Bukhara tour 2
Duration: 7 days
Highlights: Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva - Bukhara - Shahrisabs - Samarkand - Tashkent
Day 1: Tashkent
You will arrive to Tashkent. The tour will start by visiting Independence square. It is one of the main parts of Uzbekistan. It is considered to be a symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. After seeing it you will have the opportunity to walk along the local Broadway near Independence square and Amir Timur square. Later on visit Tashkent metro. We have no doubt you will like it. It was opened in 1977. The next destination is visiting old parts as Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex which has several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. The main highlight that must to be visited is the Othman Quran which is the world's oldest Quran copy found in the 8th century. The sacred book Quran belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph (of the four righteous Caliphs who succeeded the prophet Muhammad). Othman was killed by non-muslims in 8th century. His blood spred over the Quran, you can see on its pages. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva
In the morning you will have a flight to Urgench and after that is transfer to Khiva. The tour will amaze you by the oldest city of Uzbekistan. It will be inside of Ichan-Qala, the inner city in Khiva which is rounded with strong walls. You are going to see old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan-Sarais and Bathhouses transformed Ichan-Qala into breathtaking city-monument. Ichan-Qala has over 400 traditional dwelling houses and 60 architectural monuments. In 1969 Ichan-Qala made a historical and architectural conservation area. Visit the Kunya-Ark fortress found in the 17th century by Muhammad Arang Khan. There are Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace which are considered to be an architectural mastership an incredible sample of Khorezm since 1830s. You will spend the night in a hotel.
Day 3: Khiva - Bukhara
In the morning we will travel to Bukhara. You will find there more than 140 architectural monuments. Actually, Bukhara is a "town museum" belonging to the Middle Ages. You will amaze by the city of narrow streets, green parks and gardens, historical and architectural monuments belong to different epochs. All of them are located near to each other. The way will road will go through famous Kizilkum desert. We will enjoy the view to Amu Darya River, the deepest river in Central Asia which is formed by the confluence of the Panj and Vakhsh in Tajikistan. It flows into Aral See. Upon arrival in Bukhara, rest and night is in a hotel.
Day 4: Bukhara
The day will start by having city tour in Bukhara. You will visit the most ancient citadel in Bukhara (4th century) named Citadel Ark. It is important to note that this unique citadel was a palace for several dynasties of Bukhara Empire. Then you can visit Samanids mausoleum (9th - 10th century). The next destination is Chashma Ayub (Job's wel)l and Bolo-Hauz mosque. They are known for forty columns built in honor of Bukhara governor Abu-Fayud Khan. After that you can visit shops as well as madrasahs of Bukhara called Nodir Divan Begi. They are part of Lyabi House Ensemble. Visit the Poi Kalon complex which has three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Today you will spend the night is in a hotel.
Day 5: Bukhara - Shahrisabs - Samarkand
In the morning you will be transferred to the city where Amir Timur was born. This city is called Shahrisabs. Upon arrival you will have a city tour and the first sight for exploration Ak Saray Palace, built by Amir Timur. This is the attraction that every tourist should visit on the tours. On them main gate is written: "If you want to know about our power, look at our buildings". During tour you will have a chance to observe the Jahongir mausoleum. This site was erected due to the death of the eldest son of Amir Timur. After the death of the beloved son Amir Timur has suffered a grief for a long time. Then you will explore the one of the most interesting attractions the Dorus Siadat and Dorus Tillavat memorial complexes where all descendants and relatives of Amir Timur were buried. Then you will drive to Samarkand. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 6: Samarkand - Tashkent
Samarkand is the city where it is possible to find many ancient sites. This city is located in the valley of the river Zerafshan. Moreover it is considered to be the second largest city of Uzbekistan with the age similar to Babylon or Rome. In course of the travel you will visit the major attractions of the city such as to Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. At first you will explore the building madrasahs of 15th -17th centuries in Registan Square. They are very famous among tourists due to the exceptional design. Then you will observe the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Shakhi-Zindeh of attractive collection of mausoleums dating back to the 11th-15th. Bibi Khanum Mosque is a beautiful sight that was made in honor of the beloved Tamerlane's wife, after his success in India. Afterwards is evening train to Tashkent. The night will be spent in the hotel.
Day 7: Tashkent - Flight
Transfer to airport
02 pax - Sedan
04-06 pax - Minivan
08-10 pax - Minibus
Price per person:
02 pax - 695 $
04 pax - 520 $
06 pax - 465 $
08 pax - 440 $
10 pax - 400 $
Single - 90 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 55 $
English speaking local guides in Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Shahrisabs and Samarkand - 190 $ per group
English speaking escort guide - 450 $ per group
All dinners - 65 $*
All lunches and dinners - 110 $*
Entrance fees - 55 $* (*with escort guide only)
Flight tickets Tashkent - Urgench - 90 $ per person
Tashkent - "Samir" Hotel 3*
Khiva - "Porso" Hotel 3*
Bukhara - "Old City" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
- Train tickets Samarkand-Tashkent
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Flight tickets Tashkent - Urgench