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Jewel of Eastern Cultures – Uzbekistan

  • Destination: Uzbekistan
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Price from: 818

Uzbekistan offers adventurous travelers the chance to step away from the mainstream and dive in deep. With rugged landscapes, futuristic cities, cultural triumphs and a history that spans epochs, Uzbekistan is a place where you can sleep in a desert-bound yurt, marvel at modern architecture and shop for cove-table, bespoke handicrafts. For something totally different, why not discover the remote romance, rich history and irrepressible charm of Uzbekistan.
A trip to Uzbekistan – a journey into the heart of Central Asia , the country of fairy tales „Thousand and One Nights”.
The first cities were born here more than 2,500 years ago, and the history of the region remembers the names of such personalities as Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Tamerlane, Avicenna, of Mirzo Ulughbek. For hundreds of years through the city and and the oases of Uzbekistan traveled caravans of the „Silk Road”, linking The East and The West, China and Europe.
Uzbekistan – is, the dive into the history and culture of this sunny country. Here you can visit the richest sights of the city – Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Tashkent and Shahrisabz. Each city is different by its architecture, style and rhythm of life.

Tour price: from 818 EUR /1 person DBL room

Tour dates for 2016 with flight from Riga (Uzbekistan Airways):

March: 28
April: 04/11/25/18
May: 02/09/16/23/30
June: 03/13
August: 22/29
September: 05/12/19/26
October: 03/10/17/24/31
November: 07/14/21

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Day 1
Riga – Tashkent

Flight Riga – Tashkent at 08:15 (Uzbekistan Airways flight HY 102) arrival at 15:05.

Meeting with the guide inside the airport, luggage and passport control, meeting with the driver.

Transfer to the hotel.

Free time and overnight in hotel.

Day 2
Tashkent - Bukhara

05:30 Transfer to the local airport of Tashkent. Flight Tashkent-Bukhara at 07:30 (Uzbekistan Airways flight HY 1321) arrival at 09:15, meeting at the airport, excursion in Bukhara: Samanids Mausoleum (the tomb of the representatives of the Samanid late 9th – early 10th century), mausoleum Chashma Ayub (Spring waters), Bolo House (early 20th century), Citadel Ark – a city in the city (4th century BC), the architectural ensemble of Poi-Kalon (Pedestal of the Great), the religious heart of Holy Bukhara, consists of a minaret Kalyan, Kalyan mosque and madrassah Miri-Arab.

Ulugbek Madrasah (1417), Madrasah Nodir, Madrasah of Abdul Aziz Khan, Magoki-Hattori (12-16 cc.), Lyabi Hauz (14-17 century), Ensemble Kosh Madrasah, consisting of two opposing madrassas Madari-Abdullakhan (Abdullakhan mother) and madrassas Abdullakhan, Chor Minor (Four Minarets).

After 14:00 check in to hotel.

Free time: We recommend to visit the Trade Dome (15-16 cc.), Toki Saraffon, Toki-Telpak Furushon (Headwear sellers Dome), Toki Zargaron (Dome of jewelers) and Tim Abdulla (Center of silk sale), Ancient Hammam expirience massage of the body.

Visit Bozori Kord Hammam (bathhouse of the 15th century) and taste authentic oriental green tea with sweets in Uzbek Chaykhona „Silk Road” on the open terrace or watch a show with folk dances in traditional costumes in merdresse Nodir Devon Begi.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3
Bukhara - Samarkand - Shakhrisabz

Breakfast at the hotel. 

A trip to Samarkand through Shakhrisabz (290 km).

City tour: ruins of Ak-Saray Palace (14-15 century) complex Dor-ur Saodat (Hazrat Imam Mosque (14th century), the mausoleum Yahangira (14th century), a complex of Dor-ut Tillavat, Gumbazi-Seidan, Kok Gumbaz Mosque (15th century). 

Drive to Samarkand (110 km, 2 hours). 

Hotel accommodation. 

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4
Samarkand

Breakfast at the hotel. 

Full day city tour in Samarkand: Registan Square, Ulugbek Madrasah (15th century), Sher-Dor Madrassah (17th century), Tilla-Kori (17th century), the architectural complex of Shah-i-Zinda (11-15 centuries), Mausoleum Gur-Emir Tomb of Tamerlane (14-15 century), Bibi Khanum Mosque. 

After lunch, free time. 

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5
Samarkand

Breakfast at the hotel. 

Continue sightseeing Samarkand: The Mausoleum of Prophet Daniel, Ulugbek Observatory (15 century).

After lunch departure to Tashkent (350 km, 4.5 hours). 

Arrival in Tashkent. 

Evening excursion program at the very center of Tashkent – visit Independence Square. 

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6
Tashkent

Sightseeing tour in Tashkent: Barak-Khan (16th century), Kukeldash Madrassah (16th century), Juma Mosque (9th century), the Museum of applied Arts, we recommend to go shopping at a national Chorsu Bazaar, a ride on the famous Metro Tashkent – one of the most decorated of the republics of the Soviet Union, and take a walk through the national park in Tashkent. 

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7
Tashkent - Departure

01:40 am transfer to the airport of Tashkent. 

Registration and flight to Riga at 03:40 am. 

Arrive to Riga at 07:40. (Uzbekistan Airways flight HY101).

Included
Already in the price

– Accommodation in hotels, 6 nights:
– Tashkent – 3 * or similar Shodlik Palace;
– Bukhara – Old City 3 * or similar;
– Samarkand – Registan 3 * or similar;
– Breakfast at hotels;
– Transport of the program including all transfers;
– Russian or English speaking guide – accompanying the program;
– All of the tours entrance fees(tickets) to the mentioned monuments (except for photo and video records)

Excluded
Extra payment

– Flight Riga-Tashkent-Bukhara, Tashkent – Riga – from 400 EUR *;
– Advance (optional) can be ordered lunch and dinner – EUR 125;
– Drinks;
– Consular fees and expenses for visa (110 EUR);
– Tipping fees;
– The costs of extra services in hotels;
– All that is not included on the program