Title of tour: 4 day cultural tour
Days / Nights: 5/4
Overnights: Tashkent, Samarkand
Day 1: Tashkent
This day is dedicated to a city tour of the amazing capital Tashkent. You will begin the tour with exploring the amazing site Independence square that is the significant attraction of the country where important events are held every year. This square is also known for being built in honor of the victory in World War II. After that you will discover the local Broadway that is located between Independence square and Amir Timur square and admire people with the souvenirs and art. The tour continues with exploring the beautiful Tashkent metro, where you will have a ride and see the amazing architecture. You will also explore the old part of the city that consists of Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex. It consists of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. This day don’t miss the opportunity to discover the prominent attraction Othman Quran. This is the world’s oldest Quran copy dating back to 8th c. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent – Samarkand (350 km, 4 hrs drive)
This day you will transfer to amazing Samarkand. Samarkand is one of the most ancient cities in the world with a 2,500-year history. It is the second largest in Uzbekistan and is located in the valley of the Zerafshan River. Located right in the heart of the Great Silk Road and the same age as Babylon and Rome. You are going to explore today the amazing sites of Samarkand such as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square is one of the most significant attractions of Samarkand, where there are three madrasas Dating from the 15th-17th centuries and amazes with its views. Then you will discover the fascinating architectural complex of Shakhi-Zindeh one of the best ensembles where a large collection mausoleums dating back to 11th-15 centuries that is also the part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque a Grand memorial in Samarkand and a monument to the history of the XV century, grandiose in its views, it charms with its beauty. The night will be in the hotel.
Day 3: Samarkand – Urgut – Samarkand
After breakfast you will travel to a small village outside of Samarkand named Urgut. There are located the popular colorful and bustling bazaar. In the second part of the day you will transfer back to Samarkand and transfer to another village. There you will find the outstanding memorial complex of Al Bukhary. Al Bukhary devoted himself entirely to science and worship. Al-Bukhari was an Islamic academic who wrote a compilation of hadiths known as Sahih al-Bukhari, considered by Sunni Muslims to be one of the most original compilations of hadith. He also was the author of books as Al-Adab al-Mufrad. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 4: Samarkand – Tashkent (350 km)
This day you will have a morning transfer to Tashkent. You are going to explore the outstanding Courage Monument that is a memorial comple. This is one of the most visited attractions in the city. It is dedicated to the events of the mid-XX century, which claimed many victims. The tour route will take you to Zangi Ota memorial complex, place of worship: crowds of pilgrims visit the tomb of the Holy Sheikh AI-Khoja named Zangi Ota every year. You will complete the tour with exploring the State Museum of Applied Arts of Uzbekistan, where you can find fine examples of glasses and national clothing, hand and machine embroidery, skullcaps and national fabrics, carpets and woodcarving. The night will be in the hotel.
Day 5: Tashkent – Flight
Transfer to airport and flight home.
Price per person:
02 pax – 420 $
04 pax – 350 $
06 pax – 310 $
08 pax – 295 $
10 pax – 275 $
Single – 50 $
Early check-in – 30 $
Single early check-in – 50 $
*Half board – 35 $
*Full board – 65 $
*Entrance fees – 30 $ available with escort guide only
Local guides – 140 $ per group
Escort guide – 200 $ per group
Tashkent – “Tourist Inn” Hotel 3*
Samarkand – “Ideal” Hotel 3*
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Train tickets – 60 $ pp for round trip