand is the grandiose capital of the Empire of famous Tamerlane -Amir Temur. It has has the biggest mausoleums, madrasahs and mosques in Central Asia. Full day will be dedicated to sightseeing in Samarkand. Today you will visit Guri Emir, legendary mausoleum of Amir Temur and all his family members, Registan square, world famous complex of 3 Madrasahs and Golden mosque, Mosque Bibi Khanum, Traditional Siyab bazzar, Shahi - Zinda necropolis, a holy place and cemetery with mausoleums of Temurid dynasty and a grave of cousin of Prophet Muhamed, and finally observatory of Ulugbek. After excursion you will have free time. Night is in a hotel.
Day 7: Samarkand - Tashkent
In the morning you will be transferred to Tashkent. The distance is 300 km. On the way we will stop to enjoy the view of mountain pass at legendary "Iron Gates" of Tamerlane. Photo and picnic stop near second largest river of Central Asia - Sirdarya, local fish market and roadside markets where the best melons are sold in the whole region. You can have a quick shopping of water melons and melons (depending on a season). Upon arrival in Tashkent you will have a quick city tour: New Part of the city: Independence square, Alisher Navoi Opera and Ballet theatre, Tashkent subway, and Amir Temur square. You will have a farewell dinner with folklore show. Night is in a hotel.
Day 8: Flight
Transfer to airport.
Price per person:
02 pax - 770 $
04 pax - 580 $
06 pax - 540 $
08 pax - 495 $
10 pax - 455 $
Single - 95 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 45 $
Price per person:
02 pax - 925 $
04 pax - 735 $
06 pax - 690 $
08 pax - 655 $
10 pax - 610 $
Single - 255 $
Early check-in - 65 $
Single early check-in - 105 $
All dinners - 60 $*
All lunches and dinners - 115 $*
Entrance fees in UZ* (with escort guide only) - 50 $ per person
Supplement for English speaking escort guide - 420 $ per group per tour
Tashkent - "Samir" Hotel 3*/ "Ramada" Hotel 4*
Khiva - "Old Khiva" Hotel 3*/ "Bek" Hotel 4*
Bukhara - "Porso" Hotel 3*/ "Omar Khayam" Hotel 4*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*/ "Diyora" Hotel 4*
- Mineral water during the tour
- English speaking local guides in Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara & Samarkand.
Service does not include
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- Entrances to all museums
- English speaking escort guide
- Flight tickets Tashkent - Urgench
You can see and touch the treasures of material culture - magnificent monuments in Tashkent, Urgench, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand cities. In all these cities of Uzbekistan, you can see old quarters where the architectural appearance and lifestyle have not changed for centuries. For instance, Khastimam Complex, Chorsu bazar, Kunya-Ark fortress, Ismael Samani mausoleum, house-museum-workshop of Gijguvan Master of Ceramics Abdulla Narzullaev, legendary mausoleum of Amir Temur, legendary "Iron Gates" of Tamerlane and other amazing places. All these places have come down to us through the thickness of centuries as a legacy of different historical eras and dynasties. Join this Heart of Oriental Architecture Tour in Uzbekistan, it definitely won't you down.
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