Heart Of The Great Silk Road
This tour brings you to the heart of the Great Silk Road with unforgetful memories, exciting emotions and traditional east hospitality.
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeCulture, History
Activity Level Challenging
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Tour name: «The Heart Of The Great Silk Road»
Tour ID: 001-STD-4C8D7N
Tour Lenght: 8 days
Visiting Cities: 4 (Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva)
In the ancient time these cities were large and very important points of connection of caravan roads of the Great Silk Way. Each city has the history which contains more 2500 years.
And also each city has the character, style, an image, symbolics, life, culture which in places can repeat, but also differ cardinally.
You will be able to see all these sides having visited these cities with our professional guides who will make your trip interesting, rich with historic facts and ancient legends.
The program is created under evening flights on an arrival to Uzbekistan, and morning flights on a departure from Uzbekistan. Of course, our operators will redo any tour chosen by you according to your flight data.
- Accommodation at hotels
- Professional escort guide whole tour
- Host service during the drive (unlimited tea, coffee, water)
- Entrance fees for museums and sightseeing
- All transfers and pick-up and drop-off by tourist coach
- Domestic air flight: Tashkent – Urgench (second day)
- LOI (Visa support to Uzbekistan)
- Meals: All breakfasts
- All Lunches & Dinners
- Charges for entries with photo & video cameras;
- Charge for consular fee;
- International air tickets.
- Folklore show in Bukhara (Day 5)
- Extra services.
... - Tashkent
Arrival to Tashkent International Airport
Meeting at the Airport and transfer to Hotel
Check-in and dinner at hotel.
Overnight at hotel
Breakfast at the Hotel Beginning the Tour Program over Tashkent city: Welcome to the heart of Uzbekistan and Central Asia - Tashkent! Tashkent is not only one of the ancient cities of Uzbekistan, which has more than 2000 years of history, but also a modern city, the pearl of Central Asia. All day we will visit several historical monuments and museums of the city of Tashkent: Khazrat-Imam Complex including Madrasseh Barak-Khan (XVI c.) Jami Mosque (XIX c.) Mausoleum of Kaffal-Shoshi (XV c.) Madrasseh of Kukeldash (XV c.) Lunch at Restaurant Continue of Tashkent city-tour: Amir Temur Square and Museum Museum of Applied Arts The Independence square Dinner at restaurant KOINOT, which is situated on the 110-th meter altitude of the Tashkent TV Tower Overnight at hotel
Tashkent – Urgench – Khiva
Early breakfast at hotel Transfer to Tashkent Airport of Domestic flights Fly to Urgench by HY-1051 Arrival to Urgench. Meeting at Urgench Airport. Transfer to Khiva (30 km) Arrival to Khiva. Accommodation at hotel City-tour over Khiva: "Museum under the open sky". Architectural complex of Ichan-Kala is a mini town and excursion is held inside of Ichan-Kala by walk. History of Khorezm dates so long back to ancient times that only few civilizations can equal its age. You will see palaces with the rich mosaic, unique beautiful minarets, madrasahs and mosques such as: Mausoleum of Pahlavan Makhmud (XVII-XIX), Tosh-Khowli Palace (Harem of the Khan) (1830-1836), Kunya-Ark Fortress (1868-1888), Kalta-Minor Minaret (1855), Medrese of Shergazi-Khan (1718-1720), Complex of Alla-Kuli Khan (XIII-XVIII), Juma Mosque and Minaret (XII-XX), Karavan-Saray (XVIII), Minaret and Mosque of Khodja-Islam (1908-1910), Tim of Ala-Kulikhan (XIX). Lunch at local restaurant. Continue city-tour over Khiva: Medrese of Abdulla-Khan (1865), Mausoleum of Said Alautdin (XIV), Medrese of Mukhamad Amin-Khan (XIX), Walls of Ichan-Kala (XVIII-XIX), Palvan-Darvaza Gate (XIX) Dinner at local restaurant Overnight at hotel
Khiva – Bukhara
