Russia & Uzbekistan Tour

8 Days Russia & Uzbekistan Tour

Tour Overview

  • Price

    $ 1600
  • Location

    Uzbekistan
  • Durations

    8 Days - 7 Nights
  • Type

    Group Tour
  • Departure City

    Tashkent
  • End City

    Tashkent

Tour Description

This tour will be good combination to see the two different climate, nature, heritage and culture.

Tour Highlights

  • Visiting Peter and Pauls fortress

  • Visiting world famous Hermitage

  • Visiting Kazan Cathedral

  • Visiting Kremlin

  • Visiting Grand mosques of Petersburg and Moscow

  • Visiting Al Bukhary memorial complex in Samarkand

  • Visiting Bahauddin Naqshbandy complex in Bukhara

  • Pilaw master class in Bukhara

  • Pottery master class in Gijduvan

  • Shish kebabs master class in Gijduvan

  • Cultural show “Uzbek Bride” in Samarkand.

  • Visiting Hasti Imam Complex in Tashkent with original Othman Quran

Routes

  • Day 1 : Thu : Saint Petersburg

    Arrival Saint Petersburg airport at 09:30 local time.

    Meet by your escort guide and transfer to the hotel.

    Check in and time for rest at the hotel.

    City tour in Saint Petersburg :

    During the tour, you will be taken out on the extra-comfortable bus, which will take you to the most precious monuments of the city’s rich history and original architecture carefully preserved as the world cultural heritage.

    During this panoramic city-tour of Saint Petersburg, you will be able to hear amazing stories and to take fine pictures of the main architectural and historical sites like Nevsky prospect, the Kazan Cathedral, the Winter Palace, Vasilievsky Island, St. Isaac Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress, the Senate Square and the Palace Square. You will be taken on the extra-comfortable bus, which will guide you among the most precious monuments of the city’s rich history and original architecture, carefully preserved as the world cultural heritage.

    The 3-hour sightseeing tour organized by our travel agency will allow you to get a brief but bright impression of Saint Petersburg.Today the Peter and Paul fortress is home to several museums, which exhibit to everyone the splendid history of Saint Petersburg’s foundation and growth.

    Here you may visit main museums like the Peter and Paul cathedral – the tallest building in the city center and the burial place of the Russian Emperors – the Grand Ducan Mausoleum, and the Museum of history of Saint Petersburg. Here you may also encounter more modest museums and temporary exhibitions like the Museum of miniature, Museum of Torture, etc. The fortress also used to be a political prison as you might see during a visit to its casemates.

    You may stroll on the fortress walls and witness the famous traditional midday cannon shot. Lunch and dinners are at local restaurants.

    Overnight is at the hotel.

  • Day 2 : Fri : Saint Petersburg – Moscow (Sapsan train)

    Breakfast is at the hotel.

    City tour in Saint Petersburg :

    Hermitage Museum (main building) - It is hard to imagine a trip to Saint Petersburg without visiting one of the most famous museums worldwide – the State Hermitage. Its priceless collection occupies 5 historical buildings of which the Winter Palace – the former residence of the Russian Royal family – is the most remarkable. Its rooms, decorated with marble and gold provide a fine background for the treasures of the Hermitage.

    Lunch will be at local restaurant.

    You might be surprised to know that the collection of this unique museum contains over 3 million exhibits including the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael and other famous artists;however, the collections of the Egyptian, Oriental and Ancient Greek art should not be missed as well. You will be literally overwhelmed by the beauty of the museum and will never forget this magnificent and legendary place.

    Kazan Cathedral - was built in 1811 and is usually associated with Russia’s victory over Napoleon in 1812. It displays many relics from the Patriotic war, including banners and the heart of Field-Marshal Kutuzov. You are guaranteed to see these relics as well as spectacular Orthodox Church services.

    Transfer to railway station, board and departure for Moscow by Fast train Sapsan.

    Upon arrival transfer for dinner at local restaurant, later on transfer to your hotel

    check in

    overnight is at the hotel.

