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Ancient path

Ancient path

Ancient path, Uzbekistan tours.

The Name of tour: Ancient path 

Duration: 8 days 

Visiting landmarks: Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara

Day 1: Tashkent
This day you will have a chance to explore the amazing attractions in the capital of Uzbekistan- Tashkent. You will have a sightseeing tour. You will start the tour with exploring the main square called Independence square. You will explore that it was erected as a symbol of victory over fascism in the Second World War. Then you will stroll along the fascinating local Broadway. During the tour you will see that this street is a long walking street between the Independence Square and Amir Timur Square. Then you will direct to another fascinating attraction Tashkent is metro. You will explore that it is one of the most beautiful subways in the world. This metro was opened in 1977. After that you will discover the old part of the city. During the tour you will discover historical and architectural sites such as Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex. This day you will observe the complex is formed by several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. This day you will overlook the main exhitibit is the Othman Quran. It dates back to the 8th century and it is considered the oldest Quran copy in the world. This day you will rest the night in the hotel. 

Day 2: Tashkent – Samarkand city tour
Today you will have the morning train to Samarkand. You will see that it is situated in the valley of the river Zerafshan.  It has 2500 history and it is the second largest city and one of the oldest city of the country. The city is the same age as Rome or Babylon with long history. After that you will explore the most interesting attractions and discover prominent sites such as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Customers of the company on tour will be able to explore that the Registan Square complex is a beautiful place that includes three beautiful madrasas that were built in the 15th and 17th centuries. After that, you can enjoy exploring a popular tourist destination that will impress tourists with its grandeur and grandeur. Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy the views of the Shahi-Zinde architectural complex and see that it consists of a large collection of mausoleums of the 11th-15th century. This landmark is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then there is the beautiful Bibi - Khanum Mosque, which was built in honor of Tamerlan's beloved wife. This night you will spend in the hotel.   

Day 3: Samarkand – Urgut – Samarkand
In the morning you will travel to Urgut. This is the small village located near Samarkand. You will have a chance to discover in this village colorful national bazaar. In the second part of the day you will transfer back to Samarkand and after that you will transfer to another village, where the famous memorial complex of Al Bukhary is located. During the tour you will discover that Al Bukhary was an Islamic scholar and the author of the hadith collection Sahih al-Bukhari. This collection is considered by Sunni Muslims as one of the most correct Hadith collections. He also wrote books such as Al-Adab al-Mufrad. This night you will spend in the hotel. 

Day 4: Samarkand – Shahrisabs – Bukhara
This day you will transfer to the town of Shahrisabs, where Amir Timur was born. Upon arrival you will have a city tour where you will have a guided tour. This day you will observe the magnificent palace called Ak Saray Palace, You will discover that it was erected by the order of Amir Timur. Don’t miss a chance to discover the main portal of the Palace is decorated with an inscription: "If you want to know about our power, look at our buildings". After that you will direct to Jahongir mausoleum, dedicated to the eldest son of Amir Timur, who died in battle. You will explore that the father after his death mourned for a long time (some people says that his grief has lasted for 30 years). Then you will be offered to explore important points of the tour Dorus Siadat and Dorus Tillavat memorial complexes, where all descendants and relatives of Amir Timur were buried. Then you will transfer to to Bukhara city. Upon arrival you will be taken to the hotel.

Day 5: Bukhara city tour
This day you will have chance to explore the fascinating sites in the holy city Bukhara. This day you will explore one of the most interesting site called Citadel Ark. You will explore that it was built in the 4th century and was used as a palace for several dynasties of Bukhara Empire. Further you will discover the Samanids mausoleum that is famous for amazing architecture of 9th-10th century. After that you will explore Chashma Ayub (Job's well) and Bolo-Hauz mosque, which is also named as the mosque of forty columns. This day you will see that it was erected in memory of Bukhara ruler Abu-Fayud Khan. Then you will stroll along the shopping domes. After that you will direct to the next attraction one of the most majestic madrasahs of Bukhara called Nodir Divan Begi. This attraction is also a part of Lyabi House Ensemble. After that you will head to Poi Kalon complex that reflects the architectural mastership of Bukhara Empire. There you will have a chance to discover 3 buildings of the 12-16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. This night you will rest the night in the hotel.

Day 6: Bukhara
This day you will have a chance to explore the surrounding area of Bukhara city. This day you will explore pottery workshop in Gijduvan village. During the tour you will experience that Gijduvan ceramics school passed from generation to generation. And now it belongs to the sixth generation of potters from Narzullayevs family. The distinctive features of Gijduvan School of ceramics are geometric pattern and the decoration in blue and green colors. Further you will discover  the Varahsha village,  it is a former capital of Bukhara region, and Vabkent minaret, which was built in 1196–1198, under the reign of Ala ad-Din Tekish. Then you will transfer back to the hotel in Bukhara.

Day 7: Bukhara – Tashkent
This day you will have a chance to explore Uzbekistan where you will have a chance to explore will be dedicated to a sightseeing tour in the surrounding area of Bukhara. You will discover that this attraction is situated few kilometers from the city. It is a memorial complex of Sheikh Bakhauddin Nakshbandi. He was a famous Sufi Leader and Philosopher and one of the spiritual masters of Amir Timur. This is a holy place for Muslims. Complex includes mosques of Kushbegi and Muzafarohana, courtyard with pool, madrasah, and burial vault of Bukhara rulers and Dakhma upon the tomb of Bakhauddin Nakshbandi. After that you will continue the tour with exploring the residence of Bukhara Emirs called Sitorai Mohi Hosa complex. This day you will discover the fabulous combination of its architectural styles. You will also discover that Emir called the palace “Star - like and moon- like Palace” in memory his wife who died young “Star - like and moon- like Palace”. This tour you will complete with travelling return to Bukhara and then you will have an evening flight to Tashkent. This night you will spend in the hotel.

Day 8: Tashkent – Flight
In the morning, the transfer will take you to the airport.

Transport:
02 pax - Sedan
04-08 pax - Minivan (Grand Starex, Istana)
10 pax - Midibus (Mitsubishi Rosa, Sprinter)

Price per person:
02 pax – 690 $
04 pax – 535 $
06 pax – 495 $
08 pax – 470 $
10 pax – 435 $
Single – 100 $

Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 55 $ 

*Half board – 60 $
*Full board – 105 $

*Entrance fees – 55 $ available with escort guide only   

English speaking guide – local 260 $ or escort 430 $ per group 

Flight Bukhara –Tashkent – from 60 $ per person

 

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
      Tashkent – “Tourist Inn” Hotel 3*
      Samarkand – “Ideal” Hotel 3*
      Bukhara – “Old City” Hotel 3*
- Mineral water during the tour
- Train tickets Tashkent-Samarkand                                 

Service does not include:
- Visa
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Bukhara-Tashkent flight
- Entrances to all museums

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