Breakfast at hotel Check-out and drive to Bukhara (450 km) by coach through Kizil Kum desert. Lunch on the open air on desert (picnic) Arrival to Bukhara. Accommodation at hotel. Time to rest. Dinner at restaurant Overnight at hotel
Breakfast at hotel Continue of city-tour over Bukhara: As mentioned in the holy Avesta book Bukhara is one of the most ancient Uzbek towns built on the sacred hill of spring time offerings put by Zoroastrians. The name "Bukhara" is derived from Sanskrit denoting "temple, cloister". This city was once a big commercial centre on the Great Silk Road, including: Mausoleum of Samanids (9-10 cc.), Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum (12-14 cc.) Bolo Khouz ensemble, Ark Ancient Fortress (11 cc. BC) Lunch at a national house of Bukhara, which was built at 18-century. After lunch, we will visit Summer residence of the Last Emir of Bukhara Emir Said Alim Khan “Sitorai Mokhi Hossa” (18 cc.) and Chor-Minor Medrese (1807). Kalyan Minaret (12 cc.), Mir Arab Madrassah (15 cc.), Ulugbek Madrassah (15 cc.), Taki-Zargaron Dome Bazar (XVI), Lyabi-Khauz Mosque (XVI-XVII) Dinner at local restaurant with folklore show Overnight at hotel
Bukhara – Samarkand
Breakfast at hotel Checkout and Drive to Samarkand (265 km) by our coach. Arrival to Samarkand and accommodation to hotel Lunch at restaurant Half day city-tour over Samarkand: "The town of Blue domes": The history of Samarkand dates back to 2500 years and more from now landmarks dated back to the times of the Timur Dynasty and is of the same importance as architectural masterpieces of ancient Egypt, China, India, Greece and Rome. We will visit: Registan Square including: medresse Sherdor, medresse Tilla-Kori, medresse Ulugbek, Shakhi-Zinda Architectural Ensemble (The Tombs of Timurids’ Prince and Princess) (14-15 cc.) Dinner at restaurant Overnight at hotel
Samarkand – Tashkent
Breakfast at hotel Continuation program over Samarkand: Gur-Emir Mausoleum (Amir Timur’s Tomb) (14-15 cc.), Bibi-Khanum Mosque (14-15 cc.), Observatory of Ulugbek, Oriental bazaar - Siyab. Lunch at restaurant Drive to Tashkent by coach (350 km) Arrival to Tashkent, accommodation at hotel Dinner at restaurant Overnight at hotel
Tashkent - …………
Breakfast at hotel and check-out Transfer to Tashkent Airport End of the tour.
Accommodation during the tour will be organised depending on your budget. Standard package has a budget option of accommodation which includes hotels:
- Shodlik Palace Tashkent Hotel 4**** or Uzbekistan Hotel 4**** (Tashkent 3 overnights)
- Registon Hotel 3*** (Samarkand 2 overnights)
- Rangrez Hotel 3*** (Bukhara 2 overnights)
- Malika Khiva Hotel 3* (Khiva 1 overnight)
The prices will be formed according to your wishes and will depend on the following parameters:
• Category of hotel (Luxury/Budget)
• Dining (BB/HB/FB)
• Transport service depending on the number of participants of tour (Sedan type car/Minibus/Long Body/Big Bus)
• Services of the guide attendant or the local guide in each city (without maintenance)
• At acquisition of the air ticket to Uzbekistan flights, NAC Uzbekiston Havo Yullari is also recommended to acquire air tickets on internal flights of the same Company
• Tickets for railway transport will be always included in tour cost
Services which are rendered by our Company to the Guests free of charge:
• Participation in tour of 1 person is free for groups from 15 to 40 people
• Escort of 1 employee from our Company at groups from 15 to 40 people
• Service (hot drinks – tea and coffee, and also soft drinks – juice, water) during all route for groups from 15 to 40 people
• Visa support
Some services which won't be included in the tour cost, but very recommended by our tour operators who created these tours:
• Master classes on preparation of the Uzbek national dishes in the cities
• A folklore show, a theatrical show, national games in the cities and areas