Name of trip: Sacred Uzbekistan
Tour’s destinations: Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand
Arrival to: Tashkent
Departure from: Tashkent
Day 1: Tashkent
This day you will arrive to Tashkent international airport. You will be picked up by the driver and then drive to Tashkent city. Today you will have a wonderful sightseeing tour where you will discover the best attractions of the city. Today you will discover Independence square that is the main square. After that you will direct to the local Broadway where you will wander along the amazing alley full of interesting souvenirs shop. Then you will continue the tour with visiting the fabulous Tashkent metro. You will observe that it is one of the most amazing sites in Tashkent. Today you will also have a chance to ride and be amazed by the walls. It started to work in 1977. After that you will discover amazing old part of the city as Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex. There are located several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. Today you will discover that the amazing highlight of Uzbekistanias Othman Quran! It is the world’s oldest Quran copy found in the 8th century. You will spedn the night in the hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent – Bukhara (flight or train)
In the morning you will have a morning flight to fascinating city- Bukhara. Today you will start the tour with amazing city tour. Today you will discover the fascinating Citadel Ark that served as the palace for Bukhara Emirs. It dates back to the 4th century. After that you will explore Samanids mausoleum where you will be amazed by the enchanting beauty of architecture of 9th - 10th centuries. The tour route will take you to Chashma Ayub. During the tour you will explore that it means a sacred well with a spring. This day you will also discover amazing Bolo-Hauz mosque that has a fabulous forty columns. You will have a chance to wander today along the fascinating shopping domes that amaze people due to its fabulous architecture and where you can buy souvenirs. During the tour you will also have a chance to discover gorgeous attraction of Bukhara - Nodir Divan Begi. Today you will be amazed by this part of Lyabi House Ensemble. In addition you will also explore Poi Kalon complex. This day you will like. And toyday you will also see the real masterpiece of architecture. During the tour you will observe three structures which were built in the 12th - 16th centuries as: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. This night will be in the hotel.
Day 3: Bukhara – Shahrisabs – Samarkand
Today you will discover the fascinating city and motherland of powerful Amir Timur. During the tour you will explore the enchanting Shahrisabs city. This day you will also have a chance to discover the beauty of Ak Saray Palace. You will explore that it was built by decree of Amir Timur. Today you will discover the history and architecture of this attraction. The Ak Saray mausoleum is one of the architectural monuments of Samarkand, built presumably in the XV century. Until recently, it was in a deplorable state, but the restoration saved this attraction, which is now available for visiting. During the tour, you can see that Samarkand is considered one of the oldest cities in the world, its architectural heritage is of interest to tourists coming here from different countries. After that you will also explore Jahongir mausoleum. You will see that it was erected for the twenty-two-year-old beloved eldest son of Timur-Jahongir, who died suddenly in Samarkand. After that you will head to discover such outstanding attractions as the Dorus Siadat and Dorus Tillavat memorial complexes. After that you will transfer to Samarkand. The overnight will be in the hotel.
Day 4: Samarkand
In the morning you will discover the spectacular city called Samarkand. The history of Samarkand dates back more than 2500 years. He has seen various great rulers, experienced numerous wars, raids, and earthquakes. In modern Samarkand, numerous ancient monuments of the era of Tamerlane and his ancestors have been preserved. It is the same age as Babylon and Rome and is located in the wonderful valley of the Zeravshan River. Today you will also have a chance to discover beautiful sites such as: Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. During the tour, you will be able to explore that Registan Square is beautiful with its landscapes, and you will find three powerful madrasas that date back to the 15th-17th centuries. You will definitely be surprised by the views of the charming square today. Then you can go to a beautiful place called Shahi-Zinde where you can see the beauty of the mausoleums, beautiful mausoleums that were built in 1115 BC and are included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will also have the chance to see the beautiful Bibi Khanum Mosque today and discover that it was built in honor of Tamerlane's beloved wife. You will rest the night in the hotel.
Day 5: Samarkand – Tashkent
Today you will have a chance to discover the fascinating outskirts of Samarkand city. This day you will have a chance to explore the stunning attraction Ulughbek observatory. The Ulugbek Observatory in Samarkand, established in the 1420s by the Timurid astronomer Mirzo Ulugbek (1394-1449), is a historical monument and one of the best observatories in the Islamic world. The building was built in the 20s of the XV century in the vicinity of Samarkand on Mount Kuhak. According to contemporaries, it was one of the largest astronomical observatories in the East. He created here and discovered catalogue “Zidji Guragoni” in 1437, in which where is the information about 1018 celestial bodies. After that you will continue the tour with exploring the local Broadway. During the tour you will also have a chance to discover the charming souvenir shops, teahouses, sweets, workshops that you can buy. After that you will also discover the colorful National bazaar Siab (oriental bazaar)! During the tour you will discover traditional handmade products and local sweets. This day you will also experience a carpet factory made by over 400 women! After that you will travel to Tashkent in the evening by train. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 6: Tashkent – Departure
Breakfast. Transfer to Tashkent international airport. Flight for next destination.
02 pax – Sedan
04-08 pax - Minivan (Grand Starex, Istana)
10 pax - Midibus (Mitsubishi Rosa, Sprinter)
Price per person:
02 pax – 610 $
04 pax – 465 $
06 pax – 400 $
08 pax – 405 $
10 pax – 375 $
Single – 55 $
Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 40 $
Half board – 50 $
Full board – 80 $
Entrance fees in UZ* (with escort guide only) – 45 $ per person
English speaking local guides in the cities – 210 $ per group
English speaking escort guide – 370 $ per group
Tashkent – “Samir” Hotel 3*
Samarkand – “Ideal” Hotel 3*
Bukhara – “Porso” Hotel 3*
- Visa support
- Mineral water supply
- Train tickets (if any)
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Flight tickets
- Travel insurance
- Museum admissions