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New Year's Eve under the blue sky of Samarkand

Uzbekistan New Year Tour - Santa ClausUzbekistan New Year Tour

Tashkent – Samarkand – Bukhara – Tashkent

7 days / 6 nights

Santa Claus sends his message to every child and adult of the world: Remember to be nice!
The niceness means be good to yourself, be friendly and helpful, and love the nature!

This New Year's Journey in Uzbekistan is an exciting way to ring in the New Year. It will give you the unique opportunity to immerse in magic oriental world on the eve of the nicest, most lovable and mysterious holiday of the year. You will experience colorful New Year's Eve celebration in one of the most ancient cities of the world, where all happy dreams and wishes come true. Why not to greet the first dawn and new hopes of New Year 2011 under the famous blue sky of Samarkand among majestically beautiful buildings of Timurid architecture romantically covered with snow? Why not to experience more of the world and make New Year celebrations really exotic and unforgettable?

Come and discover enchanting atmosphere of "One Thousand and One Night" and experience the niceness and hospitality of Uzbek people while traveling along the tracks of ancient caravans!

Map of New Year tour

Days Cities Activities Meals  
Day 01
29 December
Tashkent Arrival in Tashkent international airport.
Meet and greet.
Transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Tashkent.
Dinner: Restaurant
Day 02
30 December
Tashkent –
Early breakfast.
Transfer to the railway station to take express train "Afrosiab" to Samarkand at 07:00.
Arrival in Samarkand at 09:08.
Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.
Sightseeing tour in Samarkand.
Dinner and overnight in Samarkand.
Breakfast: Hotel
Lunch: Restaurant
Dinner: Restaurant
Day 03
31 December
Samarkand Breakfast.
Sightseeing tour in Samarkand.
Visit Samarkand’s silk paper producing workshop where the antique tradition of making the famous "sultan silk paper" dating back to the 7th century has been revived.
Here you can try to make your own hand colored New Year greeting card.
After lunch transfer to the Sazagan village (20 km) where you will get acquainted with everyday life of villagers and with preparations undertaken for New Year’s Celebration.
In addition, you will have the unique opportunity to participate in festive preparation of traditional Uzbek dish "Plov" in big cauldron.
Glamorous New Year's Eve gala dinner with folklore show at one of the best restaurants of Samarkand.
Overnight in Samarkand.
Breakfast: Hotel
Lunch: Restaurant
Dinner: Restaurant
Day 04
01 January
Samarkand –
Transfer to Bukhara.
En route visit to Narzullaev's ceramic studio in famous pottery center Gijduvan (45 km off Bukhara).
Savour local delights during the lunch at Narzullaev's place.
After lunch you will participate in pottery master class and learn how to make decorative ceramic toys.
Arrival in Bukhara.
Overnight in Bukhara.
Breakfast: Hotel
Lunch: Uzbek house
Dinner: Restaurant
Day 05
02 January
Bukhara Breakfast.
Sightseeing tour in Bukhara.
Overnight in Bukhara.
Breakfast: Hotel
Lunch: Restaurant
Dinner: Restaurant
Day 06
03 January
Bukhara –
Transfer to the airport to take flight HY 1322 to Tashkent at 11:15.
Arrival in Tashkent at 12:45.
Sightseeing tour in Tashkent.
Visit Rakhimov's ceramic studio located in one of the traditional quarters of the Old Town.
Rakhimov's family is one of the most famous dynasties of pottery makers in Tashkent.
Farewell dinner at Rakhimov's place.
Overnight in Tashkent.
Breakfast: Hotel
Lunch: Restaurant
Dinner: Restaurant
Day 07
04 January
Tashkent Early breakfast.
After early breakfast transfer to the airport to take international flight back home.
Breakfast: Hotel

Suggested accommodation in:

Type A Type B
Tashkent – Lotte City hotel Tashkent Palace 4*
Samarkand – Registan Plaza 4*
Bukhara – Asia Bukhara 4*
Tashkent – Uzbekistan 4*
Samarkand – Malika Prime 3*
Bukhara – Asia Bukhara 4*

  • Accommodation based on TWN rooms
  • Meals – according to the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for tourist attractions during sightseeing excursions
  • Overland transportation by AC coach
  • All airport-hotel-airport transfers
  • Multilingual escort guide for the whole tour (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese-Mandarin, etc)
  • Festive dinner of New Year’s Eve with folklore show in Samarkand
  • All sightseeing as specified in the itinerary
  • Farewell dinner in Tashkent
  • Visa support to Uzbekistan
  • Portage services in airports and hotels
  • International airfares
  • Domestic train fare Tashkent – Samarkand 20 USD (subject to changes)
  • Domestic air fare Bukhara - Tashkent 55 USD (subject to changes)
  • Camera and Video charges during the sightseeing

Payment: 100 % prepayment should be made not later than 3 days prior to the arrival of the group.

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

Tourist attractions included in the sightseeing excursions:

Barak Khan Madrassah, Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum, Mosque on Khazrati Imom street, Chor-Su (handicraft bazaar), Kukeldash Madrassah, Abul Kassim madrassah, Museum of Applied Arts, Amir Temur Monument and Square, Independence Square, Alisher Navoi Teatre and Square.

Shakhi-Zinda necropolis (14-15c), Ulugbek observatory (15c), "Ruines of Afrosiab"- the excavation and museum of the ancient town (6 с. BC-13 с.AD); Bibi Khanum Mosque (14c.), Gur-Emir Mausoleum (15c), Registan square with Ulugbek (15 c.), Shir Dor (17c.), Tillya-Kari Madrassahs (17c.).

Samanids mausoleum (9-10 cc.) - vault of Bukhara rulers' dynasty, Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum (14c ), Ark Fortress (16 c.) and Bolo Khauz Ensemble (18c.), Poi-Kalon Ensemble including Minaret (12c), Jami Mosque (15c) and functioning Madrassah Miri-Arab (16 c), Taqi (trading domes), Lyabi- Khauz Ensemble (17 c.), Magaki Attari Mosque(12 c.- 16 c.), Ulug Beg Madrassah (15 c.) and Abdul Aziz Khan Madrassah (17 c.), Chor-Minor Madrassah (18c.), Sitora-i- Mokhi Khosa -summer residence of Alim Khan, the last Emir of Bukhara (19 c.- 20 c.).

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