5 Days Tour to the History of Uzbekistan
|Tour route||Tashkent - Khiva - Bukhara - Samarkand - Tashkent|
|Total Duration||5 days, 4 nights|
|Season||March - November|
|Hotel Type||3* given as an option|
|Placement||TWN / DBL placement|
|Description||In 5 days, dive into the history and leave with best impressions about Uzbekistan|
|Group size (PAX)||1 - 2||3 - 9||10 - 15||16 - 25||26 - 35||over 35|
|Price per PAX||$1350||$1080||$945||$810||$675||$540|
|Price per child (extra bed)||$550|
Day 1: Tashkent - Khiva
Morning arrival in Tashkent - the capital of Uzbekistan Transfer to the hotel and accommodation Rest after a long flight Afternoon city tour: New Tashkent Television Tower - the highest in Central Asia and the eighth in the world - 375 m Memorial to the Victims of Repression - the memorial complex and museum Monument of Courage- the epicenter of the Tashkent earthquake of 1966 (1976) Old part of the city: the architectural complex Khazret-Imam including necropolis of imam Abu Bakr Muhammad al-Kaffal Shashi who was one of the first Muslim imams and a famous prophet and poet (16th century) Barak-khan Medressa - built by Suyunidj-khan - the first ruler of the Uzbek dynasty of the Sheibanid's (16th century) Tellya Sheikh Medressa also called Khast Imom Mosque where Osman Quran - the world's oldest - is kept (19th century) Mui-Mubarak Medressa (19th century) Juma Mosque (15-19th centuries) Imam Ismail al Bukhari Islamic Institute - a two year post-medressa academy Hadra square Kukeldash Medressa (Foster brother) - was built by Kukekdash - the minister of the Tashkent khans (16th century) Jami Mosque- the third biggest mosque in Uzbekistan Transfer to airport for evening flight to Urgench on flight HY 1057 at 18:00 19:40 arrival in Urgench - the administration center of Khorezm region Transfer to Khiva - the only Museum under the open sky in Central Asia that has been completely preserved up to the present day (35 km, 30 min) Accommodation in a hotel Overnight in Khiva.
Day 2: Khiva - Bukhara
Breakfast in the hotel City tour: Architectural complex Ichan-Qala (12-19th centuries) - the historical center of Khiva which has been inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List. Kunya-Ark khan's castle - the inner citadel of Ichan-Qala (16-17th centuries) Kalta Minor Tower (Short minaret) that would have become the biggest and tallest minaret in Central Asia (19th century) Muhammad Amin-Khan - the biggest medieval medressa in Khiva (1845-1855 years) Djuma Mosque with 220 wooden columns and a minaret 32,5 m height (10th century) Tash-Hauli (Stone courtyard) palace looking like a fortress with a high battlements, towers and fortified gates (19th century) Ak-Mosque (White Mosque) - a small quarter mosque by the gates of Palvan-Darvaza (1838-1842) Necropolis of Pahlavan Mahmud - the cultic center of Ichan-Qala (1810-1913 years) Residence of Islam Khodja (1910 year) - the vizier of the last khan. Ensemble consists of the smallest medressa in Khiva and a minaret whose top platform has a height of 45 m and is the highest observation point in town. Afternoon transfer to Bukhara via the Kizil-Kum desert along the Caravan road (480 km, 5-7 hrs) Arrival in Sacred Bukhara - one of the most esteemed cities of Islamic civilization Hotel accommodation Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 3: Bukhara
Breakfast in the hotel City tour: Mausoleum of the Samanids - the most ancient brick building in Central Asia, a masterpiece of world architecture (9-10th century) Mausoleum Chashma Ayub that belongs to the esteemed places of trace left by saints persons (14th century). The legend says that once the bible prophet Job (Ayub) visited this place. Visit to the museums of Imam Al Bukhari and The Museum of Water Bolo-Houz Mosque - the only monument of medieval Bukhara (beg. of 20th century) Ark - the center of Bukhara statehood (4th century B.C.) Silk carpet shops Complex Poi Kalon (Beneath the Great) Kalyan Minaret - the main symbol of sacred Bukhara that symbolized the authority and power of the spiritual governors. (12th century) Kalyan Mosque- its area of 130x80 m surpasses Bibi-Khanym mosque in Samarkand Miri Arab Madrassah - active madrassah is one of the most esteemed spiritual Islamic universities (16th century) Taki Zargaron - the dome of jewelers (15-16th century) Ulugbeg Medressa - one of the 3 madrassahs constructed by the grandson of Tamerlan - Ulugbeg (15th century) Abdulaziz-khan Madrassah - traditional madrassah with 2 floors of hudjras and a mosque on the central