Tour to Uzbekistan (Cultural Tour) - 8 Days

Trip code: WTE-545
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Overview

Tour to Uzbekistan (Cultural Tour). Our 8-days Uzbekistan cultural holiday let you explore all the treasure trove of Islamic art, architecture, mosques and Madrassas in the charming cities of Bukhara, Samarkand and Tashkent. The old cities with their mysterious mosques and bustling markets, hot days and cool nights will amaze your imagination and stay in your memory for a lifetime.

Besides this our cultural tour offers more attractions of Uzbekistan like historic sites, archaeological areas, museums, galleries, concerts, heritage sites and many more. The oriental beauties, facts, handicrafts, music, cuisines, tradition everything you find in Uzbekistan is just overwhelming.

Here Minzifa Travel offers you a cultural tour to encounter Uzbekistan in its traditional form. So now – let’s go for a detailed itinerary !

Uzbekistan travel highlights

  • Trips to legendary cities: Samarkand, Tashkent, Bukhara, Khiva
  • Famous Madrassas and Mosques
  • The Culture and Hospitality of the East
  • Unique architecture
  • History and sights from the times of Genghis Khan and Alexander the Great to the present day
  • National cuisine, pilaf, samsa, lagman
  • Seasonal Uzbek fruits, vegetables, berries

Itinerary: Tashkent - Samarkand - From Sentyab village to yurt camp - Bukhara yurt camp - Bukhara - Tashkent

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Day 1 :
Tashkent

Sightseeing Program Around The Center Of Tashkent.
Visit Independence Square
Amir Timur Square
Opera and Ballet Theatre named after Alisher Navoi
The Museum of Applied Arts
After lunch in Choy-khona (local teahouse) we will visit old city andChor-Su market (the one of the biggest bazaar in Tashkent).
We will go there by Tashkent metro (subway). Hasti Imam complex – historical sight where we will see the oldest Othman Koran in world. In evening we invite you to have national dinner at one of the most famous restaurants in Tashkent – Karavan restaurant.

Meal
Breakfast : Hotel
Lunch : Local Teahouse
Dinner : Restaurant
Overnight In Tashkent.

07:00 Transfer To The Train Station
Depart From Tashkent At 08:00 By Fast Train “Afrosiyab”? Arrival To Samarkand At 10:10, And Transfer To The Hotel.

A full day guided sightseeing tour around Samarkand.
We shall start our tour from visiting the most famous site of Uzbekistan – Registan square, which was the center of Samarkand during centuries.
Registan Square is a complex of three monuments: Ulugbek Madrassah (15 th century),Sher-Dor Madrassah (17 century) and Tilla-Kari Madrassah(17 century).
There is another symbol of Samarkand- Gur-Emir Mausoleum (“the grave of Emir’?).The construction of the mausoleum, which was started in 1403,was concerned with the sudden death of Muhammad Sultan,the direct heir and beloved grandson of Tamerlane.
In 1405 Timur died in Otrar city and his sons decided to move his body and bury him near his favorite grandson. From that time this mausoleum became the burial-vault of Timurids dynasty.

We will visit Bibi Khanym mosque (the 15th century) it was the bigest mosque in CA, Syob bazaar and Shahi Zinda necropolis of Temurids dynasty ( the 12th – 15th century) where was buried Khusama Ibin Abas, he is cousin of Muhammad Prophet.
Dinner In Famous Samarkand Restaurant “Samarkand” With Show Program , Life Music And Local Dance Performance.

