Discover Uzbekistan Tour 4

Discover Uzbekistan: Tour 4, Uzbekistan tours 

Discover Uzbekistan: Tour 4
Destination: Uzbekistan 
Duration: 5 days
Places to visit: Tashkent - Samarkand - Tashkent


Day 1: Tashkent
Our company is glad to see travelers in Uzbekistan. On arrival, you will be met by the driver and get to the city of Tashkent. Today you will have a city tour and visit Independence square which is the main square of the country, placed as a symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. Then we will walk along the local Broadway where we can admire the beauty of famous Tashkent metro, opened in 1977. We will visit the old part of the city which includes: Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that contains of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. The significant site is the Othman Quran. It is the world's oldest Quran copy of the 8th century. Quran belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph (of the four righteous Caliphs who succeeded the prophet Muhammad) but killed in 8th century. His blood is found all over the Quran. Night is in a hotel.

Day 2: Tashkent - Samarkand
In the morning we will travel to railway station of Tashkent for your train to Samarkand. Samarkand is placed in the valley of the river Zerafshan. It is worth noting that it is the second largest city of Uzbekistan as Babylon or Rome. On arrival we will have a city tour and visit Registan square, Shakhi Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square is known for three captivating Madrasahs of the 15-17th centuries. Shakhi Zindeh presents a large collection of mausoleums belonging to the 11th-15 centuries being a part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque is dedicated to the favorite Tamerlane's wife, after his positive campaign in India. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 3: Samarkand
Today we will explore Samarkand city. You will visit Ulughbek observatory, built in 15th century by Ulughbek. He was one of the most famous Samarkand rulers and experts. Ulughbek produced in 1437 the "Zidji Guragoni" collection, which had information about 1018 celestial bodies. Later on he was killed by order of his own son. Then we will walk along the Local Broadway enclosed by souvenir shops, teahouses, sweets and workshops and visit National bazaar Siab. Being there you will find Uzbek traditional handmade products and local sweets as well as a unique handmade carpet factory where over 400 women sew carpets without using traditional techniques. In the end of day, you will visit Samarkand paper workshop where they produce silk papers. Night is in a hotel.

Day 4: Samarkand - Tashkent
In the morning is train to Tashkent. Upon arrival, you will have a city tour and visit Courage Monument which is a commemorative complex, established in honor of the abolition of the consequences of the Tashkent earthquake. The tour will be continued to Zangi Ota memorial complex. According to legend, Zangi Oota was a shepherd and renowned for his knowledge and good deeds. The next destination is visiting the State Museum of Applied Arts of Uzbekistan, containing of fine examples of glasses and national clothing, hand and machine embroidery, skullcaps and national fabrics, carpets and woodcarving. Rest is in a hotel.

Day 5: Tashkent - Flight
Transfer to airport. Have a safe flight!


Transport:
02 pax - Sedan
04-06 pax - Minivan
08-10 pax - Minibus


Price per person:
02 pax - 545 $
04 pax - 415 $
06 pax - 375 $
08 pax - 345 $
10 pax - 325 $
Single - 60 $

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

*Half board - 40 $

*Full board - 65 $

*Entrance fees - 35 $ available with escort guide only  

English speaking guide - local 150 $ or escort 260 $ per group


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Tashkent - "Tourist Inn" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
- Mineral water during the tour
- Train tickets Tashkent-Samarkand-Tashkent

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