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Ancient Cities Tour to Uzbekistan - Private Tour

Ancient Cities Tour to Uzbekistan, 2024/2025

Ancient Cities Tour to Uzbekistan: Explore Ancient Cities Samarkand, Shakhrisabz, Bukhara and Khiva - the Oldest Inhabited Cities in Central Asia.

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Tour duration: 8 days/7 nights
Tour date: Flexible
Tour type: Private
Tour itinerary: Tashkent - Khiva - Bukhara - Samarkand - Shakhrisabz - Tashkent
Tour language: English, Russian

Day 1: ... - Tashkent (Sightseeing tour duration: 5-6 hours)

Arrive in Tashkent. GLOBAL CONNECT driver will meet you at the Tashkent International Airport. (If you are arriving by an early morning flight, extra night at the hotel may be needed).
Start sightseeing from the Old City part of Tashkent. Visit Khast Imam - a cultic architectural complex and the religious center of Tashkent where the world famous Uthman Quran has been preserved. Khast Imam complex consists of Barak-Khan MadrasahTillya Sheikh MosqueMuyi Muborak MadrasahKaffal Shashi MausoleumNew Khazrati Imam Mosque and the Muftiate building. Drive to Chorsu Bazaar - one of the oldest bazaars in Uzbekistan. After exploring the bazaar GLOBAL CONNECT will arrange a lunch at the Central Asian Plov Center. Plov is cooked in a giant, wood-fired kazans. Enjoy your plov!
Have a short Tashkent metro ride. Visit Independence SquareAlisher Navoi State Academic Bolshoi TheatreAmir Temur Square and Monument of Courage. Drop off at the hotel. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva (Sightseeing tour duration: 4-5 hours)

05:00 Transfer to the Domestic Airport.
07:00 Domestic flight to Urgench.
08:30 Arrive in Urgench and transfer to Khiva (34 km). Arrive in Khiva. Leave your luggage at the hotel (check in from 14:00) and start your walking sightseeing tour in ancient Khiva. Explore the walled inner town of the city of Khiva - Itchan Kala. Visit Mukhammad Aminkhan Madrasah, Mukhammad Rahimkhan Madrasah, Kalta-Minor, Kunya-Ark, Juma Mosque, Tash-Khovli Palace, Minaret of Islam-Khoja, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Khiva - Urgench - Bukhara

Breakfast at the hotel.
12:00 Check out. Free time.
16:20 Transfer to Urgench train station (30 km).
18:15 Transfer to Bukhara by night train.
00:13 (+1) Arrive in Bukhara and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Bukhara (Sightseeing tour duration: 4-5 hours)

Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 Start your walking sightseeing tour in Bukhara. Visit Lyabi-Khauz ensemble, surrounding the pool on three sides, consists of the Kukeldash Madrasah - the largest madrasa in the city, on the north side of the pool, and two religious edifices built by Nodir Devon Begi: a khanqah (a lodging house for itinerant Sufis) and a madrasa, which stand on the west and east sides of the pool respectively. Visit Magoki-Attori Mosque (today, the mosque is used as a carpet museum)Chor-Minor Madrasah (alternatively known as the Madrasah of Khalif Niyazkul)Trade domes (there are four trading domes have only survived up to now)Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasahsMiri-Arab MadrasahKalyan Minaret one of the most prominent landmarks in Bukhara, Kalyan MosqueArk Fortress and Bolo-Khauz Mosque. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Bukhara - Samarkand (Free day)

Breakfast at the hotel.
12:00 Check out. Free time in the city.
14:20 Transfer to the train station.
15:44 Transfer to Samarkand by high-speed train Afrosiyob.
17:27 Arrive in Samarkand. Transfer to the hotel. Free time (we recommend visiting Gur-Emir and Registan to see a night view). Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Samarkand (Sightseeing tour duration: 5-6 hours)

Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 Visit Gur-Emir MausoleumRegistan Square - The Pearl of Central Asia, Bibi-Khanum Mosque and Siab Bazaar - the largest market in Central Asia and the most visited place after Registan. After exploring the bazaar GLOBAL CONNECT will arrange a lunch at the Plov Center.
Continue sightseeing. Visit Khazrat Khizr Mosque - the first mosque of Samarkand, Mausoleum of the first President of Uzbekistan Islam KarimovShakhi-Zinda Necropolis and Ulughbek Observatory - one of the most significant observatories of the Middle Ages. Visit the Meros paper mill in Konigil village. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: Samarkand - Shakhrisabz - Tashkent (Tour duration: 5-6 hours)

Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 Transfer to Shakhrisabz (85 km) with a driver. Drive through the Aman-Kutan Gorge and Takhta-Karacha Mountain Pass. On the way stop to take a view at Teshiktosh (Stone with hole). The film "Apachen" (1973) was shot on this location - an area that looks incredibly like the American Southwest. Short stop at the top of the mountain pass. There is a tiny market where some local dried fruits can be bought.
Arrive in Shakhrisabz. Start your self-guided walking sightseeing tour. Visit Mausoleum of Jakhongir in Dor-us Saodat Memorial Complex, remains of Ak Saray Palace and Kok Gumbaz Mosque.
13:00 Meet your driver in the parking lot of Kok Gumbaz Mosque. Drive back to Samarkand directly to the train station (we recommend having lunch at the cafe Sharshara where you can enjoy beautiful and unique mountain views).
17:37 Transfer to Tashkent by high-speed train Afrosiyob.
19:53 Arrive in Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8: Tashkent - ...

