Winter tour around Uzbekistan and Georgia
Country: Uzbekistan (Winter: 2019 – 2020)
Tour route: Tashkent – Samarkand – Gijduvan – Bukhara – Tashkent – Chimgan – Tashkent – Tbilisi – Ananuri – Gudauri – Jvari – Tbilisi – Tbilisi
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
Quality of persons: 20
Hotel type: 4 stars
Transport along the route: train, bus (car)
Arrival in the International airport in Tashkent. Meeting with your guide. Transfer to the hotel
Dinner at the national restaurant
Evening Tashkent City tour begins if time permits: visit Independent Sq, Amir Temur Sq, Museum of History of Uzbekistan ( (closed on every Monday & Public holiday).
Overnight in Tashkent
Early breakfast and transfer to the Train Station to catch the speed train “Afrosiab” 0800
Arrival in Samarkand at 10:08
Upon arriving Samarkand, discover the city: Visit Bibi Khanum Mosque, Gur Emir Mausoleum, Shakhi-Zinda necropolis, Siyob bazaar, the Registan Square in the late afternoon till sunset to enjoy photographing this spectacular when lighted at night. ( sunset in winter perios around 5-6 pm )
Dinner at national restaurant
Overnight in Samarkand
Brekfast at the hotel. Drive to Bukhara by bus (or car) via Gijduvan city, where you will visit Center of Gijduvan school of potters.
The owner of the center is the famous ceramist of Uzbekistan – Alisher Narzullaev, who is one of the most known and recognized masters of ceramics of modern Uzbekistan
The center offers:
– Tour of the workshops (ceramic embroidery) with the display technology
– Master Classes of ceramic and embroidery
– Visit the Ceramic Museum. Works of 5-generation
– Visit the gallery of ceramics
– Master class of cooking traditional Gijduvan bread
Continue to drive to Bukhara . Check into the hotel upon arrival.
Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight in Bukhara
Morning spend some time to discover the Ark Fortress, Bolo-Khauz Mosque, Samanid & Chashma-Ayub Mausoleums
Explore the Kalyan Minaret where you can find the Kalyan Mosque, Miri-Arab Madrash, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Madrasah of Ulugbek, Trade Domes , Chor-Minor Madrasah etc.
In the late afternoon, visit the Mausoleum of Bakhoutdin Naqshandi. If time permit, we shall visit the Sitorai-Mokihkosa, the summer residence of Bukhara’s last Emir.
Overnite in Bukhara
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning take a flight to Tashkent BHK TAS 08:50 09:50 ( flight schedule subjected to change) Upon arriving Tashkent, drive to Chimgan mountain.
Drive to Beldersai resort where we take a cable car lift up to the mountains to see the beauty of nature. It will take 0.5 hours. After that we drive further for horse riding and biking (optional at own cost. Cost is around 5 usd per person). Free time for skiing (additional cost)
Overnight in Beldersai resort
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive back to Tashkent. Upon arrival transfer to the International airport. Take flight HY745 to Tbilisi at 16:05. Arrival in Tbilisi at 18:25.
Warm welcome at the airport, transfer to the hotel
Overnight in Tbilisi
Breakfast in the hotel
10:00 starting the tour. Departure to Caucasus region
Drive to Ananuri complex, a former residence of Argveti Dukes. Complex featuring churches and towers dating back to the 16-17th centuries is beautifully overlooking Jinvali reservoir.
Drive further to see the conjunction of two small mountain rivers famous for keeping different colors even after they merge. After a short stop at Soviet time “People’s Friendship” mountain view point, at about 12:30 you will reach Gudauri, the mountain ski resort on southern slopes of the Caucasus Mountains at the height of 2000 m above sea level.
Place offers a cable car; where you will enjoy the views of the skiing slopes and snowy mountains.
The place offers sleds rental and professional instructor services.
Tour will be finished around 16:00
Overnight in Gudauri
Breakfast in the hotel. Departure to Tbilisi at 12:00
Visiting UNESCO Heritage places Jvari Monastery – a sixth century Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. It is listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO
Drive to Tbilisi
Overnight in Tbilisi
Breakfast in the hotel
Transfer to the airport and farewell to Georgia
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