Three Gems of the East (Uz-10)5 Days | Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand

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Uzbekistan is a beautiful country with unique architecture, rich history and hospitable people. In order to explore it yourself, we offer you to take a tour to the largest three cities, each of which has its own image. First, you will see Tashkent, the capital city, which balances old monuments and lots of cozy streets, modern buildings and squares. After, you will be introduced to the holy Bukhara, historical center that has not changed much over the centuries. The final piece of your travel will be a walk in Samarkand, a great city famous for its monumental architecture in Uzbekistan. If you enjoy city walks and excursions, then enchantment of Tashkent, Bukhara and Samarkand will charm you, and you will be remembering these gems of the East with admiration.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Tashkent – Bukhara
 
Arrive in Tashkent. You will be met by Advantour driver and transferred to Advantour office to settle formalities.
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-Imom Complex where the world famous Quran of Caliph Uthman – Ottoman has been preserved. In Khast-Imom 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 Chor-Su Bazaar. Then take a ride on Tashkent Metro to city center to walk through Amir Temur Square, Independence Square and Applied Arts Museum.
In the evening flight to Bukhara, (605 km, 1 h. 45 min.). On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel. 
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Day 2: Bukhara
 
Take a walking sightseeing tour with a guide in historic center of Bukhara which has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Visit Lyabi Hauz Ensemble, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Chor-Minor Madrasah, trade domes, Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasahs, Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque and Miri-Arab Madrasah, legendary Ark Fortress, Bolo-Khauz Mosque, Ismail Samani and Chashma-Ayub mausoleums. Enjoy free time in Old City. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
Day 3: Bukhara – Samarkand
 
Continue sightseeing tour with a guide. Drive out of the city to Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa – the summer residence of Bukhara’s last emir, and visit the Mausoleum of Bakhoutdin Naqshbandi. In the afternoon depart to Samarkand (280 km, 4 h.). Stop on the way at Caravanserai Rabat Malik dating back to 11th century. Arrive in Samarkand late in the afternoon, check in to hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 2-3 hours
Day 4: Samarkand – Tashkent
 
Meet your guide and driver at hotel lobby and start sightseeing. Visit spectacular Registan Square, remains of Bibi Khanum Mosque, Siab Bazaar, Ulugbek Observatory, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis and Gur Emir Mausoleum – the mausoleum of Amir Timur. At 16:00 transfer to railway station to 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.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
Day 5: Tashkent – departure
 
Check-out from the hotel at noon. Free time until transfer to Tashkent International Airport. Departure. End of the tour.
  • All transfers 1-2 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 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-Bukhara;
  • Business/Economy-class ticket for train 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 - 1 night
Ichan Qala, Sharq or similarMiran, City Palace or similar
Bukhara - 2 nights
As-Salom, K.Komil or similarOmar Khayam, Asia Bukhara or similar
Samarkand - 1 night
City, Billuri Sitora or similarSultan, Platan or similar

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