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Tour History and Culture of Uzbekistan

Destination: Uzbekistan

City: Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva - Bukhara - Shakhrisabz - Samarkand - Tashkent - Fergana

Duration: 13 days / 12 nights

The territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan held a considerable part of the Silk Road, so the journey through our country like admiring a diamond - the set of faces, looking at the lights which can be infinite!
1 day **** - Tashkent
Arrival in Tashkent, meeting with a sign FAYTEMTOUR.
Transfer to hotel accommodation.
Journey starts from the capital of Uzbekistan city of Tashkent, flowers and fountains, where antiquity and modernity seamlessly coexist, complementing each other. Visit the old town: the complex of Hazrati Imam: consisting of Barak Khan madrassah, Tilla Sheikh mosque - the repository of the famous Osman's Koran, and the golden hair of the Prophet Muhammad Juma mosque Khoja Ahrar Vali, The State Museum of Applied Art of Uzbekistan, Kukeldash madrassa.
Free time for shopping at Su bazaar and souvenir shops. Overnight in Tashkent Palace Hotel 4 **** / Grand Orzu 3 ***.

Day 2 Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva

Breakfast at hotel. 5:00 shuttle to the airport and flight to Urgench, 7:00, 08:40 arrival and transfer to Khiva (30 km) Arrival, accommodation at the hotel.
Caravans came to China from West to East, and our journey will begin with Khiva, a city-museum under the open sky. If you've ever dreamed of to get to the eastern fairy tale - then your dream has come true. Narrow streets, carved doors and aivans, majestic minarets and mausoleums, history and crafts - are carefully stored in this city as great jewels.
Travel to Karakalpakstan, a visit to the fortress Ayaz-Kala and Kala Tuprok. Return to Khiva.
Free time. Overnight in Hotel Malika Khiva 3 *** / Asia Khiva 3 ***.

Day 3, Khiva

Breakfast at hotel.
City tour, visiting the architectural complex of Ichan-Qala (12-19 th century):
Kunya Ark Citadel (16-17 century), residence of the last Khan including Ismail Haji Mausoleum, Mohammed Amin Khan Madrassah, Muhammad Rahimkhan Madrassah, Juma - Mosque (10th century), Juma Minaret - mosque, madrassah Shergazihana, Sayid Alauddin mausoleum, minaret Murad-Tura.
Architectural Complex of Pahlavan Mahmud Mausoleum of Pahlavan Mahmud (14-18 centuries), Minaret Islamhodzhi, Ak-Mosque, Anushahana Bath, Caravanserai Allakulihana, Alpakulihana Madrasah (1834-1835 gg.), Tash-Khovli Palace (19th century), Minaret Kalta - Minard and other sights of Khiva.
Free time. Overnight in Hotel Malika Khiva 3 *** / Asia Khiva 3 ***.

Day 4, Khiva - Bukhara (550 km)

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Bukhara passes through the Kyzylkum desert, along the road you can admire the great Central Asian Amu Darya river, you will open the exotic landscapes of the desert. You can enjoy the dunes and caravans of wild camels wandering in the desert!
Arrival to Bukhara, transfer to hotel.
Free time. Overnight at the Hotel Grand Bukhara 4 **** / Sasha & Son 3. ***

Day 5, Bukhara

Breakfast at hotel. Sightseeing in Bukhara:
Citadel Ark - the city within a city (4th century BC), Bolo House (early 20th century), the architectural ensemble of Poi-Kalon (Pedestal of the Great) - Religious of the Sacred Heart of Bukhara, consists of a Minaret Kalyan, Kalyan Mosque and Miri-Arab. Ulugbek Madrasah (1417), Madrassah Nadir - Sofa - Begi Madrassah Abdul Aziz Khan, Magoki-Attori (12-16 cc.), Labi Hauz ensemble (14-17 century), Kosh-Madrasah ensemble consisting of two opposing madrassas Madari -Abdullakhan (mother Abdulla) and madrassas Abdullakhan, Samanid Mausoleum (tomb of the representatives of the Samanid late 9th - early 10th century), Chashma Ayub (Job's Spring), Chor Minor (four minarets).
Free time: shopping recommend a visit to the dome (15-16 cc.): Toki Saraffon (Dome of the moneychangers), Toki-Telpak Furushon (Dome of the sellers of hats), Toki Zargaron (Dome of the jewelers) and Tim Abdulla (Centre for the sale of silk).
Overnight at the Hotel Grand Bukhara 4 **** / Sasha & Son 3. ***

Day 6, Bukhara

Breakfast at hotel. Outside the city there are palaces and mausoleums of the rulers of the sheikhs. You will see where the rest of Bukhara emirs, feed the peacocks and cakes make a pilgrimage to the holy places.
Departure for the city to visit the Mausoleum of Bahauddin Naqshbandi (16-19 century), where the tomb of his mother and his relatives (14th century), mausoleum Chor-Bakr (10th century), the summer residence of Sitorai Hossa (19th century).
Free time to buy souvenirs and oriental spices. We recommend to visit the Gold Souk. Overnight at the Hotel Grand Bukhara 4 **** / Sasha & Son 3. ***

Day 7, Bukhara - Shakhrisabz - Samarkand (290 km + 110 km)

Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to Samarkand via Karshi, tour Shahrisabz: Shakhrisabz to attractions include the palace of Timur the Ak-Saray (White Palace, 1380-1404 gg.), Which was largely destroyed, but recovered rapidly. In addition to the giant 40 meter gates, here you can see the magnificent and unique filigree mosaic patterns on the technology of masonry wall, on which we can judge what magnificence was, probably, this huge summer residence. No less interesting is the mausoleum of the ensemble Dorus-Sadat (Dorus Saodat, "The Place of Power», XIV c) - Jahangir's tomb, and Omar (the sons of Timur), which is in scale and finish comparable to the Ak-Saray.

