Name of tour: The pearls of Uzbekistan
Length: 7 days and 6 nights
Overnight stays: Tashkent, Termez, Samarkand, Bukhara
Day 1: Tashkent
Today you will have a guided tour in Tashkent. First, you will walk around the Independence square. It is the main square of Uzbekistan that symbolizes the victory over fascism in the Second World War. Then you visit a walking street between Independence square and Amir Timur square. It is also known as the local Broadway. The next attraction of the capital city is famous Tashkent metro. It is considered one of the most enchanting subways in the world. The first line was built in 1977. After that, you will explore the sites of old part of the city. You will visit Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that represents several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. Its main exhibit is the Othman Quran. It is the oldest Quran copy in the world. In the 8th century it belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph who succeeded the prophet Muhammad. He was murdered by non-muslims. The traces of his blood is still visible on the pages of Othman Quran.
Day 2: Tashkent – Termez
You will have a morning flight to Termez. In ancient times it was one of the most prosperous cities of Central Asia. Its cultural and historical heritage was destroyed by Genghis-Khan in 1220. A new city was built to the east of an old part. Today you will visit prominent sites such as Archeological museum, Fayaztepa, Mausoleum of Hakim at Termezi, Buddhist Stupa Zurmala, Mausoleum Sultan Saodat, Honako Kokaldor Ota, Nunnery Kirk Kiz, Jarkurgan's Minaret, Dalverzintepa archeological dig. Important to mention that some places might be closed due to military trainings. After an excursion, you will be taken to the hotel.
Day 3: Termez – Shahrisabs – Samarkand
Today the tour will countinue to the town of Shahrisabs, where Amir Timur was born. After arrival, you will have a guided tour. You will see the majestic Ak Sarai palace that was erected by the order of Amir Timur. The main gate of the palace is decorated with an inscription - "If you want to know about our power, look at our buildings". The next significant point of the excursion will be Jahongir mausoleum, the mausoleum of Amir Timur’s eldest son, who died in the battle. His father mourned for a long time (many say that his grief lasted for 30 years). Then you will visit the Dorus Siadat and Dorus Tillavat memorial complexes where all descendants and relatives of Amir Timur were buried. Then you will head to Samarkand. The overnight stay will be in a hotel.
Day 4: Bukhara
Today you will discover the fabulous sites of Bukhara city. The sightseeing tour will start from the Citadel Ark – the most ancient citadel in the city that was erected in the 4th century. It was used as a palace for several dynasties of Bukhara Empire. After that you will be impressed by the fascinating architecture of Samanids mausoleum (9-10th century). Then you will visit Chashma Ayub (Job's well) and Bolo-Hauz mosque, which is also called as the mosque of forty columns. It was built in memory of Bukhara ruler Abu-Fayud Khan. If you walk along the shopping domes you will reach Nodir Divan Begi madrasah, which is also included in Lyabi House Ensemble. The last destination for today will be Poi Kalon complex that represents the unique architectural art of Bukhara Empire. It includes 3 structures of 12-16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. You will spend the night in a hotel.
Day 5: Bukhara – Samarkand
Today you will have a sightseeing tour in the surrounding area of Bukhara. The first attraction will be Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex, situated few kilometers from the city. It is a memorial complex of Sheikh Bakhauddin Nakshbandi. It is a respected Sufi Leader and Philosopher and also one of the spiritural masters of Amir Timur. In addition, the complex is a famous Muslim pilgrimage place. It includes Kushbegi and Muzafarohana mosques, courtyard with pool, madrasah, and burial vault of Bukhara governors and Dakhma upon the tomb of Bakhauddin Nakshbandi. In the evening you will arrive to Samarkand city and check into the hotel.
Day 6: Samarkand – Tashkent
Samarkand city is located in the valley of the river Zerafshan. It is the second largest city of the country and it is also considered to be the same age as the city of Babylon or Rome. Today you will see the main attractions such as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square is a complex, consists of three magnificent Madrasahs of 15-17th centuries. Architectural complex of Shakhi-Zindeh includes several mausoleums built in 11-15th centuries. It is famous for being a part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque was erected in honor of favorite Tamerlane’s wife, after his military success in India. You will return to Tashkent by the evening train. The overnight will be in a hotel.
Day 7: Tashkent – Flight
Today is the last day of your tour in Uzbekistan. In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport.
Price per person:
02 pax – 640 $
04 pax – 495 $
06 pax – 455 $
08 pax – 430 $
10 pax – 410 $
Single – 80 $
Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 55 $
*Half board – 50 $
*Full board – 90 $
*Entrance fees – 65 $ available with escort guide only
UZ – local 230 $ or escort 410 $ per group
Flight Tashkent – Termez – from 60 $ per person
Tashkent – “Tourist Inn” Hotel 3*
Termez – “Asson” Hotel 3*
Samarkand – “Ideal” Hotel 3*
Bukhara – “Old City” Hotel 3*
- Mineral water during the tour
- Train tickets Samarkand – Tashkent
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums