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Uzbekistan tour from Istanbul (Turkish Airlines)

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Tour itinerary: Istanbul –Tashkent – Samarkand – Shakhrisabz – Bukhara – Khiva – Tashkent - Istanbul
Season: All the year around
Days: 10Nights: 9
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Tour description:
Day 0, Tuesday
Istanbul - Tashkent
23:55 Flight from Istanbul to Tashkent by Turkish Airlines flight TK368.
Day 1, Wednesday
Tashkent 

06:30 Arrival in Tashkent. You will be met and transferred to hotel. Hotel early check-in. Time for discussion of tour program and other details with our company representative. Resting time.
P.M. Sightseeing tour of Tashkent to the old and new parts of the city: Amir Timur Square, Theatre Square with the Opera House, Applied Art Museum, Earthquake Memorial, Abdul Kasim Madrassah and Alisher Navoi National Park, Independence Square,  Khast Imam Square – a religious center of the city consisting of the Barakkhan madrasah, Kaffal  Shashi Mausoleum and the library of Islamic Literature with the Holy Koran Book of the VII century.

Free-time. Overnight in Tashkent.

Day 2, Thursday
Tashkent - Samarkand

Early breakfast.

Option 1:
07:15 Transfer to railway station of Tashkent.
08:00 Depart to Samarkand by the high speed train “Afrosiob”.
09:10 Arrival at Samarkand. Meeting, transfer to the hotel. Check-in. Resting time.

Option 2:

Morning transfer to Samarkand (300 km).
Arrival at Samarkand. Hotel check-in. Resting time.
Start sightseeing in Samarkand with a visit to the famous Registan Square – heart of Samarkand and real masterpiece of Central Asian medieval architecture, consists of three grandiose buildings: Ulughbek Madrassa, Madrassa Sherdor and Madrassa Tilla Kori. After Registan you will visit Gur Emir Mausoleum – a burial vault of Timurids dynasty; Bibi Khanim Mosque – the biggest medieval building in the city; Shahi Zinda Necropolis – unique complex of Mausoleums; Ulugbek’s Observatory – one of the most important astronomical centers. 

Free time. Overnight in Samarkand.

Day 3, Friday
Samarkand

Breakfast in the hotel.
Continue city tour in Samarkand. A visit to the Mausoleum of Khodja Doniyor known as Saint Daniel. Members of the three religions – Muslims, Christians and Jewish visit and treat the mausoleum with respect; Samarkand local bazaar - Siyab    
Free time in Samarkand. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 4, Saturday
Samarkand - Shakhrisabz - Bukhara

Drive to Shakhrisabz (100 км). The road goes through the mountain pass which is open during spring and summer and you can be transferred by sedan cars. In the winter, when the pass is closed you will take a detour road via Karshi (140 km).
Shakhrisabz is a home - town of Tamerlane and during our 2 hour sightseeing tour you can enjoy the bright example of Central Asian architecture of XIV-XV centuries by visiting: The Ak-Saray Palace – used to be a huge and incredibly beautiful residence of Timur. There are only two pylons (entrance part of the palace) preserved up to this day. Darus Saodat Compldex with Hazrat Imam’s Mosque and Jekhangir’s Mausoleum. Darut Tilavat complex with Kok Gumbaz (Blue Domed) Mosque of Ulughbek, Gumbazi Saidon and Mausoleum of Sheykh Shamsuddin Kulol.   
Drive on to Bukhara.  (298 km).
Arrival in Bukhara. Hotel check-in. Resting time. Overnight in Bukhara. 

Day 5, Sunday
Bukhara 

Breakfast in the hotel.

City tour along the old part of Bukhara including visits to the Mausoleum of Samanids, Bolo Hauz Mosque and the Ark Fortress – the oldest citadel dating back to I century BC, Poi Kalon Square with Kalon Minaret and Mosque, Mir Arab Madrassa. There are three trading domes or so called covered bazaars preserved from the XVI century and these bazaars were the centers for trade of silk, jewelry and even for money exchange. Today as well, one can enjoy and purchase different souvenirs of a wide range, from small souvenir magnets to the famous Bukhara carpets.


Ulughbek and Abdulazizkhan Madrassas, Abdullakhan’s Tim and a visit to the Caravanserai Sayfuddin which is the Center of Handicraft Development of Bukhara. Magoki Attari Mosque. Lyabi Hauz is the center of old Bukhara and it is an architectural complex of the XVII century that includes Nadir Divanbegi Madrassa and Khanaqa, Kukeldash Madrassa and the monument of the famous historical comedian figure Khodja Nasreddin is also based in this square.

Dinner with folk show in Nadir Divanbegi Madrassa. Free time. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 6, Monday
Bukhara - Khiva

 

Breakfast in the hotel.
Breakfast in the hotel. Today you will have a long drive from Khiva to Bukhara via the Kizilkum desert (475 км). Stop en route near the Amudarya River. Upon arrival in Bukhara check–in at the hotel. Free time. Overnight in Khiva.

Day 7, Tuesday
Khiva

Breakfast.
Start sightseeing in the old part of Khiva – Ichan Kala known as “Inner town”. Ichan Kala which is the biggest open air museum in Central Asia consists of the following architectural monuments:  Ata Darbaza (West Gate), Kunya Ark, Muhammad Rakhim-Khan Madrassa, Muhammad Aminkhan Madrassa, Kalta Minor Minaret, Jome Mosque and Minaret, Islam Khodja Madrassa and Minaret, Said Alauddin Mausoleum, Pahlavan Mahmud Mausoleum, the last Khiva Khan Allakulikhan’s Madrassa and Tosh Hovli Palace where was the harem with 40 concubines, Caravanserai and Tim Allakulikhan.
Free time. Overnight in the hotel.  

Day 8, Wednesday
Khiva - Urgench - Tashkent

Breakfast in the hotel.
Free time in Khiva.
Transfer to Urgench domestic flights terminal (30 км).  
20:40 Fly to Tashkent by Uzbekistan Airways flight HY1058.
22:00 Arrival in Tashkent Airport. Meet and transfer to the hotel.
Free time. Overnight in the hotel.   

Day 9, Thursday
Tashkent

Breakfast.
Sightseeing tour of Tashkent to the old and new parts of the city: Amir Timur Square, Theatre Square with the Opera House, Applied Art Museum, Earthquake Memorial, Abdul Kasim Madrassah and Alisher Navoi National Park, Independence Square,  Khast Imam Square – a religious center of the city consisting of the Barakkhan madrasah, Kaffal  Shashi Mausoleum and the library of Islamic Literature with the Holy Koran Book of the VII century.

Free time. Overnight in Tashkent. 

Day 10, Friday
Tashkent - Istanbul

Early breakfast in the hotel. 
06:00 Transfer to the airport.
08:15 Depart Tashkent with the flight TK369. End of the tour.

Accommodation: 

City

Hotels

Tashkent

Shodlik or Le Grande Plaza

Khiva

Malika or Asia Khiva

Bukhara

Zargaron or Nadir Divan Begi 

Samarkand

Malika Prime or Asia Samarkand

 

OR OTHER HOTELS OF THE SAME LEVEL

Prices are available by request. In the case of interest and further reservation, please contact us by e-mail: anurtour@gmail.com or info@anurtour.com;

Tour Price includes:

- Hotel accommodation in double / twin sharing rooms;
- All entrance fees to the monuments and museums as specified in the program;
- Full transportation service and all transfers on vehicles with a/c;
- Local guides in each city;
- Escort-guide for the entire tour if the group size is more than 5 people;
- Visa invitation letter for Uzbekistan (if necessary);
- Train tickets (in case of train journey).

Tour Price does not not include:

- Air tickets for international flights;
- Fees for the use of photo and video cameras at the monuments;
- Folk show with dinner in Bukhara;
- Meals (lunches and dinners).

 

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