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Special Uzbekistan tour for Japanese tourists
Uzbekistan! Naturally Irresistible
Duration: 6 days, 5 nights
Kind of route: airway, motor coach tour
Season: all year
Accommodation: Single/Double in hotels
Travel itinerary: Tokyo - Tashkent - Bukhara - Shakhrisabz - Samarkand - Tashkent - Tokyo
Day 1 (Fri.): Tokyo - Tashkent
Taking flight HY 528 from Tokyo at 19:00. Transfer to the hotel and accommodation. Rest after a long flight. Light snack in the hotel.
Overnight in hotel.
Day 2 (Sat.): Tashkent - Bukhara
Early flight to Bukhara at 6:30. Arrive to Bukhara at 08:15. Meeting and accommodation in the hotel.
10.00 - City tour:
Ark - the center of Bukhara statehood (4th c. BC), complex
Poi Kalon ("Beneath the Great"): "Kalyan Minaret" - the main symbol of sacred Bukhara that symbolized the authority and power of spiritual governors. (12th c.), "Kalyan Mosque"- its area of 130x80 m surpasses Bibi-Khanym mosque in Samarkand, "Miri Arab Madrassah" - active madrassah is one of the most esteemed spiritual Islamic universities (16th c.),
Taki Zargaron - the dome of jewelers (15-16th cc.),
Ulugbeg Madrassah - one of the 3 madrassahs constructed by the grandson of Tamerlan - Ulugbeg (15th c.).
13:00 - Lunch time in the hotel.
19:00 - Dinner with folklore show in
Nodir Divan Begim Madrassah.
One of the "1000 and 1 nights" in Bukhara.
Day 3 (Sun.): Bukhara - Shakhrisabz - Samarkand
Transfer to Samarkand via Shakhrisabz - a unique monument of town-planning and architecture (270 km, 3,5 hrs). Shakhrisabz tour: ruins of "Ak-Saray Palace" - Tamerlan's summer residence that shocked the imagination of his contemporaries (14-15th c.), "Jahongir Mausoleum" - mausoleum of Tamerlan's eldest and favorite son (14th c.), complex "Dor-ut Saodat": "Khazratiy Imam Mosque" - the multi-stage mosque with domical hall with decorated ayvans (14th c.), "Gumbazi-Seiidan" - mausoleum of possible offspring of Temur, "Kok Gumbaz Mosque" ("Blue dome") - built by Ulugbek on behalf of his father Shahruh (15th c). The Golden Road to the historical town of Samarkand - a crossroad of the world's cultures, one of the most ancient cities in the world (90 km, 1,5 hrs). Hotel accommodation and free time. Overnight in the city that is a contemporary of ancient Rome and has a history of more than 2500-years.
13:00 - Lunch in local cafe in Shahkrisabz.
14:00 - Transfer to Samarkand (270 km, 2,5 hrs). Arrive and accommodation in the hotel.
17:00 - Visiting
Bibi-Khanym (14th c.), built by Timur to be biggest mosque at time. Architect, craftsmen & painters built it in 5 years. Siab bazaar (is closed on Mon).
19-00 - Dinner in the hotel. Overnight in Samarkand.
Day 4 (Mon.): Samarkand
Breakfast. City tour:
Gur Emir Mausoleum - Tamerlan's tomb (14-15th c.) that was built for Temur's grandson Muhammad-Sultan and tombs of three other Temurids - sons of Temur - Miranshah and Shahruh and his grandson Ulugbek,
Ruhabad Mausoleum ("House of Spirit") - a legend says that under the dome there is a box with seven hairs of Prophet Muhammad (14th c.),
Registan Square ("A sandy place") - the major square of Samarkand: "Ulugbeg Madrassah" - Sheikh Khodja Akhrar and poet Djami were among outstanding graduates of the Madrassah (15th c.), "Sher-Dor Madrassah" ("Having tigers") (17th c.), "Tillya-Kari Madrassah" ("Coated by gold") - the rich gilding on the dome, walls and mihrab surpassed all famous buildings in Central Asia (17th c). An architectural complex
Shahi-Zinda ("Alive king") - necropolis on the slope of the Afrosiab hill is connected with Kusam ibn Abbas - the cousin of Prophet Muhammad (11-15th c.).
