Mystery of Ancient Cities

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Tour Number

Activity Level

46848


Categories

Museums / Culture, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 2

Language(s)

explanation

Russian (fluent), English (fluent)

7 days tour


The tour begins in Tashkent - the biggest city of Central Asia and the modern capital of Uzbekistan. Then the route will take us to Samarkand - one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world, prospering from its location on the trade route between China and the Mediterranean Silk Road. There's a lot to see in ancient Samarkand as well. In 2001, UNESCO added the city to its World Heritage List as Samarkand - Crossroads of Cultures. The tour will then move forward to Bukhara - "the Pearl of the East". Most of the tourist and visitors note this noble and fabulous city as the most impressive and inspiring one. Old buildings, madrassahs, mosques, minarets and covered bazaars keep Bukhara as an oldest living city of the caravan days. Next destination is Khiva - the ancient capital of Kharezm emirate and an important World Heritage site. A walking tour will reveal the mysteries of this legendary town leaving the unforgettable impressions. . The tour will end in its starting point - Tashkent city.

Itinerary

Day 1, Tashkent-Samarkand(300 km), May 31 Thurday
Arrival at Tashkent. Acommodation at the hotel and leisure.
8:00 Depart to Samarkand. 300km. /3, 5hr
Overnight at Samarkand.
Day 2, Samarkand, June 01 Fri
All day Sightseeing program in Samarkand. 8hr
overnight in Samarkand
Day 3, Samarkand-Bukhara (370 km) June 2 Sat
9;00 Sightseeing Samarkand
12; Departure for Bukhara 280km/3, 5hr.
17:20 Arrive at Bukhara
overnight in Bukhara
Day 4, Bukhara, June 3 Sun
All day sightseeing program.
Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 5, Bukhara-Khiva (470 km/10 hr), June 4 Mon
7:00 Depart for Khiva. Lunch on a way at Yurt
19:00 Arrival at Khiva
Overnight in Khiva
Day 6, Khiva, June 5 Tue
All day Sightseeing at Khiva
Overnight in Khiva
Day 7 Khiva, June 6 Wed
Sightseeing of Toprak-kala, Ayaz kala 20km
21:00-22:20 Flight from Khiva(Urg) to Tashkent

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I can meet you at Tashkent Airport with the sign of you names.

End location: I can leave you at airport or hotel.

Duration: 7 days

Duration: 7 days

Transportation

New sedan car up to 3 seats, air-conditioned

** IMPORTANT ** THIS TOUR IS PRICED FOR MAX. 2 TRAVELLERS. IF YOUR PARTY IS MORE THAN 2 TRAVELLERS, PLEASE CLICK ON THE 'ASK A QUESTION' BUTTON TO EMAIL ME. A CUSTOM TOUR WITH AMENDED PRICING IS REQUIRED.

What’s Included

1. My personal time and experience.
2. Museum tickets, entrance fee for sightseeing and camera fee.
3. Transportation by car during the whole tour.
4. Professional shopping assistance.
5. Visa support ( Letter of Invitation) *All documents, required to get visa support, should be sent three weeks before the date of arrival.*

Estimated Local Cash Needed

600000 Uzbek summ - 300.000 summ is about $110 , you will need that for the lunch and dinner. I should tell you the beer cost is $2, coffee is $1,5. And you should know the restaurants in Tashkent much expensive than in other cities. Taxi in the city for the short destination cost about $2.

What’s Extra

*** PLEASE READ ***

* Visa fee - $40 per person (Visa is required for entry)
* Lunch/Dinner - $10/$12 per person, for each lunch or dinner ( it's optional)
* Folk and Fashion shows , Theater - $12 for per person (optional)

*** IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT AIRFARE ***

If your party consists of more than 2 travellers, you must click on the 'ASK A QUESTION' button to email me for a custom tour. DO NOT BOOK THIS TOUR! This tour is priced for a MAX of 2 travellers!

A Recent Review of this tour

A superb guide, one of the best I've had in my ten years of traveling the world. I spent ten days with Timur as we saw Tashkent, Khiva, the Ayaz Kala forts, Bukhara, Samarkand, and Shakhrisabz. His customer service is superb: doors were opened, admissions quickly obtained, and my time was respected. Additionally, his knowledge and flexibility were excellent. I would unequivocally recommend him to anyone for any type of trip of any length in Uzbekistan. Thumbs up.
Christopher Moga

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