3 day tour to Uzbekistan (Tashkent - Samarkand - Tashkent)
Arrive to Tashkent. Transfer to hotel,check in.
A. Navoi National Park – park territory, an area of 65 hectares includes an artificial lake. Beaches are located on the eastern shore of the lake. The park has many amusement rides, cafes; and a wooden ship moored to the shore
Visiting the Tashkent TV tower, where you may see a magnificent panorama of the capital of Uzbekistan in all its glory.
The Tashkent television tower is one of the tallest structures of its kind in Central Asia. In 1991, the Tashkent TV Tower joined the Federation of the Great Towers of the World and ranks 11th among more than 200 towers of the world. At the same time, it is the only structure of such kinds in Central Asia and takes the second place in h after the Ostankino TV tower (Moscow) among the CIS states.
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.
Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel, check out.
07:30 transfer to railway station. Train departure at 08:30. Arrival in Samarkand at 10:40.
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. blue domes of the Bibi-Khanym Mosque are a striking sight.
Then visit the Siab Bazaar - the largest bazaar in Samarkand.
Free time for buying souvenirs and oriental sweets.
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.
Mausoleum Gur-Emir - Tamerlane's tomb (14-15 century) - the place where Amir Temur, his sons and grandchildren are buried.
Transfer to a hotel, check in. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel, check out.
Continuation of the tour:
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.
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 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.
17:00 transfer to the Samarkand railway station. Train departure to Tashkent at 18:00, arrival at 20:10.
Then transfer to the international airport, and flight to the next destination
1 pax - 736 USD per person (private tour)
2 pax - 450 USD per person (for a group of 2 pax)
4 pax - 367 USD per person (for a group of 4 pax)
6 pax - 316 USD per person (for a group of 6 pax)
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.