Explore the cultural and literary history of Uzbekistan with the Tashkent House Museum Tour. This tour will take you to the houses of prominent writers, painters, dancers, composers and musicians of the past century, and will let their houses tell you far more than books and images can communicate. This tour can be customized to your interests from the list of house museums below.
Visit to Tashkent City2021-01-09T01:35:43-05:00
Tashkent is a wonderful mixture of a modern metropolis and the unique colors of an eastern city. Taking a walk in Tashkent, you will see graceful European constructions of Turkestan Governorate General, monumental buildings of the Soviet era, blue domes of mosques and madrasas, and glittering facades of modern buildings. During this tour you will visit the city’s old and new parts, explore a real eastern bazaar, and take the Tashkent metro – one of the most beautiful in the world. The Tashkent City Tour is the best tour for getting to know Uzbekistan’s capital city, with all its history and interesting buildings.
Visit to Khiva City2021-01-09T01:34:22-05:00
Khiva city tour is a tour in a magical city, a maze of clay buildings and winding alleys, all surrounded by a thick fortress wall. The center of the city is a fortress, called Ichan-Kala, that has housed several thousand people in a medieval city for centuries. There are a number of outstanding buildings, including Kalta-Minor, a fat and short minaret decorated with intricate blue tiles, and Juma Mosque, whose ceiling is supported by 213 carved wooden columns with different designs. But perhaps the best reason to tour Khiva is to just experience the city as a whole. Khiva has retained its medieval feel, though there are people living inside its walls to this day. On this one-day tour, it’s easy to imagine the ways that merchants must have walked through the same streets as you yourself take this walking sightseeing tour of Khiva.
Visit to Bukhara City2021-01-09T01:31:48-05:00
The center of Bukhara is full of historical sites, from the simple to the ornate. Bukhara was built on an oasis, so that water for this desert city was provided through ponds, the last remaining of which is Lyabi-Hauz. The pond itself is surrounded by mosques and madrassas, and as you continue along the tour, you’ll see that there’s a sight around every corner. Alongside the Lyabi-Hauz Ensemble, the Chor-Minor Madrassa (with its distinctive four towers) and the Kalyan Minaret (one of the few structures in Bukhara not destroyed by the Mongols) are some of the most famous structures in Bukhara. Another important and symbolic stop is the Ark Fortress, which housed generations of royal families and is now a history museum. For those who love history, architecture, and art, the one-day Bukhara City Tour is the best tour for getting to know this welcoming city.
Visit to Samarkand City2021-01-09T01:28:58-05:00
This is the best Samarkand city tour for visiting this great city in just one day. Of all of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Uzbekistan, Samarkand is the most majestic: the squares were once filled with merchants from far and wide, and the halls of these grand buildings were walked by some of most important scholars of their time. Start with the Ulugbek Observatory, a museum dedicated to the achievements and work of scientists from generations past. Shahi-Zinda, a winding alley lined with intricately-decorated mausoleums, is the next stop, followed by Bibi-Khanum Mosque, still impressive even though it has laid in ruins for centuries. Registan Square is the crown jewel of Samarkand, a symbol of Samarkand’s history as a trade and cultural center on the Silk Road. Finish up the tour with stops at Siab Bazaar, perfect for wandering among vendors of dried fruits, colorful cloths, and freshly-baked bread, and Gur-Emir Mausoluem, the final resting place of Timur, one of the greatest rulers of Central Asia. For just one day, you’ll be back in the time of the Silk Road, walking the streets of Samarkand and seeing the monuments of this great city.