Gems of Magical Uzbekistan – Classical Tour
Tashkent – Khiva – Bukhara – Gijduvan – Samarkand – Tashkent
8 days / 7 nights
Day 01 Arrival in Tashkent
PM. Arrive in Tashkent. Meet at the airport. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 02 Tashkent – Urgench (by plane) – Khiva (35 km)
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the domestic airport for morning flight to Urgench. Arrive in Urgench. Drive to Khiva (35 km). Full day excursion program in Khiva – “Ichan-Kala architectural ensemble” – “Museum under the open sky”: Ota-Darvaza (main gate), Madrassah of Mukhamad Amin-Khan, Kalta-Minor Minaret, Kunya-Ark complex, Madrassah of Mukhammad Rakhimkhan, Mausoleum of Said Alautdin, Juma Mosque and Minaret, Tosh-Hovli Palace (Harem), Karavan-Saray, Palvan-Darvaza Gate, Medrese of Abdulla-Khan, Minaret and Mosque of Khodja-Islam, Madrassah of Shergazi-Khan, Mausoleum of Pakhlavan Makhmud. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 03 Khiva – Bukhara (460 km)
Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to Bukhara through Kizil-Kum Desert (460 km., 7-8 hours driving). En route stop near Amudarya river for photo shooting. Upon arrival in Bukhara, transfer to hotel for accommodation. Overnight.
Day 04 Bukhara
Breakfast in the hotel. Full day excursion program in Bukhara: Samanids’ Mausoleum, Chashmai Ayub Mausoleum, Bolo-Khovuz mosque, Ark Fortress, Poi-Kalyon complex (Kalyan mosque and minaret, Miri Arab madrassa), Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrassas, Magoki Attori mosque, Trade Domes (Toki-Zargaron, Toki-Telpakifurushon and Toki-Sarrofon), Labi Khovuz complex. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 05 Bukhara – Gijduvan – Samarkand (300 km)
Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to Samarkand. En route visit Vabkent minaret, ceramist – Mr. Alisher’s workshop, Rabbat Malik Caravanserai & Sardoba. Upon arrival in Samarkand, check-in and overnight in the hotel.
Day 06 Samarkand
Breakfast in the hotel. Full day excursion program in Samarkand: visit Afrosiyob Museum & hill, Observatory of Ulugbek, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, Bibi-Khanum Mosque – the largest mosque in Central Asia, oriental bazaar Siyab, Registan Square (Sherdor Madrassah, Tilla Kari Madrassah and Ulugbek Madrassah) & Guri-Emir mausoleum. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 07 Samarkand – Tashkent (300 km)
After Breakfast in the hotel drive to Tashkent (300 km). Upon arrival in Tashkent excursion program: visit Hasti Imam Complex (Barakhan Medresha, Tillya Sheikh Mosque and Muyi Muborak Library with famous Holy Osman Koran), Earthquake monument, Independence Square, Amir Temur Square, Metro-some Subway stations which are famous for their unique architectural designs and cleanness. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08 Departure from Tashkent
Morning transfer to the International Airport and see off. End of the tour.
|PAX in a group||PRICE (PER PERSON)|
|– 1 pax (single accom.)||1634 USD|
|– 2 pax (twin sharing)||924 USD|
|– 3 pax (twin sharing)||821 USD|
|– 4 pax (twin sharing)||704 USD|
|– 5 pax (twin sharing)||634 USD|
|– 6 pax (twin sharing)||587 USD|
|– 7 pax (twin sharing)||553 USD|
|– Single supplement||138 USD|
|– Airfare Tashkent-Urgench:|
* subject to change
|– Folklore show in Bukhara (if desired & available)||6 USD|
|TOUR PRICE INCLUDES|
|+ Accommodation in 3* hotels (twin sharing);|
|+ Meals: daily breakfasts in hotels;|
|+ All transfers as per the program;|
|+ Throughout English/German/Italian/French speaking guide;|
|+ Entrance tickets to objects;|
| + Modern transport with A/C (not older than 3 years):
|+ Mineral water (0.5L) daily per pax;|
|+ Tourism tax (+ VAT);|
|+ Tourist map of Uzbekistan.|
|TOUR PRICE EXCLUDES|
|– International & domestic flights;|
|– Shooting photos and videos in objects;|
|– Tips for guides, drivers, porters, etc.|
|– Alcoholic and soft drinks;|
|– Meals: lunches & dinners;|
|– Bank transfer charges;|
|– Personal expenses.|
Features of the tour:
This tour contains the highlighted cities of Uzbekistan: Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Shakhrisabz and Samarkand by covering cultural, historical, architectural and educational features. As a standard classical tour, its duration is ideal with enough time to learn the famous cities on the Silk Road and at the same time to enjoy one’s holiday.
Best season to travel:
You can travel and enjoy this program all year around however one can feel a little bit uncomfortable to travel in the hottest period of summer (in July) and in winter when the weather is cold. But during these off-season periods, travelers can get special discounted rates for packages by request.
Level of difficulties and age limitation:
This is an easy level tour and there is no age limitation as far as a person has no walking distance problem. Because in some cities such as Khiva and Bukhara, transportation is limited and normally tourists walk around approximately from 3 to 5 km during an excursion.