Crossroad of the cultures

Crossroad of the cultures, Uzbekistan Tours

Tour name: Crossroad of the cultures

Highlights of tour: Tashkent, Samarkand, Urgut.

Day 1: Tashkent
Tashkent is a city with a rich history and varied destiny. We will have a full day city tour in this wonderful city. First of all we will visit Independence square. The square is a symbol, that shows the victory over fascism in World War II. Another nice square we will visit will be Amir Timur square which on the walking distance from Independence square. And there is a local Broadway in the middle. Tashkent has metro lines, the first lines was opened in 1977. Metro of Tashkent considers as one of the most beautiful subways in the world. As many cities in the world Tashkent also has an old part. And we will go to explore that area with Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam Complex. The main thing in the complex is the oldest Quran copy. This Quran belonged to Othman Ibn Affan who was the third Caliph of Prophet Muhammad. He had four Caliphs who were following him. Othman was killed in 8th century by the people who didn't believe in Islam. His blood we still can see on the pages of Quran. The night is in the hotel.   

Day 2: Tashkent - Samarkand (350 km, 4 hrs drive)
This day of the tour you will spend in Samarkand. We will be transferred to Samarkand after breakfast in Tashkent. Samarkand is a wonderful city, full of beautiful sites and you will feel yourself like in the fairytale. The main symbol of Samarkand is Registan square that is amazing place, and you can enjoy it in the day time and night time. Registan has three madrasahs from 15th -17th centuries. Shakhi-Zindeh architectural complex is an wonderful place, that will surprise with its sizes. It's a group of mausoleums from 11th -15th centuries. Shakhi-Zindeh is also a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site from 2001. Guri Emir and Bibi Khanim mosque is a stunning site. Bibi Khanim mosque was built in honor of Tamerlane's favorite wife after his expedition to India.  The night is in the hotel.    

Day 3: Samarkand - Urgut - Samarkand
Today is a day when we will explore the village near Samarkand. Urgut is a famous village of the colorful bazaars. Then we will drive to another village with a memorial complex of Al Bukhary. Al Bukhari was a person who wrote the hadith series known as Sahih al-Bukhari, by Sunni Muslims it's one of the most authentic Hadith collections. Sahih al-Bukhari also an author of anotjer bool called Al-Adab al-Mufrad. The night is in the hotel.

Day 4: Samarkand - Tashkent (350 km)
In the morning we will return to Tashkent. In the afternoon we will have a half day city tour in Tashkent. The Courage Monument will be the first site to visit. It's a memorial complex was built in honor of the elimination of the results after the earthquake in Tashkent. Then we will visit Zangi Ota memorial complex. The legend says that Zingi-Ota was a good and wise shepherd. The last place we will visit is the State Museum of Applied Arts of Uzbekistan. It has a nice collection of glasses and national clothing, hand and machine embroidery, skullcaps and national fabrics, carpets and woodcarvings. The night is in the hotel.

Day 5: Tashkent - Flight
Transfer to airport and flight home.

02 pax - Sedan
04-08 pax - Minivan (Grand Starex, Istana)
10 pax - Midibus (Mitsubishi Rosa, Sprinter) 

Price per person: 
02 pax - 420 $
04 pax - 350 $
06 pax - 310 $
08 pax - 295 $
10 pax - 275 $
Single - 50 $

Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 50 $ 

*Half board - 35 $
*Full board - 65 $

*Entrance fees - 30 $ available with escort guide only 

Local guides - 140 $ per group
Escort guide - 200 $ per group

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Tashkent - "Tourist Inn" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
- Mineral water during the tour                                 

Service does not include:
- Visa
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Train tickets - 60 $ pp for round trip


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