13-00 - Lunch in local cafe during excursion.
19-00 - Dinner outside the hotel.
Overnight in the capital of Tamerlane's Empire.
Day 5 (Tue.): Samarkand - Tashkent
06-00 - Breakfast. On the way to Tashkent (315 km, 5 hrs) you can visit the
biggest observatory of the 15th c. built by Ulugbeg. Arrival to the capital of Uzbekistan. Lunch. City tour around Tashkent:
New Tashkent Television Tower - the highest in Central Asia - 375 m,
Memorial to the Victims of Repression - the memorial complex and museum,
Monument of Courage - the epicenter of Tashkent earthquake of 1966 (1976 y). Old part of the city: the architectural complex
Khazret-Imam incl. necropolis of imam Abu Bakr Muhammad al-Kaffal Shashi who was one of the first Muslim imams and a famous divine and poet (16th c.),
Barak-khan Madrassah - built by Suyunidj-khan - the first ruler of the Uzbek dynasty of the Sheibanid's (16th c.),
Tellya Sheikh Madrassah also called "Khast Imom Mosque" where Osman Quran - the world's oldest is kept (19th c.), "Mui-Mubarak Madrassah (19th c.)", Imam Ismail al Bukhari Islamic Institute - a two year post-Madrassah academy, "Hadra" square,
Kukeldash Madrassah ("Foster brother") - was built by Kukekdash - the vizier of Tashkent khans (16th c.),
Jami Mosque (15-19th cc.) - the third biggest mosque in Uzbekistan,
Chorsu - oriental bazaar,
Abdulkasim Madrassah which now is the centre for traditional arts with attractive souvenirs by local artisans (19th c.).
12-00 - Lunch in local cafe during excursion.
17-00 - Visiting Theatre of opera and balet named of A.Navoi.
19-00 - Farewell dinner in restaurant.
Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 6 (Wed.): Tashkent - Tokyo
06-05 - Departure transfer and leave for Tokyo HY 527 at 07:00. Good bye to the wonderful land, back to monotony with the intention of returning.
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- Accommodation as per the list provided from day 1 till day 5th;
Tashkent - 2, Bukhara - 1, President - 2;
- All transfers by A/C minibus (10+1 - 15+1 ), big bus (45 seats) (20+1 - 40+1);
- JSG tour guide along the whole rout;
- Full board from dinner in the hotel on day 1 till dinner on day 5th , folklore show in Madrassah "Nodir Divan Begim";
- Entrance fees for the museums and monuments indicated in the main program;
- Mineral water during the transfers.
- Airfare of flights your city - Tashkent and back;
- Air tickets: Tashkent - Bukhara - 60 US$ per person*;
- Visa costs and processing;
- Baggage/trip cancellation/ accident, personal insurance, medical and rescue coverage;
- Transfers to/from airport for participants making individual air arrangements;
- Optional excursions or deviations from the schedule tour;
- Photo and video charges;
- International and domestic air tickets;
- Tips and gratuities;
- Drinks, telephone/cable/fax/email charges and laundry;
- Any personal expenses;
- Any services not included in the above itinerary.
- This route is certified
- Please note that the first and the last days of above itinerary are made-up in accordance with flight schedule of Uzbekistan Airways Tokyo - Tashkent, Tashkent - Tokyo (evening - arrival and morning - departure times);
- Prices for the tour are valid through the year 2011;
- No early arrivals and late departures are included. Additional supplements could be offered depending to the international flight tourist used.
Uzbekistan waits to welcome You!
We hope you like the program and assure you that we are absolutely open to any suggestions to increase the range of our services for the entire satisfaction of our clients and are happy to meet your special requirements.
You can alter the duration of your tour and places of visits by adding one of the
extensions. Our tour operator will work closely with to carefully prepare an itinerary based on your stated interests.
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