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To the Heart of the Silk Road

Private tour
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8 days
8 cities
1night

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent is the wonderful capital of Uzbekistan and its largest city, influenced by Sogdian and Turkish cultures. After destruction in the XIII century, it was rebuilt and gained profit from the Silk Road. In 1966 there occurred an earthquake, today the memorial stone to the earthquake victims is one of the most significant landmarks worth visiting. As any other oriental destination, Tashkent is famous for its peculiar architectural highlights such as the Barak Khan Medressa and the Minor Mosque. ...
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    Day 1: Arrival in Tashkent & City Tour
    Welcome to Tashkent - the magnificent capital of Uzbekistan! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

    After having some rest you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and go on a wonderful sightseeing tour around the most interesting Tashkent attractions.

    During the tour, you explore the 16th century Barak Khana Seminary, the Chorsu Bazaar, the Kukeldash Madrassah and go inside the largest acting mosque in Tashkent - the Tila Shaikh. You also see the Independence Square, Alisher Navoi Theater, Amir Temur Square and the new part of the city.

    After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

    Please, let your destination specialist know if you would like to add an extra night to relax after the trip

    Day 2: Flight to Bukhara
    Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport.

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Connection | Tashkent - Bukhara
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TAS Tashkent
Tashkent
1.5 h
BHK Bukhara
Bukhara
1night

Bukhara, Uzbekistan

The fifth-largest city in Uzbekistan, incredible Bukhara, has long become a world-famous destination as it used to be the key spot along the Silk Route. The city enchants with blinding splendor of architectural complexes, one of them is fabulous Chor Minor. The turquoise domes of this madrasa have a hypnotic effect on everyone who comes close. No trip to Bukhara is possible without seeing the Arc, the ancient fortress that served as a symbol of power and grandeur. And if that's not enough, the city has about 140 architectural monuments worthy of exploring!...
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    Day 2: Bukhara City Tour
    Upon arrival, you are transferred to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

    You then meet your guide in the hotel lobby and enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour around the most prominent Bukhara attractions. During the tour, you walk through the central city square Lyab-i Khauz and see its magnificent architectural ensemble surrounding the small pond.

    You also visit Madrassah Nadirkhon, Devanbegi, Khanaga, Mogaki Attari mosque, Poi Kalon minaret and mosque, Madrasahs Aziz Khan and Ulugbek. Then you explore the Ark Fortress, Balakhauz mosque, a mausoleum of Ismail Samanid and Chashma Ayub. Following sightseeing you enjoy the Folklore show in Bukhara city.

    After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the evening at leisure.

    Day 3: Tour on the Way to Samarkand
    After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and continue your journey. Along the way you visit the center of the world-famous handmade ceramics Gijduvan, where you witness the process of making the unique ceramic items and enjoy the atmosphere of local life.

    You then make a stop to see the house-museum-workshop of Abdulla Narzullaev who is a Master of Ceramics of Gijguvan and visit the Summer Palace of the last Emir of Bukhara. En-route you also make photo stops at breathtaking cotton fields, the cotton factory and at the ancient Karavan Sarai called Rabat Malik, built along the Great Silk Road.

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Connection | Bukhara - Samarkand
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Bukhara hotel
Bukhara
7 h
Samarkand hotel
Samarkand
1night

Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Want to touch the magic of the ancient Orient and don't know where to start from? Marvelous Samarkand in Uzbekistan would be a great choice, indeed. With its mythical sounding name, Samarkand gained tremendous popularity as a stop of the Silk Road. Home to many poets, writers, musicians and scholars the city was the capital of Timur (Tamerlane) Empire in 14th century. Having seen the city's main public square, Registan, with its gorgeous madrasas and mausoleums decorated with mosaics, carved marble, and maiolica will leave you speechless. Other places not to miss are Gur-e-Amir, Bibi-Khanym Mosque, and Shah-i-Zinda. Undoubtedly, Samarkand is amazing in the sun and absolutely dazzling at night, the charming view of its numerous turquoise domes gives the feeling that you are in a fairy tale or traveling back in time....
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    Day 3: Samarkand Sightseeing
    Upon arrival to Samarkand, you are transferred to your centrally located hotel for check-in. Later you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and enjoy a walking sightseeing tour around the most interesting Samarkand attractions.

    During the tour you see the Gur Emir mausoleum of the famous Asian conqueror Great Tamerlane, visit a picturesque Registan Square and explore its amazing ensemble consisting of three beautiful madrasahs: the 15th-century Ulug-Bek Madrasah and the 17th-century Tillya-Kori Madrasah and Sher-Dor Madrasah.

    After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the evening at leisure.

    Additional meal: lunch

    Day 4: Samarkand City Tour & Train to Tashkent
    Following breakfast, you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and continue exploring the most interesting treasures of Samarkand.

    You start with a visit to the famous historical Friday mosque Bibi-Khanum named after the wife of 14th-century ruler Amir Timur. Then you proceed to the Silk Road bazaar, see the Shahi Zinda necropolis and visit the Ulugh Beg Observatory that is considered to be one of the finest observatories in the Islamic world.

    Right after the tour, you are transferred to the railway station where you board a high-speed Afrosiyob train that takes you to Tashkent.

