4 days tour to Uzbekistan with a visit to Samarkand and Bukhara
The 4-days Uzbekistan tour will give you the opportunity to visit the historical cities of Samarkand and Bukhara - cities that attract tourists from all over the world, incredible travels enthusiasts. On the tour you will dive into the stories and legends that professional guides will tell you. Visit and admire the beauty of such places as the “Registan Square”, the “Gur-Emir” and “Khoja Daniyar” mausoleums (the prophet Daniel), and the “Ulugbek” observatory in Samarkand. “Samanid” and “Chashma Ayub” (Spring of Job) mausoleums, “Poi-Kalon” ensemble, “Abd Al-Aziz Khan” madrassas, “Magoki-Attari” mosque, “Lyabi House” ensemble, “Sitora-i “Mokhi Khosa” (Star, like the Moon) - the country residence of the last emir of Bukhara and the necropolis “Chor-Bakr” in Bukhara. Tour Uzbekistan for 4 days will bring you real pleasure, besides natural beauty, purity and service, you can enjoy oriental sweets and fruits. True delight will give you the taste of the national food - "plov". You are surprised to learn that Samarkand and Bukhara have their own recipes. Locals will be happy to see you on their quiet streets. Their friendliness and hospitality will remain in your memory for a long time.
Tour program in Uzbekistan for 4 days with a visit to Samarkand and Bukhara
Day One Tashkent - Samarkand (Dinner)
07:30 - departure from Tashkent railway station to Samarkand by train "Afrosiab".
09:40 - arrive in Samarkand, meet a guide and transfer to the hotel.
After a short rest you will go on a tour of Samarkand accompanied by an experienced guide. The tour program includes a visit to the “Registan” square, which is located in the center of Samarkand. It is formed by three amazing madrasahs (Muslim educational institutions): “Tilya-Kori” madrasah, “Ulugbek” madrasahs and “Sher-dor” madrasahs. When you admire sufficiently these beautiful buildings, you will be already awaited by the “Gur-Emir” mausoleum - the tombs of Tamerlane himself and the Timurid dynasty. In addition, you are expected to visit the mosque "Bibi Khanym" - a place with an amazing and beautiful legends, the tomb of "Shahi Zinda", the observatory of "Ulugbek" - one of the most important observatories of the Middle Ages and the mausoleum of the “Khoja Daniyar” (the prophet Daniel) esteemed by Muslims, Jews and Christians.
The rest of the time, you will be able to stroll along the true oriental marketplace (bazaar). On "Siyab" bazaar, you can find any product and bargain on price from any seller.
After such a busy day you are invited to the restaurant "Tumor" to recover energy, where you will be served the most tender baked lamb meat with greens and vegetables.
Day Two Samarkand - Bukhara (Breakfast and dinner)
You won't have to get up so early, so the morning meal will be at usual time.
08:45 - go to the railway station again.
09:45 - you leave for Bukhara on the comfortable "Afrosiab" train.
11:17 - arrive in Bukhara, meet with the guide and transfer to hotel for accommodation.
After you refresh in a comfortable hotel room you will go on a tour of the suburbs of Bukhara to visit the sights. In the program: a visit to the “Sitorai Mokhi Khos” palace, the “Bahauddin Muhammad b. Burhanuddin Muhammad al-Bukhari” tomb and the “Chor-Bakr” necropolis awaits you.
In the evening, you will have dinner at the private house “Laziz House”, and you will also take part in a master class on cooking "assortment of dolma" dishes.
Day Three Bukhara (Breakfast and dinner)
In the morning, you will enjoy a light and warm breakfast in the comfortable hotel restaurant.
Having replenished your strength, you will continue the tour of Bukhara. During the informative tour with the guide, you will consider the fortress walls and gates of Bukhara, the “Samanids” mausoleum, the “Chashma Ayub” mausoleum, where the St. Job sacred spring is concentrated, the fortress “Ark” and “Zindan” - which is an ancient prison, the “Bolo House” complex and the complex “Khoja-Zaynutdin”. “Kosh- Madrasahs”, which consists of two madrasahs “Abdulla-Khan” and “Modar-i-Khan”, will certainly help to recreate a complete picture of impressions. The huge ensemble “Poi-Kalon”, which brought together the minaret “Kalyan”, which means - the Great, the mosque “Kalyan” and the madrasahs "Miri-Arab". By the way, it is considered to be a functioning madrasah, one of the most revered spiritual Islamic educational institutions in the post-Soviet space. It is also complemented by the “Toki Zargaron” (dome of jewelers), the “Toki Telpak Furushon”, (dome of fur headwear sellers), and the “Toki Saraffon” (dome of moneychangers). “Ulugbek” madrasah and “Abd Al-Aziz Khan” madrassah together with the “Khoja-Gaukushan” ensemble, and the “Magoki-Attari” mosque will be thoroughly remembered for its special architecture. “Lyabi Hauz” (riverside) is one of the most popular ensembles and, concurrently, the legendary recreation places of local residents of Bukhara and visiting tourists. You will be offered to meditate near the madrasahs “Kukeldash”, “Khanaka” and madrasahs “Nadir-Divan-Begi”, where the inhabitants live and learn their inner self. The synagogue of Bukhara enchants with its tranquility, pacification, plunging you into nirvana.
Dinner at the restaurant "Minzifa" will be the most chocolate piece of the day.
Day Four Bukhara - Tashkent (Breakfast)
Breakfast at the hotel, then free time in Bukhara..
14:52 – transfer to the railway station.
15:52 - leave for Tashkent by train "Afrosiab".
19:40 - arrive at Tashkent railway station and finish the tour at the railway station.
Tour price includes
- accommodation in a standard double/twin room;
- maels according to program (breakfast and dinner);
- train tickets Tashkent - Samarkand, Samarkand - Bukhara and Bukhara - Tashkent, econom class;
- all excursions according to the program, with a local guides (if necessary the guide is provided in English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Russian);
- cost of entrance tickets, according to the program;
- for excursions and transfers, air-conditioned transport are provided;
- one bottle of mineral water (1.5 liters) per person per day of the tour;
- photo & video costs during the city tour program;
- visa support to Uzbekistan (if necessary).
Tour price excludes
- early check-in and late check-out from the hotels;
- travel insurance;
- excess baggage, which is more than 20 kg;
- expenses for personal needs;
- cost for a visa to Uzbekistan.