Itinerary: Tashkent-Bukhara-Guijdouan-Samarcande- Tachkent. Duration: 8 days / 7 nights.
Transportation: air-conditioned transportation
Accommodation: 3 * and 4 * hotels
Date: March to November
Best period: April, May, June, September, October
It takes one extra day for flying over France International / Uzbekistan.
Meals: B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner
Description: Cities in blue and other colours of the desert arisen, sung by Omar Khayyam, madrasas symphony turquoise ceramics and azure splendour of these architectures. Today twenty years after the end of the Soviet glaciation, Uzbekistan undertakes a homecoming, protects its architectural treasures and rehabilitates them with passion and respect. At nightfall, the moon illuminates the tops of minarets, domes of mosques and madrasas of monumental gates in city stages of the Silk Road. Bukhara, the beauty of the spirit and Samarkand the pearl of Transoxiana that immerse one in an atmosphere of the "Thousand and One Nights.
You will like:
- Most of the Silk Road in 9 days
- Bukhara and Samarkand mythical stages of the Silk Road
- The accommodation comfort and charm on each step Detailed
Day 1: Tashkent In the morning - Full day city tour of Tashkent. The old town and Victory Park, Independence Square Kukeldash Madrasa, the picturesque market Tchorsu ... Visit the Applied Arts Museum with rich collections of Russian art, icons, ceramics and royal costumes. The afternoon continued with visits Abdul Kasim madrassah currently occupied by artisans, Amir Temur's place (Tamerlane), where local artists are presented and metro Tashkent. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 2: Tashkent, Bukhara (train) (BLD) Morning transfer to the train station and the train "Sharq" to Bukhara at 08:30. Along the way you will discover a landscape is quite varied which passes through the cotton fields, wheat, part of the Asian central steppe but also bridges the Syrdarya River (the largest in the country), and that of the Zarafshan River You will also discover the mountains of Zarafshan Djizakh in the region. Arriving in Bukhara in the early afternoon and transfer to hotel. First discovery of old Bukhara, all Liab-i-Hauz, madrasas. Dinner in city, overnight at hotel in Bukhara.
Day 3: Bukhara (BLD) Day dedicated to the exploration of the great Bukhara. Morning tour of the citadel Ark, ancient fortified residence of the khans of the region. Discover the Bolo-Hauz mosque, Ismail Samani Mausoleum, the tomb of Chashma Ayyub ... Lunch during the visit. In the afternoon, discovery of all Po-i-Kalyan and its beautiful mosques and madrasas Djuma Mir Arab (exterior view), the Magok-i-Attari mosque, shopping domes of the city ... Dinner in the one of the madrasas of the town with classical music concert. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Bukhara (BLD) Visit the summer palace of the last Emir of Bukhara: Sitorai Mohi Hossa, set of pavilions around a romantic harem. Then discover the old Bukhara Jewish neighbourhoods and stroll the streets of the old city. Lunch in town during the visit. Accommodation at the hotel.
Day 5: Bukhara - GUIJDOUVAN - SAMARCANDE (280 km, approx. 4hrs) (BLD) Departure by drive to Samarkand. Along the way, stop at Guijdouvan, visit a family workshop of ceramics Alisher Narzullaev brothers Abdullah and attend the manufacture of pottery. You also have the opportunity to exercise your ptier talent and keep your work in memory. Continuation of the road and stop at the ruins of an ancient caravanserai raboti Malik whose facade has been rectified and the old water tank Sardoba. Arrival in Samarkand in the early afternoon and explore the city. Accommodation at the hotel.
Day 6: Samarkand (BD) Morning tour of the observatory Ouloughbek, grand-son of Tamerlane and famous astronomer. Discover the necropolis of Shakh-i-Zinda, Timurid art jewel of the twenty monumental mausoleums, and the Afrosiab museum on the site of ancient Samarkand was destroyed by Genghis Khan. Continued visits with Bibi Khanum Mosque ... walk in the picturesque bazaar of the city, famous for its spices, dried fruits and its unique atmosphere. Dinner at an Uzbek family and return to the hotel.
Day 7: Samarkand - Tashkent (320 km - 4hrs approx.) (BLD) Continuing the tour in Samarkand: Registan Square and the monumental madrassas, Gur Emir mausoleum. The Registan was the most imposing complex of Central Asia. It was the centre of the capital of Tamerlane, where six arteries met under the dome of a bazaar By late afternoon, depart by road to Tashkent. Arrival in Tashkent, dinner in city.
Day 8: TASHKENT (B--) Transfer to the airport. Customs formalities and recording the flight to home depending on the flight
OUR PRICE INCLUDES:
- Accommodation in hotels 3/4 * in double room
- The full board meals mentioned in the program (breakfast on arrival day to lunch on departure day)
- Mineral water and tea with every meal
- Folk dance in Bukhara
- Excursions, visits planned in the program
- Local guides during the tour at each stage in Uzbekistan
- Transport by size of group's arrival to departure
- The airport-hotel transfers - airport / train station
- The night train ticket Bukhara - Tashkent (bunk room 4 people per room)
OUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- International flights France / France
- The single supplement
- Visa fees and possible letter of invitation
- Personal expenses
- Photos licensed to monuments
- Chodlik Palace or Uzbekistan 4 **** (or similar depending on availability) in Tashkent
- Oumar Khayom or Lyabi Khvouz 3 *** (or similar depending on availability) in Bukhara
- Klassik or Malika Malika Prime 3 *** (or similar depending on availability) in Samarkand
Meals are in traditional restaurants with national dishes.