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A premium tour of the most outstanding architectural monuments of Uzbekistan will plunge you into the atmosphere of antiquity and grandeur. We will visit workshops of artisans, centuries-old architectural ensembles, history museums, the famous Registan Square and dozens of unique buildings. You can enjoy profitable shopping, as well as spend some time at your discretion and visit other locations you like.

Start of the tour: Tashkent Accommodation: 3 stars.
End of tour: Tashkent Tour category: Historical tours, Sightseeing tours.
Duration: 13 days / 12 nights Сities: Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva.
  • Day 1: Tashkent

    Meeting at the airport.

    Free time. We can organize an excursion by transport to the monuments of Tashkent.

    Dinner at the restaurant.

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 2: Tashkent

    09:00. The start of the tour.

    • Zangi-Ata complex - a cult-memorial ensemble formed at the burials of Sheikh Zangi-Ata and his wife Ambar-Bibi (XIV-XIX centuries). This ruler lived in the late XII - early XIII century. He came from a noble family and was a highly educated person. Ali Khoja studied with Ahmad Yassawi, who was the spiritual leader of the Turkic tribes.

    13:00. Lunch. Osh Markazi - Tashkent plov.

    • Hazrat Imam complex (XVI century), Barakhan Madrasah (1531-32) - the ensemble was built near the grave of the imam, scholar, scholar of the Koran and hadiths of the Hazrat Imam (Abu Bakr ibn Ismail al-Kaffal al-Shoshiy). He spoke 72 languages and translated the Old Testament (Torah) into Arabic. Here is a library of oriental manuscripts and the Koran of Caliph Usman (the only surviving original manuscript of the Koran), which is written in the skin of a deer and consists of 353 large parchment sheet. Currently located and the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Uzbekistan and the Islamic University;
    • Minor Mosque is a new mosque in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. The mosque is designed for more than 2400 people. After the opening, the Minor Mosque became one of the largest spiritual centers of Muslims in Tashkent and all of Uzbekistan;
    • Amir Timur Square (1882), a monument to Amir Temur, an outstanding political figure and commander of the Middle Ages, who created a huge empire stretching from the Caucasus to China and from Siberia to India, which lasted 200 years in the XIV-XV centuries, a single centralized state, which included 27 states;
    • Museum of the History of Timur and Timurids - The Museum is included in the "List of State Unique Scientific Objects" of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The museum houses more than 5,000 exhibits dating back to the era of the reign of Timur and the Timurid dynasty.

    18:00. Dinner at the restaurant.

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 3: Tashkent - Samarkand

    07:00. Check out from the hotel.

    07:30. Transfer: transfer to the station. Tashkent - Samarkand. Afrosiab train (8:00 - 10:08)

    10:10. Arrival in Samarkand.

    11:00. The start of the tour.

    • Khoja Ahmad Kosoni or Mahdumi Azama Dahbeti (1461-1542) - a prominent representative of Sufism in the 2nd half of XV century and the beginning of XVI century, an Islamic theologian and mystic from the Middle
      Asia, representative of Sufism, founder of the Dahbediya school, prominent theorist and sheikh of the Naqshbandi teachings;
    • Memorial complex of Imam Al-Bukhariy (810-870) is the coryphaeus of the science of hadith (recollections of the words and deeds of the Prophet) and the mufassir (commentator of the Koran), which is honored by the whole Islamic world. He is the author one of the canonical collections of Sunni traditions "Al-Jami al-Sahih" (a collection of 7275 "impeccable" hadises from 300 000 that he knew by heart), which became the second most important book for Muslims after the Koran (Holy Book).

    13:00. Lunch at the teahouse.

    • Gur Amir Mausoleum (1404-1405, additions of the XV-XVII centuries) is the dynastic tomb of the Timurids on the male line. Amir Timur (Tamerlan), his sons and grandchildren are buried here, as well as the ashes Amir Timur’s spiritual mentor is the World of Sayyid Barak. The mausoleum served as a prototype for the famous monuments of architecture of the Great Mughal era: the Khumayun mausoleum in Delhi and the Taj Mahal mausoleum in Agra, built by descendants of Timur, who at one time were the ruling dynasty of the North
    • Mausoleum of Rukhabad (1380) - mazar revered by the people - the mausoleum of Rukhabad ("Resident Spirit"), erected over the burial place of the mentor of Timur, holy sheikh Burkhaniddin Sagarji in the 80s XIV century He is an Islamic theologian who enjoyed great influence at the court of the Chinese Yuan Dynasty and was married to a Chinese princess.
    • Necropolis of Shokhi Zinda (XIV-XVIII centuries) is a monument of medieval architecture including the Mausoleum of Kussam ibn Abbas, cousin of the Prophet Muhammad. In 2001, the ensemble of the mausoleums of Shahi Zinda, along with other ancient buildings of Samarkand, was included in the World Heritage List UNESCO. Ziyarat of the mausoleum of St. Sheikh Nuriddin Basir or Qutbi Chokhardahum (died in 1242);
    • Hazrat Khizr Mosque (VIII century) is the patron saint of travelers, the legendary owner of "living water". Muslims believed that if anyone met Khizr, that person would become rich.

