Uzbekistan trip: Tour 8

 

Uzbekistan trip Tour 8

Uzbekistan trip: Tour 8


Day 1: Tashkent
Welcome to Uzbekistan. The driver will meet you and transfer to a city. We will visit Independence square placed as a symbol of success over totalitarianism in World War II. We will walk along the local Broadway. On the way you will see Tashkent metro. Then visit the old part of the city as Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex. It has numerous madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. Afterwards you can visit Othman Quran. It is the world's oldest Quran copy of the 8th century. Quran dedicated to Othman Ibn Affan who was the Third Caliph. Othman was slaughtered by unknown in 8th century. Today, travelers can see his blood on Quran pages. Transfer to a hotel for rest.

Day 2: Tashkent - Samarkand city tour
Having a hearty breakfast, you will be transferred to railway station of Tashkent for your train to Samarkand. Samarkand is found in the valley of the river Zerafshan. It is the second largest city of Uzbekistan. We will visit Registan square, Shakhi Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square has three mesmerizing Madrasahs found in the 15-17th centuries. Shakhi Zindeh epitomizes a rich collection of mausoleums of the 11th-15 centuries. It is also a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque was built in honor of darling Tamerlane's wife, after his effective trip in India. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 3: Samarkand - Urgut - Samarkand
In the morning we will drive to a small village near Samarkand called Urgut. This village is legendary for its colorful national bazaar. In the afternoon we will return to Samarkand and driver further to another village where you can see monument complex of Al Bukhary. Al Bukhary was an Islamic academic, who authored the hadith collection known as Sahih al Bukhari, observed by Sunni Muslims as one of the most authentic Hadith collections. He is an author of other books as Al Adab al Mufrad. Night is in a hotel.

Day 4: Samarkand - Shahrisabs - Bukhara
Today we will travel to the hometown of Amir Timur, the town of Shahrisabs. On arrival you will have a sightseeing tour and visit Ak Saray Palace, erected by Amir Timur. On the main portal of the Palace was written a note: "If you want to know about our power, look at our buildings". Travelers will see Jahongir mausoleum, devoted to the eldest son of Amir Timur, who lost life in was on his twenty years old. When his son died, the ruler has bewailed for a long time. Admire in Shahrisabs are the Dorus Siadat and Dorus Tillavat commemorative complexes where all progenies and relations of Amir Timur were buried. We will continue the drive to Bukhara. Transfer to a hotel.

Day 5: Bukhara city tour
In the morning you will have a city tour in Bukhara. We will visit ancient citadel in Bukhara of the 4th century named Citadel Ark which served as a palace for some dynasties of Bukhara Empire. Travekers will see Samanids mausoleum belonging to the 9th -10th century. The next destination is the Chashma Ayub, meaning Job's well and Bolo Hauz mosque and admire forty columns built in honor of Bukhara governor Abu Fayud Khan. We will walk along the shopping domes and visit one of the most famous madrasahs of Bukhara called Nodir Divan Begi which is also a part of Lyabi House Ensemble, famous central sightseeing of Bukhara. Visit Poi Kalon complex which has structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries as Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Rest is in a hotel.

Day 6: Bukhara
Today you will have a sightseeing tour in the surrounding area of Bukhara. You will visit Gijduvan village to visit well-known private pottery workshop. Gijduvan ceramics school has its deep roots. The skills have been passed from generation to generation. Nowadays Gizhduvan is home for the sixth generation of potters from Narzullayevs family which overvalued Gijduvan school ceramics all over the world. Gijduvan School of ceramics is renowned by a geometric pattern. Green and blue colors triumph in decoration of products. Then is transfer to Varahsha village, old capital of Bukhara region, and Vabkent, famous for its minaret built in 1196-1198, under the reign of Ala ad Din Tekish. Afterwards we will return to Bukhara. Night is in a hotel.

Day 7: Bukhara - Tashkent
In the morning you will have a city tour of Bukhara. We will visit Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex which is situated in few kilometers from Bukhara. It is a celebratory complex of famous Sufi Leader and Philosopher as one of the Muslim pilgrimage places for all people of Islamic world. Sheikh Bakhauddin Nakshbandi was one of the religious masters of Amir Timur. Currently complex comprises of mosques of Kushbegi and Muzafarohana, courtyard with pool, madrasah, and burial vault of Bukhara rulers and Dakhma upon the tomb of Saint Bakhauddin Nakshbandi. We will drive to see the countryside residence of Bukhara Emirs named Sitorai Mohi Hosa complex. The palace is the sample of grouping of countless architectural styles. Emir named the palace on behalf of his wife who died young "Star - like and moon- like Palace". In the end of day is transfer to Bukhara airport for flight to Tashkent. Night is in a hotel.

Day 8: Tashkent - Flight
Transfer to airport.

 

Transport:
02 pax - Sedan
04-06 pax - Minivan
08-10 pax - Minibus 

Price per person:
02 pax - 690 $
04 pax - 535 $
06 pax - 495 $
08 pax - 470 $
10 pax - 435 $
Single - 100 $

Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 55 $ 

*Half board - 60 $
*Full board - 105 $
*Entrance fees - 55 $ available with escort guide only   

English speaking guide - local 260 $ or escort 430 $ per group
Flight Bukhara -Tashkent - from 60 $ per person 

Service includes:
 Transport
- Accommodation:
Tashkent - "Tourist Inn" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
Bukhara - "Old City" Hotel 3*
- Mineral water during the tour
- Train tickets Tashkent-Samarkand                                  

Service does not include:
- Visa
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Bukhara-Tashkent flight
- Entrances to all museums


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