Great Silk Road Tour

  • Duration: Days 7,   Nights 6
  • Tour type: Сlassical tours
  • Season: Autumn, Spring

Silk Road tour - 7 days / 6 nights

Tour dates – Flexible

Itinerary - Tashkent-Bukhara-Samarkand-Shakhrisabz-Tashkent

Days

Itinerary

Day 1

Tashkent

Arrive in Tashkent at the Tashkent International Airport and transfer to the hotel (Check in from 14:00). Start sightseeing from the Old City part of Tashkent. Visit Khast Imam - a cultic architectural complex and the religious center of Tashkent where the world famous Uthman Quran has been preserved. Khast Imam complex consists of Barak-Khan Madrasah, Tillya Sheikh Mosque, Muyi Muborak Madrasah, Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum, New Khazrati Imam Mosque and the Muftiate building. Drive to Chorsu Bazaar. After exploring the bazaar visit the State Museum of Applied Art to see priceless samples of applied art created by golden hands of masters from the first half of XIX century up to the present time. Have a short Tashkent metro ride from "Kosmonavtlar" station to "Mustakallik Maydoni" station. Visit Independence Square, Alisher Navoi State Academic Bolshoi Theatre, Amir Temur Square and Museum, visit "Broadway" street where some street artists and painters display their original artworks (also there are many shopping centers, fashion shops, boutiques, restaurants are located on and around the Broadway) and Monument of Courage. Drop off at the hotel. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2
 

Tashkent – Bukhara

Transfer to train station. Trip to Bukhara by high-speed train "Afrosiyob" at 07:30.
Arrive in Bukhara. Leave your luggage in hotel and start your walking sightseeing tour in Bukhara. Visit Lyabi-Khauz Complex, 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, Chashma-Ayub and Ismail Samani mausoleums. Enjoy Traditional Dance show at Nodir Devonbegi Madrassah. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3

Bukhara

Breakfast at the hotel and at 10:00 start your countryside sightseeing tour. Visit summer residence of Bukhara’s last emir - Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa, Bakhouddin Naqshbandi Mausoleum and Chor-Bakr Necropolis. Transfer back to the hotel. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4

BukharaSamarkand

After breakfast at the hotel enjoy your free time (Check out around 11am/12pm) Transfer to train station at 14:30 to take the speedy train “Afrosiyob” to Samarkand at 15:50.

Arrive in Samarkand and transfer to the hotel. Free time. (We recommend to visit Gur Emir and Registan square to enjoy the night view.)

Day 5

Samarkand

After breakfast at the hotel start your city tour by starting to visit Gur Gur-Emir Mausoleum, "The Pearl of Central Asia" - Registan Square, Bibi-Khanum Mosque and Siab Bazaar. Lunch. Continue sightseeing. Visit Khazrat Khizr Mosque, Mausoleum of the first President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis and Ulughbek Observatory, Mausoleum of Saint Daniel, the "Meros" paper mill in Konigil village. Transfer back to the hotel. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 6

Samarkand – Shakhrisabz - Tashkent

Enjoy the breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Shakhrisabz at 09:00. (85 km). Drive through the Aman-Kutan Gorge and Takhta-Karacha Mountain Pass. On the way stop to take a view at Teshiktosh (Stone with hole). The film "Apachen" (1973) was shot on this location - an area that looks incredibly like the American Southwest. Short stop at the top of the mountain pass. There is a tiny market where some local dried fruits can be bought.
Arrive in Shakhrisabz. Visit Mausoleum of Jakhongir in
Dor-us Saodat Memorial Complex, remains of Ak Saray Palace, Kok Gumbaz Mosque.
Drive back to Samarkand directly to the train station at 15:00.
Transfer to Tashkent by high-speed train "
Afrosiyob" at 17:25.
Arrive in Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7

Tashkent

Breakfast at the hotel. Free time until check out till noon. Transfer to Tashkent Intl Airport according to the flight time.

 

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Price quotation upon request

Proposed hotels:

 

Standard hotels:

Tashkent: Rohat, Uzbekistan, Shodlik Palace or similar

Bukhara: Baselic, Lyabi Haus, Devonbegi or similar

Samarkand: City, Malika Classic, Ideal or similar

 

Superior hotels:

Tashkent: City Palace, Hyatt Regency, The Royal Mezbon or similar

Bukhara: Asia Bukhara, Zargaron Plaza, Omar Khayyam  or similar

Samarkand: Asia Samarkand, Malika Prime, Sultan, Grand Samarkand  or similar

 

Services included:

  • Accommodation (DBL/TWIN shared)
  • Meals (Breakfast only) HB /FB is available upon request with supplement charge
  • Entrance fees and porterage at hotels
  • Guide
  • Traditional dance show in Bukhara
  • All local taxes
  • Mineral water (0.5 L daily)
  • Train tickets (Tashkent – Bukhara, Samarkand – Tashkent) (Y class)
  • A/C Transport: Bus 43 seats (21 pax & more), Minibus 14-30 seats (7-20 pax), Minivan 5-9 seats (3-6 pax), Sedan Car (2 pax).

 Not included:

· Airfares, alcohol/soft drinks, tips and gratuities, any personal expenses and any other services not included in the program above

Important:

  • If a place of visit is closed to visitors it will be replaced with an alternative. During major events, accommodation may be changed and replaced with a similar category
  • Sequence of itinerary and hotels given is subject to changes without prior notice.
  • Hotel accommodation is subject to availability. No reservations are made before confirmation received from client. If mentioned hotels are not available, we will substitute them with other hotels of similar class.

Payment & Cancellation fee:

  • Tour payment should be made not less than 15 days prior to tourist group arrival to our bank account as per invoice.
  • Cancellation prior 45 days – No charges apply 
  • Cancellation prior 20 days – 50% charge of the tour price
  • Cancellation prior 10 days – 100% charge of the tour price

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