Ancient Uzbekistan

Ancient Cities Tour to Uzbekistan

Throughout the tour of the Ancient Cities of Uzbekistan, explore the best historical places of the country. In world history, Uzbekistan has the most ancient meaning and is considered one of the earliest places of residence of a person. Archaeologists discovered many sites of people of the ancient stone age in the areas of Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara and the Fergana Valley, as well as historical monuments of the Middle Ages in Khiva, Samarkand, Bukhara and Shakhrisabz. Of these, the most famous is the Neanderthal cave "Teshik Tash" in the Baysun mountains of the Surkhan-Darya region, where the Early Paleolithic site was discovered.

For Ancient cities Tour duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Travel date: Flexible
Tour type: Private
Tour itinerary: Tashkent-Khiva-Bukhara-Samarkand-Shakhrisabz-Tashkent
Tour language: Russian, English, German, French, Chinese, Korean, Japan

Ancient Cities Tour Photos:

Khazrat Imam Complex, Tashkent Shakhrisabz city Poi-Kalyan Ensemble Bukhara
Sherdor Madrasah Kalta-minor Minaret, Khiva Ichan Kala Gur-Emir Mausoleum

Ancient Cities Tour itinerary:

Day 1: ... - Tashkent (Sightseeing tour duration: 4-5 hours)
Arrive in Tashkent. Driver will meet you at the Tashkent International Airport and transfer you to the hotel. (Check in from 14:00)
15:00 Start sightseeing from Old City part of Tashkent. Visit Hast 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 Barakkhan MadrasahTillya Sheikh MosqueMuyi Muborak MadrasahKaffal Shashi Mausoleum, New Khazrati Imam Mosque and the Muftiate building. Drive to Chorsu Bazaar. After exploring the bazaar visit the Monument of CourageAmir Temur SquareAlisher Navoi State Academic Bolshoi Theatre, Memorial Complex of Memory of Repression Victims and Independence Square.
20:00 Dinner. Transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent-Urgench-Khiva (Sightseeing tour duration: 5-6 hours)
05:00 Transfer to the Domestic Airport.
07:25 Domestic Flight to Urgench.
08:55 Arrive in Urgench and transfer to Khiva (34 km).
09:30 Arrive in Khiva. Leave your luggage in the hotel (check-in is at 14:00) and start your walking sightseeing tour in ancient Khiva. Explore the walled inner town of the city of Khiva - Itchan Kala. Visit Mukhammad Aminkhan Madrasah, Mukhammad Rahimkhan Madrasah, Kalta MinorKunya Ark, Djuma MosqueTash Khovli PalaceMinaret of Islam KhojaPakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Khiva-Bukhara
09:00 Breakfast at the hotel.
10:00 Transfer to Bukhara by car through the Kyzyl Kum Desert (457 km). Enjoy the different views of the Kyzylkum desert. (We recommend you preparing lunch-boxes for this trip.)
16:30 Arrive in Bukhara. Check-in. Time for rest. Free time.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Bukhara
08:30 Breakfast at the hotel.
10:00 Start walking sightseeing tour in Bukhara. Visit Lyabi Khauz ComplexMagoki Attori MosqueChor Minor MadrasahTrade domesKalyan MinaretKalyan Mosque and Miri Arab Madrasah, Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan Madrasahs, Ark FortressBolo Khauz MosqueChashma Ayub and Ismail Samani Mausoleums.  Dinner (Recommended to have dinner at Nodir Devonbegi Madrasah Restaurant where you can enjoy Traditional Dance Show).
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Bukhara-Samarkand (Sightseeing tour duration: 4-5 hours)
08:00 Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 Countryside sightseeing. Visit summer residence of Bukhara’s last emir - Sitorai Mokhi KhosaBakhouddin Naqshbandi Mausoleum and Chor Bakr Necropolis.
14:30 Transfer to the train station.
15:51 Transfer to Samarkand by high-speed train "Afrosiyob".
17:30 Arrive in Samarkand. Transfer to the hotel. Check-in. Free time. (Recommended to visit Gur Emir and Registan to see a night view).
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Samarkand (Sightseeing tour duration: 7 hours)
08:00 Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 
Visit Gur Emir Mausoleum, Magnificent Registan SquareBibi Khanum Mosque and Siab Bazaar.
13:00 
Luxury Plov for lunch will be arranged by GLOBAL CONNECT.
14:00 
Continue sightseeing. Visit Hazrat Hyzr MosqueMausoleum of the first President of Uzbekistan Islam KarimovShakhi Zinda NecropolisUlughbek ObservatoryMausoleum of Saint Daniel and the "Meros" paper mill in Konigil village. Dinner.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Samarkand-Shakhrisabz-Tashkent (Sightseeing tour duration: 4-5 hours)
08:00 Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 Transfer to Shakhrisabz (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 "Apache" (1973) was shot on this location - an area that looks incredibly like the American Southwest. A shortstop at the top of the mountain pass. There is a tiny market where some local dried fruits can be bought.
11:00 Arrive in Shakhrisabz. Visit Mausoleum of Jakhongir in Dorus Saodat Memorial Complex, remains of Ak Saray PalaceKok Gumbaz Mosque.
15:00 Drive back to Samarkand directly to the train station.
17:25 Transfer to Tashkent by high-speed train "Afrosiyob".
20:10 Arrive in Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Tashkent - …
08:00 Breakfast at the hotel.
11:00 Check out. Free time.
Transfer to the Tashkent International Airport according to the flight time.

Transport

Number of people Vehicle Type
1-2 Sedan car with a/c (Chevrolet Lacetti 2016, Chevrolet Cobalt 2016)
MPV car with a/c (Orlando Chevrolet 2016)
3-8 Crossover with a/c (Captiva Chevrolet 2018)
Minivan with a/c (Hyundai Grand Starex 2016)

Accommodation

Accommodation type Hotels and Hostels
Tashkent Budget option Trip.LE HostelArt Hostel, Topchan Hostel or similar
Standard option Rohat HotelUzbekistan HotelShodlik Palace Hotel or similar
Comfort option Daniel Hill, The Royal Mezbon, Lotte City Hotel Tashkent, Miran or similar
Khiva Budget option Meros B&B Guest House, Hotel Islambek or similar
Standard option Hotel Qo'sha Darvoza, Hotel Old Khiva, Arkanchi Hotel or similar
Comfort option Hotel Asia Khiva, Hotel Malika Khiva, Orient Star Khiva Hotel, Bek Khiva Hotel or similar
Bukhara Budget option Abu Shakheen Guest House, Hotel Shams, Hotel Breshim or similar
Standard option Grand Emir Residence, Devon Begi Heritage Hotel, Golden Bukhara Boutique or similar
Comfort option Asia Bukhara Hotel, Hotel Malika Bukhara, Zargaron Plaza Hotel, Omar Khayam or similar
Samarkand Budget option B&B Emir, Jahongir Guest HouseSamarkand Travel Inn or similar
Standard option Arba HotelCity Hotel, Ideal Hotel, Meros Boutique or similar
Comfort option Asia SamarkandSultan Hotel, Platan Hotel, Emir Han, Malika Prime or similar
Ancient Cities Tour Prices
Tour price per person in 2019-2020 (USD/EUR/GBP)
Number of people Budget option Standard option Comfort option
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2 pax 695$ 630€ 560£ 870$ 785€ 695£ 1100$ 990€ 880£
3-5 pax 690$ 625€ 555£ 865$ 780€ 690£ 1095$ 985€ 875£
6-8 pax 685$ 620€ 550£ 860$ 775€ 685£ 1090$ 980€ 870£
Single supplement 105$ 95€ 85£ 175$ 160€ 150£ 245$ 210€ 195£

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Price includes
  • Visa Support to Uzbekistan (LOI);
  • Accommodation based on double/twin shared room with breakfast;
  • All airport/train station pick up/drop off services;
  • All transportation services during the tour according to the itinerary;
  • Tashkent-Bukhara high-speed train "Afrosiyob" e-ticket (second class);
  • Bukhara-Samarkand high-speed train "Afrosiyob" e-ticket (second class);
  • Samarkand-Tashkent high-speed train "Afrosiyob" e-ticket (second class);
  • Local tour guide services according to the itinerary;
  • Entrance tickets to all monuments and museums according to the itinerary;
  • Dinner at Nodir Devonbegi Madrasah Restaurant and Traditional dance show;
  • Luxury Plov for lunch in Samarkand;
  • Local prepaid SIM card with internet access;
  • 24-hour customer service.
Price does not include
  • Consular fees for Uzbekistan tourist visa;
  • Fees for the use of photo and video cameras at the monuments;
  • Lunches and dinners (to be paid directly by tourists at the places).

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