Winter Holidays in Uzbekistan!
Arrival in Tashkent.
Meeting with the group and the company representative to discuss the tour details. Overnight at the hotel.
Transfer to local airport.
07:00 Flight to Urgench (Uzbekistan Airways HY1051)
08:40 Arrival in Urgench Airport. Transfer to Khiva (30 км) hotel to drop off the bags.
Sightseeing tour in the old part of Khiva – Ichan Kala known as “Inner town”. Ichan Kala is the biggest open air museum in Central Asia and consists of the following architectural monuments: Ata Darbaza (West Gate), Kunya Ark, Muhammad Rakhim-Khan Madrassa, Muhammad Aminkhan Madrassa, Kalta Minor Minaret, Jome Mosque and Minaret, Islam Khodja Madrassa and Minaret, Said Alauddin Mausoleum, Pahlavan Mahmud Mausoleum, the last Khiva Khan Allakulikhan’s Madrassa and Tosh Hovli Palace (there was the harem with 40 concubines), Caravanserai and Tim Allakulikhan.
Transfer to Bukhara through the Kizil Kum desert (475 km). On the way stop to see Amudarya River.
Arrival in Bukhara in the afternoon, check–in the hotel. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
City tour along the old part of Bukhara including visits to the Mausoleum of Samanids, Bolo Hauz Mosque and the Ark Fortress – the oldest citadel dating back to I century BC, Poi Kalon Square with Kalon Minaret and Mosque, Mir Arab Madrassah.
There are three trading domes or so called covered bazaars preserved from the XVI century and these bazaars were the centers for trade of silk, jewelry and even for money exchange. Today as well, one can enjoy traditional bazaar bargains and purchase different souvenirs of a wide range, from small souvenir magnets to the famous Bukhara carpets, Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan Madrassahs, Abdullakhan’s Tim and a visit to the Caravanserai Sayfuddin, the Center of Handicraft Development of Bukhara. Magoki Attari Mosque,Lyabi Hauz is the center of old Bukhara and it is an architectural complex of the XVII century that includes Nadir Divanbegi Madrassah and Khanaqa, Kukeldash Madrassah and the monument of the famous historical comedian Khodja Nasreddin.
Free time. Overnight.
After breakfast transfer to Samarkand. On the way we can visit workshop of famous Uzbek pottery master Abdulla Narzullaev in Gijduvan city. Here you will have an opportunity to learn more about the process of making ceramics, take part in interesting master-classes of pottery decoration and others.
Arrival in Samarkand. Transfer to the hotel, check-in.
Free time. Overnight
Transfer to railway station.
Depart Samarkand by fast train "Afrosiab".
Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel..
Start Tashkent city tour (4-5 hours) includes visiting old and European parts. Sights to visit: complex "Khazret-Imam" (Mausoleum of Imam Kaffal al-Shashi, Barak-khan Madrassah, Tellya Sheikh Madrassah, Mui-Mubarak Madrassah), bazaar Chorsu, Amir Timur Square, Theatre Square, Independence Square, Monument of Courage and Memorial to the Victims of Repression.
Transfer to the airport. Departure flight. End of the tour.
Price per 1 person
- Accommodation in the hotels on double/twin sharing basis with breakfast;
- Transportation throughout the tour;
- English speaking;
- Entrance fees to the museums, mausoleums and other sites;
- Train tickets:
Samarkand – Bukhara, economy class;
- Air tickets for international and domestic flights;
- Fees for the use of photo and video cameras at the monuments;
- Meals (lunches, dinners)