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Uzbekistan

Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Duration

7 nights / 8 days

Formula

Clio Travel guided tours

Group Size

person

Overview

The wonders of Uzbekistan, a mysterious and fascinating land of nature, history and culture. On this tour you will see the architectural wonders of Samarkand, the caravan museum cities of Bukhara and Khiva. We take you to discover Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan with its palaces and bazaar.
A 7-night, 8-day tour that will take you to a country where the world-famous Silk Road is at its best, with ancient cities full of resounding relics that tell of an important past.

 

Uzbekistan Airlines Flights:

  • 16/05 MXP – UGC 19:15 – 03:55 + 1 of 17/05/2023
  • 23/05 TAS – MXP 13:35 – 17:45

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Total balance upon confirmation.
  • Tour confirmed with minimum 15 participants.
  • Registration by 08/03/2023.
  • By 03/15/2023 will be notified by email whether the tour will be confirmed or not. In case of non-confirmation of the tour by the agency due to failure to reach the minimum number of participants, a refund transfer will be made for the amount paid.
  • Useful Documents: Passport and Visa. For a visa in Uzbekistan, a valid 6-month passport and 2 photos, plus some personal information must be sent to Clio Viaggi at least 20 days before departure; the visa is issued by the Uzbek Embassy in Rome. No visa fee.

Itinerary

Itenirary
DAY 1 05/16/2023 ITALY/KHIVA
Depart from Milan Malpensa Airport by scheduled flight to Urgench Airport (45 minutes by coach from Khiva city). Overnight flight arriving in Khiva on 05/17/2023.
Itenirary
DAY 2 17.05.2023 KHIVA
Arrive in Khiva in the early morning, transfer privately and check into the hotel. Visit the town, a true pearl of Islamic architecture and one of the best-preserved ancient Silk Road centers. Its historic center and raw brick walls have been fully restored, nd making it a veritable museum city: starting, as you enter through the west gate, with the beautiful madrasa of Amin Khan, the squat minaret of Kalta Minor and the infamous "Kunya Ark" fortress, and continuing through the narrow streets visiting the many madrasas and ancient mosques along the way. Noteworthy are the Juma Mosque, built on top of the ancient 8th/11th century place of worship, whose interior is supported by a series of wooden columns, and the Islam Kohja madrasa. Lunch at a restaurant. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Itenirary
DAY 3 18.05.2023 KHIVA/BUKHARA
Breakfastin the hotel. In the morning departure by train to Bukhara. Early afternoon arrival and picnic lunch on board. In the afternoon, visit the Summer Palace, the residence of the last emirs of Bukhara. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Itenirary
DAY 4, 19.05.2023 BUKHARA
Breakfast at the hotel. The city of Bukhara became one of the most important centers of the Silk Road and experienced its heyday during the Samanid period, between the 9th and 10th centuries CE when it became the religious and cultural heart of Central Asia. Full-day tour of the old town, much of it dating from the period of the khanate between the 16th and 17th centuries: life revolves around Labi Hauz Square, at the center of which is a large pool around which stand stores and outdoor cafes; visit in particular the Great Mosque and the beautiful Kalon minaret, the Mausoleum of Ismail Samani, the citadel called Ark, the Kukeldas, Ulug Begh and Aziz Khan madrasas, the remains of the Chor Minor madrasa with its four minarets, bazaars, etc. Lunch at a restaurant. Dinner with show and overnight stay at the hotel.
Itenirary
DAY 5, 20.05.2023 BUKHARA/SAMARCANDA
Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning departure by bus to Samarkand. Stops will be made along the way in Sachri Sabz, Tamerlane's hometown: visit the ruins of the Summer Palace, the Mausoleum of Jehangir, Tamerlane's favorite son, and the Kok Gumbaz Mosque built by Ulugh Beg in 1437. Lunch at a restaurant. Arrive in Samarkand around evening, check into hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.
Itenirary
DAY 6 21.05.2023 SAMARKAND
Breakfast at the hotel. Day dedicated to sightseeing the city's iconic Silk Road sites: the grand Registan Square with the three extraordinary madrasas of Ulug Begh, Shi Dor and Tilya-Kari, famous for the purity of their lines and the elegance of their turquoise majolica tiles; the monumental complex of Sach-i-Zinda mausoleums; the Bibi-Khanym Mosque, stunning in its rich decoration; the museum at the archaeological site of Afrassiab, the ancient Samarkand abandoned in the early 12th century after the Mongol conquest; the Ulugh Begh observatory; and the beautiful Gur Emir mausoleum housing the tomb of the great Tamerlane. Lunch at a restaurant. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Itenirary
DAY 7, 22.05.2023 SAMARKAND/TASHKENT
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, continue sightseeing in Samarkand, stopping at a papermaking factory and the Syob bazaar, the largest in the city and located near the Bibi Khanym mosque. Lunch at a local family in Samarkand . In the afternoon departure by fast train to Tashkent. Arrival and settling into the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.
Itenirary
DAY 8 05/23/2023 TASHKENT/ITALY
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning city tour: the Kukeldash and Barak Khan madrasas, Khasty Square and Mosque, Chorsu Bazaar, Navoi Opera House Square, Independence Square, Amir Temur Square, and a short subway ride between historic stations. Upon completion transfer to the airport and departure by scheduled Uzbekistan flight to Milan Malpensa.

The fee includes / The fee does not include

  • Scheduled flight from Milan Malpensa
  • Airport taxes
  • 7-night tour with accommodation in double room 4-star hotel
  • Tour on private basis by coach, Khiva/Bukhara train and Samarkand/Tashkent train
  • Local Italian-speaking guide throughout the tour Visits, excursions and entrance fees as scheduled Full board during the tour
  • Dinner with show in Bukhara
  • Typical lunch at a local family in Samarkand Medical insurance
  • Baggage and cancellation
  • Clio Travel Companion
  • Drinks during meals,
  • Personal extras
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under "the fee includes"

Tour's Location

Samarkand, Uzbekistan
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