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Combined Uzbekistan - St. Petersburg tour for 11 days, 10 nights

This unique route will allow you to explore two greatly different destinations in one tour. During this trip to Uzbekistan you will get a chance to discover the famous city oasis of the Great Silk Road with their mosques embellished with myriad of turquoise mosaics. In juxtaposition to that, a visit to St. Petersburg, the Russian cultural capital, will immerse you in the grandeur of the Russian Empire of tsarist times. Treat yourself to this exceptional and vivid journey.


Day 1
Flight to Samarkand (through St. Petersburg)

Flight to Samarkand by Aeroflot company (every Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday).

Day 2
Magnificent Samarkand

A full-day walking tour of the city of Samarkand. The program features:

  • The famous Registan Square with three madrasahs and the Golden Mosque;
  • The Mausoleum of Tamerlane;
  • The Bibi-Khanym Mosque;
  • A walk through picturesque Siyob Bazaar;
  • The pearl of Samarkand architecture - the Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis;
  • Overnight accommodation at a hotel.
Day 3
Shakhrisabz, hometown of Tamerlane
  • Departure to Shakhrisabz through Takhta-Karacha Pass (1700m). Arrival and sightseeing tour to:
  • The magnificent ruins of the White Palace, also known as the Aqsaray;
  • The Kok-Gumbaz Mosque ('Blue Dome');
  • The mausoleum of Shamsiddin Kulala, a sufi and a spiritual master, the father of Tamerlane;
  • Tamerlane's Tomb and the grave of his eldest and beloved son Timur. Return to Samarkand.

Night at a hotel.

Day 4
From Samarkand to Bukhara via Uzbek high-speed train

Free day in Samarkand.

Transfer to Samarkand railway station, boarding the Express train and departure to Bukhara (dep. 21:10/ar. 22:40). Arrival in Bukhara, transfer and hotel check-in. Night at a hotel.

Day 5
Holy Bukhara

A full-day walking tour of the ancient city of Bukhara:

  • The Poi Kalan Sqaure and the Kalyan minaret of XI century;
  • The Trading domes;
  • The Tim Abdulla Khan covered bazaar;
  • The Magok-i-Attari Mosque, the ancient Zoroastrian temple;
  • The Lyab-i Hauz (in translation: by the pond) Architectural Ensemble;
  • The Samonid Mausoleum and Ismail's tomb;
  • The Mosque Bolo Khauz; The Ark Citadel, the former fortified residence of the emirs;
  • The Chor Minor Madrasah.

Night at a hotel.

Day 6
Free day

You have first half of the day for yourself. Transfer to Bukhara railway station, departure to Tashkent by high-speed train (dep.: 15:50 / ar.: 19:40).

Day 7
Discover the capital of Uzbekistan

The first acquaintance with Tashkent:

  • The Hast-Imam Square (restored in 2007) and the Jameh Mosque with the ancient Koran of VII century;
  • The Kukeldash Madrasah (XVI century) - one of the largest madrasahs in Central Asia.
  • Then, walk through the Chorsu Bazaar, the largest food market in the city
  • A sightseeing tour of the city

Night at a hotel.

Day 8
Explore Saint Petersburg

Night transfer to the airport and flight to St. Petersburg by Aeroflot (on Mondays and Fridays). Pickup and accommodation of your choice either with a local resident or at a hotel.

A sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg, also known as the 'Venice of the North':

  • Nevsky prospect, the most famous 'artery' of the city.
  • The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Kazan Cathedral with its columns in neoclassical style.
  • Palace Square.
  • The Smolny Cathedral, a Baroque masterpiece of the Italian architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli.
  • The Admiralty building and the University Quarter. The Peter and Paul Fortress and Peter and Paul Cathedral with the tomb of the Romanov family. Night at a hotel in Saint-Petersburg.
Day 9
The Hermitage

Visit to the State Hermitage Museum, one of the three largest museums in the world, along with the British Museum in London and the Louvre in Paris. In approx1000 halls tens of thousands of works are exhibited here. Night at a hotel in Saint-Petersburg.

Day 10
Palaces and Royal residences of Russia

From May to mid-October:

  • Departure to Peterhof to visit the Lower Park with its numerous fountains, the most famous of which are the Samson Fountain and the Grand Cascade.

Late October to April:

  • Trip to Pushkin, including visit to the luxurious Catherine Palace with its amber room and French and English gardens with numerous pavilions.

Night at a hotel in Saint-Petersburg.

Day 11
Departure

Transfer to the airport and departure

PRICE PER PERSON FROM:

Hotels 3*
B&B and homestay with a local
2
people
1465 €
per person
1062 €
per person
4
people
1307 €
per person
904 €
per person
6
people
1216 €
per person
1171 €
per person
8
people
1180 €
per person
1136 €
per person

* Local residents' accommodation in St. Petersburg is only available for couples and single travelers up to 4 people (no option of single room). Groups of 6 to 8 participants will be accommodated in a 3*hotel.


THE PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Tourist invitation for Russian visa processing
  • Accommodation (at choice) with breakfast
  • Provision of a hotel room on the 2nd and 8th day
  • Transport and all transfers via car (vehicle with air conditioning) according to the program.
  • Services of local guides according to the program
  • The entrance fee to the sites/museums according the program.
  • Express train tickets from Samarkand to Bukhara and from Bukhara to Tashkent

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Air transport (international flights between Russia and Uzbekistan)*
  • Russia visa fees
  • Extra charge for single room
  • Insurance
  • Meals not included in the program (lunch and dinner)
  • Photo and video permit in some of the museums.
  • Luggage carrying
  • Personal expenses
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