Scheduled Tours to Uzbekistan

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Country Uzbekistan
2012 Scheduled Tour
Tour route Tashkent - Samarkand - Bukhara - Khiva - Tashkent
Total Duration 8 days, 7 nights
Transportation Comfortable AC
Season March - November
Group Size Any
Hotel Type 3* given as an option
Placement TWN / DBL placement
Meal Full Board
Single Supplement $100
Description Enjoy meeting new people and take scheduled tours to Uzbekistan with the group of tourists from around the world. In addition to custom made individual Uzbekistan tours, we are offering the most popular tour itinerary to Uzbekistan with the guaranteed departure dates in 2012.


Group size (PAX) 1 - 2 3 - 9 10 - 15 16 - 25 26 - 35 over 35
Book this package online
Price per PAX $1400 $1120 $980 $840 $700 $560
Price per child (extra bed) $520

Departure dates in 2012

April 13	Available
May 4	        Available
May 25   	Available
June 8          Available
July 6          Available
August 3	Available
September 14	Available
September 28	Available
October 19	Available

Day 1 (Fri): Tashkent

Arrival at Tashkent International Airport. Welcome at the airport through CIP and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Time for rest.


Day 2 (Sat): Tashkent – Urgench

At 9 a.m. sightseeing Tashkent. Museum of Applied Arts - bright carved plaster decorations(ganch) and carved wood the building of museum itself is an attraction. There is also an exhibit of ceramics, textiles, jewellery, musical instruments and toys.

Navoyi Theater Square - by 1940, Soviet planners had decided a theatre would greatly enhance an area known as the Drunken Bazaar for its wine-soaked market. Japanese prisoners of war completed construction in 1947.

Amir Temur square and Broadway.

Barakkhan Madrassah (XVI c) - was the headquarters of the Sunni Mufti of ex-Sogdian Central Asia & Kazakhstan. It is interesting for its mosaic and Arabic calligraphy of the late 16 cent. Brick facade and the intricately carved doors made by Samarkand craftsmen Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum - which is the grave of a local doctor, philosopher and poet of Islam who lived from 904 to 979. The portal, inner dome and arcade dated 16th century, when his holy reputation attracted a cemetery.

Kukeldash Madrassah (XVI c). - The grand 16th c. madrassah has domed courtyard. Now the building is returned to service as an Islamic school. Next to it is the tiny 15th c. Juma mosque. Free time. At 16:30 transfer to the Airport to get the flight to Urgench at 18:20. Arrival to Urgench at 20:00, transfer to the hotel in Khiva. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 3 (Sun): Khiva - Bukhara

In the morning guided sightseeing tour program in Khiva: Visit a UNESCO World Heritage site Ichan-Qala fortress. In Ichan-Qala fortress visit Kunya-Arc, Sayeed Alauddin mausoleum, medrese Arab-Mukhamadkhan, mosque Oq-Masjid, medrese Hodjan Berdi-biya, Shirgazikhan, Abdullakhan, Juma mosque, medrese Allakulikhan, Toshkhovli palace, Pakhlavan Makhmud mausoleum, minaret Islom-khodja. Free time. At 19:00 transfer to the Airport in Urgench to get the flight to Bukhara departing at 21:00. Arrival at Bukhara at 22:00. Check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 (Mon): Bukhara

07:00 Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to Bukhara the City of 1000 and 1 night. Bukhara – this is one of the best places in Central Asia which was as capital of Samanid state in the 9th and 10th centuries and known in history as “Bukhoro-i Sharif” City tour in Bukhara. Poikalon (XII - XVI c) - ensemble in the center of old Bukhara - includes the cathedral mosque "Kalyan Mosque", "Miri Arab" madrassah and the Kalyan minaret (46 m). Lyabi - Hauz (XVI - XVIIc) - a complex with Nodir - Devon Begi madrassahs big pool surrounded by trees 19:00 Dinner in a restaurant. Overnight in Bukhara.


Day 5 (Tue): Bukhara - Samarkand

07:00 Breakfast at the hotel. Full day City sightseeing tour around Bukhara: Ulugbek Madrassah (1417) - was the earliest of three commissioned by the enlightened Timurid ruler (the other two stand in Samarakand and Gijduvan) and his secular influence dominates the exterior design of the religious college. Abdul Aziz Khan Madrassah (1652) - glittering in mercifully un-restored 17th century glory. Tim Abdullah khan - was built in 1577 and was one of the most elegant trade halls in Bukhara where silk and wool was sold by Afghan trades. Trading Domes consists of three trading centers: Tok-i-Zargaron (1570) – Jeweler’s Bazaar, Tok-i-Tilpak Furushon – Cap Maker’s Bazaar, Tok-i-Sarrafon – Moneychanger’s Bazaar.

13:00 Lunch in a restaurant. Magoki Attori – in 937 the four-pillared mosque was burn the ground in a city-wide fire and in the 12th century the present mosque was erected, from which the focus of the mosque, the original southern portal remains.

Evening drive to Samarkand.

19:00 Dinner in a restaurant. Overnight in Samarkand.


Day 6 (Wed): Samarkand

Samarkand - the Eden of ancient East, the most precious pearl in the Islamic world. Samarkand - called Marakanda in the 4th century BC, whoever tried to conquer it! During the centuries the city has been invaded by troops of Alexander the Great, Arabian invaders, Chenghes Khan and Tamerlane. Today romance of Samarkand still works its magic, alluring the travelers with a dreamlike quality.

Tour in Samarkand: Ulugbek’s Observatory (XV c) – 1st observatory in Orient with 30m sextant built by Ulugbek to make exact astronomical catalogue.

Afrasiab Hill – is a place of hill-fort Afrasiab, named after legendary king of Turan. Behind defensive ramparts with corridors, arrow slits built of unbaked brick, waterproof reeds and anti-seismic juniper, lived Sogdians.

Afrasiab Museum - each hall of the museum contains exhibits of some period of history of Afrosiab. There is also a hall with remarkable ancient wall paintings special lightening. Bibi Khanum mosque (XIVc) - Architects, craftsmen & painters re-constructed it in 5 years.

19:00 Dinner in a restaurant. Overnight in Samarkand.


Day 7 (Thu): Samarkand - Tashkent

In the morning depart Samarkand and drive to Tashkent. Arrival to Tashkent, check in to the hotel. Free time for shopping.


Day 8 (Fri): Tashkent

07:00 Breakfast at the hotel. Free Time.

Transfer to the Tashkent International Airport for flight back to home.

End of the tour.

Included - specific

  • Airplane tickets Tashkent - Urgench and Urgench - Bukhara
  • Folklore concert Nodir Devan Begi in Bukhara
  • Hotel placement: 7 nights (early check-in and late check-out is not included)
  Check-in time after 14:00
  Check-out time before 12:00
  • Breakfast – 7, lunches – 7, dinners – 7 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


Excluded

  • 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


Opportunities

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.


Hotels

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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Grand Tashkent Palace
Name Grand Tashkent Palace
Type Medium class
Rooms    Single($40), Double($50)
City Tashkent
About 5 minutes drive from Tashkent International Airport, this hotel is the first choice for any travaller, wide rooms, good service, and a good rest
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Malika Classic
Name Malika Classic
Type High class
Rooms    Single(40$), Double($60)
City Samarkand
About Good view, good location, good service
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Asia Bukhara
Name Asia Bukhara
Type High class
Rooms    Single($45), Double($55)
City Bukhara
About Good view, good location, good service
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Sobir Arkanchi
Name Sobir Arkanchi
Type High class
Rooms    Single($55), Double($65)
City Khiva
About Good view, good location, good service
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