  • Day 3 : Sat : Moscow

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    City tour in Moscow :

    Moscow is the capital of the Russian Federation and represents a unique set of old architecture masterpieces and modern high-tech buildings. If you want to know more about Moscow’s history, you need to take our city sightseeing tour! In only a few hours, you will have a glimpse of its main landmarks, such as the Red Square, the Kremlin, the Victory Park, the White House, the Arbat, Christ-the-Saviour Cathedral, the observation platform of Sparrow hills, Lomonossov University… and much more! It is an interesting and efficient introduction to Europe’s biggest city.

    Saint-Basil’s Cathedral - today you may visit the Cathedral as a museum, which houses an exhibition related to the history of its construction. The exotic splendor of the Cathedral makes it one of the best and most striking examples of the Old Russian architecture.

    Kremlin – Visit one of the most well known sights of Moscow – the Kremlin, with its 19 towers and red brick walls. It was rebuilt several times after since its construction in 1156 byorder of Prince Yuri Dolgoruky as a wooden fortress. Italian architects built today’s Kremlin during the 15th century after the seat of the Orthodox Church had been moved to Moscow.

    The rebuilding of cathedrals and chapels of that time shaped the modern appearance of the Kremlin.Armory Chamber (Kremlin) - It is one of the oldest museums of the Kremlin. Founded in 1511, the construction of the present building dates back to the 19th century.

    Here you may find a priceless collection of ornate arms and weapons, the Crown Jewels of the Russian Tsars, their carriages and thrones, along with furniture, Royal gowns, jewelry and diplomatic gifts from the 12th to the 19th centuries.

    Lunch and dinner will be at local halal restaurants.

    Overnight is at the hotel.

  • Day 4 : Sun : Moscow – Bukhara (flight)

    Breakfast is at the hotel.

    Transfer to Moscow airport, registration and flight for Bukhara (Uzbekistan airways flight 15:05-20:55).

    Lunch is on board.

    Upon arrival transfer for dinner.

    Dinner at local restaurant. Transfer to your hotel

    check in

    Overnight is at the hotel.

  • Day 5 : Mon : Bukhara

    Breakfast is at the hotel.

    Full day city tour of Bukhara :

    Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex – located several km from Bukhara. Memorial complex of the famous Sufi Leader and Philosopher. The complex is one of the Muslim pilgrimage place for all people of Islamic world. Sheikh Bakhauddin Nakshbandi was one of the spiritual masters of Amir Timur. Today complex consists of mosques of Kushbegi and Muzafarohana, courtyard with pool, madrasah, and burial vault of Bukhara rulers and Dakhma upon the tomb of Saint Bakhauddin Nakshbandi.

    Citadel Ark (4th b.c.) - Ark citadel is the most ancient citadel in Bukhara. Ark citadel was erected on the Registan Square and is the symbol of haughtiness, power and greatness. Fortress was the sample of city life. Ark served as a palace of several dynasties of Bukhara Empire.

    Samanids mausoleum(9-10th c.) – this mausoleum of Ismail Samanids’ dynasty. This masterpiece of architecture was built in 9th -10th century. Mausoleum is the resting-place of Ismail Samani - a powerful and influential Amir of the Samanid dynasty, one of the Persian dynasties that ruled in central Asia in 9th and 10th centuries.

    Chashma Ayub (14th c.) – means Job's well. According to legend, Prophet Job (Ayub) while crossing this area found out that the local people were exhausted from dry climate and having no water. He tapped his stick on the land and opened a well of purest and cold water. The water of this well is still pure and healing. Amir Timur ordered to erect mausoleum over this well. Mausoleum has uncommon design of Bukhara architecture

    Bolo-Hauz mosque (beginning of the 20th c.) - known also as the mosque of forty columns. The mosque was built in honor of Bukhara governor Abu-Fayud Khan. Ruler personally performed Jumah namaz in this mosque.

    Shopping domes – Toki Saraffon, Toki Telpak Furushon & Toki Zargaron domes.