Activities :
14:00 Wine Faktory “Filatov’? You will taste about 12 Uzbek wines and learn the history of wine in Uzbekistan.
18:00 Theater of of historical national clothes (performance)
Meal
Breakfast : Hotel
Lunch : Local Teahouse
Dinner : Restaurant
Overnight In Samarkand Hotel

Day 3 :
Samarkand

Samarkand – Sentyab ( By Car )
08:00 Departure from Samarkand the transfer will be arranged by land. 300 km. 4,5 hours of driving
On the way to Bukhara you will visiting
Ulugbek Observatory of 15 century
Mausoleum of Saint Daniel (Khodja Daniyor).
Memoreal of Al-Bukhari – theologist of 9 century who created catalog of Hadises, memorial complex is located 30 km away from Samarkand
Samarkand – Sentyab ( By Car )
10:00 Departure From Samarkand To Senyab Village, Takes 236 Км . 3,5 Hours.
Arriving At 14:00 To Village , Lunch At Village
Sentab Village – located in mountain places, you will see village life and will experience it . Hiking with local guide and riding on donkey, can try to milk a cow and make a bread. Home food made by the owner.

Meal
Breakfast : Hotel
Lunch : Local Teahouse
Dinner : Restaurant
Overnight In Sentyab Village.

10:00 Departure From Sentab Village To Yurt Camp
12:00 Arriving To The Yurt Camp Walk To Aydarkul Lake And Back To The Yurts, Riding On Camels Evening , Dinner And Songs Of “Akin’? – Local Singer.
Meal
Breakfast : Hotel
Lunch : Local Teahouse
Dinner : Restaurant
Overnight In Yurt

08:00 Departure To Bukhara
On the the way stop in Nurato city , visiting ancient fort of Alexander The Great and holy place Chashma Ayub. Next stop at Gijduvan ceramic workshop.Stop at “Rabat Malik’? ancient reservoir for water.
16:00 Arriving to Bukhara
Meal
Breakfast : Hotel
Lunch : Local Teahouse
Dinner : Restaurant
Overnight In Bukhara

Day 6 :
Bukhara

Sightseeing Program :
Visit Ismail Samani – the burial place of Samanid dynasty dated 9 century
One of the most esteemed sights of central Asian architectures
Chashma Ayub (Job’s well)
13:00 Lunch In Choi-Khana On The Way
Arc Fortress – the center of political events and residence of Bukharian rulers until 1920.
Nowadays there is a museum inside Poi Kalon Ensemble which includes Kalon mosque, best-known minaret and Madrassah Miri-Arab, Madrassah Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan, the 12th century Zoroastrian Magoki-Attori Mosque.
Activities :
18:00 Fashion and national dance show in Nodir Devon Begi madrassah
Overnight In Bukhara.

Day 7 :
Bukhara

After Breakfast Guided Sightseeing Program In Suburb Of Bukhara.
Pilgrimage sight – Bahovadin Nakshbandi theologist of sufizm 14 century. Sitorai Mohi Khosa – Summer palace of Emir of Bukhara. Madrassa Chor-Minor.
13:00 Lunch In Teahouse, The Famous Lagman In Bukhara.
Bazar and trading domes, Lyabi Hauz Complex.
Activities :
After lunch you have a free time and walk in old Bukhara bazaar. 17:30 Master class of Plov in local family house and dinner. Plus miniature paintings.
Overnight In Bukhara.

15:35 Transfer To The Train Station
Depart From Bukhara At 15:35 By Fast Train ‘Afrosiyab’?
Arrival To Tashkent At 18:35, And Transfer To The Hotel.
Check-In To The Hotel.
23:00 Transfer To International Airport For Further Departure

Include

  • All transfer and transportation by sedan car 3 seats ( Samarkand - Bukhara - Termez)
  • Accommodation based on Single bed room at boutique hotels and 3 stars hotels (according itinerary), Bukhara and Samarkand.
  • local English speaking tour guide during the whole tour. Kindly note: You will have two different guides in each city
  • Train "Afrosiyob'? Samarkand - Tashkent, economic tickets
  • Entrance tickets to sightseeings and museums

Exclude

  • Charges for additional service in hotels
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal beverage ( alcohol, beer and so on)
  • TIPS to guides and drivers
  • Camera/video fees during sightseeing

Trip Facts

  • Train, car
  • 8-12
  • 3*; 4*
  • 6
  • Tashkent
  • Tashkent
  • Spring, summer, autumn
  • Cultural, traditional, excursion tour
  • Half Board
  • English, German, Spanish, Russian, Turkish

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