Name of tour: Majestic Uzbekistan
Length: 5 days
Places of interest: Chimgan Mountains, Charvak Lake, Tashkent, Bukhara, Citadel Ark. Samarkand, Registan square
Day 1: Tashkent – Chimgan Mountains – Tashkent
In the morning we will start driving to Chimgan Mountains. After arrival you will take 30 minutes way by a chair lift. On the top you will see Beldersay peak. Here you will be free to breathe fresh air, explore surroundings and enjoy the picturesque view. On the way back you will have some free time to relax at Charvak lakeside beach. It is possible to try water activities (as per season). The second half of the day will be dedicated to the guided tour in the capital city Tashkent. You will walk through Independence square, which symbolizes the victory over fascism in the Second World War. In Soviet Time it was called Red square. On the territory of the main square there are several administrative buildings. After that you will go along the local Broadway, a walking street between Independence square and Amir Timur square. Here you will see many atmospheric places where you can try Uzbek and European cuisine. Amir Timur square is one of the central squares in the city. It was erected in honor of national hero Amir Timur. At the end of the day you will check into the hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent – Bukhara (morning flight)
After breakfast you will have a flight to Bukhara. Today you will discover all sites of this fabulous city. The tour will start from the Citadel Ark, which is the most ancient citadel in the city. It was built in the 4th century and served as a palace for emperors of Bukhara. After that you will be amazed by the fascinating architecture of Samanids mausoleum (9th-10th century). You will visit Chashma Ayub (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. The next attraction is the famous Nodir Divan Begi madrasah, which is included in Lyabi House Ensemble. The last destination for today will be magnificent Poi Kalon complex, which reflects architectural mastership of Bukhara Empire. It includes three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. After an excursion you will be taken to the hotel.
Day 3: Bukhara – Samarkand (transfer, 290 km, 3.5 hrs)
Today you will continue explore Bukhara. Then you will have a tour in the surrounding area of the city. A few kilometers from Bukhara there is a Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex, which was built in memory of revered Sufi Leader and Philosopher. Sheikh Bakhauddin Nakshbandi was a spiritual master of Amir Timur. Besides that it is one of the Muslim pilgrimage places. Now the complex includes mosques of Kushbegi and Muzafarohana, courtyard with pool, madrasah, and burial vault of Bukhara rulers and Dakhma upon the tomb of Saint Bakhauddin Nakshbandi. Then we will start driving to Samarkand city (290km). You will be transferred directly to the hotel.
Day 4: Samarkand – Tashkent (train)
Samarkand is located in the valley of the river Zerafshan. It is the second largest city of Uzbekistan and it is considered to be as ancient as Rome or Babylon. You will see the most enchanting highlight such as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square complex consists of 3 majestic Madrasahs dating back to 15-17th centuries. Architectural complex of Shakhi-Zindeh includes a big collection of mausoleums, which were erected in 11th-15th centuries. Furthermore it is famous for being included in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Bibi Khanum Mosque was built in memory of Tamerlane’s wife, after his military success in India. In the evening you will return to Tashkent by train. The overnight stay will be organized in the hotel.
Day 5: Tashkent – Flight
In the morning the transfer will take you to the airport.
Price per person:
02 pax – 460 $
04 pax – 375 $
06 pax – 345 $
08 pax – 325 $
10 pax – 300 $
Single – 50 $
Early check-in – 30 $
Single early check-in – 50 $
*Half board – 35 $
*Full board – 65 $
*Entrance fees – 40 $ available with escort guide only
Local guides – 140 $ per group
Escort guide – 300 $ per group
Tashkent – “Tourist Inn” Hotel 3*
Bukhara – “Porso” Hotel 3*
Samarkand – “Ideal” 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