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RUSSIA & UZBEKISTAN

R35,897.00

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Departures

June 13, 2020

Returns

June 27, 2020

destinations

Russia, Uzbekistan

CITIES

 Tashkent, Bukhara, Moscow, Samarkand, St Petersburg

DURATION

15 Days

group size

25

RATING

4 Star

departures

June 13, 2020

returns

June 27, 2020

DURATION

15 Days

group size

25

destinations

Russia, Uzbekistan

cities

 Tashkent, Bukhara, Moscow, Samarkand, St Petersburg

RATING

4 Star

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Simultaneously the land of Catherine the Great, Joseph Stalin, and Vladimir Putin, Russia has captivated the minds of travelers for decades, no small thanks to the mystery of the land behind the old Iron Curtain.

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Return airfare from Durban with taxes
1 night Dubai Bed breakfast
3 nights in St Petersburg
2 nights Moscow
3 nights Bukhara
2 nights Samarkand
1 night Tashkent
12 meals
Fully guided escorted group tours
Transportation by luxury coach
Return airport transfers
sightseeing as per itinerary
Entrance fees
St Petersburg to Moscow High speed train tickets

Visas ( Dubai + Uzbekistan)
Dinner
Insurance
Tips
Drinks
Personal items
Any services not mentioned

Peter & Paul Fortress, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Hermitage Museum, Peterhof, Red Square with St Basil’s Cathedral, Kremlin Territory, Tretyakov Gallery, City tour of Bukhara, Naqshbandi Mausoleum, Sitorai-Mokhi Khosa Palace, Chor Bakr Mausoleum, Gijduvan Ceramics Museum, Imam al Bukhari Mausoleum, Meros – The Ancient Paper Mill, Mausoleum of Gur Emir, Registan Square, Madrassa of Ulugbek, Madrassa Sher-Dor, Tillya-Kori Madrasah, Bibi Khanum Mosque, Siyob Bazaar, Ensemble of Hazret Imam, Holy Quran Mushaf of Othman, Kukeldash Madrasah, Chorsu Bazaar, Museum of Applied Arts, Museum of History & White Mosque

15 June DAY 1 – Monday
ST. PETERSBURG
Arrival at St. Petersburg airport
Guided transfer airport-hotel
Check-in at hotel
Overnight at hotel

16 June DAY 2 – Tuesday
ST. PETERSBURG
Breakfast at hotel
10:00 Meeting guide at the lobby
10:00-12:00 City Tour including
(St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Palace Square,
Spit of Vasilievskiy Island, Cruiser Aurora,
Church of the Savior on Blood) without entrances
12:30 -14:00 Hermitage
14:00-15:00 Nevsky Prospect walking tour
15:00-15:30 Kazan Cathedral
15:30-16:00 Peter and Paul Fortress
20:00 – return to hotel
Overnight at hotel

17 June – DAY 3 – Wednesday
ST. PETERSBURG
Breakfast at hotel
Overnight at hotel

18 June – DAY 4 – Thursday
ST. PETERSBURG – MOSCOW
Breakfast at hotel
Meeting with guide at hotel lobby
Transfer to the railway station
Sapsan Speed Train St. Petersburg – Moscow (Economy class)
Meeting with guide at railway station
Transfer to hotel
Overnight at hotel

19 June – DAY 5 – Friday
MOSCOW
Breakfast at hotel
10:00 Meeting with guide
10:15-12:30 City Tour including (Zamoskvorechye, Christ
the Savior Cathedral, New Maiden Convent, Moscow
State University, Sparrow Hills, VDNH) without entrances
12:30-13:00 Cathedral of Christ the Savior
13:30-15:00 State Tretyakov Gallery
15:30-16:30 Arbat Street & Metro Tour
Transfer to hotel
20:00 – return to hotel
Overnight at hotel

20 June – DAY 6 – Sunday
MOSCOW
Breakfast at hotel
Check out from hotel
Guided transfer hotel-airport
The transfer to the airport should be scheduled for 17:30

20 June – DAY 7
Arrive early hours am of the Morning Bukhara Airport , transfer to hotel in Bukhara , check in time will be noon rooms will not be provided

21 June – DAY 8
Bukhara and a full-day tour in Bukhara, Overnight in Hotel.

22 June – DAY 9
City tour of Bukhara: Ismail Samonid mausoleum (a burial place of the Samani dynasty founder Ismail Samani
(10th c), Kalon Minaret and Poi Kalon Mosque, Miri Arab Madrassa (16thc), Ulugbek Madrassa (15th c) and Abdilazizkhan Madrassa (17th c), Magoki Attory Mosque (12th c), Lyabi House complex, Ark Fortress, Chor
Minor. Overnight at the hotel in Bukhara.

23 June – DAY 10
Breakfast at the hotel.
Continue sightseeing outside of Bukhara:
Nakshbandi Mausoleum, Sitorai-Mokhi Khosa palace, Chor Bakr mausoleum.
Free time.
Overnight at the hotel in Bukhara.

24 June – DAY 11
(240 km / 4 hrs)
Early breakfast in the hotel.
08:00 Transfer to Samarkand. (200km/3/4 hrs )
Stop on the way to the Gijduvan ceramics museum to see how to make handmade ceramics.
12:30 Arrival in Samarkand.
Imam al Bukhari Mausoleum.
Visit the mausoleum of Imam Al Bukhari – The famous theologian scientist which the author of the book “Sahih Ul Bukhari”.
Meros – The ancient paper mill.
Overnight in Samarkand city.

25 June DAY 12
(300km/2 hrs 10 minutes )
08:00Early breakfast in the hotel. Visit:
The mausoleum of Gur Emir, a burial place of Tamer Lang and other princesses of his family. Registan Square, the heart of Samarkand consisting of Madrassa of Ulugbek, Madrassa Sher-Dor, and Tillya-Kori Madrasah.
Bibi Khanum Mosque, once the biggest mosque in Central Asia, it was erected by order of Tamerlane after his victorious Indian campaign in 1399. Shakhi-Zinda (Alive King ) Necropolis, a site of pilgrimage visited since the 11th century and marked by holiness. Visit: Shopping at famous oriental Siyob bazaar.
Overnight in Tashkent city.

26 June DAY 13
Transfer to Railway station.
Take a high-speed train “Afrosiyob” to Tashkent at 06:40 – 08:10 (300km/2hrs) Arrival to Tashkent
10:00 – Visit sacred places of Tashkent: Ensemble of Hazret Imam. Here you can see the oldest manuscript of Uzbekistan and famous Muslim heritage –Holy Quran Mushaf of Othman which also has the certificate of authenticity from UNESCO. Kukeldash Madrasah, located on the square Chorsu, was built in the 16th century during the reign of the Sheibankhan dynasty. Now it is a college, where the basics of Islam are taught. Chorsu Bazaar – The wholesale oriental bazaar where you can bargain till 50% of any product. Museum of Applied Arts, The Museum of history, White Mosque.Overnight in Tashkent city.

27 June DAY 14
TAS – DXB 04.00-06.50
Check-out from the hotel. Transfer to Tashkent International Airport. Departure.
End of the tour.

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Return airfare from Durban with taxes
1 night Dubai Bed breakfast
3 nights in St Petersburg
2 nights Moscow
3 nights Bukhara
2 nights Samarkand
1 night Tashkent
12 meals
Fully guided escorted group tours
Transportation by luxury coach
Return airport transfers
sightseeing as per itinerary
Entrance fees
St Petersburg to Moscow High speed train tickets

Visas ( Dubai + Uzbekistan)
Dinner
Insurance
Tips
Drinks
Personal items
Any services not mentioned

Peter & Paul Fortress, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Hermitage Museum, Peterhof, Red Square with St Basil’s Cathedral, Kremlin Territory, Tretyakov Gallery, City tour of Bukhara, Naqshbandi Mausoleum, Sitorai-Mokhi Khosa Palace, Chor Bakr Mausoleum, Gijduvan Ceramics Museum, Imam al Bukhari Mausoleum, Meros – The Ancient Paper Mill, Mausoleum of Gur Emir, Registan Square, Madrassa of Ulugbek, Madrassa Sher-Dor, Tillya-Kori Madrasah, Bibi Khanum Mosque, Siyob Bazaar, Ensemble of Hazret Imam, Holy Quran Mushaf of Othman, Kukeldash Madrasah, Chorsu Bazaar, Museum of Applied Arts, Museum of History & White Mosque

15 June DAY 1 – Monday
ST. PETERSBURG
Arrival at St. Petersburg airport
Guided transfer airport-hotel
Check-in at hotel
Overnight at hotel

16 June DAY 2 – Tuesday
ST. PETERSBURG
Breakfast at hotel
10:00 Meeting guide at the lobby
10:00-12:00 City Tour including
(St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Palace Square,
Spit of Vasilievskiy Island, Cruiser Aurora,
Church of the Savior on Blood) without entrances
12:30 -14:00 Hermitage
14:00-15:00 Nevsky Prospect walking tour
15:00-15:30 Kazan Cathedral
15:30-16:00 Peter and Paul Fortress
20:00 – return to hotel
Overnight at hotel

17 June – DAY 3 – Wednesday
ST. PETERSBURG
Breakfast at hotel
Overnight at hotel

18 June – DAY 4 – Thursday
ST. PETERSBURG – MOSCOW
Breakfast at hotel
Meeting with guide at hotel lobby
Transfer to the railway station
Sapsan Speed Train St. Petersburg – Moscow (Economy class)
Meeting with guide at railway station
Transfer to hotel
Overnight at hotel

19 June – DAY 5 – Friday
MOSCOW
Breakfast at hotel
10:00 Meeting with guide
10:15-12:30 City Tour including (Zamoskvorechye, Christ
the Savior Cathedral, New Maiden Convent, Moscow
State University, Sparrow Hills, VDNH) without entrances
12:30-13:00 Cathedral of Christ the Savior
13:30-15:00 State Tretyakov Gallery
15:30-16:30 Arbat Street & Metro Tour
Transfer to hotel
20:00 – return to hotel
Overnight at hotel

20 June – DAY 6 – Sunday
MOSCOW
Breakfast at hotel
Check out from hotel
Guided transfer hotel-airport
The transfer to the airport should be scheduled for 17:30

20 June – DAY 7
Arrive early hours am of the Morning Bukhara Airport , transfer to hotel in Bukhara , check in time will be noon rooms will not be provided

21 June – DAY 8
Bukhara and a full-day tour in Bukhara, Overnight in Hotel.

22 June – DAY 9
City tour of Bukhara: Ismail Samonid mausoleum (a burial place of the Samani dynasty founder Ismail Samani
(10th c), Kalon Minaret and Poi Kalon Mosque, Miri Arab Madrassa (16thc), Ulugbek Madrassa (15th c) and Abdilazizkhan Madrassa (17th c), Magoki Attory Mosque (12th c), Lyabi House complex, Ark Fortress, Chor
Minor. Overnight at the hotel in Bukhara.

23 June – DAY 10
Breakfast at the hotel.
Continue sightseeing outside of Bukhara:
Nakshbandi Mausoleum, Sitorai-Mokhi Khosa palace, Chor Bakr mausoleum.
Free time.
Overnight at the hotel in Bukhara.

24 June – DAY 11
(240 km / 4 hrs)
Early breakfast in the hotel.
08:00 Transfer to Samarkand. (200km/3/4 hrs )
Stop on the way to the Gijduvan ceramics museum to see how to make handmade ceramics.
12:30 Arrival in Samarkand.
Imam al Bukhari Mausoleum.
Visit the mausoleum of Imam Al Bukhari – The famous theologian scientist which the author of the book “Sahih Ul Bukhari”.
Meros – The ancient paper mill.
Overnight in Samarkand city.

25 June DAY 12
(300km/2 hrs 10 minutes )
08:00Early breakfast in the hotel. Visit:
The mausoleum of Gur Emir, a burial place of Tamer Lang and other princesses of his family. Registan Square, the heart of Samarkand consisting of Madrassa of Ulugbek, Madrassa Sher-Dor, and Tillya-Kori Madrasah.
Bibi Khanum Mosque, once the biggest mosque in Central Asia, it was erected by order of Tamerlane after his victorious Indian campaign in 1399. Shakhi-Zinda (Alive King ) Necropolis, a site of pilgrimage visited since the 11th century and marked by holiness. Visit: Shopping at famous oriental Siyob bazaar.
Overnight in Tashkent city.

26 June DAY 13
Transfer to Railway station.
Take a high-speed train “Afrosiyob” to Tashkent at 06:40 – 08:10 (300km/2hrs) Arrival to Tashkent
10:00 – Visit sacred places of Tashkent: Ensemble of Hazret Imam. Here you can see the oldest manuscript of Uzbekistan and famous Muslim heritage –Holy Quran Mushaf of Othman which also has the certificate of authenticity from UNESCO. Kukeldash Madrasah, located on the square Chorsu, was built in the 16th century during the reign of the Sheibankhan dynasty. Now it is a college, where the basics of Islam are taught. Chorsu Bazaar – The wholesale oriental bazaar where you can bargain till 50% of any product. Museum of Applied Arts, The Museum of history, White Mosque.Overnight in Tashkent city.

27 June DAY 14
TAS – DXB 04.00-06.50
Check-out from the hotel. Transfer to Tashkent International Airport. Departure.
End of the tour.

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