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 06:30 transfer to the train station. Take the high-speed Afrosiyob train departing to Bukhara at 07:30 (605 km). Arrival at 11:17. Upon arrival the driver will transfer you to the hotel in Bukhara. Meet your guide and start 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. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Day 2: Bukhara – Samarkand
 
Meet your guide and driver at the hotel and visit Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa – the summer residence of Bukhara’s last emir, unique site combining Oriental and Russian architecture. Continue to the Mausoleum of Bakhouddin Naqshbandi. Return to Bukhara and visit Ismail Samani and Chashma-Ayub mausoleums. At 14:40 transfer from the hotel to the train station. Take Afrosiyob train to Samarkand departing at 15:52, arriving at 17:25 (270 km). Upon arrival the driver will transfer you to the hotel in Samarkand. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Day 3: Samarkand
 
Meet your guide and driver at the hotel to start city tour. Visit spectacular Registan Square, remains of Bibi-Khanum Mosque, Siab Bazaar and Gur-Emir Mausoleum – the mausoleum of Amir Timur. 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 high-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;
  • As per option, Business/Economy-class tickets for trains Tashkent-Bukhara-Samarkand-Tashkent;
  • Visa support letter for Uzbekistan visa;
  • Starting 8 persons English speaking tour escort from Advantour;
  • Starting 10 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:

Economy Option
Comfort Option
Bukhara - 1 night
As-Salom, K.Komil or similarOmar Khayam, Asia Bukhara or similar
Samarkand - 2 nights
City, Billuri Sitora or similarSultan, Platan or similar

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