Historical Spots of Uzbekistan (incl. Termez)

Tourpackage around historical towns of Uzbekistan with Gctravel.

Itinerary

Tashkent - Samarkand - Termez - Shakhrisabz - Bukhara - Khiva - Urgench - Tashkent

Duration

10 days / 9 nights

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Unforgettable travel

Heart of Asia

Reopening the secrets of ancient Movaraunnahr, the country between two rivers, and following the steps of Heroes of Uzbekistan such as Tamerlane, Al Bukhari, Ulugbek and Algorithm. Uzbekistan situated on the crossroad of The Great Silk Road is blessed with ancient culture and the great historical values. As named “The Heart of Central Asia” country possesses more than 4000 architectural and archaeological monuments within its territory and some of them are already listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Many of those historical cities and towns have history equal to many centuries and millenniums. Tashkent, Samarkand, Termez, Shahrisabz, Bukhara, Khiva – these are six of the main ten cities of the mysterious and ancient Asia, attracts many tourists all around year.

 

 

Imaginations and positive emotions depict a clear picture of intrinsic values of the old cities and culture of the past of Central Asia, trade caravans along the Great Silk Road, meticulously done city planning and development of science, art and craft your mind.  Proposed tour to Uzbekistan is specially formed for people interested in reach history, admirers of colorful culture and architecture of different nations dwelled in this soil. Tour-package comprises a combination of historical, architectural and cultural components, carefully selected by GC travel professionals.

City

Hotels 3*

Tashkent
Uzbekistan
EcoHotel
and others
Bukhara
Sasha & Son
Asl Hotel
Grand Emir Recidence
and others
Samarkand
Hotel Asia
Hotel Malika
and others

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INCLUDED AND NOT

  • VISA SUPPORT YES
  • ACCOMODATION AT THE HOTELS INC. BREAKFAST YES
  • TRANSPORTATION AS PER PROGRAM YES
  • LOCAL ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE IN EVERY CITY YES
  • ECONOMY CLASS TICKETS FOR THE TRAIN  YES
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE NOT
  • LUNCHES AND DINNERS NOT

PACKAGE DETAILS

1 Day. Tashkent

Option 1: 06:50 am arrive from Istanbul. Flight No. TK370. Transfer to hotel and immediate check-in. Rest after long flight.

Option 2: 08:05 am arrive from London. Flight No. HY202. Transfer to hotel and immediate check-in. Rest after long flight.

Option 3: 07:30 am arrive from Paris. Flight No. HY252. Transfer to hotel and immediate check-in. Rest after long flight.

13:00-14:00 Lunch.

14:00-19:00 Excursion.

19:00-20:00 Dinner. Overnight in Tashkent.

  • The architectural complex Khazret-Imam incl. necropolis of imam Abu Bakr Muhammad al-Kaffal Shashi (15th c.);
  • Barak-khan Medressa (15-16th cc.);
  • Tillya Sheikh Medressa (15-16th cc.);
  • Juma Mosque (15th c.);
  • Imam Ismail al Bukhari Islamic Institute (16th c.);
  • Kukeldash Medressa (Foster brother) (16th c.);
  • Chorsu (Eski Juva) Bazaar (2nd – 1st century B.C.);
  • Alisher Navoi Opera and Ballet Theatre Square (1939-1947);
  • Amir Temur (Tamerlane) Square (19th c.);
  • Chiming Clocks (1947 & 2009);
  • The Roman Catholic Church (1913-1917).

2 Day. Tashkent – Samarkand

05:30-06:30 Breakfast.

06:30 Transfer to the train station to take “Afrosiyob” speed train to Samarkand leaving at 08:00.

10:10 Arrive in Samarkand.

11:00-13:00 Excursion.

13:00-14:00 Lunch.

14:00-15:00 Check-in hotel and some rest.

15:00-19:00 Continue excursion in Samarkand.

19:00-20:00 Dinner. Overnight in Samarkand

Excursion in Samarkand:

  • Gur Emir Mausoleum (Tamerlane’s Tomb) (14-15th cc.);
  • Ruhabad Mausoleum (House of Spirit) (14th c.);
  • Registan Square (A sandy place): Ulugbeg Medressa (15th c.), Sher-Dor Medressa (Having tigers) (17th c.), Tillya-Kari Medressa (Coated by gold) (17th c.);
  • Cathedral Mosque Bibi-Khanym (14th c.);
  • Siyab bazaar;
  • Hazret-Hyzr Mosque (19th c.);
  • The architectural complex Shakhi-Zinda (Alive king) (11-19th cc.);
  • Ulugbek Observatory (15th c.)

3 Day. Samarkand - Termez

07:00-08:00 Breakfast.

08:00-12:00 Excursion out of Samarkand.

12:00-13:00 Lunch.

13:00 Drive to Termez (376 km, 5,5 hours).

18:30 Arrive in Termez. Check-in hotel, dinner. Overnight in Termez.

Excursion out of Samarkand city:

  • Old Samarkand Paper Mill in Konigil village;
  • Imam Al Bukhari Complex (16th c. & 1998);
  • Mausoleum of Khodja Daniyar (Saint Daniel) (beginning of the 20th c.)

