Name of tour: Uzbek Craft tour
Length: 7 days
Places of interest: Tashkent, Samarkand, Gijduvan, Bukhara, Khiva, Urgench
Day 1: Tashkent – Samarkand
After landing to Tashkent International Airport you will meet the driver and then you will be transferred to the glorious capital. This day is dedicated to a wonderful city tour where you will explore the outstanding attractions of the city. The tour starts with discovering the important square of the country Independence Square. It was built in honor of soldier who fought for the freedom of the country. Then you will have a chance to marvel along the local Broadway. There you will have an opportunity to buy some souvenirs and other interesting things. Then you will transfer to observe the stunning site of the city Tashkent metro that was opened in 1977. There you will see the incredible walls. After you will be offered to see the old city including historical sites as Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex consisting madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. You will complete the tour exploring wondeful sacred attraction called the Othman Quran. This copy is the most ancient in the world that was found in the 8th century. Then you head on to Samarkand by train. You will rest the night in the hotel.
Day 2: Samarkand
This day you will city tour of amazing city Samarkand. Samarkand is a very popular city in Uzbekistan with many famous attractions. The city was built 2500 years ago and is on an equal footing with Rome and Babylon. The city is located on the Zeravshan river valley. Then you will explore the most important attractions of the city like Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Travelling along amazing square Registan Square, you will see amazing Madrasahs (15th and17th centuries) and inspire by its splendor. Shakhi-Zindeh includes collection of mausoleums of the 11th and 15th centuries. The ensemble was formed over several centuries and is intertwined with the complex historical fate of the city. Bibi Khanum Mosque is a large mosque built in honor of Tamerlane's wife after his successful campaign in India, looking at the mosque you can see what a grandiose building it was in those days. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 3: Samarkand – Gijduvan – Bukhara
After hearty breakfast you will transfer to amazing city Bukhara. The tour route will take you to the famous village Gijduvan village where you explore the private pottery workshop. This is a famous ceramics workshop known throughout Uzbekistan and the only one of its kind. The ceramics school in Gijduvan is passed down from generation to generation. Now the workshop belongs to the Narzullaev family, which is already in the 6th generation, and still teaches the next generation unique drawings and ornaments of ceramics, which are mainly painted in blue and green colors. After that you will head to Bukhara city. Along the way you will explore the memorial complex of Al Bukhary. Overall, the Al Bukhary complex belong to an Islamic scholar who determined the collection of hadiths known as Sahih al-Bukhari, run by Sunni Muslims, as one of the most genuine collections of hadiths. Then you will arrive to amazing Bukhara city and rest the night in the hotel.
Day 4: Bukhara
Our team is glad to explore you the sacred city tour. You will start the tour with visiting the ancient citadel in Bukhara (4th century) - Citadel Ark. It was a place where were ruled several dynasties of Bukhara Empire. Then you will transfer to Samanids mausoleum. This is a real outstanding masterpiece of 9th and 10th centuries. After that we will explore Chashma Ayub - Job’s well and Bolo-Hauz mosque, known from the Bible as the prophet Job, called Ayub in the Muslim world. You will continue tour with exploring the admirable shopping domes and madrasahs of Bukhara named Nodir Divan Begi, this is a famous part of Lyabi House Ensemble. At the end of the tour you will explore the mesmerizing Poi Kalon complex of the 12th and 16th centuries where are located the stunning structures as Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 5: Bukhara – Khiva
In the morning you transfer to one of the most interesting cities of Uzbekistan - Khiva. During the tour you will be inspired by the enchanting architectures that are over 140. There you will find fascinating avenues, narrow green streets, gardens and others. Monuments are very outstanding ad located close to each other. This day you will drive from Bukhara to Khiva through beautiful Kizilkum desert. Along the way you will admire the views of enigmatic river Amu Darya river which is considered to be the deepest river in Central Asia, connected by the Panj and Vakhsh in Tajikistan as well as went out into Aral Sea. After arrival you will have free time in Khiva. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 6: Khiva – Urgench – Tashkent
This day you will explore the wonderful city Khiva. In the city tour you will observe the fascinating inner city of Khiva Ichan-Qala. This city is rounded by strong walls. You will explore and stroll around old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan-Sarais and Bathhouses formed Ichan-Qala into glorious city-monument. There you will have an opportunity to explore the magnificent 400 traditional dwelling houses and 60 architectural monuments. In 1969 Ichan-Qala placed a historical as well as architectural conservation area. We also offer you to visit amazing sites such as the Kunya-Ark (17th century). It was found by Muhammad Arang Khan. There is Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace which is a great sample of Khorezm architectural mastership dating back to 1830s. We promise you will like the incredible tour in Uzbekistan. You will end the tour with transferring by evening flight to Tashkent. Night will be in the hotel.
Day 7: Tashkent – Flight
After breakfast you will transfer to airport and flight to the next destination.
Price per person:
02 pax – 670 $
04 pax – 530 $
06 pax – 455 $
08 pax – 460 $
10 pax – 430 $
Single – 75 $
Early check-in – 45 $
Single early check-in – 75 $
Half board – 50 $
Full board – 95 $
Entrance fees in UZ* (with escort guide only) – 55 $ per person
English speaking local guides in Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva – 160 $ per group
English speaking escort guide – 420 $ per group
Flight tickets Khiva (to Urgench airport) – Tashkent – 70 $ per person
Tashkent – “Samir” Hotel 3*
Samarkand – “Ideal” Hotel 3*
Bukhara – “Old City” Hotel 3*
Khiva – “Old Khiva” Hotel 3*
- Visa support
- Provision of mineral water
- Train tickets for Tashkent – Samarkand (economy class)
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Flight tickets
- Travel insurance
- Museum admissions