Treasures of the Timurid Empire - Uzbekistan 2022

  • Route: Urgench - Khiva - Bukhara - Samarkand - Shakhrisabz - Tashkent
  • Duration: Days 8,   Nights 7
  • Tour type: Сlassical tours
  • Season: All the year round
  • Price:
    485$

We invite you to take a trip to the very center of the once mighty Timurid empire, the homeland of Tamerlane. His empire occupied a vast territory that included Iran, Mesopotamia, Central Asia, Pakistan and Syria, but Timur's heart and soul always belonged to one of the most ancient and beautiful cities in the world – Samarkand.
It is here, in the famous capital of the empire of Tamerlane, that the most grandiose architectural treasures are concentrated, which are distinguished by a special grandeur and richness of decor. One of the main points of visit in Samarkand is the legendary mausoleum of Gur-Emir, the tomb of Timur himself, his descendants and spiritual mentor. We will see a genuine gravestone made of dark green jade and feel how the spirit of Tamerlane still hovers in these legendary walls.
We will definitely visit Khiva with its unique preserved medieval inner city and Bukhara with its distinctive atmosphere and majestic architectural monuments of all historical eras, starting from the IX century. We will also visit Timur's hometown - Shakhrisabz garden, where the remains of the monumental Ak-Sarai palace have been preserved, the construction of which was personally supervised by Tamerlane, having convened the most skilful architects and craftsmen from all corners of his possessions. "If you want to make sure of our power, take a look at our buildings!" reads the inscription on the portal of the palace.

Come to Uzbekistan to see and admire!

DAY 1
ISTANBUL / MOSCOW – URGENCH

Arrival to Urgench. Urgench - Khiva (30 km).
Meeting at the airport, transfer to Khiva, hotel accommodation (check-in after 14:00). City Tour in Khiva (Ichan-Kale - the inner city): Pakhlavan Mahmud complex, Kunya-Ark fortress, Islam Khoja madrasah and minaret, Tash Khauli palace, Alakuli-khan madrasah, Juma mosque, minaret and Muhammad Amin-khan madrasah.
Overnight at the hotel.

Meals: -/-/-

DAY 2
KHIVA-BUKHARA (480 km/ 7hrs)
Breakfast at Hotel.
After breakfast drive to Bukhara via Kizilkum desert. En route photo  stop at Amu Darya river bank. After check-in Free time, visiting souvenir shops and workshops.
Overnight at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel/ -/ -

DAY 3
BUKHARA (excursion).
Breakfast at Hotel. 
After breakfast start you sightseeing tour in Bukhara. Visit Chashma-Ayub and Samani mausoleums, Bolo-Khauz Mosque, Citadel Ark, Lyabi-Khauz Complex, Trade Domes. Overnight at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel/-/-

DAY 4
BUKHARA-SAMARKAND (280 км, 4,5 ч).
Breakfast at Hotel.
After breakfast continue sightseeing tour. Visit Magoki-Attoi Mosque, Chor-Minor Madrasah, Kalyan Minaret & Kalyan Mosque, Miri-Arab Madrasah, Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan Madrasahs, the summer palace of the last Emir of Bukhara.

Evening take Afrosiyab speedy train (15:50-17:20) to Samarkand. Transfer to Hotel Check-in after. Free time in Samarkand, Free time, recommended walk along the evening Registan square. Overnight at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel/ -/ -

DAY 5
SAMARKAND (excursion).
Breakfast at Hotel.
City tour in Samarkand: Visit – the most famous square in Central Asia - Registan Square (Ulugbek Madrasah, Sher-Dor Madrasah, Tilla-Kari Madrasah), the Tomb of Great Tamerlane – Guri Emir Mausoleum, Bibi-Khanym Mosque, architectural ensemble - Shahi Zinda Necropolis, Ulugbek Observatory, Tomb of Saint Daniel.
Overnight at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel/ -/ -

DAY 6
SAMARKAND-SHAKHRISABZ – SAMARKAND (90 km, 2 hrs)
Depart Samarkand and drive to Shakhrisabz (90 km, 2 h). Have a short city tour in Shakhrisabz. Visit Mausoleum of Jakhongir in Dor-us Saodat Memorial Complex, remains of Ak Saray Palace, Dor-ut Tilavat Ensemble with Kok-Gumbaz and burial vault of Tamerlane’s father. In the afternoon return to Samarkand. Overnight at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel/-/-

DAY 7
SAMARKAND - TASHKENT (330 км, 5 hrs).
After breakfast drive to Tashkent. City tour in Tashkent. Visit Khastimom complex (Kaffal Shashiy Masoleum, Barak Khan Medressah, Library with holy Koran), Chorsu Bazaar, Independence Square, Amir Timur Square, Navoi Theatre Square, some metro stations. Overnight at Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel/ -/ -


DAY 8
TASHKENT – DEPARTURE
Transfer to Tashkent International Airport for international flight to XXX.

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Proposed Hotels:

Cities

Nights

Standard Hotels

Tashkent

1

Uzbekistan/Qushbegi Plaza or similar

Khiva

1

Minor/Erkin palace 3* or similar

Bukhara

2

Basilic/Lyabi Haus* or similar

Samarkand

3

Asia/Grand Samarkand Superior 4* or similar

 

All rates in US$ (per person):

 

Group size

 

Half-twin with Breakfast meals

Standard Hotels

25-29+1

485

20-24+1

515

15-19+1

564

10-14+1

623

8-9

628

6-7

678

4-5

738

3

862

2

938

Single Supplement

135

Half/Full Board supplement

66/125

 

Services included:

  1. Accommodation (DBL/TWIN shared)
  2. Meals: Daily Breakfasts
  3. Entrance fees
  4. Train fare (BHK – SKD)
  5. English speaking guide
  6. Map of Uzbekistan
  7. Mineral water (0.5 L daily)
  8. A/C Transport: Minibus 20-30 seats (11-20 pax), Minivan 5-9 seats (3-6 pax), Sedan Car (2 pax).

      Not included:

 Alcohol/soft drinks, tips and gratuities, porterages, visa fees, any personal expenses, any services not included in the above program

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