4 Day. Termez

07:00-08:00 Breakfast.

08:00-13:00 Excursion.

13:00-14:00 Lunch.

14:00-19:00 Continue excursion of Termez.

19:00-20:00 Dinner. Overnight in Termez.

 

 

Excursion within and outside Termez:

  • Termez archaeological museum (2001);
  • Fayaztepa (the site of an ancient settlement of the 2-3rd c.);
  • The Mausoleum of Hakim At Termezi (9-15th c.) (4 km);
  • Zurmala Tower (1-2nd century AD) (7 km);
  • Mausoleum Sultan Saodat (10-15th c.) (7,5 km);
  • Honako Kokaldor Ota (16th c.) (4 km);
  • The Kirk Kiz Womens Nunnery (9-10th c.) (4 km).

5 Day. Termez – Shakhrisabz

Day 5: Termez – Shakhrisabz

06:00-07:00 Breakfast.

07:00 Drive to Shakhrisabz (300 km, 5 hours).

12:00-13:00 Lunch.

13:00-16:00 Check-in hotel and have some rest.

16:00-19:00 Excursion.

19:00-20:00 Dinner. Overnight in Shakhrisabz.

Excursion in Shakhrisabz:

  • Ruins of Ak-Saray Palace (14-15th cc.);
  • Dor-ut Saodat complex: Khazrati Imam Mosque (14th c.), Jahongir Mausoleum (14th c.);
  • Dor-ut Tillavat complex: Gumbazi-Seiidan, Kok Gumbaz Mosque (Blue Dome) (15th c.).

6 Day. Shakhrisabz – Bukhara

06:00-07:00 Breakfast.

07:00 Drive to Bukhara (290 km, 5 hours).

12:00-13:00 Lunch.

13:00-16:00 Check-in hotel and have some rest.

16:00-19:00 Excursion.

19:00-20:00 Dinner. Overnight in Bukhara.

Excursion in Bukhara:

  • Mausoleum of the Samanids (9-10th cc.);
  • The mausoleum of Chashma Ayub (14th c.);
  • Complex Poi Kalon (Beneath the Great): Kalon Minaret (12th c.), Kalon Mosque (12th c.) and Miri Arab Medressa (16th c.);
  • Ulugbeg Medressa (15th c.);
  • Abdulaziz-Khan Medressa (17th c.);

7 Day. Bukhara

08:00-09:00 Breakfast.
09:00-13:00 Excursion.
13:00-14:00 Lunch.
14:00-19:00 Continue excursion of Bukhara.
19:00-20:00 Dinner. Overnight in Bukhara

Excursion within and outside Bukhara:

 

  • Magoki-Attari Mosque (10-16th cc.);
  • Lyabi-Hauz ensemble: Khanaka and madrassah of Nadir Divan-Beghi (1620); Kukeldash Madrassah (Kulba-Kukeldash) (1568-69);
  • Ark fortress (11-20th cc.): Ark citadel; Bolo Hauz Mosque; Balyand Mosque;
  • Sitorai Mokhi Khossa Palace, the summer residence of last Emir of Bukhara (late 19th c. – early 20th c.);
  • The Jubariy Sheikhs’ family cemetery Chor-Bakr (1563);
  • Necropolis of Sheikh Bahaaddin Naqshband (16th c.);

Toki-Zargaron, Toki-Sarrafon, Toki-Tilpak-Furushon – shopping mall (15th-16th cc.)

8 Day. Bukhara - Khiva

07:00-08:00 Breakfast.
08:00 Drive to Khiva (480 km, 8-10 hours).
13:00-14:00 Lunch in the desert (lunch-boxes).
18:00 Arrive in Khiva. Check-in hotel.
19:00-20:00 Dinner. Overnight in Khiva.

9 Day. Khiva - Urgench - Tashkent

07:00-08:00 Breakfast.
08:00-12:00 Excursion.
12:00-13:00 Check-out hotel and lunch.
13:00-16:00 Excursion.
17:00-18:00 Farewell dinner.
18:00 Transfer to Urgench (35 km, 30 min) for evening flight to Tashkent leaving at 20:20.
21:40 Arrive in Tashkent and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Tashkent.

Excursion in Ichan Kala, Khiva:

  • Kunya-Ark (Old fortress) (17th c.);
  • Kalta Minor Tower (Short minaret) (1850);
  • Muhammad Amin-Khan (1845-1855);
  • Djuma Mosque and Minaret (18th c.);
  • Tash-Hauli (Stone courtyard) Palace (19th c.);
  • Ak-Mosque (White Mosque) (17th c.);
  • Necropolis of Pahlavan Mahmud (1810);
  • Minaret and madrassah of Islam Khodja (1908-1910).

10 Day. Tashkent

Option 1: 04:00 am transfer to the Airport. Depart to Istanbul by TK369 at 06:50.
Option 2: Free morning. Lunch. Check-out by 12:00. At 13:30 transfer to the Airport. Depart to London by HY201 at 16:30.
Option 3: Free morning. Lunch. Check-out by 12:00. At 12:00 transfer to the Airport. Depart to Paris by HY251 at 15:05

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