Culture and Architecture Uzbekistan Tour

Code: GOLD13D
13 DAYS 12 NIGHTS

Tour Description

Uzbekistan - the land in the heart of Central Asia between the two great rivers Amu Darya and Syr Darya, called in antiquity the Oxus and Jaxartes, has a rich history, many ancient traditions, customs and traditions. Through this beautiful country went the route of the Great Silk Road. The cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva were important nodes in this ancient trade route. But this trip takes us not only in the famous cities on the Silk Road, but also in the Ferghana Valley, the home of silk production. Learn more about the production of silk and experience the hospitality of the Uzbek

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Tashkent - Kokand - Ferghana -Margilan - Rishtan - Samarkand - Shahrisabz - Bukhara - Khiva
INCLUDED
Accommodation on your choice
All breakfasts
Qualified guide
All entrance fees to the monuments and museums in the program
Transport and transfer to mini van or car / driver
Folklore concerts with fashion show in Bukhara
Internal flight Urgench/Tashkent economy class
Visa Support Fees if necessary
NOT INCLUDED
International flights
Visa Fees
Lunches and dinners
Tips for guides and driver
Travel insurance
Single room supplement
Personal expenses
Photo, video fees in the monuments and museums
Special Notes:
Please note that above trip suggestion can be tailored to your individual needs. Please contact us for the prices.
Sightseeing Highlights
See Hasti Imam Square (Barak-khan Madrassah, Mausoleum of Kafal Shashi), Theater of Alisher Navoi, Museum of Applied Arts
Registan Square, remains of Bibi Khahum mosque, and Gur Emir Mausoleum, Shahi-Zinda Necropolis
Ark fortress, Bolo Hauz mosque, mausoleum of Ismail Samani, Chashma Ayub, Kalyan minaret and mosque, Lyabi Hauz square with the spectacular Nadir Divan Begi Madrassahs
Ak-Saray Palace, Kok-Gumbaz Mosque, Khazrati Imom Ensemble
Muhammad Aminkhan Madrassah, Kunya Ark and Juma Mosque with 218 wooden pillars, the Harem of Khiva Khans, mausoleum of Pakhlavan Makhmud, Islam Khodja complex
Drive along the scenic Highway between Bukhara and Khiva

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Day 1: Tashkent

Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer to hotel. After breakfast, full day guided city tour:, the Barak-Khan Madrassah, the Mausoleum Kaffal Template ski, visit the Museum of Applied Arts. It is also possible to enjoy the beauty of Tashkent metro. Dinner at local Restorant. Overnight at a hotel.

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Day 2 Tashkent - Kokand - Ferghana (360 km)

After breakfast departure to Fergana via Kokand. Short photo stops on the way. Arrival in Kokand. A city tour: visit to the palace of the last ruler Kokander Khudoyor-Khan, the Friday Mosque and several mausoleums. Overnight at a hotel.

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Day 3 Fergana - Margilan - Rishtan - Tashkent (380 km)

Breakfast. Visit silk manufacturing in Margilan, ceramic workshop in Rishtan where the potter tells about the process of making pottery and also shows the process itself. Drinking tea at home of the potter. Back drive to Tashkent. Overnight at a hotel.

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Day 4 Tashkent - Samarkand (360 km)

After breakfast, visit: Amir Temur Square and Museum of Temurids. Then follows Departure to Samarkand. Overnight at a hotel in Samarkand.

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Day 5 Samarkand

After breakfast, full day city tour: the Gur Emir Mausoleum, the Registan Square with the madrasah of Ulugbek, Tilla-Kori, sher-Dor, the mosque Bibi-Khanym, the old market, the complex Shahi Zinda. Overnight at a hotel.

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Day 6 Samarkand

Breakfast. Visit to the observatory of Ulugbek, the Archaeological Museum Afrasiab. You have free time in the afternoon. Overnight at a hotel .

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Day 7 Samarkand - Shakhrisabz - Bukhara (80 +280 km)

After breakfast, departure to Bukhara via Shakrisabz (80 miles) above Takhakartcha pass (about 1700m). Photo stops on the way (very beautiful scenery!). Upon arrival visit the ruins of the residence of Timur Ak-Sarai, the Kok Gumbaz Mosque, the mausoleums and the tomb of Timur (where he wanted to be buried). Continuation of the journey to Bukhara (280 km).Overnight at a hotel.

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Day 8 Bukhara

After breakfast visit to the Ark Fortress, which was in the course of many centuries the residence of the rulers of Bukhara, Bolo chaus the mosque, mausoleum Chashma-Ayub and 1000 years Samanid mausoleum, the architectural complex with the Poi-Kalyan Minaret Kalyan, the mosque Kalyan and madrasah Miri-Arab, the trading dome of goldsmiths Toki Sargaron, the architectural ensemble Kosh-Madrasah with the madrasahs of Ulugbek and Abdulaziz Khan, the bazaar of silk fabrics Tim Abdulla Khan and the trading dome of the capper Toki Telpak -Furushon. Overnight at a hotel.

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Day 9 Bukhara

After breakfast, the tour will continue: In the morning, drive to the summer residence of the last Emirs of Bukhara Sitorai Mochi chossa (5 km) and the mausoleum of Bahovuddin Naqshbandi, a founder Sufi brotherhood. Return to the city and visit the monument Chor-Minor (4 blue domes). Overnight at a hotel

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Day 10 Bukhara-Khiva (450 km)

After breakfast departure to Khiva through the Kyzyl-Kum desert. You can stop and have a rest on the banks of the Amu-Darya, in a teahouse and photo stops. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 11 Khiva

After breakfast full day city tour: the fortress Kunja-Ark, the madrasah Mukhammad Amin Khan, the minaret Kok Minor, the madrasah Mukhammad Rakhim Khan, the mosque and the minaret Djuma, the Mausoleum Pakhlavan Mahmud, the minaret and madrassah Islam Khodja, the Ak-mosque-madrasa Kutlymurad inactivation and Allakuli Khan, the caravanserai, the gate-Palvan Darvosa, the palace of the Khan Tash hauli. Overnight at a hotel.

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Day 12 Khiva - Urgench - Tashkent

Breakfast. You'll have some leisure time in the morning. In the afternoon transfer to Urgench (25 km) to the airport for flight to Tashkent. Arrival. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at a hotel.

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Day 13 Tashkent

After early breakfast, transfer to the international airport for your return flight.

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