axis ( mid. of 17th century) Tim of Abdullah-Khan madrassah (1588-1590) Atlas shops Magoki-Attari Mosque - the most ancient mosque in Bukhara (12th century) is considered a masterpiece of Bukhara architecture Khanaka and madrassah of Nadir Divan-Beghi - a massive rectangular structure that was a place for the refuge and meditation of Sufis (17th century) Kukeldash Madrassah (16th century) - one of the biggest Bukhara madrassah Lyabi-Hauz ensemble - the largest artificial reservoir of medieval Bukhara - is very popular among tourists (14-17th centuries) Chor Minor (Four minarets) is an unusual madrassah built by Caliph Niyazkul (18th century) Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 4: Bukhara - Samarkand
Breakfast in the hotel 06:00 transfer to the historical town of Samarkand - a crossroad of the world's cultures, one of the most ancient cities in the world (268 km, 4 hrs) and hotel accommodation Tour around the capital of Tamerlane's Empire: Gur Emir Mausoleum - Tamerlan's tomb (14-15th century) that was built for Temur's grandson Muhammad-Sultan and the tombs of three other Temurids - sons of Temur - Miranshah and Shahruh and his grandson Ulugbek Ruhabad Mausoleum (House of Spirit) - the legend says that under the dome there is a box with seven hairs of Prophet Muhammad (14th century) Registan Square (A sandy place) - the major square of Samarkand Ulugbeg Medressa - Sheikh Khodja Akhrar and poet Djami were among outstanding graduates of the medressa (15th century) Sher-Dor Medressa (Having tigers) (17th century) Tillya-Kari Medressa (Coated by gold) - the rich gilding on the dome, walls and mihrab surpassed all other famous buildings in Central Asia (17th century) The mosque named after Hazret-Hyzr - an Islamic saint and eternal wanderer. He was esteemed as giving richness and good luck in far voyages and trade (19th century) Cathedral mosque Bibi-Khanym that was named after the oldest wife of Tamerlan (14th century) The architectural complex Shahi-Zinda (Alive king) - necropolis on the slope of the Afrosiab hill is connected with Kusam ibn Abbas - the cousin of Prophet Muhammad (11-15th century) Overnight in Samarkand.
Day 5: Samarkand - Tashkent
Breakfast in the hotel Transfer to Tashkent (315 km, 5 hrs) Transfer to Tashkent Airport for flight.
Included - specific
- Airplane ticket Tashkent - Urgench
- Folklore concert Nodir Devan Begi in Bukhara
- Hotel placement: 4 nights (early check-in and late check-out is included)
Check-in time after 14:00 Check-out time before 12:00
- Breakfast – 4, lunches – 4, dinners – 4 included according to the program
Included - general
- Visa support
- AC Comfortable transportation for the whole trip
- Professional guide (available in different languages) will accompany you and try to give you the best explanation of the site's history, traditions and culture
- Tour operator and Group Leader will make you feel comfortable and assist you in case of problem 24/7
- Entrance fees to historical places
- For each transfer 0.5 L of mineral water
- Double / Twin hotel room placement
- Luggage handling at the airports and hotels
- Visa application fee in Uzbek embassy in your country
- Fees for the use of cameras and videos in the monuments and tourist sites
- Expenses of personal nature like laundry, telephone, fax, internet, beverages, camera / video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc.
- Personal expenses
- Local payments in domestic currency, such as tips and gratuities
- Expenses for things which are not listed in the tour package
In addition, our program may include special arrangements such as:
- Similar standard hotels will be provided if in case mentioned hotels are not available at the time of reservation or does not suit travelers
- Lunches or dinners in private homes of Uzbek families to get closer to the traditions, culture and way of life of local people, to see the process of baking the traditional round bread and cooking tasty osh (pilaf)
- Different dance shows and entertainment varying from region to region in traditional costumes
- Special tours to different studios and workshops where You can see various traditional crafts in real.
You can use our suggested programs as they stand or create Your own itinerary according to Your wishes and preferences. We will be happy to assist you in this task.
All hotels are located close to main sightseeing places. After a long and tiring day of walking, you can relax and spend the night pleasantly in those hotels.
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