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Golden Road to Samarkand - Explore!
Golden Road to Samarkand - Explore!
Emma "This was my first Explore! Trip and I have to say it was absolutely fantastic! Our guide Shukhrat was amazing! An absolutely brilliant tour leader! He explained everything from the places we were visiting to also multiple options for our free time. If you get Shukhrat on your tour you are very luck and guaranteed to have a fantastic time. The accomptations are lovely I think the best is probably ..."
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Starts
Tashkent
Destinations
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Ends
Tashkent
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Highlights

  • Mingle with the locals in the lively Chorsu market
  • Visit the most romantic city on the Silk Road
  • Admire Islamic architecture and browse bustling bazaars
  • Sample nomadic life with nights in traditional felt tents
  • Discover the cultural gem of Samarkand
Age range
14 to 85 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Yurt
Max Group Size
18
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Plane
Travel style
Discovery
Start and end in Tashkent! With the discovery tour Golden Road to Samarkand, you have a 12 day tour package taking you through Tashkent, Uzbekistan and 4 other destinations in Uzbekistan. Golden Road to Samarkand is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • L
    Written on May 17, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Very good all round trip.

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  • B
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.7 - Excellent

    A couple of comments re the tour notes. Virtually all money exchanges took sterling, you did not need to take a lot of dollars. Beer tended to be more like £2.00 a pint in hotels and cafes rather than £1.40, but to be fair we rarely paid more than £5.00... Read more

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  • G
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.7 - Excellent

    This was my first trip with Explore - it certainly won't be the last. Loved every minute and told lots of friends to look at your website!

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  • S
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.7 - Excellent

    A great trip and fascinating country. Shukhrat was a great leader and good ambassador for his country.

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  • S
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.7 - Excellent

    Shukrat certainly made the trip good group to be woth

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  • ED
    Written on October 17, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    This was my first Explore! Trip and I have to say it was absolutely fantastic! Our guide Shukhrat was amazing! An absolutely brilliant tour leader! He explained everything from the places we were visiting to also multiple options for our free time. If you... Read more

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join trip in Tashkent
    Start point Hotel Uzbekistan, Hotel reception, 45 Mirzamakhmud Musakhanov Street, Tashkent, Uzbekistan 12:00
  2. Day 2: Free morning. Afternoon city sightseeing; ride the flamboyant Metro
  3. Day 3: Fly to Urgench in western Uzbekistan and drive to the ancient city of Khiva
  4. Day 4: In Khiva, visit the Old Citadel; free afternoon
  5. Day 5: Scenic drive through vast plains to Bokhara
  6. Day 6: In Bokhara, discover blue-tiled domes and minarets; learn about the city's history
  7. Day 7: Free day to explore Bokhara's sights further
  8. Day 8: Drive to Yangikasgan desert camp for overnight in a yurt; optional camel ride
  9. Day 9: Drive to Samarkand; afternoon exploration of the city's monuments including Registan Square
  10. Day 10: In Samarkand, discover magnificent mosques and mausoleums; free afternoon to explore further
  11. Day 11: In Samarkand, free morning; afternoon high-speed train to Tashkent
  12. Day 12: Tour ends in Tashkent
    End point Hotel Uzbekistan, Hotel reception, 45 Mirzamakhmud Musakhanov Street, Tashkent, Uzbekistan 09:00

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    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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Vaccinations

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Typhoid
Recommended for Uzbekistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Uzbekistan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for Uzbekistan. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Uzbekistan. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Rabies
Recommended for Uzbekistan. Ideally 1 month before travel.

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Location
Start and end in Tashkent.
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TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this Explore! booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 26 July 2019 the full payment of $1,921 is necessary.
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No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1921 for Golden Road to Samarkand, but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,615 km.
  • Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
  • 717 km
  • Urgench (Uzbekistan)
  • 30 km
  • Khiva (Uzbekistan)
  • 388 km
  • Bukhara (Uzbekistan)
  • 215 km
  • Samarkand (Uzbekistan)
  • 264 km
  • Tashkent (Uzbekistan)

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