2020 pricing to be released in the fall, please contact us for an estimate anytime
2019 Land Cost Per Person: (double occupancy) – Based on Option B pricing
2 travelers: $1075
4 travelers: $945
6 travelers: $905
8 travelers: $828
Single Supplement – $280
This tour operates with a minimum of 2 travelers and a maximum of 10 travelers. Other group rates available on request. Accommodation prices are offered at three different levels, A and B.
- Accommodation at Superior Class hotels on double share basis
- Transportation with comfortable a/c vehicles with professional drivers
- Breakfasts at the hotels
- Meals: Lunch and dinner
- Water: Two bottles of 0.5 L per person per day
- Local guides for excursions in cities
- English Speaking Escort Guide for the entire tour
- Entrance fees to mentioned sights (excluding photo and video charges at sights)
- Visa support if required
Price does not include:
- Visa consular fees and processing expenses
- Photo and video charges at sights
- International air tickets to / out of Tashkent
- Domestic flight: Tashkent – Bukhara
- Bullet train tickets
- Travel Insurance
- Tips for guide and driver
- Extras, not indicated in inclusions
Day 1: Tashkent
Arrival Tashkent airport at 21:25. Out staff will meet you with “Orient Mice” signboard. Direct transfer to the hotel, check in and overnight.
Day 2: Tashkent – Bukhara (domestic flight)
Morning flight to Bukhara. Arrival and city tour: At first you will visit the most ancient citadel in Bukhara dating back to the 4th century named Citadel Ark which served as a palace for several dynasties of Bukhara Empire. Then you will see Samanids mausoleum, a real masterpiece of architecture of 9th -10th century. Then the tour continues to Chashma Ayub, meaning Job’s well and Bolo-Hauz mosque, known also as the mosque of forty columns built in honor of Bukhara governor Abu-Fayud Khan. Then you have a chance to walk along the shopping domes and visit one of the most famous madrasahs of Bukhara called Nodir Divan Begi which is also a part of Lyabi House Ensemble, famous central sightseeing of Bukhara. The tour will end with visiting Poi Kalon complex, the unique sample of architectural art of Bukhara. It consists of three structures built in the 12th – 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Overnight.
Day 3: Bukhara – Gijduvan – Samarkand
After breakfast, we will start our way to Samarkand. We will stop over at Gijduvan village to visit famous private pottery workshop. Gijduvan ceramics school has its deep roots. The skills have been passed from father to son from generation to generation. Today Gizhduvan is home for the sixth generation of potters from Narzullayevs family which glorified Gijduvan school
ceramics all over the world. Gijduvan School of ceramics is distinguished by a geometric pattern. Green and blue colors prevail in decoration of products. On the way visit memorial complex of Al Bukhary. Al Bukhary was an Islamic scholar, who authored the hadith collection known as Sahih al-Bukhari, regarded by Sunni Muslims as one of the most authentic Hadith collections. Afterwards we continue driving to Samarkand. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Samarkand
Samarkand is situated in the valley of the river Zerafshan. It is the second largest city of Uzbekistan and is of the same age as the city of Babylon or Rome. Today you will visit its most outstanding sights such as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square, a complex of three fascinating Madrasahs dating back to 15-17th centuries, is the main highlight of Samarkand that no person can stop admiring its beauty and majesty. Architectural complex of Shakhi-Zindeh represents a big collection of mausoleums dating back to 11th-15 centuries being a part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque was built in honor of favorite Tamerlane’s wife, after his successful campaign in India. Overnight is at the hotel.
Day 5: Samarkand – Tashkent (350 km, 4.5 hrs)
Today you will continue exploring Samarkand city. You will visit Ulughbek observatory, built in 15th century by Ulughbek, one of the most famous Samarkand rulers and scientists. Working in observatory, Ulughbek created in 1437 the “Zidji Guragoni” catalog, which had information about 1018 celestial bodies. Unfortunately, he was killed by order of his own son. After it you can walk along the Local Broadway surrounded by souvenir shops, teahouses, sweets and workshops. Then you can visit National bazaar Siab, oriental bazaar, where it is easy to find Uzbek traditional handmade products and local sweets. Afternoon transfer to Tashkent (350 km, 4.5 hrs drive or alternative is by train). Night is in a hotel.
Day 6: Tashkent – Chimgan Mountains – Tashkent
In the morning you will transfer to Chimgan Mountains. Upon arrival you will have a chair lift to reach the top to see Beldersay peak 30 min one-way. Here you will have some free time for walking around, enjoying the nature. On the way back you will stop over at Charvak lakeside beach for free time and own water activities (as per season). Charvak is an artificial lake, a popular resort in Tashkent region and thousands of holiday makers from all over Uzbekistan and neighboring countries visit the reservoir. In the end of the day is return to Tashkent. Night is in a hotel.
Day 7: Tashkent – Flight
Full day is dedicated to a sightseeing tour in Tashkent. Today you will visit Independence square which is the main square of the country, erected as a symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. Then you will have a chance to walk along the local Broadway, a walking street between independence square and Amir Timur square. Further you can take a ride in famous Tashkent metro, among the most beautiful subways in the world. First line was opened in 1977. Then you will visit the old part of the city which includes: Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that consists of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. The highlight of its exhibits is the Othman Quran which is the world’s oldest Quran copy dating back to 8th c. Quran belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph (of the four righteous Caliphs who succeeded the prophet Muhammad). Othman was killed by non-Muslims in 8th century. His blood spread over the Quran that you still can see on its pages. Evening flight home.
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