Uzbekistan - the Pearl of the East

Destination: Uzbekistan
Route: Tashkent – Fergana – Tashkent – Samarkand – Shakhrisabz – Bukhara – Khiva – Tashkent
Description: This cultural-historic tour package consists of a combination of historical, architectural and cultural components of Uzbekistan
Best Season: March to November
Duration: 12 days/ 11 nights
TOUR ITINERARY Tour code: CST#1
Day 01 Tashkent
Arrival in Tashkent. Meet at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Check-in at the hotel. Free time to have a rest at the hotel. Lunch at local restaurant (13:00-14:00). Half day visit of Tashkent: Independence (Mustakillik) Square with governmental buildings, A. Navoi theatre square, A. Temur square. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 02 Tashkent – Fergana
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Fergana via Kokand ( 350 km). Arrival in Kokand. Lunch at local restaurant. Visit to Khudayarkhan’s Palace (XIX c), Medresse Norbutabey, the mausoleum of Dahmai Shohon, Jome mosque. Drive to Fergana. Arrival in Fergana. Check-in at the hotel. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Fergana.
Day 03 Fergana – Tashkent
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit to silk factory “Yodgorlik” where you can see the process of the making silk fabrics from silk cocoons. Drive to Rishtan to visit the potter’s house for watching the process of making Rishtan ceramics. Continue driving to Tashkent. En route stop in Kokand for lunch at local restaurant (national “tea house”). Arrival in Tashkent. Accommodation at the hotel. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 04 Tashkent – Samarkand
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit to the old part of the city – Khast Imam complex as well as possessing a rich Islamic Library with highlight immense Osman Koran, Chorsu bazaar, Kukeldash madrasa (XVI c.). Lunch at local restaurant. Drive to Samarkand (330 km). En route visit to the mausoleum of Imam Al-Bukhari. Arrival in Samarkand. Check-in at the hotel. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Samarkand.
Day 05 Samarkand
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day sightseeing in Samarkand: Gur Emir Mausoleum (XVc.), Registan Square (including Sher Dor, Tilla Kari and Ulugbek madrasas – XV-XVII cc.). Lunch at local restaurant. Continuation of the sightseeing program: Bibi Khanim mosque and mausoleum (XV c.), Siyab bazaar (one of the oriental bazaars), Khazrat Khizr mosque, Shahi Zinda necropolis (XIV-XV cc.), the observatory of Ulugbek (XVc.). Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Samarkand.
Day 06 Samarkand – Shakhrisabz – Bukhara
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Shakhrisabz (170 km). Arrival in Shakhrisabz. Half day sightseeing program in Shakhrisabz: ruins of Ak-Saray Palace, Jahongir mausoleum, Dor-ut Saodat complex: Khazratiy Imam Mosque, Dor-ut Tillavat complex: Gumbazi-Seiidan, Kok Gumbaz Mosque. Lunch at local restaurant. Drive to Bukhara (284 km). Arrival in Bukhara. Accommodation at the hotel. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 07 Bukhara
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day sightseeing in Bukhara: the dynasty mausoleum of Samanids (IX-Xcc.), Chashma Ayub (XIVc.), Bola Havuz ensemble (XVIII-XXcc.), Ark citadel (XIX-XXcc.). Lunch at local restaurant (13:00). Continuation of the sightseeing program (14:00): Poi-Kalon complex (Kalon minaret (XIIc.), Kalon mosque (XVc.) and Miri Arab madrasa (XVIc.)), Ulugbek madrasa (XVc.), Abdulaziz Khan madrasa (XVIIc.), Trade Domes (Toki Telpakfurushon, Toki Zargaron, Toki Sarafon), Ancient Silk Market, Magoki Attori mosque and Lyabi Hauz complex. Dinner with folk show at Nadir Devan Begi madrasa. Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 08 Bukhara
Breakfast at the hotel. AM visit to “Sitorai Mohi Khosa” (XIX-XX cc.) – the summer palace of last Bukhara Emir, Said Alimkhan, the complex of Nakshbandi. Lunch at local restaurant. Free time in the afternoon. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 09 Bukhara – Khiva
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Khiva via Kizil Kum desert along Caravan Roads ( 480 km). En route lunch box. Arrival in Khiva. Accommodation at the hotel. Free time to rest. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Khiva.
Day 10 Khiva
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day sightseeing in Khiva: Ichan Kala – a UNESCO World Heritage Site including: Medrassa Muhammad Amin Khan, Kelta Minar, Kunya Ark, Medrassa Muhammad Rakhimkhan. Lunch at local restaurant. Continuation of sightseeing program: Pakhlavan Mahmud Mausoleum, Islam Khodja Minaret & medrassa, Djuma Mosque and Minaret, Tash Hovli Palace. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Khiva.
Day 11 Khiva – Tashkent
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Urgench international airport for departure flight HY-1052 (0920-1050) to Tashkent. Arrival in Tashkent. Meet at the airport. Transfer to the hotel for accommodation. Free time. Lunch at local restaurant. Visit to Applied art museum and Tashkent subway. Farewell dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 12 Tashkent
Transfer to the airport for flight to next destination. End of the tour.

 

Please kindly note that the program can be altered or put any changes by the guests’ requests and suggestions so that it can come to their full satisfaction or meet any requirements.