A Travel into History: Uzbekistan tour for Korean tourists

4
Days
Seoul - Tashkent - Bukhara - Shakhrisabz - Samarkand - Tashkent - Seoul

Travel itinerary: Seoul - Tashkent - Bukhara - Shakhrisabz - Samarkand - Tashkent - Seoul

Day 1 (Fri.): Seoul - Tashkent
Taking flight HY-512 from Seoul at 15:40. Transfer to the hotel and accommodation. Rest after a long flight. Light snack in the hotel.
Overnight in hotel.

Day 2 (Sut.): 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 - Tashkent - Seoul
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, Registan Square ("A sandy place") - the major square of Samarkand: "Ulugbeg Medressa" - Sheikh Khodja Akhrar and poet Djami were among outstanding graduates of the medressa (15th c.), "Sher-Dor Medressa" ("Having tigers") (17th c.), "Tillya-Kari Medressa" ("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.
Transfer to railway station for train to Tashkent by "Registan" at 17:00-20:50.
Boxed-dinner at the train. Arrival and transfer to the airport for flight to Seoul by HY-511 at 23:20.

Price includes: Price excludes:
  • Accommodation as per the list provided from day 1 till day 5th; Tashkent Palace - 1, Bukhara Palace, Grand Bukhara - 1, President Plaza - 1;
  • 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;
  • Railway tickets Samarkand - Tashkent;
  • Full board from dinner in the hotel on day 1 till dinner on day 4th , 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 - 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;
  • Beverages;
  • Tips and gratuities;
  • Drinks, telephone/cable/fax/email charges and laundry;
  • Any personal expenses;
  • Any services not included in the above itinerary.

Accommodation
City Option A
Name of the hotels
Option B
Name of the hotels
Tashkent Tashkent Palace 4* Uzbekistan 4*
Bukhara Grand Bukhara 4* / Bukhara Palace 4* Omar Khayyam 3*+
Samarkand President 4* Panorama Grand 4*

Important notes!!!
- 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 Seoul - Tashkent, Tashkent - Seoul (evening - arrival and evening - departure times);
- Prices for the tour are valid through the year;
- No early arrivals and late departures are included. Additional supplements could be offered depending to the international flight tourist used.

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