    Madrasah Nodir Divan Begi - Madrasah is one of the most popular Madrasah in Bukhara and part of Lyabi House Ensemble. Today Madrasah is the place of folklore performances and oriental art exhibition.

    Complex Lyabi-Khauz (14-17th c.) - the central sightseeing place of Bukhara city. Complex was built in 16th-17th century and still main tourist attraction and favorite place of local people.

    Poi Kalon complex - the unique sample of architectural art of Bukhara. Poi-Kalon, ‘The Foot of the Great’, consists of three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah.After the excursion, you will return to the hotel. Lunch will be at local restaurant and dinner will be at traditional house where groups will have master class of Bukhara Pilaw preparing.

    Free evening

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 6 : Tue : Bukhara – Gijduvan - Samarkand (290 km, 4 hours)

    After the breakfast

    we will start our way to Samarkand.

    On the way, we will stop over at Gijduvan village to visit famous private pottery workshop, which was previously visited by Mrs. Hillary Clinton, Sir Charles and many of other famous people. There we will have a chance to learn the history of pottery culture of Uzbekistan, short master class of pottery preparing and do buy the items you liked.

    Lunch will be at Pottery house, groups will have master class of Gijduvan shish kebabs preparing. Afterwards continue drive to Samarkand. Stop over at Al Bukhary memorial complex (12 km away to Samarkand). Al Bukhary - Islamic scholar, who authored the hadith collection known as Sahih al-Bukhari, regarded by Sunni Muslims as one of the most authentic (Sahih) Hadith collections. He also wrote other books such as Al-Adab al-Mufrad.

    Upon arrival check in to the hotel.

    Dinner will be at national Uzbek house with cultural show program “Uzbek Bride”.

    Overnight is at the hotel.

  • Day 7 : Wed : Samarkand – Tashkent (bullet train Afrosiab)

    Breakfast is at the hotel.

    Full day city tour of Samarkand :

    Registan square – the complex of three historical building: Madrasah Ulugbek (15th c.), Madrasah Sher-dor (17th c.), Madrasah Tilla-Kori (17th c.) – the visiting card and the main attraction spot of Samarkand.

    Architectural complex Shakhi-Zindeh (11-15th c.) - the name Shah-I-Zinda (meaning "the living king") comes together with the legend about Kusam Ibn Abbas, the cousin of the prophet Muhammad who was buried here. As if, he came to Samarkand with the Arab invasion in the 7th century to preach Islam. Popular legends say that he was beheaded for his faith. However, he took his head and went into the deep well (garden of paradise), where he is still living now.

    Mausoleum Guri Emir - Tamerlane’s tomb (14-15th c.) - Gur-e Amir means "Tomb of the King". This architectural complex with grandiose dome contains the tombs of Tamerlane, and his sons Shakhrukh, Miranshakh, grandsons Ulugbek and Muhammad Sultan. The tomb of Timur’s spiritual master Sayyid Baraka.

    Bibi Khanum Mosque - name of the mosque translated as the "Elder wife" and it was built in honor of favorite Tamerlane’s wife, after his successful campaign in India. Transfer to Samarkand railways station, departure for Tashkent by bullet train Afrosiab. Reach Tashkent and transfer for dinner.

    Dinner is at Bek national restaurant following by dancing show program.

    Overnight is at the hotel.

  • Day 8 : Thu : Tashkent

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Full day tour in Tashkent :

    Independence square - (Red square in former USSR, Main Square of the country). Square was erected as a symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. Territory of Independence includes several main administrative buildings.

    Broadway - walking street between independence square and Amir Timur square. The street is so-called show room for local artists and cozy place for tasting European and Uzbek cuisine.

    Amir Timur square – one of the central squares of Tashkent, erected on behalf of national hero – Amir Timur. The square symbolizes sovereignty and power of Uzbek nation.

