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.
TST Company invites you to see them all – as well as many more fascinating Uzbekistan’s 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 traveler’s tidbits.
Uzbekistan visa invitation – 45 USD per person;
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 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;
Hotels 4* – very comfortable hotels providing excellent facilities and services; mainly located in or near city centers.
This tour comes with the following accommodation:
Arien Plaza Hotel 3* / Samir Hotel 3*
Ramada Hotel 4*
Arba Hotel 3*
Diyora Hotel 4*
Fatima Hotel 3*
Zargaron Plaza Hotel 4*
Shams Hotel 3*
Bek Hotel 4*
Arrival in Tashkent.
Meeting at Tashkent airport. Transfer to hotel and early check-in at the hotel.
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.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to airport. Flight from Tashkent to Urgench (flight HY-1051, 07:00-08:40).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Leisure time: Siab Bazaar recommended.
Guided sightseeing tour around Samarkand: Registan Square (Ulugbek Madrasah, Sher-Dor Madrasah, Tilla-Qori Madrasah), Gur-e Amir Mausoleum (Tamerlane’s sepulcher), Rukhabad Mausoleum.
After lunch: Bibi-Khanym Mosque, Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis, Ulugbek Observatory.
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: Tashkent Metro recommended.
Leisure time: Chorsu Bazaar, Alisher Navoi Central Park, Tashkent ‘Broadway’ (all by metro) recommended.
Transfer to airport. Departure from Uzbekistan.