    19:00. Dinner at the restaurant.

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 4: Samarkand

    10:00. The start of the tour.

    • Registan Square (XV-XVII centuries) - An ensemble of three madrassas: Ulugbek Madrasah (1417-1420), Sherdor Madrasah (1619-1636) and Tilla-Kari Madrasah (1646-1660). In 2001, this ensemble, along with others
      Samarkand's ancient historical buildings have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

    13:00. Lunch.

    • Bibikhanim Mosque (XIV-XV centuries) is an architectural monument, the grandiose cathedral mosque of Tamerlane, richly decorated with tiles, carved marble and murals. Restored from ruins at the end of XX century;
    • Mausoleum of Khoja Doniyor (1400) - a mausoleum over the grave of one of the saints. According to legendary information of the XVIII century, the ashes of the Old Testament biblical prophet Daniyar (Daniel) are buried in the mausoleum, the remains of which were brought to Samarkand and buried by the Central Asian medieval commander and conqueror Amir Timur (Tamerlan);
    • Ulugbek's Observatory (1428-1429) is one of the most important observatories of the Middle Ages in the world, built by Timur's grandson - Ulugbek. Here, by 1437, the Gurgan zij was compiled - a catalog of the starry sky, in which 1018 stars were described. It was there
      stellar year length: 365 days, 6 hours, 10 min, 8 sec (with an error of + 58 sec).

    19:00. Dinner at the restaurant.

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 5: Samarkand - Bukhara

    09:20. Transfer: transfer to the station. Samarkand - Bukhara. Afrosiab train (9:42 - 11:17)

    11:17. Arrival in Bukhara.

    11:30. The start of the tour.

    • Necropolis of Bahauddin Naqshbandi (XVI-XIX centuries) is a great theologian of the XIV century, the founder of the Sufi order. He was the spiritual mentor of Temur and performed the haj to Mecca 32 times. His philosophy was based on the principle: "Dil ba yeru, dast ba kor" (“In the heart is God, and in the hands is labor”);
    • Necropolis of Chor-Bakr - the burial place of sheikhs from the clan of the Dzhuybar Seyyids. The necropolis itself is a rather large architectural complex, listed in the UNESCO catalog. The name of the necropolis "Chor-Bakr" means "Four Brothers", but abroad the necropolis is larger known as the "City of the Dead".

    13:30. Lunch at the teahouse.

    • Mausoleum of Chashma Ayub "Source of Ayub" (Job) (XIV-XIX centuries) - a religious building and a holy place in the historical center of Bukhara, includes a mausoleum and a sacred spring. Currently, it houses the Water Museum;
    • Khalifa Niyazkul Madrasah also known as Chor-Minor - a madrasah built in Bukhara with the money of the rich Turkmen Khalifa Niyaz-kul. "Chor-minor" in the translation of "four minarets." It is believed that the decoration elements of these towers reflect religious - philosophical understanding of the four world religions;
    • Sitora-i-Mohi Khosa (XIX century) - a suburban residence of the Bukhara emirs. The museum exposition, where you can see samples of palace furniture and household items, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, a collection of national clothes of the XIX century.

    19:00. Dinner at the restaurant.

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 6: Bukhara - Khiva

    08:00. The start of the tour.

