Tour to Stars
Duration: 9 days
Places to visit: Tashkent - Nukus - Khiva - Bukhara - Samarkand - Tashkent
Day 1: Tashkent
Guide will meet and accompany you to the capital of Uzbekistan. In course of the tour you will be able to explore the major attractions of the city. The first sight that you will see is the Independence Square the main square of the country erected as a symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. Then you will have a walk along the local Broadway that separate Independence square and Amir Timur square. After it you will drive in one of the most stunning metro that was opened in 1977. In course of the tour you will explore the old part of the city where you are going to visit such sights as Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex. Hast Imam complex has several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. Don't miss to see the sacred Othman Quran. It is the world's oldest Quran copy dating back to 8th c. The night is in hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent - Nukus (domestic flight)
The tour will start with the morning flight to Nukus. Upon arrival you will start a city tour in the Museum of Savitsky. Here you can enjoy the forbidden art of the soviet avant-garde paintings such as works of Sokolov, Komarovskiy and Amaravella group. This Karakalpakstan state museum of art has a huge collection of the 1960s artworks. He get them from persecuted soviet artists and some of them were free due to the rarities of this work he placed them at the remote central Asian art-house. In course of the travel you will drive to Mizdakhan necropolis that used to be an ancient city before. Some archeologists say that area was unceasingly captured from the 4th century BC till about 14th century AD. Moreover you will be able to see the 2200 years-old Zoroastrian ancient monument known as Chilpyk. The night in hotel.
Day 3: Nukus - Khiva
In the morning you will be transferred to Khiva where you will have a city tour. Here you will have an opportunity to explore the oldest city of Uzbekistan. The tour will start with visiting the Ichan-Qala. This place is known as the inner city in Khiva which is smooth-edged with tough walls. Here you will be able to see the old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravanserais and Bathhouses distorted Ichan-Qala into exclusive city-monument. This great sight possesses at least 400 traditional dwelling houses and about 60 architectural monuments. It is important to note that in 1969 Ichan-Qala was labeled a historical and architectural conservation area. Moreover you will observe such prominent attractions as the Kunya-Ark fortress found in the 17th century by Muhammad Arang Khan. Moving on we will visit Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace. They are very famous sample of Khorezm architectural mastership of 1830s. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 4: Khiva - Bukhara
The tour will start by having morning drive to Bukhara. While having tour here you will witness at least 140 architectural monuments. Moreover this city called a "town museum" of the middle Ages. Here it is possible to witness the city made of narrow streets, green parks and gardens, historical and architectural monuments of different epochs. During the transfer you will notice that the road from Khiva to Bukhara goes over famous Kizilkum desert. In course of the travel you can enjoy the view of Amu Darya river which is known to be the deepest river in Central Asia and formed by the convergence of the Panj and Vakhsh in Tajikistan as well as and flowing into Aral Sea. After arrival you will sleep in the hotel.
Day 5: Bukhara
Toady you will see the beauty of one of the oldest cities in Uzbekistan. The tour wills start with exploring the most ancient citadel in Bukhara of the 4th century - Citadel Ark. Before it served as a palace for several dynasties of Bukhara Empire. Then you will explore the masterpiece of architecture of 9th -10th century - the Samanids mausoleum. After it you will visit Chashma Ayub, meaning Job's well and Bolo-Hauz mosque known as the mosque of forty columns. This building was built to Bukhara governor Abu-Fayud Khan. In addition you will walk in the shopping domes and visiting one of the most visited madrasahs of Bukhara called Nodir Divan Begi which is also considered to be a part of Lyabi House Ensemble. In course of the tour you will visit Poi Kalon complex that is known as the great sample of architectural art of Bukhara and has three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. This night will be in the hotel.
Day 6: Bukhara - Samarkand (Evening train)
Today you will explore the sights that located near Bukhara city. In course of the tour you will explore the Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex. This building will show you the beautiful work of the memorial complex of famous Sufi Leader and Philosopher. This place also known as one of the Muslim pilgrimage places for all people of Islamic world. Sheikh Bakhauddin Nakshbandi used to be spiritual masters of Amir Timur. This complex is made of mosques of Kushbegi and Muzafarohana, courtyard with pool, madrasah, and burial vault of Bukhara rulers and Dakhma upon the tomb of Saint Bakhauddin Nakshbandi. After it you will see the residence of Bukhara Emirs named Sitorai Mohi Hosa complex that will stun you by its incredible architecture and design. This palace was built for Emir's wife that died young due to it the granted name was "Star - like and moon - like Palace". Then your tour will continue by visiting Sumiton village where Chor Bakr memorial complex is situated. It is the town of the dead. This special complex represents the four sides of the earth and infers that all people are one and the same. The complex began to be built during the Samanids reign until the 16th century. Then transfer to Samarkand. Night is in hotel.
Day 7: Samarkand
You day will start with exploring the Samarkand city that is located in the picturesque valley of the river Zerafshan. Moreover this city is also known as the second largest city of Uzbekistan with the age similar to once in Babylon or Rome. During the travel you will explore the major sights of the city that have a great meaning such as: Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. The Registan Square is a complex made of three wonderful Madrasahs of 15-17th centuries.hen is the one of the main sights of the city known as Shakhi-Zindeh that possess a large collection of mausoleums of 11th-15 centuries as well as included to the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque is famous architectural complex built in honor of favorite Tamerlane's wife, after his succsesful operation in India. The night is in hotel.
Day 8: Samarkand - Tashkent (Evening train)
Today you will continue to explore Samarkand city. This city as a lot of significant attraction that can captivate you and one of them is Ulughbek observatory that was built in 15th century by Ulughbek. He is the most famous Samarkand rulers and scientists. In 1437 Ulughbek wrote a "Zidji Guragoni" catalog, which possesses information about 1018 spiritual bodies. Unfortunately he was killed by order of his own son. Then you will have an opportunity to walk along the local Broadway surrounded by souvenir shops, teahouses, sweets and workshops. In addition you will be able to visit National bazaar Siab, oriental bazaar. While observe this sight you will have an opportunity to try Uzbek traditional handmade products and local sweets. There is a carpet factory where over 400 women sew carpets without using traditional techniques. Evening transfer to Tashkent by train. The night will be spent in hotel.
Day 9: Tashkent - Departure
Transfer to Tashkent international airport. Flight for next destination.
Price per person:
02 pax - 745 $
04 pax - 645 $
06 pax - 555 $
08 pax - 590 $
10 pax - 545 $
Single - 105 $
Early check-in - 40 $
Single early check-in - 45 $
Price per person:
02 pax - 930 $
04 pax - 830 $
06 pax - 740 $
08 pax - 770 $
10 pax - 725 $
Single - 210 $
Early check-in - 65 $
Single early check-in - 95 $9
English speaking local guides in Tashkent, Samarkand, Khiva, Bukhara - 270 $ per group
English speaking escort guide - 550 $ per group
All dinners - 70 $
All lunches and dinners - 120 $
Entrance fees - 70 $ (*with escort guide only)
Tashkent - "Samir" Hotel 3*/ "Ramada" Hotel 4*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*/ "Diyora" Hotel 4*
Bukhara - "Porso" Hotel 3*/ "Omar Khayyam" Hotel 4*
Nukus - "Jipek Jo'li" Hotel 3*
Khiva - "Old Khiva" Hotel 3* / "Bek Khiva" 4*
- Train tickets
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums