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Journey to Samarkand

 

Journey to Samarkand

Uzbekistan Holidays - The glory of Samarkand

TashkentWyndham Day Room
Bukhara Hotel Asia 3 nights
Samarkand Regal Palace
2 nights
Tashkent Wyndham 1 night

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7 days from £1525

excluding international flights

Travel the 'Golden Road' to legendary Samarkand, Tamerlane's magnificent capital

DAY 1 – Arrive Tashkent.  Fly to Bukhara.

On arrival in Tashkent in the morning (*see below) you will be met by one of our representatives outside immigration and customs and taken by private car to your hotel.  A day room will be booked for you.  In the afternoon take the shortflight to Bukhara. After checking in at your hotel there should be time to walk through the narrow lanes to Lyab-i-Hauz Square, surrounded by 3 beautifully decorated madrassahs. Here you may sit at a cafe overlooking the ornamental pool, sipping green tea and simply watching the world go by - the perfect introduction to this wonderful ancient city.

* Recommended flight from London: Uzbekistan Airways from London Heathrow (see below). If you are travelling from a country other than the UK we would be happy to give you guidance on your flight options.

DAYS 2 and 3 - Bukhara.

Two days of sightseeing in Bukhara, the holiest of the ancient Silk Road cities with a history of more than 2,500 years.
Meals included: Full breakfast each day.

DAY 4 - By road via Shakresabz to Samarkand.

Your journey continues eastwards through the Kizilkum Desert to arrive in time for lunch in Shakresabz, birthplace of the Emperor Tamerlane. Visit the remains of Tamerlane's Aksaray Palace and the tomb of his son Jehangir, before continuing to Samarkand.
Meals included: Full breakfast, lunch.

 DAY 5 - Samarkand.

The very name of Samarkand conveys grandeur and extravagance as well as mystery and remoteness. Tamerlane's great capital city was one of the richest and most extravagant cities in the world and its remaining monuments bear clear witness to this.  Main highlights today include  The Registan (pictured) and the awesome Bibi Khanum Mosque. Other included visits are to Tamerlane's final resting place, the Gur Emir Mausoleum with its distinctive ribbed dome, and the Astronomical Observatory built in the 15th century by Tamerlane's grandson Ulug Beg.
Meals included: Full breakfast.

 DAY 6 - Samarkand.  Return to Tashkent.

This morning visit one of Samarkand's less well known but most delightful treasures - the complex of tombs known as the Shah-i-Zinda (pictured).  In the afternoon drive back to Uzbekistan's capital Tashkent and check into your hotel.
Meals included: Full breakfast.

DAY 7 - Tashkent sightseeing.  Depart.

After breakfast your guide will take you for a morning's sightseeing in what has become the largest city in Central Asia. Visit the History Museum, the Fine Arts Museum and stroll along the main central thoroughfare of the city.  Private transfer in the afternoon to the airport for your flight home.
Meals included: Full breakfast.

International Flights

We recommend the direct services of Uzbekistan Airways. Current timings (subject to possible change) are as follows:
Heathrow/Tashkent. Depart at 21.35; arrive Tashkent at 08.25 (next morning)
Tashkent/Heathrow. Depart at 16.40; arrive Heathrow at 20.00

 

Uzbekistan Holidays: Journey to Samarkand (Reference: WDUZ001)
2018 Departures
Price per person based on a minimum of two persons travelling together:

Starts in Tashkent
on Wednesdays
or Saturdays*

Price

May to Oct
£1525

* The Uzbekistan Airways flight from London would be on Tuesday or Friday.

Single Room Supplements on request.

The price includes:

  • Scheduled domestic flight by Uzbekistan Airways from Tashkent to Bukhara, including taxes.
  • Hotel accommodation as listed above in twin-bedded rooms with private facilities.
  • 6 full breakfasts and 1 lunch as shown in the itinerary.
  • Private transportation throughout.
  • Your own private guide for all included sightseeing.
  • All sightseeing as shown, including entrance fees.
  • Porterage at airports and hotels.

Not included in the price:

  • International flights (see our recommendation above). We are happy to discuss the flights with you and give you further guidance.
  • Optional sightseeing. The World Discovery representatives in Uzbekistan will be pleased to organise any additional sightseeing you may wish to include during your stay.
  • International airport taxes.
  • Tipping. We will be pleased to give guidance in this often sensitive matter.
  • Uzbekistan visa. This must be obtained before departure from the United Kingdom. We recommend that you obtain your visa through CIBT in London - www.uk.cibt.com. World Discovery will assist in obtaining your visa as documentation is required from our agents in Uzbekistan.

A deposit of £250 per person is required at the time of booking. The balance of the price for your Uzbekistan holiday must be paid at least 8 weeks before your departure date.

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