This tour is designed for travelers and tourists who intend to come to Uzbekistan from St. Petersburg, Russia using direct flights from St. Petersburg to Urgench and Samarkand to St. Petersburg. This route allows you to save money on air travels and extra days of accommodation in hotels. The tour is designed to get all the best impressions from the ancient cities of Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, and Shakhrisabz.
Uzbekistan, Archaeology, History, Islamic Heritage, Culture and Traditions, Gastronomic, Folklore and Ethnic, Handcrafts and Folk Art, Outdoor Activities, Classic
October, November, March, April, May, June, August, September
Arrival in Urgench from St. Petersburg, transfer to Khiva, excursions.
Arrival to Uzbekistan by flight from St. Petersburg (HY 637, departure 22:30 on Thursdays, arrival at 05:10 on Friday). Transfer to Khiva, accommodation at the hotel. This whole day you will spend in Ichan-Kala - the inner ancient city of Khiva. Excursion around the monuments and narrative about the history of Khorezm. Overnight in Khiva.
Exploring ancient fortresses of Khorezm in the desert.
On this day you travel outside Khiva across the Amu Darya River and advance into the desert to get acquainted with the ancient clay fortresses of Khorezm - Ayaz-kala, Tuprak-kala, etc. Lunch in the desert. Return to Khiva.
You complete the acquaintance with the ancient Khorezm and the city of Khiva and move to Bukhara through the Kyzyl Kum desert. The road runs along the Amudarya river (495 km). You will make stop-overs in the desert to overlook the most beautiful places and have lunch-boxes as meals.
The whole day is devoted to exploring old Bukhara, visiting folklore concerts, ancient madrassas and mosques. Also, you will travel outside the city for acquaintance with the monuments outside the city. Overnight in Bukhara.