While it doesn't get a lot of attention, Uzbekistan is a life-changing destination for those who visit. These 5 days will take you through some of the greatest cultural highlights the country has to offer. Marvel at the gorgeous mosques in Samarkand, and immerse yourself in the diverse culture of ancient Bukhara. Uzbekistan is a must-see for any seasoned or first-time traveller.
Day 1: Tashkent International Airport – Tashkent
Arrival in Tashkent. Meeting at international airport of Tashkent. Transfer to the Hotel. Check-in (at/after 12:00) (If your flight arrives earlier we have to request from the hotel for early check-in usually for additional cost but we try to make it free of charge as possible or we can proceed to city tour in Tashkent ) Tashkent city tour ( 7 -8 Hours ) visiting old part of the city: Architectural complex “Khazret-Imam” (Mausoleum of imam Kaffal al-Shashi, Barak-khan Madrassah, Tellya Sheikh Madrassah, Mui-Mubarak Madrassah, Juma Mosque, Imam Ismail al-Bukhari Islamic Institute), KukeldashMedressa, bazaar Chorsu. A visit to European part of the city: Amir Timur Square, Theatre Square, Independence Square, Monument of Courage, Tashkent TV Tower and Memorial to the Victims of Repression. Drive back to the Hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent – Samarkand
Early Breakfast in the Hotel 07:00 Transfer to Tashkent railway station. 08:00 Depart from Tashkent to Samarkand by high-speed train “Afrosiab” 10:08 Arrival in Samarkand. Transfer to the hotel, check-in. Sightseeing tour of Samarkand ( 6-7 Hours ) visiting: Gur Emir Mausoleum (Tamerlan’s tomb), Ruhabad Mausoleum, Registan Square (a heart of the city), Bibi-Hanum Mosque, orient bazaar Siyab, ShahiZinda Necropolis and Ulugbek’s Observatory, Mausoleum of KhodjaDoniyor known as Saint Daniel. Overnight at the hotel
Day 3: Samarkand – Bukhara
Breakfast. 09:43 Transfer to Bukhara by train or by road. Driving By road gives the chance to pay a visit to Gijduvan’s ceramics workshop that From ancient times to the present day known as a shopping city and the center of craftsmanship. But still, pottery is unique among the various crafts that flourish in town. Gidjuvan school of ceramics characterized by the use of geometric forms and colors in ornaments. Arrival in Bukhara, Sightseeing tour of Bukhara visiting Samanids Mausoleum, Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum, Bolo Hauz Mosque, Ark Fortress, Minorai-Kalon and Poi-Kalon Mosque, Miri-Arab Madrassah, Toki-Zargaron, KoshMadrassah (Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan), MagokiAttari Mosque, LyabiHauseansemble, check in the hotel. Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 4: Bukhara – Tashkent
Breakfast at the Hotel. Short city tour/shopping in Trading domes (covered bazaars). In XVI century it was the center for trade of silk, jewelry and even for money exchange. Today tourists can also buy here different souvenirs of a wide range: from small souvenir magnets to the famous Bukhara carpets. 14:30 Transfer to the railway station of Bukhara. 15:50 Bukhara – Tashkent by train 19:45 Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer to the Hotel. Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 5: Tashkent – Airport
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to International airport of Tashkent. In case of evening flight, city tour or shopping in Chorsu bazaar. End of services. Hope you enjoyed tour to Uzbekistan!