Pearls of Uzbekistan Tour
Tour Type: General Tours Price:  $ 420.00 Duration: 6 day(s)

6 days/5nights tour to Uzbekistan
(1 night Tashkent – 2 nights Samarkand – 2 nights Bukhara - Tashkent )

Due to its geographical location the land of the Uzbek people was always at the crossroad of migrations and invasions. This brought different cultures and civilizations to the region. The Great Silk Road passed through this land making famous the cities of Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara.Tashkent is now a modern city and the Capital of Uzbekistan. It is also the largest city in Central Asia. Samarkand and Bukhara are known for monuments from the bygone days. Minarets and mausoleums, mosques and madrassahs of the remarkable brick and tile structures - are masterpieces of many constructors and artisans. One of the largest open-air museums is Khiva, near Urgench. It is the most preserved ensemble of all the ancient Central Asian settlements.

Accommodation: 5 nights at the Hotels
Meals: (breakfast)
Transfers: 
Tashkent - SamarkandBukhara - Tashkent

1 Day. Tashkent Arrival at Tashkent International Airport in the morning. Meeting at the airport by our Company representative. Airport/Hotel transfer. Check-in. Breakfast at the hotel. Free time. City sightseeing tour around Tashkent:

  • Museum of Applied Art - bright carved plaster decorations(ganch) and carved wood the building of museum itself is an attraction. There is also an exhibit of ceramics, textiles, jewellery, musical instruments and toys.

    Navoyi Theatre Square
    - by 1940, Soviet planners had decided a theatre would greatly enhance an area known as the Drunken Bazaar for its wine-soaked market. Japanese prisoners of war completed construction in 1947.

    Amir Temur square and Broadway

  • Barak Khan Madrassah (XVI c) was the headquarters of the Sunni Mufti of ex-Sogdian Central
    Asia & Kazakhstan. It is interesting for its mosaic and Arabic calligraphy of the late 16 cent. Brick facade and the intricately carved doors made by Samarkand craftsmen

    Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum which is the grave of a local doctor, philosopher and poet of Islam who lived from 904 to 979. The portal, inner dome and arcade dated 16th century, when his holy reputation attracted a cemetery.

    Kukeldash Madrassah (XVI c). The grand 16th c. madrassah has domed courtyard. Now the building is returned to service as an Islamic school. Next to it is the tiny 15th c. Juma mosque.
  • Overnight in Tashkent

2 Day. Tashkent - Samarqand

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer  to  Samarqand (4 hours). Check in Hotel. Overnight in Samarqand.

3 Day. Samarqand

Samarqand - the Eden of ancient East, the most precious pearl in the Islamic world. Samarkand - called Marakanda in the 4th century BC, whoever tried to conquer it! During the centuries the city has been invaded by troops of Alexander the Great, Arabian invaders, Chenghes Khan and Tamerlane.  Today  romance  of  Samarqand  still  works  its  magic,  alluring  the  travelers  with  a dreamlike quality.Breakfast at the hotel. Full day city sightseeing tour around Samarqand:

Ulugbek’s Observatory - (XV c) – 1st observatory in Orient with 30m sextant built by Ulugbek to make exact astronomical catalogue. 

Afrasiab Hill – is a place of hill-fort Afrasiab, named after legendary king of Turan. Behind defensive ramparts with corridors, arrow slits built of unbaked brick, waterproof reeds and anti-seismic juniper, lived Sogdians. 

Afrasiab Museum – each hall of the museum contains exhibits of some certain period of history of Afrasiab. There is also a hall with remarkable ancient wall paintings special lightening. 

Bibi Khanum mosque (XIVc), Architect, craftsmen & painters built it in 5 years. 

Siyob Bazar 

Shahi Zinda mausoleum - (XIV–XV c) ‘Town of Dead’ a complex of more than 20 unique buildings. 

Museum of History and Art of Uzbekistan 

Gur Amir mausoleum - (XV c) Timurids dynastic burial vault, unique monument of architecture. Pay a visit the Tomb of Tamerlane , visit the tomb of Mir Seyid Bereke, Tamerlane's spiritual tutor. 

