The significant part of the Silk Road trip passes through the territory
of Uzbekistan. You will repeat the routes of caravans used in the past and see
the cities which had huge importance and were the main part of bygone trade
Travelling to Uzbekistan is like viewing the diamond – the edges of which you can enjoy endlessly. Uzbekistan like fine art – pictures of mountain scenery, deserts, lakes, rivers and oases are superseding one another – you have to see it. It is like literature, old book of history – you have to read it. It is like aura of the past and warmth of hospitality – you have to feel it. Uzbekistan is the land of great commander Amir Temur, brilliant astronomer and ruler Mirzo Ulugbek, scientist and doctor whose name is known worldwide Ibn Sino, historian and geographer Abu-Raykhon Beruniy, mathematician and founder of algebra Al-Khorazmi. Uzbekistan is home and shelter for genius poets, Sufi, skilful masters and craftsmen.
Silk Road trip (UZ)
Cities: Tashkent – Samarkand – Bukhara – Khiva - Urgench - Tashkent
Duration: 8 days/ 7 nights
This tour is for you to explore all Uzbek cities that once used to be the part of Great Silk Road.
Day 1 Tashkent
Arrival to Tashkent, meeting in the airport with the plate of Uzbekistan tour operator «Dolores Travel Services». Journey starts from the capital of Uzbekistan, from warm and “city of bread” Tashkent.
Transfer to Tashkent Hotel, check-in. Leisure time. Night at Tashkent Palace 4 **** / Grand Orzu 3 *** hotels.
Day 2 Tashkent - Samarkand
Breakfast at Tashkent hotel.
Transfer to Samarkand. Hotel check-in. Evening short city tour in Samarkand: Registan Square - Madrassah Ulug Bek (XV), Madrassah Shir-Dor (XVII), Madrassah Tillya-Kori (XVII). Overnight at Night in President Palace 4 **** / Malika Prime 3 *** hotels.
Day 3 Samarkand
Breakfast at Samarkand hotel.
The science and art of ancient East where concentrated in Samarkand since olden times. Multinational and tolerant – it is spoken here that: “there are many stairs leading to the sky” and there is no difference in what language you pray.
Full day city tour in Samarkand: visiting of morning East Siab Bazaar, Mausoleum Guri Emir - Tamerlane's Tomb (XIV-XV), Bibi Khanum Mosque (XIV-XV).
Excavations and Museum of ancient city of Afrosiab. Architectural Complex Shakh-i-Zinda (dated XI-XV century) and Ulug Bek Observatory (XV), the Mausoleum of prophet Daniel.
Free time: visiting carpet factory Hudzhum - handmade silk carpets OR workshop on manufacturing of a papyrian paper (handmade). Free time for purchasing of souvenirs and east spices. Night in President Palace 4 **** / Malika Prime 3 *** hotels.
Day 4 Samarkand - Bukhara
Breakfast at Samarkand hotel.
Transfer to Bukhara.
Day 5 Bukhara
Breakfast at Bukhara hotel.
Holy Bukhara, homeland of Ibn Sino (Avicenna), loved city of all saints and worldwide known philosopher – cheery Hodja Nasriddin, lively, noisy and luxurious capital of Emirs, rich man of all nationals and patrons. When you hear “Splendor of East” – it is Bukhara!
City tour in Bukhara: Ismael Samani Mausoleum (the tomb of representatives of Samanids’ dinasty at the end of IX - beginning of X), Chashma Ayub Mausoleum (Spring of Job - XIV), Bolo-Hauz Mosque (beginning of XX), Citadel Ark (IV) – city in a city, Poi Kalon Ensemble (Pedestal of the Great), religious heart of Sacred Bukhara, consists of Minaret Kalon (XII), Kalyan Mosque (XII), Miri Arab Madrassah (XVI), Ulugbek’s Madrassah (1417), Madrassah Nodir Divanbeghi, Abdul Aziz Khan Madrassah, Magoki-Attori Mosque (dated XII-XVI centuries), Lyabi-Khauz Ensemble (dated XIV-XVII centuries), Kosh-Madrassah Ensemble (consisting of two resisting Madari-Abdullakhan Madrassah (Abdullakhan’s mother) and Abdullakhan Madrassah. Chor-Minor (four minarets). Free time: we advise you to visit Bukhara Dome Bazaars (dated 15-16 centuries): Toki Saraffon (the Dome of Moneychangers), Toki-Telpak Furushon (the Dome of Cap makers), Toki Zargaron (the Dome of jewellers) and Tim Abdullakhan (the Center of silk).
