As it was the first time that I had been to Uzbekistan, I was a little reticent about dealing with tour operators that I had never heard of before.
After many hours searching the "net" I decided to go with the travel agency “Anur Tour” and I was not disappointed.
I made the decision to do a day tour of Tashkent and a two day tour of Bukhara and Samarkand.
There service was absolutely amazing, they were extremely professional, and both tours went like clockwork.
I was met by a representative from Anur Tour at my hotel who briefed me on the various activities that I would be doing. She gave me the appropriated documentation that I required and fully explained what would be happening over the coming days.
In particular the two day tour to Bukhara and Samarkand was extremely worthwhile. By flying direct to Bukhara early morning, it certainly maximized the time available that day for sightseeing which was enhanced by a very informative guide.
You also had the opportunity of going direct to your hotel and check in before embarking on the day’s activities. The accommodation was of a very good standard.
In the evening I had dinner in the Lyab-i-hauz area which was a few minutes’ walk from the hotel at a charming Restaurant next to the lake taking in the incredible ambience coupled with a delightful meal and drinks.
The next day involved getting the morning train to Samarkand, about a 3 hour journey, and then spending the rest of the day sightseeing till late afternoon, before being taken to the railway station to get the high-speed train “Afrosiab” back to Tashkent.
The various guides that I dealt with spoke very good English and were extremely helpful and informative.
I would certainly have no hesitation in recommending Anur Tour as there service was excellent, the content of their tours covered all the appropriate sites, and you never felt under pressure even though you covered a great deal of territory.