Uz-1 Train Tour4 Days | Bukhara, Samarkand

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The exciting Four-Day Cultural Uz-1 tour by train will open you the amazing history and culture of Uzbekistan. You will enjoy the greatness of culture of world-known ancient monuments of Bukhara and Samarkand. The ancient cities of Uzbekistan keep the memory of wasteful campaigns of Genghiz-Khan and Alexander the Great, endless trains of trade caravans moving along the Great Silk Road from China to Europe. Sky-rocketed minarets, blue domes of madrasahs and mosques, medieval mausoleums, decorated with ceramic ornaments, oriental bazaars, hospitability and original traditions of the Uzbek will leave bright impressions about this trip.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Tashkent – Bukhara
 
At 07:00 transfer to the train station. Take Afrosiyob train departing to Bukhara at 08:00 (605 km). Arrival at 11:47. Meet your guide and driver and visit Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa – summer residence of Bukhara’s last emir, unique site combining Oriental and Russian architecture. Continue to Bakhouddin Naqshbandi Mausoleum. Transfer to hotel in Bukhara. Check in and enjoy free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 1-2 hours
Day 2: Bukhara
 
Enjoy a walking sightseeing tour with a guide in Old City. Visit Lyabi-Khauz Ensemble, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Chor-Minor Madrasah, trade domes, Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque, Miri-Arab Madrasah, Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasahs, Ark Fortress, Bolo-Khauz Mosque, Ismail Samani and Chashma-Ayub mausoleums. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
Day 3: Bukhara – Samarkand
 
At 06:40 transfer from hotel to train station. Take “Sharq” train to Samarkand departing at 08:00, arriving at 10:20 (270 km). Upon arrival you will be met by your guide and driver to start city tour.
Visit spectacular Registan Square, remains of Bibi-Khahum Mosque, Siab Bazaar and Gur-Emir Mausoleum – authentic shrine of Tamerlane. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 5-6 hours
Day 4: Samarkand – Tashkent
 
Check out from the hotel till noon. Continue sightseeing: visit Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, Ulugbek Observatory and Tomb of Saint Daniel. Then drive to Konigil village to explore traditional way of making Samarkand paper from mulberry. Enjoy free time with car and driver at your disposal after sightseeing tour. At 16:00 transfer to railway station. Take the fast-speed Afrosiyob train departing to Tashkent at 17:00 (300 km). Scheduled arrival time is 19:10. Pick-up and transfer to hotel/private residence. End of the tour.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
  • All transfers1-2 pax by sedan type car; 3-7 pax by minivan type car; 8-13 pax by 20 seat bus, 14 pax and more by 40-50 seat bus;
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Sightseeing tour program in each city with local guides;
  • Entrance fees to sights as per itinerary;
  • Ticket for train Bukhara-Samarkand;
  • As per option, Business/Economy-class tickets for trains Tashkent-Bukhara and Samarkand-Tashkent;
  • Visa support for Uzbekistan tourist visa;
  • Starting 8 persons English speaking tour escort from Advantour;
  • Starting 8 persons +1 person travels free of charge accommodated in single room.
  • Tour leader to accompany travellers for the whole period of the tour;
  • Full board (lunches and dinners);
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Consular fees for Uzbekistan tourist visa;
  • Travel insurance.

 

Accommodation:

Comfort Option
Economy Option
Bukhara - 2 nights
Omar Khayam, Devon-Begi, Zargaron Plaza, Asia Bukhara, Minorai-Kalon Amulet, Minzifa, K.Komil, Kukeldash, Zargaron, Kavsar, As-Salom, Siyavush
Samarkand - 1 night
Grand Samarkand Superior, Grand Samarkand, Platan, Sultan, Malika Prime, Asia Samarkand City, Platan, Billuri Sitora, Jahongir, Caravan Serail, Malika Classic

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