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Ancient Cities Tour to Uzbekistan - Private Tour

Ancient Cities Tour to Uzbekistan, 2020-2021

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, German, Russian, French, Spanish

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: ... - Tashkent (Sightseeing tour duration: 6-7 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, 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 Museum, "Broadway" street where some street artists and painters display their original artworks (there are many shopping centers, fashion shops, boutiques, restaurants, and cafes are located on and around the Broadway) 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 in 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.
10:00 Transfer to Bukhara by car through the Kyzyl Kum Desert (457 km). Enjoy the different views of the Kyzylkum desert. (We recommend you preparing lunch-boxes for this trip.)
16:30 Arrive in Bukhara. Check in. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Bukhara (Sightseeing tour duration: 6-7 hours)

Breakfast at the hotel.
10:00 Start walking sightseeing tour in Bukhara. Visit Lyabi-Khauz ComplexMagoki-Attori MosqueTrade domesKalyan MinaretKalyan Mosque and Miri-Arab MadrasahUlugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasahsArk FortressBolo-Khauz Mosque and Chashma-Ayub mausoleumIsmail Samani mausoleum. 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 (Sightseeing tour duration: 4-5 hours)

Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 Visit Chor-Minor Madrasah. Countryside sightseeing - visit summer residence of Bukhara’s last Emir - Sitorai Mokhi-KhosaBakhouddin Naqshbandi Mausoleum and Chor-Bakr Necropolis. Drop off at the train station.
15:51 Transfer to Samarkand by high-speed train "Afrosiyob".
17:30 Arrive in Samarkand. Transfer to the hotel. Check in. Free time. (Recommended to visit Gur-Emir and Registan to see a night view). Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Samarkand (Sightseeing tour duration: 7 hours)

Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 Visit Gur-Emir Mausoleum, "The Pearl of Central Asia" - Registan Square, Bibi-Khanum Mosque and Siab Bazaar. Luxury Plov for lunch will be arranged by GLOBAL CONNECT. 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.
17:25 Transfer to Tashkent by high-speed train "Afrosiyob".
19:40 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 kalyan_minaret_bukhara_0.jpg ismail_samani_mausoleums.jpg
gur-emir_mausoleum_in_samarkand.jpg shakhi-zinda_necropolis_samarkand.jpg registan_square_samarkand_0.jpg
shakhrisabz_3.jpg ak_saray_shakhrisabz.jpg shakhrisabz_city.jpg

Transport

Number of people Vehicle Type:
1-2 Sedan car with a/c (Chevrolet Lacetti 2016, Chevrolet Cobalt 2016),
MPV car with a/c (Orlando Chevrolet 2016)
3-12 Minivan with a/c (Hyundai Grand Starex 2016),
Minibus with a/c (Toyota Hiace 2016, King Long 2018, Joy Long 2018)
13 and more Bus with a/c (Yutong, Higer, Golden Dragon)

Accommodation in Tashkent

Accommodation type Accommodation
Budget option Trip.Le, Art Hostel, Topchan Hostel, Mulberry or similar
Standard option Elite Boutique, Meros Boutique, HilalShodlik Palace, Uzbekistan or similar
Comfort option Praga, SharqDaniel Hill, The Royal Mezbon, Simma Spa, or similar
Comfort Plus option Hyatt Regency, Wyndham, Lotte City, Miran, International, City Palace

Accommodation in Khiva

Accommodation type
Accommodation
Budget option Islambek, Meros or similar
Standard option Qosha Darvoza, Old Khiva, Arkanchi or similar
Comfort option Malika Khiva, Orient Star, Asia Khiva, Bek Khiva or similar
Comfort Plus option

Accommodation in Bukhara

Accommodation type
Accommodation
Budget option Abu Shakheen Guest House, Hotel Shams, Breshim or similar
Standard option Grand Emir Residence, Devonbegi, Golden Bukhara Boutique or similar
Comfort option Asia Bukhara, Malika Bukhara, Omar Khayam, Zargaron Plaza or similar
Comfort Plus option

Accommodation in Samarkand

Accommodation type
Accommodation
Budget option B&B Emir, Jahongir Guest House, Samarkand Travel Inn or similar
Standard option Arba Hotel, City, Ideal, Meros Boutique or similar
Comfort option Sultan Hotel, Malika Prime, Platan, Emir HanAsia Samarkand or similar
Comfort Plus option

Private Tour Price

Price per person in 2020-2021
Number of people Budget option Standard option
Comfort option Comfort Plus
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2 pax 775$ 700€ 955$ 860€ 1100$ 990€ 1270$ 1145€
3-12 pax 770$ 695€ 950$ 855€ 1095$ 985€ 1265$ 1140€
13 pax and more 765$ 690€ 945$ 850€ 1090$ 980€ 1260$ 1135€
Single supplement 105$ 95€ 175$ 160€ 245$ 210€ 325$ 295€

Why GLOBAL CONNECT?

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  • 24 hour customer support
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Price includes
  • Uzbekistan Visa Support (LOI)/e-visa;
  • Accommodation based on double/twin shared room with breakfast;
  • All Airport/Train station pick up/drop off services;
  • All transportation services during the tour according to the itinerary;
  • Local tour guide services during the tour according to the itinerary;
  • Entrance tickets to all monuments and museums according to the itinerary;
  • Tashkent-Urgench flight e-ticket (economy class);
  • Bukhara-Samarkand high-speed train "Afrosiyob" e-ticket (economy class);
  • Samarkand-Tashkent high-speed train "Afrosiyob" e-ticket (economy class);
  • Local prepaid SIM card with internet access (5 GB internet package);
  • Luxury Plov for lunch in Samarkand;
  • Dinner at Nodir Devonbegi Madrasah Restaurant and Traditional dance show;
  • 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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