Registan square(XV – XVII c) consist of grand madrassahs of Ulugbek, Sher Dor & Tillya Kari.

Overnight in Samarqand.

4 Day. Samarqand - Bukhara

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day City sightseeing across Samarqand and its suburbs:  

Bibi Khanum mosque (XIVc) built by Timur to be biggest mosque at time. Architect, craftsmen & painters built in 5 years. 

After lunch you are taken 12 km north from Samarkand to visit the spectacular Complex of Imam Al Bukhoriy, a celebrated personality of Islamic world, which was built with the support of the entire Muslim world. 

Then, you go to see the Mausoleum of Khodja Daniar or Saint Daniel, a prophet of the Old Testament. This holy place is recognized by Islam, Christianity and Judaism as one of eminent pilgrimage destinations. 

Hodja Akhrar mosque & madrassah, erected between 1630 and 1635.

Check out at the hotel. Transfer by coach to Bukhara (3 hours). Overnight at hotel in Bukhara.

5 Day. Bukhara

Bukhara – this is one of the best places in Central Asia which was as capital of Samanid state in the 9th and 10th centuries and known in history as “Bukhoro-i Sharif”.Breakfast at the hotel. Full day City sightseeing tour around Bukhara: 

Poikalon (XII – XVI c) ensemble in the center of old Bukhara – includes the cathedral mosque “Masjidi Kalon”, “Miri Arab” madrassah and the Kalyan minaret (46 m). 

Ulugbek Madrassah (1417) was the earliest of three commissioned by the enlightened Timurid ruler (the other two stand in Samarkand and Gijduvan) and his secular influence dominates the exterior design of the religious college. 

Abdul Aziz Khan Madrassah (1652), glittering in mercifully unrestored 17th century glory 

Tim Abdullakhan was built in 1577 and was one of the most elegant trade halls in Bukhara where silk and wool was sold by Afghan trades. 

Trading Domes consists of three trading centers: Tok-i-Zargaron (1570) – Jeweler’s Bazaar, Tok-i-Tilpak Furushon – Cap Maker’s Bazaar, Tok-i-Sarrafon – Moneychanger’s Bazaar. 

Magoki Attori – in 937 the four-pillared mosque was burn the ground in a city-wide fire and in the 12th century the present mosque was erected, from which the focus of the mosque, the original southern portal remains. 

Lyabi – Haus (XVI – XVII c) – a complex with Nodir – Devon Begi madrassahs big pool surrounded by trees.

Overnight in Bukhara.

6 Day. Bukhara - Tashkent

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Tashkent. Transfer to the Tashkent International Airport. End of the tour.

The prices are based on different hotel categories, as follows: 

Three (3*) star hotels:TashkentPoytaht or any hotel of the same level BukharaMalika Bukhara or any hotel of the same level  Samarkand - Sherdor or any hotel of the same level

Price per person

Number of touristsRate per person
2720
4630
6485
8485
10420

Four (4*) star hotels: TashkentDedeman Silk Road Tashkent or any hotel of the same level  BukharaOmar Hayyam or any hotel of the same level  SamarkandSamarqand Plaza or any hotel of the same level

Price per person

Number of touristsRate per person
2795
4700
6555
8555
10485


FOLLOWING SERVICES ARE INCLUDED:

- Visa invitation letter

- Transport service on comfortable tourist class vehicle (a certain type of vehicle is provided depending on the group size)

- Double/twin sharing accommodation in the hotels with full breakfast

- English speaking guide accompanying you during the entire itinerary

- SS programs with English speaking guide & entrance fees for the monuments specified in the program.

- Luggage handling at the airports and hotels

- Mineral water for the entire itinerary

- Hotel accommodation and full board meal for the guide and driver.

FOLLOWINGS ARE NOT INCLUDED:

- Cost of the visa for Uzbekistan

- Fees for the use of cameras and videos in the monuments and tourist sites

- Fees for extra service (folklore performance, meetings, tickets for a theatre and visits to museums which are not specified in the program)

- Alcohol drinks

- Lunches, Dinners

- Items of personal nature   



 

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