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Journey along the Ancient Great Silk Road

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Duration

5 days / 4 nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

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Itinerary

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1st-day. TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN

When you arrive in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, your local guide and driver who provide services in your language meet you with name board at Tashkent International Airport. Check-in time begins from 13:00 at the hotel. We begin our excursion from the capital, Tashkent city, which includes old and modern parts:
• KHASTI IMAM ENSEMBLE (16th-20th centuries) – Kaffal Shashi tomb, Barakhan and Muyi muborak madrasahs *(madrasah – a school of Islam religion), Namazgah va Juma mosques. This shrine has a special place in the Islamic world, where the Holy Qur'an manuscript * (7th century), written by Caliph ‘Uthman, which is very vital for the Muslim people, is preserved in almost complete and original form.
• CHARSU BAZAR – You will discover oriental style huge and beautiful domed bazaar of Tashkent city and enjoy from Uzbek products;
• TASHKENT UNDERGROUND - It is a magical world in the underground. The reason is that each station is designed based on a special work of art, and the decoration of each station in terms of artistic architecture symbolically reflects the name of the station. (stations: Kosmonavtlar (Astronauts), Alisher Navoiy, Paxtakor and Mustaqillik Maydoni (Independence square));
• LUNCH - at the national Uzbek restaurant;
• BROADWAY – it is located in the centre of Tashkent city and it is favourite place of Tashkent youths. While walking through Broadway you come across local artists, street singers and many more entertainments. (Amir Temur square, , 1st Uzbekistan hotel and Palace of Forums are observed from outside);
• It is high time to discover Amir Temur and Timurids museum

DINNER - Dinner at the national Uzbek restaurant and transfer to the hotel for taking a rest.

2nd Day. TASHKENT – BUKHARA 580km. ( High-speed trains)

After having breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Tashkent North Station for taking your seats on the modern Talgo-Afrosiyob high-speed train in the direction of Tashkent- Bukhara route. Departure and arrival times: 07: 28-11: 20. Arrival at Bukhara (Kagan) station and transfer to the ancient city of Bukhara-i-Sharif. After placing belongings in the hotel, we will start our excursion through the ancient city of Bukhara:
• LYABI-KHAUZ ENSEMBLE (16th-17th centuries) – Lyabi Havuz pool, Nadir Divan- begi khanakah and madrasah, Kukaldash madrasah is the most well liked place of local and foreign tourists as ancient eye-catching buildings influence positively to everyone. Originally, an open market square was exist in the site of this historic architectural complex. Later, large pool was dug in the middle of the square, surrounded by stones, and it has always been popular among the people.
LUNCH - at the national Uzbek restaurant;
• ANCIENT AND ORIENTAL DOMED MARKETS (16th-17th): Toqi sarrafon (dome of exchanging currency)–it was the main mall for exchanging currency. Toqi telpakfurushon (trading dome of hats) – a domed building for the manufacture and sale of hats. Tim Abdulla Khan trading dome – the largest trading dome in Bukhara. Toqi zargaron (trading dome of jewelleries) — it is a mall for the sale of jewelleries. Taqi Zargaron is the largest and most complex dome among others in Bukhara;
• ULUGBEK AND ABDULAZIZ KHAN MADRASAHS (15th-17th centuries) – they are architectural monuments whose decorations were made with high art and artisanship. The large portal is adorned with elegant and rare tile curry patterns.
• POI KALON ENSAMBLE (12th-16th centuries) - Poi Kalon mosque and minaret, Miri Arab madrasah. You will get memorable pleasure from the splendour and charm of this ensemble. Go closer to the bottom of the minaret and face the end of it, preferably keep your hat in your hand. Otherwise, due to its height and beauty, it may fall to the ground in a hat like Genghis Khan.
DINNER - Dinner at the national Uzbek restaurant and transfer to the hotel for taking a rest.

3rd Day. BUKHARA – SAMARKAND 270 km. (High-speed trains)

This morning we will continue our excursion with the legendary city of Bukhara:
• SAMANIDS MAUSOLEUM 9th-10th century miracle, we will get acquainted with the history of the Samanids, the world's first brick building and the mausoleum, which is preserved in a good condition.
• CHASHMAI AYUB MAUSOLEUM (12th-16th centuries) – the prophet Ayub is well known in several religions.
• BOLO HAUZ MOSQUE (18th-20th centuries) it was built gradually and amazes everyone with its stunning decorations and style. In particular, the huge portal at the entrance to the mosque, with its tall carved columns, and it is unparalleled beauty surprises everyone.
• ARK OF BUKHARA (5th-20th) – It is historical castle-town monument. It was the residence of the rulers of Bukhara and it was one of the most luxurious and charming monuments of Bukhara. As you walk in of the big gate through a long sloping corridor, each step is worth a century and takes you back to history.
LUNCH - at the national Uzbek restaurant;
Transfer to Bukhara station for taking your seats on the modern Talgo-Afrosiyob high-speed train in the direction of Bukhara-Samarkand route. Departure and arrival times: 15: 50-17:
20. In the evening, arrive to the famous city of Samarkand, the pearl of the East. Transfer to hotel for checking in.
DINNER - Dinner at the national Uzbek restaurant then take a rest at the hotel.

4th Day. SAMARKAND – TASHKENT. 300 km (High-speed trains)

Due to the short tour plan, we will start our excursion from early morning in order to spend our time wisely through the ancient and eternally old city of Samarkand, which is almost three thousand years old:

• GUR-E AMIR MAUSOLEUM (14th-15th) – One of the masterpieces of Samarkand, built during the reign of Amir Temur and the Temurids, this monument always amazes people around the world with its unique beauty and majesty;
• REGISTAN SQUARE (15th-17th Centuries) – Ulugbek, Tillya-kori and Sherdor madrasah. In the ancient Great Silk Road it became an international trade centre and later

a centre of science “sandy place” – Registan Square will captivate you with its day and night charm;
• BIBI KHANYM MOSQUE (14th-15th centuries) – It was named after his beloved queen Bibi Khanym by order of Amir Temur. At that time it was known as the largest mosque in Central Asia;
• SIAB BAZAAR – it is an opportunity to get acquainted with the ancient Siab bazaar in Samarkand and enjoy the oriental sweets and dried fruits that you read about in your fairy tales;
LUNCH - at the national Uzbek restaurant;
• SHAH-I-ZINDA ENSEMBLE– It is one of the holiest shrines for Muslims and includes a complex of mausoleums from the 9th to the 19th centuries. Shah-i-zinda means, "living king" and it is the title given to Qusam ibn Abbas, a cousin of the Prophet Muhammad. The mausoleum dedicated to him and the beautiful mausoleums of people connected with Amir Temur give a special beauty to the complex;
• THE OBSERVATORY OF ULUGBEK (15th century) – It was founded during the reign of the Timurid ruler, the famous astronomer Mirzo Ulugbek, and the discoveries in the observatory made an important contribution to world civilization;
Transfer to Samarkand station for taking your seats on the modern Talgo-Afrosiyob high-speed train in the direction of Samarkand-Tashkent route. Departure and arrival times: 17:00- 19:10. Return to Tashkent city in the evening. Transfer to the hotel for check in.
DINNER - Dinner at the national Uzbek restaurant then take a rest at the hotel.

5th Day. TASHKENT - ....

Transfer to Tashkent International Airport in the morning. This is the end of our short journey to Uzbekistan. Thank you for opening the door to “The Lost World” with us. See you again!!!

Included/Excluded

  • Tourist vehicle with air conditioning and driver during the tour, transfers.
  • Hotels in the "DOUBLE / TWIN" room, which includes breakfast.
  • Full pension: all meals
  • A tour guide service in your language for the whole tour.
  • All entrance tickets for the objects specified in the travel program.
  • High-speed trains tickets “Talgo-Afrosiyob” for Tashkent-Bukhara, Bukhara- Samarkand, Samarkand-Tashkent, economy class tariffs.
  • Touristic maps of the cities.
  • 24 hours agency support.
  • Personal expenses, additional services.
  • Camera and photo camera charges (total amount charges of per camera in the touristic cities of Uzbekistan might be up to $ 5).
  • Visa * (currently there is a visa-free regime for about 100 countries around the world, you can find out which countries included in a visa-free list via the available link: https://mfa.uz/en/pages/visa-republic-uzb).
  • International round-trip air tickets * (you can also buy these tickets with us).

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