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UZBEKISTAN To find out more visit saga.co.uk/silk-route Uzbekistan: Heart of the Silk Route 10 nights from £1999 Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £71 if not required§ Solos departures Best seller Rail journey Embark on an eastern adventure to the exotic cities of Uzbekistan, across a landscape little changed since the days of Genghis Khan and Alexander the Great. Small group option Your tour includes · VIP door-to-door travel service ­ see page 27 · 9 nights in hotels and 1 in flight · 23 meals: · 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 9 dinners Excursions and visits... Walking tour of historic Khiva Medieval Bukhara guided tour Baha-ud-Din Naqshband's mausoleum visit Visit Samarkand's Museum of Afrosiyab See Timirelane's tomb in Samarkand Visit to the ancient Timurid centre of Shakhrisabz Sightseeing tour of Tashkent G G G G G G Venture behind Khiva's historic city walls Uzbekistan Urgench Khiva Tashkent Bukhara nights in hotel Samarkand Shakhrisabz Plus all this... Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required§ Return flights and transfers Saga tour manager Welcome drink reception Porterage at all hotels Tourist visa**. G G G G G Traditional scenes of Uzbekistan ACTIVITY LEVEL Day 1: UK-Tashkent. Fly overnight to Tashkent. Day 2: Urgench-Khiva. Fly to Urgench and transfer to Khiva for two nights. (Some departures stay overnight in Tashkent with just one night in Khiva.) B, D Day 3: Khiva. Today's walking tour reveals Khiva's Itchan Kala. Highlights include the Ismail Khodja Mausoleum, the 16th-century Kunya-Ark Castle and 19th-century Muhammed Amin Khan Madrassah. Tonight enjoy a folk show at the summer residence of the Khiva Khans. (Between November and March this will be at an alternative venue.)B, L, D Day 4: Bukhara. Travel across the Kyzyl-Kum desert on a day-long journey to Bukhara for a three-night stay. B, L, D Day 5: Bukhara. See the key sights of Bukhara on a walking tour of the old town, and the 10th-century Samanids Mausoleum. Later, perhaps browse the 15th to 16th-century bazaars. B, D Day 6: Bukhara. Visit the 16th to 19th-century Naqshbandi Mausoleum. Also visit the summer residence of the last Emir of Bukhara, a reminder of Uzbekistan's era of Russian rule, plus enjoy an embroidery masterclass. B, L, D Day 7: Samarkand. Travel to Samarkand, for a two-night stay. Visit the Afrosiyab Museum. B, D Day 8: Samarkand. Admire the colourful mosaics, blue domes and lofty arches of Registan Square on today's tour. Also visit the exquisitely beautiful Shakhi-Zinda Guri Emir Mausoleum. B, D Day 9: Shakhrisabz-Tashkent. Travel to Shakhrisabz to discover 14th to 15th-century Timurid mosques, mausoleums and the ruined gateway of Ak-Saray Palace. Return to Samarkand for the high-speed train journey to Tashkent. Stay two nights. B, L, D Day 10: Tashkent. Explore modern Tashkent and visit the Museum of History, the Museum of Applied Art and the Khast-Imam complex, with a tour of the opera theatre this evening. B, D Day 11: Tashkent-UK. After a morning at leisure take your return flight to the UK. B Accommodation...stay in the following or similar hotels: Asia Khiva (3*) · Asia Bukhara (4*) · Grand Samarkand (4*) · Lotte City Palace (4*), Tashkent. Please note: **Tourist visa for full British citizens resident in the UK. See the Essential Information for details. Prices from: May 17, 2019 2329 Aug 27 2179 Sep 13, 27 2349 Oct 22 2129 Nov 5 2099 Nov 12 - Solos 2179 Mar 24, 2020 - Solos 2199 Apr 7 1999 Apr 14 - Solos 2249 Apr 21 - Small Group 2149 May 5 - Solos 2299 May 12 2099 May 19 - Solos 2299 May 26 2099 Aug 25 - Solos 2299 Sep 1, 15 2099 Sep 29 - Small Group 2199 Oct 6 2049 Oct 13 - Solos 2249 Nov 3 1999 Nov 10 - Solos 2199 Single Supplement: from £179 (exc. Solos) Uzbekistan: Heart of the Silk Route. Holiday code: UZ001 / AF700 Solos. All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing, including savings as advertised and are subject to availability. § Optional travel insurance: A reduction of £71 applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights ­ see page 27 for details. Extend your holiday Fergana Valley. 4 nights from £449. Half board. Single supplement (per person, per tour): from £109. Special interest holiday History and Archaeology. 10 nights from £2079 departing October 29, 2019 (£2079) and October 27, 2020 (£2099). Holiday code: AV178. Visit saga.co.uk/uzbek-arch Getting You There Prices are based on Uzbekistan Airways from Heathrow. Please enquire for regional flights and alternative airline options. · Fly in style ­ ask about our great value cabin upgrades · Remember, wherever you are in the UK, our VIP travel service means we will get you to the airport for no extra cost! To book see page 27 and call FREE on 0800 414 383 or visit saga.co.uk/escortedtouring Please quote ECT19 21