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Unknown Uzbekistan Tour 2

Unknown Uzbekistan Tour 2, Uzbekistan tours. 

Unknown Uzbekistan Tour 2
Destination:
Uzbekistan
Duration: 8 days
In short: Tashkent - Khiva - Bukhara - Shahrisabs - Samarkand - Tashkent


Day 1: Tashkent
Driver will pick you up and accompany to the Tashkent city. You will have a guided city tour where you will explore the Independence square that is known as a symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. Then you can investigate the local Broadway that is located between Independence square and Amir Timur square. After it you will have a visit to the one of the most beautiful subways in the world the famous Tashkent metro. The first line of it was opened in 1977. Then you will explore the old part of the city that where you can see Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex consisting of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. Moreover you will witness the highlighted part of the tour the world's oldest Quran copy found in the 8th century. The night will be spent in the hotel.

Day 2: Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva (morning flight)
In course of the tor you will have morning flight to Urgench and then transfer to Khiva. Upon arrival you will have an opportunity to visit the oldest city of Uzbekistan that is known as the Ichan-Qala, the inner city in Khiva. This site is strongly walled and inside of it you will witness the old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravanserais and Bathhouses. Due to these sights this attraction became a wonderful city-monument. Here you will have an opportunity to explore over 400 traditional dwelling houses and 60 architectural monuments. In 1969 Ichan-Qala became the historical and architectural conservation area. Later on you will see here such highlighted sites as Kunya-Ark fortress of 17th century, found by Muhammad Arang Khan. Don't forget the Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace that are known as the sample of Khorezm architectural mastership of 1830s. Overnight is in the hotel.

Day 3: Khiva - Bukhara
Today you will have a drive to Bukhara city. During the tour you will see the more than 140 architectural monuments of the middle Ages. While travel here you will have time to enjoy the narrow streets, green parks and gardens as well as historical and architectural monuments of different times that stand close to each other. The road to Bukhara will go through the Kizilkum desert where you will have a chance to witness the Amu Darya rive. This river is known as the deepest river in Central Asia that appeared due to the confluence of the Panj and Vakhsh in Tajikistan and flowing into Aral Sea. On arrival in Bukhara, you will have the break. The night is in a hotel.

Day 4: Bukhara
In the course of the travel you will have a city tour. You will visit the most ancient citadel of Bukhara Citadel Ark that was built in 4th century and served as a palace for Bukhara Empire. Then you will see the real masterpiece of 9th -10th centuries that is known as the Samanids mausoleum. Later on you will be transferred the next destination of the city to explore the Chashma Ayub or Job's well and Bolo-Hauz mosque. This mosque is known due to the forty columns that were erected for Bukhara governor Abu-Fayud Khan. Then you can stroll along the shops where you can see a lot of souvenirs and visit one of most famous madrasahs of Bukhara called Nodir Divan Begi. That is known as a part of Lyabi House Ensemble. Then you will explore Poi Kalon complex that is made of tree interesting built of the 12th - 16th centuries as Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. The night is in a hotel.
 
Day 5: Bukhara - Shahrisabs - Samarkand
Today you will have a drive to the site the tours to which are very popular. You will see the town where Amir Timur was born. Upon arrival to Shahrisabs you will have a sightseeing tour to explore the one of the most prominent sights of Uzbekistan. You will see the Ak Saray Palace that was built by Amir Timur. This palace will not leave you indifferent to it beauty. At the entrance gate you can see the note that says: "If you want to know about our power, look at our buildings". Then you will an excursion in the Jahongir mausoleum. This building was built to the eldest son of Amir Timur who died at the age of 20 in the battlefield. You will have an opportunity to visit the Shahrisabs, the Dorus Siadat and Dorus Tillavat memorial complexes. All of them belonged to Amir Timur. Afterwards you will drive to Samarkand. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 6: Samarkand
In course of the travel you will have a tour in the city that is located on the Valley of Zerafshan River. This city is also known as the largest city of Uzbekistan with age similar to the cities of Babylon or Rome. Here you will be able to explore the Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Talking about Registan Square, this is the beautiful complex of three Madrasahs dating back to 15th - 17th centuries. This sight will fascinate you. Then is the Shakhi-Zindeh that is known due to the huge collection of mausoleums found in the 11th-15 centuries that was listed to the UNESCO World Heritage Site. And the last one is the Bibi Khanum Mosque that was built to the favorite Tamerlane's wife, when he came from successful deal in India. The night will be spent in the hotel.

Day 7: Samarkand - Tashkent
Today you will explore Samarkand city. You will start with the visiting the famous Ulughbek observatory of the 15th century by Ulughbek. In the history he is known as the most famous Samarkand rulers and scientists. With the help of this site he created then "Zidji Guragoni" catalog in 1437. This catalo possesses the information of about 1018 celestial bodies. Unfortunately, he was killed by his son. Then you will be transferred to the local Broadway to see the shops, teahouses, sweets and workshops. Moreover you will explore the National bazaar Siab where you can find Uzbek traditional handmade products and local sweets. There are carpet factory made by over 400 women with special traditional techniques. In the evening you will transfer to Tashkent by train. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 8: Tashkent - Departure
Flight for next destination.


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


Price per person:
02 pax - 730 $
04 pax - 565 $
06 pax - 485 $
08 pax - 500 $
10 pax - 465 $
Single - 105 $

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

Half board - 65 $
Full board - 110 $
Entrance fees in UZ* (with escort guide only) - 60 $ per person

English speaking local guides in Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva - 245 $ per group
English speaking escort guide - 475 $ per group


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Tashkent - "Samir" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
Bukhara - "Porso" Hotel 3*
Khiva - "Old Khiva" Hotel 3*
- Visa support
- Provision of drinking water
- Train tickets Samarkand - Tashkent

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