Uzbekistan tour 2

Uzbekistan tour 2 

Uzbekistan tour 2
Time: 7 days
Target: Uzbekistan
Highpoints: Tashkent - Samarkand - Gijduvan - Bukhara - Khiva - Urgench  - Tashkent

Day 1: Tashkent - Samarkand
Upon arrival to Tashkent International Airport you will be met and transferred to you to the capital of the country to have a tour. At first you will visit Independence Square that was built in honor of the victory over fascism in World War II. The Uzbekistan tour 2 continue with the exploration of the local Broadway that is separate Independence Square and Amir Timur square. Then is the world famous subway that was opened in 1977.  Tashkent is famous for tours that show the old part of the city where it is interesting to find historical sites as Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex consisting madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. Furthermore it will be possible to see the highlighjted part of the tour the famous world's oldest Quran copy of the 8th century. Evening tranfer to Samarkand by train. This night is in the hotel.

Day 2: Samarkand
Today you will have the city tour in Samarkand. The city is situated in the valley of the river Zerafshan, also it is the second largest city of Uzbekistan as Babylon or Rome. After that you will drive to wonderful attractions such as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Talking about Registan Square, it is a complex which consists of Madrasahs (15th and17th centuries). Shakhi-Zindeh consists of the collection of mausoleums found in the 11th and 15th centuries. It is also include in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Bibi Khanum Mosque is dedicated to the favorite Tamerlane's wife after his visiting in India. The night will be spent in the hotel. 

Day 3: Samarkand - Gijduvan - Bukhara 
In the morning you will drive to Bukhara city. On the way of tour route you will have a stop to visit Gijduvan village. This village is popular among the tourists on the tours in Uzbekistan due to the famous private pottery workshop. Masters of the ceramics school passed skills from generation to generation. Now in Uzbekistan tour 2 you have a great opportunity to witness the sixth generation of potters from Narzullayevs family and worshipped Gijduvan school ceramics all over the world. This school is great at a geometric pattern and the colors of blue and green that they use in decoration of products. After it you will continue you tour to Bukhara in Uzbekistan. But on the route you will visit another great site with long history the memorial complex of Al Bukhary. This complex made in honor for An Islamic scholar who has put together a collection of hadiths known as Sahih al-Bukhari, run by Sunni Muslims, as one of the most authentic collections of hadiths. Upon arrival to Bukhara you will spend night in hotel.

Day 4: Bukhara
Today you will have a city tour in Bukhara. At first you will visit the most ancient citadel Ark of 4th century. It was used as the palace foe several dynasties of Bukhara Empire. Then the tour goes to Samanids mausoleum in Uzbekistan that considered to be the masterwork of 9th and 10th centuries. Bukhara is the city with a great and long history due to it here are located a great amount of sights such as Chashma Ayub - Job's well and Bolo-Hauz mosque that is famed due to forty columns. After it in the course of the travel you will explore shopping domes and madrasahs of Bukhara named Nodir Divan Begi. It stated that this madrasah is a part of Lyabi House Ensemble. Then you will see the wonderful attraction of the city Poi Kalon complex of the 12th and 16th centuries consisting of three structures as Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Overnight will be spent in the hotel.

Day 5: Bukhara - Khiva  
In the course of the tours you will drive to the one of the most outstanding cities - Khiva.  Here it will be possible to find more than 140 architectural monuments. And this place is famous for its cozy atmosphere of narrow green streets, gardens and others. Monuments are very close to each other. Moreover on the way to Khiva from Bukhara you will have a chance to see the famous Kizilkum desert and of course the great view of Amu Darya river which is considered to be the deepest river in Central Asia and flowed out into Aral Sea. Upon arrival you will spend night in hotel.

Day 6: Khiva - Urgench - Tashkent
On the travel in Khiva you will be impressed by the age of this city with great and interesting attraction of the past. Today you will see the ancient city that is known as Ichan-Qala. It is the inner city that hardened with encircled walls. In the inside of city you will be amazed by the fact that this place had old buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan-Sarais and Bathhouses that made Ichan-Qala into city-monument. This place is also popular to the number of the saved attractions here it is possible to see over 400 traditional dwelling houses and 60 architectural monuments. In 1969 this place became a historical as well as architectural conservation area. Also to fully enjoy this tour it will be good to visit the Kunya-Ark that was built in 17th century by Muhammad Arang Khan in Uzbekistan. Moreover there are also sites that have great history and view - Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace. These buildings had a great influence of Khorezm architectural mastership of 1830s. Evening flight to Tashkent. Overnight will be in the hotel.

Day 7: Tashkent - Flight 
After breakfast you will transfer to airport and flight to the next destination.
 

Price per person:
02 pax - 670 $
04 pax - 530 $
06 pax - 455 $
08 pax - 460 $
10 pax - 430 $

Single - 75 $

Early check-in - 45 $
Single early check-in - 75 $ 

Half board - 50 $
Full board - 95 $

Entrance fees in UZ* (with escort guide only) - 55 $ per person 

English speaking local guides in Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva - 160 $ per group
English speaking escort guide - 420 $ per group 

Flight tickets Khiva (to Urgench airport) - Tashkent - 70 $ per person
 

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
      Tashkent - "Samir" Hotel 3*
      Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
      Bukhara - "Old City" Hotel 3*
      Khiva - "Old Khiva" Hotel 3*
- Visa support
- Provision of mineral water
- Train tickets for Tashkent - Samarkand (economy class)                        

Service does not include:
- Visa
- Guides
- Full board
- Flight tickets
- Travel insurance
- Museum admissions

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