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Connection | Samarkand - Tashkent
1st Class Seat
Samarkand Central
Samarkand
2 h
Tashkent Central
Tashkent
1night

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent is the wonderful capital of Uzbekistan and its largest city, influenced by Sogdian and Turkish cultures. After destruction in the XIII century, it was rebuilt and gained profit from the Silk Road. In 1966 there occurred an earthquake, today the memorial stone to the earthquake victims is one of the most significant landmarks worth visiting. As any other oriental destination, Tashkent is famous for its peculiar architectural highlights such as the Barak Khan Medressa and the Minor Mosque. ...
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    Day 4: Arrival
    Upon arrival, you are transferred to your centrally located hotel for check-in and overnight.

    Day 5: Flight to Bishkek
    After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport.

    Please, note: Tashkent – Bishkek direct flights are operated on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.

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Connection | Tashkent - Bishkek
Economy Class Flight (Checked Baggage Included)
TAS Tashkent
Tashkent
1.5 h
FRU Bishkek
Bishkek
1day

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Mysterious, distant Bishkek, like any city of the Orient, attracts with its special charm. Enjoy walking around Ala-Too, this square is placed in the very center of town and each sightseeing tour starts right here. Come by the State History Museum to see the rich collections of national costumes, household appliances, jewelry and much more. It will be interesting to see the Holy Resurrection Cathedral, the orthodox church that features some elements of typical Asian architecture....
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    Day 5: Tour of Bishkek
    Upon arrival, you enjoy a short Bishkek sightseeing tour that includes visits to Ala-Too Square, Old Square and Manas Square called after Kyrgyz legendary hero Manas.

    In the afternoon you are transferred to Cholpon Ata nestled on the northern bank of Lake Issyk-Kul. Along the way, you explore the petroglyph field and the Burana tower situated in the center of an ancient town Balasagun.

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Connection | Bishkek - Cholpon Ata
Private Transfer Sedan
Bishkek city
Bishkek
5 h
Hotel near Cholpon Ata
Cholpon Ata
1night

Cholpon Ata, Kyrgyzstan

Cholpon Ata is a unique gem of Kyrgyzstan, the charming resort town known for its mineral springs. The history of the region begins with a relatively small settlement, founded here owing to the renowned Silk Road that lies nearby. The main local pride is Issyk-Kul, the beautiful clear-watered lake, that due to a number of natural reasons is never covered with ice. Hikes and trips to the lake are a popular activity in the region....
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    Day 5: Arrival
    Upon arrival to Cholpon Ata, you are transferred to the hotel near the town for check-in and have the rest of the day free.

    Day 6: Transfer to Karakol
    Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to Karakol - the fourth largest city in Kyrgyzstan. Along the way you drive past the breathtaking Semonovskaya and Grigoryevskaya gorges.

    You then make a stop to visit the Prezhevalsky Museum built to commemorate a renowned explorer of Central Asia, Nikolai Przhevalsky.

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Connection | Cholpon Ata - Karakol
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Cholpon Ata
4 h
Karakol hotel
Karakol
1night

Karakol, Kyrgyzstan

Have you already heard of Karakol, the fourth largest city in Kyrgyzstan found near the famous Lake Issyk Kul? The charming city offers much to see and admire. Its main tourist attractions are the Russian Orthodox Cathedral, built around the end of the 19th century, the Pzhevalsky Museum, commemorating the memory of the notable Russian explorer, and the incredibly scenic Jeti-Oguz region which boasts fabulous red rock formations. One of the rocks is called “The Broken Heart” because of its unique shape....
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    Day 6: Arrival to Karakol
    Upon arrival to Karakol, you check in to your hotel. 

    In the evening you meet your guide and enjoy a wonderful city tour, that includes visits to the Russian Orthodox Cathedral decorated with icons, pictures and wall paintings and the Dungan Mosque built in Chinese style without a single nail.

    After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the evening free.

    Day 7: Transfer to Bishkek
    Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your driver takes you to Bokonbaeva Village where you visit a golden eagle hunter’s home.

    After break for lunch you continue your journey.

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Connection | Karakol - Bishkek
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Karakol
8 h
Bishkek hotel
Bishkek
1night

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Mysterious, distant Bishkek, like any city of the Orient, attracts with its special charm. Enjoy walking around Ala-Too, this square is placed in the very center of town and each sightseeing tour starts right here. Come by the State History Museum to see the rich collections of national costumes, household appliances, jewelry and much more. It will be interesting to see the Holy Resurrection Cathedral, the orthodox church that features some elements of typical Asian architecture....
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    Day 7: Transfer to Bishkek
    You are transferred to your centrally located hotel in Bishkek check in, and have the rest of the day at leisure.

    Day 8: Departure from Bishkek
    This is the last day of your amazing Uzbekistan - Kyrgyzstan tour! After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. 

    We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand, Cholpon Ata, Karakol and Bishkek;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Other meals according to the itinerary;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • Rich sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Folklore show in Bukhara city;
  • Full Uzbekistan visa processing service for US citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from other countries (Kyrgyzstan visa not required);
  • Economy class flight tickets Tashkent - Bukhara and Tashkent - Bishkek;
  • 1st class Afrosiyob train tickets Samarkand - Tashkent;
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included:international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses. 

Note: 

  1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you. 
  2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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