Breakfast at the hotel.
12:00 Check out. Free time.
Transfer to the Tashkent International Airport according to the flight time.

Uzbekistan Ancient Cities Tour Photos:

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ichan_kala.jpg kalta-minor_minaret_khiva.jpg islamkhodja_minaret.jpg
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hazrat_hyzr_mosque_samarkand.jpg bibi-khanym_mosque_samarkand.jpg paper_mill_meros_in_konigil_samarkand.jpg
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Transport

Number of people Vehicle Type
1-2 Sedan car with a/c (Chevrolet Lacetti, Chevrolet Cobalt)
3-5 Minivan with a/c (Hyundai Grand Starex),
Minibus with a/c (Toyota Hiace, King Long, Joy Long)

Accommodation in Tashkent

Accommodation type Accommodation
Budget option Art House, Art Rakat, Art PlazaOrient Palace or similar
Standard option Time, Macan Terrace, Old Tashkent, Garnet Mir, Vatan Plaza or similar
Comfort option Shamsan, Porto Bello, Ada, Marmaris or similar
Comfort Plus Oscar Boutique, Panarams, Royal Mezbon, Regal Stay, or similar

Accommodation in Khiva

Accommodation type Accommodation
Budget option Tosh Darvoza, Muhammadali, Meros, Qosha DarvozaPolvon Ota or similar
Standard option Bek KhivaNew MinorKhiva PalaceNew Star Boutique or similar
Comfort option Zarafshan Boutique, Orient Star, Erkin Palace, Asia Khiva, Arkanchi or similar
Comfort Plus

Accommodation in Bukhara

Accommodation type Accommodation
Budget option Yasmin, Crystal Hotel, Breshim, Saidkasim or similar
Standard option Al Imran, Dendi Plaza, BarakaEdem PlazaNodirabegim Boutique or similar
Comfort option Labi Rud Boutique, Malika Bukhara, Omar Khayam, Lyabi House or similar
Comfort Plus Paradise Plaza Luxury, Amiran, Sahid Zarafshon, Wyndham or similar

Accommodation in Samarkand

Accommodation type Accommodation
Budget option Samarkand Travel Inn, Imran Guest House, Samarabonu or similar
Standard option DilshodaMeros Boutique, Zarina, Kamila Boutique or similar
Comfort option SamariaMedina, Gur Emir Palace, Hayat, Amina, Sangzor or similar
Comfort Plus Continental, Wellness, Hilton Garden Inn, Kosh Havuz or similar
 

Hotel or hotel room upgrade is available by request

Private Tour Price per person (Updated on April 1, 2024)

Price per person in USD for 2024-2025
Number of people Budget option Standard option Comfort option Comfort Plus
1 1290 1490 1680 2300
2 790 890 1060 1390
3 and more 780 880 1050 1380
Single supplement 70 140 210 315
Extra night 20 30 40 80
Traveling with children children under 5 - free of charge; children under 10 - half price
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Price includes
  • Uzbekistan Visa Support (LOI/e-visa);
  • Accommodation based on standard double/twin shared room with breakfast (breakfast is available from 8:00 until 10:00 a.m. A lunch box for breakfast is possible for early departures on request at the Reception the day before);
  • All Airport/Train station pick up/drop off services;
  • All transportation services during the tour according to the itinerary;
  • Local certified tour guide services in Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand;
  • Entrance tickets to all monuments and museums according to the itinerary (except in Shakhrisabz (to be paid directly at the place ≈6 USD per person));
  • Tashkent-Urgench flight ticket ((economy class) checked baggage - 1 registered item weighing no more than 23 kg and measuring no more than 158 cm by the sum of three dimensions, hand luggage - 1 piece no more than 8 kg. The size of carry-on baggage must not exceed 115 cm in the sum of three dimensions);
  • Urgench-Bukhara regional train ticket (night train with 2-person Compartment SV Sleeper);
  • Bukhara-Samarkand high-speed train Afrosiyob ticket* (economy class);
  • Samarkand-Tashkent high-speed train Afrosiyob ticket* (economy class);
    *The high-speed train tickets maybe unavailable if the booking made less than 60 days before the departure date and it can be replaced with the most comfortable class of regular train tickets.
  • Lunch at the Central Asia Plov Center in Tashkent;
  • Lunch at the Plov Center in Samarkand;
  • A local prepaid SIM card with internet access per group (10 GB internet package);
  • 24 hour customer service.
Price does not include
  • Lunches and dinners (to be paid directly by tourists at the places, except of those listed in "included").

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