Name of tour: The legacy of the ages
Length: 7 days and 6 nights
Overnight stays: Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand
Day 1: Tashkent
On the first day of your tour in Uzbekistan, you will have a guided tour in the capital city Tashkent. First site will be the main square called the Independence square. It was created in honor of victory over fascism in the Second World War. Then you will visit the local Broadway. It is a walking street situated between the Independence square and Amir Timur Square. Tashkent metro is considered one of the most beautiful subways in the world. The first line was built in 1977. After than you will start exploring the old of the city, where you will see Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex which includes several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. Its main hertage is the oldest copy of quran in the world - Othman Quran. In the 8th century its owner was Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph who succeeded the prophet Muhammad. He was assassinated by non-muslims. The traces of his blood are still visible on the pages of Quran. After an excursion you will check into the hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent – Bukhara
After breakfast you will have a flight to Bukhara. Today will be dedicated to the sightseeing tour in this fabulous city. Its main highlight is the most ancient citadel in Bukhara called Citadel Ark(4th century). It was used as a palace for several dynasties of Bukhara rulers. After that you will be amazed by the unique architecture of Samanids mausoleum (9-10th century). Then you will visit Chashma Ayub, meaning Job's well and Bolo-Hauz mosque, which is also called the mosque of forty columns. It was erected in memory of Bukhara ruler Abu-Fayud Khan. Then you will walk along the shopping domes to see see the fascinating Nodir Divan Begi madrasahs, which is also included in Lyabi House Ensemble. The last attraction for today will be Poi Kalon complex, that reflects the architectural mastership of Bukhara Empire. It includes three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. The overnight stay will be organized in a hotel.
Day 3: Bukhara
Today you will explore the surrounding area of Bukhara. The famous Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex is situated few kilometers from the city of Bukhara. It is a memorial complex of Sheikh Bakhauddin Nakshbandi. He was one of the most respected Sufi Leader and Philosopher and Amir Timur’s spiritual master. The complex became one of the Muslim pilgrimage places. Now the complex includes Kushbegi and Muzafarohana mosques, courtyard with pool, madrasah, and burial vault of Bukhara Emir and Dakhma upon the tomb of Saint Bakhauddin Nakshbandi. After that, you will visit the countryside residence of Bukhara rulers - Sitorai Mohi Hosa complex. The architecture of the palace represents an amazing combination of different styles. Emir gave the name “Star – like and moon –like Palace” in honor of his wife who died young, Then the tour will continue to Sumiton village to see Chor Bakr memorial complex, the town of the dead. Complex represents the four sides of the earth and express the idea of equality of all people. Its construction of the complex lasted during the Samanids reign until the 16th century. In the evening, you will be transferred to the hotel in Bukhara city.
Day 4: Bukhara – Samarkand
After breakfast, you will have a morning train to Samarkand. It is located in the valley of the river Zerafshan. It is the second largest and one of the most ancient cities of Uzbekistan. It is considered the same age as Babylon or Rome. The main attractions of Samarkand are Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square represents a complex of three majestic Madrasahs erected in 15-17th centuries. Architectural complex of Shakhi-Zindeh consists of several mausoleums of 11th-15 centuries. It is also included in a UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Bibi Khanum Mosque was erected in memory of Tamerlane’s wife after his conquers in India. After an excursion you will be taken to the hotel.
Day 5: Samarkand – Tashkent
Today you will continue the sightseeing tour in Samarkand. You will see famous Ulughbek observatory. It was created in the 15th century by the order Ulughbek, Samarkand ruler and scientist. In 1437 he wrote the “Zidji Guragoni” catalog, where he described 1018 celestial bodies. After that you will visit the Local Broadway. This street is full of souvenir shops, teahouses, sweets and workshops. The last site for today will be national bazaar Siab. Here you will find different Uzbek traditional handmade products and local sweets. After that, you will have a train to Tashkent. The overnight will be in a hotel.
Day 6: Tashkent – Chimgan Mountains – Tashkent
After breakfast, you will head to Chimgan Mountains. After arrival you will have a chair lift to the top to see Beldersay peak. A way takes about half an hour. Here you will be free to explore the area, breathe fresh air and admire a wonderful nature. Then you will visit Charvak Lake. You will have some free time to relax on the beach. It is also possible to try water activities (as per season). Charvak is an artificial lake. It is a very popular tourist destination for local people and travelers from Central Asia. In the evening, you will return to Tashkent and check into the hotel.
Day 7: Tashkent – Flight
In the morning, you will be transferred to the 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