Uz-4 Train Tour8 Days | Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand

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The best way to explore Uzbekistan for the first time is to take a journey to the biggest cultural centers of this country. In this tour, you will see all main attractions of Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand. In a week you will visit many mosques, medreses and mausoleums, each of them differs with its architecture and has an important meaning in the history of this amazing land. In addition, you will experience everyday life of locals and dive into eastern hospitality. You will take with yourself lots of warm memories of sunny Uzbekistan.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Tashkent
 
Arrive in Tashkent. You will be met by Advantour driver and transferred to the hotel. Check in to the hotel at noon.
Meet your guide to start sightseeing in the capital of Uzbekistan, the biggest city in Central Asia. Visit Old City part of Tashkent with Khast-Imam Complex where the world famous Quran of Caliph Uthman – Ottoman has been preserved. In Khast-Imam visit Madrasah of Barak-Khan, Tilla Sheikh Mosque, Mausoleum of the Saint Abu Bakr Kaffal Shashi and the Islamic Institute of Imam al-Bukhari. Explore Chorsu Bazaar. Then take a ride on Tashkent Metro to the city center to walk through Amir Timur Square, Independence Square and Applied Arts Museum. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Day 2: Tashkent – Urgench – Khiva
 
Morning transfer to local airport for flight departing to Urgench (1093 km, 1.5 hour). Arrival and transfer to hotel in Khiva (30 km, 35 min.). Drop your luggage at hotel (check-in at noon).
Proceed for guided walking sightseeing tour in Ichan-Kala Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit Mukhammad Amin Khan Madrasah, Mukhammad Rahimkhan Madrasah, Kalta Minor, Kunya-Ark, Juma Mosque, Toshkhovli Palace, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, Minaret of Islom Khodja. Free time in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 5 hours
Day 3: Khiva – Bukhara
 
At 08:00, transfer to Urgench airport for flight HY 1052 to Bukhara. The flight Urgench – Bukhara operates 2 times a week: Tuesday and Sunday*. Departure at 10:10, arrival at 11:10. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel. Enjoy a walking sightseeing tour with a guide in Old City. Visit Lyabi Hauz Ensemble, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Chor-Minor Madrasah, trade domes, Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque and 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
*In case there is no Urgench-Bukhara flight, the destination will be reached by car.
Day 4: Bukhara – Samarkand
 
Start the second day in Bukhara with a visit to Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa – the summer residence of Bukhara’s last emir (ruler), unique site combining Oriental and Russian architecture. Continue to the Mausoleum of Bakhoutdin Naqshbandi and Chor-Bakr Necropolis. At 14:40 transfer from the hotel to the train station. Take the high-speed 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: 3-4 hours
Day 5: 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 6: Samarkand
 
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. Finish the tour at Afrosiab Museum.
Enjoy free time with car and driver at your disposal after the sightseeing tour. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Day 7: Samarkand – Tashkent (train)
 
Check-out from hotel till noon. Free day in Samarkand.
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. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Tashkent – departure
 
Check-out from hotel till noon. Transfer to Tashkent International Airport. End of the tour.
  •  All transfers: 1-2 pax by sedan type car; 3-7 pax by minivan type car;
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Sightseeing tour program in each city with local guides;
  • Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary;
  • Economy class ticket for flight Tashkent-Urgench and Urgench-Bukhara;
  • Business/Economy-class ticket for trains Bukhara-Samarkand-Tashkent as per option;
  • Visa support letter for Uzbekistan visa;
  • Starting 8 persons English speaking tour leader from Advantour;
  • Starting 10 persons +1 person travels free of charge accommodated in single room.
  • Tour leader to accompany the 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
Tashkent - 2 nights
Ichan Qala, Sharq or similarMiran, City Palace or similar
Khiva - 1 night
Malika Kheivak, Qosha Darvoza or similarAsia Khiva, Bek Khiva or similar
Bukhara - 1 night
As-Salom, K.Komil or similarOmar Khayam, Asia Bukhara or similar
Samarkand - 3 nights
City, Billuri Sitora or similarSultan, Platan or similar

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