Name of trip: Ancient path
Tour’s destinations: Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara
Arrival to: Tashkent
Departure from: Tashkent
Day 1: Tashkent
Today you will have a wonderful city tour where you will discover the most prominent attractions in the capital city of Uzbekistan – Tashkent. This day you will discover the main square called Independence square. This is a favorite vacation spot for residents of Tashkent. To a large extent, this was also facilitated by the fact that the square is home to the most beautiful fountains in the city. Then you will direct to discover the local Broadway. You will stroll and discover that it a long walking street between the Independence Square and Amir Timur Square. Then you will discover the fascinating attraction of Tashkent is metro. During the tour you will also discover that it is one of the most beautiful subways in the world. After that you will continue the tour with exploring the old part of the city. This day you will discover the amazing historical and architectural sites such as Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex. The complex is formed by several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. This day you will also have a chance to explore the Othman Quran. It dates back to the 8th century and it is considered the oldest Quran copy in the world. You will end the tour with check into the hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent – Samarkand city tour
This day you will have a morning train to Samarkand. Samarkand is one of the most beautiful and mysterious cities in Uzbekistan. It is the second largest in the country. It is one of the oldest cities in the world, the central point of the Great Silk Road between China and Europe. Being the same age as ancient Athens and Rome, Samarkand has a thousand-year history. Druing the tour you will have a chance to explore the remarkable attractions such as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. During the tour, you will be able to explore the vast area of Registan and discover that there are 3 beautiful madrasas on its territory that date back to the 15th-17th centuries. During the tour, you will also be able to explore that it will amaze you with its views. During the tour, you will be able to explore the Shakhi Zindh architectural complex and find out that it has a collection of mausoleums that date back to the 11th-15th centuries. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will also be able to explore the Bibi Khanum Mosque, which was created in honor of Tamerlan's beloved wife. This night you will rest in the hotel.
Day 3: Samarkand – Urgut – Samarkand
In the morning you will direct to Urgut – that is a small village near Samarkand. You will have a great chance to visit lively and colorful national bazaar. In the second part of the tour you will return to Samarkand and then we will visit another village. There are located the famous memorial complex of Al Bukhary is located. Al Bukhary was an Islamic scholar and the author of the hadith collection Sahih al-Bukhari. He is the great Islamic scholar and hadith scholar, the life and works of Imam al-Bukhari, the work on the book Sahih al-Bukhari, the trials, travels and achievements of the theologian. He also wrote the other books other books such as Al-Adab al-Mufrad. The overnight stay will be in the hotel.
Day 4: Samarkand – Shahrisabs – Bukhara
In the morning you will transfer to the town of Shahrisabs. You will explore that here was born Amir Timur. Upon arrival you will have a highlight tour. This day you will have a chance to experience magnificent palace called Ak Saray Palace. Ak-Saray Palace is a grandiose ruined residence of Timur in his hometown of Shakhrisabz, located in the large park of the same name. One of the most magnificent monuments, the Ak-Sarai Palace, is the only portal of the residence of Amir Timur that has survived to this day. Translated from Uzbek as "white palace". After that you will discover Jahongir mausoleum, dedicated to the eldest son of Amir Timur, who died in battle. Then you will also explore Dorus Siadat and Dorus Tillavat memorial complexes. You will finish the tour with transferring to Bukhara city. This night will be in the hotel.
Day 5: Bukhara city tour
This day you will have a chance to explore the amazing city of Bukhara. The first site that you will discover will be the most ancient citadel in the city called Citadel Ark. The Ark Fortress is the most ancient landmark of Bukhara. Built on a 20-meter hill, at one time it was a whole city with its own inner life and foundations. It is an ancient symbol of the rule and power of the ruler. The you will continue the tour with visiting the Samanids mausoleum that is fascinating for amazing architecture of 9th-10th century. Then tour route will take you to the fabulous Chashma Ayub (Job's well) and Bolo-Hauz mosque, which is also named as the mosque of forty columns. Then you will have a chance to wander along the shopping domes. Then next attraction will be one of the most majestic madrasahs of Bukhara called Nodir Divan Begi. It is also the part of the Lyabi House Ensemble. You will finish the tour with exploring Poi Kalon complex that reflects the architectural mastership of Bukhara Empire. There are located 3 buildings of the 12-16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. This night you will spend in the hotel.
Day 6: Bukhara
This day you will discover the fascinating surrounding area of Bukhara city. During the tour you will have a chance to stop and observe pottery workshop in Gijduvan village. The city of Gijduvan is only forty-six kilometers from Bukhara. Gijduvan is known for the beautiful ceramic products created here for a long time, and now created taking into account the customs of the ancestors.No wonder the founder of the Gijduvan school of ceramics was Ibodullo Narzullayev, himself a hereditary ceramist in the fifth generation, who passed on his skills, in addition to students, to his children Abdullo, Alisher and Nodira. The distinctive features of Gijduvan School of ceramics are geometric pattern and the decoration in blue and green colors. Then you will continue the tour with exploring Varahsha village, former capital of Bukhara region, and Vabkent minaret, which was built in 1196–1198, under the reign of Ala ad-Din Tekish. This night spend in the hotel in Bukhara.
Day 7: Bukhara – Tashkent
This day you will discover the amazing sites in Uzbekistan in the surrounding area of Bukhara. The Bahauddin Naqshbandi Memorial Complex is a rectangular courtyard where the burial of the holy sheikh is located. A modern ivan with wooden columns adorns the central courtyard. The design of the ensemble is typical of the XVI century. In 1544, Abdulaziz Khan erected a dakhma with a marble fence, and a grandiose khanaka building was built nearby. Later, an extensive necropolis was formed here – the tomb of the Bukhara emirs. After that you will continue the tour with exploring the residence of Bukhara Emirs called Sitorai Mohi Hosa complex. His day you will be inspired by the fabulous combination of its architectural styles. You will also discover that the palace called as “Star - like and moon- like Palace”. This day you will have an evening flight to Tashkent. This night you will rest in the hotel.
Day 8: Tashkent – Flight
In the morning, the transfer will take you to the airport.
02 pax – Sedan
04-08 pax - Minivan (Grand Starex, Istana)
10 pax - Midibus (Mitsubishi Rosa, Sprinter)
Price per person:
02 pax – 690 $
04 pax – 535 $
06 pax – 495 $
08 pax – 470 $
10 pax – 435 $
Single – 100 $
Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 55 $
*Half board – 60 $
*Full board – 105 $
*Entrance fees – 55 $ available with escort guide only
English speaking guide – local 260 $ or escort 430 $ per group
Flight Bukhara –Tashkent – from 60 $ per person
Tashkent – “Tourist Inn” Hotel 3*
Samarkand – “Ideal” Hotel 3*
Bukhara – “Old City” Hotel 3*
- Mineral water during the tour
- Train tickets Tashkent-Samarkand
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Bukhara-Tashkent flight
- Entrances to all museums