Discover Uzbekistan Tour 1

Discover Uzbekistan: Tour 1, Uzbekistan tours 

Discover Uzbekistan: Tour 1
Destination: Uzbekistan 
Duration: 6 days
Places to visit: Tashkent - Bukhara - Shahrisabs - Samarkand - Tashkent

Day 1: Tashkent
Welcome to Uzbekistan. On arrival to Tashkent international airport, you will be met by the driver and transfer to Tashkent city. You will have a city tour and visit the Independence square built in honor over fascism in World War II. Then visit the local Broadway located between Independence square and Amir Timur square. The tour will be continued by visiting the famous Tashkent metro, which is defined to be one of the most unique subways in the world opened in 1977. In the afternoon we will walk to Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex which is famous for madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum as well as Othman Quran! It is the world's oldest Quran copy found in the 8th century. Transfer to a hotel.  

Day 2: Tashkent - Bukhara (flight or train)
In the morning you will have a flight to Bukhara. Upon arrival you will have an idea to visit an ancient citadel in Bukhara originated in the 4th century and called - Citadel Ark. This place served several dynasties of Bukhara Empire. Then we will visit Samanids mausoleum of the 9th - 10th centuries. Visit the Chashma Ayub (Job's well) and Bolo Hauz mosque. Being there you will find forty columns built in honor of Bukhara governor Abu Fayud Khan. Later on we will visit one the most famous madrasahs of Bukhara as Nodir Divan Begi. It is also the part of Lyabi House Ensemble. Visit Poi Kalon complex. It has three structures which were built in the 12th - 16th centuries as: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 3: Bukhara - Shahrisabs - Samarkand
Today we will drive to see Amir Timur located in the city of Shahrisabs. Being there you will see Ak Saray Palace, built by Amir Timur. You will find a special note on the main portal of the Palace: "If you want to know about our power, look at our buildings". Visit the Jahongir mausoleum, which was built in honor of the eldest son of Amir Timur, who died in war when he was twenty years old. His father who was the ruler mourned for 30 years. Later on we will visit Shahrisabs, the Dorus Siadat and Dorus Tillavat memorial complexes where all descendants and relatives of Amir Timur were suppressed. Afterwards is transfer to Samarkand. Night is in a hotel.

Day 4: Samarkand
In the morning you will have a city tour in Samarkand. Samarkand is an attractive city situated in the valley of the river Zerafshan and it is the second largest city of Uzbekistan as the city of Babylon or Rome. Visit magnificent sights such as Registan square, Shakhi Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square is a building of three exclusive Madrasahs originated in the 15th -17th centuries. Shakhi Zindeh contains the distinct collection of mausoleums found in the 11th -15th centuries, also became a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque is dedicated to the beloved Tamerlane's wife, after his deal in India. Rest is in a hotel.

Day 5: Samarkand - Tashkent
We will continue to have a city tour in Samarkand city. Visit Ulughbek observatory, found in the in 15th century by Ulughbek. It is one of the most well-known Samarkand leaders and researchers. When Ulughbek worked there he produced the "Zidji Guragoni" catalog in 1437, in which had information of about 1018 celestial bodies. Later on, his son killed him. Then we will visit the local Broadway. Being there you will find souvenir shops, teahouses, sweets, workshops and so on. Visit the National bazaar Siab and see Uzbek traditional handmade products and local sweets. There is also a carpet factory made by over 400 women! Transfer to Tashkent in the evening by train. Transfer to a hotel for rest.

Day 6: Tashkent - Departure
Transfer to Tashkent international airport.

02 pax - Sedan
04-06 pax - Minivan
08-10 pax - Minibus

Price per person:
02 pax - 610 $
04 pax - 465 $
06 pax - 400 $
08 pax - 405 $
10 pax - 375 $
Single - 55 $

Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 40 $

Half board - 50 $
Full board - 80 $

Entrance fees in UZ* (with escort guide only) - 45 $ per person

English speaking local guides in the cities - 210 $ per group

English speaking escort guide - 370 $ per group

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Tashkent - "Samir" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
Bukhara - "Porso" Hotel 3*
- Visa support
- Mineral water supply
- Train tickets (if any)

Service does not include:
- Visa
- Guides
- Full board
- Flight tickets
- Travel insurance
- Museum admissions