Uzbekistan’s long history is well represented in its many historical monuments and archaeological sites. From the ancient sites in Tashkent to the untouched rural traditions of the Nurata Mountains, this tour criss-crosses not only the territory of Uzbekistan itself, but also time periods and fields of study. Walk among the remains of Buddhist temples in Fergana and Termez, climb Zoroastrian fortresses near Khiva, and see the main archaeological sites of Uzbekistan’s biggest cities. The Uzbekistan Archaeological Tour is the best tour for getting to know this country, past and present.
Uzbekistan Food Tour2021-01-09T19:20:41-05:00
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.
Uzbekistan Family Tour2021-01-09T14:11:36-05:00
The Uzbekistan Family Tour combines three ancient cities – Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara – with interactive museums, amusement parks, crafts classes, and performances that are interesting for children. The Polytechnic Museum in Tashkent is a favorite for its science-based exhibits, while Samarkand hosts masterclasses in papermaking and cooking traditional pilaf. Enjoy a ceramics class and a puppet performance in Bukhara, before returning back to Tashkent. Combining visits to historical places with an active cultural program, this is the best tour for keeping busy while also fully immersing yourself and your family in the life of Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan Astronomical Tour2021-01-09T13:55:08-05:00
Take a magical journey to the stars with the Uzbekistan Astronomical Tour. Start with the Tashkent Planetarium and the Museum of Astronomy, and learn about the modern astronomical activities of Uzbekistan. Day two is a trip to Samarkand, and a dive into the history of astronomy in Central Asia. Though the tour visits many of the main sights in Samarkand (including Registan Square and Bibi Khanum Mosque), the center of the tour is Ulugbek’s Observatory, which was one of the most important observatories of the day, and made a number of important discoveries and calculations. Finish up the tour with a walk through the museum at the observatory and visit a shop that shows traditional textiles with patterns that are tied to the space and galaxies. The Astronomical Tour is the best tour to discover Uzbekistan’s long scientific heritage and visit the places and people that made it all happen.