Tour MTH 01. On the Silk Road: Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva - 10 days / 9 nights

Promotional Tour from 470 Euros for departures between November 15th 2016 - April 1st 2017, Juin 15th- August 15th 2017, November 15th 2017 -April 1st 2018

Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
Itinerary: Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva - Bukhara - Shakhrissabz - Samarkand - Tashkent
Your Program

The ancient land of Uzbekistan, with its historical monuments, reflecting a long and a wealthy history, keep a lot of secrets and mysteries. Achieve you dream through discovering the ancient East! Samarkand, Bukhara, Tashkent, Shakhrissabz and Khiva were important cities on the Great Silk Road and attracted attention of travelers, traders and diplomats from every corner of the world. These cities were glorious and still famous for their wealthy culture and unique architectural monuments.

Arrival at Tashkent airport. Pick up and transfer to hotel. Installation. Morning departure for a city tour of the capital of Uzbekistan, rich in parks and Fortain. Visit the complex Khast Imam with  Barakhan Madrasah, Tilla Sheikh mosque and the mausoleum of Kafala Shashi (XVI s). Walk through the market Tchorsu of the old town. Lunch at restaurant. Continuation visits dynamics capital of  Uzbekistan: Museum of Decorative Arts, Opera and Ballet Theatre Square - named in honor of the poet of the fifteenth century Alisher Navoi, Independence Square, Amir Timur square, monument of Courage, monument to victims of the earthquake of 1966, the beautiful Metro of Tashkent. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2 - Tashkent - Urgench – Khiva
After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to Urgench at 7:00 (1:20 hours of flight). Arrival and transfer to Khiva (35km). Installation.
Full day excursion to this city open air museum and heritage zone stop of the old Silk Road: the fortress Ata Darvaza, Kalta Minor , the madrasa Aminkhan Mohamed, palace Kunya Ark. Lunch at restaurant. Following tour: madrasa of Mohamed Rahimkhan, Friday Mosque, Mausoleum of Said Alouddin, mausoleum of Pahlavan Makhmud, the minaret Islamkhodja, Tochhovli,  the Palace and Harem of Khan, madrasa Ollokoulikhon. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3 - Khiva - Bukhara (480 km)
Breakfast. Departure to Bukhara. The road passes through the desert of Kizil Kum (Red Sand). The particular beauty of the Central Asian desert reminds the time brave caravan crossing this sea of sand. Lunch in a caravansaray. Arrival in Bukhara in the late afternoon. Installation. Free time to walk through streets of ancient Bukhara. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4 - Bukhara
Full day excursion. Bukhara the divine! One of the oldest cities of Central Asia. Spiritual and commercial center whose importance does not decline over the centuries. Visit the central part of the city - Chakhristan: complex of Poi-Kalon, the Ark citadel and mosque Bolo Khauz. Walk through the park Samanid and visit the mausoleum of Ismail Samani,  mausoleum Chashma Ayub. Lunch at the tea-house Labi House. Continuation of the visit of Bukhara. Visit the madrasah Abdulazizkhan and Oulougbeg. Walk through the domes market. Visit the mosque Magokki Attori and Khauz Labi complex. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5 - Bukhara
After breakfast, visits to out of city: the summer residence of the emirs, Sitora Mokhi Khossa, the mausoleum of Bakhaouddin Nakhchbandi. Visit the Necropolis of Chor-Bakr in the village of Soumitan in a few miles from Bukhara. Back to Bukhara. Lunch at restaurant. Free afternoon. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 6 - Bukhara-SHAKHRISSABZ (250 km)
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Shakhrisabz, which is considered the birthplace of Timur. Arrival. Accommodation at hotel. Lunch. Afternoon visit to Shakhrisabz. Visit the ruins of the White Palace - Ak Saray (XIV century), mosque Khazrati Imam (Holy Imam), Dorus Saodat (The House of Power), complex Dorut Tyllawat (The House of Reflection), which consists of two shrines: mausoleum Sheikh Chamseddine Kulal (XIV century) and mausoleum Gumbazi Saidon (XV century) and mosque Kouk Gumbaz (XV century). Diner. Overnight at hotel.

Morning drive to Samarkand. Arrival and transfer to hotel. The whole day is devoted to exploring the glorious capital of the Timurids. Visit the mausoleum Gur Emir, necropolis Shakhi Zinda. Lunch at restaurant. After lunch, visit the Observatory of Ulugbeg, mausoleum Saint Daniel, Archaeological Museum Afrosiab. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Morning visit to the famous Registan square including the madrasahs Ulugbek, Tilla Kori and Cherdor, mosque Bibi Khanym and the market place. Lunch at restaurant. Free afternoon. Diner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 9 - SAMARKAND -TASHKENT (310 km.)
After breakfast drive to Tashkent. Arrival. Installation. Lunch at restaurant. PM, free time for personal discovery of the capital. Farewell dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport according to schedules of return flight.
Note: The program will be specified in accordance with the schedule of the international flights of arrival and departure. The steps may be changed for reasons of organization, unexpected change of flight times.

*Promotional Price per person in Euro

Base    2   3-4    5  6-9 10-14+1 FOC Single room supplement
Option A (Hotels 3-4*) 740 665 565 540 510 125
Option B (Hotels 2-3*) 700 620 525 495 470 105

* FOC- Free of charge for tour leader in accommodation, transport, half board meals and entrance ticket

 Price includes:

  • Accommodation in double room in hotels or similar with breakfast;
  • Meals: Half board (Lunches);
  • Transportation for the whole period of the tour on comfortable air-conditioned transportation, including all airport transfers;
  • Foreign speaking local guides in each city during visits, escort guide from 6 participants;
  • Entrance tickets to the museums, mausoleums and other sights mentioned in the program.

Price does not include:

  • International flight;
  • Domestic flight Tashkent-Urgench (90 euros in economy class, can be booked by local agency)
  • Meals: Half board;
  • Video/Camera fees of museums, monuments (approx 15 €per person for all cities);
  • Visits not mentioned in the program;
  • Single room supplement.
  • Additional services in hotels;
  • Insurance;

Cancellation conditions:

  • Up to 30 days - no penalty
  • Up to 15 days - 50% penalty
  • Up to 7 days - 100% penalty

AC sedan “CHEVROLET NEXIA, LACETTI” (Air-conditioned, 1-3 pax)
Minibus “HYUNDAY STAREX” (Air-conditioned, 3-4 pax)
Minibus “ISTANA SSANG YONG” (Air-conditioned, 5-6 pax)
Minibus “TOYOTA HICE” (Air-conditioned, 7-8 pax)
Middle-size bus “TOYOTA COASTER” (Air-conditioned, 9-14 pax)
Tourist class bus up to 45 seats:
KIA GRANBIRD FILED - 45-bed, comfortable, air conditioned, sound system, video system, refrigerator, wide cabin, air-cushion.
GOLDEN DRAGON – 37 bed, comfortable, air conditioned, sound system, video system, refrigerator, toilet, air bag.