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Rail trip to Uzbekistan Wonders (Tashkent, Samarkhand, Bukhara)

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Duration

7 Days

Tour Type

Tailor-made

Group Size

1 - 6 people

Languages

English

About this tour

Uzbekistan, an ancient land full of mosques, minarets, domes, madrasas, and incredible Islamic artworks, is a great place to discover the amazing culture of Central Asia. This beautiful place gets its incredibly rich and amazing culture and history thanks to its strategic location on the Silk Road. 

During this tour, you will discover the wonderful history of Uzbekistan and learn about their culture and traditions, while enjoying Uzbek food, folk music, and visiting ancient historic sites and religious monuments.

Free Cancellation :

You can easily cancel this tour based on the policies mentioned in the following sections down below. 

Tailor-Made Plan :

You can fully customize your plan and change its duration, route, and included services, all tailored to your needs.

Need a piece of professional advice?

Contact Banafsheh, our Uzbekistan travel consultant, for planning your ideal trip.

Highlights

Itinerary

Day  1: Tashkent

Upon arrival at Tashkent international airport, you will meet your guide and have a private transfer to the hotel. After taking some rest, it's time to begin the sightseeing! 


Accommodation: Tourist Inn 3*

Day 2:  Tashkent to Samarkhand

Today you will visit Independence Square after having breakfast at the hotel. Independence Square is the main square of Uzbekistan and a symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. Then, you will have a chance to walk along the local Broadway, a walking street between Independence Square and Amir Timur Square. Furthermore, you can take a ride on the famous Tashkent metro, one of the most beautiful subways in the world which its first line was opened in 1977. Then, you will visit the historical part of the city, the Kukaldash Madrasah, and the Hast Imam complex, which consists of several madrasahs, mosques, and mausoleums. The highlight of its exhibits is the Othman Quran, the world’s oldest Quran copy, dating back to the 8th century. This Quran belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the third Caliph (of the four righteous Caliphs who succeeded prophet Muhammad).

Later in the afternoon, you'll move to Samarkand by bullet train, check in to your hotel, and have some rest.

Accommodation: Ideal Hotel 3*

Day 3: Samarkand to Bukhara

Samarkand, translating to "Stone Fort" and located in the valley of Zarafshan river is, the second largest city in Uzbekistan and has once been the capital during Timur's empire. Today you will visit some of its most outstanding sites, including  Registan Square, Shakhi-Zindeh, the Mausoleum of Guri Emir, and the national bazaar. Registan Square which dates back to 15th and 17th cneturies, is one of the main highlights of Samarkand and it is where the artisans and farmers used to sell their products and also poeple used to gather there for importan announcements. The architectural complex of Shakhi-Zinda ,meaning the "living King" , gets its name from the cousin of the Prophet Muhammad and the legend which says that after his injury on the walls of Samarkand, he has escaped to the underground, and is still living there to this day. After visiting these places, you can walk along the local Broadway and visit its souvenir shops and teahouses. You can also visit the Siab bazaar, in which you can find amazing traditional Uzbek goods and traditional sweets. Then, you'll take the evening train to Bukhara. 

Accommodation: Porso 3*

Day 4: Bukhara

Today you will have a full-day tour of the fascinating city of Bukhara. First, you will visit the Citadel Ark, most ancient citadel in Bukharadating back to the 4th century. This fortress once served as a palace for several dynasties of the Bukhara Empire. After that, you'll visit the Samanids' mausoleum, an real masterpiece of architectural masterpiece from the 9th–10th centuries. Then the tour continues to Chashma Ayub and Bolo-Hauz mosque, also known as "the mosque of forty columns" in which the Emir of Bukhara used to perform prayers himself. Then you'll have a chance to walk along the shopping domes and visit Nadir Divan Begi madrasah, which was first built as a caravanserai and later was reconstructed and declared as a madrasah, and is one of the main highlights of Bukhara. Finally you'll finish the tour with a visit to the Poi Kalon complex, a very unique example of Bukhara's architectural art, consisting of three structures built in the 12th–16th centuries: the Kalon minaret, the Kalon mosque, and the Mir Arab Madrasah.

Accommodation: Porso Hotel 3*

Day 5: Bukhara – Tashkent – Chimgan Mountains

Today, you will have a sightseeing tour of surrounding area of Bukhara's surrounding areas. First, you will visit the Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex, located a few kilometers away from Bukhara. This complex is actually a memorial for a famous Sufi leader and philosopher and a pilgrimage place for Muslims from all around the globe. This complex consists of Kushbegi and Muzafarohana mosques, a courtyard with a pool, a madrasah, and the burial vaults of Bukhara rulers and Dakhma. After the excursions, you will have a transfer to Bukhara railway station and depart for Tashkent. After arriving in Tashkent, you'll drive to Chimgan mountains (100 km).

Accommodation: Archazor Hotel  3*

Day 6: Chimgan Mountains – Tashkent

After having breakfast with the view of the mountains and relaxing for a bit, you will head to  Beldersay peak and have some free time there to walk around and enjoy the picturesque surroundings. On your way back, stop over at Charwak lakeside, an artificial lake and a popular resort in the Tashkent region also known as the pearl of the Uzbek Tien Shan mountains. Enjoy some free time at the beautiful lake of Charwak with its numerous venues, resorts, and hotels, then have a transfer back to Tashkent.

Accommodation: Tourist Inn 3*

Day 7: Tashkent

Have breakfast and enjoy some free quality time in the morning. Check out from your hotel at 12:00 and shop time at Tashkent Malls and national bazaar. Then you'll have an evening transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation in a Double/Twin rooms
  • Services of Professional English-speaking tour
  • guide
  • All Sightseeing entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transfers by car/minivan/AC Luxury Coach
  • Train tickets
  • Per night tourist fee tax
  • Charges in hotels for additional services
  • Meals
  • Tip to driver-guide
  • International air tickets

Payment & Cancellation Policy

  • Booking Date: 30% deposit on the booking date
  • The rest can be paid two weeks prior to the start
  • In case of booking the tour 14 days prior to the start, the entire tour fee should be paid.
  • Free cancelation up to two weeks before the arrival date.
  • 30% penalty for 14 to 5 days before the start date.
  • The tour will be non-refundable after five days before the start date.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 1 Pax 1 1 0
2 2 Pax 2 2 50%
3 3 Pax 3 3 47.25940089%
4 4 Pax 4 4 50.04780115%
5 5 Pax 5 5 48.37476099%
6 6 Pax 6 6 50.04780115%

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yuliana smickovich

11/07/2022

We've explored the most of Uzbekistan by this tour

If you have time limitations and want to explore the majority of Uzbekistan, meanwhile, I recommend you this 7 days tour. It'll take you to the most highlighted locations of Uzbekistan and it's itinerary is well-designed in a way that you won't face any problems during the tour.

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