Uzbekistan Tour 5

Uzbekistan: Tour 5, Uzbekistan tours 

Uzbekistan: Tour 5
Days of tour: 6
Country: Uzbekistan
Places: Tashkent - Samarkand - Urgut - Gijduvan - Bukhara

Day 1: Tashkent
Welcome to see you in Uzbekistan. On this tour you will visit Independence square considered to be a symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. Then you will walk to the local Broadway and see the wonderful Tashkent metro where the first line was opened in 1977. You will visit the old part of the city as the Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex of different madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. Don't miss to see the Othman Quran as the world's oldest Quran of the 8th century. The holy book is belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph as the four righteous Caliphs who prospered the prophet Muhammad. Othman was murdered by non-muslims in 8th century. His blood spred over the Quran. Night is in a hotel.

Day 2: Tashkent - Samarkand (350 km, 4 hrs drive)
Today you will travel to Samarkand which is situated in the valley of the river Zerafshan. It is the second largest city of Uzbekistan. On arrival you will have the city tour and visit the Registan square, Shakhi Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square is known for three stunning Madrasahs of the 15-17th centuries. Shakhi Zindeh has a rich assortment of mausoleums dating back to 11th-15 centuries. It is a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque was built in honor of beloved Tamerlane's wife, after his positive campaign in India. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 3: Samarkand - Urgut - Samarkand
In the morning we will travel to a small village outside of Samarkand as Urgut. This village is eminent for its loud and intriguing national bazaar. In the afternoon we will return to Samarkand and visit another village where you can see memorial complex of Al Bukhary. Al Bukhary was an Islamic professor, who authored the hadith collection as Sahih al Bukhari, viewed by Sunni Muslims as one of the most authentic Hadith collections. He is author of other books such as Al Adab al Mufrad. Night is in a hotel.

Day 4: Samarkand - Gijduvan - Bukhara
We will start our way to Bukhara and stop over at Gijduvan village to visit prominent private pottery workshop. Gijduvan ceramics school has its deep roots where its skills passed from generation to generation. Today Gizhduvan is home for the sixth generation of potters from Narzullayevs family which overvalued Gijduvan school ceramics all over the world. Gijduvan School of ceramics is eminent by a geometric pattern. Green and blue colors triumph in beautification of products. In the end of day, we will drive to Bukhara. Transfer to a hotel.

Day 5: Bukhara
Today you will have a city tour of Bukhara. Visit the most ancient citadel in Bukhara of the 4th century as Citadel Ark which aided as a palace for several dynasties of Bukhara Empire. Later on you will see Samanids mausoleum which is a masterpiece of architecture of 9th-10th century. The next destination is the Chashma Ayub, meaning Job's well and Bolo Hauz mosque, recognized also as the mosque of forty columns built in honor of Bukhara governor Abu Fayud Khan. We will walk along the shopping domes and visit one of the most illustrious madrasahs of Bukhara called Nodir Divan Begi of Lyabi House Ensemble. The tour will end with visiting Poi Kalon complex, the exclusive sample of architectural art of Bukhara. It has three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Transfer to a hotel.

Day 6: Bukhara - Flight
Transfer to airport.

02 pax - Sedan
04-06 pax - Minivan
08-10 pax - Minibus

Price per person: 
02 pax - 475 $
04 pax - 420 $
06 pax - 385 $
08 pax - 355 $
10 pax - 325 $
Single - 60 $

Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 50 $ 

*Half board - 40 $
*Full board - 75 $

*Entrance fees - 30 $ available with escort guide only  

Local guides - 160 $ per group

Escort guide - 320 $ per group

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Tashkent - "Tourist Inn" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
Bukhara - "Old City" Hotel 3*
- Mineral water during the tour

Service does not include:
- Visa
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Train tickets Tashkent - Samarkand - 30 $