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"To the heart of Tamerlane`s empire, 8 days"

Itinerary: Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva - Bukhara - Shakhrisabz - Samarkand - Tashkent. Best time to travel: March - June, August - November
Price: $ 1042
Feature tour:
Group 1: 12.09.2015 - 19.09.2015;
 
 
 
Group 2: 10.10.2015 - 17.10.2015.
 
This exciting and informative tour will enlighten you on the history and culture of Uzbekistan and its world-famous ancient cities of Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva, which still keep traces and legacies of the trade Silk Road cultural exchange and once-great empires of Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan and especially Timur, better known as Tamerlane in the West, who made Samarkand his capital.

A military genius whose conquests shook the world in the 14th century, Timur was also a great patron of the arts. Samarkand still boasts a number of magnificent architectural monuments built during the reign of his dynasty, including his mausoleum Gur-e Amir, a gem of medieval Islamic architecture, where he lies under a huge jade slab.

ITS Tour invites you to see them all - as well as many more fascinating Uzbekistans monuments dating from different times - and hear most interesting stories about them. During the tour you will also visit exotic Uzbek bazaars, taste delicious dishes of Uzbek cuisine, travel across impressive landscapes, meet hospitable and charming locals, and enjoy many more other travelers tidbits.


Itinerary
Day 1.
Sat
Arrival in Tashkent
Meeting at Tashkent airport. Transfer to hotel and check-in. Rest after a long flight. At 12:30 guided sightseeing tour around Tashkent:  Khast-Imam Square , Barak-Khan Madrasah, Kafal-al-Shashi Mausoleum, Kukeldash Madrasah; after lunch: Museum of Applied Arts, Independence Square, Amir Timur Square. Overnight rest in hotel.
Day 2.
Sun
Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva
Breakfast in hotel. Transfer to airport. Flight HY-1051 Tashkent - Urgench (departure at 07:00, arrival at 08:40). Meeting at Urgench airport. Transfer to Khiva. Hotel check-in. Guided sightseeing tour around Khiva ( Ichan-Kala  inner city historic old city):  Pakhlavan Mahmoud Complex ,  Kunya-Ark Fortress , Kalta Minor Minaret ,  Islam Khoja Minaret  and Madrasah,  Tash Khauli-Khan Palace ,  Juma Mosque , Muhammad Amin-Khan  Minaret and Madrasah, Avesta Museum. Overnight rest in hotel.

Additional options this day (not included into the cost of the trip):
      National show of rope-dancers in Madrasah Rahim-Khan;
      Folklore show in Medrese Alakuli-Khan.

Day 3.
Mon
Khiva - Bukhara
Breakfast in hotel. Transfer across the Kyzyl-Kum Desert and along the Amudarya River to Bukhara. Lunch en route. Arrival in Bukhara. Leisure time. Souvenir shops / workshops. Overnight rest in hotel.
Day 4.
Tue
Bukhara
Breakfast in hotel. Guided sightseeing tour around Bukhara: Ismail Samani Mausoleum,  Chashma Ayub Mausoleum ,  Bolo Khauz Mosque ,  Ark Citadel ,  Po-i-Kalyan Complex  (Kalyan Minaret and others), Ulugbek Madrasah; after lunch:  Lyab-i Hauz Architectural Ensemble , Kukeldash Madrasah, Nadir Divan-Begi Madrasah, domed shopping arcade. Overnight rest in hotel.

Additional options this day (not included into the cost of the trip):
      Visiting the "Silk Road Spices" tea house and testing teas prepared from herbs and spices;
      Folklore show in Nadir Divan-Begi Madrasah.

Day 5.
Wed
Bukhara - Shakhrisabz - Samarkand
Breakfast in hotel. Transfer to Samarkand through Shakhrisabz, birthplace of Tamerlane. Guided sightseeing tour around Shakhrisabz: Ak Saray Palace, Dorus Saodat Complex, Dorut Tillavat Madrasah, Kok Gumbaz Mosque. Arrival in Samarkand. Overnight rest in hotel.
Day 6.
Thu
Samarkand
Breakfast in hotel. Guided sightseeing tour around Samarkand:  Registan Square  (Ulugbek Madrasah, Sher-Dor Madrasah, Tilla-Qori Madrasah),  Gur-e Amir Mausoleum  (Tamerlanes sepulcher),  Rukhabad Mausoleum ; after lunch:  Bibi-Khanym Mosque , Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis, Ulugbek Observatory. Overnight rest in hotel.

Additional options this day (not included into the cost of the trip):
      Wine testing in old winery named after Hovrenko;
      Visiting the theatre of historical costume El Merosi.

Day 7.
Fri
Samarkand - Tashkent
Breakfast in hotel. Guided sightseeing tour around Samarkand: St. Daniel Mausoleum, Khazrat-Khizr Mosque. Leisure time: Siab Bazaar recommended. After lunch transfer to Tashkent, visiting Samarkand Paper Mill when leaving. Arrival in Tashkent. Leisure time. Overnight rest in hotel.
Day 8.
Sat
Tashkent
Breakfast in hotel. Transfer to airport. Departure from Uzbekistan.
The cost of the tour in USD for 1 person:
The cost of the tour for 1 person: 1042 USD
SGL supplement 166 USD

Tour will be arranged in case of group 6 pax and upper

Cost includes: Cost does not include:
Hotel accommodation in twins / double rooms, with breakfast
Guided sightseeing tours
Sites entrance fees
English-speaking guide during excursions time only
Comfortable air-conditioned means of transportation throughout tour, including airport - hotel - airport transfers
Tashkent - Urgench domestic flight airfare
Bottle of mineral water per day/per pax
Souvenirs.
International airfares
Travel health insurance
Uzbekistan visa support
Photo and video shooting charges
at museums and monuments.

Additional Services:

Meals:
- Half board (evening meals) - 105 USD per pax
- Full board - 198 USD per pax.
National show of rope-dancers in Madrasah Rahim-Khan (Khiva) - 5 USD per pax;
Folklore show in Medrese Alakuli-Khan (Khiva) - 5 USD per pax;
Tea testing in the "Silk Road Spices" tea house (Bukhara) - 5 USD per pax;
Folklore show in Nadir Divan-Begi Madrasah (Bukhara) - 15 USD per pax;
Wine testing in old winery named after Hovrenko (Samarkand) - 15 USD per pax;
Visiting the theatre of historical costume El Merosi (Samarkand) - 10 USD per pax.

Note:

If this itinerary does not completely suit you, Central Asia Travel can modify it for your convenience, changing days, cities, tourist attractions, hotels, services, etc.

Additional Information

Hotels
We choose the most conveniently located and reputable hotels for our customers to stay at. The list of the hotels we offer is below. However, due to seasonal conditions and group size this list is subject to change.
Hotels 2-3* - inexpensive yet cozy private hotels, with traditional national interiors in many of them, providing all the necessary facilities for comfortable stays; notable for very warm hosting and home-like atmosphere.

This tour comes with the following accommodation:

City Hotels 2-3*
Tashkent Arien Plaza Hotel 3* or similar
Samarkand Arba Hotel 3* or similar
Bukhara Siyavush Hotel 2* or similar
Khiva Orient Star Khiva Hotel 3* or similar

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Our phones: +7(911) 228-03-01    +7(911) 920 4 920, +7(981)820 46 80
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Travel company "ITS-Tour"
Russia, St-Petersburg,