Gastronomic tour

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Uzbek cuisine (Uzbek, O'zbek taomlari) - national cuisine of Uzbekistan. It has a deep history, is closely connected with the Uzbek culture, language and traditions.

Uzbek cuisine is perhaps the richest cuisine in Central Asia. The mixture of culinary traditions of the Persians and Turks, as well as a favorable position at the crossroads of trade routes made recipes of Uzbek cuisine very diverse in terms of both products and methods of preparation.

Many dishes have complex recipes, are prepared manually, which requires many years of skill and culinary art. A special professional skill is required when preparing a large pilaf for tens and hundreds of kilograms of rice. Manti, dumplings (chuchvara) are molded by hands, sumalak is cooked over low heat for more than 10 hours. At the same time, the preparatory stage for wheat germination may take several days.

Start of the tour: Tashkent Accommodation: 3 stars.
End of tour: Tashkent Tour category: Historical tours, Gastronomic, Sightseeing tours.
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights Сities: Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand.
  • Day 1: Tashkent - Urgench

    Arrival in Tashkent.

    Meeting guests at the airport.

    Tour of Tashkent.

    Accommodation at the hotel after 14:00.

    This day you have a unique opportunity in one of the most popular restaurants of the city of Tashkent "Sim-Sim", where you can taste a variety of barbecue. After lunch in the capital of Uzbekistan - Tashkent.

    During the tour you will visit the old and new parts of the city.

    You will visit the old city where Hast-Imam architectural complex is located. Hast Imam Square is known primarily for its rich library of oriental manuscripts, which has more than 22 thousand religious books.

    And it is here that the famous Koran of Khalif Osman (VII c) is stored.

    At Hast-Imam, you visit Barak Khan madrasah, Tilla Sheikh mosque, Abu Bakr-Kaffal Shash mausoleum and Al-Bukhari Islamic Institute of the Imam, where students who attend future imams study .

    After sightseeing of the Old Town, you will find a trip to Independence Square and Amir Temur Square.

    Dinner at a national cafe. The main dish is Uyghur lagman.

    After a fascinating journey around Tashkent, we leave for the station.

    Departure from Tashkent to Urgench by train at 21:00.

    Night on the train.

  • Day 2: Urgench - Khiva

    Arrival in Urgench.

    Meeting at the station at 10:09. (10:59 to Khiva)

    Transfer to the hotel in Khiva (30 km, 35 min)

    Hotel accommodation.

    Khiva is an open-air museum city.

    Our excursion will begin with the core of this museum - the Ichan-Kala fortress. It is inside this fortress that all the architectural masterpieces of Khiva are concentrated. Fortress "Kunya-Ark" (1686-1688) "Kunya-ark" - "fortress in the fortress" - a citadel of Khiva khans.

    • Tash-Khauli Palace (Stone Courtyard) (XIX century);
    • Mausoleum of Pahlavan Mahmud (1810-1913).

    Lunch at the national restaurant "Muntur", with traditional cuisine. Where you can taste the delicious dishes of Khiva.

    After an exquisite dinner, continued excursions in Khiva.

    One of the main attractions located in the historical part of Ichan Kala is the Muhammad Aminhana Madrasah (1851-1854). This is the largest madrasah not only in Khiva, but also throughout Central Asia.

    Five domes and corner towers rise above the building.

    Muhammad Aminhana Madrasah is located opposite another Khiva attraction - Kunya-Arka, at the gates of Ata-Darvaza.

    And right in front of the building rises one of the main symbols of the city - Kalta-Minor minaret, the construction of which was led by the very same Muhammad Aminhan.

    Acquainted with the sights of Khiva. You will find a master class on cooking "tukhum barak" in the national house "Zeravshan apa" with lessons of Uzbek cuisine. Exclusive to you, the secret of the unique taste of “Tukhum Barak” will be revealed. You yourself will be able to cook a delicious "tukhum barak", write down the recipe for this legendary Uzbek dish. With a great mood, we will return to the hotel.

    Night in Khiva.

  • Day 3: Khiva - Bukhara

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    City excursion program:

    • "Juma Mosque" (end of the X century) The official date of the mosque's construction is (end of the 18th century). However, studies reveal to us a more ancient date - (X century);
    • Islam Khoja Madrasah (1910) This almost modern complex dating back to the beginning of the XX century includes a minaret and a madrasah united under the name of Islam Khoja.

    After a fascinating tour of Khiva, transfer to Bukhara through Kyzyl-Kum desert (480 km, 6-7 hours). The ancient route of the Great Silk Road.

    Lunch on the road - lunch box.

    Arrival in Bukhara at the end of the day.

    Dinner at the luxurious national restaurant Ipak Yuli Silk Theater. A great opportunity to enjoy live music and, if desired, to purchase products from natural silk (fabrics, scarves, scarves, etc.)

    Night in Bukhara.

  • Day 4: Bukhara - Samarkand

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    The holy city of Bukhara.