Night at Grand Bukhara 4**** / Sasha and Son 3 *** hotels.
Day 6 Bukhara - Khiva (550)
Breakfast at the hotel.
In old days, route from Bukhara to Khiva lasted more than a month. Today it takes 6 - 7 hours by vehicle, through mysterious red desert “Kyzyl-Kum”, the territory of “Khorezm”, which was called in the past as a “State of Thousand and Hundred Cities”. What kind of secrets are buried in this desert, this is something what archeologists and historians will be trying to find in the future. Meanwhile, you are invited to view the exotic landscapes of desert with roaming camels, nomadic yurts and old Amudarya River (Oxus).
Arrival to Khiva, Khiva Hotel accommodation. Leisure time. Night at Malika Khiva 3 *** / Asia Khiva 3 *** hotels.
Day 7 Khiva - Urgench - Tashkent
Breakfast at Khiva hotel.
If you ever dreamed of getting into Eastern fairy tale, than your dreams come true. City tour in Khiva around: Ichan-Kalaarchitectural complex (XII-XIX), the Residence of the last Khiva Khan including Ismail Khodja Mausoleum, Muhammed Amin Khan Madrassah, Kunya-Ark Castle (XVI-XVI), Kalta Minor Tower, Tash-Hovli Palace (XIX), Pahlavan Mahmud Mausoleum(XIV-XVIII), Juma Mosque (X) and other Khiva tourist sights. Narrow streets, carved “ayvans” veranda and doors, majestic minarets and mausoleums, heritage and arts –all kept with care in this city as great treasure.
Day 8 Tashkent
Breakfast at the hotel.
Return to Tashkent, back to 21st century. Tashkent is one of the most beautiful cities in Central Asia, where antiquity and modernity coexist completing each other.
City tour: Amir Temur Square: monument of the great commander - Amir Temur, the well-known Tashkent chiming clock and Hotel Uzbekistan, the Palace of Forums, "Broadway" - avenue of artists, with the inexpensive souvenirs exposed for sale, and also on fountains and modern monuments of the capital, visiting the religious complex Khasti Imam: consisting of Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum (XV centure),Barak Khan Madrassah (XVI centure), Muy-Mubarak Mosque - storehouse of the well-known Koran of Khalif Osman and gold hair of prophet Muhammad; Dzhuma-mosque of Khodja Akhrar Vali, the State Museum of Applied Arts of Uzbekistan, Kukeldash Madrassah (XVI).
Free time for purchases in CHORSU bazaar and souvenir shops. Transfer to the airport, flight for the next destination.
FAQ for tourists
Visa to Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan tourist information:
• Accommodation in tourist class hotels throughout Uzbekistan (twin / dbl shared)
• Train tickets Tashkent – Samarkand – Bukhara – Tashkent
• Comfortable transport with air conditioner for the whole route
• 1-2 persons – Sedan Daewoo Nexia up to 4 seats
• 3-8 persons – Minivan Istana up to 14 seats
• 8-14 persons – Minibus Toyota Coaster up to 20 seats
• 15 and more persons – Bus Golden Dragon up to 45 seats
• Food: breakfast in the hotels
• Entrance tickets to museums and sightseeings specified in the program
• English-Russian speaking Uzbekistan tourist guide for all tours according to the program
•Visa support (note: visa support is free of charge)
• International air ticket
• Beverage and alcohol drinks
• Visa cost (if not citizens of the Russian Federation)
• Photo/video shooting charges in museums
• Tips and liquors
• Personal expenses
• Other services not specified above
• No early arrivals and late departures are included; additional payment will be discussed after confirmation of arrival and departure time.
• In case of tour cancellation after confirmation is less than 7 days there will be 100% penalty, if less than 14 days 50 % penalty, if less than 30 days no penalty.
Cancellation prior 30 days – no charges apply
Cancellation prior 15 days – 50% charge of the tour price
Cancellation prior 7 days – 100% charge of the tour price
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