7-day tour: Tashkent – Bukhara – Samarkand (Uzbekistan) | This tour around Tashkent, Bukhara and Samarkand is organized by a local travel agency in Uzbekistan (Ref: AUZ0003-2).
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7-day tour: Tashkent – Bukhara – Samarkand (Uzbekistan)
7-day tour: “Tashkent – Bukhara – Samarkand” is organized by Adiona Travelling – local travel agency in Uzbekistan. Adiona Travelling is specialized in organizing city tours and group tours around Uzbekistan for international tourists. Besides, this local travel agency organizes individual tours, cultural tours and recreational packages.
- Itinerary: Tashkent – Bukhara – Samarkand – Tashkent
- Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Day 1: Tashkent
Arrival in Tashkent. Arrival at the international airport, where you will be met by UZBEK MODELS WITH FLOWERS. Transfer to the hotel and accommodation. Breakfast in the hotel.
Tashkent city tour with a professional guide:
- The ensemble “Khazret Imam”: here you can see the oldest manuscript of Uzbekistan and the famous Muslim heritage – Holi Quran Mushaf Otman, which has a certificate of authenticity from UNESCO.
- Juma Mosque Khoja Ahrar Vali: This juma mosque is the oldest of the 157 mosques in modern Tashkent and the third largest mosque in Uzbekistan after the Bibi Khanum Mosque in Samarkand and Poi Kalyan in Bukhara.
- Chorsu Bazaar: Wholesale Oriental Bazaar where you can bargain up to 50% of the price of any product.
- Kukeldash Madrasah, located on Chorsu Square, was built in the 16th century during the reign of the Sheybanhan dynasty. Now this is a college where they teach the basics of Islam.
- State Museum of Applied Arts of Uzbekistan. The museum houses more than 7000 examples of folk applied art: handmade embroidery, skullcaps, jewelry, carpets and other craftsmanship from the beginning of the 19th century to the present day.
Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 2: Tashkent – Bukhara
Breakfast in the hotel.
You will visit: the Opera and Ballet Theater named after Alisher Navoi, Independence Square, Amir Timur Square.
After lunch, transfer to the Afrosiyob train station. Transfer to Bukhara (according to the schedule of the railway station and availability). Arrival in Bukhara, accommodation at the hotel. Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 3: Bukhara
Walking tour around the Old City of Bukhara.
- Citadel Ark – fortress of Emir. The complex consists of a reservoir, a mosque and a minaret.
- BoloHouse Mosque – Poi-Kalon Architectural Ensemble (Pedestal of the Great), the religious heart of Sacred Bukhara, consists of the Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque and Miri-Arab Madrasah.
- Ulugbek Madrasah – Nodir Divan-Begi Madrasah, Abdul Aziz Khan Madrasah, Magoki Attori Mosque, Lyabi Khauz Ensemble, Kosh Ensemble – Madrasah (consisting of two opposing Madari Abdullahan Madrasahs (mother of Abdullahan) and Abdullahan Madrasah.
Day 4: Bukhara – Samarkand
Breakfast in the hotel. Excursion and shopping in Bukhara.
You will visit:
- The Mausoleum of the Samanids (tomb of representatives of the Samanids dynasty of the late 9th – early 10th century),
- Chashma Ayub Mausoleum, translated as the well of St. Job. According to the legend, the biblical prophet Job, while visiting this land, decided to help people affected by the lack of water in the desert. He hit the ground with his stick, creating a source of crystal clear water in this place.
- Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa – the summer residence of the last emir of Bukhara, a combination of Eastern and Russian architecture.
- Chor-Bakr Necropolis.
Day 5: Samarkand
After lunch, transfer by minibus. Arrival in Samarkand, accommodation at the hotel. Breakfast in the hotel.
- Memorial complex Chor-Chinar (other spelling – Chor Chinar, Chorchinor, Chorchinar, translated meaning “Four Chinars”). This revered place is located in Upper Urgut. You will go from the mausoleum of Gavzuli Azam in the opposite direction – towards the center of Gus, and then towards Urgut.
- Teshik-Tash: the legend of the “leaky stone”. The world famous Teshik-Tash Cave (Leaky Stone) is located at an altitude of about 1,500 m above sea level in the Baysuntau mountains in the north of the Surkhandarya region. In this cave, in 1938–39, archaeologist Alexei Okladnikov made a sensational discovery of the site of the primitive Mousterian culture and burial with the remains of a skeleton (skull and some bones) of a Neanderthal child of 8–9 years old.
- The mysterious cave of Hazrati Dowod. Hazrati Dawod Cave (translated from the Uzbek as St. David) is one of the holy places located at an altitude of about 1250 meters, at the foot of the western spur of the Turkestan and Zarafshan ranges, a rocky wedge protruding into the Karshi steppe. Many legends are passed down from generation to generation by locals to pilgrims and travelers who come to see the cave and try to heal from illnesses or fulfill wishes from the traces of the prophet.
One of the legends says that the Jewish king and prophet David (among the Muslims Dawood, Dowood or Daoud), while hiding from the enemies, arrived in this place, where he decided to pray and knelt. Allah, heard his prayer, endowed him with supernatural powers. With the help of which he spread the rock with his hands and hid in this cave. According to Arab legend, the prophet Daud was sent by Allah to the East to preach monotheism.
Day 6: Samarkand – Tashkent
Breakfast in the hotel. Samarkand city-tour:
- Registan Square – the heart of Samarkand, consisting of Ulugbek Madrasah, Sher-Dor Madrasah and Tilla-Kori Madrasah (view from the outside; you may enter, but the entrance is not included in the price of this tour).
- The Bibi Khanum Mosque, once the largest mosque in Central Asia, was constructed on the orders of Tamerlane after his victory over the Indian army in 1399 (view from the outside; you may enter, but the entrance is not included in the price of this tour).
- Necropolis of Shahi Zinda (Living King) – this holy place has been visited since the 11th century, as well as for pilgrimage.
- Mausoleum of Gur Emir, in which the Great Tamerlan, his sons and grandson Ulugbek are buried.
- Ulugbek Observatory. Ulugbek’s scientific works were created due to the existence of this unique observatory that he built in Samarkand. The main stationary tool was a giant quadrant, placed inside a cylindrical building with a diameter of 48 m.
- The memorial complex of Imam Al-Bukhari – a complex of memorial, religious and spiritual-educational buildings of the late 20th century in the village of Hartang, Payaryk district, Samarkand region of Uzbekistan.
At 18:00 transfer to Samarkand station. Evening Afrosiyob. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 7: Tashkent
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Tashkent Airport.
The price includes: transfers (as listed), meals, guide, train tickets, hotel.
|Service||Price per 1 person (USD)|
|7-day tour: Tashkent – Bukhara – Samarkand||450 USD|
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