Uzbekistan, The Golden Road to Samarkand

Day 1 : Fly to Tashkent
Board the flight to Tashkent.
 
Day 2 : Tashkent • Fly to Nukus
Arrive in Tashkent and transfer to Hotel Grand Mir (or similar) for a rest. After an lunch, visit the house of Ural Tansykbaev who studied with Russian painters in 1920s Tashkent. In the afternoon, fly to Nukus and overnight at Hotel Jipek Joli (or similar). (B, L)
 
Day 3 : Chilpak • Khiva
Morning tour of the Karakalpakstan State Museum of Art, which houses the collection of Igor Savitsky, who secreted away thousands of Russian avant-garde and post avant-garde paintings during the Stalinist Soviet period. Besides this rare and extensive collection of art (second only to St Petersburg), he also collected thousands of Uzbek artefacts, textiles and jewellery. Tour the museum with a local specialist. En route to Khiva, visit the medieval Mizdakhkan necropolis, which sits on the ruins of a Zoroastrian citadel and stop at Chilpak to see the fourth-century Zoroastrian Tower of Silence. Stay for 2 nights at Hotel Asia Khiva (or similar). (B)
 
Day 4 : Khiva
Full-day tour of the old walled city of Khiva, capital of Khorezm between the 16th and 20th centuries, and one of the most remote of the Silk Road cities. Visits include the Kunya Ark (old fortress), the original residence of the Khiva khans; the beautiful decorated Tash Hauli (stone palace); the Friday Mosque; and madrasas (theological colleges), which now house museum collections. (B)
 
Day 5 : Fly to Bukhara
Transfer to Urgench airport and fly to Bukhara. Upon arrival visit the Persian Samanid brick mausoleum and the imposing ark (fortress) of the Bukhara emirs. Afternoon at leisure. Stay at Emir Hotel (or similar) for 4 nights. (B)
 
Day 6 : Bukhara
Take a full-day walking tour of Bukhara, visiting the Kalon mosque and minaret, several madrasas, traditional Bukharan bazaars and the architectural ensemble around the Lyab i-Hauz pool, fed by the waters of the royal canal. Continue down the narrow streets of old Bukhara to the old Jewish quarter. See one of the city’s hidden gems, the Jewish synagogue, which houses a collection of ancient torahs dating back approximately 600 years. (B)
 
Day 7 : Bukhara
Morning visits to the Chor Minor, a curious fourtowered gatehouse; the Balyand neighbourhood mosque, a jewel of 16th-century architecture; and Sitora-i Mokhi-Khosa, the summer palace of the last emir of Bukhara. Continue to the Fayzulla Khodjaev Museum, where you can see the daily life of a Bukhara merchant in the early-20th century. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
 
Day 8 : Ribat-i Malik • Gidjuvan • Vobkent
Drive along the royal road to the 11th-century Ribat-i Malik caravanserai (a trading route stop-off). Continue to Gidjuvan, renowned for its traditional ceramics, and see Abd-al-Khalyk Gijduvan mazar. Return to Bukhara via Vobkent to see the minaret commissioned in the 12th century by one of the rulers of Bukhara. (B)
 
Day 9 : Shahrisabz • Samarkand
Drive to Shahrisabz, birthplace of Tamerlane, where he built an enormous palace, of which part of the beautifully ornamented audience chamber remains. See Tamerlane’s family burial ground. Drive alongside the Zerafshan mountains to Samarkand for a 2-night stay at the Emir Khan Hotel (or similar). (B)
 
Day 10 : Afrosiyob • Samarkand
Drive to the ancient deserted site of Afrosiyob on the outskirts of Samarkand, where a settlement once thrived until it was destroyed by Tamerlane. Archaeological finds are housed in the Afrosiyob History Museum. Continue to the observatory of Ulug Beg, Tamerlane’s astronomer grandson, and see Bibi Khanum mosque, built by Tamerlane for his favourite wife. End the day at the magnificent Gur Emir mausoleum where Tamerlane is buried beneath the Timurid fluted blue domes. (B)
 
Day 11 : Samarkand • Train to Tashkent
Visit Registan Square, framed by three brilliantly ornamented madrasas, and see the Shah-i- Zinda necropolis, an extraordinary collection of mausoleums that feature exquisitely decorated majolica facades. Continue to the Museum of History, Culture and Art. In the afternoon, transfer to the train station for the Afrosiyob train to Tashkent. After a dinner, overnight at Grand Mir Hotel (or similar). (B, D)
 
Day 12 : Tashkent • Departure
This morning, take a city tour to see the highlights of Tashkent, including Kukeldash mosque, Muyie Mubarak library and Tillya Sheikh mosque. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for a flight to your next destination. (B)
 
As per itinerary :- B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner.
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 Signature Experiences
  • Private tour of the Karakalpakstan Museum of Art in Nukus with a local specialist
  • See traditional silk weavers at work
  • Full-day tours of Bukhara & Khiva
  • Discover the intricacies of Samarkand’s Islamic architecture
  • Visit ceramicist workshops
 
 What's included
  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • Accommodation, Itinerary & meal basis as described
  • Local Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fully escorted by an English-speaking guide throughout
  • Entrance fees unless otherwise stated
 
Note : Hotels are subject to availability at the time of booking.
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 Payments
  • 80 days or more before date of departure: 25% of total cost
  • 79 - 40 days before date of departure: 50% of total cost
  • 39 - 20 days before date of departure: 100% of total cost
Important: The booking stands liable to be cancelled if 100% payment is not received 20 days prior to departure date and received amount will be fully forfeited.
 
 Cancellation
If you Cancel your Holiday
You or any member of your party may cancel their travel arrangements at any time. Written notification or an e-mail to that effect from the person who made the booking must be received at our office. The cancellation charges applicable are as per the published cancellation policy below:
 
Cancellation charges per person
  • 80 days or more before date of departure: 25% of total cost
  • 79 - 60 days before date of departure: 50% of total cost
  • 59 - 20 days before date of departure: 75% of total cost
  • 19 - 1 days before date of departure: 100% of total cost
If we change or cancel your holiday
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  • We also reserve the right under any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements by assigning reasons to you.
  • If we are unable to provide the booked travel arrangements due to reasons beyond our control (e.g. bad weather):We shall first try to offer alternative dates for the tour if the tour hasn’t already commenced.
  • If the tour has already commenced, then we shall refund the booking price/fee charged to you on a pro-rata basis depending on the portion of the tour utilized by you.
  • In all circumstances, however, our liability shall be limited to refunding to you the price we charged as tour fees.
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Accomodation for your comfort
  Asia Khiva Hotel - Khiva
  Jipek Joli Hotel - Nukus
  Miran International Hotel - Tashkent
  The Emirkhan Hotel - Samarkand
 
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