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Destination: Uzbekistan
Last updated: 13 Jun 2017

From Astana Expo 2017 to Bukhara and Samarkand

US$ 440 per person
tour price conditions:

two persons traveling, specific BnB or 2-3* private hotels with breakfast, one double room shared. Tour services shall begin in the morning of Day 1 and be completed at the end of Day 8
INCLUDED
* Visa support if needed
* Hotel room with breakfast
* Transfers between cities and transport for all excursions from Day 1 to Day 8
NOT INCLUDED
* Intl. and/or local flights
* Accompanying tour guide
* Entrance tickets to museums and monuments, tour guide services
* Meals other than breakfast at hotels
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Tour description

This is a 8 days tour covering the most interesting attractions of Uzbekistan including Tashkent and its mountain areas of Chimgan and lake Chorvak, Samarkand, Bukhara, Gizhduvan with ceramic workshops. Exploring cultural and ethnic traditions of Uzbek people, cuisine and handcrafts.
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Tour Details

Duration: 8 days
Customizable? YES
Category: Uzbekistan, Archaeology, History, Islamic Heritage, Culture and Traditions, Gastronomic, Folklore and Ethnic, Handcrafts and Shopping, Classic
Best season:June, July, August, September
Day 1

Arrival from Astana, free time in Tashkent

The tour is started at around 17:45pm when you arrive from Astana by Uzbekistan Airways (2 hours, approx. 200 USD per person both ways). In the evening you can have a short excursion of Tashkent, visit its famous Metro and walking areas of the city center.

Visits to: Istiklol Palace (former Palace of Peoples' Friendship), Park of Alisher Navoi, Tashkent Metro
more about Tashkent all visitable attractions hotels in Tashkent
Day 2

From Tashkent to Bukhara by Train

In the morning, you take your train (Afrosyab speed train, 590 km, 4 hours) to Bukhara - arrival at 12:20. Day tour of Bukhara, visiting all attractions and sights. Overnight in Bukhara.

Visits to: Kalyan Minaret, Ulugbek Madrasah, Miri-Arab Madrasah, Chashma-Ayub, Magoki-Attari Mosque, Madrasah of Abdulaziz Khan, Ark Fortress, Lyabi-Hauz Complex, Gijduvani Memorial Complex, Chor Minor, Mausoleum of Sheikh Boharzi, Kukeldash Madrasah, Trading Domes, Mausoleum of the Samanids, Bolo-Hauz Mosque, Khanaka and Madrasah of Nadir Divan-Beghi, Zindan (Prison), Kosh-Madrasah, Namazga Mosque, Baha Ad-Din Naqshband Necropolis
more about Bukhara all visitable attractions hotels in Bukhara
Day 3

Excursion in and around Bukhara

On this day, you explore the environs of ancient Bukhara, visiting palaces and holy places and residences of Bukhara Emirs.

Visits to: Chor Bakr Complex, Bukhara city, Vabkent Minaret, Sitorai-Mohi-Hosa, Gijduvani Memorial Complex
more about Bukhara all visitable attractions hotels in Bukhara
Day 4

Drive to Samarkand via Gizhduvan

This day is devoted to driving to Samarkand, the ancient capital of Timur. Along the way, you will visit the famous ceramics workshop of Gizhduvani artisans and ruins of Rabat Malik. In Samarkand, free time and overnight.
more about Samarkand all visitable attractions hotels in Samarkand
Day 5

Full Day in Samarkand

On this day you spend all your time visiting attractions of Samarkand, the glorious city on the Great Silk Road. Overnight in Samarkand.

Visits to: Registan Square, Mausoleum of Kusam-Ibn-Abbas, Bibi-Khanym Mosque, Madrasah and Mausoleum, Tillya-Kari Madrasah on Registan Square, Ulugbek Madrasah on Registan Square, Sher-Dor Madrasah, Gur-Emir Mausoleum, Shahi-Zinda, Mausoleum of Khodja Daniyar (Saint Daniel), Observatory of Ulugbek, Afrasiab Hill, Memorial Complex of Imam Al-Bukhari
more about Samarkand all visitable attractions hotels in Samarkand
Day 6

Samarkand-Shakhrisabz-Tashkent

In the morning, you drive to Shakhrisabz, the native town of Tamerlane. You will see amazing examples of medieval architecture and history. Then, you drive to Samarkand via a mountain pass (available to certain size groups - check with us). Evening train to Tashkent (dept. 19:00, arr. 21:00). Overnight in Tashkent.

Visits to: Mirhamid Khanaka, Dorus Siadat, City Walls, Chubin Madrasah, Ak Saray Palace, Chorsu, Mausoleum of Shams Ad-Din Kulyal, Crypt of Amir Temur, Gumbazi Seidon, Green City, Hazret Imam Mosque, Katta Lyangar, Malik-Azhdar Mosque, Kok-Gumbaz, Koba Madrasah
more about Shakhrisabz all visitable attractions hotels in Shakhrisabz
Day 7

Drive to Chimgan/Chorvak Area near Tashkent

In the morning of this day, you take a one day trip to the beautiful mountains near Tashkent - Chimgan. Also, you enjoy the views of the artifical mountain Lake Charvak. Return to Tashkent, free time.
more about Chimgan all visitable attractions hotels in Chimgan
Day 8

Departure to Astana

After breakfast at hotel, you take your flight back to Astana. End of service.
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