Small Group Uzbekistan Tour 20188 Days | Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent

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Group size: 1 - 14 persons

Explore the historical cities of Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand and Tashkent with Uzbekistan group tours and enjoy meeting tourists from around the world. In addition to custom made individual Uzbekistan tours, we offer the most popular tour itinerary to Uzbekistan with the guaranteed departure dates in 2018.
Make your journey big and combine Uzbekistan trip with group tours to Turkmenistan, or Kyrgyzstan; or book extension to disappearing Aral Sea and Darvaza Gas Crater.

 

Tour itinerary:

Day 1, Fr: Tashkent – arrival
 
Arrival in Tashkent. Meet your driver and transfer to the hotel. Check in at noon. Free day. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2, Sa: Tashkent – Urgench – Khiva
 
Early breakfast. At 06:00 transfer to the domestic airport for flight HY051 to Urgench departing at 07:50 (1093 km, 1 h. 40 min.). Arrival in Urgench at 09:30, transfer to the hotel in Khiva (30 km, 35 min.). Leave your luggage at the reception desk and start guided walking sightseeing tour. Visit a UNESCO World Heritage site Ichan-Qala fortress. In Ichan-Qala fortress visit Kunya-Ark, Sayeed Alauddin Mausoleum, Arab-Mukhamadkhan Madrasah, Oq-Masjid Mosque, Madrasah of Hodjan Berdi-biya, Shirgazikhan, Abdullakhan, Juma Mosque, Allakulikhan Madrasah, Tosh-Khovli Palace, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, Minaret of Islom-Khoja. Free time in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Day 3, Su: Khiva – Bukhara
 
After breakfast depart Khiva and drive to Bukhara (480 km, 7-8 h.*). The Great Silk Road once routed from Khiva to Bukhara through the Kyzylkum Desert, as the present road does nowadays**. Stop en-route to enjoy views of Amudarya River and the desert. Arrive in Bukhara late in the afternoon, check in to the hotel. Dinner and national show at Nodir Devan Begi Madrasah.
*we advise preparing lunch-boxes for this trip as there is the only local café on the way.
**some parts of the road are in a bad condition.
Day 4, Mo: Bukhara
 
Breakfast. In the morning start walking sightseeing tour in Bukhara.
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.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
Day 5, Tu: Bukhara – Samarkand
 
At 08:00 depart Bukhara and drive to Samarkand (280 km, 4 h.). On the way stop at Rabat-i-Malik Caravanserai. Continue driving. Arrive in Samarkand, check in to the hotel.
Later start Samarkand sightseeing tour. Visit spectacular Registan Square, Gur Emir Mausoleum – authentic shrine of Tamerlane, remains of Bibi Khahum mosque, Siab Bazaar. Free evening.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 3-4 hours
Day 6, We: Samarkand – Tashkent
 
In the morning meet with your guide and driver at the lobby of the hotel. Continue sightseeing: visit Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, Ulugbek observatory, Afrasiab Museum and the Tomb of Saint Daniel. Then drive to Koni Ghil village to explore traditional way of making Samarkand paper from mulberry.
At 16:30 transfer to the railway station to take the fast-speed Afrosiyob train departing at 17:30 (300 km) and arriving in Tashkent at 19:40. Pick-up and transfer to the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
Day 7, Th: Tashkent
 
Guided sightseeing in the capital of Uzbekistan, the biggest city in Central Asia. You will start with exploring the Old City. Visit Khast-Imam Complex where the world famous Quran, holy book, of Caliph Uthman has been preserved. The complex consists of Barak-Khan Madrasah, Tillya Sheykh Mosque, Saint Abu Bakr Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum and the Islamic Institute of Imam al-Bukhari. Continue to Chorsu Bazaar. Then take a ride on Tashkent Metro to the city center, stroll around Amir Timur Square, Independence Square and visit Applied Arts Museum. Farewell lunch in one of the restaurants in Tashkent. Enjoy free time in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Day 8, Fr: Tashkent – departure
 
Check-out from the hotel till noon. Transfer to the airport. End of the tour.

Accommodation:

City

Hotels

Nights

Tashkent

Ichan Qala, Sharq, Samir, Shodlik Palace

3

Samarkand

City, Platan, Billuri Sitora, Jahongir, Caravan Serail, Malika Classic

1

Bukhara

Amulet, Minzifa Boutique, K.Komil Boutique, Kukeldash, Zargaron, Kavsar, As-Salom Hotel, Siyavush

2

Khiva

Malika Kheivak, Orient Star, Malika Khiva, Old Khiva

1

 

  • Accommodation based on double room sharing throughout the tour, breakfasts included;
  • Transportation throughout the tour, including airports/train stations pick up and drop offs;
  • Sightseeing with a local English speaking guide in each city;
  • Entrance tickets to the museums, mausoleums and other sights;
  • Economy class ticket for flight Tashkent-Urgench;
  • Economy class ticket for train Samarkand-Tashkent;
  • Visa support letter for Uzbekistan visa;
  • Dinner with folklore show program at Nadir Divan-Begi Madrasah in Bukhara, farewell lunch in Tashkent;
  • English speaking tour leader from Advantour to accompany the group of 6 persons and more.
  • Charges in hotels for additional services;
  • Consular fees for Uzbekistan tourist visa;
  • Camera fees, charged separately by museums;
  • Travel insurance;
  • International air tickets;
  • Full board (lunches and dinners).

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