from$ 522
Duration 4 days
Season Year-round

We suggest you to taste wines in local production places and enjoy this bright drink in an authentic atmosphere. Also, you will be pampered with the naivest dishes, inherent only in Uzbek Cooking

We suggest you to taste wines in local production places and enjoy this bright drink in an authentic atmosphere. Also, you will be pampered with the naivest dishes, inherent only in Uzbek Cooking

1 Day

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

12:00 – 13:30 departure to the Ugam-Chatkal National Park. Ugam-Chatkal State National Natural Park was established in 1992 on the basis of the Chatkal Biosphere Reserve, located in the spurs of the Chatkal range of the Western Tien Shan. The National Park was created to protect the juniper forests, its diverse ecosystems and the gene pool of rare and endangered species of animals and plants. Research works are constantly carried out on the territory of the reservewith the aim to study the ecology of rare and endangered species of plants, animals, especially the Tien Shan brown bear, ornithofauna. The territory of the park covers almost all vertical natural belts from flowering valleys and foothills to alpine meadows and highland glaciers. There is a variety of colors in the spring. Red glades of poppies are replaced by the blue of flowering bells. Many snowdrop, crocuses, beautiful tulips, eremurus appear above. The air is filled with the smell of flowering grasses, trees and shrubs. Fluttering butterflies, birds singing, the purest mountain air create a paradise idyll.

14:00–15:30 Lunch at the restaurant « CINARA’S » in the open air. The main dish is Uzbek shish kebabs.

15:45 – 16:30 light tracking along the Beldersay valley, climbing to the Kumbel peak on a cable-chair lift.

17:30 – 19:00 return to Tashkent. Transfer to hotel, check in. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

2 Day

Early breakfast at the hotel, check out.

07:00 transfer to the railway station. Train departure at 08:00, arrival to Samarkand at 10:08.

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. Mausoleum Gur-Emir - Tamerlane's tomb (14-15 century) - the place where Amir Temur, his sons and grandchildren are buried. The architectural complex Shahi - Zinda (11-15 century) - the burial place of royalty and nobility. But the 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.

Lunch at the national guest-house. The main dish is pilaf by the Samarkand recipe + a small cooking workshop.

Visiting the Baghizagan winery. For more than 100 years in the valley of the Zarafshan River, in the farm Bagizagan 5 generations of winemakers grow vineyards with love and professionalism. Years passed ... In 1964, a vise-spot was established at the Samarkand winery, and in 30 years, in 1994, the "Bagizagan" winery appeared again. The plantations of LLC Bagizagan successfully cultivate classic grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Cabernet, Merlot, Bayan Shirei, Rkatsiteli, Kuldzhinsky and several others. The main activity of Bagizagan LLC is the production of more than 20 kinds of wine names and alcoholic beverages, cognac and brandy. You will able to plunge into the process of winemaking and taste the best varieties of production.

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

3 Day

Breakfast at the hotel, check out.

Khujum Carpet Factory is one of the significant sights of Uzbekistan, which makes it possible to follow the work of skilled craftswomen creating handmade carpets in real time. Thenvisit to the Bazaar Siab. It is one of the largest bazaars in the Central Asia. Free time for buying some souvenirs and oriental sweets.

*local merchants will certainly treat you with goodies from their counters – these are features of the eastern trade; also, do not forgetto chaffer.

Visit to the winery named after Khovrenko. When the Russian Empire seized the territory of Central Asia, ranks of merchants and entrepreneurs poured into big cities ready to master all  he riches of this region. There was an excellent variety of grapes grown in Samarkand, which was characterized by high sugar content - 25% in comparison with the world average 16%. The Russian winemaker and businessman D.M. Filatov, who had arrived here, opened the first winery in Uzbekistan. For 15 years of his work, he brought the plant to the world level - the extracted wine "Biishty" (which translates as "paradise") received a gold medal at the International Exhibition of Wines and Cognacs in Paris, after that collectors from all over the world began to come to Samarkand for this amazing wine.

With the advent of Soviet power, Filatov was forced to leave the plant, but he managed to hide his best wines in a secret collection, which lay there for several decades until they were accidentally discovered during the reconstruction of the winery. The place of the head of the reconstructed plant was taken by the talented winemaker M.A. Khovrenko. He brought out new varieties of grapes, systematized wines and made a huge contribution to the development of winemaking in Uzbekistan. Today the Khovrenko winery continues its work and produces a variety of grape wines (dry, dessert, fortified), cognac, vodka and alcoholic beverages, wine materials, brandy alcohol.

17:00 transfer to the railway station. Train departure at 18:00, arrival to Tashkent at 20:10.

Transfer to hotel, check in. Dinner at the restaurant « Piligrim». Menu is at your discretion. Free time.

Overnight at the hotel.

4 Day

Breakfast at the hotel, check out.

12:00 transfer to the international airport. Flight to the next destination.

  • Accommodation in tourist class hotels throughout Uzbekistan
  • Medical Insurance
  • Meals: HB (breakfast at hotels, 2 lunches and 1 dinner)
  • Mineral water 0.5 l per 1 day
  • Train ticket for Tashkent-Samarkand
  • Train ticket for Samarkand-Tashkent
  • All airport transfers
  • Services for private cars with driver per program
  • Meet and greet service
  • Entrance fees to sites listed
  • English-speaking guide services
  • International air tickets
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Alcohol drinks (except wine tasting)
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any services not included in the above itinerary

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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.

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