Group tour “Classical journey for ancient cities of Uzbekistan”

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Cities: TASHKENT – BUKHARA – SAMARKAND – TASHKENT

  • 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS
  • Сезон: Все сезоны
  • Звездность: 4

The program of this tour includes the most interesting cities of Uzbekistan, visiting which You will get an aesthetic pleasure from the unique architecture and bright impressions. We will start in the capital of Uzbekistan, the beautiful city of Tashkent. The city keeps in its history a lot of events that are reflected in architectural monuments, museums, ancient madrasahs and theaters. Tashkent is an embodiment of synergy of millennial history and modernity, large and loud city, which will be the starting point of this tour. In addition to Tashkent, You will visit Bukhara with its famous Ark citadel, which was built in a desert covered with endless sands. Now the fortress fascinates tourists and entice them to look beyond its walls. Bukhara is crowded, but colorful. Here You will see the highest minaret in Central Asia and Holy springs, as well as the Samanid mausoleum. Every corner of the city has an incredibly interesting history that stretches over thousand years.

Samarkand is another stage of our exciting trip. The city that was once the capital of the greatest country, Sogdiana. Many secrets are kept by the walls of ancient minarets and mausoleums. Still the world historians are looking for answers to many questions, and archaeologists proceed with excavations. Here You will see the mausoleum of the Biblical prophet Daniel and the legendary Registan square – the hallmark of Samarkand. All these cities are bounded by a single thread of history, but each of them is different.

Thus, in this tour, You will not only watch the cities of caravan stays with ancient goods and wealth of bygone khans, but also see how intricate, grandiose and at the same time hospitable Uzbekistan can be. Due to the fact that the tour is based on group exploration, You can discuss impressions and share experiences with the tour mates, and during Your spare time, jointly visit the local markets in search of souvenirs. It is definitely worth going this tour!

Маршрут

Day 1Tashkent

Arrival in Tashkent
Accommodation in the hotel
Free time
Overnight in the hotel

Day 2Tashkent - Bukhara

Breakfast in hotel
Tour around Tashkent:
The tour of the capital of Uzbekistan will take its start from the religious center of modern Tashkent – Hast-i-Imam Square, where you can see the ancient manuscripts of Central Asia – the 7th century Qur’an of Osman. The Hast-i-Imam ensemble was formed at the grave of the famous scientist, Koran scholar and hadith, poet and artisan Khazret Imam. The next visit to the functioning Madrassah ‘Kukeldash’- one of the largest madrasahs existing in our days in Central Asia. This madrasah is located near the Chorsu square in the historical part of Tashkent.

Dinner
This madrasah is located near the Chorsu square in the historical part of Tashkent. Independence Square. Amir Timur Square. Theatre Square. The former (the residence of Prince Romanov in Tashkent). The former residence of Prince Nikolay Romanovich Romanov, who was exiled to the Turkestan Region for mining precious stones in 1881, is located in Tashkent. The Tashkent Underground is the Museum of Tashkent.

Transfer to the railway station
Departure to the Bukhara 18.50
Arrival in Bukhara 22.53
Transfer to the hotel
Overnight in the hotel

Day 3Bukhara

Breakfast in hotel
Start walking tour of Bukhara
Tour around Bukhara. Your journey begins with a visit to the ‘Lyabi-Hauz’ Ensemble. This is one of the central squares of the city of Bukhara, an architectural ensemble created in the 16th-17th centuries. The square is formed by the buildings of the Kukeldash Madrasah, the Diwan-Begi Madrassah and the Diwan-Begi Khanaki, grouped around the Nodir-Begi Hole. Madrassah Kukeldash – the largest madrasah in Bukhara,‘Ulugbek’ Madrasah – the only building left from the times of the famous “scientist on the throne” of Ulugbek. Kalyan Minaret, without which it is impossible to imagine the silhouette of Bukhara.

Dinner
Next to the minaret is the ‘Kalyan’ Minaret without which it is impossible to imagine the silhouette of Bukhara. Next to the minaret is ‘Kalyan’ Mosque and the Muslim spiritual school – ‘Mir-i-Arab’ madrasah that is acting from the 16th century to the present day.The Ark Citadel, ‘Bolo Hauz’ Mosque, domed trading buildings- ‘taki I tymi’. The mausoleum of Ismail Samani is the oldest surviving building of Central Asia. Mausoleum of Chashma Ayub (“The Source of Job”). The legend of the monument is connected with the prophet Job (Ayub).

Overnight in the hotel

Day 4Bukhara - Country Bukhara - Samarkand

Breakfast in hotel
Moving to the countryside Bukhara
Excursion to the countryside Bukhara
Dinner
Arrival in Bukhara
Transfer to the railway station
Departure to the Samarkand 15.52
Arrival in Samarkand 17.52
Free time
Overnight in the hotel

Day 5Samarkand - Tashkent

Breakfast in hotel
Full day excursion around Samarkand
Registan Square is surrounded with beautiful buildings from three sides: ‘Ulugbek’ madrasah, ‘Sher-dor’ madrasah and ‘Till-Kari’ madrassah. All these three madrasahs are directed with the portals to the middle of the square and form united ensemble composition. Each building is distinguished by its unusual decor – a pattern of stone on the walls and portals. The blue domes above the madrasah are made with burnt bricks, and glazed tiles adorn them from the outside, it shines brightly in the sun.

The ‘Bibi-khanum’ mosque. A beautiful legend is connected with the ‘Bibi-Khanum’ mosque. According to which the formidable governor built a mosque for his beloved wife Bibi-Khanum. After a successful trip to India, Timur decided to build the largest building in the East. Shining walls, significant minarets, extensive portal of the mosque, carved with marble, glorified the name of Timur and his beloved wife.

Dinner
Ensemble of ‘Shokh-i-Zinda’. The ‘Shokh-i-Zinda’ ensemble consists of eleven mausoleums, which were joined to each other in sequence during the XIV-XV centuries. This unique and mysterious ensemble is located near the ancient settlement ‘Afrasiab’. The ensemble is also called ‘Cemetery Street’. The blue domes of the mausoleums, rushing the chain into the far, look like a graceful necklace from a bird’s eye view.

Ulugbek Observatory. The ‘Ulugbek’ Observatory is a vivid confirmation of the significant development of architecture, science and culture in Central Asia in the XIV-XV centuries. The visit of the ‘Koni Gil’ village, a workshop for the production of silk paper from the bark of the mulberry tree. Master Class.

Transfer to the railway station
Departure to the Tashkent 18.00
Arrival in Tashkent 20.10
Transfer to the hotel
Overnight in the hotel

Day 6Tashkent

Breakfast in hotel
Free time
Transfer to the airport
Depart

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FAQ

I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

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Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

– Austria – Euro (EUR)
– France – Euro (EUR)
– Germany – Euro (EUR)
– Italy – Euro (EUR)
– Netherlands – Euro (EUR)
– Switzerland – Swiss franc (CHF)
– United Kingdom – Pound sterling (£)

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