from$ 530
Duration 4 days
Category HISTORICALAUTHENTICETHNIC
Season Year-round

The land of Uzbekistan is a kind of precious archive, storing unique historical and archeological monuments of different epochs. The territory of this country is considered the cradle of the most ancient human civilization


The Uzbek people have a rich historical past, the pages of its history are inextricably linked with the history of Central Asia. The land of Uzbekistan is a kind of precious archive, storing unique historical and archeological monuments of different epochs. The territory of this country is considered the cradle of the most ancient human civilization

1 Day

Arrival to Tashkent's airport. Meet and greet service.

City tour along the old part of Tashkent: Visit to the Hasti Imam complex consisting of the Barak-Khan Madrassah, the Tillya Sheikh mosque, which is known as the repository of the famous Koran of Osman and the golden hair of the prophet Muhammad; Juma Mosque Khoja Ahrar Vali, State Museum of Applied Arts of Uzbekistan, Kukeldash Madrassah, Madrassah Abdulkasym.

Excursion program in modern Tashkent:

The Amir Timur Square: The Timurid State Museum, Amir Timur Square in the center of which is a monument to the great commander Amir Timur, the Palace of Forums, Broadway - an avenue of artists with inexpensive souvenirs; different fountains and modern monuments of the capital.

Transfer to hotel,check in. Free time. Overnight at the hotel

2 Day

Breakfast at the hotel, check out.

07:30 transfer to the railway station. Train departure at 08:30, arrival in Samarkand at 10:38.

Sightseeing tour of Samarkand:

Registan Square is one of the outstanding examples of urban architecture of Central Asia, which was established in the 17th century and consists of three madrasahs - Ulugbek (1417-1420), Sher-Dor (1619-1636) and Tillya-Kari (1647-1660). There you may "leaf through the pages" of Samarkand's thousand-year history.

Bibi-Khanym Mosque is a cathedral mosque which according to a legend was named after Amir Timur’s beloved wife. Majestic blue domes of the Bibi-Khanym Mosque are a striking sight.

The architectural complex Shahi - Zinda (11-15 century) - the burial place of royalty and nobility. Butthe main mausoleum, where the necropolis begins, is the imaginary tomb of the cousin of Prophet Muhammad - Kusam Ibn Abbas. He was called "Shahi Zinda", which means "Living King" in Persian.

Observatory of Ulugbek (15th century) - Scientific works of Ulugbek were created thanks to the unique observatory, which he erected in Samarkand. The main stationary tool was a giant quadrant located inside a cylindrical building with a diameter of 48 m (the remains of the foundation, or rather trenches from it, were found during archaeological research).

Visit to the Mausoleum of the Prophet Daniel - The Prophet Daniel is revered by three world religions. He is one of the four great Israeli prophets in Judaism, the prophet, whose book entered the Old Testament of the Christian Bible and the prophet of the Islamic tradition. Legend says that Timur moved some of the remains of Daniel, namely his hand, to Samarkand.

Mausoleum Gur-Emir - Tamerlane's tomb (14-15 century) - the place where Amir Temur, his sons and grandchildren are buried.

Transfer to hotel,check in. Free time. Overnight at the hotel

3 Day

Breakfast at the hotel, check out.

11:00 Continuation:

Visit to the Old paper mill near Samarkand.

In the Middle Ages, Samarkand was famous throughout the East for its paper, the technology of its production was borrowed from China in the 7th century. The secrets of this craft were forgotten and restored with the help of UNESCO.

Today the Samarkand paper, once famous in the past, is again made according to old recipes in a specially constructed paper workshop in the village of Konigil in the outskirts of Samarkand (10 km from the center of Samarkand en route to Bukhara).

The production mechanisms here, as in the past, are driven by a water wheel using the waters of the Siab River. Here, like many centuries ago, you can see with your own eyes the whole process of making famous Samarkand paper on ancient restored technology.

The Khujum carpet factory is one of the significant sights of Uzbekistan, which makes it possible to follow the work of skilled craftswomen creating handmade carpetsin areal time.

Then visit the Siab Bazaar - the largest bazaar in Samarkand. Free time for buying souvenirs and oriental sweets.

Visit to the Artisans Center.

The Center of Craftsmen of Samarkand is the abode of skilled craftsmen and creative personalities. It is here from morning till evening, according to the old methods, needleworkers work day and night.

16:30 transfer to the railway station. Train departure at 17:30, arrival inTashkent at 19:40.

Transfer to hotel,check in. Free time. Overnight at the hotel

4 Day

Breakfast at the hotel, check out.

At 09:30 walking tour to the Romanovs’ Residence, Opera & Ballet Theatre… Visiting the Tashkent TV Tower; The Chorsu Bazaar – some time for shopping. 

Then transfer to the international airport and flight to the nest destination

  • Accommodation in tourist class hotels throughout Uzbekistan (dbl / twin shared)
  • Meals: BB - only breakfasts
  • Mineral water 1 l per 1 day
  • Train ticket for Tashkent-Samarkand
  • Train ticket for Samarkand - Tashkent
  • Services for private cars with driver per program
  • Meet and greet service
  • Entrance fees to sites listed
  • English-speaking guide
  • International air tickets
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Visa consular fees
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any services not included in the above itinerary

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  1. a 90 % refund for cancellations made at least 15 days  in advance of the start date of the experience. (Except for the tours to Baikonur Cosmodrome, see point 5)
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5.1 a 90% refund for cancellations made after the payment is made before the permission from Roscosmos State Corporation is received.

5.2. a 80% refund in case of cancellation of the tour after receiving permission to visit the Cosmodrome  Baikonur by Roscosmos , regardless of the time.

5.3. a 0% refund for cancellations made 14 days prior to the tour start.

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