    Sacred Bukhara - this is what the Uzbeks respectfully call this glorious city. According to an ancient belief: graceful light descends from heaven to all Muslim cities, and only above Bukhara it rises to the sky.

    An excursion awaits you in the historical center of Bukhara, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

    You will visit the old part of the city:

    • Poi-Kalyan ensemble (beginning of the XII-XVI centuries) This main ensemble in the center of Bukhara is located at the intersection of the "four bazaars" trade routes, and "Poi-Kalyan" means "the foot of the Great" (or otherwise "foot of the Kalyan minaret") The ensemble includes 4 elements: the Kalyan mosque and the Miri-Arab madrasah facing each other, between them the Kalyan minaret, and the Amir-Alimkhan madrasah, which is south of Miri-Arab;
    • Mosque "Bolo-Hauz" (XIII centuries). The oldest part of the complex is the reservoir (hauz), which is called "Bolo-Hauz", which means ("children's reservoir"). He is one of the few surviving in Bukhara. Before the advent of Soviet power in Bukhara, there were many of them. They were a source of water for the population;
    • Shopping domes of Lyabi-Hauz complex. Each city has its own most beautiful and popular place where citizens flock to relax and enjoy the beautiful view. In Bukhara, such a place is called Lyabi-Hauz;
      Madrasah Miri-Arab (XVII centuries).

    At lunch, you will find a master class on cooking the national Uzbek dish "Palov" at "Farrukh" with lessons of Uzbek cuisine. You will discover the secret of the unique Bukhara "palov."

    Transfer to the railway station 15:00.

    Departure by high-speed train at 16:08 or automobile transfer at 16:00.

    Arrival in Samarkand at 18:35.

    Dinner at the national house of artisans. The main dish is Dymlama.

    You will have the opportunity to enjoy a pleasant evening and make souvenir purchases for your loved ones and friends.

    Hotel accommodation.

    Night in Samarkand.

  • Day 5: Samarkand

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Free time.

    Lunch at the national Samarkand restaurant "Karimbek". Where you can taste the national Samarkand dish. The design uses a live texture of adobe and natural wood, juicy folklore motifs: national ceramics, fabrics and handmade embroidery.

    After lunch, our excursion will begin, in the heart of the ancient city of Samarkand there is a real gem - Registan Square.

    Now there are three madrasahs on the square: Ulugbek, Sher-Dor and Tilla-Kari, which have become the main attractions of the city. They were erected by two rulers at different times.

    On this day, we are planning to show a theatrical - costumed show on the Silk Road "El Merosi".

    Dinner in the original national restaurant "Arbat" where you will not leave anyone indifferent.

    Textural wall decoration, elegant paintings, soft light create a pleasant atmosphere, suitable for those who have a refined taste and appreciate luxury and perfection in the details.

    Night in Samarkand.

  • Day 6: Samarkand - Tashkent

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    City excursion program:

    • Architectural Complex "Shahi Zinda" (XI-XV centuries). "Shahi Zinda" consists of eleven mausoleums that were built one after another in the XIV-XV centuries.
    • Cathedral Mosque "Bibi-Khanum" (XIV century). The majestic blue domes of Bibi-Khanum mosque - an extraordinary sight;
    • Mausoleum of "Gur-Emir" (XIV-XV);
    • Ulugbek's Observatory.

    After our informative excursion, we will hold a master class on cooking "manti" in the national house. Where you can participate in the preparation of these national dishes.

    Transfer to the station.

    Departure of the high-speed train at 18:45 (17:28) to Tashkent.

    Arrival in Tashkent at 22:10 (19:44)

    Meeting at the station.

    Late dinner at the national restaurant Navat.

    Hotel accommodation.

    Night in Tashkent.

  • Day 7: Tashkent

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Baggage collection and check out.

    Transfer to the airport.

    The end of the tour.


Quantity (from) Quantity (to) Cost per person
1 pers. 20 pers. $895 *
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What's included
  • meeting and seeing off at the airport, at any specified time of arrival and departure of the flight;
  • accommodation in a twin room of the specified class in all cities (breakfast included);
  • comfortable transport with air conditioning for the entire route (including meeting and seeing off at the airport);
  • full board in the best restaurants and food outlets (special menu);
  • guides in each city;
  • excursions according to the tour program;
  • tickets (class compartment) for the night train (Tashkent-Urgench);
  • economy class tickets for the Bukhara-Samarkand train;
  • economy class tickets for the Samarkand-Tashkent train;
  • master classes in cooking national dishes;
  • screening of the theatrical - costume show on the Silk Road "El Merosi";
  • mineral water for every day of the tour.

 A minibus or a bus with air conditioning.

What’s not included
  • entrance fees to major monuments and museums;
  • optional workshops on painting ceramics.





Grand Art

KhivaHayat Inn/Shams Khiva
SamarkandArt Samarkand


Bukhara Prestige

Additional services

Extra night - 60 USD.