Dorus Saodat
Places of worship for the city are also ensemble Dorus-Tilyavat ("Blue Mosque», XIV c) - the mausoleum of Timur's spiritual mentor Shamsiddin Kulol, elegant mausoleum Gumbazi-Seidon (XVI century, the descendants are buried here Ulugbek), and congregational mosque Kok-Gumbaz (1435) and of Hazrat Imam Mosque (XIV century) and the cenotaph of Tamerlane himself (he is buried in Samarkand, but here are the mausoleums of the great conqueror of relatives).
Transfer to Samarkand. Arrival, accommodation at the President Palace **** 4/3 *** Malika Prime.

Day 8, Samarkand

Breakfast at hotel.
Samarkand - the capital of the empire of Tamerlane and his grandson Ulugbek. Favorite city of the poet Omar Khayyam. The city has long been focused science and art of the ancient East. Multi-ethnic and tolerant - are saying that "the sky are a lot of stairs" and it does not matter what language to read the prayer. Such an architecture in Samarkand is no longer anywhere in the world.

Visit the Eastern morning Siab Bazaar, the Mosque of Bibi Khanum, Registan Square - Ulugbek Madrasah (15th century), Sher-Dor (17th century), Madrassah Tilla-Kori (17th century).
Excavations and museum of the ancient city of Afrasiab, the architectural complex Shahi-Zinda (11-15 century), Gur Emir - Tamerlane's tomb (14-15 century), Mausoleum of Daniel, Ulugbek Observatory (15th century). In his spare time visiting carpet factory Hudzhum, silk carpets, or visit the studio for the production of papyrus papers (handmade).
Free time to buy souvenirs and oriental sweets.
Overnight at the President Palace Hotel 4 **** / Malika Prime 3 ***

Day 9, Samarkand and Tashkent (350 km)

Breakfast at hotel.
Morning drive to Tashkent (4:00). Before departure to Samarkand, we stop at the mausoleum of Ismail Al Bukhara.
Free time.
Overnight in Tashkent Palace Hotel 4 **** / Grand Orzu 3 ***.

Day 10, Tashkent - Ferghana (340 km)

Breakfast at hotel.
Continuation of the Great Silk Road to China - Kokand, Rishton and Margilan - the city with amazing historical monuments since the Arab expansion and the Khanate of Kokand. Fergana Valley - Country crafts and silk.
On the way excursion to the Kokand Mosque Khudoyar Khan Mosque World, the Mausoleum Shakhon Dahman, moving to Rishton: private pottery workshop, moving to Fergana.
Overnight at Hotel Club 777.

Day 11, Fergana - Tashkent
Breakfast at hotel.
Tour of the Fergana: National Museum of Uzbekistan, an ancient city Kuva, moving to Margilan: Yudgorlik silk factory, moved to Tashkent. Arrival, accommodation at the hotel.
Overnight in Tashkent Palace Hotel 4 **** / Grand Orzu 3 ***.

Day 12, Tashkent

Breakfast at hotel.
Continue sightseeing in modern Tashkent:
Opera and Ballet Theatre. Alisher Navoi, Tashkent TV Tower, a monument to the victims of repression, the memorial complex "Courage" - is the only architectural and artistic complex, dedicated to the topic of eliminating the consequences of the Tashkent earthquake of 1966, Independence Square, where there are: Monument of Independence and Happy Mother's Arch "Ezgulik" ( Arch of good and noble aspirations) and ascended to the heights storks, the memorial of the Great Patriotic War.
Tour of the Amir Temur Square: Amir Timur Square in the center of which is a monument to the great commander Amir Temur, the famous Glockenspiel, and Tashkent Uzbekistan Hotel (former Intourist), Palace of Forums "Broadway" - Alley artists, with exposed for sale cheap souvenirs, as well as of fountains and modern monuments of the capital, Alay market.
Free time.
Overnight in Tashkent Palace Hotel 4 **** / Grand Orzu 3 ***.

Day 13, Tashkent - ***
Transfer to Tashkent airport for flight to next destination.

End of Program ***** *****

Additional information

The price includes:
• Accommodation in these hotels in double room
• Air tickets Tashkent - Urgench (Y - class)
• Comfortable transport with air-conditioning to fly the route
• 1-2 people - Daewoo Nexia Sedan seats up to 4x
• 3-8 people - minivan up to 14 seats Istana
• 8-14 people - Toyota Coaster minibus for up to 20 seats
• 15 or more people - Golden Dragon Bus to 45 seats
• Meals: Breakfast at hotel
• Entrance fees to museums and attractions mentioned in the program
• English - Russian-speaking guide will escort all excursions program
• Visa
The price does not include:
• International air ticket
• Alcoholic and soft drinks,
• visa fees (if not citizens of the Russian Federation)
• fees for the photo - and video in museums
• Tips and porters
• personal expenses
• Other services not mentioned above


• The price does not include early settlement and late departure, surcharge will be waived upon approval of time of arrival and departure.

• In case of cancellation after confirmation of the tour is less than 7 days occur penalty of 100% in less than 14 days, 50% for 30 days without penalty.

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