    • Lyabi Khauz ensemble (XVI-XVII centuries) - The area is formed by the buildings of the Kukeldash madrasah (Bukhara), the Divan-Begi madrasah and the khanaki Divan-Begi madrasas, grouped around the Nadir-Begi house reservoir. Bukhara Center for the Development of Crafts (1996) - The Center received assistance from the government, the Association of Artisans "Eternal Heritage", UNDP, UNESCO, etc. The main goal of the Bukhara crafts development center is the revival and development of ancient crafts;
    • Walking/shopping souvenirs under the trading domes (XVI century): Toki-Sarrofon, Toki-Telpak Furushon, Tim Abdullahan, Toki-Zargaron;
    • Magokki Attori Mosque (IX-XII centuries) - Before the Arab conquest there was a bazaar where idol, medicinal potions and spices ‐ atoron were sold; there was the temple of the moon (Moss). A mosque was later built on the site of this temple;
    • Madrasah of Ulugbek and Abdullazizkhan (1417, restored in 1585) - There is an inscription from the Koran on the gate leaf, which says that “the pursuit of knowledge is the duty of every Muslim and Muslim.” Currently, the madrasah houses the Museum of the History of Restoration of Monuments of Bukhara;
    • Kalyan complex (XII ‐ XVI centuries) - in translation means "the foot of the great", located at the Kalyan minaret and includes three buildings: Kalyan mosque, Kalyan minaret (symbol of Bukhara) and Miri Arab madrasah;
    • Ark fortress (XI-XX centuries) is an ancient citadel in Bukhara, a stronghold of the last emirs. At one time, Ark, towering above Registan Square, was a symbol of greatness, power and inaccessibility.
      the surviving buildings date back to the reign of the Uzbek dynasties Ashtarkhanids (XVII century) and Mangytov (XVIII-XX centuries).

    13:30. Lunch at the teahouse.

    Transfer: Bukhara - Khiva. Simple high-speed train (5 hours 20 min)

    17:50. Arrival in Khiva.

    18:00. Dinner at the restaurant.

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 7: Khiva

    09:00. The start of the tour.

    • Gates of Darvoz ota - The ancient gate, built in the western part of Ichan-Kala, is inhabited by many historians as the main entrance to the city. Parameters - 10 meters by 4 meters;
    • Madrasah and Minaret Muhammad Aminhon (1845-1855) is the seventh ruler of the Uzbek Kungrat dynasty in the Khiva Khanate. During the reign of Muhammad Amin Khan, the largest madrasah named after him was built in Khiva;
    • Polvon Kori Madrasah (1905) - It was built by Colonel Kori, a major Khiva merchant, and the minaret was built in conjunction with the new style of the XX century. Tower height - 21 m;
    • Kunya-Ark Fortress (1686-1688) - "old fortress" - citadel; located in the inner city of Khiva Ichan ‐ Kala. Before the overthrow of the Khiva Khan by the Bolsheviks in 1920, Kunya Ark served as one of the Khan's residences. The Kunya Ark complex was restored at the beginning of XIX century;
    • Zindan in Khiva (XVIII century) - translated from Persian as "prison", "dungeon", a prison pit, was built in the northwestern corner of Shakhristan, and included several cells, a punishment cell and an underground dungeon;
    • Madrasah Muhammad Rahimkhan (1876) - was erected in 1876 in front of the Kunya Ark fortress on the orders of Muhammad Rahim Khan, who was known among the people as an enlightened monarch and patron of scientists and poets;
    • Craft workshops - engaged in the production and sale of Uzbek handmade souvenirs, as well as amulets for the home, talismans, souvenir magnets, ceramic plates and decorative panels for interior decoration in the national Uzbek style.

    Check in at the hotel.

    13:00. Lunch at a restaurant inside the square.

    14:00-16:40. Free time: Walks in workshops, carpen sheds.

    • Mausoleum of Sheikh Mavlon Bobo (XIX century) - a minaret, mosque and madrasah were erected in the cemetery of Sheikh Mavlon Bobo on the orders of Allah Kuli Khan. Near the mausoleum, Munis is buried - the historian and translator and his nephew Agahi writer, poet.

    18:00. Dinner at the restaurant.

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 8: Khiva

    10:00. The start of the tour.

