Great Silk Road Tour

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  • Duration: 9 days
  • Price From: 840€

9-day classical Uzbekistan tour. You visit the unique architectural complexes of the world–famous historical cities of Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand and Shakhrisabz on the Great Silk Road. You will experience the traditions and craftsmanship of the country with your guide. This is a great opportunity to learn more about local customs and traditions and to feel deeply hospitality and originality of Uzbek people.

Itinerary: Tashkent – Urgench – Khiva – Bukhara – Samarkand – Tashkent
The best time for the trip: March to November

Day 1
Arrival Tashkent

Arrive in Tashkent, the capital of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Meeting at airport. Transfer to hotel. Accommodation at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2
Tashkent-Urgench – Khiva

Visit Khasti-Imam Square with the beautiful Barak-Khan Madrasa, the Tilla-Sheikh Mosque and the Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum. Here you can take a look at the Koran, written by the third Caliph Osman (644 – 656). Next, visit the huge Chorsu Bazaar. In the afternoon, continue your exploration in the modern part of the city and visit the Independence Square, Amir Timur Square. Transfer to airport for flight– Tashkent – Urgench . Upon arrival in Urgench, direct drive to Khiva (30 km). Arrival in Khiva. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3
Khiva

Khiva was the capital of the Khanate in the seventeenth century. It was one of the most major markets of Central Asia and prospered until the early twentieth century. Today the inner city, Ichan Kala, is a veritable outdoor museum open where you can admire the authenticity of monuments Kukhna Ark, the Friday Mosque and minaret, the madras of Islam Khodja etc. The city is surrounded by pink clay walls that give it the air of dating Middle Ages. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4
Khiva – Bukhara

Today, we make a reasonably early departure for the long drive back towards the east. After the first hour, our road runs alongside the Oxus River, locally known as the Amu Darya. Turning away from the river, we cut through the striking landscape of the Kyzylkum Desert, stopping off for lunch at a roadside restaurant. Arrival and accommodation. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5
Bukhara

Bukhara is a city of poetry and fairy tales. Here the legends hover over the zigzag-like alleyways. Since in the verticals of the minarets, the flight of human genius rests, and every stone in the wall is covered with the dust of eternity. Bukhara is a city like a open-air museum. . Visit the town of Samaniden Mausoleum, the Bolo House, the Ark, the Mosque and the Minaret of Kalon, the Ulugbek and Abdul- Aziz-Khan, dome bazaar and others. Overnight in Bukhara.

Day 6
Bukhara – Shakhrisabz – Samarkand

Drive to Shakhrisabz – motherland of Tamerlane, where the great ruler and military commander Timur ordered to build Ak-Sarai Palace, two mausoleums. Today Shakhrisabz is a small town at foothills with beautiful landscapes of snowy mountains, sunny steppes and herds of cattle.
SS tour of Shakhrisabz: Remnants of Ak-Sarai Palace, bazaar of Shakhrisabz, Kok-Gumbas mosque & Gumbazi-Seidan mausoleum, Khazret-Imam mosque. Drive to Samarkand. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7
Samarkand

Capital of Tamerlan, the great city of ancient Sogdiana is located at the crossroads of the main trade routes from China, Siberia, Persia and the West. FD SS tour of Samarkand: Registan Square (meaning “sandy place”) became an official centre of Samarkand since Tamerlane the Great’s time. The Square is surrounded by the Ulugbek’s madrassah (1417-1420), the Sher-Dor madrassah (1619-1636), and Tilla-Kori madrassah (1646-1660); Mosque Bibi- Khanum; Siab bazaar, a colorful main farmers’market; Necropolis Shakhi-Zinda ; Gur-Emir Mausoleum; Overnight at hotel.

Day 8
Samarkand – Tashkent

Check out before 12h00 noon.
Continue SS tour: Afrosiab museum of the city foundation; Observatory of Ulugbek ;A visit to the Silk Paper Center “Meros” to see the ancient process of paper making..
Transfer to railway station for high-speed train “Afrosiab” Samarkand/Tashkent at 17h00/19h10.
Upon arrival transfer to hotel, accommodation.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 9
Departure from Tashkent
Transfer to the airport in Taschkent. Here we say goodbye to the group. We will have unforgettable memories.
Flight home.

Price and Services

Price Economy Comfort
2 Person 840 € 920 €
4 Person 750 € 825 €
Single supplement 120 € 180 €

 

 

This tour is a private tour on request according to your desired date. Prices are calculated in Euro per person and for larger groups are available on request. 

Changes in the itinerary possible on request. 

 

  • Domestic flight: Tashkent Urgench, economy class
  • Airport transfer
  • Transport during the itinerary according to the program with comfortable vehicles with A / C
  • Local English speaking tour guide
  • Train ticket: Samarkand-Tashkent “Afrosiyob” (2nd class)
  • Half board (dinner)
  • Accommodation in double room in the hotel
  • Entrance fees to the museums and sights
  • Uzbekistan Tourist Map
  • 0.5 liters of water per day / person
  • International flights (can be booked through us)
  • Visa fees
  • Tips for local guides and support staff
  • Fees for using a camera in some of the museums’ attractions
  • Other issues – souvenirs and drinks etc.

This tour is private tour and travel dates are on request according to your request. Let us organize your dream trip. 

Accommodation

Option Economy Option Comfort
Tashkent-  2 nights
Shodlik Palace, Uzbekistan or similar Sharq, Grand Atlas or similar
Khiva- 2 nights
Arkanchi, Orient Star Khiva or similar Asia Khiva, Bek Khiva or similar
Bukhara- 2 nights
Hovli Poyon, Lyabi House or similar Asia Bukhara, Malika Bukhara or similar
Samarkand- 2 nights
Bibikhnaum, Marokand or similar Asia Samarkand, Diyora or similar

 

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