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Uzbekistan - Oriental Fairy Tale

Uzbekistan - Oriental Fairy Tale

Tour Code: CUZ 03
Status: Available
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Uzbekistan - Oriental Fairy Tale


The itinerary: Tashkent – Samarkand – Nurata – Kyzyl-Kum desert – Aydarkul lake - Bukhara – Tashkent – Chimgan – Charvak – Tashkent

        An exciting cultural and educational tour will acquaint you with the ancient history and culture of Uzbekistan, the world famous ancient monuments of Samarkand and Bukhara. These cities still keep the memory of Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, numerous trade caravans of the Great Silk Road. Here, the heart of Tamerlane’s mighty empire pulsed with cultural life. Tall and elegant minarets, grand madrasas and mosques, medieval palaces and mausoleums decorated with amazing ceramic ornaments, unique vanity and flavor of the eastern markets, fabulous legends, warm hospitality and ancient traditions of the local people will leave an indelible impression in memories of tourists

BRIEF PROGRAM OF THE TOUR

Day 1 Arrival to Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Rest.
Day 2 Transfer to Samarkand. Sightseeing.
Day 3 Excursion in Samarkand
Day 4 Transfer Samarkand-Gijduvan-Bukhara 
Day 5 Transfer to airport and flight from Bukhara 

Day 1 Arrival in Tashkent by any comfortable flight for you. (for example, flight UzAirWays HY604 Moscow-Tashkent 11:15-17:05). Meeting at the airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 2 Breakfast in hotel. At 09:00, meeting the guide in the lobby of the hotel. Excursion in Tashkent: old city, architectural and cultural complex Khast-Imam (Khazrat-Imam), with great Friday mosque, the medieval mausoleum Kaffal Shashi (XVI century), Barak-khan medrese, Islam university and library in Tilla-sheikh mosque; Eastern bazaar Chorsu, Kukeldash medrese (XVI-XVII centuries); “Drujba Narodov” (Friendship of nations) square, Abdulkosim medrese (XVI-XVII centuries), Alisher Navoi monument; Amir Temur (Tamerlane) square; “Mujestvo” (Courage) monument- the monument in memory of those who died during an earthquake in 1966; “Mustaqillik” (independence) square with the independence monument; Alisher Navoi theatre of Opera and Ballet; Museum of applied arts.
At 18:00 transfer to train station and transfer to Samarkand by “Afrosiab” high-speed train 18:50-21:00. Meeting at the railway station and transfer to hotel.   
Day 3 Breakfast in hotel. At 09:00 meeting the guide in the lobby of the hotel. Excursion in Samarkand: “heart” of Samarkand – Registan square (XIV-XVI centuries) with 3 famous medreses: Sherdor, Ulugbek and Tilla-Kori, the great Bibi-Khanum mosque (XV century), wonderful Gur-Emir mausoleum, in which Tamerlane, his sons and his grandson Ulugbek are buried. Observatory of Mirzo Ulugbek (1420), Shakhi-Zinda necropolis (XI-XVIII centuries), exotic Siab bazaar.
Day 4 Breakfast in hotel. At 09:00 transfer Samarkand-Gijduvan-Bukhara (280km/4-5 hours). In Gijduvan, we will see the house of the renowned dynasty of masters in pottery - the Narzullaevs (8 generations), where they will hold a small master class on their craft, as well as a master class on cooking pilaf and flat cakes. Lunch.
At 14:30 our excursion program in Bukhara will start: Lyabi-Hauz complex (XVI-XVII centuries)- the “heart” of old Bukhara; Nodir Divanbegi medrese (XVII century); Kukeldash medrese (XVI century) with bronze sculpture of sage Khudja Nasriddin on donkey; Poi-Kalyan complex (XII-XVI century), includes Miri-Arab medrese (XVI century), Kalyan mosque (XV century) and Kalyan minaret (XII century) with the height of 46,5 m; trade domes of Bukhara (XVI century).
Day 5 Breakfast in hotel. At 09:00, meeting the guide in the lobby of the hotel. The excursion in Bukhara continuous: Ark Citadel (VII – XIX centuries) – the oldest building in the city; Samanids mausoleum (IX – X centuries) - tomb of the rulers of Bukhara; Chashma Ayub Mausoleum-sarcophagus (XIV - XIX centuries); Chor-Minor medrese (XVIII century)- complex with 4 minarets; Sitora-i-Mokhi Khosa (XIX century) – summer countryside residential of the last emir of Bukhara and memorial complex of Bakhouddin Nakshbandi.
Transfer to airport and flight from Bukhara to Moscow by HY 607 at 16:50 or 19:20 (depending on the schedule of flights).​

Arrival datesTour costAvailable places
19.03 - 23.03.2019$330Closed
05.04 - 09.04.2019$330Closed
19.04 - 23.04.2019$330Closed
03.05 - 09.03.2019$330Closed
03.05 - 07.05.2019$330Closed
24.05 - 28.05.2019$330Closed
14.06 - 18.06.2019$330Closed
30.08 - 03.09.2019$330Closed
20.09 - 24.09.2019$330Closed
04.10 - 08.10.2019$330Closed
18.10 - 22.10.2019$330Closed
01.11 - 05.11.2019$330Limited Availability

Available: Book this trip now as spaces are available. (However internal flights &/or special permits may still be subject to availability.)
Limited Availability: Limited spaces are available so please click on the Contact Us link to enquire about the departure status.
Closed: This date is unavailable. Please click on the Contact Us link to enquire about other trip departure dates or booking this trip as a private departure.


Price includes: Price does not include:
  • Accommodation in 3* hotels (ref. in the table below) in DBL/TWIN standard rooms;  
  • meals: breakfast in hotels and lunch in Gijduvan;
  • Comfortable transport (ref. table below) for all transfers, according to the program, including transfers to/from airport for any flight;
  • Guide for excursion days according the program;
  • master class on cooking pilaf and flatbread in Gijduvan with lunch;
  • mineral water 1l/per person/per day
  • souvenirs 
  • Meal: half / full board;
  • Entrance tickets to a visiting places, indicated in the program – 55$/per person;
  • expenses for photo and video shooting in museums and other places where it will be extra charged;
  • personal insurance;
  • international air tickets;
Price for extra accommodation – 95$
Mandatory payment for tour:
- train tickets for “Afrosiab” (Tashkent-Samarkand):
Economy- 25$/per person
Business class- 35$/per person

Check-in Time: 14:00 Check-out Time: 12:00

ACCOMMODATION:

City Hotel 3*
Tashkent Arien Plaza/Samir/ Uzbekistan
or similar
Samarkand City Samarkand / Malika Prime
or similar
Bukhara Kavsar / Kabir / Fatima / Sultan
or similar
Khiva Malika Khiva / Malika Kheivak / Arkanchi
or similar
 
 

TRANSPORT

Up to 3 per. Chevrolet Cobalt / Lacetti / Epica
Up to 5 per. Hyundai Grand Starex (H1)
Up to 8 per. Toyota Hiace
Up to 15 per. Mitsubish Rosa
Up to 30 per. Yutong / Golden Dragon
Features tour
Duration, days 5
Countries
Uzbekistan yes
Season
April yes
May yes
June yes
July yes
August yes

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