Navruz in Uzbekistan

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Navruz is one of the joyful, bright and beautiful holidays!

Navruz - oriental New Year - is celebrated on March 21, the day of the vernal equinox and is associated with the arrival of spring.

We suggest you start your journey and meet this bright spring holiday in one of the most ancient cities of Uzbekistan - Samarkand. From Samarkand you will surely bring a lot of bright exciting moments associated with the greatest creations of other eras, legends and secrets the history of the city is full of.

Start of the tour: Tashkent Accommodation: 3 stars.
End of tour: Tashkent Tour category: Historical tours, Sightseeing tours.
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights Сities: Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara.
Program
  • Day 1: Tashkent

    Arrival in Tashkent.

    Meeting guests with a sign VERSAILLES TRAVEL.

    Accommodation at the hotel.

    Tour of Tashkent:

    • Mausoleum of Kafal al-Shashi Mazar;
    • Kukeldash Madrasah;
    • Tashkent's oldest bazaar - Chorsu.

    Night in Tashkent.

  • Day 2: Tashkent - Samarkand

    Breakfast.

    Departure at 08:00 to Samarkand from Tashkent (2 h. 10 min., 308.3 km).

    Arrival in Samarkand at 10:00.

    Excursion in Samarkand - one of the most majestic cities of Uzbekistan, the beloved capital of the great Tamerlane:

    • Mausoleum of Gur-Emir (XIV-XV century), 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 Abass (cousin of the Prophet Muhammad);
    • Bibi Khanim Mosque (XIV century), built in honor of his beloved wife Tamerlane;
    • Ulugbeks Observatory (XV century) - an astronomer, scientist, ruler, favorite grandson of Tamerlane, murdered by order of his son;
    • Hazrat-Hyzr Mosque.

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 3: Samarkand - Bukhara

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Departure at 09:43 to Bukhara from Samarkand (280 km).

    Arrival in Bukhara at 11:15.

    Tour of the old city: Bukhara has preserved the medieval layout, so that every building, every house on its curved narrow streets carries the charm of antiquity. Temporary boundaries are erased here, here you lose the sense of time ... The architecture of the city includes acquaintance with such monuments as:

    • Lyabi Hauz Ensemble: Honako and Nodir Divan Begi Madrasah (XVI century), Kukeldash Madrasah (XV Century), a monument to Hodja Nasreddin;
    • Walk under the trade domes (XVI century): Toki Saraffon, Toki Telpak-Furushon, Toki Zargaron, where artisans (jewelers, miniaturists and others) sell their products;
    • Caravanserai of Bukhara;
    • Tim Abdullahan (XVI century), a covered bazaar used to trade expensive silk fabrics;
    • Ulugbek Madrasah (XV century), built by the grandson of Tamerlane. At the entrance, the inscription in Arabic script belonging to the prophet Muhammad: "The desire for knowledge is the duty of every Muslim and Muslim woman";
    • Abdullazizkhan Madrasah (XVII century);
    • Kalon Mosque (XVI century);
    • Mir-i-Arab Madrasah (XVI century), in which the head of Russian Muslims, Ravil Gaynuddin, and the dead President of Chechnya, Ahmad Kadyrov, were former mufti.

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 4: Bukhara - Tashkent

    Breakfast.

    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 habitat of the rulers of Bukhara, a stronghold of power and authority (I century BC - XIX century);
    • Chashma Ayub Mausoleum (XII-XVI century), 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.

    14:45. Transfer to the railway station of Bukhara.

    15:50. Departure on the high-speed train "Afrosiab" to Tashkent.

    19:40. Arrival.

    Meeting guests at the exit of the station building.

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 5: Tashkent

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Airport transfer.

    End of the tour.

Itinerary
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Quantity (from) Quantity (to) Cost per person
10 pers. 10 pers. $430 *
Different number of people in your group? TBD *

* 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.

What's included
  • accommodation in standard twin rooms in 3-star hotels;
  • hotel-based breakfasts;
  • guide in each city;
  • transport for the entire route with air conditioning and a refrigerator: a minibus or bus;
  • excursions specified in the program in the cities: Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand;
  • train tickets for the high-speed train "Afrosiab" Tashkent-Samarkand (economy class);
  • train tickets for the high-speed train "Afrosiab" Samarkand - Bukhara (economy class);
  • train tickets for the high-speed train "Afrosiab" Bukhara - Tashkent (economy class).
Transport

A minibus or bus, trains.

What’s not included
  • alcoholic drinks;
  • photo and video in museums;
  • entrance tickets to monuments and museums.

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