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Ancient Cities Tour to Uzbekistan - Private Tour

Ancient Cities Tour to Uzbekistan, 2023-2024

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 Madrasah, Tillya Sheikh Mosque, Muyi Muborak Madrasah, Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum, New Khazrati Imam Mosque and the Muftiate building. Drive to Chorsu Bazaar. After exploring the bazaar drive to the Central Asian Plov Center. Plov is cooked in a giant, wood-fired kazans. Enjoy your plov!
Visit the State Museum of Applied Art to see priceless samples of applied art created by golden hands of masters from the first half of XIX century up to the present time. Have a short Tashkent metro ride from "Kosmonavtlar" station to "Mustakallik Maydoni" station. Visit Independence Square, Alisher Navoi State Academic Bolshoi Theatre, Amir 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: 5-6 hours)

05:00 Transfer to the Domestic Airport.
07:25 Domestic flight to Urgench.
08:55 Arrive in Urgench and transfer to Khiva (34 km).
09:30 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 - Bukhara

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Bukhara by train. There is a train at 08:23 in the morning on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Other days you can take a train that runs at 15:03. Both trains run more than 6 hours. Arrive in Bukhara and transfer to the hotel. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

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

Breakfast at the hotel.
10:00 Start walking sightseeing tour in Bukhara. Visit Lyabi-Khauz Complex, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Chor-Minor Madrasah, Trade domes, Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasahs, Miri-Arab Madrasah, Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque, Ark Fortress, Bolo-Khauz Mosque, Chashma-Ayub and Ismail Samani mausoleums. GLOBAL CONNECT will arrange a dinner at Nodir Devonbegi Madrasah Restaurant where you can enjoy Traditional Dance Show. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Bukhara - Samarkand (Free day)

Breakfast at the hotel.
12:00 Check out. Free time in the city.
14:40 Transfer to the train station.
15:52 Transfer to Samarkand by high-speed train "Afrosiyob".
17:22 Arrive in Samarkand. Transfer to the hotel. Check in. Free time (Recommended 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 Mausoleum, "The Pearl of Central Asia" - Registan Square, Bibi-Khanum Mosque and Siab Bazaar. Visit Khazrat Khizr Mosque, Mausoleum of the first President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis and Ulughbek Observatory, Mausoleum of Saint Daniel. Visit the "Meros" paper mill in Konigil village. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: Samarkand - Shakhrisabz - Tashkent (Sightseeing tour duration: 4-5 hours)

Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 Transfer to Shakhrisabz (85 km). 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.
11:00 Arrive in Shakhrisabz. Visit Mausoleum of Jakhongir in Dor-us Saodat Memorial Complex, remains of Ak Saray Palace, Kok Gumbaz Mosque.
15:00 Drive back to Samarkand directly to the train station.
17:32 Transfer to Tashkent by high-speed train "Afrosiyob".
19:48 Arrive in Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8: Tashkent - ...

Breakfast at the hotel.
11:00 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
chor_minor.jpg ark_fortress_bukhara.jpg ismail_samani_mausoleums.jpg
hazrat_hyzr_mosque_samarkand.jpg bibi-khanym_mosque_samarkand.jpg paper_mill_meros_in_konigil_samarkand.jpg
toada.jpg ak_saray_shakhrisabz.jpg teshiktosh.jpg

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 Adras Hotel, Orient Palace, Art House, Art Rakat or similar
Standard option Time Hotel, Old Tashkent, Sato Hotel, Grand Capital or similar
Comfort option Daniel Hill, Praga, Navruz or similar

Accommodation in Khiva

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

Accommodation in Bukhara

Accommodation type Accommodation
Budget option Breshim, Yasmin, Crystal Hotel or similar
Standard option Shirin Plaza, Fatima Boutique, Grand Emir Residence or similar
Comfort option Malika Bukhara, Omar Khayam, Lyabi House or similar

Accommodation in Samarkand

Accommodation type Accommodation
Budget option Samarkand Travel Inn, Samarabonu Hotel or similar
Standard option Meros Boutique, Registon Saroy Hotel, City or similar
Comfort option Minor Hotel, Gur Emir Palace, Emir Han, Platan or similar

Private Tour Price

Price per person in USD for 2023-2024
Number of people Budget option Standard option Comfort option
1 1090 1250 1360
2 690 770 890
3-5 680 760 880
6 and more on request
Single supplement 70 140 210
Traveling with children children under 5 - free of charge; children under 10 - half price
Price includes
  • Uzbekistan Visa Support (LOI/e-visa);
  • Accommodation based on double/twin shared room with breakfast (breakfast is available from 7:00 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 according to the itinerary;
  • Entrance tickets to all monuments and museums according to the itinerary;
  • 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);
  • Khiva-Bukhara regional train ticket (2-person Compartment SV Sleeper/business class);
  • 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 30 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;
  • Dinner at Nodir Devonbegi Madrasah Restaurant and Traditional dance show;
  • A local prepaid SIM card with internet access per group (5 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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