Uzbekistan Historical Tour: The Roads of the Silk Caravans
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The Roads of the Silk Caravans

All branches of the Great Silk Road, which led to Eastern Turkestan and China, India and South Caucasus, Iran and Byzantium and further to Europe, intersected in Central Asia, on the territory of modern Uzbekistan. Silk, which gave name to this highway, was an important but not the only article of trade on caravan routes. Stopping places that emerged at the crossroads of busy caravan routes more than two thousand years ago gave rise to the largest cities such as Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Termez and Shakhrisabz. Here the nations mixed up; whole empires rose and fell, religious and philosophical doctrines emerged and were propagated.


Days Cities Time Activities Meals  
Day 01 Tashkent   Arrival in Tashkent
Accommodation in hotel.
 
D: Restaurant
Day 02 Tashkent
Urgench
Khiva
07:00
08:40
09:00
09:30
14:00
 
Morning flight to Urgench (HY1051 07:00 -08:40).
Arrival in Urgench.
Transfer to Khiva (35 km)
Sightseeing in Khiva upon arrival.
Proceed with sightseeing in Khiva.
Overnight at hotel.
B: Hotel
L: Restaurant
D: Restaurant
Kalta Minor
Day 03 Khiva
Bukhara
08:00
13:00
14:00
14:30
15:00
 
Transfer to Bukhara (470 km)
Lunch during transfer.
Arrival in Bukhara.
Accommodation in hotel.
Sightseeing in Bukhara.
Overnight at hotel.
B: Hotel
L: Restaurant
D: Restaurant
Ark Citadel
Day 04 Bukhara 09:00
13:00
14:00
 
Sightseeing in Bukhara.
Lunch.
Proceed with sightseeing in Bukhara.
Overnight at hotel.
B: Hotel
L: Restaurant
D: Restaurant
Poi-Kalon
Day 05 Bukhara
Shakhrisabz
Samarkand
08:00
13:00
14:00
18:00
19:00
19:30
 
Morning transfer to Shakhrisabz (260 km)
Lunch upon arrival.
Sightseeing in Shakhrisabz.
Transfer to Samarkand.
Arrival in Samarkand.
Accommodation in hotel.
Overnight at hotel.
B: Hotel
L: Restaurant
D: Restaurant
Shakhrisabz
Day 06 Samarkand 09:00
14:00
19:00
 
Sightseeing in Samarkand.
Proceed with sightseeing in Samarkand.
Dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight at hotel.
B: Hotel
L: Restaurant
D: Restaurant
Registan
Day 07 Samarkand
Tashkent
08:00
14:00
14:30
15:00
 
Transfer to Tashkent (293 km)
Arrival in Tashkent.
Accommodation in hotel.
Sightseeing in Tashkent.
Overnight at hotel.
B: Hotel
L: Restaurant
D: Restaurant
Kekeldash
Day 08 Tashkent   International flight back home. B: Hotel

Suggested accommodation in:
Type A Type B
Tashkent – Lotte City hotel Tashkent Palace 4*
Bukhara – Bukhara Palace 4*
Samarkand – Afrosiab Palace 4*
 
Tashkent – Uzbekistan Hotel 4*
Bukhara – Asia Bukhara 4*
Samarkand – Panorama Grand 4*
 


SERVICES INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE:
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE:
  • Accommodation based on TWN rooms
  • Meals – according to the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for Sightseeing spots mentioned. 
  • Overland transportation by AC coach
  • All airport-hotel-airport transfers
  • Escort guide for the whole tour (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese-Mandarin, etc speaking)
  • All sightseeing as specified in the itinerary
  • Folklore show in Bukhara
  • Farewell dinner in Tashkent.
  • Visa support to Uzbekistan   
  • Portage services in airports and hotels
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per day per pax
  • International airfares
  • Domestic air fare Tashkent –Urgench 78 USD (subject to be changed)
  • Camera and Video charges during the sightseeing.   


Payment: 100 % prepayment should be made not less than 3 days before the group’s arrival.

Cancellation fees:
Cancellation prior 30 days – no penalty is charged
Cancellation prior 15 days – 50 % penalty is charged
Cancellation prior 1 day – 100 % penalty is charged

Sightseeing spots
that will be visited during the excursions:

Tashkent:
Kukeldash Madrassah, Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum, Barak Khan Madrassah, Mosque on Khasty Imam Street, Visit to Chor-Su (handicraft bazaar). Museum of History of  Uzbekistan, Museum of Applied Arts. Alisher Navoi Theater and square. Amir Temur Monument and Square.

Khiva:

Visit to the oldest part of the city: Kunya-Ark fortress, including Kurinish Khana (17c); Mohammed-Amin-Khan(19c) Madrassah, Islam Khodja Minaret; Palvan-Kari complex, Abd Al Bobo complex(18c), Rafanek Madrassah, Mohammed Rakim Khan  (19 c), Amir-Tur Madrassah, Sho-I-Kalandar Bobo Mausoleum.
Uch Avlioli («three saints») Mausoleum, Jami Mosque(18c), Kutluq-Murad Inaq (19c) Madrassah, Pakhlavan Mahmoud Mausoleum, Tash Hauli ("stone yard") Palace, Alla-Kuli-Khan (18c), Arab Mohammed Khan(18 c) Madrassahs.

Bukhara:
Visit to Ismael Samani mausoleum (9-10c)-vault  of Bukhara rulers' dynasty, Chor-Minor, Chashma-Ayub Mausoleums (14 c), Visit to Old Bukhara: Poi-Kalon ensemble including Minaret (12c) , Mosque (15c), functioning Madrassah Miri-Arab (16 c), Amir-Alim-Khan Madrassah (14c), Taqi (trading domes), Kukeldash Madrassah (16c), Lyab-i-Hauz (17c), Nadir Divanbegi (17c), Magoki Attari (16c), Ulug Beg (15c), Abdul Aziz (17c) Madrassahs. Visit to Registan Ensemble, Ark Fortress (16c) and Bolo-Hauz complex (18 c). Visit to summer residence of Emir - “Sitora-I-Mokhi-Khosa” (1911).

Samarkand:
Shahi-Zinda necropolis (14-15c), “Stars above Samarkand” - Ulugbek observatory (15c), “Ruines of Afrosiab” -  the excavation and museum of the ancient town (6 BC-13 AD).
Visit to medieval architectural monuments: Gur-Emir Mausoleum (15c), Registan Ensemble (including Ulugbek (15c), Shir Dor (17c), Tillya-Kari Madrassahs (17c)), Bibi Khanum Mosque. Visit to Samarkand local bazaar.

Shakhrisabz:

Ak -Sarai Palace (14-15c), Kok - Gumbaz Mosque (15 c), Dorus-Siadat: the Djekhangir Mausoleum (14c),  Timur’s vault (15c).

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