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Samarkand tour 1

Samarkand tour 1, Uzbekistan tours. 

Samarkand tour 1
5 days
Destination: Uzbekistan
Highlights: Tashkent - Bukhara - Gijduvan - Samarkand - Tashkent

Day 1: Tashkent
Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to Tashkent city. Here you will have city our full of interesting and colorful sights. The tour will start with visiting the Independence square that erected as a symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. Then the street that divide independence square and Amir Timur square - Broadway. Moreover you will explore the sight that is famous in the world -Tashkent metro, the first line of which was opened in 1977. After it you will explore the old part of the city as well. Here you will have a chance to visit Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam all of the sites here are famous due to the architecture part of sights at the complex that has numerous madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. Moreover ypu will have achance to witness  the world's oldest Quran copy found in the 8th century.  Quran belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph. Othman was killed by non-muslims in 8th century and blood can be found even now in the Quran. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 2: Tashkent - Bukhara
Morning transfer to Bukhara city by train. The tour will start by observing the most ancient citadel in Bukhara. The name of this sight is Citadel Ark dating back to the 4th century. It served as a palace for several dynasties of Bukhara Empire. Then is the work of art made of 9th -10th century the famed Samanids mausoleum. In course of the tour you will explore Chashma Ayub or Job's well and Bolo-Hauz mosque, which is well known as the mosque of forty columns. It was made to Bukhara governor Abu-Fayud Khan. Then you will have a chance to visit souvenir shops. During the travel you will have opportunity to visit Nodir Divan Begi. This madrasah is a part of Lyabi House Ensemble. At the end of the tour you will explore the Poi Kalon complex that will impress you by the beautiful and unique site of Bukhara. It has three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. You will spend the night in a hotel.

Day 3: Bukhara - Gijduvan - Samarkand
Today you will drive to Samarkand. During the tour you will have a stop at the popular place among tourists. Tours here are wonderful due to the chance to see the famous private pottery workshop that is known as Gijduvan ceramics school. The skills and secret of making it passes through generations. At the present time this place is home for the sixth generation of potters from Narzullayevs family. They brought fame to Gijduvan school ceramics in the world. This ceramic school is famous due to geometrical patterns and the colors of usage. There are green and blue colors in production of products. Then we will continue drive to Samarkand. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 4: Samarkand - Tashkent
Toady you will have a tour in Samarkand. It is the city that is located in the valley of the river Zerafshan. It is the second largest city of Uzbekistan with the age similar to Babylon or Rome. Your tour today will have interesting sights of the city that have deep history. You will explore such amazing sites as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. The first sight to visit is the Registan Square, which consist of three spectacular Madrasahs dating back to15th -17th centuries. The tours to these sights are very popular among those who like to see something new. Next is listed to UNESCO World Heritage due to the collection of mausoleums dating back to 11th - 15th centuries this great place for discovering is complex of Shakhi-Zindeh. And one of the most interesting site that has a lot of legend how exactly it was built - Bibi Khanum Mosque. It is considered to be that  it was built in honor of favorite Tamerlane's wife, when he came from India. Afterwards is evening train to Tashkent. Night is in the hotel.

Day 5: Tashkent - Flight
Transfer to airport


Type of transport:
02 pax - Sedan
04-06 pax - Minivan
08-10 pax - Minibus 


Price per person: 
02 pax - 595 $
04 pax - 450 $
06 pax - 395 $
08 pax - 375 $
10 pax - 345 $
Single - 70 $

Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 55$ 

English speaking local guides - 120 $ per group
English speaking escort guide - 300 $ per group 

All dinners - 40 $
All lunches and dinners - 70 $

Entrance fees - 40 $ (*with escort guide only)

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Tashkent - "Samir" Hotel 3*
Bukhara - "Old City" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
- Mineral water during the tour
- Train tickets Tashkent-Bukhara and Samarkand-Tashkent     

Service does not include:
- Visa
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums