New Year Holidays 2020 in an Oriental Fairy Tale

New Year tour to Uzbekistan: Excursions,
New Year's Eve at Restaurant
, Cooking Masterclass

 

Country: Uzbekistan View the route map »»
Itinerary: Tashkent - Samarkand - Bukhara - Tashkent
Tour duration: 7 days / 6 nights
The languages of guides: English, Spanish, Russian

Guarantee Dates Of Group Tours: 29.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Tour for New Year holidays 2020 in Uzbekistan

We would love to invite you to our New Year 2020 party, which you will celebrate away from your everyday problems in an atmosphere of oriental fairytale!  

The New Year tour to Uzbekistan includes:

  • Excursions into the ancient oriental cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Tashkent, whose medieval monuments are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Powdered with snow, the domes of mausoleums and innumerable arches decorated with intricate patterns generate an unusual atmosphere of authentic oriental fairytale, while the aromas of eastern spices mixed with the scent of fir cones colour the reality with the special shades of the New Year holiday.
  • An excellent New Year's Eve at restaurant and a holiday show: mountains of the most delicious Uzbek food, the high diversity of fruit and vegetables and very attentive and considerate personnel offering the highest-level service to their guestsа.
  • Culinary master class in cooking manty on the first day of 2020.
  • Mild winter, sunny weather and sincere Uzbek hospitality.

Probably, this is all you need to predetermine success in the coming year!

Happy New Year!

  • ITINERARY
    SERVICES & COST

  • VISA

  • FAQ
  • USEFUL INFORMATION
    ROUTE MAP

 

Itinerary
Day 1.
29.12.2019
Arrival in Tashkent
Arrival in Tashkent. Meeting at Tashkent airport according to tourist's flight arrival time. 
Transfer to a hotel and check-in after 14:00 PM. Leisure time. Overnight at the hotel.

Evening Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Day 2.
30.12.2019
Tashkent (sightseeing). Tashkent - Samarkand (330 km, 4-5 hrs).
Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out at 09:00 AM and a group gathering in the hotel lobby. Sightseeing program in Tashkent at 09:30 AM: Khast-Imam Square, Barak-Khan Madrasah, Kafal-al-Shashi Mausoleum, Kukeldash Madrasah; the oldest bazaar of Tashkent Chorsu. After lunch continuation of sightseeing program in Tashkent: Museum of Applied ArtsIndependence square, Amir Temur square. Departure for Samarkand at 15:00 PM. Check-in at a hotel upon arrival in Samarkand. Overnight at the hotel.

State Museum of Timurids History. Tashkent, Uzbekistan. tour to Uzbekistan, new year tour, tour for new year holidays

Day 3.
31.12.2019
Samarkand
Breakfast at the hotel. Guided sightseeing tour around Samarkand: Registan Square (Ulugbek Madrasah, Sher-Dor Madrasah, Tilla-Qori Madrasah), Gur-e Amir Mausoleum (Tamerlane’s sepulcher). Lunch. After lunch visiting : Bibi-Khanym Mosque, Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis, Ulugbek Observatory.
New Year's Eve at Restaurant, holiday show (beginning at 22:00 PM).

Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis. Samarkand, Uzbekistan, tour to Uzbekistan, new year tour, tour for new year holidays

Day 4.
01.01.2020
Samarkand.
Breakfast at the hotel. Leisure time. Master-class for cooking manty (national dish of Uzbek cuisine), and tasting of manty at traditional House ‘U Zarify’, lunch. After lunch transfer to Bukhara. Overnight rest at the hotel.

Manty. Uzbek national dish. Uzbekistan. tour to Uzbekistan, new year tour, tour for new year holidays

Day 5.
02.01.2020
Bukhara.
Breakfast at the hotel. Guided sightseeing tour around Bukhara: Ismail Samani Mausoleum, Chashma Ayub Mausoleum, Bolo Khauz Mosque, Ark Citadel, Po-i-Kalyan Complex (Kalyan Minaret and others), Ulugbek Madrasah; after lunch visiting Lyab-i Hauz Architectural Ensemble, Kukeldash Madrasah, Nadir Divan-Begi Madrasah, domed shopping arcade. Overnight rest at the hotel.

Ark fortress. Bukhara, Uzbekistan. tour to Uzbekistan, new year tour, tour for new year holidays

Day 6.
03.01.2020
Bukhara - Tashkent.
Breakfast at the hotel. Leisure time in Bukhara without transport and guide services. Chek-out from the hotel before 12:00. Transfer to Tashkent by the high-speed train "Afrosiab" (15:48-19:40). Meeting at Tashkent railway station. Transfer to the hotel and acccomodation. Overnight rest at the hotel.

Uzbek souvenirs

Day 7.
04.01.2020
Tashkent. Departure.
Breakfast at the hotel. Chek-out from the hotel before 12:00. If you will have free time before departure we recommend you visiting bazaars, Tashkent Metro and walking around the city. Transfer to the airport. Departure.

Chimes. Tashkent, Uzbekistan. tour to Uzbekistan, new year tour, tour for new year holidays

The cost of the tour:

Type of accommodation: Standard Comfort
Twin / double share 820 USD 1070 USD
SGL supplement +155 USD +320 USD

This tour is guaranteed and will be arranged whatever final number of persons in a group.

Cost includes:

  • Hotel accommodation in twins / double rooms, with breakfast;
  • Guided sightseeing tours;
  • Services of local guides in each city;
  • New Year's Eve at the restaurant;
  • Lunch and Master class for cooking of the Uzbek national
    dish manty on 01.01.2020;
  • Lunch on 31.12.2019 and dinner on 01.01.2020;
  • Comfortable air-conditioned means of transportation throughout tour, including airport - hotel - airport transfers;
  • Ticket for the high-speed train Afrosiyob Bukhara - Tashkent (economy class) ;
  • Bottle of mineral water per person for each day of the tour;
  • Souvenirs.

Cost does not include:

  • International airfares;
  • Sites entrance fees;
  • Meals, which is not mentioned in the included services;
  • Travel health insurance;
  • Photo and video shooting charges at museums and monuments.

Additional services:

  • Additional night at the hotel of Tashkent on arrival/ departure:
    • 50 USD (Hotel 3*)/ 130 USD (Hotel 4*) per SGL room/per night;
    • 70 USD(Hotel 3*)/ 150 USD (Hotel 4*) per DBL room/per night;

Hotels
We choose the most conveniently located and reputable hotels for our customers to stay at. The list of the hotels we offer is below. However, due to seasonal conditions and group size this list is subject to change.
Standard - cozy private hotels, with traditional national interiors in many of them, providing all the necessary facilities for comfortable stays; notable for very warm hosting and home-like atmosphere;
Comfort - very comfortable hotels providing excellent facilities and services; mainly located in or near city centers.

This tour comes with the following accommodation:

City Standard Comfort
Tashkent Samir 3*
or similar
Ramada Hotel 4*
or similar
Samarkand Zilol Baht Hotel 3*
or similar
Emirkhan Hotel 4*
or similar
Bukhara Kabir Hotel 3*
or similar
Asia Bukhara Hotel 4*  
or similar

Transportation
Depending on the size of a group the following means of transportation are used during the tour:

"Hyundai Grand Starex"
(up to 6 seats)

Hyundai Grand Starex

"Mitsubishi Rosa"
(up to 15 seats)

Mitsubishi Rosa

"Golden Dragon"
(up to 45 seats)

Golden Dragon
Air conditioner Audio system Safety belt Fold-back seats Lighting in saloon Air conditioner Audio system Safety belt Fold-back seats Lighting in saloon Fridge Air conditioner Audio system Safety belt Fold-back seats Lighting in saloon Fridge

 

Visa and Visa invitation to Uzbekistan:

Visa-free regime for up to 60 days has been established  for citizens of countries below:

  • Azerbaijan
  • Armenia
  • Belarus
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Moldova
  • Russia
  • Ukraine

Visa-free regime for up to 30 days has been established  for citizens of countries below:

  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • The Republic of Korea
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkey
  • Singapore
  • the Vatican
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What nationals need visas to enter Uzbekistan?
    Citizens of any countries other than Uzbekistan and the CIS countries enjoying visa-free regime agreements with Uzbekistan need visas to enter Uzbekistan or travel through its territory. These people can obtain Uzbekistan entry visas through a Visa Invitation Letter (Visa Support) from their host parties (host tour operators). Citizens of Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Spain, Switzerland and the UK can apply for Uzbek visas to embassies or consulates of Uzbekistan without getting Visa Invitation Letter, independently. Please read here for more information.
  2. Is it necessary to get a stay permit (temporary registration of stay) while visiting Uzbekistan?
    Any foreigner to Uzbekistan is to get a stay permit within 3 working days (consecutive or not) during his / her visit to the country. If he / she stays at an Uzbekistan hotel or a guesthouse, such a stay permit for the period of stay at it is granted automatically. (Inquire whether the hotel / guesthouse you want to stay at provides such a permit unless your accommodation is organized by a host tour operator. Also make sure you are given your stay permit certificate with the seal of your hotel / guesthouse when you check out.) If you stay at other lodging facilities during your visit, you will have to get your stay permit from a local visits registration police department.
  3. What is Uzbekistan’s currency? Where can I exchange money?
    The national currency of Uzbekistan is the som (UZS). There are 100, 200, 500, 1.000, 5.000, 10.000 and 50.000-som banknotes used currently. The banknotes are similar in size but vary in color; they depict Uzbekistan’s cultural and heritage sites.
    You can exchange money at Uzbekistan’s National Bank outlets, most of the hotels and official currency exchange offices commonly located near bazaars and at shopping centers. You will need your passport to exchange money through them.
    Note that the most common foreign currency in Uzbekistan is US dollars. The US banknotes you exchange in the country should be in good condition - without defects, bad folds, worn areas and scribbles - or it will be hard to exchange them.
  4. Can I use credit cards in Uzbekistan?
    You can use Visa and MasterCard cards mainly in Tashkent and at fewer locations in Samarkand and Bukhara for cash withdrawals through ATMs (cash machines) in their large hotels or banks. You can also make payments with these cards at some hotels, restaurants and stores in Tashkent. However, technical failures of the card handling equipment may occur, so it is advisable to always have enough cash on you.
  5. What is the difference between GMT and Uzbekistan time?
    It is GMT plus 5 hours in Uzbekistan.
  6. Can foreigners to Uzbekistan use the services of a local mobile network operator during their stay in the country?
    Yes, they can do it in Tashkent in the general office of the mobile operator only if they have a stay permit to show.
  7. Can I bring alcoholic beverages into Uzbekistan?
    A person is permitted to bring a maximum of 2 liters of alcoholic drink(s) into the country.
  8. What maximum amount of cash can I bring into Uzbekistan?
    There is no limit on the amount of cash in a currency that is foreign to Uzbekistan a person can bring into the country. If you bring in over 5,000 USD (or the equivalent in other currencies), you will be given a ТС-28 certificate. If you bring in over 10,000 USD, you will have to pay a 1% duty on this sum.
  9. What maximum amount of cash can I take out of Uzbekistan?
    The amount of cash (in a currency foreign to Uzbekistan) you can take out of the country must not exceed the sum you brought in as per your arrival customs declaration. Taking out the amount exceeding the sum you brought in is possible if permitted by Uzbekistan’s Central Bank or another Uzbekistan’s authorized bank. Note that taking out Uzbekistan soms is not permitted unless they are several souvenir coins or banknotes.
  10. Can I use a photo / video camera at the tourist sites?
    Photographing and videoing at the tourist sites is allowed unless a site has a prohibition sign. They charge fees for using cameras at most tourist attractions though. Photographing and videoing is prohibited in Tashkent metro, at the airports and railway stations. Using a camera at the functioning mosques is possible if allowed by the worshippers there.
  11. What kind of clothes should I wear in Uzbekistan? Are there any clothing requirements for women in the country?
    Clothes made of cotton and other natural textiles will be the best choice in warm and hot weather. Both men and women will feel best in T-shirts and shorts. Your footwear must be comfortable, light and strong, since you will have to walk a lot. Have sunglasses, a light headwear and sunblock lotion.
    If you travel early in spring (March to the beginning of April) or at the end of autumn (October to November), it is advisable to take a windbreaker, a sweater or a similar garment. In winter the temperature may fall to minus 10°С or so, so a raincoat, a warm coat and headwear will be necessary.
    There are no strict limits on women’s clothing in the country. However, you should be considerate towards the local traditions, culture and religion. While visiting religious places women should wear loose garments covering most of their arms and legs, and of course the cleavage. Headscarves will also be advisable to put on. Note that you will have to take off your shoes while entering some of the sacred places.
  12. What languages do people in Uzbekistan speak?
    The official language is Uzbek; it is spoken by a majority of the population. Russian is spoken by the country’s largest Slavic minority and is still used widely in business and as a lingua franca, especially in Tashkent and other major cities. Tajik is widespread in Samarkand and Bukhara for their large Tajik ethnic minorities. Karakalpak is spoken in the Autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan where it is an official language besides Uzbek. English is popular as a foreign language to study but there is little chance of coming across a good English speaker in the street. However, in the historic cities of Bukhara and Samarkand many young souvenir sellers dealing with foreigners speak elementary English.

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