    • Mausoleum of Pakhlavan Makhmud (XIX century) - one of the best works of Khiva architecture, made in the traditions of the Khorezm architecture of Dotimurov time;
    • Sherghazi Khan Madrasah (1718-1726) - One of the oldest and largest madrasahs in Khiva was built by the captives of Shergazi Khan, captured by him in 1718 during the raid on Khorasan and Mashhad;
    • Islam Khoja Minaret (1908-1910) - located in the center of the Ichan-Kala citadel, part of the Islam Khoja complex, along with the madrasah of the same name. It is the tallest building in old Khiva, its height is 56.6 m, and is the second highest minaret in Central Asia (in third place is the Kalyan minaret in Bukhara, with a height of 46.5 m), and in the first place is the Kutlug-Timur Minaret in Kunya Urgench with a height of more than 60 m;
    • Khiva Education Center;
    • Juma Mosque (X century) - Friday mosque in the Khiva fortress Ichan-Kala. At the end of the XVIII century. the mosque was rebuilt. Juma is unique in structure - it has no portals, domes, galleries and courtyard. The mosque has access from three sides. The ceiling of the large hall rests on 213 wooden columns;
    • Tash-Hauli Palace (1830-1838) - the palace complex, the main palace of the Khiva khans. It was built by Allakuli Khan. The best architects of that time were put on a stake due to the fact that they refused to build the palace in 2 years. Usto Kalandar Hivagi took 8 years;
    • Kutlug Murad-Inak Madrasah (1809-1812), one of the earliest buildings, was built during the reign of Muhammad Rakhimkhan I, at the dawn of the era of rapid construction in the capital, which was gaining power of the Khiva Khanate. In the courtyard of the madrasah there are workshops of artisans;
    • Ollokulikhon Madrasah (1834-1835) - Built at the expense of the Uzbek khan Allakuli and it housed the city library, which provided books to students of Khiva madrasahs;
    • Caravanserais and covered markets (tims) - became part of the reserve city, and built inside the Ichan-Kala citadel are included in the protected World Heritage Site under the auspices of UNESCO. Judging by archaeological data, it was the caravanserai that existed already in V-VI centuries, like a stop at the Heyvak well (Khiva-Heyva-Heyvak), on the ancient route from Merv to Gurganj laid the foundation for medieval, and then modern Khiva.

    13:00. Lunch at a restaurant inside the square.

    14:00-16:40. Free time: Shopping - souvenirs, walk.

    • Nurillaboy Palace (1893-1904) - a summer palace complex of Khiva khans, built under Asfandiyar Khan, who ruled the Khiva Khanate. It is a monument of history and culture.

    18:00. Dinner at the restaurant.

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 9: Khiva - Tashkent

    07:30. Check out from the hotel.

    Transfer: departure from Khiva to Urgench airport (40 minutes by car) Urgench - Tashkent. "Uzbekistan Airways" plane (9:35 - 12:00)

    12:00. Arrival in Tashkent.

    13:00. Lunch at the restaurant.

    • Chorsu Bazaar is the largest market in Tashkent, where there is an abundance of a selection of local products. From the bow of centuries, it was one of the busiest bazaars in Central Asia, as it was located at Silk Road route;
    • Free time. Shopping: Chorsu Bazaar, Samarkand Darvoza hypermarket.

    19:00. Dinner at the restaurant.

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 10: Tashkent

    Check out from the hotel.

    Transfer: sending to the mountains in a Jeep (1.5 hours drive)

    8-9 o’clock in the morning passenger transport picks up from Tashkent.

    Arrival in Chimgan.

    Check in at the hotel.

    Departure by car to the Beldersay cableway - climb the cable car to the Kumbel pass.

    13:30. Lunch at the pass with a beautiful ponrama.

    Walk in the highlands. Toward evening, on the cable car down to the car.

    19:30. Dinner (possibly in a local house near the hotel)

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 11: Tashkent

    Early morning.

    • Jade Lake (Lake Urengach) - along the Charvak reservoir in the direction of the Pskem Valley. In a jeep we get straight to the lower lake, if desired, tourists can climb to the upper large lake.

    13:30. Lunch (perhaps right on the lake or in a local hotel house to taste a local Kyrgyz dish)

    Descent along the Pskem river to the village of Charvak.

    19:30. Dinner (possibly in the teahouse "Bochka" or "Arbat" - barbecue or fish)

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 12: Tashkent

    In the morning departure towards the Chatkal river, Koksu.

    Visiting the mountain villages of Yusufkhan, Yangikurgan, Brichmulla, Yakkutut, Garay, Bogustan
    On the way to visit the holy places (Idiris Paygambar, Movzole Sheikh Umar Vali)

    13:30. Lunch at the cottage in the village of Yakkutut.

    Swimming on the shore of Charvak. At will paragliding or just watching the flight.

    Toward evening, departure to the city of Tashkent.

    Transfer: departure to Tashkent by transport (1.5 hours drive)

    19:30. Dinner at the restaurant.

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 13: Tashkent

    Free time. Japanese Park, Botanical Garden - before departure, you can offer a walk in the parks and enjoy nature in a relaxed atmosphere.

    Seeing off from Tashkent.

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