Uzbekistan Cultural & Historical Tour 8 days

Trip Highlights

  • Taste and enjoy local Asian cuisine

  • Amazed by antiques displayed in museums

  • Going back from the past by visiting old sites

Description

This tour will bring you to the past as you visit old towns such as Ichan Kala, the museum town in open air. You will discover the city with its mosques, minarets, museums, caravan Saray, workshops. Free day walking in the city of old Bukhara you will see chayhana, cafe, restaurants, water pond, mosques, madrasa, Hanaka of Nadir Divan Bgei, gallery, workshop, and Souvenir shops. You will visit Ak Saray palace, empty tomb and Juma mosque, Jahangir's mausoleum, Kok Gumbaz mosque. Lunch in a local restaurant on our own. You will get the chance to visit the famous place in Samarkand, Registan square with 3 madarsas built in 15-17 Centuries and amazed as we also visit The Observatory of Ulughbek, Afrosiab museum with Fresco and artifacts found at Afrosiab old settlement dating back to 6 BC up to 13 AD.

Itinerary

Arrive at Tashkent international airport , You will be met by your driver and taken to your hotel for overnight. After a rest in the hotel, you will start your city tour in Tashkent.

Visit old town with Hastim Imam complex, Osman Koran of 7th Century, Chrosu bazar, Tashkent metro and Opera theatre. Overnight.

Transfer to airport for flight to Urgench and drive to Khiva full day city tour. Begin the day at Ichan Kala, the museum town in open air. Your hotel is located inside of Ichan kala or just opposite to it and you will feel the atmosphere of living in the old town as the local people who is still living in the old town. You will discover the city with its mosques, minarets, museums, caravan Saray, workshops. Khorezm is famous for its wooden craft, wood carving and also Silk carpet weaving. The most exciting site is Juma mosque with wooden pillars and mausoleum of Pahlavan Mahmud. Overnight in Zukhra or Malika Khiva or similar hotel.

Train is available on even dates. Transfer to railway station for train to Bukhara. 4hrs 45 min ride. Pick up at station in Bukhara and transfer to hotel. Free day walking in the city of old Bukhara. The most impressive site in Bukhara is Laby Hauz, the heart of Bukhara where you will see chayhana, cafe, restaurants, water pond, mosques, madrasa, Hanaka of Nadir Divan Bgei, gallery, workshop and Souvenir shops. Visit trade Domes of Bukhara: Taki Sarafan, Taki Telpakfurushon and Taki Zargaron and ancient Jewish quarter with a school and synagogue. Continue to Ark Citadel dating back to 1-19 Centuries, Kalyan Minaret and Kalyan Mosque. You will finish the tour at Ismail Samani mausoleum and Cashmai Ayub mausoleum. Overnight in Bibihanim boutique hotel.

After breakfast in the hotel, Begin the visit to Summer Palace - Sitorai Mohi Hosa - one of the most prominent sites in Bukhara where you will discover the mixture of local and russian-european architecture style. The Palace was built outside of the city with a big garden and harem. Continue to the mausoleum and necropolis of Bahauddin Naqshabandiy, the leader of Sufism in Bukhara. Since old time pilgrims used to come and pay a visit to the holy place before going to Haj and those who can not make a trip to Haj they come to this place as it is equal as you visit to Mekka. PM return to your hotel and enjoy your free time. You may want to try local Bukhara Hammam or enjoy evening Folk Music and Dance show at Nadir Divan Begi madrasah. Overnight in Bibihanim boutique hotel.
Optional Evening out:
• Local Dinner at a private family .
• Folk Music and Dance show at Nadir Divan Begi

Transfer to Samarkand via Shahrisabz. This is the hometown ofAmir Temur who founded a great empire in Asia including 27 countries. You will visit his Ak Saray palace, hi empty tomb and Juma mosque, Jahangir's mausoleum, Kok Gumbaz mosque. Lunch in local restaurant on our own. Afternoon drive to Samarkand and check in for rest in the hotel. Overnight.

After breakfast Your sightseeing will start with a visit to Gur Emir mausoleum, the burial place of Amir Temur, his spiritual teacher, and his sons and grand sons. Later you will proceed to the famous place in Samarkand, Registan square with 3 madarsas built in 15 17 Centuries. Ulughbek Madrasa, Sherdor Madrasah and Tilla Sheikh mosque. Siab Bazar and Bibihanum mosque will end your sightseeing for today and evening you are free on your own to explore the city and enjoy local food at dinner time in one of the local Chayhanas in Samarkand. Overnight

Begin the day with buffet breakfast and then continue city tour. Visit The observatory of Ulughbek, Afrosiab museum with Fresco and artifacts found at Afrosiab old settlement dating back to 6 BC up to 13 AD. Shahi Zinda is the holy place of all Central Asian muslims visited daily with many local people, where you will see the mausoleum of Temur’s sisters, Generals, Architect and the
mausoleum of Kusam Ibn Abbas, the cousin of Muhammad prophet. Pm you will see the famous Samarkand Silk Paper producing workshop. Evening transfer to railway station for the train to Tashkent at 1800-2020. Upon arrival you will be picked up to your hotel, overnight.

Transfer to international airport of Tashkent for flight to (Istanbul). Departure back home. End of Services

 

Tour info

Duration
8 days
Group Size
At least 1
Price starts at
890 USD
Languages
Uzbek, English
Meeting Point

Tashkent International Airport

Dropoff location

Tashkent International Airport

Included

  • All transfers: by bus with A/C

  • Accommodation based on Twin/Double room sharing, breakfasts included

  • Sightseeing tour program in each city

  • Entrance tickets to the sights, museums, mausoleums

  • Visa support for Uzbekistan tourist visa

  • Local train and flight tickets

  • Full Board meals

Excluded

  • Charges in hotels for additional services

  • Consular fees for Uzbekistan tourist visa

  • Personal insurance

Things to know

Accommodation

A. Prices Based on 4* Hotels: US$953 per person in Twin room share with FB meals
1. In Tashkent -Ramada Tashkent, City Palace or Lotte city hotels in Tashkent.
2. In Samarkand- Registan plaza hotel or Largamak boutique hotel.
3. In Bukhara – Omar Khayam or Zaragron plaza hotel...

A. Prices Based on 4* Hotels: US$953 per person in Twin room share with FB meals
1. In Tashkent -Ramada Tashkent, City Palace or Lotte city hotels in Tashkent.
2. In Samarkand- Registan plaza hotel or Largamak boutique hotel.
3. In Bukhara – Omar Khayam or Zaragron plaza hotel

B. Prices Based on 3* Hotels: US$890 per person in Twin room share with FB meals
1. In Tashkent – Navruz hotel, Michelin hotel .
2. In Samarkand- Minor hotel, Samarkand plaza hotel.
3. In Bukhara – Asia hotel or Malika hotel

Covid '19

We make sure that all the participants involved are safe as our top priority. We follow governmental protocols and restrictions as we go on our trips.

We make sure that all the participants involved are safe as our top priority. We follow governmental protocols and restrictions as we go on our trips.

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