    Tashkent metro – among the most beautiful subways in the world. First line was opened in 1977. Now the number of stations is 29 with 36.2 km long. Lunch will be at Tashkent pilaw center to taste real wedding pilaw. Old city – old part of Tashkent city, the area, which preserves the traditional Uzbek style: Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah (16th.c) and Hast Imam complex – the Islamic heart of the country.

    This architectural complex consists of Barak-Khan Madrasah, Tilla sheikh mosque, Muyi Muborak Madrasah, Kaffal shashi mausoleum, Namazgoh mosque, as well as the new Khazrati Imam mosque and the muftiate building (the muslim board of Uzbekistan) built in 2007. Muyi muborak Madrasah (16th c). Moreover, Madrasah exhibits one of the Islamic relics - the Othman Quran, the world’s oldest Quran copy dating back to 8th c. Quran belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph (of the four righteous Caliphs who succeeded the prophet Muhammad). Othman was killed by non-muslims in 8th century. His blood spred over the Quran. You still can see blood drops on Quran’s pages.

    Transfer to Tashkent airport, registration and departure for Singapore (Kuala Lumpur) is at 21:00.

    Arrival Singapore and Kuala lumpur next day (Friday) morning).

Tour Includes And Excludes

  • Accommodation at mentioned hotels on double share basis

  • Transportation per program in comfortable a/c transport with professional drivers

  • Breakfasts at the hotels

  • All lunches and dinners per program

  • Master classes and show programs in Uzbekistan

  • Neva river cruise

  • Daily two bottles of 0.5l water per person

  • Group tour leader in single room on Foc base (+1 Foc)

  • Escort English speaking guide for entire tour in Uzbekistan and separate guides in Saint Petersburg and Moscow

  • Second class tickets for Sapsan fast train from Saint Petersburg to Moscow.

  • Economy class tickets for Afrosiab bullet train from Samarkand to Tashkent (if not availbale for our dates, company replace it by Registan or Nasaf train)

  • Entrance fees to mentioned sights per program (excluding photo and video charges at sights)

  • Visa support to Uzbekistan (if required)

  • Visa support to Russia

  • Visa consular fees and processing expenses

  • Photo and video charges at sights

  • International air tickets

  • Travel Insurance

  • Extras, not indicated in inclusions

General FAQs

  • Accommodation On Double / Twin Sharing Basis
  • 1 0.5 Bottle Mineral Water Per Person Per Day 
  • VISA Support. (If Required)
  • Meals : Breakfast
  • Services Of Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • All Sightseeing As Per Above Tour Itinerary
  • All Transfers As Per Itinerary By Car 1-2 Person /Minivan 3-8 Person / Bus 35 Seated 9-20 Person
  • Economy Class Domestic Air Ticket Tashkent – Nukus
  • Economy Class Train Ticket Samarkand – Tashkent
  • Per Night Tourist Fee Tax
  • All Applicable Taxes
  • Charges In Hotels For Additional Services
  • Full Board Meal
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • Photography And Video Making Fees At The Sites
  • Personal Insurance
  • International Air Tickets
  • Tourist Satisfaction - we don’t work only for making money we try to give perfect service and perfect information and perfect tour.
  • New Experiences- which never tried before in any country: like bread baking, pilov cooking and etc.
  • Pay By Your Feedback – if you don’t satisfied with your tour we will refund your money.
  • New Friends - we will guaranty you will like to stay in Uzb/central asia for ever after the tour.
  • Offer - we will guaranty that you will never get this kind of offer from anywhere.

Tour Reviews

  • Reviews

    Hanry Patreick Says : September 15 , 2019 at 6 : 09 PM

    The richness in Uzbekistan is beyond words! We’ve had a wonderful experience & memorable journey in Uzbekistan, as well as the other 4 Stan countries. We thank, Euroasia Travels for the meticulous & impeccable trip.

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    Robot Andrew Says : December 28 , 2018 at 11 : 45 AM

    It was our first time visit to Samarkand and Bukhara, so we were worrisome of choosing the right operator not to spoil it. The guide at Euroasia Travels was great: professional, approachable and experienced.

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