Combined Moscow - Uzbekistan - St. Petersburg tour for 14 days, 13 nights
This private Uzbekistan tour with visits to Moscow and St. Petersburg is the best way to discover the two largest cities of Russia along with the treasures of the caravan cities of the Great Silk Road with their rich historical and cultural heritage.
Sightseeing walking tour, during which you will see, The Cathedral of the Archangel Michael, the Annunciation Cathedral, the Assumption Cathedral, the Church of Deposition of the Robe, Red Square and the shopping galleries of GUM. A stroll through Manezhnaya Square and Alexander Garden. The famous Bolshoi Theatre and Metropol Hotel in the Art Nouveau style.
Take a pleasant walk through the Old Arbat, a picturesque pedestrian street with many restaurants and souvenir shops. Night at a hotel.
Arrival in Tashkent, pickup and transfer to a hotel. A full-day tour in the capital of Uzbekistan: including the museum of applied arts, the Khast Imam Square (restored in 2007) and the Friday Mosque with the ancient Koran of the VII century. Additionally you will see the Kukeldash Madrasah (XVI century) which is one of the largest madrasahs in Central Asia. A sightseeing city tour
In the evening, transfer to Tashkent railway station to board the Express train and depart to Bukhara (dep. 18:50/ar. 22:35). Arrival in Bukhara, transfer and hotel check-in. Night at a hotel.
A full-day walking tour of the ancient city of Bukhara. Take in Poi Kalan Sqaure with its Kalyan minaret of the XI century, see the Trading domes and The Tim Abdulla Khan covered bazaar. Additionally you will see the Magok-i-Attari Mosque, the ancient Zoroastrian Temple, the Lyab-i Hauz (translated meaning ‘by the pond’), the Architectural Ensemble, the Samonid Mausoleum and Ismail's Tomb, the Bolo House Mosque, the Ark of Bukhara (former fortified residence of the emirs) and also the Chor Minor Madrasah. Night at a hotel.
Full day tour of Samarkand. The program features The famous Registan Square with three madrasahs and the Golden Mosque, the Gur Emir Mausoleum (also known as the Tomb of Tamerlane), the Bibi-Khanym Mosque (XIV-XV cent, take a stroll through the picturesque Siyob Bazaarr, the Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis, the pearl of Samarkand architecture, the remains of the Ulugh Beg Observatory. Night at a hotel.
Departure to Shakhrisabz through Takhta-Karacha Pass (1700m). Arrival and visits to:
The magnificent ruins of the White Palaceor Aqsaray Palace, the Kok-Gumbaz Mosque ('Blue Dome'), the Mausoleum of Shamsiddin Kulala, a sufi and a spiritual master and the father of Tamerlane, the Tamerlane's Tomb and the grave of his eldest and beloved son Timur. Return to Samarkand. Night at a hotel.
The overnight transfer to the airport and flight to St. Petersburg via Aeroflot (on Mondays and Fridays). Checking in at a hotel or a local resident's place (optional). A sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg, also known as the 'Venice of the North'. During the tour you will see 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. Also you will see Palace Square, The Smolny Cathedral, The Admiralty building and the University Quarter. In addition you will see the Peter and Paul Fortress and Peter and Paul Cathedral with the tomb of the Romanov family.
Night at a hotel.
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.
From late October to April: A trip to Pushkin, including a 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.
PRICE PER PERSON FROM:
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
- Tourist invitation for Russian visa processing
- Accommodation (at choice) with breakfast
- Provision of a room on 4th and 11th 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.
- Tickets for the Tashkent-Bukhara Express train
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- International flights between Russia and Uzbekistan)*
- Extra charge for single room
- Meals not mentioned in the program (lunch and dinner)
- Photo and video permit in some of the museums.
- Luggage carrying
- Personal expenses