Silk and spices

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Description

Bukhara is the city of the Great Silk Road, where trade routes from East to West converged, caravans with valuable goods - silk and spices dragged on. Local craftsmen of gold embroidery, pottery, masters of minting, carpet weaving and other crafts were very famous.

From May 30 to May 31, 2020, the annual Silk and Spices festival will be held in Bukhara.

Silk during the Great Silk Road was among the goods that are more tender and lighter than air and valued more than gold itself. Skilled weavers of Bukhara, Samarkand, Balkh, Hamadan, Damascus, Baghdad made raw silk of unique beauty in their beauty.

Festival visitors literally become participants, involved in improvised colorful shopping bazaars of silk fabrics and spices, called exhibition fairs. Merge with folklore show programs and enjoy the unique dishes of Uzbek cuisine.

Start of the tour: Khiva Accommodation: 3 stars.
End of tour: Tashkent Tour category: Historical tours, Sightseeing tours.
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights Сities: Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent.
Program
  • Day 1: Urgench - Khiva

    Arrival in Urgench at 17:15.

    Meeting at the airport.

    Transfer to Khiva (35 min).

    Accommodation in Khiva.

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 2: Khiva - Bukhara

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    City Tour:

    Khiva is a city open-air museum.

    • Ichan-Kala Fortress;
    • Kunya-Ark Fortress - a citadel of Khiva khans;
    • Tash Hauli Palace (Stone Courtyard);
    • Mausoleum of Pahlavan Mahmud;
    • Minaret Kalta-Minor.

    Drive to Bukhara at 15: 30-16: 30.

    Late arrival in Bukhara.

  • Day 3: Bukhara

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Today you will have a unique opportunity to become part of the amazing Silk and Spices festival.

    Within the framework of the festival, performances of folklore groups from all over the country, holding folk games, various master classes, as well as shows by young designers of Uzbekistan are planned.

    Festival participants will pass a noisy procession from the gates of the Ark fortress to the Lyabi-Hauz complex - the heart of old Bukhara.

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 4: Bukhara - Samarkand

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Walking city tour with a guide:

    • Lyabi-Hauz complex;
    • Ulugbek Madrasah;
    • Mausoleum of Samanids;
    • Madrasah Chor-Minor;
    • Minaret Kalyan.

    Transfer to the railway station at 14:15.

    15:50 Departure to Samarkand by high-speed train.

    Arrival in Samarkand at 17:20.

    Hotel accommodation.

    Free time.

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 5: Samarkand - Tashkent

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    City tour begins with a visit to the famous Registan Square.

    • Bibi Khanum Mosque at the Siab Bazaar;
    • Ulugbek's Observatory;
    • Gur Emir Mausoleum is the tomb of Amir Timur and Timurids.
    • A trip to Konigil, where you can watch the process of making Samarkand mulberry paper using old technology.

    Transfer to the railway station at 16:40.

    Departure to Tashkent by high-speed train at 18:00.

    20:10 arrival in Tashkent.

    Meeting at the station.

    Night in Tashkent.

  • Day 6: Tashkent

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    The end of the tour.

    Transfer to the airport at 06:05 either (11:05)

    Departure to Moscow at 08:05 either (13:05)

    Arrival in Moscow at 13:05 either (15:15)

Itinerary
Dates and vacancies
Start End Cost per person Remaining seats
Thursday
28.05.2020
from Khiva
Tuesday
02.06.2020
to Tashkent
$575* 20

* 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 double rooms in 3-star hotels;
  • hotel-based breakfasts;
  • tour guide in each city;
  • transport for the entire route with air conditioning and a refrigerator: a minibus or a bus;
  • excursions indicated in the program in the cities: Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand;
  • master class in preparing national dishes - pilaf and tasting of festive dishes;
  • visit to Konigil factory;
  • railway tickets for the high-speed train Bukhara-Samarkand (economy class);
  • railway tickets for the high-speed train Samarkand-Tashkent (economy class).
Transport

 A minibus or a bus with air conditioning and a refrigerator.

What’s not included
  • supplement for single accommodation;
  • alcoholic drinks;
  • photo and video shooting in museums;
  • entrance fees to monuments and museums.
Conditions

Accommodation:

Cities

Hotels

Tashkent

Art Rakat 

Samarkand

House Luxury

Bukhara

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