Uzbekistan journey 5
Time of the tour: 7 days
Places to visit: Tashkent - Bukhara - Samarkand - Tashkent - Chimgan Mountains - Tashkent
Day 1: Tashkent
We are glad to see you in Uzbekistan journey 5. Upon arrival you will see the major sights of the capital of Uzbekistan. In course of the travel you will start your sightseeing tour in the Independence square that is also the main square of the country. It was made as the symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. After it you will walk along the famed Local Broadway that is known as the street that lays between the Independence square and Amir Timur square. After it you will have a ride in the famous Tashkent metro. This sight is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world the first line of which was opened in 1977. Later on you will visit the old part of the city to explore Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that consists of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. The highlighted part of he tours in Uzbekistan is the Othman Quran which is the world's oldest Quran copy of the 8th c. Quran belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph who was killed killed by non-muslims in 8th century. His blood spred over the Quran that you still can see on its pages. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent - Bukhara
Today you will have a morning flight to Bukhara. Upon arrival you will have a guided city tour that will show you the most prominent sights of the city. At first you will visit the oldest citadel in Bukhara that is known as the Citadel Ark of the 4th century. This prominent sight used to be a palace for several dynasties of Bukhara Empire. After it will be the masterpiece of Samanids mausoleum of 9th -10th century. Later on you will explore the Chashma Ayub, meaning Job's well and Bolo-Hauz mosque. This mosque is famed due to the forty columns built in honor of Bukhara governor Abu-Fayud Khan. After it you will walk along thaw shopping malls as well as explore the one of the most interesting sights of Bukhara that is known as the Nodir Divan Begi. Moreover it is also a part of Lyabi House Ensemble. In the end of the tour you will visit the Poi Kalon complex, the unique sample of architectural art of Bukhara that is made of three structures of the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Night is in a hotel.
Day 3: Bukhara
Today you will travel to the surrounding area of Bukhara. Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex is your first destination of the tour that can be found in few kilometers from Bukhara. You will be impressed by the memorial complex of famous Sufi Leader and Philosopher that is also part of the Muslim pilgrimage places for all people of Islamic world. During the tour you will learn that he was one of the deity masters of Amir Timur. Nowadays you can witness there Kushbegi and Muzafarohana, courtyard with pool, madrasah, and burial vault of Bukhara rulers and Dakhma upon the tomb of Saint Bakhauddin Nakshbandi. Later on you will travel to the countryside residence of Bukhara Emirs named Sitorai Mohi Hosa complex that is famed due to the different architecture style that was used to build this prominent building. The name "Star - like and moon- like Palace" Emir gave in honor of his wife who did young. After it you will head on to Sumiton village that is integrating for tourists due to the Chor Bakr memorial complex, the town of the dead. Complex symbolizes the four sides of the earth and interprets that all people are equal. Construction of the complex began during the Samanids reign until the 16th century. After excursions you will return to city. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 4: Bukhara - Samarkand
In course of the tour you will have a ride in the morning train to Samarkand. During the tour you will be impressed due to the fact that Samarkand is known to be the second largest city in Uzbekistan. You can find his prominent city in the valley of the river Zerafshan. Moreover you will be impressed due to the fact that this sight has similar age as the cities of Babylon or Rome. In course of the your you will visit the most magnificent sights of the city like Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square, a complex of three fascinating Madrasahs of 15-17th centuries. You will be mesmerized by the beauty of this building. Then you will see the Shakhi-Zindeh represents that is known due to the big collection of mausoleums of the 11th-15 centuries that is also a part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque was built in honor of favorite Tamerlane's wife, after his success in India. Overnight is at the hotel.
Day 5: Samarkand - Tashkent
You will continue to explore Samarkand city that has a long history. Today you will see prominent sight the Ulughbek observatory that was made in 15th century by Ulughbek. He is famed as the one of the most famous Samarkand rulers and scientists. Due to this observatory he made the "Zidji Guragoni" catalog in 1437 the. This catalog possessed the information about 1018 celestial bodies. His son killed him. Later on you will see the local Broadway surrounded where you can visit the souvenir shops, teahouses, sweets and workshops. After it you will explore national bazaar Siabthat is also known as the where it is easy to find the traditional handmade products and local sweets. Afternoon transfer to Tashkent is by train. Night is in the hotel.
Day 6: Tashkent - Chimgan Mountains - Tashkent
In course of the tour you will have a morning drive to Chimgan Mountains. To reach the top of the Beldersay peak you will use the chair lift that will take 30 min one-way. Upon arrival you will be met by the breathtaking panorama view. Later on you will have a stop at the Charvak lakeside beach where you will free to explore this sight and even swim (as per season). Even thorough it is an artificial lake it still popular not only in Tashkent region but neighboring countries visit the reservoir as well. In the end of the day is return to Tashkent. Night is in a hotel.
Day 7: Tashkent - Flight
Transfer to airport.
Price per person:
02 pax - 675 $
04 pax - 525 $
06 pax - 485 $
08 pax - 460 $
10 pax - 425 $
Single - 80 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 55 $
*Half board - 55 $
*Full board - 95 $
*Entrance fees - 55 $ available with escort guide only
UZ - local 220 $ or escort 380 $ per group
Flight Tashkent-Bukhara - from 60 $ per person
Tashkent - "Tourist Inn" Hotel 3*
Bukhara - "Old City" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
- Mineral water during the tour
- Train tickets Bukhara-Samarkand and Samarkand-Tashkent
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums