All tales of the East: Samarkand and Bukhara
This historical tour will leave you with the most indelible impressions! Thanks to professional guides, you will learn many interesting things about the two main ancient cities of Uzbekistan. Book this tour if you plan to start your trip in Samarkand and finish in Bukhara.
|Start of the tour: Samarkand||Accommodation: 3 stars.|
|End of tour: Bukhara||Tour category: Historical tours, Sightseeing tours.|
|Duration: 4 days / 3 nights||Сities: Samarkand, Bukhara.|
Day 1: Samarkand
Meeting at the airport in Samarkand with a sign of the tour company.
Transfer to the hotel.
Free time for a walk in Samarkand.
Dinner at a national restaurant.
Night at the hotel.
Day 2: Samarkand
Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 - 10:15. Tour of Samarkand - one of the most majestic cities of Uzbekistan, the beloved capital of the great Tamerlane:
- Gur-Emir Mausoleum (XIV-XV centuries), which houses the tomb of Tamerlane and his relatives;
- Registan Square (XV-XVII centuries): Ulugbek Madrasah, Til-Kori Madrasah, Sher Dor Madrasah;
- Rukhabad Mausoleum;
- Mausoleum of Shahi Zinda (XII-XV century): one of the alleged graves of Kusam ibn Abbas (cousin of the Prophet Muhammad).
12:00 - 13:00. Lunch at the national restaurant (entree - kebab).
- Bibi Khanim Mosque (XIV century), built in honor of his beloved wife Tamerlane;
- Observatory of Ulugbek (XV century) - astronomer, scientist, ruler, beloved grandson of Tamerlane, killed by order of his son;
- Hazrat-Hyzr Mosque;
- Museum "Afrasiab". The ancient settlement Afrasiab (VIII century BC. - 1220). Lifeless hills to the north of the modern city - the place where in the VIII. BC. Samarkand was founded. The city existed on this territory until 1220, when it was conquered and destroyed by Genghis Khan. Now it is the State Archaeological Reserve, where international archaeological expeditions work. On the territory of the settlement there is a museum of ancient history of Samarkand, in the halls of which exhibits of different periods of the city’s life before the Mongol invasion are exhibited - ossuaries, metal and glass products, coins, ceramics and unique paintings of the 7th century;
- Mausoleum of Khoja Daniyar. On the northern outskirts of the ancient settlement Afrasiab, there is one of the most revered mazar by believers - “the place of worship”. The legends associate Khoja Daniyar with the names of the Jewish prophet Daniel and the Christian Daniel. The mausoleum of Khoja Daniyar, along with Muslims, is visited by Jews and Christians;
- Visit to the Siab bazaar.
Night at the hotel.
*Optional (not included in the price):
- visit to the famous silk carpet factory - 13 USD;
- visiting the production of the famous Samarkand silk paper - 10 USD;
- wine tasting at the winery - 20 USD.
Day 3: Samarkand - Bukhara
Early breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to the train station at 08:50.
Departure to Bukhara at 09:40 on the high-speed train "Afrosiab".
Arrival in Bukhara 11:15.
Meeting at the train station.
12:00 - 13:00. Dinner in the hotel restaurant (national Bukhara plov for lunch).
Tour of the old city: Bukhara has preserved the medieval layout, so that every house on its curved narrow streets can be in a charm of antiquity. Here you can see the time lines.
- Lyabi Hauz Ensemble: Honako and Nodir Divan Begi Madrasah (XVI century), Kukeldash Madrasa (XV century), a monument to Khoja Nasreddin;
- Walk under the trade domes (XVI century): Toki Saraffon, Toki Telpak Furushon, Toki Zargaron, where artisans (jewelry, miniaturists and others) sell their products. Caravanserai of Bukhara;
- Tim Abdullahan (XVI century), covered bazaar, used to trade in expensive silk fabrics;
- Ulugbek Madrasah (XV century), built by the grandson of Tamerlane. Muhammad: “Striving for knowledge is the duty of every Muslim and Muslims”: Abdullazizkhan Madrasah (XVII century) Kalon Mosque (XVI century);
- Mir-i-Arab Madrasah (XVI weeks), which was attended by the head of Russian Muslims, Ravil Gaynuddin, and the dead President of Chechnya, Ahmad Kadyrov, who was previously a mufti.
Night at the hotel.
Day 4: Bukhara
Breakfast at 08:00.
09:00. Continuation of the excursion program in Bukhara:
- Kalyan Minaret is a symbol of Bukhara, for centuries, served as a beacon for caravans in the desert, approaching Bukhara. Another name of the minaret is “the tower of death”, according to one of the legends, unfaithful wives and free-thinking Bukharians were thrown from the minaret;
- Ark Fortress is a majestic citadel, the dwelling place of the rulers of Bukhara, a stronghold of power and authority (I century BC - XIX century). Chashma Aiub Mausoleum (XII-XVI centuries), inside is the source of healing water, St. Job (Ayub);
- Samanid Mausoleum (X century) - the pearl of the architecture of Central Asia, the family tomb of the Samanid dynasty.
12:00 - 13:00. Lunch at the national restaurant.
Transfer to the airport.
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* Requesting a price does not oblige you to buy a tour. You can send a request for different tours and choose the most suitable option.
- accommodation in twin rooms with breakfast;
- excursions according to the tour program;
- tour guides in each city;
- comfortable transport (air-conditioned bus) for the entire route, including meeting / seeing off at the airport;
- railway tickets for the high-speed train “Afrosiab” Samarkand - Bukhara;
- food according to the program.
Comfortable transport (air-conditioned bus) for the entire route, including meeting / seeing off at the airport.
- international flights;
- full board;
- medical costs and insurance.
- Ark Fortress in Bukhara
- Lyabi-Khauz Complex
- Kukeldash Madrasah
- Samanid Mausoleum
- Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah
- Miri Arab Madrasah
- Toki Sarrofon Trading Dome
- Toki Zargaron Trading Dome
- Tim Abdullakhan Trading Dome
- Hodja Nasreddin Monument
- Registan Square
- Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis
- Gur Emir - Burial Vault of Timurids
- Bibi Khanym Mausoleum
- Tomb of Prophet Daniel
- Ulugbek's Observatory
- Afrosiab Museum
- Mausoleum of Chashma Ayub
- Kalyan Minaret